The allegations in question relate specifically to a “danger!” July 2022 episode in which presenter Ken Jennings accepted a messy and almost illegible answer as correct. The moment sparked outrage from fans online, with some saying it was a violation of Jeopardy!’s rules. and some claimed it was a direct contrast to a previous episode where Mayim Bialik refused to accept a similarly messy response.
“#jeopardy this didn’t count but then this??” wrote @herschelcuyler_ on Twitter, accompanied by a picture of the two illegible replies. “Jeopardy has done this several times before…they need more consistency,” she wrote @JIyLarkspur. Another user claimed that the issue was entirely due to Mayim Bialik misunderstanding the rules and claimed that the show’s quality has dropped significantly since she joined as a co-host.
As absurd as some of these claims may seem, it’s clear that fans were extremely upset at the perceived inconsistency between these two hosts — to the point where some were even willing to say the show would be better off if it would have only one moderator . Whether or not you agree with these accusations, it’s clear that some fans are looking for more consistency in the messy handwriting on “Jeopardy!”