Contestants vying for the chance to win $25,000 attempt to match the answers of celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank — but some of the biggest laughs come from the inevitable spelling fails

By Aurelie Corinthios
January 21, 2019 10:00 AM
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No spelling bee superstars here!

On ABC’s Match Game, contestants vying for the chance to win $25,000 attempt to match the answers of celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank — but some of the biggest laughs come from the inevitable spelling fails.

In PEOPLE’s exclusive, never-before-seen montage clip from season 4, stars hilariously struggling to spell their words, such as Raven-Symoné, who comes up with “neibor” while attempting to spell “neighbor.” She knows she’s way off, though, adding: “Siri?” to the end of her answer.

“I’m a millennial,” she says, laughing. “I do spell check!”

There’s also Jane Krakowski, who spells “munchkins” as “munchins” (“the ‘k’ is silent,” quips host Alec Baldwin), Constance Zimmer, who spells “bar mitzvah” as “barmitzfah,” and Gabriel Iglesias, who spells “spatula” as “spachula.” (It’s “Italian-style,” Baldwin jokes.)

As it turns out, spelling on the game show has long been, well, an issue, as seen in the below vintage clip from decades past.

Wednesday’s upcoming episode of Match Game will feature Adam Carolla, Morena Baccarin, Johnny Weir, Cheryl Hines, Rick Fox and Pamela Anderson.

Match Game airs Wednesdays (10 p.m. ET) on ABC.