‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik Admitted This Aspect of the Quiz Show Makes Her Feel ‘Stupidest’
Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik has expressed she’s having the time of her life hosting the classic answer-and-question program. Still, although she has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, the actor recently shared she doesn’t feel all that intelligent when she’s working with the show’s writers.
Mayim Bialik has said working on ‘Jeopardy!’ is ‘not easy’ but it’s ‘special’
“These are long days,” she said. “These are not easy days. … You need to think on your feet; you need to pronounce words in the Navajo language, which is not something I had ever done before. Learning to name the lakes of Africa. I’m literally being asked to squeeze my brain. It’s not easy work. But there was something really special that I felt there, and I can’t explain it.”
Five games are filmed every day. And Bialik added that as far as she is concerned, “It’s my job to be as seamless as possible and not be noticeable. Whether that’s the pattern of my blazer or the number of mistakes that I make that we need to do pickups for—that’s what kind of job this is.”
The actor joked about the ‘Jeopardy!’ writers’ room
The former Big Bang Theory star’s résumé rarely fails to impress. In her appearances on programs, whether talk shows or podcasts, Bialik’s neuroscience degree is a dazzling fun fact. She is the first to say, however, that having it doesn’t always make her feel smarter, especially in Jeopardy!‘s writers’ room, which she told Kelly Clarkson on the singer’s daytime show is its own eye-opening experience.
“If you want to feel the stupidest, sit in the writers’ room of Jeopardy!” she joked. “Because I mean, I crawl in like, ‘Good morning, everyone, Igor is here.'”
Still, she added that hosting Jeopardy! “is very fun” and “very fast-paced. There’s someone in my ear kind of telling me things all day, which is its own kind of madness.”
Bialik will be seen throughout the show’s 38th season
The game show announced in December that Bialik and fellow host Ken Jennings will remain as co-hosts through the current 38th season. The Jeopardy! Twitter account posted: “We are delighted to let you know our excellent and experienced team in front of and behind the camera will continue into 2022: @missmayim and @kenjennings will share hosting duties through the end of #Jeopardy! Season 38, and Michael Davies will remain as executive producer.”
Coming up in February, Bialik will be hosting her first Jeopardy! tournament, kicking it off in the primetime slot with a college championship.
“Get your bracket ready for the Primetime @Jeopardy! National College Championship!” the actor tweeted. “Join me, your host, as 36 undergrads compete for $250,000, beginning Tuesday, Feb 8 on @ABCNetwork and Stream on Hulu. #JeopardyCollegeChampionship.”