Wheel Of Fortune Apologizes For Fast & Furious Puzzle

    December 4, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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Wheel of Fortune and the host of the show, Pat Sajak, have issued apologies, via Twitter, for the puzzle that appeared on Monday night’s show with the answer of Fast and Furious. The puzzle aired only two days after Paul Walker’s tragic death, and the show says it was an “unfortunate coincidence” that it would air during the same week.

Sajak posted a tweet on his official Twitter page saying that he felt terrible about the timing. “Feel terrible about timing of Fast & Furious puzzle tonight,” Sajak wrote. “Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago.”

Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were killed during a fiery car crash that occurred on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California. His untimely death shocked millions, as did the puzzle on the show.

Wheel of Fortune also tweeted their apologies and their condolences to Walker’s family on their official Twitter page. “The show that included the puzzle The Fast and The Furious was taped on 10/4/13. It’s an unfortunate coincidence that it aired tonight,” the tweet read. “The hearts of everyone at Wheel of Fortune go out to the family, friends & fans of Paul Walker.”

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  • Tom

    Grow up people. Wheel is taped in advance. And I don’t see how a reference to the movie franchise that is the biggest reason that any of us know who Paul Walker was is in any way disrespectful.

  • Joachim Cendana

    It was very courteous of Wheel to apologize, but how is this “bad timing on their part?” As Pat mentioned, the episode was sent to TV stations one week before its actual airdate, so nobody on the show knew that Paul Walker’s death would happen several days later. Wheel of Fortune is in no way at fault here.