Jeopardy!'s Mayim Bialik slammed for 'assisting' contestant as fans say she's 'unfit' to host show

JEOPARDY! fans have slammed Mayim Bialik for "ASSISTING" a contestant Friday.

The actress shockingly allowed a "technically incorrect" response, some said, as others fumed she's "unfit" to host.

Mayim, 46, is hosting Jeopardy! this week, returning after Ken Jennings' three weeks at the helm and shocking announcement he'd be out for "MONTHS."

As Ken announced on Twitter: "I'm handing the keys back to the talented actor-producer-writer-director (!) Mayim Bialik for a few months."

"We are lucky to have her! Thanks for watching, and I'll be back before the end of the season.”

The permanent host will be decided in July at the end of Season 38 – but May 13th's game saw a shocking moment that had fans missing Ken already.

Most read in TV


I was on Love Island and there are four HUGE things the show BANS from TV


Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers reveals bald head amid heartbreaking cancer battle


Loose Women’s Linda Robson slams Rebekah Vardy over Peter Andre comments


Billie Faiers gives a glimpse inside her £1.4m mansion as she chooses worktops

During the regular Jeopardy round, the category was, interestingly enough "Red (Taylor's Version.)

The clue did not have to do with singer Taylor Swift, but it did have many seeing red.

It regarded actor Taylor Momsen – the category having to do with different "Taylors" – he voiced 2000's “How The Grinch Stole Christmas."

Center podium's Marie Shaprio calmly buzzed in with "What is: The Grinch?" – which Mayim allowed.


Fans felt Mayim "gave" the contestant the points, as "The Grinch" seemed to refer to a different film.

"Um it's definitely Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. #jeopardy y'all wrong," one Twitter user wrote.

"They so gave Marie 'The Grinch' #bemorespecific #jeopardy," wrote another.

"@Jeopardy The answer of 'The Grinch' under 'Taylor’s Version' was technically incorrect," began a third.

"That 2000 film was 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.'  What she gave was the title for the animated 2018 film voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch."

A floored fifth user wrote: "Excuse me judges, but 'The Grinch' was made in 2018," wrote another. "How can we accept partial answers?!"

Earlier this week, Mayim seemed to "help" Daniel Nyugen – two-time winner – with a numerical clue at one point:

"So, again Mayim provides the rest of the answer instead of asking 'be more specific!' He says 409 and she adds 'formal.' Seriously???"

Even more fans felt Mayim was subtly assisting the players as another wrote earlier: "Watching that episode makes me miss Mattea [Roach.] That was painful. Mayim answered most of the questions."


Tonight's game also saw an upset of another sense, as Ryan Long, who did an Arnold Schwarzennegger impression during the Q&A round, strongarmed his way to a win.

He'll return Monday, as will Mayim – but more fans noted the overall gameplay under her is "slow," as three times this week Double Jeopardy clues were left on the board and time had run out.

One fan wrote observing as much: "Let's get @KenJennings to be the Full Time host of @Jeopardy!

"Mayim just doesn't create a good flow from question to question. Nothing against her, Ken is just soo much better!"

One observed: "They don't finish Double Jeopardy and leave Clues on the board… they slow!"

During 23-year-old Canadian tutor and fan-favorite Mattea's recent 23-game tear, which was hosted nearly all by Ken, no game ended with clues left.

Another wrote tonight speculating on why the game ended unfinished: "The pause between the contestant's answer & Bialik's 'That is correct' slows the pace & knocks off the cadence."

And a final user fumed: "Why does Mayim Bialik always hesitate before giving the correct answer on Jeopardy. It’s annoying as hell."


Ken and the Big Bang Theory alum started filling in for the legendary Alex Trebek after his tragic passing and a fleet of Season 37 celebrity guest hosts.

Even most recent streak-holder Mattea – now the show's fifth longest-consecutive winner ever -stated after her run she wanted Ken to take over.

"As a contestant, there is something really special about being onstage with the greatest player of all time," the 23-year-old told Vulture about the respected figure.

Mayim has also had a few unfortunate banter blunders with contestants this week, fans felt.

On Tuesday, a contestant explained in the Q&A round that they helped implement a new way for kids to be tested for autism with saliva instead of a prick of blood.

Mayim, who is a neuroscientist, replied to the contestant's earnest research story with a joke: "Glad to hear spitting in a tube went better than taking blood," the host bluntly said.

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article