Happy Birthday Trebek

22 Jul

A big happy 70th birthday to Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, “You think you’re pretty smart, don’t you? What with your Diego mustache and your greasy hair!

Now, putting aside Celebrity Jeopardy skits on SNL, Jeopardy is one of the most watched television game shows and day after day its unique brand of corny humor combined with its contestants, the pedantic intelligentsia of our nation, and its either obsessed viewing public or those Jeopardy novices who like watching just in case a music category is included – that would be me – has made the show a huge success and Alex Trebek a household name, like Bob Barker.

B...B is for Barker

So, in honor of Jeopardy and Trebek, I thought we could answer a question that most people have about Jeopardy but never ask. Where does that catchy theme music come from?

Imagine this? The theme song that has become the anthem of thought, was composed to be a lullaby. Entitled, “A Time for Tony,” Merv Griffin, the show’s creator, wrote the piece for his son, Tony. It blossomed as the “Think” music that is as synonymous with the show as contestants having trouble with their buzzers. Best yet, Griffin estimates that the song has grossed $70-80 million in royalties. Think about that!

Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXGhvoekY44

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