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(Uproxx)   Contestant on Wheel of Fortune guesses the final puzzle with only two letters showing. Pretty sure Pat Sajak thinks he cheated   (uproxx.com) divider line 101
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2014-03-20 12:16:53 AM
Crazy. And on his very first guess, too.
 
2014-03-20 12:35:40 AM
What are the odds?
 
2014-03-20 12:40:38 AM
Not even the production guys could believe it. That was a really long delay in revealing the answer.
 
2014-03-20 12:57:43 AM
Ive said it before and I'll say it again: Pat Sajak is Croatian.
 
2014-03-20 12:58:15 AM
 
2014-03-20 01:16:05 AM

CruiserTwelve: I can solve that puzzle in one letter!


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-20 05:35:38 AM
Since when are they allowed to just keep blurting out answers until they get the correct one? I thought they only got one attempt.
 
2014-03-20 05:45:55 AM
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2014-03-20 05:46:32 AM

Iplaybass: Since when are they allowed to just keep blurting out answers until they get the correct one? I thought they only got one attempt.


Not in the final round. Can guess as much as time allows.
 
2014-03-20 05:57:58 AM
This guy was super-farking annoying. His guess was amazing, but holy shiat, did he need a boot to the face.
 
2014-03-20 06:15:20 AM

scottydoesntknow: Not even the production guys could believe it. That was a really long delay in revealing the answer.


When he saw there were only two letters filled in, you just know the guy was sitting back in his chair with a cup of coffee. Probably spilled it reaching for the 'light up the letters" button.
 
2014-03-20 06:27:47 AM
This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.
 
2014-03-20 06:43:30 AM

MayoSlather: This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.


My wife watched that particular round last night. At the very end Mr. Punchableface explained he looked at the unused letter board, saw the 'B' and made the connection. I guess they believed him. She said he was already very good at solving the puzzle which was noted by Mr. Sajak earlier in the program.

Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.
 
2014-03-20 06:56:45 AM
For me, "buggy" and "baby" go together because of "rubber baby buggy bumper"
 
2014-03-20 07:01:49 AM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: MayoSlather: This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.

My wife watched that particular round last night. At the very end Mr. Punchableface explained he looked at the unused letter board, saw the 'B' and made the connection. I guess they believed him. She said he was already very good at solving the puzzle which was noted by Mr. Sajak earlier in the program.

Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.


The letter B ranks pretty low in frequency of use, 19th to be exact, so logically you wouldn't give it heavy weight when trying to fill in blanks. He may have been going chronologically through the remaining letters to guess, which may have led to baby, but buggy? That is not a common term, with an uncommon letter, and to get it that quick.

I'm still calling bullshiat.
 
2014-03-20 07:14:50 AM

MayoSlather: Enormous-Schwanstucker: MayoSlather: This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.

My wife watched that particular round last night. At the very end Mr. Punchableface explained he looked at the unused letter board, saw the 'B' and made the connection. I guess they believed him. She said he was already very good at solving the puzzle which was noted by Mr. Sajak earlier in the program.

Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.

The letter B ranks pretty low in frequency of use, 19th to be exact, so logically you wouldn't give it heavy weight when trying to fill in blanks. He may have been going chronologically through the remaining letters to guess, which may have led to baby, but buggy? That is not a common term, with an uncommon letter, and to get it that quick.

I'm still calling bullshiat.


I'm calling BS too but they showed the actual board and he, whatever, he said he guessed it. My wife said it was a weird show as they were lacking phrases with multiple letters and there were lots of repeating letters. Unless he has a contact on the inside how are they going to deny this guy his fabulous cash and prizes?
 
2014-03-20 07:21:24 AM
it's SUPERMAN!
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2014-03-20 07:41:15 AM

MayoSlather: Enormous-Schwanstucker: MayoSlather: This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.

My wife watched that particular round last night. At the very end Mr. Punchableface explained he looked at the unused letter board, saw the 'B' and made the connection. I guess they believed him. She said he was already very good at solving the puzzle which was noted by Mr. Sajak earlier in the program.

Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.

The letter B ranks pretty low in frequency of use, 19th to be exact, so logically you wouldn't give it heavy weight when trying to fill in blanks. He may have been going chronologically through the remaining letters to guess, which may have led to baby, but buggy? That is not a common term, with an uncommon letter, and to get it that quick.

I'm still calling bullshiat.


They often have repeating letters in the final puzzle so people lose if they don't guess them. Other than from scrabble points, I wouldn't have guessed B was that low, and it ranks higher in the mind because its earlier in the alphabet. Especially when you have a boar of unused letters and are quickly trying to find any words that fit
 
2014-03-20 07:42:17 AM

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Wouldn't the Family Guy parody be more apt?
 
2014-03-20 07:42:23 AM
Well, you know it has all letters that you DIDN'T pick, plus three, four, five letters. It's a thing and all the words have to be related somehow. I bet it could happen more than once in a blue moon if there was like, 120 seconds instead of 10.


Especially if you watch every episode and see a pattern in the way the game comes up with its puzzles
 
2014-03-20 07:49:00 AM
If the guy knew the answer, wouldn't he try to make it a little less suspicious, maybe actually guess one of the right letters?

It's odd, but I doubt he cheated.
 
2014-03-20 07:53:52 AM
Don't know since I stopped watching TFG when it got tired
 
2014-03-20 07:55:09 AM
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2014-03-20 08:03:00 AM

robohobo: This guy was super-farking annoying. His guess was amazing, but holy shiat, did he need a boot to the face.


God yes. I was rooting for the teacherish lady.
 
2014-03-20 08:06:15 AM
I always thought they must have a rule where if you passed the audition exam, you couldn't be on the show -- that their ratings angle was having contestants who made their viewers feel smart by comparison. I once saw a contestant guess the puzzle wrong even after all the letters were revealed.
 
2014-03-20 08:08:16 AM
If he went alphabetically after he guessed his initial letters, "baby" is not a surprising choice and "new" was pretty much a given. Once he came across "baby" he figured might as well guess something with that in there. A similar scan would come to "buggy", especially if he's familiar with "rubber baby buggy bumpers" (and by the looks of him he is) where that association would automatically come up. Considering only this strategy it's a reasonable first guess and since you get as many as you can and only 10 seconds, you better yell them out as they come, if any do at all. Occasionally I see people blank and not guess anything. Most contestants on there are morons.
 
2014-03-20 08:16:22 AM
Nguyening
 
2014-03-20 08:16:59 AM
I once guessed a Title (sitting at home, not as an actual contestant) before a single letter was revealed, just from the numbers of blank letters and spaces.

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It was "INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM".
 
2014-03-20 08:19:50 AM

IwasKloot: If he went alphabetically after he guessed his initial letters, "baby" is not a surprising choice and "new" was pretty much a given. Once he came across "baby" he figured might as well guess something with that in there. A similar scan would come to "buggy", especially if he's familiar with "rubber baby buggy bumpers"


Yeah, he probably started with the alphabet and would have kept going if it hadn't started with a B

"New baby... Uh, new carp.... Uh, new dump...."
 
2014-03-20 08:23:02 AM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.


What's more baffling is after he INSTANTLY pulled the correct answer out of thin air, he stumbled around without offering ONE more guess. It's almost as if he was knocked off balance when they didn't light up what he knew the correct answer was...
 
2014-03-20 08:31:07 AM

Dawg47: MayoSlather: Enormous-Schwanstucker: MayoSlather: This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.

My wife watched that particular round last night. At the very end Mr. Punchableface explained he looked at the unused letter board, saw the 'B' and made the connection. I guess they believed him. She said he was already very good at solving the puzzle which was noted by Mr. Sajak earlier in the program.

Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.

The letter B ranks pretty low in frequency of use, 19th to be exact, so logically you wouldn't give it heavy weight when trying to fill in blanks. He may have been going chronologically through the remaining letters to guess, which may have led to baby, but buggy? That is not a common term, with an uncommon letter, and to get it that quick.

I'm still calling bullshiat.

They often have repeating letters in the final puzzle so people lose if they don't guess them. Other than from scrabble points, I wouldn't have guessed B was that low, and it ranks higher in the mind because its earlier in the alphabet. Especially when you have a boar of unused letters and are quickly trying to find any words that fit


Yep but we paused and went back through the show and the puzzles were different. Lots of repeating, lesser letters, few vowels too. It gave some of the other contestants fits but Mr. Punchableface seemed to solve them very well.
 
2014-03-20 08:34:45 AM
He also had a little more than 10 seconds to work on the puzzle. He may have had words already in his mind therefore guessing the letters he did. He had about another 15 seconds while Sajak was giving instructions before the time started. So I timed almost 30 seconds before the clock started running.
 
2014-03-20 08:40:29 AM
I guessed "New Jack Swing".
 
2014-03-20 08:45:01 AM
Given enough time, even the most unlikely events will occur. Here is one of them.
 
2014-03-20 08:46:50 AM

scottydoesntknow: Not even the production guys could believe it. That was a really long delay in revealing the answer.


Took them that long to type it in before they revealed it.
 
2014-03-20 08:49:04 AM

LoneVVolf: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.

What's more baffling is after he INSTANTLY pulled the correct answer out of thin air, he stumbled around without offering ONE more guess. It's almost as if he was knocked off balance when they didn't light up what he knew the correct answer was...


WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!
 
2014-03-20 08:52:35 AM

Zap_Rowsdower: LoneVVolf: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.

What's more baffling is after he INSTANTLY pulled the correct answer out of thin air, he stumbled around without offering ONE more guess. It's almost as if he was knocked off balance when they didn't light up what he knew the correct answer was...

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!


It's a conspiracy of the marginally brown skinned people...the damn asiatics!
 
2014-03-20 08:54:58 AM

Poot beer: Given enough time, even the most unlikely events will occur. Here is one of them.


This. For the nerds expressing impossible cheat, it's still quite possible. How many times have you been correct on a random "what am I thinking" question from a friend?
 
2014-03-20 09:03:35 AM

MayoSlather: Enormous-Schwanstucker: MayoSlather: This seems highly unlikely. New baby buggy isn't exactly a term at the forefront of the average person's mind, and the word "new" alone in no way alludes to baby buggy.

Although if you somehow had access to the answer wouldn't you make it a plausible victory? Then again since they shoot several of these shows at once maybe he saw several possible final puzzles so he didn't recall it initially.

I'm calling bullshiat here.

My wife watched that particular round last night. At the very end Mr. Punchableface explained he looked at the unused letter board, saw the 'B' and made the connection. I guess they believed him. She said he was already very good at solving the puzzle which was noted by Mr. Sajak earlier in the program.

Still, it was baffling to watch the delay when he guessed it in two seconds and they waited for almost five to acknowledge it.

The letter B ranks pretty low in frequency of use, 19th to be exact, so logically you wouldn't give it heavy weight when trying to fill in blanks. He may have been going chronologically through the remaining letters to guess, which may have led to baby, but buggy? That is not a common term, with an uncommon letter, and to get it that quick.

I'm still calling bullshiat.


In parts of North Carolina, shopping carts are called buggy's.
 
2014-03-20 09:08:16 AM

Fano: Poot beer: Given enough time, even the most unlikely events will occur. Here is one of them.

This. For the nerds expressing impossible cheat, it's still quite possible. How many times have you been correct on a random "what am I thinking" question from a friend?


Psh, I have a system for this!

If the person is ________ then they're thinking ____________
If the person is a heterosexual male then they're thinking there is someone in this room they would like to have sex with.
If the person is a heterosexual female then they're thinking they do not want to have sex with me.
If they're a toaster, they're thinking I should withdraw my member from their toaster slot.

I win every time.
 
2014-03-20 09:13:00 AM

LZeitgeist: I once guessed a Title (sitting at home, not as an actual contestant) before a single letter was revealed, just from the numbers of blank letters and spaces.

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It was "INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM".


I did the same thing once with fellow dittyboppers while we had no targets up.  We were playing hangman, and this was the clue:

Movie

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Obviously, it had to be "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest".

Got it without having to guess a single letter.
 
2014-03-20 09:27:50 AM
When they taped in South Florida, had one-on-one interviews with Sajak and White. He was a total douche who acted like he wanted to be anywhere else, she was pretty nice (and a babe). Also interviewed Chuck Woolery, but that's for another thread.....
 
2014-03-20 09:39:39 AM
Wheel is one of those shows where the more you win, the harder they make it, and if you're a particulalry good players that's already stretching their prize budget for that episode, they will make the final puzzle damn near impossible to win. In this case the puzzle had three essential letters "G" "B" and "Y" that are all amongst the least likely to be chosen since they aren't common letters. I've seen other episodes where the puzzle is like "Oak Bureau" or "Choir Practice", so it's definitely a strategy the producers use to screw with the really good players.
 
2014-03-20 09:51:46 AM

Uranus Megahertz: He also had a little more than 10 seconds to work on the puzzle. He may have had words already in his mind therefore guessing the letters he did. He had about another 15 seconds while Sajak was giving instructions before the time started. So I timed almost 30 seconds before the clock started running.


Yup. This also happens like every episode--Sajak easily gives each contestant a good 10 seconds of extra time to look at the puzzle before time "officially" starts.
 
2014-03-20 09:53:29 AM

robohobo: This guy was super-farking annoying. His guess was amazing, but holy shiat, did he need a boot to the face.


What's wrong with you? Seriously.
 
2014-03-20 10:04:30 AM
dnrtfa
is this the episode with the annoying asian karaoke guy, the wide-mouth-bass special ed teacher lady, and...ummm...i forget what the other not-so-annoying lady did...?

i got thru the 1st 2 buzz-in solves and the intros...that was all i could take, turned the channel. but that asian dude was freaky fast with the 2nd buzz-in puzzle.

as for conspiracy? i honestly couldn't care less. he's either a really good guesser, some savant-type puzzle solver, or had someone feeding him the answers. what does it matter to me which of these is true?
 
2014-03-20 10:05:22 AM
cdn.uproxx.com
When did Pat Sajak morph into a Sid & Marty Kroft puppet of himself?
 
2014-03-20 10:06:03 AM
Is it a new rule that male contestants on the show must be gay?
NTTAWWT
 
2014-03-20 10:10:22 AM
I never watch WOF, but caught this one minute snippet last night by chance.  Anyone crying foul is an idiot.  If it was a cheat, they would cheat better.  First guess?  Never.  A good cheat would have made a show of it.  Though improbable, it is far from impossible.

//I was thinking New York something, but I wasn't really paying that much attention.
 
2014-03-20 10:10:30 AM

lostcat: robohobo: This guy was super-farking annoying. His guess was amazing, but holy shiat, did he need a boot to the face.

What's wrong with you? Seriously.


Must be an Australian Farker, so no worries mate...


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