The 30 Funniest Game Show Moments of All Time

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The 30 Funniest Game Show Moments of All Time

If you’re under a certain age, odds are game shows aren’t part of your daily watching routine. However, if you’re not sitting down to classic game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on a regular basis, you might be missing out.

Since the very first game show hit the air in 1940, game shows have been providing a much needed—and often hilarious—distraction for their audiences. Think your sense of humor and game shows don’t jibe? These 30 hilarious game show moments might just prove you wrong. And when you’re in the mood for another good laugh, try making these 30 Hilarious Words for Everyday Problems part of your regular vocabulary.

Steve Harvey

This Dirty-Minded Family Feud Contestant

This Family Feud contestant wasted no time in telling Steve Harvey that burglars might be shocked to find a naked grandma in someone’s home.

Jeopardy winner

This Epic Wrong Answer

This precocious teen on Jeopardy may not accurately identified the speaker of a military quote, but he made sure to get it wrong with aplomb. And he won $75,000 anyway! And when you need a good laugh, the 20 Things Everyone Secretly Finds Hilarious have got you covered.

Howie Mandel

This Big Prize

When Howie Mandel announced that a contestant was taking home what was behind a stage prop on Deal or No Deal, this confused contestant thought he meant Chrissy Teigen. And speaking of Deal or No Deal, do you know which soon-to-be-British-royal used to be a suitcase model on the show? You guessed it! Meghan Markle. 

Wayne Brady

The Prince of Love

Host Wayne Brady wasn’t exactly won over by this Let’s Make a Deal contestant—AKA the Prince of Love—or his offers to strip down.

Match Game Contestant

This Amateur Hairdresser

When asked what he would need if he found himself on a desert island with Scarlett Johansson, this Match Game contestant answered, “More hair!” And for more silly fun, don’t miss these 40 Facts So Funny They’re Hard to Believe. 

Family Feud

This Creative Speller

When Steve Harvey asked Family Feud contestants to name something that follows the word “pork,” we’re guessing he was thinking of “chop,” and not “upine,” which was one creative contestant’s answer. And for more on the weird things we say, here are the 40 Lies Everyone Tells on a Daily Basis. 


This Sad Goat Owner

Alex Trebek got owned when he tried to pry a little too deeply into the death of a contestant’s pet goat. Think that’s side-splitting? These 50 Puns So Bad They’re Actually Funny will crack you up, too.

Wheel of Fortune

This X-Rated Speller

This woman gave Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak an X-rated guess for a common phrase, but sadly, euphemisms for vagina rarely make it onto game shows.

Steve Harvey

This Lesson from Steve Harvey

After this woman answered that someone might not want to kiss another person if “their breath stank,” Steve Harvey laid down the law about this Family Feud contestant’s slang.

Wheel of Fortune funny game show

This Strange Kind of Love

This Wheel of Fortune contestant answered “fish love” to solve this puzzle. The real answer? Wish list.

Steve Harvey funny gameshow moments

This Gross Gravy Moment

This gentleman thinks that gravy is something people pour on themselves, an answer that nearly killed Steve Harvey.

Drew Carey funny game show moments

Drew Carey Meeting His Doppelganger

Drew Carey wasn’t exactly pleased to see his clone on The Price is Right, whom he described as looking like himself “on a bender.”

Steve Harvey funny gameshow moments

This Pervasive Rumor

This woman has clearly heard some tall tales about certain celebrities. And yes, it’s one of the 20 Craziest Celebrity Rumors of All Time!

Jeopardy funny gameshow moments

This Dirty-Minded Contestant

This Jeopardy contestant was searching for the phrase “love triangle,” but answered with “threesome.”

Family Feud funny gameshow moments

This Bizarre Meet-Cute

This Wheel of Fortune contestant’s unusual story of meeting his wife—”she was the only thing alive” at a funeral—left host Pat Sajak in stitches.

The Price is Right funny gameshow moments

Confident Kenneth

This contestant on The Price is Right was so thrilled with his winning guess that he stole the show. “My name is Kenny, and I’ve been making wrong decisions my whole life,” he announced before another fortuitous guess. Fortunately, Drew Carey and the audience loved his infectious enthusiasm.

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader funny gameshow moments

Kelly Pickler’s Blonde Moment

When someone starts a sentence with, “I don’t think France is a country,” you know it’s going to be good. Unfortunately, that wasn’t a great answer to “What is the Budapest the capital of?” Sorry, Kellie Pickler.

Jeopardy funny gameshow moments

This Creative Jeopardy Answer

This Jeopardy contestant, who claimed that selenophobia was fear of Mexican music, may have been wrong, but at least she cracked up Alex Trebek. Need a little more humor in your life? Check out these hilarious 90 phrases no one uses anymore.

The Price is Right funny gameshow moments

This Model’s Mistake

This Price is Right blooper, in which the hostess accidentally removed too many price tags and gave away a free car, is pretty amazing for the contestant and the audience. Let’s just hope she got to keep her job.

Jeopardy funny gameshow moments

This Interesting Hymn

When asked about a hymn that’s also the name of a Broadway show, this Jeopardy contestant answered, “What is Kinky Boots?”

Jeopardy funny gameshow moments

Alex Trebek’s Amazing Diss

Alex Trebek didn’t mince words when he called this fan of nerdcore hip hop, and those like her, “losers.”

Family Feud funny gameshow moments

This X-Rated Family Feud Answer

Steve Harvey looked less-than-pleased when this pastor’s wife answered “sperm” to this question.

Wheel of Fortune funny gameshow moments Surf City

This Nonsensical Guess

Even though some of the words are already spelled out, this Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed the confusing phrase “Surf clay where we go” for this puzzle.

Steve Harvey shocked funny gameshow moments

This Exposing Answer

The Family Feud set turns into a hostile workplace for Steve Harvey in this hilarious clip, when a contestant responds “your penis” when asked what things you pull out.

Wheel of Fortune Exclusive Nightclub funny gameshow moments

This Poor Speller

This woman’s poor spelling thinks a K is the final letter in the phrase “exclusive nightclub.”

Deal or No Deal funny gameshow moments

This Case of Mistaken Identity

This woman is so caught up in the game show antics that she doesn’t realize her own sister is holding the case on Deal or No Deal.

Steve Harvey Family Feud funny gameshow moments

This Naked Truth

This Family Feud contestant has some interesting ideas about where it is or isn’t appropriate to disrobe, telling Steve Harvey that stripping down in the shed is totally normal.

Jeopardy Screenshot funniest gameshow moments

This Fierce Contestant

This Jeopardy contestant’s Z-snaps over guessing The Crucible, are nothing short of amazing.

Family Feud funniest game show moments

This Mammal Confusion

This guy, who thinks that hamsters lay eggs, might want to crack open a science textbook.

Jeopardy pill pushers funny game show moments

This Surprising Guess

This Wheel of Fortune contestant had an interesting response for what was supposed to be “a group of well-wishers.” His reply? “A group of pill-pushers.” Think that’s hilarious? You’ll be in stitches over the 75 Jokes That Are So Bad They’re Actually Funny!

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