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- Year Unknown. "Instead of receiving Egg Foo Yung, Ollie received Egg Foo (blank)."
- Contestant said: Old.
- Five out of six panelists said: Old.
- One said: Mein.
- 1979: "The salesman said 'That caterpillar must be an athlete. He just bought 100 sneakers and a (blank).'" The contestant guesses accordion, followed by instant groaning from the audience, while Gene and the celebrities can hardly believe what they just heard.
- 1975: "Johnny Olson's beautiful wife Penny said, 'Last night it was very hard to sleep. All night long, Johnny kept shouting (blank).'"
- Contestant said: Come on down!
- Only two out of fivenote panelists said: Come on down!
- The others said: "Wake up!" (Scoey), "Hi there!" (Brett), and "Are you happy?" (Fannie). All three of these responses received boos from the audience.
Gene: Are you HAPPY?? Where the heck did you get that dumb idea from?
- To be fair: Scoey had a bit of trouble understanding Gene's clue of "You don't know too much about Johnny's career, do you?" and Brett never watched The Price is Right.
- Year Unknown: (Paraphrased) "I never should have married that hockey player. When we ran out of the chapel, everybody threw (blank)s".
- All six panelists said: Pucks.
- Contestant said: Sticks.
- January 6, 1976: "Fog (blank)"
- You'd Expect: "Horn".
- Instead: The contestant says "Cloud".
- 1979: The contestant responsible for "100 sneakers and an accordion" makes it to the Super Match round, and is given "Cuckoo (blank)".
- You'd Expect: "Clock" at best; if the contestant thinks her paired celebrity, Robert Walden, did not write that as an answer, maybe a different but understandable guess.
- Instead: Cuckoo Friend and Ollie.note The audience immediately breaks into hysterics as host Gene Rayburn can hardly contain his disbelief at such an answer, and starts spinning the Star Wheel just to articulate how ridiculous it was. Robert hastily writes a joke answer of "Accordion" before showing his actual answer, "Clock".
- 1979/1980(?), Match Game PM: "(Blank) Tennessee"
- You'd Expect: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, or even a little city called Nashville.
- Instead: The contestant says Mississippi.
- What Makes It Worse: She was playing for $20,000.
- 1980: "Candied (blank)." This one goes to the audience members who didn't read the fill-in-the-blank clue carefully enough and replied "Camera" (ergo, "Candied Camera"). Why, you may ask does it make the list? Well, it actually was the $250 (second-highest response). (The other two answers were Yams ($100) and Apple ($500), which fit the clue.) Gene, following did a double Beat, expressed disbelief and spun the Star Wheel, guest panelist Marcia Wallace squealed to try to contain her surprise and Brett Somers remarked that guest panelist Richard Kiel had just commented to her a few seconds earlier the possibility of someone responding "Camera."
- 1981: (blank), New Jersey. Rather than any major city in the Garden State (perhaps Atlantic City, Trenton, Newark, Princeton ... or any of the handful of other well known cities from the state), the contestant is unable to answer. Rayburn tries to encourage her at first, to think about the question and geography, and come up with an answer. Eventually, wanting to move the game along, he gives her five seconds to answer...and she remains stumped. In the entire history of the franchise, she's the only one that failed to answer a Head-to-Head Match, and she later admitted that she had never been to New Jersey.
- 1990: "Bart (blank)"
- 1976(?): "(Blank) wrench"
- Year Unknown. One for the audience who misunderstands "Denise (blank)". The $100-answer is "Denise the Menace" and the $250-answer is "Denise and De Nephew".