You’ve heard the song millions of times. The Final Jeopardy music that plays when the contestants are writing their final answers. You’ve also probably heard it at various sporting events when teams take time-outs. OR any event that involves some sort of “waiting”. It’s iconic. But where did it come from?
The creator of Jeopardy, Merv Griffin, originally wrote the “Final Jeopardy” theme as a lullaby for his son, and called it “A Time for Tony”. Which sort of makes sense. I can hear how it would make you sleepy. He then decided to use it for the show as the music for the final question.
Ever since then he has made more than $70 million in royalties from it. Unreal.
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