If you need a good laugh on this sad day, do yourself a favor and check out this video featuring an excerpt from “Hollywood Squares“He appeared as a panelist on hundreds of episodes of the game show from 1998 to 2004, offering his unique brand of humor to help contestants win fabulous prizes. He was always good for a quick joke before submitting his authentic answer to the myriad of questions presented to him, but there was one instance where the audience got to see what he was truly capable of, and it was glorious.
Two competitors compete for the final four, which just happens to contain Gilbert Gottfried. The only problem is that neither can get the answer right, so they go back and forth continuously until one of them finally emerges victorious. But for five wonderful minutes, viewers got to watch Gottfried spin one joke after another, and every time a contestant gets the answer wrong, he yells, “You idiot!”
The biggest joke of all is the simple repetition of the thing. The fact that the final answer takes so long becomes hilarious in itself, and that fact hasn’t been lost on the many viewers watching the YouTube clip. One user summed it up nicely: “Gilbert Gottfried trolling people is one of the greatest things ever to air on TV.” Nobody did it like Gottfried.