‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Call Out Mayim Bialik For Inconsistent Ruling On Game Show


Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik has once again found herself in a barrage of criticisms as numerous fans of the popular game show have accused her of double standards when she enforced some inconsistent rules during a recent Wednesday episode of the show.

The incident took place during the Double Jeopardy! round of the show when the contestants started choosing clues from the category called “Presidential Doin’s”, and one of the players, Kyle Marshall, was at the receiving end of Bialik’s controversial ruling.


The controversial ruling against contestant Kyle Marshall

BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – NOVEMBER 18: Actress Mayim Bialik arrives at the Saban Community Clinic’s 43rd Annual Dinner Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 18, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Image Press Agency)

During the episode of the game show, a clue that read, “Appointed Henry Clay as Secretary of State; 2 years after leaving the White House, he found a new role in the House (of Representatives),” was supplied to the contestants.


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One of the gameshow competitors, Kyle Marshall, quickly buzzed in with the response, “Who is Adams?” however, the host, who was not satisfied with the answer, requested a further explanation, which the contestant clarified by saying, “Who is John Adams.”

Bialik, who was still dissatisfied with the contestant’s response, declared the answer incorrect. The defending champion Ilhana Redzovic swiftly intervened to seize the opportunity and stated that the answer was John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.

02 February 2019 – Westwood, California – Mayim Bialik. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Los Angeles Premiere held at Regency Village Theatre. Photo Credit: PMA/AdMedia

However, things took a different turn and got the fans riled up when the host failed to enforce the same rule earlier on when Kyle Marshall answered a previous question about William Henry Harrison where the contestant gave a short answer ‘Harrison’ instead of saying the full name.

‘Jeopardy!’ fans react to Mayim Bialik’s controversial ruling

Jeopardy! fans have taken to social media to express their anger against the double standard employed by Bialik on the game show. “Why did Mayim ask for clarification on ‘Adams’ but not on ‘Harrison,’” a fan asked.

“If there exists a coherent principle explaining why the #Jeopardy judges did not give a ‘be more specific’ prompt to ‘Harrison’ but they did to “Adams,” in the same category,” a second person stated. “I have no idea what that principle might be.”

LOS ANGELES – MAY 30: Mayim Bialik at the 29th Annual Environmental Media Awards at the Montage Hotel on May 30, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA

“I feel like if the Jeopardy! judges take just ‘Harrison’ instead of requiring ‘William Henry’ or ‘Benjamin’,” another fan cautioned, “then they should also take ‘Adams’ without asking which one.”

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