Who Is Merv Griffin?
Fun Merv Griffin Fact: Merv sang the iconic song “I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts” which sold three million copies in 1950. He also wrote the “Thinking Music” for the game show Jeopardy in 90 seconds. Merv’s entire life is impressive because not only did he have a talk show on the air for 21 years, he also invented Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
His marble slab is a perfect description of who he is and the legacy he left. It’s a punchy entertainment joke that mocks his classic line “I’ll be right back after this message”. Merv was a trendsetter in the entertainment industry and that trendsetting didn’t stop after he died.