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Did 'Wheel of Fortune' cheat contestant?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by fluffybear, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    From Fox News:

  2. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    Wheel of Fortune has always required exact pronunciations. This isn't new, and has happened before.

    So I guess my answer is "no".
  3. Galaxie6411

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    Aug 26, 2007
    IS funny how she really enunciated every letter than screwed it up at the end.
  4. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    While I have never seen this happen on the show myself, I can see how the judges would have a problem with this as she clearly dropped the 'G'.
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I know a lot of people , including myself, that say swimmin.
  6. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    Just because lots of people say it incorrectly, doesn't make it right. It's a game show centered on words, and proper pronunciation is paramount.
  7. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009

    And that's not the lyric, nor how it's sung ...

    On the 7th day of Christmas,
    my true love sent to me
    7 swans a-swimming,

    Also, there would one less space for a letter in the puzzle board if that were the answer they wanted.
  8. hilmar2k

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    Mar 18, 2007
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I would have an easier time supporting the decision if the G was not visible on the board. But the rules of the game seem clear and contestants should know to follow the rules to win.
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Time for me to pop in and say... this is a good example of what happens when it becomes taboo to correct people for being incorrect.

    Had someone somewhere in that first person's past been "allowed" to correct without being chastised for being "grammar police"... maybe that person could have won some money :)
  11. chick3112215

    chick3112215 AllStar

    Jul 20, 2010
    we have a guy with a fair trailer that says "sausage Sangwich" on the side of it, my boss at work offers to take us out to lunch for a sammich, as soon as I figure out what that is I might stop at the trailer or go out to lunch... They just don't teach english anymore, and 4 years ago we had a V.P. candidate who dropped every "G" in every word that should have had one. ohwell, rant over. My son has a key cell phone and if he ever texted me C U L8R I would shove that phone where the sun does not shine.
    Oh and Stewart +10000000
  12. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    So if you have a speech defect, don't even try out for the show.

    I hate Wheel of Fortune.

    Get Hollywood Squares back.
  13. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    People from Dracut, Massachusetts say, "Youse guys". I wonder if that would be a wrong answer if the letters spelled out Y-O-U G-U-Y-S.

    I was watching Concentration once when the correct answer to a puzzle was "Archimedes Principle" and when a contestant with really poor enunciation said. "A committee's principle", the host declared that she had correctly solved the puzzle, but by the time they came back from the commercial break, they were concerned that a mistake had been made and had her repeat her answer three or four times before finally ruling that she had not answered correctly and continued the game from there. I would have thought that, with a taped show, they could have just edited that round out and replaced it with another round.

    Dumbest answer ever: ST_R_F__M _ _ _. Why waste money on a vowel.? Anyone can see the answer is STYROFOAM HAT!

    Trivia question, to be answered without Googling or IMDBing. Who hosted the pilot episode of Wheel of Forutne?
  14. hilmar2k

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    Mar 18, 2007
    And a paraplegic shouldn't try out for Wipeout.
  15. HinterXGames

    HinterXGames Godfather

    Dec 20, 2012
    +1. I miss Hollywood Squares :(
  16. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    I've seen this several times where people drop an "s" at the end
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    As a series link my wife enjoys....early last night we happened to go through 3-4 episodes from Wheel of Fortune.

    Despite not reading about this "incident" in advance - both of us immediately noticed that the contestant "screwed up" by not pronouncing the "G" at the end of the word swimming.

    Since there was a missing letter (G) at the end of the puzzle, and all punctuation such as an apostrophe are shown up front...there was no excuse for getting the word wrong. All participants are told the rules prior to the show - pronounce words clearly.

    After later seeing this thread, we went back and watched that portion of the show 3 more time and agreed - yeah - she simply blew it.

    Ironically, there were other contestants on the show this past week who made similar errors in stating puzzle solutions that were incorrect by 1-2 letters. While "nerves" could be a factor - the contestants were clearly wrong in all cases that we observed.
  18. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I don't think I've watch this show in something like 15 years, but I'm pretty sure I remember some similar incidents back then.
  19. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    I don't know if he was the first, but didn't Chuck Woolery host it at one time?
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Yes...he did.

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