31 Comments on "Worst Wheel Of Fortune Fail Ever"
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It was pretty lame that he didn't get it because he pronounced Achilles wrong. Seems unfair. It would be one thing if he hadn't had all the letters solved, it isn't like he just made a wrong guess.
Um, nobody here said that Alex Trebek or Pat Sajak is the judge on his show. Not the point.
Who gives a fuck?
@Kristin, YUM. Come on over, Brad!
@Sherry, I've noticed that too. I love Jeopardy and Alex "TREH-bek!" but he does have a slightly underhanded way of cutting someone down when they make a mistake!
@Principessa, while I agree with "how does he not know how to say this?" (I learned how to say it in 6th grade!), I also agree that a slight mispronunciation shouldn't have been grounds for a buzzer. Geez Achilles!
There's also a (I think) European pronunciation of Achilles as "Ah-SHEEL". There's a character in some of the Ender's Game books with that name, and on the audiobooks, it gets pronounced differently (sometimes within the same audiobook), depending on the reader.
Achilles is also some fine Pitt butt.
Princepessa-Uh no..Jeopardy will not always let you slide. That snotty Alex takes great pains in making the contestants feel like total dumbasses half the time.
I WILL agree they should have let him off on the pronunciation unless that is one of the rules, which we may deduce from this painful display, it probably is.
Achilles is actually a real body part though.
Here in the UK we enjoy more sophisticated word games…
Randy Marsh was worse
Don't feel bad for him, I saw an interview with him on the morning news here in LA, and he says it was a great learning experience and he has no regrets.
He said Ay-chill-ees. He also guessed a person clue as 'world's fastest cat' instead of man and said "on the spot dicespin' instead of decision. 3 famously incorrect guesses and he still ended up in the final game. Unreal.
I won't even watch this. I already feel bad for the kid, and now especially that its going to be all over the internet. How embarrassing. Poor Fella.
I learned all about Greek mythology in my history class growing up. It's also a metaphor for someone's weakness…"What's your Achilles heel?"
What was really sad was how he kept doing it! You got to see the whole show to see how bad this guy was, and the chick next to him was just getting it all. Somehow he made it to the final round and lost, of course. I felt embarrassed for the guy and Sajak was speechless.
Ironically he has probably heard it pronounced hundreds of times but never read it or thought about how it spelled or pronounced.
I felt awful for him. If you'd never heard someone say Achilles, how would you pronounce it?
I can guarantee you that a lot of college kids would mispronounce a lot of mythological greek god/hero names if read cold.
hahahaha. how did he pronounce it??
Indiana must be really proud.
I assume he didn't grow up discussing greek gods/heroes
More embarrassing than Zac Efron and his spray painted abs at the Movie Awards.
I saw this live and I thought I was going crazy. The look on Pat Sajack's face… (if it could move it would have been shock)
Man, that was pitiful.