Top 10 Game Show Fails of All Time

Top 10 Game Show Fails of All Time

(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, 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 (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]

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  1. How was “in the a**hole” only an honor table mention as apposed to the number one answer? Literally the most infamous moment in game show history.

  2. Steve Harvey is a jackass! I will never forget that memo he gave to his staff, regarding privacy. That guy has a serious lack of intelligence!

  3. "What month of pregnancy does a woman start 2 look pregnant?" " September." Omg 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  4. Guy says Jose n family actual claps in support. I guess apple don’t fall far from the tree ever 😂😂😂

  5. I think you might want to add this to the list. From today's Price is Right:

  6. Damn Jeff foxworthy that was a quick quip!😂 caught me offgaurd.
    "I'm listenin' to what you're sayin' but only hear what I want to."
    "That's just called being a woman"

  7. At 1:00 minutes: The stupid game show host could have explained to her. Not even I know every word in the dictionary. There are super affluent and educated people who do not know everything — nor do they NEED TO KNOW! So, there.

  8. You should have showed the contestant after the butt answer. You think that's a one time answer the next contestant said it also.

  9. I apparently would have been #8, #7 and the "Age of Consent" honorable mention if I were on Jeopardy and Family Feud in those particular episodes. These thongs happen when people get nervous and have to quickly say the first thing in their heads.

  10. 8:49 ok to any southern watching this is the kind of shit that makes northern states veiw you as stupid. I may not have automatically remembered hungery had Budapest but i at least knew it wasn’t france and it’s common knowledge Europe is a continent not a country.

  11. If not to 10 it should have at least got "Honorable Mention"… On Are You Smarter than a 5thGrader, guest contestant Gene Simmons, on the very first question, was asked a geography question "Which of these states is farther north?" As I recall the choices were Colorado, Idaho and Montana (I could be wrong on those). Gene picked one which was wrong, and Jeff Foxworthy said "what would your second guess be?' which Gene also got wrong. "Well, what would your third guess be?' Incredibly, Gene made it all the way to the final round on the game…

  12. Alright it said name an animals hat has 3 letters in its name and the first dude said frog then y’all making fun of the dude who said alligator

  13. I promise, I was watching who wants to be a millionaire back in the late 90s and the first question was how many wheels on a wheel barrel and the lady said 3 final answer. I laughed so hurt my back hurt.

  14. The "September" incident from Family Feud:

    The "French" incident and full puzzle from Password Plus:

    The "testimony" incident from Super Password:


    The "ho" answer from Jeopardy is probably the best one here:

  15. No one is winning a million dollars on that version of Millionaire, they’re getting a million pounds (which is worth more at the time).

  16. On "Wheel of Fortune," the answer was "A Group of Well-Wishers." The contestant said, "A Group of Pill Pushers."

  17. I came here to mention that "ho" was a correct answer, the bastards, but it turns out everyone else felt the same. He got screwed, hard. And not by a hoe.

  18. I’ll never forget this moment from Match Game:

    Gene: Sorry if you couldn’t understand me, I had a blank in my mouth

    Brett Somers: Well, Gene. I was feeling rather horny, so I said “penis”


  19. For Harvey's Family Feud reference, they should have chosen the women who was unable to get 18pts and only got 0pts. This is after her father got a whopping 182pts. The biggest in Feud history

  20. The British version of Family Feuds – Family Fortunes – has also generated its fair share of embarassing moments:

    One of the most notable occured during the Big Money round (Fast Money in the US version), in which a contestant, on three consecutive questions, gave the answer "Turkey"!

    Other stupid answers from the British show include:

    "Name a bird with a long neck." – "Naomi Campbell!" ("Bird" is British slang for an attractive woman)
    "Name a dangerous race." – "The Arabs!"
    "Name something that you've got two of." – "Boobs!"

  21. Lame. Except for Newlywed Game! 😂🤣😂. The weirdest place you’ve ever gotten the rather to make Whoopi! 😂🤣😂🤣😂

  22. Really? the shameful part was the girl not being able to answer? Not the asshole saying "That's just called being a woman"?

  23. I witnessed one on WWTBAM that appears to be nowhere on the internet and is never included in this type of compilation.

    A young man is called to compete and I'm fairly certain he is gay. Normally not important, but wait…. His first question is to pick the item that is "different" and the choices are (to the best of my recollection) orange, lemon, grapefruit and pear. Pear is the correct answer because the other three are citrus

    I guess the contestants are encouraged to do more than just answer the question because they all tell a little story of how they know the answer. This guy says, "Well, I'm from California and we have a lot of fruits there." at which point he freezes with a deer-in-the-headlights look on his face. Then he blurts out, "Orange…final answer."

    I guess we can't offend the gay community in any way anymore. Not even when one of their own makes a hilarious blunder.

  24. 😆That poor dude on Wheel of Fortune! How are you in college and don't know who Achilles is? Also, what in the world is an "on the spot dicespin "?

  25. The urban husband girl looked soooooo much like a doll. At 1st I had to fully contracted on her coz I had to sure she was actually a real person

  26. What a sexist C**T host on are you smarter than a 5th grader!! I'll be sexest back to him by saying that selective hearing is being a male!! And not only that the host need to realise it's common knowledge that MEN have they selective hearing syndrome!!
    This here to me was the biggest game fail, not the contents messing up

  27. So a year ago, I too would have felt like these people were the dumbest on the planet, but I took a neuro-psych evaluation a few months ago. I was doing great, and then I got a simple question: name as many fruits as you can think of in the next ten seconds. I said apple and banana. And then I start thinking of vegetable names, but I stopped myself from saying them out loud because I knew they were wrong, and I was panicking. I was panicking so much for so long that he had to continue on with the testing after the ten seconds were up. Of course a minute later I start thinking: watermelon, pineapple, cherry, blueberry, kiwi, mango, etc. and even said as such, but it was too late.

    Anyway, the point is, I now understand what it's like being put on the spot, and it was just the two of us in the testing room. I can't imagine what it must be like in front of hundreds of people, a cameracrew, and then knowing it's going to be broadcast to thousands or even millions of people later.

    I will say though, not knowing that France is a country or believing all of Europe being 1 country is really ridiculous and I question how she passed 3rd grade geography.

  28. Way too much narration. You took all the humor out of the game show follies by way over explaining the situation instead of letting us watch and get it by ourselves. We are not stupid.

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