TV Guide Once Acknowledged the Existence of "Jeopardy!"

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TV Guide Once Acknowledged the Existence of "Jeopardy!"

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From the November 7, 1987 issue:

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trainman wrote:From the November 7, 1987 issue:

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The TV GUIDE...and Jeopardy!...I grew up with..although I'd forgotten about this article. I miss those long-gone trademarks of the magazine...such as the smaller format, local listings, complete sentences written for people with an IQ greater than 20, and that little 'END' sign.
Just out of curiousity, who was on the cover?

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Jeopardy! Was much better back then too. Tougher questions, sharper contestants & generally better games.

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On the cover, Jacqueline Bisset & Armand Assante in "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story"

(In the upper right hand corner, the blurb "Meet Those Amazing 'Jeopardy!' Champions")

Now, to go back to lurking again.... :D

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Btw a quick search shows that Jacqueline Bisset was on the cover.

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I don't understand the thread title. Was there a period where TV Guide failed to acknowledge the show's existence? Or is this some joke that I am missing?

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That picture must have been taken just after the 1986 semifinalists were announced. [edit: of course, it pretty much says so in the caption. In my defense, the right side of full-sized images is cut off when I browse this board on my phone. Speaking of the caption, it has a misspelling of Paul Rouffa's name.] Also, I think it's kind of cruel that they asked Guy Tonti the FJ clue that helped eliminate him, but of course he'll get it right after the fact!
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Games Magazine had an article on J! in the January 1987 issue. It was written by Steven Dorfman and focused on the writers of the day, as per Ken Jennings' blog in April 2008. TV Guide did a review of J! in Spring 1988.

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And, in the May 1, 1989, issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, this feature story by Franz Lidz..

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/ ... /index.htm
which apparently drew a mixed reaction. Quite a few sports fans enjoyed reading about one of their favorite shows, others felt the article was more appropriate for magazines like..TV GUIDE.
(Check out the clue on pages 6 and 7...sound familiar?)

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Johnblue wrote:Jeopardy! Was much better back then too. Tougher questions, sharper contestants & generally better games.
legendneverdies wrote:Games Magazine had an article on J! in the January 1987 issue. It was written by Steven Dorfman and focused on the writers of the day, as per Ken Jennings' blog in April 2008. TV Guide did a review of J! in Spring 1988.
The above observations are not unrelated. Scarcely a day goes by that I don't lament Dorfman's death; just as his writing skills presumably inspired the rest of the writing to do its best work, so did a more challenging show likely winnow out those applicants who would prove to be less able contestants.

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Sage on the Hudson wrote:
Johnblue wrote:Jeopardy! Was much better back then too. Tougher questions, sharper contestants & generally better games.
legendneverdies wrote:Games Magazine had an article on J! in the January 1987 issue. It was written by Steven Dorfman and focused on the writers of the day, as per Ken Jennings' blog in April 2008. TV Guide did a review of J! in Spring 1988.
The above observations are not unrelated. Scarcely a day goes by that I don't lament Dorfman's death; just as his writing skills presumably inspired the rest of the writing to do its best work, so did a more challenging show likely winnow out those applicants who would prove to be less able contestants.
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I remember the Clarabell the Clown FJ. I remember getting it correct because I had seen a clip of that scene on an NBC Retrospective special only a short time before. I was 11.

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nserven wrote:I remember the Clarabell the Clown FJ. I remember getting it correct because I had seen a clip of that scene on an NBC Retrospective special only a short time before. I was 11.
Goodbye, Kids, as said by Clarabell, was the quote on the box of the Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomer edition.

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Onairb wrote:I miss those long-gone trademarks of the magazine...such as the smaller format, local listings, complete sentences written for people with an IQ greater than 20, and that little 'END' sign.
The most surprising thing about this article -- this is not something that was ever typical of TV Guide -- is that it included a 2-page spread with no pictures whatsoever.

Yes, my subject line was alluding to the current state of TV Guide, since I'd be very surprised if they've run articles about the show recently -- and I don't think it even makes it into what's left of their program listings, given that it's a "local" show.

At any rate, here's the cover of this issue:

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(I'm in the process of scanning the covers of a big pile of '80s issues I acquired a couple months ago; I ran across the article and scanned it for the board.)

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trainman wrote:Image
Boy, those Jeopardy champs sure dress fancy!

Oh, wait...

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When I first glanced at that cover, I thought it was Rowan Atkinson.

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So THAT'S what Armand Assante looks like...

(I've remembered his name for years ever since I saw "The Santa Clause" and Tim Allen briefly mentioned him, but that's all I've known of him until now. :D)

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barandall800 wrote:So THAT'S what Armand Assante looks like...

(I've remembered his name for years ever since I saw "The Santa Clause" and Tim Allen briefly mentioned him, but that's all I've known of him until now. :D)
I've always remembered him as Odysseus in the 1997 NBC mini-series version of The Oydssey, back in the days of the big sweeps month mini-series.

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jeff6286 wrote:
barandall800 wrote:So THAT'S what Armand Assante looks like...

(I've remembered his name for years ever since I saw "The Santa Clause" and Tim Allen briefly mentioned him, but that's all I've known of him until now. :D)
I've always remembered him as Odysseus in the 1997 NBC mini-series version of The Oydssey, back in the days of the big sweeps month mini-series.
I totally remember when they used to do those! Not that particular one, though. (And funnily enough, thinking right now, I remember seeing info about them in, you guessed it, TV Guide. Well, the insert they used to have in the newspaper, anyway.)

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Assante was in movies too: He played the nasty French lover of Private Benjamin and he did one of those Stallone monstrosities.

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