The pictures in this puzzle all clue phrases from the lyrics of the song "Dare to Be Stupid" by Weird Al Yankovic. The flavor text can help you get to Al, as it refers to the Wheel of Fish scene from Al's movie UHF. In addition, in this scene (and certain other times throughout the movie), Kuni tells you what he really thinks, by yelling STUUUPIIID!!!!!! at whoever he thinks is acting stupidly.
The pictures are given in alphabetical order of one of the key words clued by each picture:
- let your babies grow up to be cowboys
- like barking up a tree
- put all your eggs in one basket
- let the bedbugs bite
- it's time for crying in your beer
- put down that chainsaw
- you can turn the other cheek
- you can be a coffee achiever
- watch Leave it to Beaver
- look a gift horse in the mouth
- mashed potatoes can be your friends
- stick your head in the microwave
- look for Mr. Goodbar
- find yourself an itch to scratch
- just give up the ship
- buy some sensible shoes and a Chevrolet
- time for crying over spilled milk
- eat a bunch of sushi and forget to leave a tip
- sell some wine before its time
The text below each picture is an actual puzzle from "Wheel of Fortune", mostly filled in, as it was when a contestant called a wrong letter. You need to find the wrong letter called at that time (in a few cases, where more than one wrong letter was called with this part of the puzzle exposed, which wrong letter is indicated after the puzzle - the one with "fourth" given actually had five wrong letters called in a row).
Click the puzzles below for YouTube videos of the rounds when these wrong letters were called, except for three puzzles where no video is available, but links to other pages you might have seen while solving this puzzle are provided.
Keeping the puzzles with their associated pictures, reorder them
in the order of the lyrics and read the letters in this order.
|Picture||Wheel Puzzle (missing letters in red)||Letter||Airdate|
SPOT FOR A GETAWAY
|baby cowboy||CHEECH AND CHONG (first)||I||Fall 1983|
|bedbug||CAN I JUMP UP AND DOWN NOW?||S||2/24/2015|
|basket of eggs||RECLINE & RELAX IN THE SUNSHINE||B||12/27/2012|
|wine before its time||JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME MAGAZINE||R||1/5/2012|
|Mr. Goodbar||EXCLUSIVE NIGHTCLUB||K||5/18/2006|
|cheek||SETTING UP BEACH CHAIRS||F||11/8/2006|
|ship||WHICH OLD WITCH THE WICKED WITCH (fourth)||A||Fall 1988|
|sushi||THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT||S||12/5/1985|
|spilled milk||SHOPPING IN BEVERLY HILLS (first)||T||3/9/1998|
|beer||THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD||M||5/1/2013|
|shoes and chevrolet||WRITTEN ESTIMATE||O||12/21/2007|
|barking up a tree||EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE BY THE POLICE||N||4/11/2012|
|look horse in mouth||BUTTINSKY (first)||A||2/26/1993|
|mashed potatoes||FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE||R||3/16/2012|
|coffee||THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAN||C||4/11/2014|
|leave it to beaver||COUNTRY SINGER BRAD PAISLEY||H||1/8/2010|
HIS BREAKFAST MONARCH refers to Weird Al, who also has a song about a WAFFLE KING, which is the answer.
The picture of the dog barking up a tree is licensed under the Creative
Commons Attribution 3.0 license (CC-BY-3.0) and is from
wikimedia user Scochran4.