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A Look Back at Nearly Four Decades of 'Jeopardy!'

Esquire Logo By The Esquire Editors of Esquire | Slide 1 of 21: As Jeopardy! looks ahead to Season 38, Jeopardy! fans are feeling emotional. Season 37 saw America's favorite game show lose Alex Trebek, its beloved longtime host, to pancreatic cancer, only to embark on a new host selection process that left the program pockmarked by scandal. It's been a rocky time, so you'd be forgiven if you're feeling nostalgic for the seasons where everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. As Jeopardy! steps into a new chapter, we took a walk down memory lane to remember the show's all-time highs, from the rise of record-shattering champions like Ken Jennings to the time a supercomputer took the show's greats to the cleaners. Enjoy this look back at the highlights, and don't worry: happy days will be here again soon.

As Jeopardy! looks ahead to Season 38, Jeopardy! fans are feeling emotional. Season 37 saw America's favorite game show lose Alex Trebek, its beloved longtime host, to pancreatic cancer, only to embark on a new host selection process that left the program pockmarked by scandal. It's been a rocky time, so you'd be forgiven if you're feeling nostalgic for the seasons where everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. As Jeopardy! steps into a new chapter, we took a walk down memory lane to remember the show's all-time highs, from the rise of record-shattering champions like Ken Jennings to the time a supercomputer took the show's greats to the cleaners. Enjoy this look back at the highlights, and don't worry: happy days will be here again soon.

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