TODAY | February 18, 2013
>>> 17-year-old leonard cooper is enjoying newfound fame as jeopardy's team champion. not so much his win as to how he won that has everybody buzzing. a lot of people are calling this answer for final jeopardy the best answer in the show's history. take a look.
>> the subject is military men. this is the clue. on june 6th , 1944 , he said "the eyes of the world are upon you." now we go to leonard cooper. he is looking pretty happy. why? did he come up with dwight david eisenhower ?
>> no, i didn't.
>> you didn't? some guy in normandy but i just won $75,000. you did, indeed.
>> leonard cooper, good morning to you, man.
>> yeah. the man.
>> great answer. how did you know you were going to win, though?
>> it wasn't a sure thing. the kid on my far right could have caught me, if he had gotten it right. the kid was 14, i think, a freshman, in ninth grade. he hadn't had u.s. history yet. i didn't think that he was going to get the question about history when i saw the category military guys because even in the turn he hadn't been getting a lot of the military or american history questions.
>> wow! sizing up the competition.
>> we're going to play our own game of jeopardy right now.
>> it's all on you. it's all on him.
>> no, it's not.
>> yes, it is.
>> we didn't rig it like that. which president was the only one to be elected twice but not in a row? was it -- [ buzzer ]
>> grover cleveland .
>> yeah, it was grover cleveland . yeah.
>> very good.
>> all right.
>> we're doing great so far.
>> when you say "we."
>> you mean leonard ?
>> me and leonard .
>> i was actually going to give you a multiple choice .
>> i don't think that's going to be happening a lot.
>> i wouldn't have even needed to know a president. which president gave camp david its name after his father and grandson?
>> dwight d. eisenhower is correct. that's an old person answer.
>> that's good. tied 1-1 now.
>> question three, folks. here we go. which president once got stuck in the white house --
>> i didn't see that.
>> william taft .
>> right there.
>> got stuck in the tub and they had to use butter to get him out. my kind of guy.
>> oh, okay. okay. that's a little unfair, folks.
>> come on, leonard . we can do it.
>> weight question, al roker . unfair. here we go, number four. which president's secret service code name is renegade?
>> yes, sir?
>> can we hear the other choices?
>> george bush , barack obama , john f. kennedy , richard nixon .
>> i'm going to go with president obama .
>> that would be correct, sir.
>> wow! can we double down? can we triple down?
>> which president briefly kept two bears of pets on the white house lawn?
>> thomas jefferson , james monroe , andrew jackson , chester arthur .
>> james monroe .
>> you can't give two answers. what is that?
>> thomas jefferson .