‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Jonathan Fisher Told Wild Story About ‘Freeing a Kitten’

by Matthew Memrick

In honor of National Cat Day, recent ‘Jeopardy!’ champ Jonathan Fisher told host Mayim Bialik about his wild “Freeing a Kitten’ story on the show in a Twitter clip.

Fisher told the crazy story of his cat in the bathroom.

“She had managed to open one of the drawers in the bathroom,” Fisher said. 

The silly move kept the door from being able to be opened. You could have probably heard the meows from down the block.

“So I had to finagle a wire around the door to push the drawer shut,” Fisher said. “It took about half an hour, but we got her out.”

The two other contestants shared some fun stories, too. One rescued a cat from a street gang. That contestant also said her cat fistbumps.

Another contestant’s cat named Magic has one tooth, and she loves the cat’s Elvis snarl.

Oh, the Jeopardy! crowd is definitely unique.

Fisher Off’ Jeopardy!” To Shock Of Fans

Fans recently saw Fisher, the giant killer who took out millionaire winner Matt Amodio, lose to Nancy Donehower, a retired college admissions counselor from Portland.

Good Housekeeping Magazine reported on Fisher’s two-week show run. The man later said Amodio was a tough act to follow.

Fisher, a 30-year-old California native who lives in Florida, beat the 38-time champion Amodio before winning 11 straight games on his own. The contestant rounded out his time on the show with $246,100 in earnings.

The magazine reported that many fans stuck with Fisher after he dethroned Amodio. The two men were back-to-back double-digit champions for the first time in the game show’s history. 

Both men will return to the show for its Tournament of Champions competition.

Seemingly, Bialik and fans were somewhat stunned by Fisher’s Final Jeopardy! decision. Known for being conservative in his wagers, the contestant went all-in on his correct answer.

With Fisher and Donehower guessing Robert Frost and Eugene O’Neill correctly on “These 2 men who both died in Boston in the mid-20th century each won four Pulitzers, one man for poetry and the other for drama,” the betting was all that remained.

Frost had $9,200 and earned $18,400 with the correct answer, but Donehower’s $18,400 (she had $10,400 and wagered $9,000) topped the reigning champion.  

What Is Twitter Without Jeopardy! Winners?

Fisher thanked the show in a Tweet while giving a shoutout to Nancy and dropped Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings’ name in the mix. 

“This has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it,” Fisher said. 

He praised Amodio and credited the contestant for helping America take its minds off of the recent “Jeopardy!” behind-the-scenes drama that came from the hosting contest

Soon after, Amodio gave some love to Fisher.