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Why do we never see clips from this original show?


Why do we never see clips from this original show? Do they exist? Are they available? Or are they lost and gone forever, misplaced, disintegrated, what-have-you. Same question could apply to other 60's game shows - like the original Match Game and You Don't Say.

That ain't tactics, honey. It's just the beast in me.

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Since I'm looking for the episodes with my mom I'm curious too. Wikipedia.com has some information about early episodes but most of them don't exist any longer. When my mother was on in 1967 it was a celebratory episode (#500 or somesuch), Merv Griffin attended the taping, and there was a cake shared by Mr. Fleming, Mr. Griffin, the three contestants and others. I am trying to find contact information to see if the episode exists, especially since my mother died and it would, frankly, be really cool to have film of her.

Very few television shows from the 1950s and 1960s exist, including the original Johnny Carson/Tonight Show episodes to Mr. Carson's dismay.

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I would love to be able to find the episodes of Jeopardy with my mother! She met Merv Griffin and Art Fleming when one of her tapings fell on an anniversary show.

It's true, my father is buried at La Brea.(Not a line from a film-my father's ashes are there.)

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Good question. My initial impulse was to say that they never made copies, but Jeopardy wasn't aired live. As I understood it, they'd videotape an entire week's show in a single day and then edit it to make five-30 minute shows.

So... what probably happened was that the videotapes were discarded or erased and reused from week to week such that no copies survived. Another possibility is that the original videotapes are sitting in a vault somewhere, but aren't seeing the light of day due to copyright disputes.

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I would luv to see them- I prefer Art over Alex

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