"Jeopardy!" teen tournament contestant wins $75,000 with funny final answer

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A very nervous looking Leonard Cooper made some risky moves on Tuesday’s final episode of “Jeopardy!’s” teen tournament, and lucky for him, they paid off to the tune of $75,000. On top of that, Cooper’s final answer may be one of the funniest in the history of “Jeopardy!”

Leonard Cooper, a 17-year-old student from Little Rock, Arkansas was falling far behind his competitors in the second day of the teen tournament. He had a total of $3,000, which paled in comparison to the $17,600 and $19,000 the other two high school students had racked up. He passed his buzzer back and forth between his hands and shuffled his feet nervously, almost missing the time cut-off to answer a question with the word “collarbone” correctly. It is what happened a little later in the game that was the best part.

With only a minute left in the final round, his pick on the “Jeopardy!” board turned out to be the Daily Double. Risking $18,000 of his $18,200 he has accumulated, he won the answer and doubled his score. The final round category was “Military Men”. Each contestant scribbled furiously their answer, only one of whom got it correct. The right answer? “Who is Dwight D. Eisenhower?” Cooper, in the lead with $37,000 didn’t get it right, but he knew his win was in the bag anyways and wrote down a very funny response.

Wonder what it was? You should watch the clip below!

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Written by: harrisr
Feb 14th, 2013, 5:26 am


Message Posted On Feb 21st, 2013, 1:31 pm
It reminded me of the episode of Cheers where Cliff goes on Jeopardy, answers almost every question right and then when it gets to final Jeopardy, he bets all of his money and looses with the answer of "Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen."

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Message Posted On Feb 14th, 2013, 9:57 am

That is so awesome.

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