WATCH: ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Brings Awareness to Important Cause in Friday Intro

by Joe Rutland

When it comes to letting either hosts or contestants raise awareness around serious causes, “Jeopardy!” is one show that does this well.

Such was the case on Friday’s show with host Mayim Bialik. One contestant named Samantha Wells talked about October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Listen in as Bialik and Wells chat before starting to play “Jeopardy!”

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Awareness Month was started in October 1987. It’s a way for individuals and organizations to unite when working on domestic violence issues and raise awareness of them.

“Jeopardy!” continues showing episodes with Bialik as host. Fans of the game show can catch news from Friday’s show on the “Jeopardy!” website. Ken Jennings will join Bialik in November and both will share hosting duties.

‘Jeopardy!’ Continues To Be Place Where Matt Amodio Racks Up Victories

When it comes to Matt Amodio, the “Jeopardy!” world has been rocked by his winning ways.

Would it surprise you, Outsiders, to know that he’s a bit taken back by everything?

He said in an interview with the show, “I had this as way beyond my wildest dreams going in. I knew it was a possibility, but I thought it was a very remote possibility, and to have it actually happen is unbelievable.”

Amodio broke the $1 million mark in winnings on Monday. 

But he also knows that keeping up his winning ways is not going to be simple. The “Jeopardy!” champion says that he understands long-term winners have a tough time staying on the show. Matt Amodio said the game show has a rather tough pace with it.

Bialik Admits That She Enjoys Role But Would Not Mind A Full-Time Role

“Having to go for a full day, ride the energy all day with all that enthusiasm, and then knowing that you have to go to sleep early and then wake up early to be ready to do it all again—it’s tough,” Amodio said. “I think that’s one of the reasons why you have so few long-term champions right there, where even if the game weren’t also changing underneath you with new questions, that physical aspect is really tough.”

As for Bialik, she’s enjoying her hosting duties but would like to host “Jeopardy!” on a full-time basis.

“The use of my brain and my skillset feels best suited by this job on ‘Jeopardy!'” Bialik said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “It is a dream job. I think it’s a dream job for anyone, but especially for someone who is trained first as a performer and then as a science communicator.”

Bialik has been on TV with roles on “Blossom” and “The Big Bang Theory.”