‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Say Mayim Bialik Is Ruining & Slowing Show Down?

'Jeopardy!' Fans Say Mayim Bialik Is Ruining & Slowing Show Down? [YouTube]

Jeopardy! fans still think Mayim Bialik is ruining the show. This comes amid the ongoing criticism about her. Fans haven’t still gotten used to her hosting style. In fact, they don’t think she’s the right fit. Most agree that she’s only slowing down the show.

In a recent episode, they slammed her for her “awful” habit after she “interrupts” a contestant who was “trying to speak.” There are many things that bother the fans and her slowing down the pace of the show is just one of them. Read on to see what else Bialik got criticized for.

Jeopardy June 30th Contestants [YouTube]

Does Mayim Bialik interrupt a shaken contestant?

On Thursday’s episode of Jeopardy!, Mayim Bialik interrupted a shaken-up contestant. Fans didn’t like what they just witnessed. Some claim the player was simply just “trying to speak.” Others called Bialik out for her “awful” habit. Along with the prolonged pauses, they also don’t like it when she interrupts the contestants.

Mayim Bialik is hosting another week of the beloved quiz show. Fans have been trying to give her a chance but it’s been hard. During the Thursday, June 30 episode, she was accused of interrupting a player while “breaking the flow” of the game show. Returning champ Halley Ryherd had to go up against Dave Budzak, a professor from Syracuse, New York.

Jeopardy Contestant Dave Budzak [YouTube]
A Double Jeopardy! popped up on the screen. The clue read, “Louis ‘Grandpa’ Jones was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry & a longtime cast member of this country music TV show.”

Dave buzzed in and said, “What is: Hee Haw?”

Mayim Bialik responded, “Correct.”

Things took a turn when Dave was hot on his winning streak. He prepared himself for the next clue. “Finish the category for…” he said. Bialik interrupted him and said, “That puts you in the lead!” Dave appeared stunned since he never got the chance to finish his response.

Mayim Bialik Interrupts Player [YouTube]

Jeopardy! fans call out her bad hosting once again

Once again, Jeopardy! fans weren’t happy with Mayim Bialik interrupting the player. They took to Twitter to call her out for her bad hosting style. Some were also shocked that the former child star halted the gameplay to announce a lead change. They think she’s disrupting the flow of the show.

  • “You’ve got to be kidding me, Mayim Bialik.”
  • “She has terrible timing. Absolutely the worst host.”
  • “Mayim breaking the flow of the game to announce a lead change at an inopportune moment, in the middle of a contestant trying to speak…”
  • Jeopardy is kinda sucking lately… Mayim interrupting the flow to announce every lead change.”
  • “Mayim is ruining Jeopardy for me.”

Mayim Bialik doesn’t always get backlash. Some fans of The Big Bang Theory alum think she’s refreshing and pleasant to watch. What are your thoughts on her hosting style? Do you agree that she ruining and slowing down the show? Sound off below in the comment section.

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Chanel Adams


  1. I really hope she isn’t permanent host. I’m not sure I’ll continue watching if she is. It’s painful to watch lately. I have tried giving her a chance, but am enjoying watching less each week.

    1. I totally agree. And she keeps putting a hard G in sinGer, rinGer. There episodes in a row she’s done this.

    2. blossom sucks. dude answer johnson as president and didn’t even make him differentiate which one. my gf and i both can’t stand her. we suffer through it, but if she ever got the gig permanently or like ever again after the contract is up, we’re done. and we’re fanatics. we’ll just quit.

  2. My wife and I have watched Jeopardy almost every night for years. Because we cannot stand to watch Myam Bialik we now never watch it. She is pretty much disgusting to watch as she single handedly destroys a show that we have loved. When Ken Jennings hosts the show flows and is pleasing to watch in the style we have grown to love.
    Any time she is on, we will not watch.

  3. Please, please bring back Ken!!! He has the pace of the show and is very enjoyable to watch. If she is permanent, the show won’t survive as we know it. I’ll be gone!

  4. I don’t like her she is rude and inerups the contestants talks way too much the show is not about her it is about the contestants please don’t put her in as the host please

    1. Gee, so glad she is there to hold down the podium with her “womenspreading” arm posture! Such a cliche move to “claim more space”. Also, the nasty, competitive way she has of correcting the contestants’ answers and pronunciation!

  5. Tried to give her a fair shake, alas, I do not like her hosting style at all. Everything is very choppy and there is no smooth flow to the game. Don’t dislike her as a person, but she IS NOT the right host for this show!

  6. I have watched Jeopardy for 50+ years…Mayim is upbeat, positive and pleasant… but she does not have the innate talent and ability that made Ken Jennings the G.O.A.T. in Jeopardy… She has awkward pauses and reacts slowly to correct answers and slows the game down and leaves the audience and the players in suspense as to the acceptable answer… Mayim gets a C+ for effort and attitude… Ken gets an A+ and is clearly the best person to become the permanent host.

  7. I do not like her style. Especially on daily doubles. It seems she is waiting for the answer to be correct and too much time passes before she says. That’s correct. I also think when a player misses an answer she tells them the correct one in a tone that says how could you miss this.

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