A CONTESTANT on Wheel of Fortune has made a truly baffling wrong guess with were just two letters missing in the puzzle.
Whitney guessed ‘International Gate Line’ instead of ‘International Date Line’ leaving fans quaking in frustration online.
ABCWhitney rang in to solve a Wheel of Fortune puzzle[/caption]
ABC‘International Gate Line’ she announced, leaving viewers in pain[/caption]
The professional math coach from Memphis, Tennessee had amassed $6500 and with some correct letters when she decided to make the unfortunately out-there guess.
The Wheel of Fortune puzzle was under the category “On The Map,” so it was entailing something geographic.
Whitney tried to solve it by announcing: “International gate line!”
“No I’m sorry, that’s not right,” a sullen Pat Sajak, 76, ruled.
“Bradley it’s your turn.” the host added.
The next contestant then decided to spin instead of solve and went straight into a bankrupt, and the third player was quick to guess a “D” then solving it correctly.
Whitney did not make it to the end of the episode, part of the week-long “Around the World” Special – and fans were pretty stunned by her thought process.
That being said, the next player choosing to spin instead of solve was a disappointing choice as well implying he didn’t know the accepted midway point of the globe either.
‘DID SHE REALLY SAY THAT?’
“Surprised and disappointed the contestants had such a hard time with ‘International Date Line.’ They were only missing the D and one other letter,” one fan tweeted.
“The f*** is a international gate line?” asked another.
“International Gate Line. LMAO!! I’d be mortified,” wrote a third.
“Did she really say ‘International Gate Line’? Like she was at the airport?” wondered a fourth.
A fifth shamelessly piled on: “How do you not know what the international date line is? The fact that at least two of them have apparently never heard of the International Date Line gives me a headache.
“Giving Bradley the benefit of the doubt and thinking he was trying to spin for the big dollar amount or a prize.”
The international date line (IDL) is an imaginary line that runs along the earth’s surface from the North Pole to the South Pole in the Pacific Ocean.
When one crosses it, they either gain or lose a day.
Last week, Micki from Louisiana felt the heat from fans after a similarly rough guess.
Under the category “Thing” she was picking up wedges for each correct letter and wound up with a million dollar wedge, a wild card, the XL wedge, and a chance to go to Croatia.
It was nearly solved for “A Roaring Fire In The Fireplace” with every single letter on the board in except for three letters in “Fire__a_e.”
She then shockingly guessed an “S”
The incorrect buzzer sound went off and Micki slumped into the wheel, looking immediately regretful.
The in-studio audience gasped and an understandably jolted Pat said: “Yeah you got the reaction, no ‘S.’”
One viewer tweeted: “The Million Dollar Wedge, the Wild Card, the XL wedge, AND a chance to get Croatia, but couldn’t get ‘Fireplace.’ I’d never want to leave the house ever again!”
And the week before, Angie Gautney, a teacher from North DeLand, Florida, was two letters away from another $7300.
She then made a baffling guess that went viral online.
She just had to fill in the remaining letters on a “Food and Drink” category puzzle that already spelled out “Warm toasted ba_els with lo_ and cream cheese.”
Angie correctly guessed the incomplete first word to be “bagels” but then guessed that the second was “low” instead of “lox,” as in the beloved east coast topping of salmon on a bagel.
“I’m gonna try to solve!” she said.
“Warm toasted bagels with low and cream cheese,” Angie shockingly announced.
“No, I’m sorry,” host Pat ruled – Another contestant Nina then quickly guessed an “X” and solved “Warm toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese.”
“Yeah, that’s a much better estimate” Pat joked.
“I think every Long Islander screamed in pain after hearing this guess,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Omg on Wheel of Fortune someone just guessed warm toasted bagels with LOW and cream cheese instead of lox that is so embarrassing I would never show my face again,” wrote another.
ABCFans were ‘surprised and disappointed – also shocking was how the next contestant spun instead of solved too, so he also seemingly didn’t know it[/caption]
Recently a Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed an ‘S’ at this point in a pretty obvious puzzleABCAnd last week as well, a contestant went viral for guessing ‘low’ instead of ‘lox’[/caption]