Game shows can run the gamut from educational (Jeopardy) to family challenge (Wheel of Fortune) to just plain silly (Double Dare).
And game shows have led to a number of common catchphrases that we still use today in other aspects of life:
- Come on down!
- X gets the square!
- Big money, no whammies!
- In the butt, Bob
Yet while we’re sitting at home watching and playing along with the contestants who are competing under-pressure, we KNOW that we always get the answers correct.
But under the pressure of the TV cameras, sometimes the contestants on the shows just get things a bit wrong.