Jeopardy! fans accuse Mayim Bialik of ‘FAKING’ reaction to player’s sweet story and want host replaced with Ken Jennings

JEOPARDY! fans have accused Mayim Bialik of “faking” her reaction to a participant’s meet-cute story on Wednesday.

Many viewers want the host to be replaced by Ken Jennings.


Jeopardy!’s Mayim Bialik has grown on some viewers, however felt she had an ‘insincere’ reaction to a participantCredit: ABC
Contestant Jen told a sweet story about meeting her husband, but the host who's had a streak of bad replies responded 'fakely'


Contestant Jen informed a sweet story about assembly her husband, however the host who’s had a streak of dangerous replies responded ‘fakely’Credit: ABC

Mayim, 46, is internet hosting Jeopardy! after Ken’s earlier stretch and his announcement he’d be out for “months.”

Indeed, he wasn’t exaggerating as it is the actress’ eighth straight week.

Tonight, Yungsheng Wang – a Los Angeles, California Public Defender who has sported bowties for 3 nights – defended his title with a 3rd win and $84.3K complete.

But not earlier than a participant’s academia-tinged love story that had many throwing the e-book at its present host.

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Yungsheng was left of new participant Jen.

The college librarian opened up at size through the Q&A portion about how she met her husband in an adorably on-brand manner.

“We labored collectively at a university bookstore,” the contestant sporting a kelly inexperienced high and blazer started as she smiled.

“And we had been simply associates at first and we saved in contact by way of emails and telephone calls whereas had been going to faculties in several elements of California.”

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“And then in the future we simply determined, let’s exit for enjoyable and it turned a date. And a few years later acquired married and had two youngsters!”

Mayim could possibly be heard laughing through the share, however merely responded afterward switching her tone, “That is a sweet bookish story.”

The host appeared to punctuate every phrase and then moved on.

Jeopardy! Twitter didn’t give her a corridor cross, sadly.


Many felt the actress-turned-host was appearing inauthentically and stiffly after the brand new participant opened up in such an surprising manner.

One tweeted, “Do you care concerning the Jeopardy contestant’s backgrounds, or are you a liar?”

“Mayim is a flip the TV off cue. We want Ken full time please,” wrote one other.

“I really feel so dangerous for Jen,” wrote a 3rd.

It’s not the host’s first relatively off response to a Q&A section story.

The neuroscientist earlier replied to one contestant’s earnest children’s autism testing Q&A with a joke.

“Glad to hear spitting in a tube went higher than taking blood,” the host bluntly mentioned.

And in one other recreation in May, a participant mentioned he was in a “fancy sports activities league” and Mayim responded: “That’s so thrilling,” and moved on.

Mayim had another joke that flatlined earlier than Ken returned for his current stretch – she informed a health care provider he was “simply an anesthesiologist, not a surgeon” whereas making a claw movement with her arm.

“Condescension has repeatedly proven to be half of Mayim’s model,” one Twitter consumer wrote earlier.

“I like Mayim, however Ken simply objectively brings a lot extra to internet hosting the sport. Wittier, too,” one other merely wrote tonight.

The scores going into Final had been Yungsheng at $19,200, Alicia at $18,200 and Jen now far behind at $3000.

All three, nonetheless, the integral last clue appropriate, responding with “Soy Beans” which was uncommon and noteworthy to see.

Yungsheng revealed fairly the daring wager – $17.2K – and sowed the seeds of an enthusiastic third victory.

“I’m actually having fun with how excited Yungsheng Wang is because the Jeopardy champ,” one Tweeted after the champ could not assist himself from shouting in pleasure as he received as soon as extra.

Fans are positively liking Yungsheng’s vitality and has revealed he has a tattoo which for some evoked earlier champ Mattea Roach.


Ken and Mayim started filling in for the legendary Alex Trebek after his tragic 2020 passing and a fleet of Season 37 superstar visitor hosts, together with now-disgraced Mike Richards.

The everlasting internet hosting determination remains to be on the board and is alleged to be sealed by the top of Season 38 this month.

Between them, fans largely want the alum after a season of shared internet hosting as video games run extra easily below him.

He famously received probably the most video games ever in 2004 – 74 straight – and to many looks like the pure successor to Alex Trebek having bonded with the late legend.

Many seen there was earlier a clean slate for TV listings for this week’s host – however now, Ken is rumored to return for the last two weeks of Season 38 or July 18th as a substitute.

One fan claimed final evening on Twitter, “Why is Mayim STILL internet hosting? I do not get it. I believed she and Ken had been buying and selling off? She has had WAY extra weeks than he has.”

While Ken hosted a lot of the beginning of Season 38 he is now been gone for fairly some time and this week alone – Mayim had back-to-back situations the place fans felt she “allowed” players’ incomplete responses.

The show’s ratings also nearly doubled to 9.7M viewers when Ken made his first look.

When Mayim took over her internet hosting duties the headcount dropped to 5.9 million viewers throughout a university championship and certainly, she hasn’t bested Ken’s ratings since during Season 38.

While fans have discovered Mayim to be a wonderfully plucky presence, tons of have tweeted about her off-putting poise through the usually pleasing Q&A shares, “slow” response time to contestants, and controversially erroneous games in contrast to Ken.

Mayim confronted fan fury when a participant’s signature was dominated too sloppy in FJ although she had seemingly written “Harriet Tubman.”

And final month – although not the actress-turned host’s fault – there was ironically a typo in Final Jeopardy just days after the spelling snub which could not have come at a worse time.

She additionally lately made an off-color joke about marijuana and appeared to lately misunderstand the legacy of the band Queen.

This as fan-preferred former participant Ken surprisingly tweeted in May, “I’m handing the keys again to the proficient actor-producer-writer-director (!) Mayim Bialik for a couple of months,” including, “We are fortunate to have her! I’ll be again earlier than the top of the season.”

Since then, he is been ‘lei-ing’ low in Hawaii and at home in Seattle, Washington – although he is mentioned he is already been tapped to tape extra episodes for Season 39.

One chance that has been implied by execs is that the actress might simply host spinoffs soon, perhaps with Buzzy Cohen.

One clue was that Ken accepted a 2022 Daytime Emmy award in June alone with out Mayim, who additionally wasn’t in its montage – and she has her sitcom renewed.

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If so, and as many are hoping, Ken would host the main show, with “multiple hosts for the franchise” altogether.

Jeopardy! airs on weeknights at 7 pm ET.

Fans are 'really enjoying' 3-day champ Yungsheng Wang's buzz on Jeopardy!


Fans are ‘actually having fun with’ 3-day champ Yungsheng Wang’s buzz on Jeopardy!Credit: ABC
Stans are using the bow-tie-clad champ's reactions for pro-Ken Jennings gifs


Stans are utilizing the bow-tie-clad champ’s reactions for pro-Ken Jennings gifsCredit: Twitter
Indeed, as some accused Mayim Bialik of 'faking' her enthusiasm as player Jen told her love story, others simply missed Ken


Indeed, as some accused Mayim Bialik of ‘faking’ her enthusiasm as participant Jen informed her love story, others merely missed KenCredit: ABC

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