Wheel of Fortune contestant’s flub costs them Puerto Rico trip

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Wheel of Fortune fans know that you have to pronounce the puzzle correctly to score the right answer.

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So for Chris Davidson it was particularly heartbreaking when he lost out on a trip Puerto Rico after he made a rookie mistake when he went for the solve.

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Davidson added an “a” when he gave the correct answer “Frozen Concoction.”

“Chris knows what he did,” host Pat Sajak said “He threw in that article. He threw in the ‘A’ in front of it, and we can’t accept it. Just the way it goes. It’s just one of the rules, and we gotta go by ’em, and Carol ends up getting the trip to Puerto Rico.”

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On social media, fans called the rule “outdated” with one person writing, “What he said was, ‘Uh…frozen concoction.’ It wasn’t an article it was a brief, commonplace stammer, after which he paused. A contestant with a severe speech impediment wouldn’t stand a chance of winning! That would be a clear-cut case of disability discrimination.”

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last month, Wheel of Fortune made headlines for a variety of mishaps, including an episode in which three players couldn’t solve “Renting a Pedal Boat” with just a few letters missing.

Another trio of contestants also failed to answer another seemingly easy phrase: “Another Feather in Your Cap”, which forced Sajak to leap to their defence.

“These are good people in a bad situation under a kind of stress that you can’t begin to appreciate from the comfort of your couch,” he said in a Twitter thread.

But fans pounced on Sajak after he mocked a contestant’s introduction story during a recent episode of the game show.

When Scott Ingwersen’s turn at the Wheel came, he decided to tell the story of how he suffered a scary bike fall when he was a boy.

“You had your big toe chopped off,” Sajak said incredulously. “Why are you telling this? … That may have been the most pointless story ever told. And you told it, Scott. Congratulations to you.”

mdaniell@postmedia.com

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