In the words of Pat Sajak, “Uh, no.”
During tonight’s Wheel of Fortune, a contestant named Stephen made game show history with one of the most absent-minded guesses of all time.
After the contestants had uncovered all but four of the letters in the puzzle, spelling out “S_RF C_ _Y _ERE WE COME,” Stephen rang in with his guess — a confident, “Surf clay, were we go.”
Poor Stephen. Fortunately, another contestant rang in with the correct answer, “Surf city here we come,” a reference to The Beach Boys’ song, “Surf City.”
But the real question remains: What is surf clay?
CORRECTION: As numerous readers have informed us, “Surf City” was actually sung by Jan & Dean — but it was indeed written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. – Thank you everyone for your feedback!