For those unaware, $100,000 Pyramid is a word association game which features two contestants, each paired with a celebrity. Players are timed as they try to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given to them by their teammates.
Recently, contestant Evan Kaufman was paired with actor and SNL alum Tim Meadows when he was given “People whose last name is Obama” as a subject. Clearly nervous, Kaufman thought about it for a beat before he offered “bin Laden” as a clue for Meadows.
Kaufman tweeted out a mea culpa as the clip began to go viral, calling it “perhaps the most embarrassing moment of my life,” and coupling it with a #KillMe hashtag:
Kaufman’s hilarious tale elicited responses from plebes and celebrities alike, including Patton Oswalt:
And Questlove of the Roots:
And a befuddled Chrissy Teigen, before she had a chance to read Kaufman’s explanatory thread:
By and large, people viewed Kaufman’s SNAFU as an obvious case of brain freeze/fart, intensified by pressure, the difference of just one letter, and the fact that Obama and Osama can be associated in that the former caught and ordered the killing of the latter.
And it seems as though Barack Obama is still following Kaufman on Twitter, so it’s difficult to feel too bad for him.