Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Streetcar Named Stupidity On "Wheel Of Fortune"

How would you solve this "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle?
One guy didn't do it the way you'd expect.
Where Jeff and I live, we religiously watch the game show "Jeopardy" when it comes on at 7 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., "Jeopardy" ends, and NBC moves on to air "Wheel of Fortune."

We're not fans of "Wheel of Fortune" so we switch to something more intellectually stimulating - old reruns of "The Big Bang Theory."

That's totally not saying much, I agree, but what happened on "Wheel of Fortune" the other night tells me not everybody who plays that game is the brightest bulb in the room.

Apparently, it got to the point where the all but one letters in a familiar phrase had been filled in.

It looked like this "A STREETCAR NA_ED DESIRE"

Pretty much everyone I know - and I'm being Captain Obvious here - would have guessed that the missing letter was "M" and would solve the puzzle by saying, "A Streetcar Named Desire."

But, uh-uh, contestant Kevin, given his chance to win the Big Prize, guessed the missing letter was "K"

"A Streetcar Naked Desire"?

Kevin was probably thinking of some bad 1970s porno movie, I don't know.

The play "A Streetcar Named Desire," by Tennessee Williams is, of course, an American classic, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a tour de force of dialogue, creativity and emotion.

A Streetcar Naked Desire - not so much.

Given the intellectual firepower of "Wheel of Fortune," host Pat Sajak said he'd rather see the play invented by Kevin that the Tennessee Williams play.

Whatever, Pat.

Luckily, fellow contestant Lisa swooped in with the correct answer, and brought us back to "named," not "naked."


Naturally, Kevin's flub lit up social media.

A number of people said either Kevin needs a lot of drinks after this performance or viewers do. I would say both.

Here's the unfortunate video from "Wheel of Fortune."

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