Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame, located inside Stage 10 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.
In attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony included past Jeopardy! contestants, legendary announcer Johnny Gilbert and host Alex Trebek, who is still recovering from a ruptured achilles tendon suffered during a failed hotel robbery in July. (Find out more on Trebek’s health in our interview later today.)
Some of the standout items from the Hall of Fame include all 29 Daytime Emmys Jeopardy! has won throughout the years, Trebek’s flight suit from his 2007 visit to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan and an actual contestant podium featuring the famous buzzer.
But there’s one special item that stands out in the mind of Harry Friedman, executive producer of Jeopardy!
“I think my favorite piece might be Alex’s lectern because it shows all the things that Alex sees during the course of the game,” Friedman told FishbowlLA. “The script, the notecards, his glasses, his crayon, and I think that’s the one thing people at home obviously never get to see.”
Fans of the show can check out the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame by attending a taping of the television show or taking part in the Sony Pictures Studios tour.