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24th Aug '17 9:27:54 AM KoopaKid17
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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series/TheNewlywedGame''. One question has Ray Combs asking the mothers for their daughters' favorite classical musician.

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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series/TheNewlywedGame''. One question has Ray Combs asking asks the mothers for their daughters' favorite classical musician.
23rd Aug '17 10:06:35 AM KoopaKid17
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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series/TheNewlywedGame''. One question has Ray Combs asking the mothers what their daughters' favorite classical musician.

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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series/TheNewlywedGame''. One question has Ray Combs asking the mothers what for their daughters' favorite classical musician.
23rd Aug '17 10:05:54 AM KoopaKid17
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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series//TheNewlywedGame''. One question posed by Ray Combs deals with the subject of classical musicians.
** '''You'd Expect''': A musician from said era, such as Mozart, Bach, etc. Or, as the blue team's mothers predicted, Creator/{{Beethoven}}.

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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series//TheNewlywedGame''. ''Series/TheNewlywedGame''. One question posed by has Ray Combs deals with asking the subject of mothers what their daughters' favorite classical musicians.
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** '''You'd Expect''': A musician from said era, such as Mozart, Bach, etc. Or, as the blue team's mothers mother predicted, Creator/{{Beethoven}}.
23rd Aug '17 10:03:33 AM KoopaKid17
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** '''You'd Expect''': A musician from said era, such as Mozart, Bach, etc. Or, as the blue team's mothers predicted, Creator/Beethoven.

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** '''You'd Expect''': A musician from said era, such as Mozart, Bach, etc. Or, as the blue team's mothers predicted, Creator/Beethoven.Creator/{{Beethoven}}.
23rd Aug '17 10:02:15 AM KoopaKid17
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23rd Aug '17 10:01:54 AM KoopaKid17
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* One segment on ''Series/FamilyChallenge'' has the host asking how much family members know each other, a la ''Series//TheNewlywedGame''. One question posed by Ray Combs deals with the subject of classical musicians.
** '''You'd Expect''': A musician from said era, such as Mozart, Bach, etc. Or, as the blue team's mothers predicted, Creator/Beethoven.
** '''Instead:''' The daughter on the blue team answers ''Diana Ross'', prompting a DoubleTake and an expression that amounts to a BigWhat from the mother.
** '''Then:''' Combs poses the same question to the red team and they '''match''' with Creator/KennyG!
3rd Aug '17 10:03:09 AM KoopaKid17
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* 1973: On the ABC version, a contestant couldn't get "Plus" in the lightning round even with Jack Klugman repeating "Minus" and "Opposite" to her.
11th Jul '17 3:26:37 AM UzumakiPavel
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* In one of the first episodes of revived Russian version of the show, Anfisa Chekhova failed to recognize ''the theme tune of the show'' despite claiming she was a huge fan.

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* In one of the first episodes of revived '' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbSTR25JfT4 Russian version version]] '' of the show, Anfisa Chekhova failed to recognize ''the theme tune of the show'' despite claiming she was a huge fan.
4th Jul '17 4:42:56 AM Gimere
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[[folder:''Press Your Luck'']]

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* ''Press'' is a rare case where WhatAnIdiot applied to the show producers more often than the contestants.

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* ''Press'' is a rare case where WhatAnIdiot applied to the show The producers more often than the contestants.weren't immune to this, either:
4th Jul '17 4:40:17 AM Gimere
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[[folder:''Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?'']]
* The first ever contestant of ''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader'' did not know Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached and thought Columbus Day was celebrated in ''September!'' He walked with [[EpicFail $5,000]], not answering a single question without one of his cheats. While not getting the first question may not seem so bad, consider this; he was a ''[[ArtisticLicenseHistory UCLA American History graduate!]]''
* The first contestant on the program to "flunk out" with $0, Pat Germano, did so on the first question when he went straight for a 3rd grade question, and got a multiple choice question asking what "biosphere" we live in (Correct Answer, C) Troposphere). He uses his Copy, but his classmate got the question wrong, ending the quiz and sending him home broke. He returned as the first classmate in a "Flunkout" edition, and, when restarting the game, goes '''one grade level''' higher than what he lost out on. Jeff was quick to chide him pushing his luck a second time when he should have learned and started with the "little green ones at the bottom" (The 1st Grade questions, which are easy). He flunks out on the first question ''again''.
* Ashley [=McCohn=], who lost '''on her first question'''. The funny part came when the producers seemed to like her personality enough to force Wayne Brady to come in and invite her to appear on sister show ''Series/DontForgetTheLyrics''...where she lost on the $10,000 level when she picked a category containing {{Title Theme Tune}}s she had [[TemptingFate never heard of.]]
* One contestant didn't know how "vowel" is spelled when the question was how many consonants in that word. She thought it was "voul".
* [[DumbBlond Kellie]] [[TheDitz Pickler]], who thinks Europe is a country where everyone speaks French.
** [[SarcasmMode Or even better]], made a guess at a history question, based on how all the letters in the correct person's last name...''[[TooDumbToLive were in HER last name!]]'' This proves the adage that you don't have to be smart to be rich and famous, just attractive.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHgkbdXnMiY 352 feet in a yard?!]][[note]]If what she said is true, a mile would have exactly 15 yards, so perhaps she was thinking of some other measurement.[[/note]]
* Another contestant horrifically flubbed the first question (1st-Grade Health), which asked if the esophagus connects the mouth to the nose (it connects the mouth to the stomach). The guy, a freaking ''pre-med student'', says "True". If it weren't for the Save he would've been gone, but Foxworthy jabs at him by saying "Thank God you are not my doctor!" and "Did you go to any of your pre-med classes while you were there?"
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=613hHzdp6lk This contestant]], when asked "What planet in our solar system takes the least amount of time to orbit the Sun?", said that [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the Moon did because we see it every night]].
-->'''Contestant:''' I'm gonna go with the Moon. I'm gonna lock in the Moon. [[labelnote:answer]] It's Mercury, which is much closer to the Sun that the Moon, which does NOT orbit the Sun at all, but rather, Earth. [[/labelnote]]
* One contestant early in the syndie run, Charity Cabico, was relatively lousy with her test, missing the first two questions and needing to be Saved on the third one [[note]] in syndication, the contestant keeps playing until all 10 questions have been dealt with, and if they have any money after them (up to $25,000; wrong answers reset their bank to $0 and lowers the potential final prize), they can play the 11th question, which is called "Bonus" and multiples the final total by 10, but operates under the same rules (only the subject is given; once seen, the player has to answer if they elected to earlier), or drop out with the money they already have; anything less than a perfect run of all 11 questions, which would win them $250,000, forces them to say the exit CatchPhrase "I am not smarter than a 5th grader!"; the second season reduced it down to 8 questions amongst the lower 4 grades and one 5th grade question for the final. [[/note]], but her final question, a 1st grade question, asked for a continent, and she gave them, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography "The United States"]]. This resulted in her only winning a $250 gift card since she had no money, and the "Bonus" question was never played [[note]] Contestants who miss the final question of the main 10 or get the Bonus question wrong with less than $2,500 get that gift card; contestants who lose the "Bonus" with more than that get a $2,500 credit card. [[/note]]
* July 28, 2015: Another contestant (an attorney) flunks the first question (1st grade spelling) when asked which month alphabetically follows November. Her answer? September.
* September 1, 2015: Yet another contestant (a paleontologist) wipes out on the first question (1st Grade Grammar) after saying that only 3 letters needed to be capitalized in the sentence "On her birthday, Angela went hiking with Lauren & her dog, Spike."
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