Maybe it’s the #Jeopardy hashtag. Or, maybe it’s just a difficult group of tweets to navigate. Or, maybe still, it’s one of Jeopardy!’s greatest champions hilariously throwing a bit of shade, teasing online Jeopardy! fans who are playing along with the show.
On Friday, October 29, Jeopardy! champion Matt Amodio noted how sometimes it’s hard for him to sort out the Jeopardy! #BlindGuess players on Twitter from those simply playing along with the show.
“Sometimes when I’m scrolling through #Jeopardy twitter, it’s hard to tell who is playing #[email protected] and who is just really bad at Jeopardy,” the thirty-eight-game Jeopardy! winner said Friday evening.
Of course, almost anybody could be “bad” at Jeopardy! when comparing themselves to Matt Amodio.
Earlier this year, Matt Amodio became a household name as he succeeded in a thirty-eight game-winning streak on the iconic game show.
This impressive winning streak was certainly the longest the show has seen in quite a while.
However, fans of the show know well that even a champ like Amodio had a ways to go before he could unseat the Jeopardy! GOAT.
It’s Going To Be A Hard Move To Unseat The ‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT
In 2004, Ken Jennings found himself on an unprecedented winning streak. In all, Jennings won seventy-four consecutive Jeopardy! games.He took home over two-and-a-half-million dollars worth of winnings.
Of course, Amodio fell short of beating Jennings’ winning streak by nearly half.
Amodio also found his way into the champion category of highest winnings in the show’s history. While Amodio sits comfortably behind Jennings in a number of wins, he takes third place in overall winnings.
Amodio Is the Third-Highest Winner
In 2019 Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer won just under two-and-a-half million dollars during his thirty-three-game winning streak on the hit game show.
Amodio won just over one-and-a-half million during his run on the iconic game show.
During his impressive thirty-eight game run on the show, Matt Amodio found himself competing under a variety of guest hosts. These hosts were filling the hosting duties as the show searched for a new permanent host after the iconic Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
On October 11, Amodio’s winning streak came to an end as he was unseated by Jeopardy! contestant Jonathan Fisher.
“There have been some shocking upsets over the years on Jeopardy!, and I definitely was not prepared for what we witnessed in a highly competitive game,” says host Mayim Bialik said of the October 11 upset.
“Our new champion, Jonathan Fisher, unseated Matt Amodio who reigned on the Jeopardy! stage for 38 straight shows,” the host continues. “Is this the beginning of a new streak?”
Of course, a record-breaking streak wasn’t in the cards for Fisher. His eleven-game run came to an end earlier this week.