Who did 'Jeopardy!' crown winner in its Tournament of Champions?
"Jeopardy!" crowned a Tournament of Champions winner on Monday.
"Jeopardy!" great Amy Schneider won the show's Tournament of Champions in a game aired Monday, securing the title by knowing what comedic play was the talk of Washington, D.C., in 1864.
The first-to-three tournament final, which featured three California players, ended with the Oakland-based writer Schneider winning three games, San Francisco software developer Andrew He two and and Pacific Grove college professor Sam Buttrey one.
Entering the “Final Jeopardy” round on Monday's show, Schneider led with $15,600, while He was in second at $14,200 and Buttrey was within striking distance at $8,000.
Contestants Sam Buttrey, Amy Schneider and Andrew He stand with Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings.Tyler Golden / Sony Pictures TelevisionThe category for "Final" was "Plays" with the clue: "The January 12, 1864 Washington Evening Star reported on a performance of this 'dashing comedy' to 'a full and delighted house.'"
Schneider and He wrote down the correct question, "What is 'Our American Cousin?'"