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 Bialik rewarded a Jeopardy! response that fans fumed was ‘technically incorrect’ Friday
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.
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?!”
Fans were instantly stunned by the sudden departure from the show’s Greatest of All Time champion as many want him to take over instead.
One wrote: “For a few months? Guess I won’t be watching for that long, then.”
“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.