Game shows are pretty much authentic reality television.
When someone hits the jackpot and loses their mind in front of the cameras, you know you just witnessed genuine human reaction. That’s part of what makes game shows so entertaining, is watching how the stress of a big win can mess with a contestant’s head. That’s why we’ve rounded up the greatest moments we could find, so you can take in all that fun all at once.
Take this guy on Family Feud, for example. He was trying to think of a buzzer-beating answer so quickly, that he literally blurted out the first thing that came to mind. Oops!
Every so often though, you catch a moment that just doesn’t seem real. How does someone guess an entire Wheel of Fortune phrase with only ONE letter on the board. We’re calling hoax! (It’s not a hoax):
Then there’s the people who win and just don’t know what to do about it. This contestant on The Price is Right was so stunned by his $1 million prize, that he kind of just walked around in a silent daze. Check it out:
The people in this next clip don’t even speak English, yet they seem to understand just one dirty word from our vocabulary (this would be a parental warning, folks!). That’s all you need to know anyway, right?
Speaking of authentic moments, sometimes the pressure of the game isn’t what gets to you, it’s a mortifying wardrobe malfunction. On live television. Now that’s real embarrassment!