How Could This Be The Wrong Answer?

Ed Lau sent me the above Jeopardy video with the question, “How could this be the wrong answer?”

At first, I thought the answer was correct as well but upon reflection, I realized the answer was wrong. First, the category was “Spelled the Same,” so Ken was incorrect right there. In addition, a Ho is a prostitute. A prostitute does not seek immoral pleasure. She gives it.

For those who don’t know, Ken Jennings is the biggest Jeopardy winner ever. He won over $3 million on the show ($2,520,700 in winnings, a $2,000 consolation prize on his 75th appearance, and $500,000 in the Jeopardy Ultimate Tournament of Champions). That Ho answer has to rank as one of the funniest wrong answer ever. Ken may have gotten the question wrong but he still won the game. Moreover, he doesn’t have to face what these guys got for giving a wrong answer.

94 thoughts on “How Could This Be The Wrong Answer?”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    Ah if only I knew what they were saying lol. I think a show like that would really catch on here in the States πŸ˜†

    1. Gary Lee says:

      really? didn’t the US already go through this phase of slapstick comedy?

      1. Are you taking about MXC? I know I would watch this kind of game show nightly! It’s way better then “Are You Smarter Then A 5th Grader”

          1. Maximum Elimination Challenge

            It was a Japanese game show that has been re-edited with hilarious commentary!

            It’s the 3 Stooges for the 22nd century!

          2. Mark Shead says:

            There are too many cable channels when you can have a show with re-edits of a Japanese game show.

            I wonder if the Japanese watch re-runs of wheel of fortune.

      2. Jane May says:

        define slapstick comedy…

    2. I think the audience would be limited to the younger crowd over here for sure. But I know I would definitely watch it! πŸ˜€

      1. Kids should be barred from this, i think. πŸ˜€ imagine if they try to emulate.

        1. Jane May says:

          They emulate everything else!

          1. Right, to more you try to prevent kids from doing/seeing something, the more they want to do it!

            Don’t you remember your youth?

        2. Mark Shead says:

          It might remove the stupid ones from the gene pool. Natural selection at work!

    3. lol.. I guess the locals here would have a slight problem in catching the joke. Nonetheless, it was worth a laugh.

  2. Ed Lau says:

    The category is “Tool Time”, you noob.

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it’s call tool time but it’s tools that are spell the same. I guess you didn’t see the entire show. πŸ™‚

      1. Jane May says:

        I always thing of Tim “the tool man” Taylor when I hear Tool Time. Anyone watch that years ago?

        1. Paul J. says:

          yeah I remember that show Tim the tool man and I think the show was called Home improvement and the show tool time was actually a segment within the show itself.

    2. What makes him a n00b – that he can’t speak or read the language?

      1. HMTKSteve says:

        He spelled “n00b” wrong, he must be the “n00b”!!!

        1. πŸ˜† I saw that too – notice I correcting him!

  3. Ouch – that’s brutal. But far more entertaining than Jeopardy!

    1. Gary Lee says:

      more entertaining than jeopardy? no way!

      1. I have to disagree with you Gary, I guy getting hit in the balls is way more entertaining then a guy standing behind a lectern!

        1. That must have hurt for all of them! I wonder what made them actually play the game. Any idea what was the prize?

        2. HMTKSteve says:

          I don’t think the guy getting hit in the balls feels that way.

          1. True, but the guy sitting on his couch watching feels that way!

    2. Ed Lau says:

      Jeopardy is a thinking man’s game show. It doesn’t take much brainpower to watch Deal or No Deal.

      1. But it does take a lot of patience! I can’t deal w/ it for an entire hour.

        1. Mark Shead says:

          So is that why you watch? To learn patience?

      2. Jane May says:

        thinking man’s game show huh…

  4. Jon says:

    Wow, that has got to be the funniest video I have seen on the web (the foreign one..). πŸ˜† I would NEVER participate in that show..

    1. Have you seen the one w/ the two contestants, each has a bucket of wax and an umbrella? It’s hilarious.

      1. Jane May says:

        Isn’t that Nickelodeon πŸ˜†

          1. Jane May says:

            hahaha…oooooooooooh yeeeeeeah! That’s what it was.

          2. Is Double Dare still on? I wonder if it’s still as fun to watch as when I was a kid…

          3. HMTKSteve says:

            I never watched Double Dare but I did watch “You can’t do that on television.”

          4. Jane May says:

            I don’t think I ever heard of β€œYou can’t do that on television.”

            Was that still on Nickelodeon

          5. IT WAS!!!! What was the “slime phrase” again?

            I don’t know!

      2. I agreed. seriously speaking, I still can’t believe they did that! 😯

    2. carl says:

      LOL me too!! let’s chalenge john to it? 😈

      1. Jane May says:

        I Double Dare you John…wax…umbrella…=… 😈

  5. What’s the name of the 2nd program (and why aren’t they playing that here)?

    1. Mark Shead says:

      It kind of reminds me of the contest they had where you had to drink as much water as possible and someone died a few months ago.

  6. Gary Lee says:

    Ken Jennings needs to make a comeback! That was probably the greatest run ever . . . Federer can’t even top it with his streaks!

  7. Japanese game shows are crazy…I remember seeing one where they go in pool of boiling water!

    1. Jane May says:

      Yeah, or they have an obstical course with crazy objects hitting people.

      1. I think they’re great too! That’s why I post the videos!

        1. HMTKSteve says:

          They are awesome but, the humor is very different. While we find getting kicked in the balls funny they find knocking down bathroom walls while you are on the toilet funny!

          1. David says:

            oh Japanese humour…haha..nothing quite like it…

      2. That was kinda erm.. ‘pervertic’ in nature.

    2. That would be too crazy! I wonder why would they decide on punishments where there is a probability of someone getting hurt. It’s much too dangerous!

    3. Mark Shead says:

      Yikes. I hadn’t seen that. I did like the one where they turned a Komodo dragon lose around a bunch of people. The last person to run won.

  8. Julian says:

    Im not sure if its just my browser but the videos dont play. I cant even click them. Then again it seems to work for everyone else so πŸ˜‰

    1. I get the same thing when I am using Firefox but if I view the site with IE the videos work okay. Of course I am not running FF2 so that might be part of the problem.

      1. Julian says:

        yeah I just downloaded FF2 and it works. How come my pic doesn’t appear next to my comment?

        1. Do you have a picture uploaded at MyBlogLog?

          1. I’d second Lyndon’s suggestion. Make sure you have your MBL avatar set up properly.

  9. Dean says:

    Dam, that game show was hilarious. How do they think of those games. Thanks for the laugh.

    1. carl says:

      you say so!!! I like the middle part!:)

    2. It was pretty crazy, that’s all I can say.. πŸ˜€

  10. Jane May says:

    My first reaction was a hoe also…hahaha…darn, i would have been a goner!

    1. Ed Lau says:

      I don’t think anyone here would’ve said “rake”. We all had hoes on our minds!

      1. Jane May says:

        hahaha…in anyother context that would sound way too wrong…only on John’s site can this happen. πŸ˜€

        1. David says:

          haha…so true… πŸ˜†

  11. The creativity they put into their game shows is incredible! A lot better than “open a briefcase” as someone pointed out up above.

  12. Kenneth says:

    LOL πŸ˜† That’s funny

  13. derrich says:

    πŸ˜† @ Jeopardy video. Oldie, but goodie.

    @ 2nd video

    1. carl says:

      thanks derrich, pretty funny!

    2. haha.. I had another good laugh when I saw it. The things people do. *Dang!

  14. Quais Waseeq says:

    OUCH!! The first guy must be REALLY happy he got it right, damn!

    1. David says:

      can you imagine the pressure to get it right….man…that would make me so nervous I would probably get it wrong.. 😳

      1. Quais Waseeq says:

        the last had lost it before it even was his turn. haha, how can you get it right after seeing that.

    2. Mark Shead says:

      So what exactly did he get right?

      1. Quais Waseeq says:

        don’t know WHAT he got right, but he DID get it. how do i know? he didn’t lose his balls πŸ˜†

  15. carl says:

    darn funny!! hahahaha :mrgreen:

  16. The second one is crazily funny. πŸ˜€ Ouch! Why did they ever think of that as a ‘punishment’?

    1. Mark Shead says:

      One reason:

      People Will Watch It.

  17. carl says:

    I love the red one!!! lol!! :mrgreen: he was so scared 😈 ahahahha

    1. I would too, if I were him. πŸ˜€ imagine seeing three others getting hurt!

  18. feve says:

    haha – very, very nice find. lol

  19. Jeff Kee says:

    I saw these videos a while ago.. I thought the answer was right at first, but ya. Ho and Hoe are differently spelt.

    1. David says:

      hmm…well…I for one, never knew it was “ho”, I always thought it was the same, but then, I don’t use, or write “ho” too much…haha

  20. Milton says:

    When thinking of funny “wrong answers”, I always think of the south park wheel of fortune “naggers” episode where Randy (Stan’s dad) says the “n word”.

  21. Bret says:

    OMG! “Painfully” funny. With a clip like that, I have to wonder….would a show like that ever make it on one of the major networks in the US? Notice I mentioned “major” networks. I’m pretty certain Spike TV wouldn’t hesitate to air a game show like that.

    1. Mark Shead says:

      I think there is a higher chance of lawsuits in the US. Did you hear about the radio station that had people drinking water and someone died?

  22. Yeah, that bottom one is really painful to watch.

    But hey, another interesting tidbit about Jeopardy, they just had their first 3 way tie.

    Here’s the Yahoo! article:

    1. Why can’t they have 3 champions? πŸ˜€ Haven’t they heard the saying, ” everyone’s a winner”?

  23. Zach says:

    why would anyone ever want to go on this show? hope they’re making some good money

    1. Jeff says:

      lol its very popular actually

      Jeff –

  24. Jason says:

    That one’s a knee…er…ball-slapper πŸ˜€

  25. Zach says:

    I still would have gone with “hoe” as my word, I’ve never personally called someone a “rake”

  26. Zach says:

    …I’m still scratching my head on this one…

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