Did 'Wheel of Fortune' judges act unfairly?
Contestant mispronounces word and loses $1 million shot
Sometimes, how you say something is all that matters.
This certainly was the case when Paul Atkinson, a bow-tie clad firefighter and beer brewer from Oregon, competed on "Wheel of Fortune" Tuesday night. After spinning the wheel and grabbing a $1 million placard, Atkinson attempted to solve the puzzle and claim his jackpot. But instead of saying "Corner curio cabinet," he said "Corner curo cabinet" and lost. Yikes!
Check out the the video for yourself:
As you can see, Atkinson clearly flubbed the pronunciation of "curio." But the question is, were the "Wheel of Fortune" judges too harsh? If they were, they were no meaner than the "Jeopardy" judges who penalized a 12-year-old Connecticut boy for misspelling "emancipation" last month.
"Wheel of Fortune" airs weekdays in syndication. Check your local listings.
We all have words we don't say right, there's words the judges can't say right either, not fair they just don't want to give the money shame on them.
million dollars, he's a fire fighter risking his life daily!
I liked the flub where the puzzle read.......
The guy asked for an "N" and Pat Sajak had a funny look on his face.
The phrase was Clam Digger