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Title: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: William on April 02, 2009, 12:23:10 PM
What is your favorite Jeopardy! set? Mine is the Season 8-12 set a.k.a. the "Grid" set. I loved how the set was blue for the Jeopardy! round and red for the Double Jeopardy! round. I can't remember if it was another color for the Final Jeopardy! round or not. I can't access pics of these sets but hopefully someone else can.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: temptation1979ga on April 02, 2009, 12:35:18 PM
Hmm, this is going to be tough for people to decide without some pics or description of the sets. I like the original set used in the first year.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: X54321 on April 02, 2009, 12:38:05 PM
for 13-18 it's nickname sushibar which is my favorite
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: William on April 02, 2009, 12:40:12 PM
Hmm, this is going to be tough for people to decide without some pics or description of the sets. I like the original set used in the first year.

The only thing I can say is to go to Wikipedia, they have pics there of all of these sets (except season 25) but I wasn't able to bring these pics here.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: WarioBarker on April 02, 2009, 12:45:33 PM
My favorite sets have to be...

1) The 1964-1975 set
2) The 1974-1975 syndicated set
3) The 1978-1979 set
4) The 1983 Pilot set
5) The Rock & Roll Jeopardy! set
6) The Jep! set

Come on, man! Forgetting about the Fleming era is inexcusable! And some people liked the "spinoff" sets.
-Daniel
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: X54321 on April 02, 2009, 02:28:17 PM
I think this is suppossed to be the Trebek era only Wario
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: WarioBarker on April 02, 2009, 02:35:03 PM
I gathered that, however it did not state "Trebek-only sets" either at the door, on the poll, or in the original post. Hence, I felt compelled to call it out. ;-)

(And by the way, I'd prefer you call me "Daniel". It's why I sign my posts.)
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: howierules86 on April 02, 2009, 03:36:42 PM
My vote goes to the 1991-96 metal grid set (though the 1985-91 set comes in a close second).
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: Mallory16 on April 02, 2009, 03:57:16 PM
The metal grid set.  It's not even a fair contest.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: nowhammies11 on April 02, 2009, 05:10:22 PM
Yeah, the grid set, no contest.

Honourable mention: The set from the floor of the 2009 CES in Las Vegas, which will become the S26 set.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: Jnelson09 on April 02, 2009, 05:13:20 PM
Honourable mention: The set from the floor of the 2009 CES in Las Vegas, which will become the S26 set.

I think that's what he meant by "Season 25 set."

As for me, it's a draw between the metal grid and the sushi bar.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: AussieEvil on April 02, 2009, 07:29:43 PM
Metal grid with sushi bar taking second. If the triangles were removed behind the contestant area on the S25 set, I'd be happy with that one, because triangles look more in place on Wheel.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: Kirsten Vaccaro on April 02, 2009, 07:33:26 PM
My favorite Jeopardy set is season 25.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: Mallory16 on April 02, 2009, 07:36:03 PM
Bah.  Wheel of Fortune should have circles behind the contestants, not triangles.  Circles encompased in Ws.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: jharvey79 on April 02, 2009, 10:42:33 PM
I am all for nostalgia, I say season one. Further I think that Trebek's look in season one was the best. Still had sort of the same look as when he did High Rollers in the 70's.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: heelsrule1988 on April 03, 2009, 12:02:29 AM
The one they have now. I've warmed up to most of the new set, but I'm still having a hard time getting used to the background. It looks straight out of some early 90s show or something.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: supersaver87 on April 03, 2009, 03:44:10 AM
To me, it's a toss-up between the grid set and the red-neon drenched set from season 1.

I cast my vote for the season 1 set...if for no other reason, it needs all the help it can get in this poll.  ;-)
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: 88JRFAN on April 04, 2009, 01:13:52 PM
I chose the season 25 set. It's just awesome
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: rob79 on April 04, 2009, 09:59:04 PM
I personally like both the metal grid set and the current set as being the best. I could care less about the sushi bar look-that was sorta blah.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: therealcu2010 on April 05, 2009, 09:47:58 AM
I gotta go with the metal grid set.  That's the first one I can remember, and I loved how it would change to red during Double Jeopardy!.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: gsn93 on April 05, 2009, 10:35:43 AM
The 1991-1996 Set, hands down. Then the Season 3-7 Set. Then the  Sushi Bar Set comes in third.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: tpirfan28 on April 05, 2009, 02:27:59 PM
The metal grid.  Sheer awesomeness.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: Superballer on April 05, 2009, 09:26:56 PM
Yes, the grid was the best; it added a sense of actual jeopardy to the proceedings, so to speak, and I too enjoyed the background switch to red for later rounds (although I wouldn't have minded a second color change for Final Jeopardy, say to orange or purple).  I also liked how the dollar amounts set up on the board in the initial Jeopardy round back in those days, with the Jeopardy! screens exploding then resetting; it would be nice if they went back to something like that. 
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: William on April 28, 2009, 02:42:51 PM
I've decided at long last to add the Fleming set to the poll for you Daniel. BTW, what did the 1983 pilot set look like??
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: nowhammies11 on April 29, 2009, 01:17:10 PM
[What] did the 1983 pilot set look like??

The game board was still pull-cards, and everything looked like big, giant, PCs.  The values were the same as the 1978 version ($25-125/$50-250) with yellow on blue, similar to what it is today, however, the clues themselves were blue on yellow.  At the top of the show, Alex entered from the "disk drive" of the big PC-shaped game board, and walked down from it on a staircase of keys.  The podiums were blue in colour, again, all PCs.  The "buzz-in indicator" was a big blue light, about where the name monitors are today.  The scoreboards were blue eggcrate displays, and when a Daily Double was "won", the score would blink.  Final Jeopardy! was put on a big overlay on top of the Double Jeopardy! board.  The Art Fleming "JEOPARDY!" logo was still being used.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: MrBill1978 on April 29, 2009, 11:29:38 PM
definitely loved the first season set.   Looking back, I thought the first change was too muted.  gotta love red neon.
Title: Re: What is your favorite Jeopardy! set?
Post by: Mallory16 on April 29, 2009, 11:52:38 PM
It probably doesn't say much for the red neon that, even as a wee lad, I immediately prefered the "new" letters the next season.  And in retrospect, the red neon letters look very tacky in the first season set.  Tacky works for most game shows, mind you, but it just feels really, reallly out of place on Jeopardy!, specifically.

Then again, maybe it's just because Jeopardy! made me feel stupid as a kid, I dunno' :).