The Guinness Book of World Records just got a little bigger today as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune executive producer Harry Friedman was awarded the record for most game show episodes produced. The number? A staggering 11,128 — and growing. Guinness validated his record as of March 31, meaning he’s already added two more months worth of episodes to his number.
Friedman became a producer on Wheel of Fortune back in 1995 and Jeopardy! in 1997. Those two shows account for the bulk of his record setting-shows produced, but he was also behind several spinoff shows like VH1’s Rock & Roll Jeopardy! and Jep!, a children’s version of Jeopardy! on the Game Show Network. Episodes of Hollywood Squares, The New Hollywood Squares, and Caesar’s Challenge rounded out his insane total.
“I’m incredibly honored to have set a new world record certified by Guinness World Records,” Friedman said in a statement from Guinness. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a moment to reflect on how fortunate I’ve been to have enjoyed such a rewarding career in television.”
This is actually Harry Friedman’s third Guinness World Record. He also holds the record for Most Emmy Award nominations for a game show producer (37) and Most Emmy Award wins by a game show producer (11). That’s some good trivia; we gotta wonder how long it takes before it makes its way into a Jeopardy! answer — er, I mean question.