What The Eff? Wednesday: The Game Show Fail
Undercover Black Man, who is my long-lost play cousin, soul mate, or both, discovered a rather damning set of facts about the anagrams that can be made from the letters in Barack Obama’s name. I won’t spoil the surprise, but his quick and nerdy manipulation of the English language actually made me sleepwalk to my computer and attempt a few anagrams of my own. Although lately I’m more likely to favor Scrabble or trivia games, even as a kid I was obsessed with Variety’s Puzzle magazines and TV game shows like Wheel of Fortune. There is something so fabulous about being a black smart-alecky nerd, especially when some people are just dumb by comparison.
Wheel of Fortune is made way easier for the contestants to follow because of a board that shows which letters have already been guessed. Watch the college edition blow this concept out of the water after a series of ridiculous letter-plays.
What a pitiful group-orgy of moronic self-destruction. Is it possible that some people happen to be a little off on the big day and only seem like a morons?
I am so sad now. Dude really got played! Oh well, at least he’s not black.
Let’s step away from the nerdy stuff for a moment. Family Feud is a great game show because you don’t have to know anything in particular to play and win, just go with that gut reaction about what the survey says, right?
Still, sometimes you just have to play with the letters you’re dealt, like the two priests in this British anagram game show.
Well that was certainly awkward.
I want to be this woman when I grow up, because not only is homegirl a true brainiac for solving the puzzle so quickly, it’s actually my favorite show too…
Yes! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! At least we got somethin’.