- These three tributes:
- A contestant named David White competed on the episode that aired September 27, 1988, winning $48,200 in cash and prizes. However, he was killed in a motorcycle accident only five days before the episode aired.
- The Round 2 puzzle on November 2, 1992 was VANNA'S PREGNANT. After the puzzle was solved, Merv came on stage and surprised her with balloons and best wishes. Tragically, Vanna miscarried before the episode could air and the puzzle had to be edited out.
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