Fans of Wheel of Fortune are calling for a rule change after a contestant solved a puzzle but actually lost on a minor technicality.
The contestant, David, went to solve the puzzle by saying, “Sole,” “Flounder,” “Cod” and “Catfish,” but he wasn’t supposed to say the word “and” because it didn’t appear on the board. Hos Pat Sajak said that wasn’t correct and moved on to the next contestant.
He explained later, “David did that thing that’s so easy to do. He added an ‘and.'”
— solar noon enthusiast (@slashkevin) March 31, 2021
Many fans are now calling on the show to change the rule.
They need to fix that freakin’ “and” rule for #WheelOfFortune crossword puzzles. Come on.
— MitchO (@MitchO) March 31, 2021
There’s nothing colder than @WheelofFortune dinging folks for adding the “and” when solving crossword puzzles
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) March 31, 2021
Another contestant losing out on money because they said AND on the crossword puzzle. @WheelofFortune just change the dumbest rule ever and allow this.
— Aaron Boots (@aaronbotas) April 1, 2021