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CBS’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Put RVs in Tuesday Telecast

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December 8, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

RV history received brief attention during Tuesday’s (Dec. 7) telecast of the “Jeopardy!” game show on CBS.

Five questions on the RV industry, filmed in August at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., appeared in the opening Jeopardy round under the category “RVs.”

For reasons known only by the three contestants, a home-based health counselor, a police dispatcher and a museum coordinator,  the three contestants held off picking the RVs category until near the end of the round, and only three clues were revealed before time expired and the round ended.JeopardyLogo(small).JPG

Here are the three clues that were revealed. The answers appear below:

$200 clue: The GMC motorhome from the 1960s and 1970s was among the first models to have this innovation that helps with traction by putting the engine’s weight over the wheels that do the work. (Early GMC motorhome displayed.)

$400 clue: I’m behind the wheel of the first motorhome from the company whose name has become a synonym for motorhome. Since 1967, they’ve sold over 400,000 of them. (Clue giver shown inside an early model Class A motorhome.)

$600 clue: One of the first times a movie star received a fancy trailer as a perk was in 1931. Paramont gave a Chevy house car to this sexy star as she left the stage to make movies like “She Done Him Wrong.” (Black and white photograph of the actress was shown in tandem with the clue.)

Answers:

$200 answer: front-wheel drive

$400 answer: Winnebago

$600 answer: Mae West

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