Spare a thought this morning for these Wheel of Fortune contestants, who somehow needed nine guesses to complete the phrase "Another feather in your cap," despite having all but four letters. Yes, really.
The hilarious sequence was broadcast on TV yesterday and saw the hapless Laura, Christopher and Thomas fail in epic style through a mixture of bad luck, poor choices and downright terrible thinking.
You can watch the clip in full below, but be warned — you will be rendered helpless through laughter.
I'd like to solve... ANOTHER FEATHER IN EVERYTHING BUT YOUR CAP.Thank you, Wheel, for not editing out 6 of these 8 lost turns in a row like you normally would.#WheelofFortune pic.twitter.com/7MByDsn32pMarch 2, 2022
The chief culprit is Laura, who makes three attempts to guess the phrase and somehow screws it up each time.
In fact, her first try is her best. When host Pat Sajak offers her the chance to solve, she comes up with "Another feather in your hat" — which is at least in the right area, albeit the wrong item of clothing.
Her next guess — "Another feather in your lap" — is a bit odd, but by now she's clearly just plucking words out of thin air in much the same way many of us do when struggling with today's Wordle answers.
Her third attempt wins the award for ridiculousness, though: "Another feather in your map!" Quite how (or why) anyone would put a feather in a map isn't clear, but presumably it made sense to Laura at the time.
Christopher, meanwhile, missed two chances to solve the puzzle by guessing D and G as possible letters — indicating that he also had no idea what the answer was — then followed that up by landing on 'bankrupt.'
Thomas was the most unlucky, landing on a 'bankrupt' and a 'lose turn' before finally getting a chance to put everyone out of their misery by revealing that, yes, the answer was "Put a feather in your cap."
Inevitably, Twitter users have had some fun with this one, posting a seemingly endless stream of memes and reactions.
#WheelOfFortune a feather in my cap on my lap while reading a map pic.twitter.com/2HhEdwxqsGMarch 2, 2022
This qualified her to run for Congress. #WheelOfFortune https://t.co/IyBI9vAAz7March 2, 2022
Another feather in your hat!Another feather in your lap!Another feather in your map!How could she not know the answer?? Good grief!!#WheelOfFortuneMe: 👇 In utter disbelief!! pic.twitter.com/ekJi6Bs4dRMarch 2, 2022
Having never appeared on Wheel of Fortune, we can't really empathise with how embarrassed they must all be feeling today, but if you want to get in the same ballpark we suggest you try livestreaming yourself doing Quordle.