(Host) “Girls, tell me where specifically, is the weirdest place “that you personally, girls, have ever gotten the urge to make whoopee.” Some people have won millions of dollars by participating in game shows, while others have only won embarrassment and a life of infamy. “No no no… [host drowned out by laughter] “…is the weirdest location. The weirdest place.” Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Game Show Fails of All Time. [uproarious laughter] For this list, we’re looking at those moments where game show contestants embarrassed themselves, or did something they probably weren’t intending to do, which led to unexpected results, regardless of whether they won or not. (Host) “Kathy? “I don’t know what they mean…” We don’t know the origins of the ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype, but this contestant certainly fits the bill. When asked if her new husband was more urban or rural, Kathy looked completely dazed before admitting she was unsure what either term meant. – “Heck, he’s urban.
– (Host) “He’s urban? – “Yeah.
– (Host) “How long has he been that way? – “For about two months.
– (Host) “Two months, he’s been?” She decided that her husband was urban, and, to the delight of both the host and the audience, answered several questions about her husband’s urban problem that required the attention of a doctor. “Did, uh… the doctor give him anything for his urban? “He gave ME something.” [everybody laughing] “If any of our contestants have got that wrong, don’t let them give you a lift home.” Before you’re given the chance to win a million dollars, you first have to win the Fastest Finger Round. …At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. Things didn’t quite go according to plan in this episode of Millionaire however, when none of the 10 contestants was (sic) able to put the traffic light sequence in order according to the British Highway Code. (Tarrant) “All these got it right, see how many. “Ha ha ha ha!! I love it!” Host Chris Tarrant even stressed that this was common knowledge that everyone should have known, right before he realized, much to his amusement, that none of the contestants had actually answered the question correctly. “We’ll play again… “…until we find a question with at least one of you right.” “Uh, roman numerals, $1600.” [Trebek reads clue] – (Trebek) “Ken.
– “What is 150? (Trebek) “Yes, for Charles Lindburgh.” Ken Jennings is arguably the greatest game show contestant in history, and is best known for his winning streak on Jeopardy, where he won 74 straight times. (Trebek) “$29,000 is what you get today, and it brings your total to: On route to another easy victory, Jennings was given a question asking for a term that referred to both a gardening tool and an immoral pleasure seeker. – (Trebek) “Ken.
– “What’s a hoe? (Trebek) “No. – [audience laughing]
– (Trebek) “Whoa! Whooooa!” Jennings confidently, but incorrectly, answered with the term ‘hoe’, which caused host Alex Trebek to hilariously question his education. “They teach you that in school in Utah, huh? Al. – “What’s a rake?
– (Trebek) “‘A rake’ is right.” The correct term was actually ‘rake’. “Tool. Hoe. Back with Double Jeopardy.” – “And now it’s time to play…
– (Audience) “Fast Money!” The Fast Money round of Family Feud has given us some classic responses, as people say the very first thing that pops into their heads in an effort to get through all of the questions in time. “Name a place on your body that a doctor might look in with a little flashlight. “Butt.” Host Steve Harvey was only able to ask one question however, before he was rendered speechless by the contestant’s response. When asked what men would say is a part of their body that’s bigger than it was when they were 16, – this contestant immediately responded with:
– “Your penis.” Harvey’s reaction might even be better than the actual response. – “I said the medical terminology.
– “I don’t care what you said! “You coulda said ‘ding-a-ling’, ‘winky’, any damn thing. What the hell? It ain’t gonna sound right.” (Host) “This is ‘Lovi Yu’, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. “What a great name. Do people like, when you say it, they don’t believe you, or…?” There have been plenty of contestants on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? who have made fools of themselves, such as the one who thought the classic Denny’s Breakfast was named a ‘Slam dunk’. “A: Slam dunk, final answer. Oh! “I meant… Grand slam… D… “I’m sorry, you said ‘final answer’… I’m sorry…” But this one tops ’em all. Contestant Lovi Yu seemed ready to
play. That is, until she was given the first question… [host reads answers] “Uh, Owl, C, final answer. [gasps]” She erroneously locked in ‘Owl’ when asked which animal used an ink sac for protection from predators, before immediately realising that the correct answer was actually ‘Squid’. “This happens sometimes. It’s very unfortunate. We’ll be right back.” “He has done nothing. Nothing! He has done nothing.” Talk about an easy victory. This entry has less to do with the contestant and more to do with the game show organizers. “In the price of that shredder, there are
two numbers. Using… [laughter] “Daniel has just won a shredder!” In this game, the contestant is given ten chances to guess the prices of three prizes. Normally they’re shown three digits and have to use two for the first prize, then they’re shown four digits and have to use three for the second prize, and then they’re shown five digits and need to use all of them for the car. “Daniel, how do you like the way this game has gone? “I love it. I haven’t had to do a thing.” Luckily for Daniel, but to the annoyance of Bob Barker, the prices were already on the board before he even had to guess. “Because the man who usually sets this up is not with us today – his wife is having a baby.” (Host) “£290. What do you think it is? – [audience laughing]
– (Sean) “‘Tip the waiter’?” Who would have thought the occupation of charming snakes could look so, so wrong? As the boxes disappear from the screen during this episode of Catch Phrase, we see an animated banana in a suit and top hat appearing to be enjoying himself a little too much. (Host) “5 seconds, here we go.” [uncontrollable laughter] The contestants, host and audience can barely keep it together as they try to continue the game. [uproarious laughter] Things get out of control when we see that there is also a snake involved. Good luck getting that image out of your head. [laughter, buzzer] – (Host) “Sean!
– “‘Snake Charmer’.” [cheering] – (Dawson) “…something that comes with a summer storm.
– “Snow.” Back to the Family Feud Fast Money round. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and this father-son duo certainly proves that claim. When asked to name an animal with three letters in its name, – Bob answers with:
– “Frog.” When asked the exact same question, Bob’s father, who is also named Bob, answers with: “Alligator.” …prompting host Richard Dawson to ask if he uses narcotics. – “No, but I will…
– “And I thought ‘frog’ was bad!” The pair somehow managed to win $415, despite younger Bob thinking that snow comes with a summer storm. “Please watch us tomorrow and see if he has the nerve to show up again, will ya? “We love you, and we’ll see you here on the Family Feud.” “♪ I’m about to show you just how missin’ me feels… “♪ In my red high heels ♪” Kellie Pickler’s debut album ‘Small Town Girl’ sold close to 900,000 copies. That’s less than 5% of the number of people who have watched her appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? on YouTube. (Pickler) “Like, I’m listening to what you’re saying, but I only hear what I want to. “That’s just called being a woman.” When asked to name the European country of which Budapest is the capital city, Pickler exclaimed that she thought Europe was a country. “Budapest? I never even heard of that.” She tosses the idea of France around in her mind, because they speak French there, but is also unsure of whether or not France is a country. – (Host) “Okay, France is a country, I will tell you that.
– “It is?” Thank goodness she had an elementary student to copy from. “Your 5th grade classmate, Nathan, said… “…Hungary! [cheering] “Great! You’re the best! Thank you. “Yeah! You tryin’ to trick me!” Before we unveil our number one pick,
here are some Honorable Mentions. – “Give me a boy’s name that starts with the letter ‘H’.
– “José.” [Trebek reads clue] (Trebek) “Tom? – “What is the age of consent?
– (Trebek) “No.” “Now, you won…!?” [inaudible] (I can’t believe it!) (Host) “Girls, tell me where specifically, is the weirdest place “that you personally, girls, have ever gotten the urge to make whoopee. Olga? “Um… [giggling] (Husband) “Go ahead… [chuckling] “In the [bleep].” Who would have thought that watching Brad Pitt run around with long blond hair would have been all you needed to do to win a million dollars? “No!” On this episode of Wheel of Fortune, all Indiana University student Julian Batts needed to do to win that sum was pronounce ‘Achilles’ correctly. Instead, he said… something. (Batts) “‘Mythological Hero ‘Achilis”. – [buzzer]
– (Host) “We can’t accept that…” Later, Julian had a chance to win a car, but thought the puzzle was ‘World’s Fastest Car’ instead of ‘World’s Fastest Man’. (Batts) “‘C’!” [buzzer] – (Host) “Shelby? Yeah.
– (Shelby) “Can I solve? – (Shelby) “‘The World’s Fastest Man’.”
– (Host) “Yeah, that’s it.” Wheel of Fortune may just be this kid’s ‘Achilis’ heel. “‘On-the-spot dicespin’! – [buzzer]
– (Host) “No. Uh, Shelby? – “‘On-the-spot decision’.
– (Host) “Yeah, that’s it. Uh-huh.” Do you agree with our list? What do you think is the biggest game show fail? “Butt.” For more hilarious Top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com. (Harvey) “Here we go. We asked 100 men, ‘Name a place on your body that a doctor might look in with a little flashlight’. “Butt.” [buzzer, audience laughing]