Another ‘Jeopardy!’ win moves Amy Schneider into 2nd place behind Ken Jennings

Amy Schneider was too legit to quit on Monday’s “Jeopardy!,” as she dominated her competition on the way to yet another historic win. This was her 39th consecutive win, which moved her ahead of Matt Amodio and into second place behind Ken Jennings’ record of 74 consecutive wins in 2004.

On the way to winning $1,319.800, Schneider has appeared unflappable. With no signs of slowing down, coming up with new stories to share during the contestant interviews may prove to be the most challenging part of the game.

For Schneider’s 39th game-time interview, she talked about a stuffed penguin who kept her company during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I was living alone at the time and when I realized that I was not going to have any social life for a while,” Schneider said. “I ordered a stuffed penguin, named her Penny, and then I would just post daily pictures on Instagram about our lives together.”

Video Transcript

- In "U Can't Touch This," he wrapped his thanks to the Lord for blessing me with a mind to rhyme and two hyped feet. Amy?

AMY SCHNEIDER: Who is M.C. Hammer.

- It's hammer time, yes.

KYLIE MAR: Amy Schneider was too legit to quit on Monday's "Jeopardy!" as she dominated her competition on the way to yet another historic win.

- A comfortable win and a 39 day total of $1,319,000. You now have the second-longest streak in "Jeopardy!" history. Let's see how long it will go, folks.

KYLIE MAR: The win moves her ahead of 2021 phenom Matt Amodio and in second place behind Ken Jennings record of 74 consecutive wins in 2004. As wins winds increase, so does her support on social media, with one fan tweeting, "I don't know about any of you guys, but in my household, "Jeopardy!" is now known as "The Amy Show." With an impressive 39 wins and no signs of slowing down, coming up with new stories to tell during the contestant interviews may prove to be the most challenging part of the game.

AMY SCHNEIDER: I was living alone at the time, and when I realized that I was not going to have any social life for a while, I ordered a stuffed penguin, named her Penny, and then I would just post daily pictures on Instagram about our lives together.