“Wheel of Fortune” just had a bad bay . . . er, day.
The game show ran into some consonant confusion Thursday when contestant Angela Evans called out a letter that was either a “B” or a “D” — it was hard to distinguish, but to some, it sounded more like a “B.” Host Pat Sajak determined that it was a “D,” and Evans went on to solve the puzzle, “DRINKING FROM A COCONUT,” on the show’s famous letter-turning board.
Fans sounded off on Twitter about the possible mistake, with one emphatic tweeter posting, “SHE SAID B!!!!! NOT D!!! She shouldn’t have won this round Pat!!! Wow” and another agreeing that she “definitely” said the letter “B.”
But the same consonant kerfuffle appeared to happen when she moved on to the next bonus round. She seemed to ask for the letters “B,” “H,” “D” and “A,” but when Sajak clarified that the third letter she asked for was “D,” she contradicted him and said it was a “B” — before correcting herself to say it was a “D.”
Social media again sounded off, with Twitter user @mfklahn throwing blame squarely at Sajak, saying, “I’m sorry does this guy not understand his letters. This is the second time!! Come on!!!”
Evans, a Marine Corps vet who was a participant during the show’s annual “Veterans Week” observance, didn’t win the bonus puzzle, but she did take home prizes worth $19,800.
The Post reached out to “Wheel of Fortune” for comment but didn’t immediately hear back.
From New York Post Media