Wheel of Fortunate has welcomed thousands of contestants onto the show over its decades on the air. However, a recent contestant might go down in Wheel of Fortune history as giving one of the worst guesses ever when he appeared on the program last week. Matt had just guessed a letter correctly, which gave him an upper hand on the board, but then he used his imagination to come up with an answer so absurd it’ll likely go down in Wheel of Fortune history for the remainder of the show’s popularity.
Although the second word started with the letter N, Matt had it in his head to blurt out his solution to the puzzle. He famously said, “The Best Buttercup,” although there was no possibility that his answer was the correct solution to the puzzle on the board. Some viewers questioned whether Matt said “Buttercup” or “Buttercut,” but that is beside the point. Either way, his proposed solution will go down in Wheel of Fortune history as being one of the most bizarre solutions provided on the program.
From his position off-camera, host Pat Sajak could not hide his disdain for the contestant’s poor guess. He sarcastically said, “Uh, no. Oddly enough, no.”
Matt did get the first word of the puzzle correct – “The.” However, the rest of it was way off. The correct solution was “The Next Generation,” which doesn’t share much in common with “The Best Buttercup,” as Matt thought was the right solution.
Despite his ridiculous guess on this puzzle, Matt did very well during the game. He won and took home a large chunk of change as the winner. Clearly, this was a fluke and did not indicate whether he was a good or bad player. Perhaps, part of the reason he was able to succeed and claim victory on the show was that he was able to take risks and speak his mind – even when it might not be the correct answer.
Dozens of people turned to Twitter to share their reactions to Matt’s historical guess.
“The best buttercup? #wheeloffortune @patsajak, how did you not crack up laughing or make one of your hilarious faces?”
“‘The best buttercup’ sounds like something a person might say when the anesthesia wears off. #WheelOfFortune”
“The man on the right just guessed “the next butter cut,” and I’m in stitches @WheelofFortune, please tweet the clip!”
“Did this dude really say ‘the best buttercup?’”
Others added their shock in the comments of one person’s tweet.
“What I’m equally as confused about is how does this guy have 9,900 bucks so far? I suppose any monkey could pick out a letter.”
“Wheel of fortune is getting dummer (sic). The category is people you’d think it would b someone, but the next generation is not people.”
“He knows the next generation is butter cut, mad soft.”
“And to top it all off, the poor souls (those contestants) that got beat by this guy, Matt. Well, shoot, he actually won the entire game! Bahahaha!!”
What do you think about this bad guess on Wheel of Fortune?