History Series / WheelOfFortune

11th Jun '18 10:19:13 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* MissionPackSequel: One of the computer game adaptations, ''Wheel of Fortune 2003'', is pretty much the exact same game as ''Wheel of Fortune 2nd Edition'', with a different puzzle bank and with Vanna's FMV clips redone. Otherwise, it's aesthetically exactly the same, down to all the theming, menus, music, and everything else.
1st Jun '18 10:44:40 PM KoopaKid17
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*** Another instance of this happened on May 28, 2018 when two contestants incorrectly solved the Toss-Up WKRP IN CINCINNATI, not being familiar with the 80s television series. It didn't help that the K was the last letter to be revealed.

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*** Another instance of this happened on May 28, 2018 when two contestants incorrectly solved the Toss-Up WKRP IN CINCINNATI, not CINCINNATI went unsolved, neither player being familiar with the 80s television series. It didn't help that the K was the last letter to be revealed.revealed, leading to two incorrect guesses starting with WARP.
28th May '18 7:29:10 PM KoopaKid17
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*** Another instance of this happened on May 28, 2018 when two contestants incorrectly solved the Toss-Up WKRP IN CINCINNATI, not being familiar with the 80s television series.

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*** Another instance of this happened on May 28, 2018 when two contestants incorrectly solved the Toss-Up WKRP IN CINCINNATI, not being familiar with the 80s television series. It didn't help that the K was the last letter to be revealed.
28th May '18 4:51:09 PM KoopaKid17
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*** Another instance of this happened on May 28, 2018 when two contestants incorrectly solved the Toss-Up WKRP IN CINCINNATI, not being familiar with the 80s television series.
25th May '18 9:24:44 PM KoopaKid17
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* WorkingThroughTheCold: Pat hosted two weeks of episodes from San Francisco in November 1996 despite coming down with laryngitis at the time. By the end of the week, his voice was nearly gone, so he and Vanna traded places in the BonusRound.

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* WorkingThroughTheCold: WorkingThroughTheCold:
** Pat came down with a cold during the week of February 6, 1989. He talked with a congested voice and can be heard sniffling and coughing.
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Pat hosted two weeks of episodes from San Francisco in November 1996 despite coming down with laryngitis at the time. By the end of the week, his voice was nearly gone, so he and Vanna traded places in the BonusRound.
25th May '18 6:10:05 PM KoopaKid17
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* [[PressXToDie Call X to Lose Your Turn]]:

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** On ''Wheel 2000'' and some foreign versions, calling a letter in the Bonus Round's original package forfeits that pick.



* [[UselessUsefulSpell Useless Useful Wedge]]: Buy A Vowel. Its redundancy from the 1973 pilot suggests it was meant to simulate the "impulse buy" that may or may not backfire, putting it closer to Lose A Turn and Bankrupt than Free Spin. Strangely, the wedge wasn't actually present for Round 1 on the '74 pilots, and the thing never even came into play for the first ''two'' pilots.

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* [[UselessUsefulSpell Useless Useful Wedge]]: UselessUsefulSpell: A wedge variant in Buy A Vowel. Its redundancy from the 1973 pilot suggests it was meant to simulate the "impulse buy" that may or may not backfire, putting it closer to Lose A Turn and Bankrupt than Free Spin. Strangely, the wedge wasn't actually present for Round 1 on the '74 pilots, and the thing never even came into play for the first ''two'' pilots.
14th May '18 5:53:07 PM RAS310
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** The large screen behind the contestants serves this purpose.



* TwoDecadesBehind:
** While the show's "Song Title", "Song Lyrics", and "Song/Artist" categories are fairly common, the songs used for their puzzles are almost-always from the 1980s or earlier, even if it's a teen or college week (although they sometimes use the ''name'' of a currently-popular artist in a Proper Name or Show Biz puzzle). It can be painfully obvious during these weeks especially that MostWritersAreAdults.

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* TwoDecadesBehind:
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** While the show's "Song Title", "Song Lyrics", and "Song/Artist" categories are fairly common, the songs used for their puzzles are almost-always from the 1980s or earlier, even if it's a teen or college week (although week. This appears to be intentional; occasionally, there is a puzzle that ''could'' be considered a lyric or title of a song later than the 80s, but they will put it under a generic category (for example, MAKE MY WISH COME TRUE, a line from Mariah Carey's 1994 holiday hit ''All I Want for Christmas is You'', was categorized as Phrase). Despite this, they do sometimes use the ''name'' of a currently-popular artist in a Proper Name or Name, Show Biz puzzle). It can be painfully obvious during these weeks especially that MostWritersAreAdults.Biz, or Crossword puzzle.
20th Apr '18 10:03:27 PM Gimere
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* RealSongThemeTune:
** The 1973 pilot used an instrumental version of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", while the 1974 pilots used "Give It One" by Maynard Ferguson.
** The Atlanta 1996 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames specials used pieces from Music/JohnWilliams' "Summon the Heroes", the official theme of the Games (and later one of NBC's sub-themes).
20th Apr '18 6:13:26 PM RAS310
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** For the week of April 16-20, 2018, the show held a special sweepstakes in which each day's winner would have their final total matched to a Wheel Watchers Club member. On the show's website, there was an "Official Rules" document stating that the home viewer prizes would be valued "up to $75,550", heavily implying this would be the week's highest winner's total. When Monday through Thursday went by, all with Bonus Round losses and final totals significantly less than said value, Friday rolled around with the winner going to the Bonus Round with $25,550, spoiling to anyone who read the document that she would win the Bonus Round with the rare $50,000 envelope. Also, she took the Million Dollar Wedge to the Bonus Round, also spoiling that the million would not be won (or lost).
11th Apr '18 4:30:00 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* As Pat has appeared in only one iteration of the ''Wheel'' video games, nearly all of them have handed hosting duties to Vanna, who will call out letter frequencies, dollar amounts, the RulesSpiel, and general player encouragement.

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* ** As Pat has appeared in only one iteration of the ''Wheel'' video games, nearly all of them have handed hosting duties to Vanna, who will call out letter frequencies, dollar amounts, the RulesSpiel, and general player encouragement.
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