An economics professor from Huntington Woods, Michigan...

Allen Goodman

I'm Allen Goodman from Huntington Woods, Michigan. Watch me on Jeopardy!

Rock on Detroit! I'm Allen Goodman from Huntington Woods. Let’s cruise on down Woodward. Watch me on Jeopardy! [Long version aired on Allen's local affiliate, Channel 4, three or four times]

Season 24 player (2008-06-13).

Web site at

Allen detailed his Jeopardy! experience in a PowerPoint presentation.

Father of Season 31 player Sara Goodman.

Allen famously suffered a $2,000-swing ruling reversal when after repeated review of the audio the judges determined that in his response of "What is Namibia?" he actually pronounced the name of the country as "Nabibia." During the game, Allen protested the ruling, albeit unsuccessfully, and stated that it killed his momentum for the rest of the game. The example of this ruling reversal became a standard warning to contestants in contestant producer Maggie Speak's green room spiel given at the start of each tape day. According to this article, when Allen's daughter Sara heard the story in Maggie's spiel as a contestant herself some years later, she piped up with, "That was my father!"

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Allen appeared in the following archived game:
#5485, aired 2008-06-13 Ilana Rembelinsky vs. Allen Goodman vs. Lowell Goodman

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