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Weakest Link Contestant Goes Viral with Scorsese Trivia Fail

  • Someone needs to brush up on their film trivia! (Photo: NBC)
    Someone needs to brush up on their film trivia! (Photo: NBC)

    And another game show contestant enters the Hall of Shame. In a recent episode of NBC's Weakest Link, a contestant named Sean gave a shocking, unbelievably incorrect answer when faced with a question about film legend Martin Scorsese.

    Sean was offered a seemingly-easy trivia question — "Martin Scorsese has nine Oscar nominations for directing, but his only win was for what movie?" asked host Jane Lynch, with the obvious answer being 2006 drama The Departed — but he made it clear that he's not a movie buff. "I'm horrible with films," he said, as the show's countdown music played behind him. "I'm going to have to guess and say 8 Mile."

    The wildly incorrect answer — could there be two celebrities further apart in overall vibe than Eminem and Martin Scorsese? — stunned viewers, and before long, the clip went viral on Twitter, where viewers labeled it "one of the funniest wrong answers ever."

    Poor Sean. He only got one shot and missed his chance to blow — this opportunity comes once in a lifetime.

    Weakest Link airs Sundays at 9:00 PM ET on NBC.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Weakest Link, Jane Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Game Shows