In the greatest “Family Feud” fail to sweep the Internet, contestant Sheila Patterson's responses have gone viral with more than 1.3 million views as she struggles to come up with other ways to say “mother.”
She continues to repeat answers already provided by her siblings, eventually driving host Steve Harvey to laughter, dancing and comedic frustration.
Today on “Good Morning America” she explained what was going through her mind in that nerve-wracking moment.
“What had happened was, I had a moment there and I really think my nerves got the best of me. It just really got the best of me,” Sheila, who is from the St. Louis area, told ABC News. “There were a couple of questions, answers that I had already prepared, but those answers were already given, so basically, my nerves just got the best of me trying to come up with something else.”
Her brother, Samuel Patterson, was just happy the question didn’t get turned over to him.
“I tell you, I was just thinking the whole time, ‘Man, I hope this question doesn’t come to me because I didn’t have another answer,’” he joked. “But I had thought about the play, and I said, ‘Well, it looks like it’ll never get to me anyway,’ but I was hoping it wouldn’t come to me.”
Social media users are anxious to learn the other two phrases for “mother,” but the Pattersons can’t reveal the answers. Everyone will have to watch “Family Feud” on Feb. 23 to find out.