RIP Merv Griffin

Merv and Charlie

Merv Griffin, pop culture architect and impresario, has died at age 82. He created a ton of shows we all know, including Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (with wife Julann), and he also, IIRC, wrote the inimitably recognizable Jeopardy! "think music." Griffin, John Colapinto once wrote in Rolling Stone, was "as American as processed cheese." That description was so perfect, I always remembered it.

Fare thee well, Merv.

UPDATE: Pam's got the goods on Merv's "quartre-sexuality." I'd forgotten about that, heh.

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