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Pat Pauken

Season 14 1-time champion: $7,200.
Season 13 player (1997-01-21).

Pat appeared on Jeopardy! on 1997-01-21 and lost. Alex gave no explanation for his return to the show on 1998-04-07. In an article published 2019-06-08 in Bowling Green, Ohio's Sentinal-Tribune, Pat indicated that he was invited back because his signaling device malfunctioned, and the game was close enough that TPTB couldn't be sure he wouldn't have won. Pat discussed his return in a YouTube video he made.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: paukenp

Pat! appeared in the following archived game:
#2857, aired 1997-01-21 Breck Jeffery vs. Jennifer Wadsack vs. Pat Pauken
Pat! would later appear on Jeopardy! as Pat Pauken in the following 2 archived games:
#3143, aired 1998-04-08 Pat Pauken vs. Matt Jerram vs. Marsha Allen
#3142, aired 1998-04-07 Chris Weltz vs. Pat Pauken vs. Harmony Jones

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