A Streetcar Naked Desire? Wheel of Fortune contestant makes risque mistake

Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 15:54:10-04

With one letter remaining in a puzzle during Tuesday evening’s Wheel of Fortune, one contestant unintentionally turned an American classic into smut.

With “A STREETCAR NA_ED DESIRE” already on the board, contestant Kevin spun again, narrowly missing the “bankrupt” space. He scored $600 and made one final guess to finish the puzzle — a K.

A Streetcar Naked Desire? Sorry, Kevin.


After a gasp from the crowd, contestant Lisa spun and guessed the correct final letter: an M, revealing the name of Tennessee Williams’ classic play and movie by the same name.

Host Pat Sajak offered Kevin some consolation, saying he’d “rather watch Kevin’s play.”

ABC News reports that Kevin still walked away with $1,000.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.