JEOPARDY! fans have slammed Mayim Bialik after the host was accused of accepting another sloppy answer. This has led loyal viewers to beg former
JEOPARDY! fans have slammed Mayim Bialik after the host was accused of accepting another sloppy answer.
This has led loyal viewers to beg former contestant Sadie Goldberger to return after they claimed she was “robbed” of a victory.
Jeopardy! fans called out Mayim Bialik for accepting a ‘sloppy answer’[/caption]
Contestant Leigh Jahnig’s Final Jeopardy! answer was accepted despite pushback from fans[/caption]
It all kicked off during the July 8th episode of Jeopardy! which had host Mayim, 46, ask the contestants the final question: “A 2021 study suggested that an asteroid that struck the Jordan Valley c. 1650 B.C. gave rise to the story of this city in Genesis 19.”
While returning champion Brian Ahern incorrectly guessed “Babel,” contestant Leigh Jahnig seemed to struggle.
Her board showed she previously answered “The Great Flood” before crossing it out and going with what looked like “Sodom.”
“What is, it looked like ‘The Great Flood,’ but it became Sodom,” Mayim told Leigh before revealing, “that is correct!”
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That would take Leigh’s game total to $32,000, but it would not hold up as contestant Robert Won would become the new champion by a single dollar after he ended up with $32,001.
However, fans were more focused on Mayim accepting another questionable answer.
One fan wrote in an online thread: “Now a sloppy answer was accepted from Leigh? This is like what happened when I thought Sadie wrote down Harriet Tubman but it was sloppy. Mayim said Sadie didn’t finish her answer and it looked like she did.
“Just because of what happened today, I still think Sadie should be brought back. I guess sloppy answers can be allowed. Jeopardy should bring Sadie back.”
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“Mayim is frustrating to say the least,” another said, while a third urged for Ken Jennings to return behind the podium.
WHAT IS CONTROVERSY
Back on June 17th, contestant Sadie lost after having the correct answer but not writing it out in full.
Mayim told Sadie at the time: “… It looks like you were going for ‘Harriet Tubman’ but you did not finish, so unfortunately that is not going to be acceptable.”
Sadie nodded in agreement, but seemed to look disappointed in the results.
She ended up wagering $7,500, which would have given her a grand total of $17,300 if her answer was accepted and would have beaten the champ at the time Megan Wachspress.
“Sadie was flat-out jobbed out of a win. I read it right away on the reveal as Harriet Tubman,” one angry fan wrote at the time.
“They’ve counted Final Jeopardy! responses with worse handwriting than that.”
“She got robbed,” another said while one reacted: “Megan has to be one of the flukiest multiple day champions ever.”
‘I’D LOVE TO SEE SADIE AGAIN’
Megan would respond to her critics and tweet: “It’s probably inappropriate for me to say anything about the judges’ call in FJ yesterday (you can see my immediate reaction on the tape).
“But will say I’d love to see Sadie compete again (if she wants to!).
“She is a formidable and gracious player with impressive knowledge.”
Earlier this month, fans claimed Mayim accepted an answer with a spelling error as champion at the time, David Bzdak, wrote “French Guyana” for his final Jeopardy! answer and was deemed correct.
However, one eagle-eyed viewer wrote: “David misspelled ‘Guiana’ in French Guiana, by replacing the ”I’ with a ‘Y.’
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“Guyana is a separate South American country located due west of Suriname which is located due west of French Guiana.”
Fellow contestant Eleanor Dixon would end up beating out David with her winnings of $20,818.
Fans begged former contestant Sadie Goldberger to return to the show after they previously claimed she was ‘robbed’ of a victory[/caption]
Even former champ Megan Wachspress recently voiced her hope of seeing Sadie return[/caption]
Some viewers are hoping Ken Jennings will be named permanent host over Mayim[/caption]