History Series / WheelOfFortune

3rd Apr '16 5:22:52 PM Twentington
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** The week of March 17, 2008 was sponsored by QVC, with {{Enforced Plug}}s all over the place. Notably, the Prize wedge was a $5,000 shopping spree for QVC merchandise, and any BonusRound win would have awarded the contestant $10,000 in QVC credit on their birthday. However, this backfired horribly, as nobody won the bonus round that week...
1st Apr '16 8:33:12 PM Twentington
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** January/February 1989 (nighttime): A contestant has the Bonus Round puzzle MILAN ITALY the first word of which is pronounced "mi-LAHN" partially revealed. She mispronounces it as "MILL-in", then "MY-lun"[[note]]which is the pronunciation of Milan, Indiana[[/note]], and her expression after the answer is revealed amounts to "But that's what I said!" Pat took her side and consulted with the judge during the commercial break. Unfortunately, they decided not to accept either pronunciation.

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** January/February 1989 (nighttime): A contestant has the Bonus Round puzzle MILAN ITALY the first word of which is pronounced "mi-LAHN" partially revealed. She mispronounces it as "MILL-in", then "MY-lun"[[note]]which is the pronunciation of Milan, Indiana[[/note]], Indiana and Milan, Michigan[[/note]], and her expression after the answer is revealed amounts to "But that's what I said!" Pat took her side and consulted with the judge during the commercial break. Unfortunately, they decided not to accept either pronunciation.
1st Apr '16 8:31:33 PM Twentington
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** 2016: Jim reads a promo for "Live like a Pilgrim Week" after the first round.
1st Apr '16 5:15:47 PM KoopaKid17
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** January/February 1989 (nighttime): A contestant has the Bonus Round puzzle MILAN ITALY the first word of which is pronounced "mi-LAHN" partially revealed. She mispronounces it as "MILL-in", then "MY-lun", and her expression after the answer is revealed amounts to "But that's what I said!" Pat took her side and consulted with the judge during the commercial break. Unfortunately, they decided not to accept either pronunciation.

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** January/February 1989 (nighttime): A contestant has the Bonus Round puzzle MILAN ITALY the first word of which is pronounced "mi-LAHN" partially revealed. She mispronounces it as "MILL-in", then "MY-lun", "MY-lun"[[note]]which is the pronunciation of Milan, Indiana[[/note]], and her expression after the answer is revealed amounts to "But that's what I said!" Pat took her side and consulted with the judge during the commercial break. Unfortunately, they decided not to accept either pronunciation.
20th Mar '16 7:07:16 AM Gimere
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* NumerologicalMotif: The week of May 27, 2013 was "Celebrating 30!", with contestants who had a connection to that number, many of whom were 30 years old. Most of the puzzles had to do with the number 30, the 1980s, or age including PEARL BRACELET and GREEN BAY WISCONSIN on the 29th, which ended with Pat and Vanna talking about how they were themed [[note]](A possible 30th anniversary gift and the 30th state admitted to the Union, respectively)[[note]].

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* NumerologicalMotif: The week of May 27, 2013 was "Celebrating 30!", with contestants who had a connection to that number, many of whom were 30 years old. Most of the puzzles had to do with the number 30, the 1980s, or age including PEARL BRACELET and GREEN BAY WISCONSIN on the 29th, which ended with Pat and Vanna talking about how they were themed [[note]](A possible 30th anniversary gift and the 30th state admitted to the Union, respectively)[[note]].respectively)[[/note]].
20th Mar '16 7:06:09 AM Gimere
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* NumerologicalMotif: The week of May 27, 2013 was "Celebrating 30!", with contestants who had a connection to that number, many of whom were 30 years old. Most of the puzzles had to do with the number 30, the 1980s, or age including PEARL BRACELET and GREEN BAY WISCONSIN on the 29th, which ended with Pat and Vanna talking about how they were themed (30th-Anniversary gift and 30th state admitted to the Union, respectively).

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* NumerologicalMotif: The week of May 27, 2013 was "Celebrating 30!", with contestants who had a connection to that number, many of whom were 30 years old. Most of the puzzles had to do with the number 30, the 1980s, or age including PEARL BRACELET and GREEN BAY WISCONSIN on the 29th, which ended with Pat and Vanna talking about how they were themed (30th-Anniversary [[note]](A possible 30th anniversary gift and the 30th state admitted to the Union, respectively).respectively)[[note]].
28th Feb '16 11:39:24 PM Gimere
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* HideYourPregnancy:
** Averted with Vanna's two pregnancies. As there was simply no way to conceal it due to all the walking around that she does, she just wore maternity clothes throughout.
** A more tragic straight example occured when a round with the puzzle VANNA'S PREGNANT had to be edited out of a 1992 episode due to her miscarriage shortly before the episode aired.
26th Feb '16 6:29:31 PM KoopaKid17
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** The show's official [[http://www.wheeloffortune.com/contestantsandtickets/beacontestant/adult/ contestant application]] states that there is no such thing as a repeat appearance if you have '''ever''' appeared on the American ''Wheel'', regardless of version or host, you can't come back.

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** The show's official [[http://www.wheeloffortune.com/contestantsandtickets/beacontestant/adult/ contestant application]] states that there is no such thing as a repeat appearance if you have '''ever''' appeared on the American ''Wheel'', regardless of version or host, host (this includes ''Wheel 2000''), you can't come back.
15th Feb '16 3:02:03 PM ObsidianFire
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Bonus Round writers. In the 2000s, as the contestant-given C-D-M-A letters were as commonplace as the automatically given R-S-T-L-N-E, the puzzles became written to where that 10-letter combination would be of little to no help to the contestants, going so far as to create rather...odd phrases to exploit it ("New Baby Buggy", anyone?). Despite this, there are still a good number of contestants who still call out C-D-M-A, and usually pay dearly for it.



* GenreSavvy:
** Some contestants have picked up on the fact that puzzles tend to be themed to the week, particularly around holidays, and used this to their advantage. Prize Puzzles are also pretty limited in their scope, too.
** After a fan forum discovered that B-G-H-O is strategically the best letter combination in the Bonus Round, a number of contestants tried that very combination, and most of them profited handsomely.



* WrongGenreSavvy: While B G H O has strategically been the best letter set to call in the BonusRound, a few contestants have gone for it only to realize that they've gotten the rare puzzle where it provides little to no help.



* YouSayTomato: In one episode, Pat pointed out that Charlie says "ca-RIB-be-an" and he says "CARE-uh-be-an". He then added that he says "Wheel of Fortune" while Charlie says, quote, "Wheeeeeeeeeeel of Fortune".
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* YouSayTomato: In one episode, Pat pointed out that Charlie says "ca-RIB-be-an" and he says "CARE-uh-be-an". He then added that he says "Wheel of Fortune" while Charlie says, quote, "Wheeeeeeeeeeel of Fortune".
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Fortune".
13th Feb '16 11:34:40 PM Twentington
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** The show's current events category, "Headline", has become increasingly rare in recent seasons to the point of appearing only once per season on average. To date, it has not been used since September 2013.

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** The show's current events category, "Headline", has become increasingly rare in recent seasons to the point of appearing only once per season on average. To date, it has not been used since September 2013.
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