On Tuesday evening, current Jeopardy! guest host Mayim Bialik posted an amusing video that connected the game show to another one of her hit shows.
Bialik took over the podium on Jeopardy! last week as she followed a series of other celebrity interim hosts. From May 31 to June 11, she’ll be heading the popular game show during a two-week stint as guest host. The lifelong fan of the show is living out a dream by becoming the temporary host.
She’s starred on TV since the early years of her life as the title character on Blossom. In addition, many newer fans know her from her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. The star entered the already popular sitcom as Sheldon’s love interest. The character is equally as intelligent as Sheldon, who earned a doctorate in neurobiology at the prestigious Harvard University. In fact, Amy is influenced by Bialik’s real life, in which she also earned her own doctorate degree from UCLA.
In a recent TikTok video posted to Twitter, Bialik made a mashup of Jeopardy! and The Big Bang Theory. She used a popular segment from the sitcom where Amy and Sheldon have “Fun With Flags.” The couple created a podcast show titled “Fun With Flags” where they teach vexillology – the study of flags – to viewers.
The show hilariously shows the pair making their podcast and playing a simple game called “A Flag or Not a Flag.” It’s self-explanatory really. Sheldon holds up a flag, and Amy chooses if it’s real or not.
“I’ll take Big Bang Theory for $500,” the Jeopardy! guest host says before her video amusingly cuts to the flag game.
‘Jeopardy!’ Ironically Asks Big Bang Question with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Hosting
On Thursday night’s episode, a Jeopardy! clue popped up that definitely hit close to home for guest host Mayim Bialik. The game show referenced one of Bialik’s hit television shows to the surprise of the contestants.
A contestant named John picked the $800 square under the category “NOBLE PRIZE ODDITIES” in the Double Jeopardy! Round.
“PHYSICS WINNERS PENZIAS & WILSON HAD TO SHOO PIGEONS FROM THEIR ANTENNA TO PICK UP BACKGROUND RADIATION FROM THIS ‘BIG’ EVENT,” host Mayim Bialik read aloud.
“What is the Big Bang?” contestant Julia answered correctly as she laughed when realizing the connection. The contestant recognized the link to Bialik’s former hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory as she answered. Julia made sure to let Bialik know the moment hadn’t passed her by when she gestured to the host and said “Heyyy!”
“Have a theory on this clue, @missmayim? @bigbangtheory,” Jeopardy! captioned their Instagram post.
Additionally, Bialik later commented on the same post amusingly writing, “Hmmm” with a thinking emoji.