They're calling it the biggest fail in game show history. Poor Sheila Patterson. The contestant simply couldn't provide a legitimate answer to a question asking her to come up with another way to say "Mother" on the syndicated daytime game show.
The YouTube clip of Patterson's TV fail went viral and has been viewed 3.3 million times. ABC's Good Morning America invited Patterson and her family on to talk about her flubs. Here's what she told them:
“What had happened was, I had a moment there and I really think my nerves got the best of me. It just really got the best of me. There were a couple of questions, answers that I had already prepared, but those answers were already given, so basically, my nerves just got the best of me trying to come up with something else.”
Maybe Harvey can give Patterson pointers on cashing in on a TV fumble? The comedian mocked naming the wrong woman Miss Universe in a lucrative T-Mobile spot that aired during the Super Bowl. The episode of Family Feud featuring the Pattersons airs Feb. 23.