Another week, another Wheel of Fortune gaffe. Wednesday’s show featured a trio of contestants who apparently were not familiar with recreational vessels.
The puzzle answer was “renting a pedal boat.” With the T, E, and L missing, the first contestant guessed “renting a paddle boat.” Obviously paddle has too many letters, so that did not work.
After correctly guessing the missing T and E, the puzzle on the board read, “renting a peda* boat.” That’s when the train started coming off the tracks. The next guess was again “paddle,” and again was wrong. The two subsequent guesses were “pedam” and “pedaw.”
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Fortunately, it only took five guess before it was determined that the correct word was “pedal.” The gaffe comes just a week after another viral struggle by contestants. Some viewers took to social media to question the recent trend of struggling contestants.
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The last time there was a gaffe like this, Pat Sajak asked fans to “have a little heart” and be kinder to the contestants. Perhaps he will respond to this incident as well?
— Joey D (@OldSchool_JoeyD) March 16, 2022
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