game show goof video comes from Family Feud.
Poor contestant Sheila Patterson thought that "Mommy" (accent on the second syllable) was a different answer from the previously given "Mommy" (accent, as usual, on the first syllable). This has set off much hilarity on the Interwebs and even made the national news. Sheila explained to ABC: "My nerves just got the best of me trying to come up with something else." Apparently.
The full ep won't air until February 23, and it should get some pretty decent ratings. Which, of course, is why Feud released the video now. It's not a bad way to generate some buzz, but I still feel a little squeamish about tossing some helpless civvie to the media wolves. Still, Sheila doesn't look too upset with her newfound fame. She got on TV, after all.
In a distantly related item, Jeopardy contestant Talia Levin has complained about crude comments on her Facebook page after her appearance on the quizzer. Talia, recently one of the usual Interweb geniuses told me to "f--k off" [he spelled out the word] over, of all things, taxpayer money going to NPR. Seriously. My advice is just to laugh off such Internet nonsense and move on.
UPDATE: A long string of comments has grown about my recommendation of humor and a "laugh it off" approach toward Internet trolls. I realize that reasonable people can disagree here, but it seems to me that anger and righteous indignation are exactly the wrong approach to use with the pathetic species Trollus Internetus. Such responses only give the trolls exactly what they want.
Still, others like a stronger approach than humor and ridicule. Fine, but it's not my style. Of course, in cases of actual physical threats or other situations involving personal peril, the police are there to help. Such cases have become all too common on the Internet.