Ah, Jeopardy!. Is there any TV show that more accurately conjures the feeling of sitting at the kitchen table as a child, half-doing your homework, while your mom cooks dinner and yells at Alex Trebek? (Some of you clearly weren’t raised to understand that there is no greater sin than forgetting to phrase your answer in the “What is…?” format.)
The televised game show, which is in its 35th season, just crowned its “Greatest of All Time,” and devoted Jeopardy! scholars won’t be surprised to learn that it was Ken Jennings, the bad boy of quiz-based entertainment.
The Seattle–based software engineer, who holds the record for Jeopardy!’s longest winning streak and is the highest-earning American game show contestant of all time, beat out contestants James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter for the title on Tuesday night. Almost immediately, the internet saw a revival of the Ken Jennings mania that raged when he first won on the show in 2004.
It’s hard to identify precisely what it is about Jennings that has made him a bona fide Twitter sensation—is it his intellect? His impressive net worth? His wholesome tweets?—but he seems to be one of the few public figures we can all agree is capital-G Good. On top of everything else, the man can execute a truly sick political burn against an overly confident billionaire: