Poor Jonny will probably have nightmares about flamingos for the rest of his life.
The "Wheel of Fortune" contestant perpetrated perhaps the biggest game show fail ever with a simple, facepalm-inducing mispronunciation — and in the process, lost $7,100.
Jonny had completed the puzzle, which read "Flamenco Dance Lessons." But he pronounced it as "flamingo," which led to host Pat Sajak declaring his answer to be wrong. Jonny looked confused until Sajak moved on to the next contestant, who correctly said "flamenco" and won the round."What we all heard was — and I know you didn't mean to say it — but, you gave us a 'G' instead of a 'C,'" Sajak explained.
Sajak and the producers even double-checked Jonny's flub, but unfortunately, enunciation matters on "Wheel of Fortune." Sorry, Jonny!
This ranks up there with some of the most embarrassing "Wheel of Fortune" fails, though it still can't top the "Streetcar Naked Desire" flub.