“Wheel of Fortune” has replaced “Jeopardy”! As the most talked about gaming show on social media after a heavy loss on Tuesday’s show left fans weeping.
In the ‘Bonus Round’ from the popular game show, contestant Charlene Robusch was playing for what turned out to be a very cool prize – a new Audi Q3 – even if she didn’t know it until after all went well. her at the same time.
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It all comes down to the finer details in the show’s rules. Charlene was facing a four-word phrase for the round, and while she came up with the correct answer in her allotted time, the problem was how to present it.
The first time, I got the last word of the phrase incorrect. She then repeated the first three words and then paused for several seconds before finally coming up with the last “word”. So she clearly knew the answer, even said all the words, but it still wasn’t enough.
“You know, it’s hard because you said all the right words, including the word ‘word’ but, you know, it has to be fairly continuous,” host Pat Sajak explained to her. “We’ll allow a short pause but not four or five seconds. I’m sorry. You did a good job getting it, but we can’t give you the prize.”
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This may be the costliest pause in game show history as Sajak then revealed that said prize was going to be the car.
The chaos caused a stir on social media immediately. In fact, some were so angry that they started threatening to boycott the show if Charlene didn’t do it right and give her the car to say the correct answer before time runs out.
As it turns out, however, “Wheel” shouldn’t bother getting it right. After discovering an incredible viral marketing opportunity for the holiday season, Audi decided to take matters into their own hands.
In response to where the rage lives, the car manufacturer tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that it will #GiveHerTheQ3, picking up the hashtag that fans have been sharing. You can see Audi’s full response below, as well as the “Wheel of Fortune” moment that blew up social media: