The BEST Episodes of Jeopardy!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2019

The show first aired in March 1964 and lasted nearly 11 years on NBC daytime. The show resurfaced in a modified format in 1978, and then came back in syndication in 1984, where it continues to enjoy long-term success. This simple reverse-quiz formula resulted in one of the most successful game shows in TV history. Answer: “Legend has it that game show host and TV personality Merv Griffin created this reverse quiz show after complaining about the poor quality of game shows since the Quiz Show Scandals; his then-wife suggested giving the players the answers and having them come up with the questions.” Question: “What's the story behind the birth of Jeopardy!?”

Ari Stern, Reggie LaFond, Pam Jones-Pigott

#1 - Ari Stern, Reggie LaFond, Pam Jones-Pigott

Season 2010 - Episode 182

Pam Jones-Pigott, a farmers' market coordinator from Pflugerville, Texas; Reggie LaFond, a business analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Ari Stern, a mathematician from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,201).

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1 votes
Kathy Wright, Stu Weaver, David Menchaca

#2 - Kathy Wright, Stu Weaver, David Menchaca

Season 2012 - Episode 119

David Menchaca, a law student originally from Long Beach, California; Stu Weaver, a singer/songwriter from St. Augustine, Florida; Kathy Wright, a bookseller from Seattle, Washington (whose 2-day cash winnings total $59,198).

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1 votes
Margaret Swanson, Bridget Gallagher, Ayana Matthews

#3 - Margaret Swanson, Bridget Gallagher, Ayana Matthews

Season 2012 - Episode 125

Ayana Matthews, a geriatric nursing assistent & chef from Baltimore, Maryland; Bridget Gallagher, a fundraising consultant from Arlington, Virginia; Margaret Swanson, a graduate student of architecture from Somerville, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,999).

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1 votes
S28 Kids Week Game 3

#4 - S28 Kids Week Game 3

Season 2012 - Episode 153

Partha Purushotham, an 11-year-old from Palo Alto, California; Julia Martinez, an 11-year-old from Fairfax, Virginia; Andrew Grace, a 12-year-old from Apex, North Carolina.

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1 votes
Erin Zwiener, Matt Tobin, Deb Teitelbaum

#5 - Erin Zwiener, Matt Tobin, Deb Teitelbaum

Season 2012 - Episode 161

Deb Teitelbaum, an educational consultant from Sylva, North Carolina; Matt Tobin, a violinist & dueling pianist from Glastonbury, Connecticut; Erin Zwiener, a conservation journalist & pet-sitter from Abiquiu, New Mexico (whose 2-day cash winnings total $32,199).

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1 votes
Susan Robbins, Anne Takemoto, Andrew Sims

#6 - Susan Robbins, Anne Takemoto, Andrew Sims

Season 2002 - Episode 24

Andrew Sims, a high school social studies teacher from Laguna Niguel, California; Anne Takemoto, a consultant from Marina del Rey, California; Susan Robbins, a training & development professional from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,601).

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1 votes
Matt Scarpino, Bobby Padgett, Cindy D'Agostino

#7 - Matt Scarpino, Bobby Padgett, Cindy D'Agostino

Season 2002 - Episode 57

Cindy D'Agostino, a documentary filmmaker from Alexandria, Virginia; Bobby Padgett, an analytical chemist from Cramerton, North Carolina; Matt Scarpino, an electrical engineer for the United States Air Force from Dayton, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $0).

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 1

#8 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 1

Season 2002 - Episode 87

Frank Spangenberg, a lieutenant in the New York Police Department from Douglaston, New York; Rachael Schwartz, a lawyer with an international law firm from Washington, D.C.; Bob Harris, an author, comedian, & radio commentator from Los Angeles, California.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 2

#9 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 2

Season 2002 - Episode 88

Kate Waits, a law professor at the University of Tulsa from Tulsa, Oklahoma; Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Claudia Perry, a sports copy editor from Jersey City, New Jersey.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 3

#10 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 3

Season 2002 - Episode 89

Eric Newhouse, a director of technical assistance from Vermillion, South Dakota; Leslie Frates, a Spanish teacher from Hayward, California; Chuck Forrest, a lawyer & CEO from London, United Kingdom.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 4

#11 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 4

Season 2002 - Episode 90

Bob Verini, a film journalist & test prep teacher from Los Angeles, California; Eddie Timanus, a sports reporter from Arlington, Virginia; Leslie Shannon, a manager of a research lab from Sydney, Australia.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 5

#12 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinal Game 5

Season 2002 - Episode 91

Babu Srinivasan, a history professor at Prairie View A&M University from Houston, Texas; India Cooper, an actor & copy editor from New York City, New York; Robin Carroll, an instructional designer from Marietta, Georgia.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Semifinal Game 1

#13 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Semifinal Game 1

Season 2002 - Episode 92

Eric Newhouse, a director of technical assistance from Vermillion, South Dakota; Leslie Shannon, a manager of a research lab from Sydney, Australia; Bob Harris, an author, comedian, & radio commentator from Los Angeles, California.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Semifinal Game 2

#14 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Semifinal Game 2

Season 2002 - Episode 93

India Cooper, an actor & copy editor from New York City, New York; Leslie Frates, a Spanish teacher from Hayward, California; Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Semifinal Game 3

#15 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Semifinal Game 3

Season 2002 - Episode 94

Claudia Perry, a sports copy editor from Jersey City, New Jersey; Bob Verini, a film journalist & test prep teacher from Los Angeles, California; Chuck Forrest, a lawyer & CEO from London, United Kingdom.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Final Game 1

#16 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Final Game 1

Season 2002 - Episode 95

Bob Verini, a film journalist & test prep teacher from Los Angeles, California; Eric Newhouse, a director of technical assistance from Vermillion, South Dakota; Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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1 votes
S18 Million Dollar Masters Final Game 2

#17 - S18 Million Dollar Masters Final Game 2

Season 2002 - Episode 96

Bob Verini, a film journalist & test prep teacher from Los Angeles, California (subtotal of $6,800); Eric Newhouse, a director of technical assistance from Vermillion, South Dakota (subtotal of $0); Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania (subtotal of $11,800).

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1 votes
George Hicks, Eric Huff, Sandra Alboum

#18 - George Hicks, Eric Huff, Sandra Alboum

Season 2002 - Episode 190

Sandra Alboum, a translator from Arlington, Virginia; Eric Huff, a history teacher from Spartanburg, South Carolina; George Hicks, a law student from Cambridge, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,998).

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1 votes
Bruce Borchardt, Jeff Rinde, Hugh Zegers

#19 - Bruce Borchardt, Jeff Rinde, Hugh Zegers

Season 1995 - Episode 64

Hugh Zegers, a high school teacher originally from The Hague, Netherlands; Jeff Rinde, a teacher originally from Endwell, New York; Bruce Borchardt, a metrologist originally from Denver, Colorado (whose 3-day cash winnings total $44,899).

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1 votes
Jennifer Yuan, Jeff Wohl, Cris Christopher

#20 - Jennifer Yuan, Jeff Wohl, Cris Christopher

Season 2000 - Episode 63

Cris Christopher, an executive assistant from Marietta, Georgia; Jeff Wohl, a marketing manager from Smyrna, Georgia; Jennifer Yuan, a web designer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,101).

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1 votes
Andrew Garen, Melissa Gaul, Rick Schweitzer

#21 - Andrew Garen, Melissa Gaul, Rick Schweitzer

Season 2000 - Episode 159

Rick Schweitzer, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia; Melissa Gaul, a quality assurance manager from Shoreview, Minnesota; Andrew Garen, a project manager from Mamaroneck, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,000).

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1 votes
Marty Sade, Al Brokos, Betty Fernandez

#22 - Marty Sade, Al Brokos, Betty Fernandez

Season 1996 - Episode 62

Betty Fernandez, an attorney from Washington, D.C.; Al Brokos, a training specialist originally from Baltimore, Maryland; Marty Sade, a math teacher from Tucson, Arizona (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,999).

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1 votes
Bernie Cullen, Dave Streit, Irene Dennis

#23 - Bernie Cullen, Dave Streit, Irene Dennis

Season 1996 - Episode 148

Irene Dennis, a freelance copy editor from Medford, Massachusetts; Dave Streit, a TV director & producer from Indianapolis, Indiana; Bernie Cullen, a biology graduate student originally from Dublin, Ireland (whose 2-day cash winnings total $30,599).

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1 votes
Dave Priestly, Carl Kruglak, Debbie Saunders

#24 - Dave Priestly, Carl Kruglak, Debbie Saunders

Season 1996 - Episode 187

Debbie Saunders, an adolescent medicine physician from Rockville Center, New York; Carl Kruglak, an actuary from Needham, Massachusetts; Dave Priestly, a business executive from Birmingham, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,799).

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1 votes
Christopher Ruth, Rebecca Rhyne, John Hart

#25 - Christopher Ruth, Rebecca Rhyne, John Hart

Season 1998 - Episode 54

John Hart, a sales executive from Portland, Oregon; Rebecca Rhyne, a writer's assistant originally from Austin, Texas; Christopher Ruth, a musician & songwriter from New London, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,199).

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1 votes