'Wheel of Fortune' contestant's completely wrong answer leaves viewers stunned: 'I'm in stitches'
Competitor Matt was mocked for not using most of the letters that were already on the board
One "Wheel of Fortune" contestant on Thursday night's episode became the talk of Twitter after he guessed a puzzle all wrong.
A contestant named Matt was in the lead with $9,900 in the bank when he made a blunder by not only shouting out the wrong answer, but failing to include letters that were already on the board.
Clips shared to social media show the puzzle read, "THE N_ _T _ _ N_ R _ T _ _ N." One user joked that he was "in stitches" when Matt inaccurately guessed, "The best buttercup" instead of the real answer, "The next generation." Although it was hard for fans to make out exactly what Matt guessed as many also believed his answer sounded like "the best butter cut."
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The big fail led many to question what was going through Matt's mind at that very moment he solved the puzzle. Host Pat Sajak, who is known for his witty remarks to contestants, was not shown on the screen when he sarcastically quipped, "Uh, no. Oddly enough, no," via Yahoo.
"'Best buttercup!' Uhh no,'" one user tweeted, quoting Sajak, along with the hashtag #fail. Many others were in disbelief, writing, "Did this man on wheel of fortune say the best buttercup?"
"The best buttercup? #wheeloffortune @patsajak how did you not crack up laughing or make one of your hilarious faces," one user asked.
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Another person reminded folks at home that "Not ONE letter in that word matched 'buttercup'!"
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Despite Matt's brain fart being the talk of Twitter, he still went on to win the game, according to Yahoo!.