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Wheel of Fortune player risks losing on final puzzle to send sweet message to kids as Pat Sajak calls him ‘sneaky’

Wheel of Fortune player risks losing on final puzzle to send sweet message to kids as Pat Sajak calls him ‘sneaky’

A Wheel of Fortune contestant risks losing the final puzzle in the game to send a sweet message to his kids on-air as host Pat Sajak calls him “sneaky.”

During a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune, game show competitor Bradley almost ran out the clock as he gave his children a shout-out before he answered the question.

ABCWheel of Fortune player Bradley risked losing final puzzle to send a message to his kids[/caption]

ABCThe game show’s host Pat Sajak called Bradley ‘pretty sneaky’ for the move[/caption]

Bradley made it to the last round and was given a rather easy word phrase to guess for his final puzzle.

Pat, 76, gave him a 4-word phrase and started him off with the letters “R, S, T, L, N, and E.”

However, the game show anchor had Bradley choose “three consonants and a vowel.”

His consonants of choice were “H, P, and C,” and his vowel of choice was “A.”

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Bradley’s choice yielded him a nearly complete phrase when all the letters were placed on the board.

The phrase on the board was: “Happy to hear that,” however, the “y” in happy and “o” in to was missing.

Pat emphasizing that he only had “ten seconds” on the clock to solve seemed not to phase Bradley.

Bradley took a few seconds to name all of his children and tell them that he “loved” them before he answered: “Happy to hear that,” which was the correct phrase.

Pat called him out as being “pretty sneaky,” given that he slipped in a shout-out before answering.


Bradley seemed to have easy competition during his appearance on Wheel of Fortune.

His competitor, Whitney, guessed ‘International Gate Line’ instead of ‘International Date Line,’ leaving fans quaking in frustration online.

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 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 also disappointing, implying he didn’t know the accepted midway point of the globe either.


“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.

ABCBradley was given the 4-word phrase ‘Happy to Hear That’ to solve[/caption]

ABCPat emphasized that Bradley only had ‘ten seconds’ to solve the puzzle[/caption]

ABCBradley gave a shout to his kids and solved the puzzle correctly within a few seconds[/caption]

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