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Season 10 (1993-1994)[]

Season Changes[]

  • To celebrate the syndicated game show's 10th anniversary, Johnny's opening catchphrase for this season only is: "Celebrating its 10th year, as America's favorite answer and question show, this is Jeopardy!".
  • The Jeopardy! 10th Anniversary logo consisted of an upside down triangle with a light in it, and the number 10 can be seen behind it. The rectangle was dark blue, the Jeopardy! logo was silver, gray and white, and a yellow rectangle, which has "ANNIVERSARY" written on it, and a globe behind it.
  • This is the last season to be produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises, who had been credited as such since the first season.
  • The opening sequence changed: the Jeopardy! 10th-anniversary logo appears on the game board, which zooms out and stays onscreen, and then, it breaks into pieces.
  • The copyright card looks similar to early Season 7 episodes, but with a cloud background, and an upside down triangle that has a light in it, and the rectangle is blue and larger with a burgundy border on it.
  • On later episodes of this season, Johnny said the 1992 catchphrase.

September 1993[]

  • Season 10 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 6, 1993.

October 1993[]

  • On the October 28, 1993 episode, Rachel Schwartz retires with $37,499 despite losing her fifth game.

November 1993[]

  • The Jeopardy! 10th-anniversary championship was supposed to be a tournament featuring the first nine Tournament of Champions winners from the first nine seasons of Jeopardy!. However, they couldn't do it that way because the first two Tournament of Champions winners, the late Jerry Frankel died of AIDS on July 13, 1987, and Chuck Forrest had to work overseas.
  • From November 1, 1993 to November 4, 1993, whichever contestant becomes Jeopardy! champions gets a chance to select which 1 of the 9 participants from each Tournament of Champions semi-finals and finals will compete in the 10th-anniversary championship, which came after the Tournament of Champions.
  • Celebrity Jeopardy! is held from November 8-12, 1993.
    • Leslie Neilsen, Elayne Boosler and Dean Cain compete on Monday.
    • Ed Asner, Teri Garr and Pat Sajak compete on Tuesday.
    • Kelsey Grammer, Paula Poundstone and Michael Fienstein compete on Wednesday.
    • Jerry Orbach, Tabitha Soren and Jay Thomas compete on Thursday.
    • Harry Anderson, Tim Daly and Sinbad compete on Friday.
  • The Tournament of Champions airs from November 15-26, 1993.
    • Tom Nosek won the Tournament of Champions and went on to be a participant in the 10th-anniversary championship.

December 1993[]

  • The November 29-December 3, 1993 episode, which is the 10th Anniversary Tournament, featuring semi-finalists and finalists from past Tournament of Champions.
  • On the December 3, 1993 episode, Frank Spangenberg wins the tournament. This reran on July 24, 2020 as part of the Jeopardy! Vault episodes from the first decade.
  • On the December 23, 1993 episode, during the Video Daily Double segment, we have the Merv Griffin Enterprises griffin, the Columbia Pictures torch lady, and the TriStar Pictures Pegasus, and TriStar wins as the best answer. Coincidentally, all three companies are owned by Sony.
  • On the December 24, 1993 episode, Jean Grewe retires undefeated with $62,801.

January 1994[]

  • On the January 7, 1994 episode, Kurt Bray retires undefeated with $51,100.

February 1994[]

  • On the February 4, 1994 episode, Tom Nichols retires with $45,690 despite losing his fifth game. He would later return the following season due to a "clue discrepancy".
  • The Teen Tournament airs from February 14-25, 1994.

March 1994[]

  • On the March 17, 1994 episode, Amy Fine retires undefeated with $72,803. She is the last female five-win champ to co-win in a five-game system, followed by Season 29's Kristin Morgan, and the only co-winner of the women's five or more champion.

April 1994[]

May 1994[]

  • The College Championship airs from May 2-13, 1994.
    • In this season's College Championship, the winner was awarded a dodge prize along with the trophy, and $25,000.
    • Jeff Stewart, a Brigham Young University chose the pickup truck.

June 1994[]

July 1994[]

  • The Seniors Tournament airs from July 11-22, 1994.
  • Season 10 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 22, 1994.
  • Summer reruns air from July 25-September 2, 1994. Reruns later air on weekends from 1994-1995.