On Friday night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune, a poor contestant named Reggie made a mistake he might just regret for the rest of his life. Presented with the following clue, Reggie decided he would try to solve the puzzle:
Perhaps many of you will be able to solve the puzzle based only on those letters, but Reggie was given an additional hint from host Pat Sajak: there were only vowels left on the board. But after being told this several times, Reggie decided to make a pretty unexpected move:
I’m going to start an @WheelofFortune greatest dump contestant page very soon. It seems to happen on a regular basis. Here’s @patsajak letting the contestants know there are only vowels left in the puzzle, you tell me what you think. pic.twitter.com/wVPoysBisJ
— Bryan Russell ® (@bigbsvo) April 6, 2019
That’s right. Even though he was told there were only vowels left, he guessed the letter ‘W.’ This gave his opponent the opportunity to correctly solve the puzzle: treasure chest.
OMG #WheelOfFortune tonight:
Pat: ok only vowels left
Contestant: W pic.twitter.com/dilnKmuKRj
— Alex Pabst (@ACP79) April 5, 2019
— April Fool / Goof™ (@MetsFanInPhilly) April 5, 2019
The pressure of appearing on a TV show can make people do some pretty silly things.
Pat: “There's all vowels left…”
Dumb ass says ”w”????????♀️ #WheelOfFortune
— Public Enemy #⃣1⃣✌???? (@Plez_CHill) April 5, 2019
The world of Wheel of Fortune fans collectively facepalmed.
Briefly tuned into #WheelofFortune for a laugh…and once again America didn’t disappoint.
Pat: There are only vowels left
Me: through my tears of laughter, maybe he meant UU?
— Jeff Redfern (@jtreddog) April 5, 2019
Shout out to Reggie who ignored trashman pat sajak on wheel of fortune. YOU THE MAN REGGIE
— A Little Fat Girl™ (@a_littlefatgirl) April 5, 2019
— Angelica Whisenant (@CarolinaAngel82) April 5, 2019
Pat was particularly disappointed in Reggie.
Turns on Wheel of Fortune
“There are only vowels left, Reggie”
Reggie: “W!” pic.twitter.com/PoVJBoNlYr
— Lanyi ???? (@_hamdog_) April 5, 2019
Forget the fact that Reggie momentarily forgot what a vowel was, I want to know what he was trying to spell.
Never change Wheel of Fortune, never change. pic.twitter.com/ubYdBIqeD5
— Simone Scott (@Simone_Scott) April 5, 2019
The next woman to guess, moments after Reggie, correctly identified the solution as “Treasure Chest,” winning $24,000.
— Wheel Watcher (@wheelwatcha) April 5, 2019
Guy on Wheel of Fortune just guessed a W after Sajak said there’s only vowels left. Next lady solved and got $24,000.
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) April 5, 2019
Don’t worry, Reggie…at least you’re in good company!
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) March 9, 2019
Want to see if you’d do better in the heat of the moment? Host a game night with your friends with your very own Wheel of Fortune board game!