Biggest game show controversies of all time

[post_page_title]Pronunciation – Wheel of Fortune[/post_page_title]
Wheel of Fortune has some pretty stringent rules, but even by their standards, we think this incident is harsh. Renee Durette appeared on the show back in 2012 and was the subject of social media uproar.

She correctly pronounced the phrase ‘Seven Swans A-Swimming’ but because of her Southern accent, the show deemed that she missed the ‘G’ off the end and that her answer was invalid. As you can imagine, Twitter users went into meltdown, and we can’t blame them, to be honest.
[post_page_title]Packing a punch – Pictionary[/post_page_title]
This one is more funny than controversial, but it still deserves to make the list. Back in the 1990s, Pictionary was one of the best and most family-oriented game shows on TV. CHiPS star Erik Estrada appeared on the show in 1997 and would have a close encounter with fellow contestant Bill Maher.

Celebrating getting an answer right, Estrada fist punched the air, accidentally catching Maher in the nose. The show cut to commercial while Maher was treated, and he continued the show with a compress held to his nose.

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