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90-Year-olds Rooting for Amy Schneider on Jeopardy! Are My One Source of Joy

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Jeopardy! contestants since the show lifted the cap on consecutive wins in 2003. Schneider is the most successful openly trans competitor in the show's history.

Cinching her icon status in a pop music category last week, she got an question right and a Nickelback question wrong. She is simply a sensation.

In the world of die-hard Jeopardy! fandom, that means Schneider has picked up a steadfast community of wholesome, whip-smart nerds—loyal trivia-heads united in their memory of arcane facts, and their insistence on answering in the form of a question.

Among fans, Schneider is known for her loose curls, string of pearls, and sense of humility despite her historic winning streak. “You are a brilliant, lovely woman who has great cardigans,” one supporter to Schneider last week, exemplifying  Jeopardy!

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