A teenage game show contestant in the US has won fans - not for taking out the competition but for his cheeky response to the final question.
Leonard Cooper came from behind to take the lead in the 'Jeopardy' Teen Tournament yesterday by betting almost all of his money on the Daily Double.
But the plucky teen's most outrageous move was still to come in the final round.
Sitting on a total of $37,000, Leonard's lead appeared virtually insurmountable even if he wagered no money on his last answer.
The winner would take home $75,000.
Not knowing the answer to who said the quotation, "The eyes of the world are upon you" on June 6, 1944, Leonard chose to bet nothing but wrote on his pad:
"WHO is Some guy in Normandy. But I just won $75,000!"
"You did indeed, way to go," host Alex Trebek said with a chuckle.
"One of the things I love about this teen tournament is these guys have a marvelous sense-of-humour."
One of his rivals correctly guessed the answer as General Dwight Eisenhower, but was too far behind to win.
Leonard's gutsy win appears to have made him an online sensation with video of the show's final minutes being uploaded to video sharing websites and msnnow describing his response as "the greatest final Jeopardy answer of all time".
Leonard's game show triumph is reminiscent of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire contestant John Carpenter who used a lifeline to call his dad, but didn't bother asking for an answer. See video below.
Author: Emily O'Keefe, Approving editor: Nick Pearson