JEOPARDY! fans have spotted a "disgusting" detail in Mayim Bialik's new photo.
The host took to Instagram amid her recent on-screen blunders.
Mayim Bialik, 46, is hosting Jeopardy! after Ken Jennings' stint and announcement he'd be out for "months."
“I'm handing the keys back to the talented actor-producer-writer-director (!) for a few months," the fan-favorite surprisingly tweeted in May, adding, “We are lucky to have her! I'll be back before the end of the season.”
The permanent hosting slot is said to be decided by the end of Season 38 in July 2022.
But in the meantime, the actress' Instagram was littered with a detail that flustered fans.
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On June 20th, Mayim sadly shared she has COVID-19 in a nearly seven-minute video as fans said she looked "so sick."
With a stained apron, the host explained she was feeling very tired, as her pre-taped game show episodes continue airing.
In a second video on Tuesday, she then asked her fans to follow her podcast and shared some photos from her house.
One included a photo of cat poop that she said she did not feel like scooping up.
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WHAT IS: THAT?
The instagram story showed a dimly lit litter box in the corner by a rusty teal door.
She circled a piece of excrement with a highlighter filter, an arrow, and crassly wrote “Caca.”
Under that, the potential host of America’s longest running trivia show wrote,
“Another thing that made me feel better is temporarily ignoring that there is a piece of poop outside my litter box lol.”
BIALIK'S BAD TIMING?
Though tons of fans wished Mayim a speedy recovery on her page, the timing of Mayim's scribbled share was also strange.
Just days ago, her riotous ruling on a Final Jeopardy was handwriting-related.
During Friday's episode, in a now-viral moment, fans claimed contestant Sadie Goldberger was cheated out of a win, which ultimately went to current champ Megan Wachpress.
The Final Jeopardy! clue read: "Congratulating her on the 1869 release of her biography, Frederick Douglass wrote, 'I have wrought in the day- you in the night."
Champ Megan responded correctly writing "Harriet Tubman."
Sadie also appeared to have the same answer in mind, but she was ruled incorrect for her script penmanship.
Mayim said: "It looks like you were going for 'Harriet Tubman' but you did not finish, so unfortunately that is not going to be acceptable."
Sadie sadly nodded in agreement, and ended up wagering $7,500, which would have given her a grand total that would have made her the new champ over Megan.
Hundreds of fans were furious with the results and rushed to social media – as did the ongoing champ in a rare moment, even she admitted it looked like her answer was fair and legible.
Champ Megan tweeted: “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!)."
Another fan wrote: "Sadie was flat-out jobbed out of a win. I read it right away on the reveal as Harriet Tubman.
"They've counted Final Jeopardy! responses with worse handwriting than that."
Fans even found proof on Facebook of a contestant given points for “even worse” penmanship – not finishing the last name Denver in “John Denver."
Last night’s game saw another gaffe from Mayim who hasn't posted much in the way of the show she seems to want to take over.
She cut off a Jeopardy! champion, Megan, in a wild moment.
That clue read: "You can lead a horse to water but you can't do this," Mayim asked during regular Jeopardy!.
Megan confidently responded, "What is: Drink… what is make-"
Before the player could finish her response, Mayim cut her off.
"No," the actress said.
Megan tried to continue, "What is: Make them drink."
But Mayim said "No," once more.
Middle podium's Ketty then replied "What Is: Make them drink" and was given the $400 instead.
After many fans took to Twitter to say the ruling was "garbage," the show backtracked and fixed the mistake.
“WTF Mayim cuts her off mid-delivery and says no before she could expand her answer. Two shows in a row of true garbage rulings,” one fan fumed after the back-to-back blunders.
When the show came back from a commercial break, Mayim shared she was the one who was over-ruled.
She explained that before Double Jeopardy! there would be a change in score.
Megan was right and the judges ruled that she would receive her points, adding $600 to her total.
The other responder – Ketty – kept her points so two players were given the $600 clue which is irregular.
'KEN HE SAVE THE DAY?'
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.
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 she hasn't bested Ken's ratings since during Season 38.
While many fans have found Mayim to be a perfectly palatable presence, she recently made an off-color joke about marijuana and seemed to recently misunderstand the legacy of the band Queen.
Fans have also found Mayim to be slow with simply ruling responses correct or not in general – regularly eating up time and leaving DJ clues on the board.
To many, Ken, who famously won the most games of Jeopardy! ever in 2004, seems like the natural successor to Alex Trebek.
Overall many feel Mayim's handle on the game doesn't compare to the alum's, whether a contestant is going on a streak this impressive season or not.
Even former streak-holder Mattea stated after her go that she wanted the 74-regular-game winner to take over.
"As a contestant, there is something really special about being on stage with the greatest player of all time," she told Vulture.
Canadian tutor Mattea Roach, Eric Ahasic, beloved rideshare driver Ryan Long, Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio – all from this season – will compete in the Tournament of Champions in November.
Champ Megan who admitted she would love to see the snubbed "Harriet Tubman" contestant return, will play her sixth game tonight.
Many are simply feeling Alex’s are big shoes to fill by Mayim even if she's found her footing – and Ken is the "better fit" between the two – between his poise on-stage and off.
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