If you made it through high school English class, you’re probably familiar with Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, right?
Then you’ll be pretty shocked to watch this clip from a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune. The contestant had every letter of the play’s title spelled out for him, except the “m” in “Named.” Yet somehow he still failed to correctly name the Williams play, opting instead to spell out the word “naked.”
The blunder caused him to lose the round, as another contestant swooped in and immediately guessed correctly. Ouch!
Watch the whole cringe-worthy thing unfold below:
Contestants have been spinning to win the Wheel of Fortune for over 40 years now.. But a recent loss by a man who was just one letter away from victory could be the most cringeworthy Wheel fail yet. Poised to spell out the famous Tennessee Williams play-turned-Oscar-winning film, a guy named Kevin tried to spell "A Streetcar Naked Desire."
Note to self: brush up on the classics before appearing on Wheel of Fortune.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.