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Offline blozier2006

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2021, 09:03:04 AM »
I don't know why there has never been "Wheel of Fortune Live!"
There was, back in the 1990s.

https://wheeloffortunehistory.fandom.com/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune_-_Live!

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2021, 04:02:13 PM »
I really hope nobody watched tonight's episode....I saw it and ugh...

QUIRKY HUMOR, and it was the $100K. Why do they even bother to have the bonus round anymore if they can't afford more than one $39K or cheap car win a week?

How can Wheel be this overbudget when the biggest winner we've had this season so far was the lady who won ~$82K on the season premiere? And I believe all the Bonus Round wins so far have been $39K or the car, with only one $45K.

Someone lost the $100K on last weekend's Celebrity Wheel too.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2021, 05:15:34 PM »
they start with a short budget to begin with, imo, with it being SONY (and the fact that it's always second fiddle to Jeopardy)

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2021, 05:44:14 PM »
With this being the Secret Santa sweepstakes, there’s usually a higher chance of a cash amount being hit. I feel for that Spin ID who missed out on $100,000.

There was, back in the 1990s.

https://wheeloffortunehistory.fandom.com/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune_-_Live!

What other sources are there aside from an ambiguous wiki link?

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2021, 06:08:32 PM »
Here's a WOF Live T Shirt on eBay. That's the same logo they used for the handheld game by Tiger.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/313633717035?hash=item490606bb2b:g:v6UAAOSwFTVhErQA

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2021, 11:49:38 PM »
I've always been wondering: do any of you know the prize breakdown of the bonus wheel? I suspect it's 12 $39,000, two $45,000, one $50,000, one $100,000, and eight cars.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2021, 09:49:42 PM »
The breakdown has never been made officially known besides that there's one $100,000 envelope (or $1,000,000 when the million is brought to the bonus round).

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2021, 12:08:29 AM »
Well I think tonight's PERSON Bonus Round puzzle might have been the carryover puzzle which Rob avoided on the Tuesday show since PERSON was one of the choices...but we will never know.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2021, 04:00:08 AM »
The breakdown has never been made officially known besides that there's one $100,000 envelope (or $1,000,000 when the million is brought to the bonus round).
The reason for that is very simple -- because there is no set distribution. According to the official rules, the envelope distribution (aside from the top prize) is at the discretion of the producer; however, it would be safe to assume that this only applies to 21 of the 24 envelopes, given that the presence of the $[season],000 gimmick and the weekly car requires one of each to be present at minimum.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2021, 02:40:18 PM »
The reason for that is very simple -- because there is no set distribution. According to the official rules, the envelope distribution (aside from the top prize) is at the discretion of the producer; however, it would be safe to assume that this only applies to 21 of the 24 envelopes, given that the presence of the $[season],000 gimmick and the weekly car requires one of each to be present at minimum.

Wouldn't that be 19 of 24?  Since there would have to be one of everything they advertise (current year, $45, $50, $100/$1Mil and Car)?  Then the remaining 19 could be duplicates of whatever in any quantities/combination?

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2021, 03:32:17 PM »
Wouldn't that be 19 of 24?  Since there would have to be one of everything they advertise (current year, $45, $50, $100/$1Mil and Car)?  Then the remaining 19 could be duplicates of whatever in any quantities/combination?

They also explicitly say on Celebrity WOF that there are four $100K's, and when they had the Home in the Bonus Wheel for that special week last season, they said there was one envelope of that, or two if they had the Home wedge (but they didn't say which of the other envelopes it would replace; the 100K was always still available).

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2021, 08:38:40 PM »
I honestly think the puzzles are computer generated. Like, they have a "word bank" and it picks a combination of those words.

The Prize Puzzles are probably computer-generated too. They're always "positive adjective + noun":

MAGNIFICENT BEACHES
AMAZING TEMPERATURES
UNBELIEVABLE INFINITY POOL

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2021, 02:42:02 AM »
Apparently I watched Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

Johnny Weir made an unfortunate mistake of picking WHAT ARE YOU DOING for Million Dollar Bonus Round (I prefer Bonus Land since Pat says it on occasion).   I have not heard of GATHERING MY WITS.   That last word gave me the fits.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2021, 11:29:14 PM »
Just watched tonight's Wheel of Fortune.   OY.   I apparently got stumped on tonight's Bonus puzzle.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 39...
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2021, 12:55:09 AM »
Apparently I watched Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

Johnny Weir made an unfortunate mistake of picking WHAT ARE YOU DOING for Million Dollar Bonus Round (I prefer Bonus Land since Pat says it on occasion).   I have not heard of GATHERING MY WITS.   That last word gave me the fits.

I stop watching CWOF after about five episodes into a season because they group all the episodes with Bonus Round wins to air first. After Melissa's million dollar win, we've only had one or two wins by airing order. It gets boring when you know that both Bonus Rounds are most likely going to be lost because it's airing late in the season.

Also I'm pretty sure I remember them doing GATHER YOUR WITS as a Phrase once.