What an Idiot: On a few occasions while passing questions, the passer said what the answer was (before the choices were revealed). Subverted, whenever an answer was given in passing and the contestant that had to answer never picked up on it.
- The second season was the birthplace to one of the biggest fails in game show history. A contestant was asked "Shagreen, the newest rage in leather, is made from either shark or what other sea creature?" His choices were cod, stingray, sea urchin, and eel. Keep that in mind when reading the following dialogue.
Contestant: Well, Mark, I'm going to say shark.
Mark: (stunned) Okay, except that's not one of the choices! (timer runs out and audience laughs) Cod, stingray, sea urchin, or eel. You answered shark. Is it shark?
Mark: Go figure, Ned! The answer was stingray. Which can often be confused. Except when... it's not.
- Prior to that, he guessed that Ben Green invented car wax after testing it on his bald head, much to Mark's amusement. Amazingly, this contestant won that episode, despite not giving a single correct answer aside from the bonus round.