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The 6 Dumbest "Wheel of Fortune" Fails

"I’d like to buy a facepalm, please."

(Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012)

Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune certainly comes with a significant amount of pressure. There is a substantial amount of money on the line, Vanna White is watching intensely with her ageless eyes, and if you do something hilariously embarrassing, you’ll be immortalized on the Internet forever. While we sympathize with these unfortunate wordsmiths, there’s no way we are overlooking these fantastic blunders.

These servicemen just can’t grasp the pronunciation of America’s daytime talk sweethearts. They must be Today Show fans.


Sometimes even Pat Sajak can't mask the judgment in his voice.


We agree that “Thing” is a pretty broad category, but “Self-Potato” still doesn’t fly, lady. We appreciate your apology though.


Zach was able to cycle through nine letters; if only he had enough time to do the last 17, he would have nailed it. This is probably not a ringing endorsement for Reed College.


In this vintage Wheel of Fortune fail, the solution itself is a creepy harbinger of Terri’s demise.


The fact that she had $10,000 in front of her makes this all the more painful to watch. The wheel is a cruel (kruel?) mistress.

To check out the worst Jeopardy fails, go here.
Or, if you're sick of playing games and want to see the girls, go here.