After seeing Ken Basin lose over $475,000 on Millionaire this week, it just got my mind going to some other moments in game show world which left you wondering what in the world were these people thinking when they made the decisions they’ve made.
The first pick from Wheel of Fortune is probably the most memorable with hardcore game show fans, and not likely the average viewer as it is never been shown in clip retrospectives and this episode is really not rerun either. And what cruel irony with the puzzle here as well. I’m sure there was much agonized feeling along with that defeat for Terry at this point. Did the nerves get to her? It’s certainly a possibility. The cameras, the lights, can easily get to a contestant and get the best of them, understandably so. But sadly, in the end, it cost her $62,000.
Here are a couple of other moments that just genuinely makes you wonder “what where they THINKING?“ From my own personal collection, here is an example of how NOT to play the grand game on The Price Is Right. It’s something that I can’t help but think. But most medicinal/health products will screw you over every time in playing this game. It’s probably come from all my years of watching the show, but I’ve learned that it’s best to try to avoid those like the plague. Another classic moment comes from the Dawson version of Family Feud, where a woman struggles to come up with an answer for a question, well, besides tires.
What were they thinking?