Everyone loves the underdog.. “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament winner Leonard Cooper, who possibly gave the greatest Final Jeopardy answer of all time.
While his less quirky peers wore blazers and glasses, the disheveled 17-year-old from Little Rock, Ark. rocked an Afro and a baggy, rolled-up collared shirt.
At one point, the daredevil Cooper decided to wager $18,000 on a Daily Double, which host Alex Trebek admitted was “gutsy.” Luckily, he got it right, giving him a substantial lead as he rode to the finish line.
Our love for Cooper was sealed during Final Jeopardy with the clue,
”On June 6, 1944, he said, ‘the eyes of the world are upon you.’”
Cooper didn’t know the correct answer, but what he wrote was even better:
“Who is some guy in Normandy? But I just won $75,000!”