Final Jeopardy: Inaugural Addresses

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  1. aaaa says:

    Johnny Gilbert is the announcer of Jeopardy, not Johnny Olson who died 31 years ago this week. Don Pardo was the Art Fleming era announcer. Johnny Olson is known for announcing mostly Goodson-Todman game shows from the 50s-80s, the last 13 years of his life on Price is Right, and was on radio before that. 37/58

    • Alfred Robert Hogan says:

      Oy veh, please excuse my embarrassing brain glitch. I had just been watching some CBS TV What’s My Line? episodes with space-related contestants in NYC for my doc dis research re radio and TV space and astronomy coverage from 1923 to the present. Hal Simms and Johnny Olson were announcers for that program. BTW, I am working in a few Jeopardy! references, too. My apologies as well to the amazing Johnny Gilbert!

  2. Alfred Robert Hogan says:

    Missed the early seconds of program. Alex Trebek referred to Johnny Olson making an introduction harkening to the 1964 debut of the NBC-TV version of Jeopardy! Does anyone recall what Mr. Olson said, at least approximately, please?

    • VJ says:

      @Alfred, Today when he introduced the contestants, Johnny Gilbert said “Let’s meet today’s contestants.” He usually says “Here are today’s contestants” so I guess that was it.

      I have 10 more clues from this match up now including the Carrie-Oke category and the clue about the sleeping cows. That made me laugh because when I was a kid, we would travel by car through upstate New York to Vermont a lot and I remember asking my father if cows ever lay down when they sleep. They were always standing up whenever I saw them.

  3. jacob ska says:

    The carousel continues.

    Congrats champ.