‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Botches Famous Lyrics, Internet Freaks Out

by Joe Rutland
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So, you are sitting at home watching Wheel of Fortune and someone has a clue that you know. Like, a famous song with lyrics. There you are, about to yell your head off hoping that the person will hear you. Of course, they don’t and things happen like when a contestant had this classic song. Well, they get it wrong and the Internet about broke after this happened.

Contestant on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Misses Eurythmics’ Lyrics

Mind you, this song is from the 1980s and made the Eurythmics into household names. All of this happened on a Tuesday episode of Wheel of Fortune.

According to TODAY, contestant Chris Bryant was not able to solve this puzzle in the “Song Lyrics” category. OK, so he guessed “Sweet dreams are made of these” instead of “Sweet dreams are made of this.” Where does this come from? The Eurythmics’ hit song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” That line appears over and over again in the song.

Do you want to know what might be worse? See, “this” was already spelled out but Bryant still said “these.” This is a lesson of perhaps being conditioned in our thinking about the line itself. Well, another contestant did solve the puzzle the right way.

Even ‘Stayin’ Alive’ Lyrics Throws Off Celebrity Contestant

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. But lyrics and songs on Wheel of Fortune have definitely been tricky. Back in January, Raven-Symoné happened to goof up a line on the Bee Gees’ classic song “Stayin’ Alive.” She did that while on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

Heck, other lyrics can cause people trouble, too. Katy Perry pointed out something about her hit song “Firework” on American Idol. “It’s not ‘up, up, up,’ and it’s not ‘ahh, ahh, ahh,’” she told Luke Bryan about the song’s chorus. “It’s ‘awe, awe, awe,’” she said, before spelling it out for Bryan. Tuesday’s episode of “Wheel of Fortune” featured the latest flub on the popular game show.

Curious about more goofs from Wheel of Fortune? See, a woman last month guessed a puzzle answer that was wrong. She said “Jurassic Park bodies” but the puzzle was “Jurassic Park movies.” Oh boy. Taking it back to earlier in March, contestants did struggle to guess “another feather in your cap.”

That led viewers to take out their hate over contestants’ inability to make the correct guess. Longtime host Pat Sajak came to their rescue. In a tweet, he writes: “It always pains me when nice people come on our show to play a game and win some money and maybe fulfill a lifelong dream, and are then subject to online ridicule when they make a mistake or something goes awry.”

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