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8th Jan '17 6:38:06 PM Lirodon
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* On ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wATdpxeRiHw Sufoco]]'', a Brazilian version of ''The Whole 19 Yards'' (where players are slowly given clues towards a subject, but in order to make a guess, they must reach a buzzer at the end of an obstacle course. Thus, leaving early gives you fewer clues, but a better chance of being the first to make a guess), the clues towards a particular subject were that it was a European country, that they had invaded Brazil in the past, they are the land of flowers and windmills, they eliminated Brazil during the the last (2010) FIFA World Cup, they had lost to Spain in the final of said World Cup, and that their language was Dutch.

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* On ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wATdpxeRiHw Sufoco]]'', a Brazilian version of ''The Whole 19 Yards'' played on the Sunday-night variety show ''Domingão do Faustão'' (where players are slowly given clues towards a subject, but in order to make a guess, they must reach a buzzer at the end of an obstacle course. Thus, leaving early gives you fewer clues, but a better chance of being the first to make a guess), the clues towards a particular subject were that it was a European country, that they had invaded Brazil in the past, they are the land of flowers and windmills, they eliminated Brazil during the the last (2010) FIFA World Cup, they had lost to Spain in the final of said World Cup, and that their language was Dutch.
3rd Jan '17 8:30:41 PM Lirodon
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wATdpxeRiHw There was a Brazilian example so ridiculous that it's still a meme to this day.]] It happened in a late-night Sunday show named ''Domingão do Faustão'', on a small game-show segment called ''Sufoco''. The rules are: each player has a small screen in front of them that pops up clues every few seconds. If a player has a guess for the answer, they must run, pass a simple physical circuit, ring a siren and answer, first to get it right wins the round. Basically, leaving earlier grants you less clues but extra time to answer first. So, once, those were the clues:
## It's an European country.
## It has invaded Brazil in the past.
## Land of the flowers and windmills.
## They've eliminated Brazil from the last [[labelnote:*]]this aired in 2011, so they're talking about the 2010 edition[[/labelnote]] FIFA World Cup.
## In the final of said Cup, they lost to Spain.
## Their language is Dutch.
** '''You'd Expect''': Someone to realize that, even if the first two clues aren't specific enough for one to guess anything, the third clue is clearly talking about the Netherlands, with every clue following it further reinforcing the idea.
** '''Instead''': THIS happened:
## No one leaves at the third clue.
## The first player leaves at the fourth clue and guesses... ''Spain''.
## The second player leaves at the fifth clue and guesses... ''France''. To be fair, this one at least had an excuse. [[labelnote:Explanation]]France did eliminated Brazil from a FIFA World Cup and lost in the finals... except it was the '''2006''' Cup. And they lost to Italy in the finals, not to Spain. And for that matter, France didn't even get past the Group Stage in the 2010 edition.[[/labelnote]]
## The third and last player leaves at the sixth clue and guesses... ''Italy''. Cue host Faustão dumbfounded for one second before saying that no one got it right.
** '''Even Worse''': The last player had literally no excuse for getting it wrong, since she left with the sixth clue (and Faustão even repeats the clues to the players before they give the answer). Unlike in English, where the words "Netherlands" and "Dutch" are very different, in Portuguese, "Holanda" and "Holandês" are basically equal. Not getting it is roughly equivalent to not knowing what country speaks Japanese.
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* Asked which ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ghost is orange-colored, a female contestant guessed '''''Pinky'''''. Even a person unfamiliar with the finer details of ''Pac-Man'' could probably deduce that a character named "Pinky" would likely be pink-colored.

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* Asked When asked which ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ghost is orange-colored, a female contestant guessed '''''Pinky'''''. Even a person unfamiliar with the finer details of ''Pac-Man'' could probably deduce that a character named "Pinky" would likely be pink-colored.


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[[folder:''The Whole 19 Yards'']]
* On ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wATdpxeRiHw Sufoco]]'', a Brazilian version of ''The Whole 19 Yards'' (where players are slowly given clues towards a subject, but in order to make a guess, they must reach a buzzer at the end of an obstacle course. Thus, leaving early gives you fewer clues, but a better chance of being the first to make a guess), the clues towards a particular subject were that it was a European country, that they had invaded Brazil in the past, they are the land of flowers and windmills, they eliminated Brazil during the the last (2010) FIFA World Cup, they had lost to Spain in the final of said World Cup, and that their language was Dutch.
** '''You'd Expect''': Someone to realize that, even if the first two clues aren't specific enough for one to guess anything, the third clue is clearly talking about the Netherlands, with every clue following it further reinforcing the idea.
** '''Instead''': ''THIS'' happened:
## No one leaves at the third clue.
## The first player leaves at the fourth clue and guesses ''Spain''.
## The second player leaves at the fifth clue and guesses ''France''. [[labelnote:Explanation]](France did eliminate Brazil at a World Cup, but at the ''2006'' World Cup, and lost to Italy in the finals. France didn't even make it past the group stage in 2010 to begin with.[[/labelnote]]
## The third and last player leaves at the sixth clue and guesses ''Italy''. Cue a dumbfounded stare from Faustão.
** '''Even Worse''': The last player had literally no excuse for getting it wrong, since she left with the sixth clue (and Faustão even repeats the clues to the players before they give the answer). Unlike in English, where the words "Netherlands" and "Dutch" are very different, in Portuguese, "Holanda" and "Holandês" are basically equal. Not getting it is roughly equivalent to not knowing what country speaks Japanese.
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3rd Jan '17 8:12:26 PM Lirodon
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* A contestant is asked which ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ghost is the orange one. She guesses ''Pinky''.

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* A contestant is asked Asked which ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ghost is orange-colored, a female contestant guessed '''''Pinky'''''. Even a person unfamiliar with the orange one. She guesses ''Pinky''.finer details of ''Pac-Man'' could probably deduce that a character named "Pinky" would likely be pink-colored.
3rd Jan '17 7:59:52 PM Lirodon
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*A contestant is asked which ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ghost is the orange one. She guesses ''Pinky''.
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29th Nov '16 7:02:13 AM Briguy52748
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* The Scrabble Sprint Round has also had its share of bad performances:
** In August 1984, John set the record for most time spent in the Sprint round, 62.9 seconds...and '''won''' thanks to current champ Lysa blowing it. [[note]](By the way, Lysa had the record for the ''lowest'' Sprint time going into this round.)[[/note]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7kNoIYsURE You have to see it to believe it.]] For several weeks thereafter, Woolery would try to encourage a contestant who had done poorly in his/her half of the Sprint Round by referring to John's poor performance still ending in a win.
** Sang, the record holder for most time spent in the Sprint round, about 87 seconds, in part due to overeager buzzing in and blowing one word with only one letter missing. His opponent bombed on at least two of the same words.



* A contestant is asked to name a prime number between 20 and 40. His answer? '''7'''.

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* A contestant is asked to name a prime number between 20 and 40. His answer? '''7'''.40.
** '''You'd Expect''': One of the four possible answers: 23, 29, 31 or 37.
** '''Instead''': The contestant answers "seven" (7).
5th Nov '16 4:19:09 PM Briguy52748
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* A 1986 daytime episode had a Fame Game where the contestants were read the following question: "I am an herb with a high carbohydrate content. I grow on a plant that can reach a height of 30 feet. I am now chiefly grown in Latin America for the vast North American market. I am usually picked green so when I reach my consumer, I will be ripe and yellow. People in the U.S. consume about 11 billion of me annually, some of which is split and goes into a sundae served with ice cream, fruits and whipped cream. Monkeys love me. I am ... " followed by a buzzer. Not one contestant rang in, and host Jim Perry asks, "Audience the buzzer hit, and is it possible that any of you know the answer?" Every member of the audience shouts out the answer: a banana! Perry did acknowledge that the early clues of the question[[note]] -- early clues in these first-person "Who am I"-style questions are always more vague, but by the time the latter clues are read, it becomes more obvious --[[/note]] (such that the banana was an herb) may have threw the contestants off, but the latter clues (those pertaining to its ripened yellow state, cut for use in sundaes and consumption by monkeys), not to mention none of the contestants even making a move for the buzzer and one of them saying in disbelief "A banana?" after Perry confirms the answer, makes this entry a slam dunk. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1JlXUwZK3o]]

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* A 1986 daytime episode had a Fame Game where the contestants were read the following question: "I am an herb with a high carbohydrate content. I grow on a plant that can reach a height of 30 feet. I am now chiefly grown in Latin America for the vast North American market. I am usually picked green so when I reach my consumer, I will be ripe and yellow. People in the U.S. consume about 11 billion of me annually, some of which is split and goes into a sundae served with ice cream, fruits and whipped cream. Monkeys love me. I am ... " followed by a buzzer. Not one contestant rang in, and host Jim Perry asks, "Audience the buzzer hit, and is it possible that any of you know the answer?" Every member of the audience shouts out the answer: a banana! Perry did acknowledge that the early clues of the question[[note]] -- early clues in these first-person "Who am I"-style questions are always more vague, but by the time the latter clues are read, it becomes more obvious --[[/note]] (such that the banana was an herb) may have threw the contestants off, but the latter clues (those pertaining to its ripened yellow state, cut for use in sundaes and consumption by monkeys), not to mention none of the contestants even making a move for the buzzer and one of them saying in disbelief "A banana?" after Perry confirms the answer, makes this entry a slam dunk. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1JlXUwZK3o]]com/watch?v=I1JlXUwZK3o Listen here to the entire show, including the Fame Game in question.]]
5th Nov '16 4:18:03 PM Briguy52748
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* A 1986 daytime episode had a Fame Game where the contestants were read the following question: "I am an herb with a high carbohydrate content. I grow on a plant that can reach a height of 30 feet. I am now chiefly grown in Latin America for the vast North American market. I am usually picked green so when I reach my consumer, I will be ripe and yellow. People in the U.S. consume about 11 billion of me annually, some of which is split and goes into a sundae served with ice cream, fruits and whipped cream. Monkeys love me. I am ... " followed by a buzzer. Not one contestant rang in, and host Jim Perry asks, "Audience the buzzer hit, and is it possible that any of you know the answer?" Every member of the audience shouts out the answer: a banana! Perry did acknowledge that the early clues of the question[[note]] -- early clues in these first-person "Who am I"-style questions are always more vague, but by the time the latter clues are read, it becomes more obvious --[[/note]] (such that the banana was an herb) may have threw the contestants off, but the latter clues (those pertaining to its ripened yellow state, cut for use in sundaes and consumption by monkeys), not to mention none of the contestants even making a move for the buzzer and one of them saying in disbelief "A banana?" after Perry confirms the answer, makes this entry a slam dunk. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1JlXUwZK3o]]
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23rd Oct '16 3:38:34 PM jameygamer
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* "What 'O' is the generic name for any living animal or plant, including bacteria and viruses?" A contestant infamously answered "[[FreudianSlip Orgasm]]." [[note]]The correct answer is organism.[[/note]]

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* On the British version: "What 'O' is the generic name for any living animal or plant, including bacteria and viruses?" A contestant infamously answered "[[FreudianSlip Orgasm]]." Contestant slumps over in embarrassment. [[note]]The correct answer is organism.organism, which he presumably meant to say.[[/note]]
16th Sep '16 4:42:53 PM AokiHagane
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wATdpxeRiHw There was a Brazilian example so ridiculous that it's still a meme to this day.]] It happened in a late-night Sunday show named ''Domingão do Faustão'', on a small game-show segment called ''Sufoco''. The rules are: each player has a small screen in front of them that pops up clues every few seconds. If a player has a guess for the answer, they must run, pass a simple physical circuit, ring a siren and answer, first to get it right wins the round. Basically, leaving earlier grants you less clues but extra time to answer first. So, once, those were the clues:
## It's an European country.
## It has invaded Brazil in the past.
## Land of the flowers and windmills.
## They've eliminated Brazil from the last [[labelnote:*]]this aired in 2011, so they're talking about the 2010 edition[[/labelnote]] FIFA World Cup.
## In the final of said Cup, they lost to Spain.
## Their language is Dutch.
** '''You'd Expect''': Someone to realize that, even if the first two clues aren't specific enough for one to guess anything, the third clue is clearly talking about the Netherlands, with every clue following it further reinforcing the idea.
** '''Instead''': THIS happened:
## No one leaves at the third clue.
## The first player leaves at the fourth clue and guesses... ''Spain''.
## The second player leaves at the fifth clue and guesses... ''France''. To be fair, this one at least had an excuse. [[labelnote:Explanation]]France did eliminated Brazil from a FIFA World Cup and lost in the finals... except it was the '''2006''' Cup. And they lost to Italy in the finals, not to Spain. And for that matter, France didn't even get past the Group Stage in the 2010 edition.[[/labelnote]]
## The third and last player leaves at the sixth clue and guesses... ''Italy''. Cue host Faustão dumbfounded for one second before saying that no one got it right.
** '''Even Worse''': The last player had literally no excuse for getting it wrong, since she left with the sixth clue (and Faustão even repeats the clues to the players before they give the answer). Unlike in English, where the words "Netherlands" and "Dutch" are very different, in Portuguese, "Holanda" and "Holandês" are basically equal. Not getting it is roughly equivalent to not knowing what country speaks Japanese.
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9th Sep '16 12:36:08 PM Lirodon
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* In the bonus round, in the dying seconds on the last name: "She was the first ''Series/AmericanIdol'' winner". "Kerry Washington"

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* In the bonus round, in the dying seconds on the last name: "She was the first ''Series/AmericanIdol'' winner". "Kerry Washington"winner of ''Series/AmericanIdol''!". "Uh, Kerry Washington?"
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