From game shows to reality competitions, reality TV is full of high drama and heartbreaking losses. But the best moments of any reality show are the times when contestants suffer from "epic fail" syndrome. These TV shows offer some of the best epic fails in reality show history.
While it's tempting to say that the most epic fail in "Runway" history was Keith Rizza's elimination due to cheating, a far more entertaining fail took place in Season 9. After utterly failing in his quest to make a cool outfit inspired by the 1970s, Josh M. threw a temper tantrum and complained that he was being unfairly discriminated against since he was too young to remember the '70s. Viktor slammed Josh for making excuses, with the backing of Bert and Kimberly. It was great to see Josh totally fail at a challenge, and then fail in his attempt to garner sympathy.
Over the years, there have been a ton of fails in Ramsay's kitchen. One of the truly low points was in Season 10: For the first time in the history of the show, Ramsay didn't award any points to either team in the Episode 15 challenge. As contestant Dana so eloquently put it, "'Hell's Kitchen,' Season 10! We're making history! Because we suck!"
Another epic fail took place in the beginning of Season 4, where contestant Matt made a "signature dish" that was so revolting, it had Chef Ramsay gagging. The dish consisted of a hodgepodge of clashing ingredients, including scallops, venison, lime zest, capers, and white chocolate.
But perhaps the saddest epic fail of all was when Season 8's Melissa single-handedly crippled her entire team. Wanting to get a head start on service, she started pre-cooking certain foods, but ended up overcooking them. She went through the entire stock of steak for the night, and then overcooked and ruined the entire stock of scallops, as well. Unsurprisingly, she got sent home after that.
Usually, "Jeopardy" ends with a single winner being crowned. But in one particularly memorable episode, there was no winner. When asked the Final Jeopardy question, "What was the date on which the 20th century began?," all three contestants guessed January 1, 1900, when the technically correct answer was January 1, 1901 (because there was no year zero). All three contestants got the answer wrong, and all three wagered their entire score. The result: A three-way tie with every contestant having $0 at the end of the game.
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