Top 10 Game Show Scandals

  • Published on Oct 4, 2016
  • Top 10 Game Show Scandals
    Lots of fun and excitement happens on television game shows, but there are also tons of shocking and scandalous moments as well. Be it Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune or Who Wants to be a Millionaire, people will always try to lie and cheat their way to victory or scam the system for their millions. WatchMojo ranks the most outlandish and scandalous moments from game shows.
    00:54 #10: The Perfect Bid
    02:19 #9: Don’t Drop the “G”
    03:29 #8: Misspelling Counts... Even for Kids
    04:33 #7: Not-So-Smooth Criminal
    05:48 #6: Which Came First: The Post-It or The Walkman?
    07:09 #5: Modeling Woes
    08:01 #4: That One Scandal Where Congress Stepped In
    09:14 #3, #2 & #1: ???
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    B0DY4DAYZ 3 days ago

    Terry didnt actually bid perfect it was the guy beside his wife who studied for years. Theres a movie on netflix about it!

  • Attila Pribelszki
    Attila Pribelszki 4 days ago

    10:00 this is a one million dollar question with those answers, really?! :O

  • William Herr
    William Herr 5 days ago

    No more mojo videos. Fuck ur commercials

  • Antonio Castro
    Antonio Castro 5 days ago +4


  • Antonio Castro
    Antonio Castro 5 days ago +1


  • Kitalia the kitsune
    Kitalia the kitsune 6 days ago

    So the "Wheel of Fortune" is full of grammar nazis.... hmm....

  • Sky_stider223
    Sky_stider223 8 days ago +1

    Most of these are from the 2000’s
    But look like we are watching them on standard TVs with all the fuzziness and etc lol blast from the past

  • JD's Progress 2nd Channel

    What about the host kissing the little girl contestants on Just Like Mom?

  • Nicholas :/
    Nicholas :/ 9 days ago

    Tbh if its not this narrorator that's doing the video than I don't watch it.

  • deloreanfan81
    deloreanfan81 9 days ago

    6. Is that Audrey landers?

  • Whippy
    Whippy 10 days ago

    Years of watching WatchMojo im inlove eith the voice prob bcs i didnt have sx for a year now. Lol

  • Endessu Nightcore
    Endessu Nightcore 10 days ago

    People are greedy

  • Diary of a Fat Guy
    Diary of a Fat Guy 11 days ago +1

    Go watch the documentary about the Price is Right Terry and his wife did nothing there's a young man that has been on there numerous times since the days of Bob Barker and his given correct prices two contestants he's amassed price lists of prizes. it even shows a clip from the audience point of view and you see him give Terry's wife the price to yell out to her husband.

  • Inquisitive Cameron
    Inquisitive Cameron 11 days ago

    I don't understand the model thing. Your job is your body, period. It's the product. If I get my hands cut off, I can't cry when I get let go as a juggler.

  • JP
    JP 12 days ago

    That stupid click at the end always scares me to death.

  • Carsen Christenson
    Carsen Christenson 14 days ago

    You totally forgot the pedophile who kissed little girls on the show despite them telling him no.

  • Wally McQuade
    Wally McQuade 15 days ago

    The Price is Right one was actually from a guy in the crowd. The contestant got the cue on what to bid. Him claiming to have come up with it himself is a lie.

  • Handsome Jack
    Handsome Jack 16 days ago +6

    Doing research and using flaws in the game to your advantage is not cheating. I'll say it again for the people in the back, *DOING RESEARCH AND USING FLAWS IN THE GAME TO YOUR ADVANTAGE IS NOT CHEATING*

  • Benjamin Vincent
    Benjamin Vincent 19 days ago

    I am actually pretty confused. Number Ten doesn't sound like a scandal at all

  • Evan Mann
    Evan Mann 19 days ago

    the guy on price is right didnt do reserch, there was a guy in the crowd who ahd gone their for years, actualy memorized lots of the prices and there is a whole documentary about it on netflix.

  • Kathrynne Giger
    Kathrynne Giger 20 days ago

    I'm so glad y'all made this a bit lighter by inserting an office bit in here

  • Katie Farmer
    Katie Farmer 21 day ago

    The money drop thing was bullshit.

  • Katie Farmer
    Katie Farmer 21 day ago

    The guy on Price is Right didn’t cheat at all. It’s like when people play the lottery by studying past winning numbers.

  • thegameplayer125
    thegameplayer125 27 days ago

    if anything #10 should be more applauded considering that must have taken a shit load of research to get it right. makes me wish i had that kind of devotion to study up on it

  • Ethan Bryson
    Ethan Bryson Month ago

    Shut up cheater

  • Darkskil I God Ledesma

    What's the background song called, it's sound catchy

  • Colby Schiller
    Colby Schiller Month ago

    They guy on the price is right wasn't done by him it was done by the guy sitting next to his wife who was giving her answers

  • JCRivera98
    JCRivera98 Month ago

    Honestly I feel bad for the models who were insulted because they gained weight or got pregnant and they were fired, that is so stupid. Don't even get me started on the ones that were sexually harassed. I hope they game shows were cancelled.

  • Barbara-Anne McGregor
    Barbara-Anne McGregor Month ago +2

    It is not cheating in my opinion to study the show. It is just knowledge.

  • Ro Land
    Ro Land Month ago

    The price is right guy didn't even guess the numbers or do any studying. His wife was sitting next to someone who had studied for years. The documentary is on netflix called Perfect Bid

  • BIC Customer
    BIC Customer Month ago

    The Moment of Truth - Peru version (El Valor de la verdad): the very first contestant, Ruth Thalia Sayas, was murdered by her own fiance because she said on the show she was bisexual, a stripper and prostitute. They changed the show and now only celebrities appear on it.

  • Robert Lewis Jr
    Robert Lewis Jr Month ago

    You can't blame Jeopardy be for what happened. The kid is in school, if that had been a spelling test he would have failed. He spelled it emanciption, no "A". If you look at Jeopardy over the years it has always been like that with adults, but because it was a kid Jeopardy is catching all the slack. Which is different from Wheel they won't penalize for your accent. Swimmin common how people actually say the letter g. I don't and guess like her I am from Florida as well and I leave off the "g".

  • MsJinkerson
    MsJinkerson Month ago +1

    Rodney Acala was on a game show the dating game he was a nasty piece of work

  • Adam Robinette
    Adam Robinette Month ago

    Gong Show belongs on #1. But it should be Jaye P. Morgan completely flashing Gene Gene the Dancing Machine while clearly high on coke. She was never seen on the show again after that.

  • James Cimfl
    James Cimfl Month ago

    i love the adam sandler part. i ❤ happy gilmore.

  • East Is Up.
    East Is Up. Month ago

    Why didn't he just say 24,000?

  • Gabrielle Harris
    Gabrielle Harris Month ago

    The couple should got the million there not another shot I would of sued

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  • BooDotBoo
    BooDotBoo Month ago

    Number 1 makes you afraid to go on any type of game show where you have to go be alone with a stranger. Why wouldn't you do a full background check on someone like that before having them on your show... to be alone with someone? If she hadn't gone through with it, they would have literally handed that man his next victim.

  • mike layaw
    mike layaw Month ago

    Am I high please comment on what I'm missing

  • mike layaw
    mike layaw Month ago


  • mike layaw
    mike layaw Month ago

    Trebek said u put a "p" in there but it was a t.

  • thisisruss_vwk
    thisisruss_vwk Month ago

    The Prices Right "perfect bid" is wrong.. that guy got the answer from someone else who studied. There is a whole documentary in the topic.

  • Vincent Simbol
    Vincent Simbol Month ago

    Lmao I already know googol meant a million zeroes when I was fourteen.

  • Mr. Kenworth
    Mr. Kenworth Month ago

    I kind of smell a class action lawsuit in the making if these gameshows keep this pick and choose crap up. That woman on WOF and the kid on jeopardy, and the money drop couple were very clearly cheated out of their winnings.

  • M.I.C.
    M.I.C. Month ago

    *i t w a s t h r o a t c a n c e r*

  • Siren
    Siren 2 months ago

    soon it will be YOURRR FIREDDD trump scandal

  • Henry Hanks
    Henry Hanks 2 months ago

    21 is still the biggest scandal

  • Robert Andrews
    Robert Andrews 2 months ago

    Terrible. Just finished ad skip 20 seconds and another ad. Did I say there another one in 20 more seconds? Wow

  • Mayur Baliga
    Mayur Baliga 2 months ago

    Fuck watchmojo

  • Nick Carlson
    Nick Carlson 2 months ago

    Quiz Show was another great 1994 movie.

  • Nick Carlson
    Nick Carlson 2 months ago +3

    The scandals of the 1950s were the biggest in game show history.

  • gamingsfinest1
    gamingsfinest1 2 months ago

    Youre a model. Looking attractive is literally your job.

  • Monica
    Monica 3 months ago

    What about the guy from i love money who killed his wife?

  • commanex
    commanex 3 months ago

    Sorry but if you spell it wrong or say it wrong then you lose. I understand exactly why they do it.

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee 3 months ago

    The coughing issue with "Millionaire" should've never been awarded in the first place, and they should've halted the recording on the spot. Once they gave the money away though, it wasn't right to go back and change the "winner". If they weren't smart enough to figure out the woman was coughing with every right answer, they are dumb enough that it should've been awarded.

  • Tom D
    Tom D 3 months ago

    The most devastatingly appalling game show scandal in my opinion is...

    Given that the standard on Wheel and Jeopardy have always been proper pronunciation. (which I have no problem with, so long as it is applied evenly)

    When host Pat Sajak and the Wheel judges allowed the puzzle ESPRESSO to be pronounced EXPRESSO, because they had predetermined that that was a common (miss) pronunciation of the word.

    Put that in the middle of a few clips of people getting ruled incorrectly , because of their dialectic mispronunciations.

  • I-AM-Xenu
    I-AM-Xenu 3 months ago

    7:55 of COURSE your no longer needed at that job if you get knocked up, clearly models are dumb, or atleast that one is. They dont want fat, gassy women up there , waddling around, they want hot, slim, big titted women, not big stomached women....just like if a wrestler, or fighter gains 100 lbs, he no longer is going to fight professionally, if a model gains 80lb's, or a fat stomach, she is no longer a professional model.

  • Brent Pilgrim
    Brent Pilgrim 3 months ago

    Really watchmaking? Nothing about fergie olver?

  • samy samy
    samy samy 3 months ago

    أفـضل طرق و العــــــلاجــــات 🔥 الطبيـــعية لتحســــين العـــلاقة الجنسية و تحســـــين مدة الجماع تواصلـــوا معنا على الوتســـــاب ☎ -00212621577701

  • Nusairy hanae
    Nusairy hanae 3 months ago

    أفـــــضل طرق و العــــــلاجــــات 🔥 الطـبيعــــية لــتـحسين العـــلاقة الجنسية و تحســــين مدة الـجمـــاع تــواصــــلوا معنا على الوتســـــاب ☎ -00212621577701

  • Chad Moodley
    Chad Moodley 3 months ago

    Every time I see wheel of fortune I think of Randy Marsh from South Park

  • Eddie Blake
    Eddie Blake 3 months ago

    9. People who annoy you.

  • Nolan Mattson
    Nolan Mattson 3 months ago

    How is the first one controversial?

  • Jason Tachin
    Jason Tachin 3 months ago

    :at 10:23 it just goes to "show"(pun definitely intended) you that the old saying goes "Cheaters never Prosper." 😁

  • Jason Tachin
    Jason Tachin 3 months ago

    :at 10:23 it just goes to "show"(pun definitely intended) you that the old saying goes "Cheaters never Prosper." 😁

  • Desmora Aromsed
    Desmora Aromsed 3 months ago +1

    This is Amerika

  • Desmora Aromsed
    Desmora Aromsed 3 months ago

    You should of never trusted Hollywood

  • Lucas Bradley
    Lucas Bradley 3 months ago

    For #10, it was actually Ted Slauson that got the exact bid, but he wanted Terry to bid $23,500. But Terry's wife gave him the exact bid from the audience. So even though Terry did get the exact bid, it was Ted Slauson who knew the bid after the showcase was revealed.

  • RussellRoesner
    RussellRoesner 3 months ago

    Watch Mojo makes too much money to get away with the following issue. Rodney Ocala at the time of the dating game show had next to no convictions or criminal history. Thus Watch mojo if they can fail exaggerate or lie over this, what else have they lied about? Retraction and apology time!! I’ll be waiting to see this episode removed or changed. If it’s not soon then a good social media investigation/scandal may hit the 4th estate real media outlets like 60 minutes and will be proceeding on all your shows! Not by me personally but via your listening audience. We have already discovered a number of examples of your bad research or purposeful obfuscation of the truth to get Adsense income.

    • RussellRoesner
      RussellRoesner 3 months ago

      He was caught in 1979 one year plus after the dating game episode. Thus watch mojo is lying and exaggerating.

  • Kamel, K
    Kamel, K 3 months ago

    Terry you lying sack of shit. Watch documentary called the Perfect bid.

    LIGMA 3 months ago

    pregnant model hosting show?? ofcourse its bad for business no hate towards wahmen

  • retro walker
    retro walker 4 months ago

    Maybe they did not even have 1M to give 😂

  • DEv INity
    DEv INity 4 months ago

    is ther a movie about rodney alcala?

  • KezManian Devil
    KezManian Devil 4 months ago +1

    On PRICE IS RIGHT , model Manuella was 'let go' promptly after she made the mistake of giving away the free car.

  • rai x
    rai x 4 months ago

    7:16 who is the model?

    [REDACTED] [REDACTED] 4 months ago

    #8 Makes me Wanna STRANGLE the people who defended the show. Get over it? Life's not fair? Fuck them! If I find them, I will strangle them to death.. You know what? No. I'll spare your lives. Atleast the kid got SOME money. You're lucky that happened.. Yes, I know I sound overdramatic, but this shit is FUCKING INEXCUSIBLE!

  • AdamG1983
    AdamG1983 4 months ago

    That'll teach you to not speak like a Southerner

  • Scotty ColoradoKid
    Scotty ColoradoKid 4 months ago

    stop with the movie clips really annoying

  • Alberto González Bollaín

    the wheel of fortune one is so trolling...

  • grant irwin
    grant irwin 4 months ago

    Man Alex T went hard on that kid

  • Emma Gerety
    Emma Gerety 4 months ago

    I don’t understand how #10 is a scandal? The guy didn’t cheat.

  • A.P DeZa
    A.P DeZa 4 months ago

    10:30 Diana & Charles who cheated...

  • Alon Nir
    Alon Nir 4 months ago

    game shows being assholes... why keep watching it then

  • Jacob Coutts
    Jacob Coutts 4 months ago


  • Big Deo
    Big Deo 4 months ago +31

    Preparing for a game show and "suspiciously" getting right answers isn't cheating. That's like saying I cheated for studying for a test and passing...

  • randy palla
    randy palla 4 months ago

    Game shows are evil

  • Caleb Shaffer
    Caleb Shaffer 4 months ago

    The Wheel of Fortune thing should not have even mattered. Years before that, Freddy Prinze Jr was an answer and 2 out of the 3 contestants said Prince, the 3rd one got it right with Prinze. Pronunciation matters. But, yes, in the common vernacular, swimming and swimmin are the same word across the US, not just the south.

  • Johnny Zuidema
    Johnny Zuidema 4 months ago

    The jeopardy kid was wrong

  • UnnoY Gaming
    UnnoY Gaming 4 months ago

    wth.. this is really hilarious

  • putsome basilonit
    putsome basilonit 4 months ago

    They weren't "Post-it Notes" until after the Walkman had already come out. Who gives a fuck if they had existed before, "post-its" as the official name for the product which they were looking for did not. My problem is that game shows do this semantics bullshit to save their ass so contestants should be asking questions to completely eliminate semantics to get an exact answer.

  • supervixen
    supervixen 4 months ago

    wtf. a dude watched a lot A LOT of price is right. but how is that a scandal? thanks for being clickbait-y.

  • Brendan R
    Brendan R 4 months ago

    3:24 Yeah, I'm from Florida too, and I still know how to pronounce stuff.

  • Jonny Croxville
    Jonny Croxville 4 months ago

    #10 was not cheating it was calculated research.
    #9 was biased based on dialect.
    #8 They said he spelled it wrong..but couldn't accurately describe how because like the kid they were in a hurry. Alex said "you put a p in there" when it was in fact a second T that was the problem.
    #7 was legit his fault..dude was a moron for even trying.
    #6 Wasn't their fault the producers had their heads up their asses and didn't know the answer to their own question. They should have been declared winners not "given another chance to lose"
    #5 Unless it was in the fine print someplace..being fired for getting pregnant is illegal.
    #4 It wasn't illegal to "fix" trivia shows until AFTER this when Congress decided to make new laws.
    #3 The coughing cheat guy deserved to lose his money if not be jailed.
    #2 They changed the board after this because they KNEW what he did wasn't #10 it was calculated research. His choices after that point make him an idiot though.
    #1 Same as #7..going on TV you should be in hiding is just stupid.
    In conclusion..this list proves how far people will reach to fill a video so they can generate money from ads.

  • Justin Bor
    Justin Bor 4 months ago

    who wants to be a millionaire---damn what a!!!!!!!!!!

  • aileen paiz
    aileen paiz 4 months ago


  • NDK0
    NDK0 4 months ago

    If a word contains a G, perhaps pronounce it?... She even said "I know it was there"

  • Thomas Need
    Thomas Need 4 months ago

    The IBM 5100 portable computer came before the walkman.

  • Jason Dodd
    Jason Dodd 4 months ago

    Unfortunately laws stand up for companies more than people.

  • G Sam
    G Sam 4 months ago

    The Price is Right one was a little too ludicrous to believe. To get it down to a THREE at the end of the price? No way. Nope. No price ever on price is right would add up to such a random number like that. And what if he was one single dollar over- he'd of lost outright. It was a fix for ratings- plain and simple.