Everyone makes mistakes. Wheel of fortune It has entertained countless viewers since its premiere in 1975 – but with time comes the error.
From its inception, the game show features contestants who solve word puzzles to win cash and other prizes. Pat Sajek | Has hosted the show since 1981, has 19 Daytime Emmy nominations and three wins. Vanna White She also has an iconic presence on the show since joining as a hostess in 1982.
Although most of the hiccups in the series happened to competitors year after year, Sajak once stunned viewers when he accidentally solved a puzzle. During an April 2021 segment of the show, the host commented on the board, which read, “_ _ _ TE _ RAN _ L _.”
The TV personality said “quite frankly”, which was part of the correct answer, but the contestant did not notice the hint at the time and solved the puzzle on their own. After the episode, the longtime host told White that he realized his mistake “just after I said it.”
He continued: “I wonder how many people at home caught it. There weren’t many letters and I said, ‘I’d rather stay here, quite openly’ – it was a puzzle. But it shows you that people are paying attention and they are mine.” No one is paying attention. “
The moving pair didn’t think Clute was too obvious to the contestants, but Sajek joked, “It’s funny that your face will tell you that your brain says, ‘You shouldn’t do this.'”
That same year, Sajak became a fool when he opened a Grand Prize envelope before the participant turned the wheel, “Oh, I’ve already seen it. I’m not sure why I did it. I know what he’s playing for and you don’t know! ”
At the time, White noted that Illinois had never made such a mistake during his time on the Native Show. He replied, “There is a first for every mistake. Even I’m not perfect. I know it’s shocking news. “
The game show was headlined again in December 2021 when a player lost in an Audi car which fans considered a technicality.
Charlene Rubush He has already earned $ 16,500 before competing in the bonus round. Time “What are you doing?” The puzzle, Rubush guessed, was “choosing the right card,” and later changed his answer to “choosing the right… word” just before the buzzer.
Sajak explained that he lost his final prize because he was hesitant to complete his thinking, even though he guessed the correct phrase.
“You know, it’s difficult because you say all the right words, including the word ‘word’, but you know, it has to be more or less consistent,” he said at the time. “We will allow a little break but not four or five seconds. I’m sorry. You did a good job getting it, but we can’t reward you, and it was Audi. “
After generating a huge response online, Audi used their official social media account to inform fans that they were willing to correct the mistake, tweeting, “You are a winner in our eyes, Charlene. Now, let you get a reward. When doing # GiveHerTheQ3. “
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