Jeopardy! fans shocked as Mayim ‘cuts off’ player Armand from rephrasing correct response & say she ‘wanted’ to snub him | The Sun
28th June 2022

JEOPARDY! fans were shocked by Mayim Bialik's hosting once more on Monday.

Dozens said she "cut off" contestant Armand from rephrasing his already CORRECT response and even "wanted" to snub him.


Mayim, 46, is hosting Jeopardy! for her seventh straight week after Ken Jennings' recent stint and his announcement he'd be out for "months."

Fans are waiting with bated breath for him to return and for the permanent hosting decision, said to be sealed by the end of Season 38 in July 2022.

Tonight, Joe Feldman – a technology worker from Maryland – dialed into his second win with $45K total.

But Armand Sanchez, a high school teacher from San Jose, California – was the player Mayim had "no trouble cutting off."

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Armand was in the lead going into the first commercial having picked up multiple clues and a Daily Double.

Now-two-time winner Joe raced ahead with an F1 category that concluded the first round.

Then arrived the Double Jeopardy moment that many called into question.

The clue read: "Also called a Vestry, it's a room in a church where clergy change into their robes & where holy objects are kept."

Armand correctly responded: "Sacristy."

However, Mayim quickly said "No."

No other player responded, and Mayim ruled directly afterward that he failed to respond in the form of a question to the $2,000 clue.

She told him, "Armand your response was correct but you forgot your phrasing. And we do need that in Double Jeopardy."

This ruling left Armand in a distant third place going into Final Jeopardy, his late attempt at a comeback shut out.

'SHE CUT HIM OFF'

However, fans felt Mayim did not give Armand a chance to add "what is."

"Ahh man. I feel bad for Armand," one fan wrote.

Another agreed, "Armand’s turn to get screwed……"

A third asked, "Is @missmayim cutting people off by saying 'no' when they forget to say 'what is…' but still have time to correct their answer? Seems she did this to Armand."

A third explained on how the host handled the tricky task, "I don’t there’s anything conclusive there to dispute the ruling that there was lack of phrasing.

"But I think Mayim should have waited for time time lights to fully run out before ruling 'no.'

"Armand should have been given maximum time to correct himself."

Others wondered why Mayim emphasized they needed the "what is" specifically in "Double Jeopardy" as another furious fan simply replied, "I agree."

HOST OF ISSUES

Ken and Mayim began filling in for the legendary Alex Trebek after his tragic 2020 passing and a fleet of Season 37 celebrity guest hosts, including now-disgraced Mike Richards.

During the recent installment of his podcast, Omnibus, Ken revealed he has already been scheduled for tapings in June for Season 39.

The show's ratings nearly doubled to 9.7M viewers when Ken made his first appearance.

When Mayim took over her hosting duties the headcount dropped to 5.9 million viewers during a college championship and indeed, she hasn't bested Ken's ratings since during Season 38.

While fans have found Mayim to be a perfectly plucky presence, hundreds have tweeted about her off-putting poise during the typically enjoyable Q&A shares, "slow" response time to contestants and controversially erroneous games compared to Ken.

As fans are simply hoping the battle will end soon, Jeopardy! airs at 7 pm ET on weeknights.

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