The first week of the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions is almost over. Some of the best contestants from the past year are there hoping to buzz their way to a quarter of a million dollars. So far, competition has been fierce. However, it looks like everyone is having a great time.
Since the tournament kicked off, contestants have been thoroughly enjoying themselves. After all, they’re finally able to return to the stage to compete. At the same time, they have one of the show’s most entertaining champs hosting the event. Buzzy Cohen is a wonderful guest host. He has a great sense of humor and a winning personality. So, they are definitely in good hands.
One contestant got some backlash earlier this week. Apparently, Ryan Bilger was too exuberant for some fans. However, most people, including his competition and those involved with the show didn’t mind. It was just the more stodgy Jeopardy! fans that took issue with him. It was that same kind of people who took umbrage with Buzzy Cohen back in 2016. He showed up and had a blast every time he was on the stage. Some people just don’t like fun.
One of his signature moves as a Jeopardy! contestant was to brush his shoulders off. It put a smile on the faces of several viewers. One Tournament of Champions competitor is bringing the move back. Mackenzie Jones was obviously feeling herself when she brushed her shoulders off for the camera.
The official Jeopardy! Instagram shared a video of her and Buzzy both making sure their shoulders were dirt-free earlier today.
The caption jokingly asks guest-host and Jeopardy! champ Buzzy Cohen if Mackenzie brushing her shoulders off looks familiar.
Jeopardy! Love Mackenzie Jones
Buzzy Cohen may have gotten hate for brushing his shoulders off when he was on Jeopardy! but Jones doesn’t have to worry about that. The quiz show’s Instagram followers love her. Many of them posted supportive comments saying that they were rooting for her. In fact, almost every comment under that video is an outpouring of support for Jones.
It seems that fans have changed their minds about Buzzy Cohen as well. The comments that weren’t praising Mackenzie were saying how great the Jeopardy! champ was behind the iconic lectern. In fact, several commenters want to see Cohen as the next permanent host.
Will Jones take home the grand prize? Will Buzzy go on to become the new Jeopardy! host? We’ll have to wait and see.