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'Jeopardy!' Fans Are Outraged Over the Change Mayim Bialik Made on the Show

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  • Mayim BialikMayim BialikAmerican neuroscientist, actor and author
  • Ken JenningsAmerican author

When Ken Jenningsrecently signed off Jeopardy!and Mayim Bialiktook his place at the lectern, viewers voiced their opinions. But now, Jeopardy!fans are much more focused on a different change made on the show.

After returning as Jeopardy!host on January 31, Mayim started pulling double duty on February 8 for the quiz show’s latest special, the National College Championship. Over the past several nights, many folks have watched The Big Bang Theorystar lead contestants through the first half of the game and announce commercial breaks by saying: “That brings us to the end of a very back-and-forth Single Jeopardy! round. Double Jeopardy! is up after this.”

Quit making “Single #Jeopardy” happen. 😒🥴 pic.twitter.com/JmUBNPQD4y

— AC 😷 (@ACinPhilly) February 5, 2022

In case you missed that, Mayim added the word “single” to create the phrase “Single Jeopardy!” As fans know, players kick off the competition by answering a total of 30 clues in six categories with values from $200 to $1,000. When the board is cleared, it signals that the first part of the show is over and contestants move on to Double Jeopardy!, in which the values are twice the amount as before. The show concludes with one more clue in Final Jeopardy!.

While it mighttechnically be true that the first half of the game could be considered Single Jeopardy!, it isn’t usually called that, and lots of Jeopardy!fans are letting Mayim know on Twitter how upset they are by the modification.

“There's no reason hearing Mayim say 'Single Jeopardy' should annoy me as much as it does but it makes me irrationally annoyed,” one person wrote. “It's been driving me nuts! She didn’t do that in the past, did she? Single Jeopardy is NOT a thing!” another added.

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