Knoxville has been represented on “Jeopardy!” this week. Paul Wampler has won three games in a row and will compete again on Thursday night’s broadcast. His cash winnings so far are $50,401. The one dollar was his winning margin during Final Jeopardy! on Monday.
According to LinkedIn, Wampler is a Princeton alumni. I also found his Twitter feed, which was interesting enough for me to click “follow.” He has been responding to people’s Tweets about “Jeopardy!” When ’80s pop princess Deborah Gibson posted that she was mentioned for her role in “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus,” Wampler replied that he was glad he got it right. My favorite was Wampler’s re-tweet of a funny comment by Thomas Anawalt: “If Seth Rogen thinks he can shave his head, and we won’t recognize him as a Jeopardy champion, he’s dead wrong.”