Tom the Hot Bartender Just Became Everyone's Favorite 'Jeopardy!' Contestant

by John Boone 1:35 PM PDT, October 27, 2015
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Jeopardy! is not an easy game.

Some contestants make it harder than it actually is, but, as a viewer, there is no better feeling than when you know the correct answer and the professor or librarian or middle school principal on TV does not. And then there’s Tom the bartender.

This was what happened when he didn’t know the answer to Final Jeopardy:

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Tom Flynn of Goshen, New York may not have won his episode -- actually, he finished in last place -- but he won the heart of the Internet, who dubbed him the best Jeopardy! contestant ever:

It doesn’t hurt that he is really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

This contestant is probably the hottest Jeopardy player in many seasons. Who is Tom? #jeopardy

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Others were turned off by his Zoolander-like mugging for the cameras and/or distracted by how EFFING STRESSED Tom seemed.

What a babe? What a fool? What, indeed.

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