It was a loss… but it was also a victory of sorts.
But the episode included something that may gain been a diminutive more stunning than the strange York bartender’s loss after winning $411,000 over 12 days.
He got host Alex Trebek to say “dick tree.”
He was honored after the defeat not only for his 12-game streak but also for his oddball personality.
“Austin was external the box ― totally different from what many viewers expect a ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant to be,” Trebek said in a statement cited by The Associated Press. “He was fun to be with and slightly irreverent.”
Fans took to Twitter to send him off with… well… dick trees.
I’m unhappy to see Austin taken down. whether you hafta lose, may as well depart out on the night you execute Alex say Dick Tree #jeopardy
— Linda Cozzolino (@SunshineKitty07) October 13, 2017