Austin Rogers has managed to crack the Jeopardy! code, all while capturing the Internet’s heart.
The New York bartender won seven nights in a row on the long-running game show, earning more than $278,000, according to ABC 7. And, thanks to his theatrics and quirky demeanor, caught — and held — the attention of the Twittersphere.
“Austin Rogers eats up contestants, chews them up, & spits them out,” one person tweeted on Tuesday. “Those who play against him are not worthy.”
Rogers even snagged his own Twitter hashtag, #austinonjeopardy, with one person writing: “There are two types of people in this world: people that like #austinonjeopardy and people that don’t matter.”
The 38-year-old opened up about the wins — and fame — during a Thursday interview with Good Morning America. He revealed that he doesn’t own a television and isn’t a genius.
So, how’d he manage to dominate the show?
“I found ways to watch hundreds upon hundreds of episodes and I sort of — I’m not gonna say there’s a system or a code, but if you watch enough you start seeing things repeat,” he said.
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“If I don’t know something, I will go out of my way to try to find it out. And then once I find it, I will be like, ‘Yes! I learned something new!’ ” he continued. “That’s how I felt on the game itself when I pulled something out of thin air.”