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Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings jolts fans with shocking NSFW joke during hiatus from show

Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings jolts fans with shocking NSFW joke during hiatus from show

JEOPARDY! host Ken Jennings has shocked fans after he shared an NSFW joke on social media.

Ken, 49, took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared a Garfield comic book strip that featured three images.

ABCJeopardy! host Ken Jennings has shocked fans after he shared an NSFW joke on social media[/caption]

GettyThe 49-year-old is currently on a hiatus from hosting the popular game show[/caption]

Alongside the picture, Ken tweeted: “Happy 33rd anniversary of the Garfield strip where Jon drinks dog semen!”

Some of his followers were shocked at the tweet as one person replied: “Ken…KEN. Why, man?” followed by laughing face emojis.

A second person tweeted: “This is not a tweet I expected to see today.”

A third replied: “This can’t be real,” and a fourth admitted: “this was not how I expected to discover your Twitter account.”

Someone else fumed: “You just went down a notch in my opinion of you. Have a little class, man.”

Other Twitter users tried to make sense of the comic strip and argued over what it actually implied.

One person shared a quote from cartoonist Jim Davis, who drew it.

Ken replied to the tweet and said: “For the record, I totally buy Davis’s farm-boy explanation.”

Ken’s cheeky post came just one week after he celebrated his 49th birthday on May 23.

The former Jeopardy! contestant is currently on a hiatus from hosting duties and Mayim Bialik is filling in for him.

However, not all viewers are impressed with seeing Mayim on their TV screens every day.

The fact that Ken won’t be on-screen for “almost the entire summer” dawned on unsubtle fans during last Thursday’s episode with the actress.

MAYIM’S MISHAP

It was Mayim’s pauses in deeming contestants correct that left fans annoyed as they took to Twitter to vent.

One fan wrote: I’m sure it’s been said a tremendous amount of times, but if Mayim Bialik doesn’t stop hesitating when answering the questions on Jeopardy, I’m going to stick my remote control right through my eye.”

“If Mayim Bialik took any longer to say, “Yes, that’s correct” on Jeopardy!, she’d be replying during Wheel of Fortune.” wrote another.

Without someone to really root for and without Ken hosting either Masters or the regular show for the foreseeable future – the issue felt more glaring than ever.

Another fan wrote to Twitter: “Well, it is a sad day that we won’t be seeing Ken again until the last week of the 39th season.”

“So, most of which is gonna be Mayim Bialik for almost the entire summer. But at least we’re approaching Jeopardy’s 40th season very soon. So, that’s good news!

Another person wrote: “Watching Mayim vs. Ken hosting Jeopardy is night and day.

“Ken is quick, no hesitation, seems genuine. Mayim is stilted, seems to pause for clarification on answers, and her banter seems forced. Make Ken the permanent and only host!”

A third wrote: “@Jeopardy I’m not looking to whine but tonight’s match is one of the slowest I’ve ever watched. And Mayim has to get quicker on her confirmations.”

And this week, fans spotted the worrisome setback with Mayim’s hosting yet again and urged the show’s producers to address it.

On Monday’s episode, Mayim’s hosting pace came to a head during two glaring instances.

Niranjan Murali, an education policy professional faced Travis Lee, a systems engineer, and Diandra D’Alessio, a technical writer who won and has amassed $15,700.

During the Double Jeopardy! round, Travis selected the $200 clue.

Mayim, 47, read: “To protect an ancestral cemetery, in 1910 attorney Lyda Conley became the 3rd woman & 1st Native American to argue a case here.”

‘THAT’S CORRECT, THAT’S CORRECT’

Travis responded: “What is the Supreme Court” – which was the intended response.

However, Mayim didn’t rule one way or the other for multiple seconds, to the extent that Travis nervously smirked and added: “…Of the United States.”

Mayim then hastily interjected during his addition: “That’s correct, that’s correct.”

Later on, under the category “The Gulf of Mexico,” Travis landed on what wound up being a crucial Daily Double clue.

He wagered a sizable $6000 and Mayim read: “This 76,000-square-mile peninsula juts up into the Gulf’s south end.”

Travis responded: What is the Yucatan?”

Mayim did not reply although this was the correct response once more.

So Travis added: “Peninsula?” thinking again that more was needed for him to be correct.

Mayim then finally ruled he was indeed correct to begin with.

Many people expressed that if Mayim doesn’t get fast enough at confirming contestants as correct or not, they could keep adding to their responses and go from correct to incorrect in doing so.

One Reddit user put it: “I’m not posting this to open up any Mayim bashing, but do we know the reason why she pauses so long before confirming an answer is correct?

With both the Supreme Court and Yucatan responses today, the contestants started to add additional information because the pause was so long.”

“I do worry this could lead someone to change to an incorrect response (though both answers today were still correct with the additional info).”

Another agreed: “It’s not ‘Mayim bashing’ at all to point out her pregnant pauses are confusing contestants (not to mention we viewers). 

“That was a hugely important Daily Double for Travis, and when she paused for 2-3 seconds you could see he was puzzled, thinking she needed more information.”

ABCLast week, viewers got to see a Jeopardy! Masters contestant smash a raw egg on Ken’s head[/caption]

GettyKen pictured with his Jeopardy! co-host Mayim Bialik during an episode of her sitcom Call Me Kat[/caption]

GettyMany Jeopardy! viewers are unimpressed with Mayim’s hosting skills on the game show[/caption]

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