My kingdom for an “M”!
A contestant on Tuesday’s episode of Wheel of Fortune managed to snatch defeat from the inviting jaws of victory while attempting to solve A Streetcar Named Desire, the famous Tennessee Williams play turned Marlon Brando classic movie — all for the sake of one letter.
With the letters A STREETCAR NA_ED DESIRE already spelled out for him, and with his opponent already eyeing the exit, the male contestant called out the fateful letter of “K.” He said it with such confidence one might assume there was perhaps an experimental 1980s Eastern Bloc production of A Streetcar Naked Desire that very few people were clued in on.
Alas, it was not meant to be and his formerly dejected opponent claimed victory while he will have to face the ignominy of being that guy behind the most epic fail on Wheel of Fortune.
Viewers had a field day with the flub on Twitter. Watch the moment and see the reactions on social media below.
Dude on Wheel of Fortune had to solve this:
A STREETCAR NA_ED DESIRE
He asked for a K.
I’m gonna go lie down.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) March 21, 2017
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) March 21, 2017
Nothing’s funnier to me than Wheel of Fortune fails. Unlike Jeopardy it’s literally spelled out for you https://t.co/e2rVTzsGTO
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) March 22, 2017
If Alex Trebek hosted Wheel of Fortune, he would have clowned this contestant until the credits rolled pic.twitter.com/6WYyZSW9NA
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 22, 2017
“Merry Christ_as”. @WheelofFortune I’d like a K.
— Paul Menconi (@PaulMenconi) March 22, 2017
Never really was a fan of A Streetcar Named Desire, but I might be now #WheelOfFortune
— Jess (@jetski85) March 22, 2017