Earlier this week on the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune, host Pat Sajak delivered a pun when making small talk with a contestant between rounds. To his surprise, the contestant responded in kind, and without another handy pun to drop, Sajak just gave him a comical look, which fans of the show thought was the funniest thing they had seen in a while. The look generated a wave of Twitter responses most of which were pretty funny and many of which had their own variations on the pun -- which was fencing-based, and thus has plenty of other, similar puns to fall back on.
Sajak is generally quick with a pithy comeback, but you expect that from the host. Audiences -- and apparently even Sajak -- don't expect so much from contestants, so a playful glare is all he could manage following the second bad fencing pun.
You can see some of our favorite reactions below.
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This exchange between Pat Sajak and Greg Wylie, my high school classmate, was pretty funny. Both are sharp guys 😀— Carol Toler (@CarolToler) December 3, 2020
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...And we're back.
I got the point lol, touché— Michael Bernardo (@mikept1248) December 3, 2020
Pat's wit gets more and more legendary as time goes on. The look he gave at the end 🤣— Brendan (@hayategekkou) December 3, 2020
He definitely got mad as hell after that pun return 😂— 𝗝ᴏɴɴʏ 🦅🎄 (@JonnyOnSocial) December 3, 2020