Game Show Contestants Hilariously Mistake Ancient Greek Poet With Homer Simpson

Game Show Contestants Hilariously Mistake Ancient Greek Poet With Homer Simpson
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Further evidence that The Simpsons is the cultural icon of our time comes a riotous segment from Monday’s edition of British quiz show Tipping Point.

The show’s host, Ben Shepherd, was left stunned when not one but two contestants managed to confuse Homer Simpson with the ancient Greek poet, Homer, who died around 750BC and wrote two epic poems – the Iliad and the Odyssey – both of which are considered as foundational texts in Greek literature.

Shepherd posed the question: “In his epic poems, Homer often refers to nectar as the drink of the gods and which other substance as their food?”

As anyone who’s familiar with the famous Greek’s poetry would know, the actual answer to the question is ambrosia which, in ancient mythology, is a type of dessert made with oranges and coconut.

Not so Shepherd’s contestants who instead answered “donuts” which are, of course, the favourite food of Springfield resident, father of three and nuclear power plant technician, Homer Simpson. Check out the delightful gaffe below:

Naturally, Tipping Point viewers thought the blunder was comedy gold and soon took to Twitter to extol their glee. Check out some of it below:

 

 

 

 

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