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Season 6 (1989-1990)[edit | edit source]

Season changes:

  • The category cards have a more rectangular shaped appearance, as opposed to previous seasons.
  • This is the last season to have the 1984-1990 KingWorld "Stars and Stripes" logo at the end of each episode; the early episodes of the next season have this logo, before changing over to the 1990-1998 KingWorld "Spotlights" logo.
  • Alex started wearing glasses in this season.
  • The short-lived Super Jeopardy! debuted on June 16, 1990, consisted of four contestant podiums instead of three.
  • On the early episodes of this season, the copyright card has a red Jeopardy! logo on it.

This season:

  • Season 6 of Jeopardy! premiered on September 4, 1989.
  • On the September 12, 1989, episode, Bob Blake sets a new five-day winnings record of $82,501; however, due to a winnings limit of $75,000 in place at the time, Blake was forced to give $7,501 to OxFam.
  • In the November 14, 1989 episode, Tom Cubbage was the only college winner to win the Tournament Of Champions.
  • On the January 15, 1990 episode, Frank Spangenberg sets a new one-day record of $30,600 and a new 5-day winnings record of $102,597; like Bob Blake before him, he had to surrender part of his winnings due to the aforementioned winnings limit; Spangenberg had to give over $27,597 to Missionaries of Charity in New York City, an order of nuns that runs a hospice in Manhattan.
  • Footage from the March 16, 1990 episode was featured in the 1992 film Breaking the Rules and the 2003 biographic film Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story.
  • For some reason, on the May 5, 1990 episode, the contestants are seen standing next to their lecterns.
  • Season 6 of Jeopardy! concludes on July 20, 1990.
  • Summer repeats air from July 23 to August 31, 1990, with repeats later airing on weekends from September 8, 1990 to August 31, 1991.
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