5:30pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament Contestant Wins $75K With Hilarious Final Answer (Video)
Leonard Cooper won Jeopardy!'s teen tournament on Tuesday's episode with what might be the best final answer in the game show's history.
The 17-year-old high school senior from Little Rock was way behind at one point, with only $3,000 compared to $19,000 and $17,600 for his fellow competitors. He struggled to find the word for "collarbone" during one question.
He later risked $18,000 during the Daily Double, with only one minute left in the second round.
In the final round, the category was "Military Men." The answer: "On June 6, 1944, he said, 'The eyes of the world are upon you.'" The question? "Who is Dwight D. Eisenhower?"
Cooper, with $37,000 and leading the other two players, didn't know the correct answer but gave a hilarious response: "Who is some guy in Normandy. But I just won $75,000!" (The amount referred to his total winnings.)
Watch the clip below.