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2013-09-22 10:47:18 PM
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corner curio cabinet
 
2013-09-23 02:14:45 AM
That was pretty good, I'm glad the guy has a sense of humor about it.
 
2013-09-23 02:31:23 AM
Wow, that was a dick move by WoF, I'm sure it took him everything he had not to launch himself at Sajak's throat.
 
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2013-09-23 03:05:41 AM
Guy in the pink shirt experiencing levels of schadenfreude previously unknown.
 
2013-09-23 04:01:49 AM

Principal Clarinet: [img2.wfrcdn.com image 400x400]
corner curio crap cabinet


FTFY
 
2013-09-23 06:38:38 AM
Well, I may have lost too. I have never heard of a corner curio cabinet.  Is that a thing over there? We have units we put dumb stuff in, and some of them may go in corners. But they are not called corner curio cabinets, at least I have never seen them called that. What if you don't put curios in them, do they become something else? Still, shame he lost the dosh.
 
2013-09-23 10:20:27 AM

Wolf892: Could you imagine how epic it would have been if the other two contestants took passes and let him try again? They'd be doing the talk show circuit right now while being lauded as heroes... That would have been worth the maybe couple thousand they would have won compared to the guy who could have won a million dollars...


Right. Because people think like that.

*snert*
 
2013-09-23 10:25:29 AM
Wow.. He not only mispronounced "Curio", he also mispronounced "Corner" -- he said it as "Corn-O".  I didn't catch that the first time around.
 
2013-09-23 11:04:56 AM
OK, that was pretty cool.  The guy's a winner for taking it as well as he is.  Fark Wheel of Fortune with a smoldering iron.
 
2013-09-23 11:12:51 AM
This guy lost. It may have been nerves, but he mangled the answer into a meaningless mumble. Feel bad for him, but not as bad as the guy a year ago or so, that called letters that were already showing. 3 times. That dude was near tears.
 
2013-09-23 11:18:44 AM
Back in 1985 my mom was on WoF. She made it to the bonus round and missed "Aye aye sir"
 
2013-09-23 11:19:01 AM
Corner-o Churro Cabinet-o
 
2013-09-23 11:20:18 AM

Wolf892: Could you imagine how epic it would have been if the other two contestants took passes and let him try again? They'd be doing the talk show circuit right now while being lauded as heroes... That would have been worth the maybe couple thousand they would have won compared to the guy who could have won a million dollars...


If it came back around to him, he could solve the puzzle, but he wouldn't have got the million (unless he somehow spun and landed on it again, which is incredibly unlikely). So it wouldn't have been THAT much of a noble gesture by the other two contestants.
 
2013-09-23 11:46:55 AM
I remember one episode during "Armed Forces Week" where ALL THREE contestants blew the pronunciation of "Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa". There weren't any letters left. All they had to do was read what was on the board.
 
2013-09-23 11:59:00 AM
How cute. People watch Wheel of Fortune still.

Is Dialing for Dollars on next?

People have interesting priorities about how they spend their limited lifespans.

/go Fark!
 
2013-09-23 12:07:08 PM
When he touches Fallon's arm the look on Fallon's face is pure Howie Mandel levels of 'OMG DO NOT TOUCH THE CLOTH YOU STINKING PEASANT!!!!!'
 
2013-09-23 12:27:48 PM
Will never forget the guy who solved "_o ho ho and a bottle of rum" as "ho ho ho..."
 
2013-09-23 12:46:25 PM

lohphat: People have interesting priorities about how they spend their limited lifespans.


...and I'm sure most WoF watchers would probably think the same thing in regards to your TotalFark subscription.

To each their own I suppose.
 
2013-09-23 12:51:24 PM
To be fair, the guy would not have won a million dollars if he had pronounced the words correctly. Landing on that "million" space merely begins a 4-part process, which he would've had to complete. And the odds are incredibly small.
 
2013-09-23 01:06:31 PM

lohphat: How cute. People watch Wheel of Fortune still.

Is Dialing for Dollars on next?

People have interesting priorities about how they spend their limited lifespans.

/go Fark!


Hey now. If you say one bad thing about Supermarket Sweep I will place you on ignore so fast it'll make your head spin.

Old game shows are sweet.
 
2013-09-23 01:36:54 PM

Corn_Fed: To be fair, the guy would not have won a million dollars if he had pronounced the words correctly. Landing on that "million" space merely begins a 4-part process, which he would've had to complete. And the odds are incredibly small.


yeah, but at least he would have had a chance. still sad to get passed over like that.. didn't know pronunciation of something already filled in mattered, thought it was all about the spelling. *shrugs

/can't stand watching game shows
//close second to reality/contest shows
 
2013-09-23 01:41:55 PM

YoOjo: When he touches Fallon's arm the look on Fallon's face is pure Howie Mandel levels of 'OMG DO NOT TOUCH THE CLOTH YOU STINKING PEASANT!!!!!'


Freak out when another human makes a genuine human gesture?
Howie Mandel should be forced to run his tongue on an escalator rail till he sees the smear trail again.
 
2013-09-23 02:04:37 PM

lohphat: How cute. People watch Wheel of Fortune still.

Is Dialing for Dollars on next?

People have interesting priorities about how they spend their limited lifespans.

/go Fark!


You sound like a true video-gamer.
 
2013-09-23 02:35:19 PM

olddeegee: lohphat: How cute. People watch Wheel of Fortune still.

Is Dialing for Dollars on next?

People have interesting priorities about how they spend their limited lifespans.

/go Fark!

You sound like a true video-gamer.


God you peoples' sarcasm meter needs a kick in the pants.
 
2013-09-23 03:05:42 PM

lohphat: How cute. People watch Wheel of Fortune still.

Is Dialing for Dollars on next?

People have interesting priorities about how they spend their limited lifespans.

/go Fark!


Says the guy commenting online about people commenting online about Wheel of Fortune. That's a minute of your life you could have spent commenting on other leisure activities you find to be wasteful.
 
2013-09-23 03:14:16 PM

Hella Fark: yeah, but at least he would have had a chance. still sad to get passed over like that.. didn't know pronunciation of something already filled in mattered, thought it was all about the spelling. *shrugs


It's a big part of the audition, briefings and training games, apparently. Something they hammer on pretty near constantly.
 
2013-09-23 03:26:03 PM
That wasn't for the Million. He would have to win that round, win the game of rounds in order to get to the final puzzle, and then the million would be a chance in the spin on the special wheel. And THEN he would have to get the final puzzle correctly.

Its truly a very difficult thing to do. My GF was on it last year and did all of those things, up until missing the million on the spin by 2 places. She was thrilled to win the game, but just stared at Sajak for telling her how close she came...but no cigar.

/csb
 
2013-09-23 03:32:51 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Wow, that was a dick move by WoF,


It's explicitly in the rules... Many many other people have been buzzed out for mispronouncing words..
 
2013-09-23 03:48:21 PM

MooseUpNorth: Hella Fark: yeah, but at least he would have had a chance. still sad to get passed over like that.. didn't know pronunciation of something already filled in mattered, thought it was all about the spelling. *shrugs

It's a big part of the audition, briefings and training games, apparently. Something they hammer on pretty near constantly.


styckx: TuteTibiImperes: Wow, that was a dick move by WoF,

It's explicitly in the rules... Many many other people have been buzzed out for mispronouncing words..


Yep . . . look at it this way, if there were a letter missing from the word "curio" and he pronounced something other than "curio" he would have lost it.  Those are the rules, and games are played by rules - if the rules of the game don't matter then the game might as well be called "Anything Goes".
 
2013-09-23 04:02:01 PM

insano: Says the guy commenting online about people commenting online about Wheel of Fortune. That's a minute of your life you could have spent commenting on other leisure activities you find to be wasteful.


Obtuse poster is obtuse.

You'd think that "/go Fark!" would be a clue to the sarcasm about wasting time.
 
2013-09-23 05:20:19 PM
He clearly said it wrong, it would be unfair to the other contestants if the show gave it to him. if they did that we would probably be here reading a story about how the show ripped the others off.
 
2013-09-23 05:50:14 PM
I'm pretty sure I'd have pronounced it properly just by guessing.

Though with a million on the line, I could see gyself vetting mery twongue tisted.
 
2013-09-23 09:46:26 PM

AeAe: Corner-o Churro Cabinet-o


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I say again.......Corner-o Churro Cabinet-o
 
2013-09-23 09:59:06 PM
What no Hollywood squares?  I feel cheated.  Jimmy Fallon can EABBOD s.
 
2013-09-23 10:04:22 PM
the boy said "cabinet" and that's the only portion that he had to solve. WoF should DIAF.
 
2013-09-23 10:15:36 PM
I don't watch Jimmy Fallon, but if it wasn't for this clip, I wouldn't have known about this guy.  That is how little I care about WoF.  I have watched WoF at one time in my life, and that time was during the first half of 1991 while I was living with my retired aunt and uncle, who only watched WoF and Jeopardy during dinner.  Jeopardy I will voluntarily watch.
 
2013-09-23 10:56:58 PM
yeah, I don't want to admit I know the rules to WOF, but, that million thing he picke up, only comes into play if he gets to the end round, wins, and lands on the million spot in the prize wheel thing.

It's not like he had a guaranteed million if he answered.
 
2013-09-24 12:45:28 AM
So when's the Wheel of Fortune, Cerebral Palsy edition?
 
2013-09-24 01:44:52 AM
bottom line, no excuses, loser couldn't READ. seriously, even if you believe that he doesn't know what it is, he has seen those three words before.

/re; Pinner...slime trail? thanks for the nightmares
 
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