Viewers were not impressed with one comment on Take Me Out last night
Nothing gets past Pokemon fans. Nothing.
We were reminded of this yet again on Saturday evening, when Take Me Out contestant Sharlene was pounced upon for her shameful mistake.
Sharlene was one of the two remaining girls hoping to win a date with singleton Shaun. As is always the way, a question was thrown at the the pair to help the Shaun make his final decision.
Asked what animal they would be if they had to choose one, Sharlene explained that she'd like to be Pikachu, "because he's 'small and fiery".
Now, as we're sure you were already aware, Pikachu is not actually an animal. More importantly - and much to the disgust of many a Pokemon fan - he was never at any point fiery.
Her answer did not go down well with viewers at home.
She would call herself a pikachu because she's 'small and fiery' ?? Pikachu is not a fire Pokemon #TakeMeOut
— Beccy (@Clefairypuff) January 13, 2018
— Joel Lambert (@Joellambert) January 13, 2018
did the girl from #TakeMeOut just say that Pikachu is an animal :)
— Compassion is the Fashion? (@emmaCITF) January 13, 2018
#takemeout pikachu is an electric based pokemon pfft. Light off for me if you don't know your pokemons
— SamuEL Penster (@Team_Penster) January 13, 2018
— Ian McMillan (@ian_millan) January 13, 2018
Pikachu isn't an - you know what, nvm #TakeMeOut
— s (@ScarlettJimmy) January 13, 2018
"what animal are you?"
"Id be peak-a-chu cos I'm dressed like him and I'm small and firey".
1. She's dressed in mustard brown.
2. Pikachu is an electric Pokémon, you damn fool.#TakeMeOut
— Octobecki (@Octobecki) January 14, 2018
— Becky Jones (@jeckyjbones) January 13, 2018
Since when was Pikachu Fiery? He’s a Electric Type! #TakeMeOut
— Martin Dootson (@BigDoots1982) January 13, 2018
#TakeMeOut Pikachu is not even an Animal! ???
— Tobi Stark (@TobiStark45) January 13, 2018
Despite her embarrassing error, Sharlene did in fact win the date. Hopefully, she'll have a good week on the isle of Fernando's to think long and hard about her mistake.