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Season 4 (1987-1988)[]

Season Changes[]

  • The category cards go from having a blue neon light outline to being backlit in light blue.
  • The opening credits remains the same as the rest of Season 3.
  • The Jeopardy! logo is changed to curved letters, and the Jeopardy! logo is changed to a shorter exclamation mark. The title card for segments changed its color to an aquamarine-blue gradient, with the more familiar Jeopardy! logo in white and the "DOUBLE" and "FINAL" in Double and Final Jeopardy! in red.
  • The color scheme for the Daily Double title card has changed its color to red text on a gold background with a blue banner.
  • At the beginning of this season, George Vosburgh (over from $ale of the Century, and who had previously worked on the short-lived 1978-79 version) became producer, when Alex hosted Classic Concentration on NBC.
  • Later, in the second half of this season, the byline changes, making it read "A unit of Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc.", is orange and the same font used for the aforementioned Merv Griffin text, instead of italics under the Merv Griffin Enterprises logo.
  • At the start of this season, verification of questions is provided by Facts on File.
  • The copyright card is the same as the rest of Season 2 and all of Season 3.

September 1987[]

  • Season 4 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 7, 1987.
  • On the September 25, 1987 episode, Roy Holliday retires undefeated with $57,200.
  • A full credit roll is featured at the end of the episode Cheryl/Michael/Ron in 1988.

October 1987[]

  • On the October 13, 1987 episode, Richard Perez-Pena retires undefeated with $40,300.

November 1987[]

  • The Tournament of Champions airs from November 9-20, 1987.
    • All the contestants in the Tournament of Champions are men.
    • On the November 13, 1987, episode, this episode consists all of the Jeopardy! segment categories that begin with the letter "A" and all of the Double Jeopardy! segment categories that begin with the letter "T", referencing Alex Trebek.
    • Bob Verini, won the Tournament of Champions by a margin of $1 trailing Dave Traini who was in second place in the 2nd final game.

December 1987[]

  • On the December 14, 1987 episode, Sandra Gore retires undefeated with $53,507.

January 1988[]

  • On the January 6, 1988 episode, Bruce Seymour retires with $54,989 despite losing his fifth game.
  • On the January 15, 1988 episode, Sandra Gore retires undefeated with $58,802.

February 1988[]

  • From January 25, 1988, until the February 5, 1988 episode, during the closing credits, the Final Jeopardy! logo flashes on the game board's monitors instead of the show's logo.
  • On the February 5, 1988 episode, Barbara-Anne Eddy retires undefeated with $52,000.
  • The Teen Tournament airs from February 8-19, 1988.

March 1988[]

  • On the March 17, 1988 episode, Ron Trigueiro retires with $49,400 despite losing his fifth game.

April 1988[]

  • On the April 1, 1988 episode, Steven Popper retires undefeated with $55,600.

May 1988[]

  • The Seniors Tournament airs from May 9-20, 1988.
  • On the May 24, 1988 episode, Mark Lowenthal retires undefeated with $49,901.

June 1988[]

  • On the June 9, 1988 episode, Michael Rankins retires undefeated with $52,098.
  • On the June 16, 1988 episode, Stephen Lebowitz retires with $50,900 despite losing his fifth game.

July 1988[]

  • On the July 5, 1988, episode, Kevin Frear sets a new one-day record of $27,800.
  • On the July 20, 1988 episode, Bruce Naegeli retires undefeated with $64,200.
  • Season 4 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 22, 1988.
  • Summer reruns air from July 25-September 2, 1988. Reruns later air from 1988-1989 on weekends in all markets and weekdays in only some markets in addition to first-run episodes of the next season.
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