We watch Jeopardy pretty regularly, this week was the conclusion of the annual teen tournament. The three finalists were all very deserving, I truly believe that the three best players made it to the last rounds. The ending however was priceless.
One of our favorite episodes of the TV show Cheers was when Cliff appeared on Jeopardy. It was like the categories were handpicked for him: Moms and Sons, Beer, Civil Servants, Stamps From Around The World, Celibacy, Bar Trivia. Of course he does exceptionally well, only to screw it all up in Final Jeopardy. The question: "Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSeur". Cliff has wagered all of his money, but hasn't a clue what the answer is, so he responds with "Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen." (FYI the answer is "Who are Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Joan Crawford")
Tonight we get to the final Jeopardy question. Keep in mind that since this is a tournament, the total dollar amount from last night is added to tonight's score to determine a winner. One young man named Leonard Cooper was in the lead and he pulled one of the gutsiest moves ever. First, he bet almost all of his pot on a Daily Double and got the correct answer. The Final Jeopardy question was ”On June 6, 1944 he said, ‘The eyes of the world are upon you.” (The answer is Dwight D. Eisenhower). The young man didn't know the answer but was smart enough (unlike our buddy Cliff) to realize that if he bet nothing, he stood a good chance of winning. He responded with ”Who is some guy in Normandy, but I just won $75,000!”
Way to go Leonard, and congratulations!!!