‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Infuriates Fans with Vowel Buy

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By Epoch Newsroom
December 28, 2017USshare
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Infuriates Fans with Vowel Buy
Pat Sajak and Vanna White (United States Marine Corps / Public Domain)

Fans of “Wheel of Fortune” were angered after a contestant bought a vowel when she didn’t need it.

The contestant, named Lisa, had “Pepper_ni Pineapple Pi__a” on the board. She then bought the vowel, “O, to the chagrin of many.

'Wheel of Fortune' fans enraged after contestant buys pointless vowel

Wheel of Fortune fans were *not* happy.

Posted by Yahoo Entertainment on Thursday, December 28, 2017

“Lisa buys a vowel when the answer is painfully obvious. Pepperoni Pineapple Pizza. #WheelOfFortune #Dumb,” wrote one person on Twitter.

“The word was pepperoni and you had every letter but the O and you BOUGHT the vowel … get out of here #WheelOfFortune give me that 1/2 of car,” wrote another person on Twitter.

Then after spending the $250 to buy a vowel, she solved the puzzle with ease.

It happened on Wednesday night’s show, Dec. 27.

From The Epoch Times

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Guest Baffles Host, Audience With Letter Choices

A “Wheel of Fortune” guest is trending once again after her November 2015 appearance on the show.

Nura Fountano, a military veteran, appeared on the show during Veteran’s Week for members of the military.

She lost the last round, even though she had the most money of the three contestants. Then she began to make odd letter choices, including “Z.”

“Say that again for me? Did you say ‘Z’?!” Host Pat Sajack asked her.

“As in Zulu. Z,” she said. She also chose “X”, and several times she didn’t even pick a letter before she lost the round.

It was clear that “Z” and “X” didn’t belong in the puzzle.

The cash was awarded to fellow contestant and veteran Steve, who had $6,400 by the end, compared to Fountano’s $13,970.

“May I ask you a question? You called some unusual letters that round,” Sajack told her. She told him that that was “what she saw.”

Some people speculated that Fountano intentionally chose bad letters to put Steve up to $6,400. Some believed that she was trying to help out a fellow veteran.

Fountano lost the round, but she still won the show. Before she started making the strange letter choices, she had been performing quite well.

From The Epoch Times

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