FANDOM


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Season 20 (2003-2004)Edit

Season Changes:

  • The five-day championship limit is lifted, known as "The Sky's The Limit" rule.
  • Thought of the Day has a unique title card in 2004 and 2014.
  • The opening credits have changed to an orange and blue background, with details of the set visible within it, and the Jeopardy! logo gained a black color scheme. To mark the show's 20th anniversary, a "20th Anniversary" byline is seen in Futura underneath the Jeopardy! logo. There is also an alternate logo with no byline. In either case, there are miniature Jeopardy! logos flying in the background, including one that flies over the main logo at certain points; other times there are laser beams flying above and below the logo itself. Finally, the Jeopardy! logo then swings forward to reveal the 2002-2009 set.
  • The "DOUBLE" and "FINAL" in Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy!, as well as the Daily Double text, are changed to Impact; the Daily Double text gained a black color scheme to match the season's title card. On later episodes of this season, the "DOUBLE" and "FINAL" in Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! were changed to red.
  • Starting with this season, the contestant introductions were changed to outer box introductions.
  • Also, the contestant intro and Final Jeopardy! winnings strips became blue, with black text in a font resembling Helvetica.
  • This is the last season where Steven Dorfman is the writer. He died of colon cancer on January 4, 2004 at the age of 48.
  • For at least the last 30 half-hour episodes of Season 20, the display text for video clues and the Final Jeopardy! thinking period are changed back to Korinna, which remains for the next two seasons.
  • Also, the clue cards themselves changed from smart quotes and custom apostrophes to straight quotes and plain apostrophes, and the category names temporarily changed from Swiss 911 to Helvetica Condensed.

This season:

  • Season 20 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 8, 2003.
  • On the September 17, 2003 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Brian, Sylvia and Marybeth].
  • On the September 19, 2003 episode, three males play for the first time this season, this is the first all-male game since July 18, 2003 [Michael, Dave and Chuck].
  • On the September 22-26, 2003 episodes, Back to School Week is held.
  • On the September 22, 2003 episode during Back to School Week, two middle-aged boys and one middle-aged girl play [Mariah, Jake and Aaron].
  • On the September 25, 2003 episode during Back to School Week, two middle-aged girls and one middle-aged boy play [Ranz, Deidre and Ashley].
  • On the October 3, 2003 episode, three males play for the second time this season [Tom, Vane and Jason].
  • On the October 17, 2003 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Katie, Russ and Arlen].
  • On the October 21, 2003 episode, three males play for the third time this season [Unless if Parker is a male]
  • On the November 6, 2003 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Chuck, Julie and Michelle].
  • The College Championship was held at Yale, and aired from November 10-21, 2003.
    • New travel podiums are introduced that are square unlike the trapezoid podiums at Sony Picture Studios.
  • On the December 4, 2003 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Lillie, Ben and Jeffery].
  • On the December 12, 2003 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Molly, Tim and Wes].
  • On the December 18, 2003 episode, this episode featured blind contestant, Dave Oberhart.
  • On the December 22, 2003 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Erica, James and Tom].
  • On the December 25, 2003 episode, three females play for the first time this season [Unless if Jamie is a female], this is the first all-female game since July 17, 2002.
  • On the December 29, 2003 episode, three males play for the fourth time this season [Unless if Riki is a male].
  • On the January 2, 2004 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Faith, Joe and Luke].
  • On the January 12 and 14, 2004 episodes, three males play for the fifth and sixth times this season [Tom, Ron, Snow-den, Dave and Steve], this is the first time this season that three males play twice in a row.
  • On the January 13, 2004 episode, Tom Walsh became the show's first seven-day champion.
  • On the January 26, 2004 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Margaret, Neil and Todd].
  • On the March 19, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Steve, Sonja and Mary].
  • On the March 22, 2004 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Sonja, Brian and Daniel].
  • On the March 31, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [David, Becky and Linda].
  • On the April 16, 2004 episode, three males play for the seventh time this season [Stan, Geoff and Ed].
  • On the April 19, 2004 episode, three males play for the eighth time this season [Geoff, Wilson and David].
  • On the April 21, 2004 episode, this episode is dedicated to Steven Dorfman, who has been a part of the Jeopardy! staff since the first season.
  • On the April 26, 2004 episode, three males play for the ninth time this season [Tom, Doug and Richard].
  • On the May 6, 2004 episode during Kids Week, two middle-aged boys and one middle-aged girl play [Robin, Guy and Marshall].
  • On the May 7, 2004 episode during Kids Week, two middle-aged girls and one middle-aged boy play [Dominic, Taylor and Amanda]. 
  • On the May 20, 2004 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Kristina, Paul and Robert].
  • On the May 21, 2004 episode, three males play for the tenth time this season [Paul, Jeremy and Juan-Carlos].
  • On the June 2, 2004 episode, there were 2 male and 1 female playing Jerry Harvey vs. Ken Jennings vs. Julia Lazarus
  • On the June 2, 2004 episode, the credits had saxophones and electric guitars from the first B-major
  • On the June 2, 2004 episode, the credits section onward being heard.
  • The episode aired on November 24, 2004 has a full closing credit roll, resulting in a rare instance of a large majority of the 2001-2008 theme.
  • On the June 4, 2004 episode, three males play for the eleventh time this season [Ken, Neil and Dane].
  • On the June 7 and 11, 2004 episodes, three males play for the twelfth and thirteenth times this season, this is the second time this season that three males play twice in a row [Ken, Josh, Clinton, Al and Ethan].
  • On the June 10, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Ken, Susan and Laura].
  • On the June 23, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Ken, Cathy and Sarah-Jane].
  • On the June 25, 2004 episode, three males play for the fourteenth time this season [Ken, Chris and Michael].
  • On the July 2, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Ken, Judy and Mary-Ann].
  • On the July 8, 2004 episode, three males play for the fifteenth time this season [Ken, Oliver and Leonard].
  • On the July 9, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Unless if Darcy is a female].
  • On the July 15, 2004 episode, three males play for the sixteenth time this season [Ken, Lou and Tom].
  • On the July 23, 2004 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Ken, Sarah and Kristine].
  • On the July 27, 2004 rerun, one male college boy and two female college girls play.
  • On the July 29, 2004 rerun, one female college girl and two male college boys play.
  • On the August 2 and 4, 2004 reruns, one female college girl and two male college boys play.
  • On the August 3 and 5-6, 2004 reruns, three male contestants play for the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth times this season.
  • On the August 10 and 13, 2004 reruns, one female teenage girl and two male teenage boys play.
  • On the August 16, 2004 rerun, one female teenage girl and two male teenage boys play.
  • On the August 17, 2004 rerun, three female teenage girls play and for the second time this season, three female contestants play.
  • Season 20 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 23, 2004, in which Ken Jennings sets a new one-day record of $75,000.
  • Summer reruns air from July 26-September 3, 2004, with reruns later airing on weekends from 2004-2005.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.