The world’s most hilarious game show fails of all time

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Everyone loves a good game show and pitting their wits against the contestants and the host.

Playing along is certainly part of the fun but it’s even better when some hopeful makes a hilarious blunder to a simple question.

We’ve rounded up some of the most jaw-dropping wrong answers ever to air on game shows around the world.

But to be fair to our motley crew of hapless heroes and heroines, it’s one thing to be sat in the comfort of your own home, a cold beer in hand, laughing hysterically at a spectacular blunder – it’s another to be under the spotlight in a TV studio.

The blundering contestants may be cringing at their wonderfully embarrassing answers but everyone else can have a good laugh at their expense.

Here’s our round-up of some of the best howlers from around the world.

Oranges are not the only fruit

Try not to laugh too much at this female contestant in the US who when asked to name a yellow fruit replied: “Orange”.

Although from the expression on her face she instantly knew she’d dropped an utter clanger.

Squid game

A contestant aiming to grab the top prize on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? rather crashed and burned in the States.

The question she faced was: “When attacked by predators, which of these animals will often activate a large gland known as an ink sac?”

The four possible answers were Cheetah, Squid, Owl and Paris Hilton.

Our hapless contestant though plumped for answer C, an owl and immediately regretted the decision.

Wheel of Misfortune

“Wheel of Fortune” contestant Charlene Rubush lost out on a brand new Audi over a technicality.
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Far from hilarious but a poor Wheel of Fortune contestant missed out on winning a brand new Audi Q3 because she stuttered while answering the question.

Charlene Rubush submitted her answer before the buzzer sounded, but she apparently paused too long between the four words of her correct answer.

The game show’s judges said the contestant needed to say the words “continuously” to win the prize.

In the soup

Family Feud
One contestant answered “September” when asked what month a woman begins to look pregnant.
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A hard-of-hearing contestant on the US version of Family Feud came a cropper in spectacular fashion.

The man, hoping to beat a rival member of the opposite family, clearly misheard when host Steve Harvey asked the question: “Name a kind of suit that would be inappropriate at the office.”

Our hapless contestant blurted out: “Chicken noodle,” unfortunately mishearing suit for soup.

Pregnant pause

Another hapless contestant in the US revealed her complete ignorance of pregnancy in this howler.

She was asked by the host: “During what month of pregnancy does a woman begin to look pregnant?”

The hopeful blurted out: “September.”

Naked ambition

This contestant on Family Feud wasn’t entirely wrong in his answer but still got the viewers in stitches.

Asked by the host: “Name something a burglar would not want to see when he breaks into a house,” the hopeful answered “Naked Grandma!”

To be fair, no one probably wants to see that.

In hot water

The UK’s game show The Chase has also provided some excellent laughs thanks to some contestants coming a cropper.

Bradley Walsh: “What is a herd of elephants called?”

Contestant: “Cows.”

Bradley Walsh: “What is the only planet known to support life?”

Contestant: “Mars.”

Steve Harvey Family Feud
Steve Harvey once asked “name something a doctor might pull out of a person,” “a gerbil” was one contestants hilarious response.
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Taking a flyer

Another classic from Family Feud clearly revealed this woman didn’t really know very much about animals.

Steve Harvey posed the question: “Name something a doctor might pull out of a person.”

Clearly the lady really wasn’t familiar with loveable, furry animals and replied: “A gerbil.”

Foreign affairs

This woman clearly didn’t know much about the world outside of America.

Four women were asked: “In what country will your husband say the last foreign car he rode in was manufactured?”

One woman replied: “The United States of America?” To which the host reminded her that the US wasn’t a foreign country.

The hapless contestant only made things worse for herself immediately by then answering: “Texas.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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