Jeopardy! update: fan favorite, Austin Rogers, is still killing it on the show, and we're not just talking about his now 12-day winning streak and prize money.
On Wednesday's episode, host Alex Trebek prompted Rogers to share details about his outfit, stating, "Let's talk about your wardrobe, because it has changed quite a bit in the two weeks you've been on the program." He then asked Rogers, "Everything you have worn, though, has been purchased where?" Rogers responded, "Thrift shops. I buy everything, everything except the black suit. I've worn, everything I've worn, is from a thrift shop. Every blazer, every tie, jeans, shoes, all of it." The entertainer then humorously stated, "I buy everything at thrift shops. People on the Upper East Side will give away completely good things. Except health care, apparently."
Not only does Austin got jokes, but he's also got moves. Now known for his hilarious charade routines during the show's opening introductions, Rogers played the role of an orchestra conductor to the Jeopardy theme song on Monday's episode and made a balloon animal out of thin air before mouthing to the camera that it was a puppy on Tuesday's show.
In a recent interview, Rogers explained how he comes up with his hilarious moves for every introduction, sharing, "Each time I kept forgetting that I needed to kill 11 seconds, so they’d announce the third position and I’d be like, 'Oh no, I didn’t think of something. Crap, think of something. Balloon animal!'"
As for his current total winnings, during Wednesday's "Final Jeopardy", the entertainer had us worried for a second as Trebek asked Rogers, "Austin, you seemed a little perturbed or perplexed by this clue. What did you write down?" Of course the eccentric contestant was just bluffing, because he got it right, which took his total winnings to $411,000 in 12 days.