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Watch: Tipping Point contestant makes hilarious blunder
Host Ben Shephard stifled a giggle on Monday’s episode after seeing the mishap unfold during the quiz, which is inspired by arcade coin-drops.
Speaking to Manchester school teacher Dom, he asked: “In his epic poems, Homer often refers to nectar as the drink of the gods and which other substance as their food?”
The correct answer is ambrosia – but Dom, not thinking of the Odyssey poet, instead went with Homer Simpson’s beloved treat.
He responded: “I know he likes doughnuts. I think I’ll go with doughnuts please, Ben.”
Shephard looked dumbstruck for a moment, gathering his thoughts before passing the question over to quiz rival Lindsay.
But Lindsay was also none the wiser, and added: “I would have said doughnuts as well. Beer and doughnuts. Yeah, right up Homer’s street.”
With that the Good Morning Britain host couldn’t help but laugh – just as Dom realised his error.
Unfortunately, it was too little, too late for both of them, and they were told the answer was incorrect.
This is 27 seconds of remarkable television.
Tipping Point, the gift that keeps on giving. pic.twitter.com/AMzZ8obJMR
— Sam Huxley (@samhuxley) October 25, 2021
The clip soon made the rounds on Twitter, and has been hailed as “the greatest wrong answer in the history of the show”.
Another fan hailed the series as a whole “the gift that keeps on giving”.
Even Paul Sinha from The Chase got involved, and wrote: "Matt Groening. Please create an episode where Homer writes doughnut based epic poetry.
"That way in years to come, people will look back on that Tipping Point clip and wonder what the fuss was about."
All together now… D’oh!
The Simpsons might not be the pinnacle of Greek literature, but it has certainly had a long-lasting effect on the world as a whole, marking its 33rd birthday next year.
Over the course of its run, the show’s slogans and quotes have been picked up by the world at large, and it also isn’t afraid of touching on harder hitting subjects.
The latest episode was praised for its discussion of breast cancer, with Marge and Lisa going to speak to the doctor.
However, in recent years it’s become best known for its uncanny ability to mysteriously predict major world events.
This includes its mayor skipping towns in times of crises to go on holiday, Donald Trump as president, the pandemic, and Richard Branson heading into space.
The Simpsons is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.
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