Jeopardy! is an American quiz show featuring trivia in topics such as history, literature, the arts, pop culture, and science. Unlike other game shows, Jeopardy! has a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of a question.
- Johnny Gilbert: This... is... Jeopardy!
- Opening narration since 1984.
- Alex Trebek: Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of all of us, welcome to America's favorite answer-and-question game, Jeopardy! You know how we play it. We provide the categories and the answers, and it's then up to our contestants to give us the right questions. Players, as you know, anytime you recognize an answer, you're free to ring in. However, I do want to to caution you about the Jeopardy! If you are wrong, the value of the answer will be deducted from your score. But, to help you add to your winnings, we have hidden somewhere on the board, a "Daily Double". If you're lucky enough to uncover that, then you have a chance to double any or all of your winnings up to that point in the round. And it's very important that you try to win as much money as possible, because only the player with the most cash at the end of the day will wind up keeping his or her winnings. All right, we will play the game until you hear this sound... [beep] That will signify that that particular round is over. If you're all set to begin, pick up your signaling buttons, but do not ring in until the answer is fully exposed. If you're ready, then let us play Jeopardy!.
- from the series premiere on September 10, 1984
- Alex: That does it for the first round. We have David with a 400-point lead over Stephen. Lynn at $-100. You can all relax for a few minutes.
- Lynn: Why am I minus? Tell me, give me a good reason! I've been answering. I've been beeping. These beastly people next to me are not helping. They don't say, After you, Lynn, like real gentlemen. What's the matter?
- Alex: Does the word... stupid mean anything?
- Lynn: See me to my car.
- Alex: Yes I will, stand over here, you're gonna have a lot of fun in the second round.
- 1995 Celebrity Jeopardy! J-Archive
- Ken: "Tool Time" for 200.
- Alex: This term for a long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker.
- [Ken rings in]
- Alex: Ken.
- Ken: What's a hoe?
- Alex: No.
- [the audience laughs in reaction]
- Alex: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa. They teach you that in school in Utah, huh?
- [Al rings in]
- Alex: Al.
- Al: What's a rake?
- Alex: A rake is right. 
- [Final Jeopardy! in the first game of the IBM Challenge; the category is "U.S. Cities", and the answer is "Its largest airport is named for a World War II hero; its second-largest for a World War II battle".]
- Alex: We come to you, Ken. You had $2,400 for this final going in, and you wrote down "What is Chicago?" That is correct, and you wagered... $2,400, that doubles your score to $4,800. Down to Brad, now, and he had $5,400. I have to feel that he came up with the correct response. Did he? [Brad's answer is also revealed to be "What is Chicago?"] Yes, and the wager? Throwing in almost everything you can, $5,000 takes you up to $10,400. Now to our leader, Watson. Going into the final with $36,681, and the response was...
- [Watson reveals its response to be "What is Toronto?????", leading to audible gasps from the IBM engineers in the audience]
- Alex: What is... Toronto? With a lot of question marks, which means of course that Watson had many, many doubts. And the wager, how much are you going to lose? [Watson's wager is revealed to be $947] Oh, you sneak!