The second day of the two-day Jeopardy! Teen Tournament finals were last night. I missed it because I was glued to CNN’s coverage of the Dorner cabin standoff, which turned out to be a catastrophic error on my part. You see, around 8:00 p.m. I started seeing tweets in my timeline that said things like “LEONARD IS THE MAN” and “BEST JEOPARDY ANSWER EVER,” and I started furiously clicking around to try to figure out what happened. Finally I saw a tweet pop-up that had a picture and HOLY SH-T look at that. Leonard, who has awesome hair and a voice so deep it’s picked up on radios in tunnels, and has been MY DUDE during the whole tournament, had a huge lead built up heading into Final Jeopardy, and decided to have a little fun. “Who is… some guy in Normandy. But I just won $75,000!” Between this and the hyper-adorable Elyse from last year, I may be coming around on the dumb, stupid Teen Tournament.
And here’s the best part: Remember last week when all the contestants finished tied with zero dollars and no one advanced? Well, because no one from that group moved on, two contestants from another group did: the winner, obviously, and the person with the next highest total, who would have otherwise gone home. That fortunate, additional contestant? LEONARD.
Dude is a star.