WHEEL of Fortune’s Pat Sajak poked fun at a finalist after he got emotional during the final puzzle.
During the episode, which aired March 24, Henry, who made it to the finals, dropped the ball.
Despite failing to solve the last group puzzle, Henry went into the finals with $35,000.
The contestant, wearing a red tropical shirt, was very entertaining and energetic throughout the show.
For the Wheel of Fortune bonus round, he had three categories to choose from – Phrase, Thing, and Events.
Before Pat Henry presented his options, Henry decided his puzzle category should be Phrase.
Eventually, the white squares appeared on the board and were filled in with the letters “RSTLNE.” Henry then chose “HMDA” for his letter choices.
Though Henry looked discouraged, Pat said, “Every letter you chose is actually in the puzzle.”
When all the given letters were on the board, a little less than half of the puzzle was solved.
In the allotted time, Henry only made a guess just before the time ran out. He guessed: “To have one on my side.”
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Unfortunately, the correct answer was “having you by my side”.
Because his guess was so close to the actual answer, Henry seemed extremely frustrated with himself.
When he found out he would have won the Ford if he guessed right, Henry stamped his feet behind Pat and roared.
He abruptly stops the excitement and says: “It’s fine, cool beans. Thank y’all!”
This prompted Pat to walk straight up to the camera and say, “I think he’s taking it pretty well, isn’t he?”
Then Henry can be heard yelling in the background, “I’m upset!”
LET’S GET PHYSICAL
This week Pat laid hands on a very successful contestant by putting him in a headlock on national television.
After contestant Fred got every riddle right and won the bonus round, the longtime host tackled him in an enigmatic and candid way.
After Pat fired the other contestants, it sounded weird like he was actually looking for a smackdown.
“You brute!” said Pat. “You want me to hit him for you? I can do that,” Pat said as he took Fred to the bonus round.
The four-word puzzle was nothing Fred couldn’t write down, as he got it as “His mind wanders” on his third guess.
“A clean sweep, $75,000!” the host declared as the contestant — in between showing his muscles — emotionally hugged his father.
Then, as Fred was celebrating and literally tensing up, Pat rushed over and wrapped his arm around the contestant’s back to subdue him.
Pat then put the player in a choke-hold of sorts while his father stood by and the audience gasped.
Pat was unable to get the player down and after the show returned from commercials it was just him and Vanna White.
When the show was interrupted after Pat didn’t say anything during the actual performance, Vanna told him, “I had no idea you were a wrestler.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7714508/wheel-of-fortune-pat-sajak-brutal-loss/ Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak taunts the player after he yells and stamps his feet after losing a brutal bonus round