A California woman beat increasingly impressive odds to take home an actual fortune on last night's episode of Wheel of Fortune.
Set Up: On the short-lived American game show The Moment of Truth, where contestants are hooked up to a polygraph machine and forced to answer embarrassing, life-ruining questions for the chance to win a few dollars, a "husband, father, and carpenter" has just "torn his family apart" with "some startling confessions."
Wipeout is a game show on ABC in which contestants tackle "the world's largest obstacle course" in the hopes of escaping with $50,000. More often than not, though, they leave with nothing but bumps and bruises. Watching these poor saps fall down in every way imaginable is the most entertaining thing about Wipeout, and viewers often wish the show contained nothing but the contestants' mishaps. Which is why Gawker video intern Daniel LeDonne took last week's new episode and edited it down to the most schadenfreude-heavy two minutes. Enjoy!
Tonight brought us part three of the ultimate Jeopardy! challenge, with an IBM-created computer, Watson, battling all-time show favorites Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. In the end, Our New Robot Overlord was victorious, taking home $1 million for "his" charities.
Tonight's Wheel of Fortune featured three contestants who are currently serving in the US Military. Yay! That said, two of them had quite the problem solving the game's final puzzle—even after it was mostly filled out. Watch inside.
On Friday's Wheel of Fortune, something crazy happened. You see, a woman named Caitlin solved a seven-word, 27-letter puzzle with only one letter filled in, stunning Pat Sajak (and everyone else in the studio). Watch the unlikely feat inside.
Jon Golbe is an actor/TV writer/Brooklynite. Tonight, Golbe was a contestant on Jeopardy!, and—for several, possibly unknown reasons—he stole the show more than any other contestant in recent memory. Inside, a compilation of Golbe's best (or worst?) moments.
Isn't this neat! On tonight's episode of Jeopardy—during the "Double Jeopardy!" round—there was a category called, "Blogs & Bloggers." You know where this is going, right? When the $1,600 answer came up... well, just watch and see.