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* Why does ''Wheel'' like to ignore the daytime version? It seems like they pretend only the syndicated version exists.
**It may be because the syndie version's more well-known.

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* Most of the time Collette is mentioned as a sponsor, Pat and Vanna are in Portugal. Is there anything special about Portugal and ''Wheel of Fortune'' that they go there more often than any other European country combined?

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* Recently, during the Bonus Round, contestants get a choice of three categories. They typically go something like this:\\
THING\\
PLACE\\
LIVING THING\\
The bottom category is always way more specific than the others, and in cases like the above, are a more specific version of one of the upper categories. As a result, most contestants pick the bottom one. Is there any incentive on taking one of the vaguer categories? If not, why are they there at all?

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** The first Toss-Up kicks off the game with someone winning $1K and determining who Pat interviews first. The second ($2K) one determines who kicks off round 1. Why it defaults to the red player is that before the Toss-Ups existed, the red player ALWAYS started the game (who stood at what podium was determined by a number draw before taping-- part of Pat's older opening boilerplate usually included the phrase "we drew numbers to see who will go first"), so Toss-Up #2 basically replaces that number draw and adds a cheap puzzle to the game to speed things along.

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** Actually, if you give it some thought, there's good strategy in that example to not guess "H." In the regular rounds, getting a letter correct gets you some points and another turn. In the very last round, you're asked for 3 consonants and 1 vowel, and that constitutes your only chance at guessing letters. Why waste one of your 3 consonants on an "H" if you already know it's there? You're better off picking consonants you're only semi-certain of, or even not certain at all--their presence or absence will help you more.

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** In addition, unlike other super long runners that have gone on for decades like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' or ''Series/DoctorWho'', the look and feel of the show have not changed much. In addition, Pat and Vanna have been on the show for a VERY long time. I think that's the reason behind ''Wheel of Fortune'''s association with the elderly: It's essentially an HD relic. (I notice ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' has a similar reputation, and had ''Series/FamilyFeud'' not changed its answer wall to be completely digital and, starting with Steve Harvey, revamped the scope of its categories, it probably would've been struck by this too.)

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** It's not that Sajak "forgot" to mention it, it's that he only mentioned "person does not mean proper name" on puzzles where that was in fact the case (in other words, he was giving you a backhanded hint)

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** For one thing, the producers actually encourage contestants to call vowels on Free Play if any remain...


** Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent Before & After puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spun the wheel and landed on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he stole the U just because he could. Then he solved the puzzle and denied himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.

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** * Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent Before & After puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spun the wheel and landed on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he stole the U just because he could. Then he solved the puzzle and denied himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.


* Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent Before & After puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spun the wheel and landed on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he stole the U just because he could. Then he solved the puzzle and denied himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.

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* ** Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent Before & After puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spun the wheel and landed on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he stole the U just because he could. Then he solved the puzzle and denied himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.


* Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spins the wheel and lands on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he steals the U. Then he solves the puzzle and denies himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.

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* Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent Before & After puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spins spun the wheel and lands landed on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he steals stole the U. U just because he could. Then he solves solved the puzzle and denies denied himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.

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* Better yet, why does everybody always pounce on the vowels every single time they land on Free Play, even in situations when it would not be beneficial? I remember one recent puzzle had S_B_A_ PLATFORM SHOES. The only vowel remaining was U, so logic would dictate that the first word is SUBWAY. The contestant spins the wheel and lands on Free Play, and true to ComplacentGamingSyndrome, he steals the U. Then he solves the puzzle and denies himself the extra $500 he could have gotten for the W or the Y.

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* Why are there two Toss-Up puzzles before the game even begins? What makes the first one pointless is if the second one is unsolved, the red player goes first. Is the purpose of them simply to offer free money or what?

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** Probably to ensure that the round's done in due time. They already do a ton of editing to get the show in at ~22 minutes.

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** [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Just don't let her look at it!]]

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