"The best introduction ever."
Monday's episode of Wheel of Fortune had something new to bring to the table. When Pat Sajak introduced contestant Blair Davis, most were expecting some line about his lovely wife and great kids.
What we got was, well, definitely not that.
Blair Jokes About His Family (and Beard) | Wheel of Fortune www.youtube.com
Blair Davis was asked about his life by Sajak, as is custom on the show. Davis revealed he is the owner of a small trucking company in San Diego, and that he's been in a loveless marriage for 12 years.
...That last bit doesn't sound right. Let me check on that.
Davis said exactly:
"I have been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last twelve years to an old battle-ax named Kim. She cursed my life with three stepchildren... and I have one rotten grandson."
I mean, there's honesty, and then there's honesty on a television show watched by millions.
Now this is an all time Wheel Of Fortune intro.... https://t.co/qHM0C1oNlT— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@Barstool Are Dee Tee)1571098182.0
Blair is the darkest @WheelofFortune contestant ever. https://t.co/57Ru4ogpUB— Jeff Eisenband (@Jeff Eisenband)1571147931.0
Finally, someone was truthful 😂😂 #WheelOfFortune @barstoolsports https://t.co/7aw182RAsv— Chip (@Chip)1571096200.0
ALL TIME @WheelofFortune intro just happened. “I’ve been trapped in a loveless marriage...” https://t.co/0sDWsz3xXQ— Gunz (@Gunz)1571097848.0
Now before I go any further, I feel it's important to tell you Blair was obviously joking.
While many commenters online didn't catch on, Blair's knowing smile before he's asked the question, and Pat Sajak's cheer should have been clues.
Oh, there's also this exchange between Sajak and Blair literally seconds later.
"I know you're being facetious."
"Absolutely! I love them like nobody's business!"
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What Blair was doing, for any non-Wheel of Fortune fans out there, is making fun of this normal exchange. When asked about their families, most contestants give what feel like stock answers.
Sure, it's nice to hear about someone's "lovely wife" and their "great kids" but after hearing those exact words hundreds of times for weeks on end from different people, it begins to feel disingenuous.
Which is why we stan Blair and his battle-ax of a wife, Kim.
@TrashmanRonnie @editti22 Because I knew you’d love it lol— Tanner Johnson (@Tanner Johnson)1571098958.0
@hetzel_lucas @WheelofFortune Get to growin that beard then— 𝙼𝙴𝙶𝙷𝙰𝙽.𝙱𝚄𝙲𝙺 (@𝙼𝙴𝙶𝙷𝙰𝙽.𝙱𝚄𝙲𝙺)1571170206.0
@NOPACKNO @Ladder3LT @barstoolsports The dictionary might say ugly shrew utilitarian, but I like to think of it as… https://t.co/90BQzqi2zf— 𝕃𝕚𝕒𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕦𝕫 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 (@𝕃𝕚𝕒𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕦𝕫 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖)1571168140.0
@editti22 12 to be exact, lol.— Kendall Morris (@Kendall Morris)1571098423.0
The jokes didn't end there, however.
Blair was then asked by Sajak about his long, ZZ Top beard.
He apparently keeps it because of his "rotten" grandson.
"I started growin' the beard a couple of years back and every time I threaten to shave it off, he gives me a really hard time."
Sajak gave a zinger right back saying:
"Don't let it get tangled up in the wheel, that's all we ask."
Everything about Blair's introduction made for an entertaining episode.
I want to Be Blair when I grow up. #WheelOfFortune https://t.co/3TWiNydelP— Brittany (@Brittany)1571225321.0
This dude...I have always wanted to see someone do this on Wheel of Fortune! 😂 https://t.co/o74MqRo2Yf— Kathryn Mosher (@Kathryn Mosher)1571222696.0
@NBCNews New hero— Fizzledice (@Fizzledice)1571224263.0
Blair did not end up winning the game this week, which was devastating for his newfound fans. A few even called for him to be given another chance.
However, I think we're all pretty happy someone had the courage to go on stage and make a mockery of the introductions, because really, it can get old.
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