Author Merv Griffin Dies

August 13th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

For a man of his stature, it is impossible to properly summarize and praise Merv Griffin. The extent of his influence is unfathomable. As the creator of “Wheel of Fortune” we have him to thank for the inexplicable success story that is Vana White. As the creator of “Jeopardy,” Griffin is responsible for the brilliant SNL skits hilariously and dutifully satirizing said cultural icon.

With such an exorbitant amount of achievements and wealth, how could he not write a book about how wonderful he is? I would. Later in his life he got rich(er) from hotels and gambling. What didn’t this Man-Called-Merv do? He even wrote the famous Final Jeopardy ditty.

And he’s not done! Merv had been developing “Crosswords,” a new game
show based on crossword puzzles. It’s scheduled to premiere posthumously September 10.

In 1950, Merv had a hit with a recording of “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.” It was a different time in 1950. A time when you could record a hit song called “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.” It was a time when you named your son Mervyn, after his father of course. His name is MERV for crying out loud! Don’t you wish you at least had a friend named Merv? It’s fun to say. Merrrrvvvvvvv.

Adieu, good sir. Adieu.

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2 Responses to “Author Merv Griffin Dies”

  1. Nice site! I am enslaved by crosswords and other puzzles so this presented a good diversion… lol

  2. Sweet web-site! I actually put up a comment about two days back to see if you had a flickr account?

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