Sullivan Falls In Second ‘Jeopardy’ Appearance

By on January 5, 2018

Sean Sullivan might not be picking up a comic book for a while. A big wrong bet on an answer about the world’s top comic book publisher knocked the Verona resident out of the running on just his second night on Jeopardy!.

As he did on his first show Thursday night, Sullivan seemed to warm slowly to the buzzer. But when he found it, he quickly vaulted into the lead, buoyed by questions on Salt Lake City’s Jordan river and the “down” nickname for residents of Maine (Downeaster). By the end of the Jeopardy round, Sullivan was in the lead with $5,400.

Sullivan, a financial planner who is a long-time member of Verona’s Board of Adjustment, seemed to run away with the Double Jeopardy round, pocketing a couple of questions on “isms” and electrical inventor Nikola Tesla. His opponents, meanwhile, slipped behind on incorrect responses.

But the Final Jeopardy question did Sullivan in. Its answer involved the renaming of MLJ Publishers after its lead teen character. The company became famous for Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and, of course, Archie.

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Sullivan’s $4,500 bet left him $700 short of a first-place finish, but his two-day winnings were hardly comic: $25,100.

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  1. Noreen Sullivan

    January 6, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Loved watching Sean Sullivan compete on Jeopardy. Have a beautiful 23 year old son named Sean Sullivan who is on the autism spectrum. Born and raised in Verona, my cell started buzzing when Sean was announced. Go Verona!!!

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