History Series / WheelOfFortune

24th Sep '16 10:37:29 AM Twentington
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** The Speed-Up round, thanks to both the electronic puzzle board and editing that dates back to 1997[[note]](Games could still end "normally" until October 1, 1999 at the earliest)[[/note]]. This also applies for road shows. For familiarity, and possibly for the chance of Pat spinning $5,000, it is kept. In 2001 the rules were changed so that ''all'' games end this way.

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** The Speed-Up round, thanks to both the electronic puzzle board and editing that dates back to 1997[[note]](Games could still end "normally" until October 1, 1999 at the earliest)[[/note]]. This also applies for road shows. For familiarity, and possibly for the chance of Pat spinning $5,000, it is kept. In 2001 the rules were changed so that ''all'' games end this way. On the other hand, always ending in a Speed-Up offers a greater chance for all three contestants to play, and many games have been decided on a Speed-Up even in cases where Pat didn't hit $5,000.
24th Sep '16 10:34:19 AM Twentington
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* CrosswordPuzzle: The "Crossword Round" introduced in Season 34 features three to five interlocking words which all have a common theme.



** There's also the ½ Car wedges used for one week in April 2011. Similarly to the above, the contestant had to land on ''two'' one-third-sized wedges with "car" tags on them to win a car it was made easier by 1) not having Car tags get lost to Bankrupts hit in subsequent rounds and 2) putting a new one on the Wheel in the next round if somebody got one. However, the whole week, nearly everyone's spins were about as far from either wedge as you could get. The ½ Car tags were made more accessible in Season 29, as they're now just placed over dollar amounts like the Gift Tag. However, they're vulnerable to Bankrupt in all rounds.

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** There's also the ½ Car wedges used for one week in April 2011. Similarly to the above, the contestant had to land on ''two'' one-third-sized wedges with "car" tags on them to win a car it was made easier by 1) not having Car tags get lost to Bankrupts hit in subsequent rounds and 2) putting a new one on the Wheel in the next round if somebody got one. However, the whole week, nearly everyone's spins were about as far from either wedge as you could get. The ½ Car tags were made more accessible in Season 29, as they're now just placed over dollar amounts like tags. The contestant has to pick two of them up with correct letters, and solve the Gift Tag. However, they're vulnerable round(s) in which he or she claims them without losing them to Bankrupt in all rounds.at any point.
18th Sep '16 1:16:33 PM tyrekecorrea
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** September 2016 saw the start of the thirty-fourth season, so the minimum cash prize on the bonus wheel is $34,000.
13th Sep '16 7:49:45 PM Twentington
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** On November 10, 2014, an episode had contestants guessing RIDING A WHITE HORSE and RIDING A BROWN HORSE on the puzzle [[spoiler:SEEING A BUDDY MOVIE]], causing Pat to pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere and yell, "Who said anything about a horse?!" Come September 13, 2016, a contestant guesses SHOWERING THE GOATS on the puzzle [[spoiler:SHUFFLING THE CARDS]], prompting a "Who said anything about a goat?"
8th Sep '16 11:24:08 PM Twentington
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** If Pat thinks the puzzle is odd, he'll make sure everyone knows. Megaword in particular was a victim of this during the six months it was used.

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** If Pat thinks the puzzle is odd, he'll make sure everyone knows. Megaword in particular was a victim of this during the six months it was used. Even Vanna and ''Charlie'' made jokes about Megaword during its lifespan.
5th Sep '16 1:54:58 PM Gimere
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* LongRunner: ''Wheel'', counting daytime and nighttime as one series, has run for over 40 years without interruption, placing it second behind only ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' for the longest-running game show currently on the air. Even counting only the nighttime seasons, it's still second only to ''Price''.
** The Wheel itself has racked up quite a lot of mileage: with 4,215 daytime shows and 6,000+ nighttime shows, this comes out to a shade over '''10,000''' episodes.
23rd Aug '16 1:37:29 AM Twentington
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** The Speed-Up round (Final Spin). Vowels worth nothing, consonants worth the amount landed on (plus $1,000 since 1999). Unlike most examples of this trope, Speed-Ups have no overall time limit, only the three seconds that a player is given to solve if (s)he finds a letter.

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** The Speed-Up round (Final Spin). Vowels worth nothing, consonants worth the amount landed on (plus $1,000 since 1999). Unlike most examples of this trope, Speed-Ups have no overall time limit, limit (although apparently they did very early on), only the three seconds (originally five) that a player is given to solve if (s)he finds a letter.



** Season 23: One of three intros showing people racing to their TV sets to watch the show: one shows a man ostensibly getting ready for a date, one shows a woman racing home from work, and one shows a suburban black family finishing dinner quickly, then running to the couch. The last one has also been used for "America's Game" weeks starting in Season 31.

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** Season 23: One of three intros showing people racing to their TV sets to watch the show: one shows a man ostensibly getting ready for a date, one shows a woman racing home from work, and one shows a suburban black African-American family finishing dinner quickly, quickly then running to the couch. The last one has also been used for "America's Game" weeks starting in Season 31.Seasons 31 and 32.
31st Jul '16 4:53:55 PM KoopaKid17
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: When ''Wheel'' taped two weeks of episodes in New York City for November 1988 sweeps, "New York, New York" from Leonard Bernstein's ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' opened each episode instead of the show's theme. The line "It's a hell of a town" was replaced by "It's a wonderful town."
21st Jul '16 5:58:19 PM tadaru
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*** The Surprise wedge and BANKRUPT-$10,000-BANKRUPT wedge similarly went through redesigns shortly after they were introduced.

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*** The To a lesser extent, the Surprise wedge and BANKRUPT-$10,000-BANKRUPT $10,000 prize wedge similarly went through redesigns shortly after they were introduced.
21st Jul '16 5:55:53 PM tadaru
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*** The Surprise wedge and BANKRUPT-$10,000-BANKRUPT wedge similarly went through redesigns shortly after they were introduced.
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