The Internet is collectively swooning over Tom from ‘Jeopardy!’



Christine Friar


Published Oct 27, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 6:05 pm CDT

We’ll take “Your New Crush,” for 300. 

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Last night’s episode of Jeopardy! featured a contestant so hot, the Internet couldn’t contain itself. Tom Flynn, a bartender from Goshen, New York, may not have wowed anyone with his score, but he took the win in sex appeal.

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He faced off against Beth Horn, a nanny from Dallas, Texas, and Sean Anderson, a law professor from Champaign, Illinois, and even though they had him beat points-wise for most of the game, Tom managed to steal the spotlight on Twitter. 

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The final nail in his heartthrob coffin came during Final Jeopardy when he didn’t have the correct answer. Instead of taking a guess, he went ahead and made himself into a living meme by simply writing “What” as his answer, and the Internet rejoiced. 

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Well played, Tom. 
H/T The Cut | Screengrab via AnkhiKrolLaw/Twitter

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2015, 3:05 pm CDT