38 Game Show Fails That Were Just Too Perfect

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Feb. 15 2021, Updated 10:19 a.m. ET

As terrible as it is to admit, the best part about unscripted television is the very real possibility of someone messing up horribly, or something going wrong.

It's why live events are so exciting, aren't they? Will people fudge it royally, and if they do, will they be able to keep it together? Heck, Jimmy Fallon pretty much made a career off of it on Saturday Night Live, because there was nothing better than watching him enthusiastically soldier on after breaking character.

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The same kind of "OMG what could go wrong" logic applies to gameshow fails. Whether it's someone missing an obvious answer, or accidentally NSFW moments, you can always count on a good gameshow fail for a solid laugh, even if they aren't live.

Great poker face.

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A sign of vitamin C deficiency.

Yeah, that's the answer.

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Willy...the...Pooh.

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How does anything else even make sense??

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I get those two mixed up all the time myself.

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Someone's diligent about making sure their tank is full.

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Ahh yes, marinate the grapes overnight.

No, just, no.

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The only thing that's not on the Taco Bell menu, dude.

Ah yes, Dankey Kang.

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Why is Donkey Kong so misunderstood?

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The less famous cousin of William.

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So, so wrong.

What's, "it," sir?

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Ummmm....

Technically, he's correct.

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As is this man.

Oh no! The adult secret is out.

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December: the friendliest month of them all.

I miss those Thanksgiving Beach days.

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Hate when that happens.

This show was pretty much designed for this kind of stuff.

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Something about the leaves changing color.

Pickle bootlegging is a serious offense I guess.

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Nothing like a good Neil Peart solo to put you right in the mood.

She's right!

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No, ma'am, the question...

Whose grandma?

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Feel it coursing through your fingers.

Fish. Love.

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Notice how it's not "white men".

You're thinking wrong man.

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D'oh.

Richard Gere.

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He's smiling at himself.

Come on, that had to get up on the board.

No...ARTHUR.

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