'Not my job': Host Mayim Bialik mocks John Michael Higgins seeking help on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: On October 23, Sunday, 'Jeopardy!' host Mayim Bialik mockingly retaliated after 'Pitch Perfect' star John Michael Higgins risked losing a big stake on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'. Early in the game, Higgins -- who on the show went by the middle name Michael -- was the king of the Daily Doubles, scoring two in the first round.
Higgins paused and considered whether he wanted to risk it all again after going for a "true Daily Double," which required risking all he had the first time, especially after building a commanding $9,000 lead over his rivals, Aisha Tyler and Matt Rogers. Biology was the subject of Daily Double number two. Rogers, an American comedian, teased the star as he took a dramatic pause by yelling, "Do it, do it!"
Higgins admitted that he was "so tempted to do it" before turning to look at the other players and stating, "Let's do it." While the crowd praised Higgins' choice, he pleaded with Bialik to "stop me" from making the wager as soon as he felt regret.
"That's not my job," Mayim snapped back and read the clue instead. She read, "Animals like frogs that can live on land or water are known as these, from the Greek for 'both' and 'life'." Higgins answered the question "What is an amphibian?" accurately, raising his total to $24,000, giving him an unbeatable lead.
Fans adored it when they saw his risky move online. On fan wrote, "Let's gooo! John Michael Higgins doing what I want to see a celebrity do on this show!" A second fan pointed out Higgings asking Bialik for help and wrote, "John! Don't tell @missmayim what to do!" to which another fan responded, "He successfully doubled everything!"
LET’S GOOO! JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS DOING WHAT I WANT TO SEE A CELEBRITY DO ON THIS SHOW! #CelebrityJeopardy— Jeric BOO!👻al (@thejericbrual) October 24, 2022
Another fan tweeted, "John Michael Higgins, the James Holzhauer of #CelebrityJeopardy 😝." Praising Heggins, another fan wrote, "They Say that fortune favors the bold. And it holds true for John Michael Higgins. A huge lead with two true Daily Doubles after the second round."
John Michael Higgins, the James Holzhauer of #CelebrityJeopardy 😝— Jeremiah Yap (@SoleSurvivorYap) October 24, 2022
They Say that fortune favors the bold.— Marcus Yates (@ChillGamerMac) October 24, 2022
And it holds true for John Michael Higgins. A huge lead with two true Daily Doubles after the second round.
His strat for Triple Jeopardy?#CelebrityJeopardy pic.twitter.com/mJuHeMUisX
The first round of the tournament-based spinoff is currently complete. Celebrities Ike Barinholtz, Simu Liu, and Iliza Shlesinger won their respective quarterfinal matches before facing off in a semifinal encounter that Ike won. Higgins will now have to wait for the results of the next two rounds to find out who he will play in the championship match. The top celebrity will ultimately donate $1 million to the charity of their choice.