Simon Cowell Fails Miserably at Playing Ellen's 'Burning Questions'
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Ellen DeGeneres' audience is left in stitches after Simon Cowell completely botches a hilarious game of "Burning Questions."

Simon Cowell simply cannot grasp the concept of Ellen DeGeneres' "Burning Questions" -- and it's incredible.

The star of "America's Got Talent" and former "American Idol" judge stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday morning, and when the comedian put the usually quick-witted music exec in the hot seat, he was completely stumped.

Usually, the game goes like this: Ellen asks her famous guest a burning question. The guest answers the question, then presses the buzzer in front of them. Simple, right?

Aside from never knowing the correct time to press the buzzer, Simon actually gave some pretty hysterical, over-indulgent answers. Check 'em out below.

What do you sleep in at night?

"I've already told you -- pajamas," Simon said after pressing the buzzer.

"Alright, but you answer first and then hit that," Ellen replied. (This would be the first of many times she would be reminding him of the rules.)

Who's the sexiest member of One Direction?

Simon pressed the buzzer and said, "So let me just get this right. I give the answer, then I [press the buzzer]?"

"Yeah," Ellen replied. "It's very, very important."

"If I give the answer to that one, I will get killed by their fans, so I'm ducking out," Simon eventually said.

If you could only watch one reality show -- that you're not involved in -- for the rest of your life, which would it be?

"I wouldn't," Simon replied after pressing the buzzer.

"None?" Ellen asked. "Do you watch any at all?"

"Only ones with me in it," he replied.

Do you have a pet name that you like to be called?

"Silly," Simon blurted out.

Who was your first celebrity crush?

After pressing the buzzer and dropping an F-bomb, Simon said, "Raquel Welch."

What's the song that you dislike hearing most in auditions?

"'Grenade, Bruno Mars," Simon replied. "No one can sing that song well."

My son loves it when I...

Simon slams on the buzzer and the audience busts out laughing.

"Oh, you know what, this is embarrassing," he said. "I feel really stupid right now."

He made Ellen ask the question again before replying, "Look in the mirror."

"Why?" she asked.

"Because we both look in the mirror at the same time, saying how handsome we are," Simon said.

Name three things that you keep on your bedside table?

"Picture of me, picture of me, picture of me," Simon replied. Ellen said she didn't believe him.

Name one lie that you've told recently besides that one?

Simon laughed and said, "I don't think I've lied recently."

What're three words you would use to describe yourself?

"Handsome, charismatic, handsome," Simon said.

Are you a member of the mile-high club?

"It wasn't quite a mile," Simon replied. "On the way up."

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