Video: The most epic “Wheel of Fortune” choke ever

posted at 8:15 pm on May 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, good news for Chris Matthews: His already legendary crumble on “Jeopardy” wasn’t the worst game-show performance on American television this week. Wait, no — let me think about that. Okay, Matthews’s performance was worse, but this is a very, very narrow second. “Magic hand”? Is Reed College some sort of school for English as a second language?

What you’re watching here, really, is the game-show equivalent of Rick Perry’s “oops” moment at the debate. That’s the first clip; the second clip, via Newsbusters, is of Glenn Beck paying due tribute to the master.


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Did he get it on time?

philoquin on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

W isn’t on anyone’s mind much these days.

Electrongod on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

It’s just bad luck that Chris Matthews didn’t have a “President Obama’s favorite things” category to pick.

RBMN on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Beck is back to being a riot on the radio Eased back on the doom and gloom. Him and Pat, and Stu have been tearing it up.

msupertas on May 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM

MAGIC BAND?

profitsbeard on May 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

“Magic hand”

So maybe he’s saving himself for marriage, and so “hand” comes to mind before “wand”.

malclave on May 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

It’s just bad luck that Chris Matthews didn’t have a “President Obama’s favorite things” category to pick.

RBMN on May 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

“Things that make your leg tingle” category. He would’ve owned it.

msupertas on May 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

MAGIC BAND?

profitsbeard on May 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Magic beans???

msupertas on May 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I can’t watch wheel of fortune without thinking about South Park…

RedSoxNation on May 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Magic Land!
Magic Sand!

Ignore that R S T L N E nonsense!

Wait a minute…

Magic Band!

Stoic Patriot on May 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I’ll take #ObamaDogRecipes for $200, Alex.

pedestrian on May 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Ill take 6 letter names for 500 Alex.

- Constantinople. Er, I mean, what is Constantinople?

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I can’t watch wheel of fortune without thinking about South Park…

RedSoxNation on May 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Same here… and I don’t even watch South Park.

Mr. Prodigy on May 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

er…magic hand?

i don’t get it./

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I can’t watch wheel of fortune without thinking about South Park…

RedSoxNation on May 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

NAGGERS! Classic.

SouthernGent on May 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I wish Perry had fessed-up about his bad back and being on painkillers in the debate. I think people would have cut him a lot more slack.

John the Libertarian on May 16, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Yes, if only Chrissy had gone on The Wheel Of Fortune instead:

Question: Something you would like to do to The First Gay President

Clue – GOB_LE HIS KN_B

Chrissy answers – WINNER!!!!!!

pain train on May 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

So can every conservative, or anyone else who wants to toy with Krissie just include the words… ‘jeopardy’, ‘Istanbul’, or ‘district court’ in the conversation… Make him cringe while he knows it’s coming… but not exactly when it will drop…
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Unrelenting embarrassing… because he deserves it.
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RalphyBoy on May 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Magic Land.

That was my guess.

I’m an idiot.

hepcat on May 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

O_A_A

S_C_K_

GhoulAid on May 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

If we could just wave a magic wand and get the last four years back…

ProfShadow on May 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I guessed “Green Energy”

Electrongod on May 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Beck is back to being a riot on the radio Eased back on the doom and gloom. Him and Pat, and Stu have been tearing it up.

msupertas on May 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Yep, he and Stu and Pat have been back on their stride. It’s my morning fare.

petefrt on May 16, 2012 at 8:44 PM

You think that’s tough? Just try this one:

H_T AIR

Go ahead! Take a shot! I dare ya!

predator on May 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I saw this.

Count to 10 on May 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

He shouldn’t feel so bad, Christy “Tingles” Matthews would have answered “Istanbul.”

Liberty or Death on May 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Beck can be pretty funny when he doesn’t try to be serious.

But when he starts to connect the dots it’s time to turn him off.

Otherwise, he can be really fun to listen to.

SteveMG on May 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Must have been conservative dude…unicorns, rainbows, pixie dust–friggin libtard would have screamed Magic Wand….

hillsoftx on May 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Ron Paul would have guessed “Magic Rand.”

predator on May 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Is Reed College some sort of school for English as a second language?

Close. It’s in Portland, OR and considered to be the most liberal college in the country.

kakypat on May 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM

I missed the show. When did Alex say “That’s a nice jacket, Chris. Tell me, does it come in a man’s size?”.

Finbar on May 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Ouch.

I think he explained why he failed. He was thinking it would be a word that sounded like band or and . He totally forgot to think about the word magic .

CW on May 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM

No metaphor of the day Allah?

midgeorgian on May 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Steve Jobs must be proud of his Alma Mater.

Sebastian on May 16, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Is Reed College some sort of school for English as a second language?

No, it’s a hippie school.

ninjapirate on May 16, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Matthews: I’ll take big-butted women for 1,000, Alex.

Alex: This woman maintains a garden in a very famous residence, likes to tell people they must eat arugula while she dines on lobster and kobe beef steaks, and is married to a man who many agree is the first gay head of state of his country.

*Ding*

Alex: Chris Matthews.

Matthews: I know … I just know who it is, give me a second Alex … oh God, I’m getting a tingle up my leg, okay, Who is Mi*brappp*

TXUS on May 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM

You think that’s tough? Just try this one:

H_T AIR

Go ahead! Take a shot! I dare ya!

predator on May 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

…(Chris Matthews)….UH UH…SH!T AIR…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Reed College is the education institution populated by people who’ve had their hair cut by Mitt Romney.

ninjapirate on May 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Is Reed College some sort of school for English as a second language?

Allahpundit

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Close. It’s in Portland, OR and considered to be the most liberal college in the country.

kakypat on May 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM

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I was told many years ago that Portland, OR is where all of the “1960s throwbacks” went.

But is it really more liberal than UCBerkley?

listens2glenn on May 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Yeah Mathews isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but Palin wouldn’t even be able to answer what magazines she reads.

LevStrauss on May 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Actually – the title to this post is wrong. This is the SECOND worst choke in Wheel of Fortune history.

The WORST choke can be found here!

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155459/you-cant-say-that-on-television

JasperBallbaggins on May 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Thank a teacher.

oceansidecon on May 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Is Reed College some sort of school for English as a second language?

Being that its Reed College, I would be surprised if he wasn’t stoned out of his mind, and got out of bed to show up at the Wheel of Fortune Taping.

portlandon on May 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Reed College … right here in the Portland, OR area.

The ultra, ultra lefty education, doesn’t cover common sense reasoning.

What a waste! Teenage and more, WASTELAND.

ORrighty on May 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

portlanddon and I, know what Reed College produces … nothing but a bunch of academic dummies.

ORrighty on May 16, 2012 at 9:40 PM

AllahP is just Heartless, and he’s no magic man.

BobMbx on May 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Typical Obama voter

Conservative4ev on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Way wrong, Allah. Back in 1987, when you were just a young pup, the solution to one particular puzzle was obviously ‘Lottery Ticket’. The old geezemeister attempting to solve blurted “Lottery Toilet”

And a good time was had by all.

Lanceman on May 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I love the little 70s-style ghey turned up sleeves on GB. Is he paying tribute to Paul Lynde?

Chickyraptor on May 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I was told many years ago that Portland, OR is where all of the “1960s throwbacks” went.

But is it really more liberal than UCBerkley?

listens2glenn on May 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

It’s the only college I know of whose student handbook includes a primer on various illegal drugs “you are likely to encounter on campus” and how to use them.

sockpuppetpolitic on May 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I was told many years ago that Portland, OR is where all of the “1960s throwbacks” went.

But is it really more liberal than UCBerkley?

listens2glenn on May 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Oh, yeah…the hippies are still here. Some never conformed to modern society…I call the women “Earth mothers” and they all look the same. They found their look in the ’60s and kept it, only they are old now.

I’ve been in downtown Portland, and have seen businessmen wearing three piece suits, but also sporting a pony tail and Birkenstocks. I guess they didn’t quite make the full transformation.

Reed is extremely liberal and I would equate it to Berkley. Maybe Berkley is division 4A and Reed is 2A. ;o)

kakypat on May 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

You think that’s tough? Just try this one:

H_T AIR

Go ahead! Take a shot! I dare ya!

predator on May 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

SAME SEX MARRIAGE AIR!

Kensington on May 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I saw this last night, and I thought at first he was just screwing around to be funny, and then he’d come through with WAND.

I was wrong.

I’ve still seen worse, though: people who had a much longer puzzle with just one letter missing and they still couldn’t knock it down.

bmmg39 on May 16, 2012 at 11:43 PM

er…magic hand?

i don’t get it./

ted c on May 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Heart got the magic hand

AZfederalist on May 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM

You think that’s tough? Just try this one:

H_T AIR

Go ahead! Take a shot! I dare ya!

predator on May 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Hot Gas??

oryguncon on May 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I’m partial to the WOF game when “Gone with the Wind” was guessed as “Done with one hand”

Kungfoochimp on May 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Fish love?

Myron Falwell on May 17, 2012 at 1:29 AM

“N”

No N, hmm.

mapper on May 17, 2012 at 5:35 AM

sorry, link button didn’t work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrULinn3iU0

mapper on May 17, 2012 at 5:36 AM

I’m sorry but this game show gaffe stuff opens up an entirely new world of comedy. Avoid sipping coffee or milk while watching, you will make a mess.

Family Feud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RJbLV98fI&feature=related

Jeopardy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCVfWjlMSa4&feature=fvwrel

Family Feud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=75dn-2864PA

mapper on May 17, 2012 at 6:07 AM

I can understand the Magic Wand thing. It is just how people’s minds work. He starts and sees the word “and” and does not see pronounce it in his head “ahnd” so it can be hard to change your thinking. Had he had wan, wnd, or wad, he probably would have gotten it.

jeffn21 on May 17, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Sorry, the most epic fail on Wheel of Fortune is still “Self Potato”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2XymdmLQhE

pipandbaby on May 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM

You’re on TV, you’re under pressure. It’s not most epic anything.

It’s easy to sit there with your coffee and laugh at it, though.

Moesart on May 17, 2012 at 9:57 AM

If we would have invested more taxpayer money into the education process this would not have happened.

rjoco1 on May 17, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Pat Sajak, epic. “Well…it’s a weird game.”

BocaJuniors on May 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I watched it and enjoyed his failure. He was cocky and kind of a spaz.

Spiders from Mars on May 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

And what is a “WAND” (sounds like “BAND”)? Of all the possible four-letter words ending in “AND” that was the only one that is pronounced differently. Pat Sajak helped the poor guy by pronouncing the word correctly for him. I wish the video was long enough to show whether his answer was considered correct. Not a good publicity for Reed College!

miron on May 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

O_A_A

S_C_K_

GhoulAid on May 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Istanbul!

I mean, What is Istanbul?

No, wait. Gary Powers!

I mean…

kbTexan on May 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM