Current “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider has accomplished a lot during her run.
She’s the first openly trans champion to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, which will be held later this year. She’s the highest-earning woman in “Jeopardy!” history. She’s the fifth millionaire during the show’s decade-long run, and the fourth to do so during regular gameplay. She’s also the woman with the longest win streak in the show’s history and currently has the third-highest win streak ever.
Although she’s only a few days of beating Matt Amodio’s second-place record of 38 games, some “Jeopardy!” fans are hoping that she won’t be able to beat host Ken Jenning’s all-time record of 74 games, which he set back in 2004.
Are ‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Getting ‘Bored’ With Amy Schneider?
On Tuesday, one “Jeopardy!” fan took to Reddit to ask just that question: “Is anyone else kind of bored from all of these runaway games?”
“Runaways are fun to watch, but I do miss the excitement that comes when another player seems to be a challenger and is still in the running as the game comes to a close,” one fan wrote.
Lately, Amy Schneider has earned such a commanding lead during the game that she can – and has – bet $20,000 dollars in the “Final Jeopardy!” round, lost it all, and still came out on top!
“I’m getting bored with it,” another shared. “Not because I want Amy to lose, but because so many of the games are not even a competition. It’s like watching a baseball team that is leading 12-0 after 2 innings every single game and then winning.”
“I like the trivia element more, but I also like the relative excitement of a close game or a nail-biter ending once in a while. So Amy’s run has gotten predictable and a bit boring to me,” another fan wrote. “Had we not had Matt’s run so recently, or if she had been on before Matt played, I think there would be more excitement at watching Amy and seeing how far she would go. It’s like super champ fatigue.”
“I think it’s because we’ve had two 30+ winners so quickly back to back,” another echoed. “What we saw from Matt was pretty amazing and exceptional and then all of sudden, it’s happening again with Amy.”
“I like Amy and it’s a testament to how skilled she is with all these runaways,” they added. “I just wish there was a little more competition from her opponents and a little more tension for FJ.”
Some Fans Are Watching For The Day When Amy Will Finally Meet Her Match!
“I like to cheer for the underdogs every night,” one fan wrote. “Amy is ridiculously smart though, but I have hope every night that someone out smarts her.”
“Apparently we’re in the minority but yes, I’m ready for Amy to be done,” another wrote. She’s great and insanely intelligent but after a few wins, the champ has a huge advantage over any incoming contestants and it gets a little stale.”
“Amy is amazing, the game is better off with her as a contestant,” another wrote. “With that said, I wish we could get a once weekly taste of that free for all among three nervous contestants (one maybe slightly less nervous). Sometimes I get it on a Daytime Jeopardy game I’ve missed, but that’s rare.”
“Yes. I’m actually more frustrated at the miscalculations the other contestants make against Amy,” another added. “They absolutely need to grab the daily doubles away from her to make it a game and when they get control it’s always ‘questions that Amy will beat me to the buzzer on for $400’ instead of taking a shot where it will be. I keep watching, but it does take some of the interest out of it.”
“Seeing one person constantly dominate has gotten so old for me,” another wrote. “Like it’s nothing personal against them, I just want a break from superchamps. I miss the parades of new people doing well every week. I miss competitive games where everyone looks excited to have a real shot. I miss the ‘who’s it gonna be’ that lingers through DJ. As much as I can dream of being in their position, watching a small handful of people control half a season dulls the spirit of the game for me.”
No one knows how long Amy’s run will go on for, but, as of Wednesday’s game, Amy Schneider had again scored a commanding lead going into the “Final Jeopardy!” round. Amy had $32,800, while challengers Ashley and Dimitri only had $6,800 and $6,200, respectively.
Only Amy got the “Final Jeopardy” question incorrect and lost $15,000 dollars. However, that was still enough for her to take home $17,800 for the episode and earn her a 36-day total of $1,181,800.
This means that Amy is only two games away from tying with Matt Amodio’s second-place record. Can it be done? Fans will just have to tune in and find out!