Yes I said it: The game show “JEOPARDY” is a fraud. How is that? How can that be?
Since its inception and debut on March 30, 1964, NBC and JEOPARDY creator Merv Griffin and MERV GRIFFIN PRODUCTIONS has presented, advertised and celebrated their game show as A GAME OF INTELLIGENCE AND KNOWLEDGE – a game where only the most well-versed, most knowledgable and most intelligent contestants win.
The truth is the game show JEOPARDY is not a game where only the most well-versed, most knowledgable and most intelligent contestants win; but instead the contestant with the best short term memory wins. All these decades NBC has consistently presented JEOPARDY as a game show where only the smartest, most intelligent persons win, yet NBC and Merv Griffin knew the truth: the Truth is JEOPARDY contestants are GIVEN THE ANSWERS IN ADVANCE MINUTES BEFORE TAPING THE SHOW. Yes, you heard me right: NBC provides each and every JEOPARDY contestant the correct answers to each JEOPARDY QUESTION in multiple choice form moments before taking their podiums for the taping of the show.
The truth is JEOPARDY is a SHORT TERM MEMORY TEST. JEOPARDY is a game show where the contestant with the best short term memory wins.
NBC can argue the point that even though NBC provides the correct answer to each JEOPARDY QUESTION in advance in multiple choice form, the contestant must use their intelligence to select the correct answer from a mulitple choice list containg the correct answer.
Such an argument fails miserably when NBC and Merv Griffin Productions have consistently presented JEOPARDY as a game of intelligence and promoted JEOPARDY contestants as ONLY the smartest, most intelligent contestants win JEOPARDY.
NBC and Merv Griffin Productions NEVER TOLD JEOPARDY’s viewing audience that the correct answers were provided to the contestants moments before the show.
I contend that NBC made a profit-driven calculation NOT TO TELL THEIR VIEWING AUDIENCE that JEOPARDY contestants were provided the correct answers moments before taping the show because such a revelation would diminish the credibility and marketability of the show.
I recommend a new improved JEOPARDY type show where the contestants are NOT given the questions and answers in advance, but given NO QUESTIONS OR ANSWERS IN ADVANCE OF TAPING THE SHOW.
I recommend utilizing AI to produce questions and answers which are more closely aligned with the intelligence and knowledge level of the average American – OR, there could be more than one level of difficulty; JEOPARDY AI….and JEOPARDY AI+, for people interested in more difficult questions and answers.
NBC would have to spend more money on a multi-faceted range of experts to judge whether or not a contestant’s answer was “correct” or not.
Clearly NBC and Merv Griffin Productions made a profit-driven calculation NOT TO INFORM JEOPARDY VIEWERS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER REGARDING JEOPARDY and JEOPARDY CONTESTANTS.