‘Jeopardy!’: Looks Like There’s No Bad Blood Between Matt Amodio and the New Champ Who Beat Him

by Thad Mitchell

The hit game show “Jeopardy!” is seeing an unprecedented run currently as two back-to-back champions have and are making history.

First, it was Matt Amodio who rewrote the “Jeopardy!” record books on his way to a historic streak of wins. Amodio won 38 consecutive episodes of the quiz show, putting him in second place all-time. He trails only the legendary Ken Jennings in terms of most consecutive wins on the show. The Ivy League Doctoral student also racked more than $1.5 million in cash winnings during his impressive winning streak. He now sits in the same company as other great “Jeopardy!” champions like Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer.

His streak came to a shocking conclusion a couple of weeks ago when he was beaten by fellow contestant Jonathan Fisher. To no one’s surprise, Fisher is now on a streak of his own with 11 straight wins.

Clearly by beating Amodio, Fisher demonstrated that he’s an incredible contestant. Given that Fisher knocked Amodio off his win streak, you might think there would be some bad blood between Amodio and the person who snapped his historic run. But there is not. “Jeopardy!” champs have something of a fraternity as they cheer each other on in their pursuit of knowledge. The relationship between Fisher and Amodio is actually quite friendly as you will see in this social media post.

“I wonder if he is considered becoming an actor, he’s good!” Amodio says.

Amodio’s tweet is in response to a “Jeopardy!” Twitter post, pointing out their champions facial expression talents. Fisher is indeed an actor, mostly known for performing on stage in several productions.

‘Jeopardy!’ Champions Likely to Meet Again

It is likely that we have not yet seen the last of the Matt Amodio and Jonathan Fisher story. Both men have already qualified for the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions. They will both be heavy favorites to advance to the final round of the tournament where might just get a long-awaited rematch. Fans of the popular quiz show are certainly hoping it works out that way. “Jeopardy!” producers are also hoping it works out that way as it will be one of the most marketable moments in the show’s history. It would be the intellectual equivalent of a big-time boxing matchup like Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield. It’s tough to see Amodio biting off Jonathan Fisher’s ear during the game — but it can’t be completely ruled out either.

Jokes aside, the upcoming Tournament of Champion could end up being one of the most hyped events in game show history. Until then, we have yet another streak to watch unfold as Jonathan Fisher will face a fresh set of contestants in tonight’s (Tuesday) brand new episode.