The Eurythmics song “Sweet Dreams” created a nightmare for one Wheel of Fortune contestant on Tuesday. Chris Bryant was well on his way to solving a “song lyrics” puzzle when he mispronounced a word that was completely spelled out.
“Sweet dreams are made of this” was the correct answer, however Bryant pronounced the last word as “these.” While Bryant’s answer was technically incorrect, Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox does appear to pronounce it as “these.” In fact, it rhymes with the final word of the next verse, which is “seas.”
Sweet dreams are made of “this?” I was today years old when I learned that “these” isn’t the correct lyric. #WheelofFortune
— Chuck Tonini (@Chuck_Tonini) March 15, 2022
The guy on #WheelOfFortune just said “Sweet Dreams are made of these” to solve the puzzle, and that’s exactly what I said too. I could have swore it was “these”!
— 5tayOffMyLawn5 – TL50🔥 (@5tayOffMyLawn5) March 16, 2022
Today I learned it’s “sweet dreams are made of this” not “these.”
Anyone else questioning everything they know?#WheelOfFortune
— Gothic Gamelabs (@GothicGamelabs) March 15, 2022
While Chris was probably embarrassed for misreading the answer, he shouldn’t feel too bad because Twitter was flooded with shocked viewers who thought he was right.
One viewer wrote, “Until I hear Annie Lennox confirm herself that the lyrics are “Sweet dreams are made of THIS”, I will not believe it. Wheel of Fortune ain’t gonna make me think I’ve been hearing those lyrics wrong for almost 40 years.”
While Bryant missed the puzzle, he still advanced to the bonus round. He ended up taking home $26,405 in prizes.
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