'Jeopardy!' host Mayim Bialik slammed for mocking champ Daniel Nguyen over wrong response
'Jeopardy!' host Mayim Bialik drew criticism from fans after laughing at a contestant's erroneous response. On the May 12 episode of the show, contestants were given a clip from Panic! At The Disco's 'Panic! Live performance at the Billboard Music Awards.' Participant Daniel Nguyen botched his response and was teased by presenter Mayim Bialik.
"Where did the 'Jonas Brothers' come from?" Daniel stammered when asked about the name of the band, and host Mayim mockingly answered, "No," eliciting laughs from the studio audience. Daniel is the show's current champion, with a two-day winning streak and total wins of $25,199. Nevertheless, this was not his first misstep when asked about music. He wrongly referred to rapper 50 Cent as "50 Cents" in a question about a "Queens singer" who performed at this year's Super Bowl. Fans had called that error "offensive" and "disrespectful." This time, however, they have taken offense to the host's reaction.
Raise your (digital) hand if you're from Queens! pic.twitter.com/9sSXh1k5VD— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) May 12, 2022
"Mayim Bialik Has ruined jeopardy for me. Worst game show host. Hands down," a user bashed Mayim over her behavior on the show.
Mayim Bialik Has ruined jeopardy for me. Worst game show host. Hands down.— Janson (@Jansonuofl) May 12, 2022
Another wrote, "Mayim Bialik is so horrible as the host of Jeopardy. The game just doesn't flow with her as the host. It wld be a tragedy if she's picked as the permanent host over Ken Jennings. Ken is the only choice. #Jeopardy."
Mayim Bialik is so horrible as the host of Jeopardy. The game just doesn't flow with her as the host. It wld be a tragedy if she's picked as the permanent host over Ken Jennings. Ken is the only choice. #Jeopardy— Eric Sloss (@EricSloss1383) May 10, 2022
Another user claimed, "I will not watch Jeopardy with Mayim Bialik as host."
I will not watch Jeopardy with Mayim Bialik as host.— Dawn Mitchell (@Squirt80600199) May 11, 2022
One user wondered, "why did they just LAUGH at this man’s incorrect answer on #Jeopardy"
why did they just LAUGH at this man’s incorrect answer on #Jeopardy …. don’t give p!atd the credit they don’t deserve. that WAS the jonas brothers for me— :D (@wolfgirl521) May 12, 2022
Mayim has been hosting 'Jeopardy!' following Ken Jennings' declaration of a long hiatus. Fans are waiting for clues as to which of the two presenters will take over as permanent host after the legendary Alex Trebek. The show's viewership nearly quadrupled when Ken, 47, made his debut, and he also hosted throughout opponent Amy Schneider's two-month winning streak. After Amy left in January, Ken's ratings dropped, although he still got 9.2 million views, exceeding Wheel of Fortune and other competitive game shows. However, the count dropped to 5.5 million viewers when Mayim took over as presenter, and many fans have since called for Ken to be brought back.