A “Wheel of Fortune” contestant named Matt offered a guess to a word clue that was so unbelievably wrong that it may go down in game show history as one of the all-time worst answers.
Matt chose the letter N, which gave a total of $9,900, a commanding lead over his competitors.
After Vanna White flipped the corresponding letters, the board then read, “TH_ N_ _T _ _ NER_T_ _N.”
Anyone who guessed “THE NEXT GENERATION” can move to the front of the class but you won’t find Matt there.
“The best buttercup,” Matt declared. Host Matt Sajak simply responded, “Uh, no.”
— emily (@emilybabyy) June 10, 2021
Matt’s bonkers response did not go unnoticed on Twitter:
Did this man on wheel of fortune say the best buttercup??¿??
— Listerine stan (@down2LARSgirl) June 10, 2021
“The best buttercup” sounds like something a person might say when the anesthesia wears off. #WheelOfFortune
— Wheel Watcher (@wheelwatcha) June 10, 2021
"The best buttercup"…Matt. what are you looking at? #WheelOfFortune
— Leesh (@Leesh__S) June 10, 2021
Not ONE letter in that word matched 'buttercup'!
— MeeZee 🇺🇸✝️☘️ (@MaryEmBern) June 10, 2021
— 🌊(undisputed) fully-vaccinated water champ 🌊 (@poppateej) June 10, 2021
— Darrel Pullie (@darrelpullie) June 11, 2021
— 🪀 (@yorobertaa) June 10, 2021
— Melissa (@Melroyvol) June 11, 2021
Despite his epic fail, Matt still enjoyed a happy ending. He won the game and took home $23,350.