History Series / WheelOfFortune

9th Jun '17 7:57:33 AM RAS310
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** On current-day episodes, if two contestants in a row either call a wrong or repeated consonant, hit Lose a Turn, or hit Bankrupt when having nothing to lose and the third contestant in line spins a dollar amount, it is a near-guarantee that the letter called on this spin will be in the puzzle, otherwise the cycle would have been edited out for time. This can be anticlimactic if, say, the red and yellow contestants hit Lose a Turn back-to-back and the blue contestant hits the top dollar value.



** From Seasons 18-24, if one looked closely at the Wheel during the wide shot before the pre-Rounnd 4 Toss-Up, if the Wheel had only one Bankrupt wedge, this would foreshadow that Round 4 would start with the Final Spin, meaning that Pat has one less invalid wedge to land on. If the second Bankrupt wedge was present, the round would start with regular play. After this period, the second Bankrupt was now always removed, only for it to be changed to always present starting in Season 27.

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** From Seasons 18-24, if one looked closely at the Wheel during the wide shot before the pre-Rounnd pre-Round 4 Toss-Up, if the Wheel had only one Bankrupt wedge, this would foreshadow that Round 4 would start with the Final Spin, meaning that Pat has one less invalid wedge to land on. If the second Bankrupt wedge was present, the round would start with regular play. After this period, the second Bankrupt was now always removed, only for it to be changed to always present starting in Season 27.
30th May '17 8:38:54 AM Twentington
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* BigEater: If there's local cuisine to be eaten during a road show, Pat and Vanna will [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGraBG9gcTo&t=5m35s indulge.]] This was even referenced in the ceremonial 4,000th nighttime episode, which showed footage of Pat and Vanna eating while "[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Eat It]]" played.

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* BigEater: If there's local cuisine to be eaten during a road show, Pat and Vanna will [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGraBG9gcTo&t=5m35s indulge.]] indulge. This was even referenced in the ceremonial 4,000th nighttime episode, which showed footage of Pat and Vanna eating while "[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Eat It]]" played.
26th May '17 7:10:44 AM Twentington
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** Depending on the game the Bonus Puzzle can be this. Picture it, you get to the last puzzle with a prize on the line, the puzzle is typically something general (typically 'Thing' or 'Things) depending on where the R,S,T,L,N,E end up and how many vowels are in the puzzle (you only get E and one of your own) you could end up filling the whole thing in yourself or end up with an unsolvable puzzle with only a few letters showing on the board.

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** Depending on the game the Bonus Puzzle can be this. Picture it, you get to the last puzzle with a prize on the line, the puzzle is typically something general (typically 'Thing' or 'Things) "Thing(s)") depending on where the R,S,T,L,N,E end up and how many vowels are in the puzzle (you only get E and one of your own) you could end up filling the whole thing in yourself or end up with an unsolvable puzzle with only a few letters showing on the board.
26th Apr '17 6:53:28 PM RAS310
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** Week of April 17-21, 2017: Not only were all five Bonus Rounds lost; two of these losses were for $100,000. Another loss, which was partially due to a contestant calling ''Q'' as one of their consonants for no logical reason, was just one click away from being a million-dollar loss.
25th Apr '17 5:44:22 PM themisterfree
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** One prize cue introduced in 1983 was "Frisco Disco", the theme to the 1978-79 revival of ''Jeopardy!'' Another, "Buzzword", was rearranged and became the theme to ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''.

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** One prize cue introduced in 1983 was "Frisco Disco", the theme to the 1978-79 revival of ''Jeopardy!'' Another, "Buzzword", was rearranged and became the theme to ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''.''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''; the cue itself was used originally for an unsold Griffin pilot called ''Buzzword'' hosted by Arizona news anchor Ron Hoon for NBC in 1986 ([[https://www.facebook.com/TVPMM/photos/a.622859004395547.1073741825.137270176287768/622863334395114/?type=3&theater here's a ticket]]).
22nd Apr '17 11:02:12 AM themisterfree
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*** When Trent Girone, a huge fan and learning-disable contestant, brought it up in a 2014 episode (after Pat challenged him to name a retired category), he said that he "hated every minute of it".



** September 22, 2003: Before the $3,000 Toss-Up, Pat said "there are shows on [[Creator/{{GSN}} Game Show Network]] that don't give that away in a month!"

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** September 22, 2003: Before the $3,000 Toss-Up, Pat said "there are shows on [[Creator/{{GSN}} Game Show Network]] that don't give that away in a month!"month!" (Which is also BitingTheHandHumor- Sony owns GSN.)



** November 20, 2012: Following the $3,000 Toss-Up I WANT MY MTV, Pat explained to younger viewers that MTV is a network that ''used to'' play music videos.

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** November 20, 2012: Following the $3,000 Toss-Up I WANT MY MTV, Pat explained to younger viewers that MTV is a network that ''used to'' [[NetworkDecay play music videos.videos]].
19th Apr '17 9:07:02 PM NKgamer
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** Depending on the game the Bonus Puzzle can be this. Picture it, you get to the last puzzle with a prize on the line, the puzzle is typically something general (typically 'Thing' or 'Things) depending on where the R,S,T,L,N,E end up and how many vowels are in the puzzle (you only get E and one of your own) you could end up filling the whole thing in yourself or end up with an unsolvable puzzle with only a few letters showing on the board.
3rd Apr '17 6:40:11 PM Twentington
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** The show's music cues were changed in January 2017. However, the week of episodes airing April 3-7, 2017 was taped before this change, so the new cues had to be spliced in during post-production. This resulted in several sloppy sound edits, and even a couple cases where the old cues were left completely untouched.
3rd Apr '17 9:49:20 AM Luigifan
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** In the shopping era, contestants could pick from any of the remaining prizes in the bonus round, but almost always chose cars. After shopping ended on nighttime in October 1987, contestants were given the choice of five prizes in the bonus round ($25,000 cash, a car, and three other prizes that rotated weekly), but almost everyone went with the cash. This was most likely a combination of the other prizes often being {{undesirable|prize}} and the cash being less of a tax liability. Beginning in September 1989, the bonus prize selection was changed to a random draw from five envelopes spelling out W-H-E-E-L. If a prize was won, it was taken out of rotation for the rest of the week [[note]](except for the $25,000 in Seasons 16-18; for the first few weeks of Season 19, all five envelopes were in play all week)[[/note]]. The envelopes were ousted in November 2001 for a 24-space bonus Wheel, in which the top amount is $100,000 (or $1,000,000 if the contestant who made it to the bonus round lands on and keeps the million-dollar wedge during the game.)

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** In the shopping era, contestants could pick from any of the remaining prizes in the bonus round, but almost always chose cars. After shopping ended on nighttime in October 1987, contestants were given the choice of five prizes in the bonus round ($25,000 cash, a car, and three other prizes that rotated weekly), but almost everyone went with the cash. This was most likely a combination of the other prizes often being {{undesirable|prize}} {{undesirable|Prize}} and the cash being less of a tax liability. Beginning in September 1989, the bonus prize selection was changed to a random draw from five envelopes spelling out W-H-E-E-L. If a prize was won, it was taken out of rotation for the rest of the week [[note]](except for the $25,000 in Seasons 16-18; for the first few weeks of Season 19, all five envelopes were in play all week)[[/note]]. The envelopes were ousted in November 2001 for a 24-space bonus Wheel, in which the top amount is $100,000 (or $1,000,000 if the contestant who made it to the bonus round lands on and keeps the million-dollar wedge during the game.)game).



*** For its first season of use, Same Name spelled out the word AND, causing nearly every contestant to start the round with N, D and A. This was circumvented in Season 7 by replacing the word with an ampersand. Oddly, the category has occasionally relapsed into spelling out AND since the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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*** For its first season of use, Same Name spelled out the word AND, causing nearly every contestant to start the round with N, D D, and A. This was circumvented in Season 7 by replacing the word with an ampersand. Oddly, the category has occasionally relapsed into spelling out AND since the TurnOfTheMillennium.



** Several board games, video game versions as early as the NES, and several PC versions as well. One of the most recent home-game versions was released on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in November 2010, along with a Wii / DS version of sister show ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' as much as a [=PS3=], Macintosh and XBOX 360 version of America's Game.

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** Several board games, video game versions as early as the NES, and several PC versions as well. One of the most recent home-game versions was released on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in November 2010, along with a Wii / DS version of sister show ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' as much as a [=PS3=], Macintosh Macintosh, and XBOX 360 version of America's Game.



** "We are playing for cash." - Pat used this after shopping was ousted and still found it necessary until ''ten years'' after the change.

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** "We are playing for cash." - -- Pat used this after shopping was ousted and still found it necessary until ''ten years'' after the change.
26th Mar '17 9:05:05 AM nombretomado
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** Several board games, video game versions as early as the NES, and several PC versions as well. One of the most recent home-game versions was released on the {{Wii}} and NintendoDS in November 2010, along with a Wii / DS version of sister show ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' as much as a [=PS3=], Macintosh and XBOX 360 version of America's Game.

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** Several board games, video game versions as early as the NES, and several PC versions as well. One of the most recent home-game versions was released on the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in November 2010, along with a Wii / DS version of sister show ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' as much as a [=PS3=], Macintosh and XBOX 360 version of America's Game.
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