After what some referred to as the “worst two minute stretch in Wheel of Fortune historical past,” host Pat Sajak got here to the protection of his contestants on social media.
CULVER CITY, Calif. — To many watching from residence, Tuesday night time’s ‘Wheel of Fortune’ puzzle — “One other feather _n yo_r _a_” — was a no brainer. However when contestants struggled to unravel it, the ensuing social media storm led the host to talk out.
One contestant guessed “One other feather in your hat,” “One other feather in your lap”, and “One other feather in your map” — all incorrect. The following contestant repeatedly guessed the fallacious consonant, then spun bankrupt.
Lastly, a contestant who had spun Bankrupt twice solved the puzzle with “One other feather in your cap.”
The clip went viral, with some on Twitter declaring it irritating and even “the worst two minute stretch in Wheel of Fortune historical past”.
It went far sufficient that host Pat Sajak himself defended the contestants.
“It all the time pains me when good individuals come on our present to play a recreation and win some cash and possibly fulfill a lifelong dream, and are then topic to on-line ridicule once they make a mistake or one thing goes awry,” Sajak wrote on Twitter.
Sajak mentioned some puzzles are simple to unravel from the consolation of residence, but it surely’s a special story within the studio.
“Now think about you’re on nationwide TV, and also you’re abruptly thrown a curve and you start getting frightened about wanting silly, and if the feather isn’t in your hat, the place the heck can or not it’s? You begin flailing away searching for alternate options slightly than synonyms for ‘hat.'”
Sajak mentioned the puzzle was entertaining and there is nothing fallacious with good-natured laughter — “However have a bit of coronary heart.”
“In spite of everything, chances are you’ll be there in the future,” the host concluded. “And nobody needs to be trending on Twitter.”