'Wheel of Fortune' contestant's hilariously wrong answer goes viral

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 08, 2018
01:30 P.M.

A woman from Carrollton and her husband gave the dumbest answer as a contestant of Wheel of Fortune on national TV.


A Wheel of Fortune contestant failed to solve the puzzle but succeeded in becoming a viral phenomenon with an unusual guess. Viewers were hilariously surprised by the woman’s answer and took to their social media to share their amusement.

According to an I Heart Radio report, it's an answer so odd that you don't even need to see the letter board itself to know how wrong it was, and many viewers wondered how in the world Melinda Gardner came up with that.

With “_O_EYS _CK _E B_S_” on the board, contestant Melinda accidentally buzzed in and had to guess the answer, with nothing coming to her mind but the crazy mix of words “popsicle bike.”

Melinda, who was on the show with partner Larry, guessed "popsicle bike" in the living things round of the popular American game show and viewers couldn't contain their laughter.


You might be wondering what the correct answer was; it was "honeysuckle bush." As for a "popsicle bike," no one has ever heard of such a thing. But, one thing is certain; if there is a popsicle bike, it is definitely not a "living thing."

After that early mistake, the couple made short work of the spins and puzzles in front of them, ultimately taking home $17,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Disneyland.

And the goofy slip-up, combined with their cheerful personalities, earned them enough online attention to get an appearance at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.


He invited the couple from the Dallas suburbs to join him on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to 'splain themselves. "A lot of people get those two things mixed up," joked Kimmel referring to the weird guess.

Kimmel not only interviewed the couple live from their living room, but he also presented them with another prize that Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo wheeled out on stage: a full-size, one-speed bicycle made entirely out of popsicle sticks.

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