logo

'Wheel of Fortune' Contestants Found Fame a Year Ago When Hilariously Wrong Answer Went Viral

Ksenia Novikova
Apr 04, 2019
09:49 A.M.

Melinda Gardner and her husband Larry found fame thanks to their hilariously incorrect answer on the famous game show "Wheel of Fortune."

Advertisement

The couple, from Carrollton, Texas, gave out the wrong answer during the "Living Things" round of the show.

She couldn't solve the riddle but became a viral sensation with her hilarious guess. Audience members and viewers were left in fits of laughter by Melinda's answer.

Advertisement

The answer was described as an odd choice, and viewers rushed to Twitter with their equally hilarious reactions.

The response left everyone hilariously surprised, wondering how she came up with the answer.

Advertisement

During this round, the only visible letters were "_O_EYS_CK_E B_S_" when Melinda accidentally buzzed in. She had to make a guess, and she came up with "popsicle bike."

The host and the studio audience could not contain their laughter at the funny mix of words. The right answer was "honeysuckle bush."

Advertisement

No one has probably heard of a "popsicle bike," yet one can be confident it is not a living thing.

That was perhaps the last mistake that Melinda and Larry made as they made short work of the spins and puzzles, raking in a whopping $17,000 in cash and prizes which also includes a trip to Disneyland.

Advertisement

The goofy slip-up combined with their cheerful personalities gave them an opportunity to appear on "The Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show.

The couple was invited on the show to explain themselves. Kimmel joked that many "people get those two things mixed up."

Advertisement

Kimmel also helped the audience understand her thoughts when she hit the buzzer and how she came up with the answer.

She said, “Pat was on one side, and Larry was on the other, so I think I needed to be cooled off. So that’s the first thing I thought about. Popsicle. And I couldn’t figure out the second word, so I just said ‘bike.’”

The host interviewed them from their living room and presented them with a prize that Guillermo wheeled out on stage. It was a full-size, one-speed bicycle made of Popsicle sticks.

info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Old Man Finds Kid in Cold Forest and Learns She Is His Granddaughter He Never Knew About – Story of the Day

April 06, 2022

Inside Ina Garten's Decision to Not Have Kids with Husband of 53 Years Whom She Met at 15

March 20, 2022

Homeless Man Who Left His Sister 38 Years Ago Returns to Her with an Old Box from Their Father – Story of the Day

April 07, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

After Abandoning Her Daughter 24 Years Ago, Mother Shows up at Her Wedding – Story of the Day

March 04, 2022

Tom Brady & Pregnant Bridget Moynahan Split - She Wed Husband at Secret Ceremony 9 Years Later

February 20, 2022

87-Year-Old Man Returns Home from Hospital, Sees His Stuff Had Been Taken Out of the House – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Lonely Woman Installs Camera to See Who’s Been Leaving Baby Stuff on Her Doorstep Every Day – Story of the Day

March 03, 2022

George W Bush Wed Wife of 44 Years 3 Months after Meeting: 'Those Blue Eyes, Oh My God'

April 08, 2022

Every Day Old Lady Sees Lonely Barefoot Triplets Fishing in a Pond and Follows Them — Story of the Day

April 08, 2022

Single Dad Finds Silver Pin in His Newborn Daughter’s Crib, It Wasn’t There a Few Hours Ago – Story of the Day

May 14, 2022

Ron Howard Was Most Concerned about His Kids' Values — Inside His Decision to Protect Them

April 26, 2022

Carefree Wife Mocks Hardworking Husband, after His Hospitalization They Switch Places – Story of the Day

February 02, 2022