‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Think Buzzy Cohen’s Cryptic Tweet Means He Will Return as Host
Jeopardy fans suspect that Buzzy Cohen may be back to hosting the show soon. Cohen was one of the popular guest hosts last season and is a former champion of the quiz show himself. After he made a few cryptic remarks about Jeopardy on social media, fans are hoping he will be back soon.
Jeopardy has been hosted by actress Mayim Bialik and former champion Ken Jennings so far this season. There’s a new edition of Celebrity Jeopardy coming up soon, and most fans assumed that Bialik would be the host. However, last week Cohen posted a GIF that raised some eyebrows. When a blogger tweeted speculation about the Celebrity Jeopardy host, Cohen responded with an image of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V, saying: “No, there is another.”
— Buzzy Cohen (@buzztronics) June 17, 2022
In another tweet last week, Cohen thanked the “camera guys on [as yet unannounced project]” for recommending a coffee brand to him, further hinting that he has a TV project in the works. Fans were quick to assume it had something to do with Jeopardy.
So far, nothing has been confirmed — but that means nothing has been disproved either. Here’s a look at the fan response to the idea of Cohen returning to Jeopardy or Celebrity Jeopardy.
#HatersGonnaHate, but Buzzy’s Gonna Buzz. #JEOPARDY pic.twitter.com/TwoKM7OoMN
— Chris🇺🇦Rad🇺🇦Finch 9️⃣ (@RadFinch) June 21, 2022
Fans appreciated Cohen for being himself and staying out of the drama that has plagued the game show since Alex Trebek passed away. Many felt like he had maintained credibility this way.
Ooooo.. I liked Buzzy when he hosted.
I especially liked those Harold Lloyd glasses!
He would make a good Jeopardy! host. https://t.co/1zT0ohCzVA
— Ɠɾíƒƒեɾҽ (@Grifftre) June 21, 2022
Fans looked back on Cohen’s time as Jeopardy co-host now in the context of the guest-hosted season, remembering him fondly.
Hiring @buzztronics is the right move, @Jeopardy. Love @KenJennings as interim, but Buzzy all the way. https://t.co/UMzFF8NEQ7
— Daniel Guss (@TheGussReport) June 21, 2022
Many fans made their appeal directly to the Jeopardy accounts on social media. They shared their two cents with producers for whatever it’s worth.
Buzzy Cohen Taking Over Jeopardy As New Host?
I’ll Be Happy With Either Buzzy Cohen Or Ken Jennings. The Other Two Not At All!
— Johnsonvenida3 (@johnsonvenida3) June 22, 2022
Many fans on social media said that Cohen was among their top picks for Jeopardy host. He generally shared that favor with Ken Jennings.
BUZZY IS THIS AN ANNOUNCEMENT
— 🇺🇦 anderbeau johnson 🇺🇦 (@diettomatoes) June 17, 2022
— Adam Soffrin (@AdamSoffrin) June 17, 2022
Cohen’s Star Wars GIF was so straightforward that some fans took it for an outright announcement. However, it still left questions about who the permanent host of the regular syndicated Jeopardy series would be.
— Christine (@NYC4691) June 18, 2022
a lot to unpack here
— Tom Blake (@Tomblaker19) June 18, 2022
The fact that Cohen has unnamed TV projects in the works was enough to get many fans in a speculative mood. Even if it’s not Jeopardy, his followers will likely tune in to see what he’s up to.