'Wheel of Fortune' contestant's hilariously wrong answer goes viral
Melinda Gardner and her husband, Larry Gardner, found fame owing to their hilariously incorrect answer on the famous game show Wheel of Fortune.
The couple, from Carrollton, Texas, gave out the wrong answer during the Living Things round of the show.
The contestant on Wheel of Fortune failed to solve the puzzle but soon became a viral sensation after their unusual guess.
Audience members and viewers were left in splits of laughter by Melinda's answer. I Heart Report said it was an answer 'so odd that you don't even need to see the letter board to know how wrong it was.
The response left everyone hilariously surprised, wondering how she came up with the answer.
During the living things round of the game show, there was '_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 audience in the studio could not contain their laughter at the funny mix of words. The right answer was 'honeysuckle bush.' 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.
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."
POPSICLE BIKE 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/FIQFLszjqS— Eric M. Hammer (@TheEricHammer) April 4, 2017
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.
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