‘Jeopardy!’ ‘Jeopardy!’ Inducts its First Class Of Hall Of Famers, Find Out Who Made It! 

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Jeopardy! has been one of the most popular game shows in America for decades, so it’s no surprise they just announced their own Hall of Fame. Recently, the game show announced their first class of Hall of Famers. This includes some of the most prominent names in American television. Jeopardy! history. 

‘Jeopardy!’Hall Of Fame Launched

Plans for the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame were announced on the game show’s podcast, Inside Jeopardy!. Executive Producer Mike Davies shared, “Ahead of the Tournament of Champions, we will be hosting a special ceremony here on the Sony lot. For the first time in Jeopardy!‘s 58-year history, we will announce the inaugural Hall of Fame class, the inductees for 2022.”

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Sarah Foss, producer and podcast host, added five more Jeopardy! Every year, new legends are added. “In future years, we will induct great champions of the show,”She spoke. “This year, we wanted to focus on the pioneers of the program, those people who’ve contributed to the legacy of the show.”

This Year’s Inductees Are Legends

Who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year? Merv Griffin Jeopardy!’s The creator and composer of the famous “Think Music”The theme, along with his ex-wife Julann Wright will be inducted. Foss claims Wright “is credited with coming up with the idea for Jeopardy!, which was originally called ‘What’s the Question?’”

Alex Trebek, who hosted the game show from 1984 until his death in 2020, is also being inducted, as well as Harry Friedman, who served as the show’s executive producer for 25 years until 2020. Rounding out the group is Johnny Gilbert, who has been the show’s announcer since 1984. 

Although all the inductees are predictable, some fans feel that one big name was left out: Art Fleming. Jeopardy!’s first host. Davies addressed Fleming’s exclusion from the list, saying, “I would love to get in communication with those around him, those close to him and talk about how we might honor him at some point in the future.”

Jean Trebek Says Alex ‘Felt Great, Immense Gratitude’

The Hall of Fame ceremony took places in September. Griffin and Wright’s son accepted their awards on their behalf, saying, “My dad would be proud.” Trebek’s wife, Jean, accepted his award and gave a touching speech. 

“Alex felt great, immense gratitude for being able to host this esteemed show that we all know and enjoy called Jeopardy!,”She shared. “He loved it all and he couldn’t be more proud to be part of this team.” Jeopardy! fans enjoyed seeing some of the show’s biggest names be honored in this way and are looking forward to many more Hall of Fame ceremonies in the future. Only question now is: Who will be in the Hall of Fame next year?

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