Matt Amodio’s History-Making Run on TV’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Ends

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"Jeopardy!" contestant Matt Amodio is seen during a taping of the fashionable  crippled  show. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)

"Jeopardy!" contestant Matt Amodio is seen during a taping of the fashionable crippled show. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)

NEW YORK—All bully things indispensable travel to an extremity and Matt Amodio’s historical tally connected “Jeopardy!” did conscionable that connected Monday’s show, leaving the Yale doctoral pupil with 38 wins and much than $1.5 cardinal successful prize money.

Amodio failed to reply the Final Jeopardy! hint correctly and came 3rd connected Monday’s show, his streak chopped abbreviated by caller champion Jonathan Fisher, an histrion primitively from Coral Gables, Florida.

Amodio finished No. 2 connected the all-time consecutive wins database down lone Ken Jennings with 74 wins. He won a full of $1,518,601, which puts him 3rd connected the all-time non-tournament currency winnings database down James Holzhauer ($2,462,216) and Jennings ($2,520,700).

“l cognize going into each barroom trivia crippled that I play that I’m going to travel successful with a small intimidation factor. But also, I conscionable similar the badge that it represents. As idiosyncratic who prioritizes cognition and knowing things, this is truly a bully 1 to person pursuing maine everywhere,” Amodio, a fifth-year machine subject Ph.D. pupil astatine Yale University, said successful a statement.

He became known for starting each of his questions with “What’s…” alternatively of utilizing suitable alternatives specified arsenic “Who is…,” an unorthodox attack that made immoderate longtime viewers groan.

But it was wrong the quiz show’s rules and, arsenic Amodio explained, helped him bounds immoderate “unnecessary moving parts” that mightiness undermine his effectiveness.

What became known arsenic the “Amodio Rodeo” proved a invited distraction for the quiz amusement and its shaper Sony Pictures Television, which saw its effort to regenerate its precocious and beloved big Alex Trebek founder.

Sony turned to impermanent hosts Mayim Bialik and Jennings aft its archetypal prime for the job, “Jeopardy!” enforcement shaper Mike Richards, exited the amusement pursuing the disclosure of his past disparaging podcasts remarks.

Sony has said it was resuming its hunt for a imperishable host.

The Associated Press