Jeopardy! champion Austin Rogers stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to celebrate his 12 episode winning streak and more than 400 thousand dollars in winnings. He is now ranked fifth for all-time regular season winnings. But it turns out that Fallon and Rogers go way back. They met 15 years ago where Rogers still bartends at a pub called The Gaf in New York City. When Fallon was presented with video of their upcoming Jeopardy! guest he recalled saying, "That's my Austin! That's my baby!"
But what Fallon was most tickled by was Austin's approach to his Jeopardy! introductions. Rogers would basically mime and be a goofball during the moment when the camera was on him and they announced his name and how much he had won so far. "And then you inflated a balloon," Fallon laughed, "You made a balloon animal and then held it up and said, 'It's a puppy.'"