A Classic “Wheel of Fortune” Fails Compilation

When I see this epic compilation of Wheel of Fortune failures I shake my head and wonder about humanity, more so than usual since the puzzles in this game can be complicated but not when the majority of the words are spelled out. Worse than that is the fact that some of them are already spelled out entirely, all the contestants need to do is speak the words to win the money. But somehow, they can’t even do that. If that sounds elitist I’m not sorry because that’s what a decent to good education does for a person, it allows them to understand what they’re reading and how to solve a word puzzle.

Worse still is that most if not all of these folks are at least partially to full educated individuals that you would think might have enough life experience behind them to know some of these answers and how to say them. This isn’t Jeopardy after all, where you need to have an encyclopedia of knowledge stored in your brain for immediate use when you need it. This is a word puzzle, this is Wheel of Fortune, where if you can guess the letters based on the word length, the grouping, and the frequency of certain letters you should be in the clear.

It kind of makes me believe, and for good reason, that the show screens people based on certain questions they devise in order to figure out a person’s education level, their experience with game shows, and just how intelligent they really are. I don’t know how they would accomplish the third measure but it seems like they’d give it a shot to avoid having anyone run the table on them in the game. If someone that was really good at word puzzles came in they might mop up and their only saving grace would be the chance that the individual would hit a bum roll on the wheel.

Say what you want about word puzzles being difficult and I’ll hear you, but as a writer and as an educated human being this was hard to watch at certain moments when all the people had to do was speak the entire clue, which had been solved, and walk away with their winnings. This is not a difficult game, nor is it a game where a person has to be all that quick. They just have to be intelligent enough to understand and identify certain phrases and words in order to win. That’s also part of why I believe the show is rigged in some ways.

That’s a bold accusation and I don’t make it lightly. Some of these folks should probably know these answers without any difficulty and could possibly win the game and walk away with their heads held high. But they flub on an easy answer and then deny themselves the prize. I do tend to wonder if there are people on the show that are expected to win and therefore some shady deals are made behind the scenes. That’s a giant conspiracy theory and it doesn’t hold much water, but it’s actually more comforting than the people not knowing what the answers are.

Add Comment

American Horror Story BMF Cobra Kai Dexter Hawkeye Heels Money Heist Ozark Shark Tank Squid Game Stranger Things Succession Ted Lasso The Mandalorian
Several Guest Hosts Announced For The Daily Show Following Trevor Noah’s Departure
Becky Lynch as Cyndi Lauper? That Could Work
Willow: The Battle of the Slaughtered Lamb-Recap
Action Adventure Comedy Documentary Drama Fantasy Horror Movie Lists Mystery Romance Sci-Fi Thriller
Who is The Book of Life Movie Cast?
A Tribute To Kristie Alley From Ex-Husband Parker Stevenson
Did Terminator Salvation Ruin the Franchise?
Comics Lists News Things You Didn't Know Whatever Happened To
Bumblebee’s Connection with The Fans is Important
It Sounds as Though the Na’Vi Will be Coming to Earth
Here’s Why Fatphobia in Movies and TV is a Non-Issue
Open World RPG Games Every Anime Fan Should Play
Aldis Hodge on Today Show
6 Aldis Hodge Movies and Tv Shows You Should Watch
The Photograph (2020)
6 Best Black Romance Movies of the 21st Century
joker characters across comical franchises
Joker Characters Across Comical Franchises To Check Out
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II Shows That Activision Can Still Make Great Games
Splatoon 3
The Splatoon Video Game Series Detailed
Oregon Trail Video Game Headed Back to Computers
Everything We Know So Far About the Upcoming Diablo 4 Game