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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2022, 01:00:02 PM »
And when Pat tries it out, it inevitably won't work!
(can they do that? have a letter "lit up" but not "touchable"?)

That has been possible for years now, based on this clip from 2015:
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2022, 09:46:33 PM »
Here's some more about the new puzzleboard. Of note is the transition from graphics to the puzzleboard... at first glance, I thought the "blocks" were actually trilons! (would have been a nice throwback)


edit: Also looks like they simplified the "marble" texture on the blanks.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2022, 12:04:17 AM »
We just had the first two uses of the special XL wedge in the main game. It couldn't be taken to the Bonus Round, but two contestants were able to call a letter for the top dollar value. It was also a close game by the time we got to the Final Spin.

Unfortunately, we also had our first $100,000 loss...though in my opinion, it didn't sting quite as much this week when there are more chances for a big win. Three more days to go in the first week!
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2022, 12:37:36 AM »
Oh tonight's episode HURT.   And she had to forfeit the Wild Card to the Bankrupt.   Another OUCH.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2022, 10:58:01 AM »
XL now comes into play in the Bonus Round with a bonus $40K! Even better, I think the contestant knew the answer to the bonus puzzle before picking his letters. :P
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2022, 11:52:48 PM »
XL now comes into play in the Bonus Round with a bonus $40K! Even better, I think the contestant knew the answer to the bonus puzzle before picking his letters. :P

He picked the right category, thinking PERSON and THING had the harder puzzles.   Even I had no problem with that puzzle too.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2022, 01:00:24 AM »
XL now comes into play in the Bonus Round with a bonus $40K! Even better, I think the contestant knew the answer to the bonus puzzle before picking his letters. :P

It’s bizarre to see a $120,000+ winner without any confetti.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2022, 12:37:17 AM »
It was a good first week with a lot of winning this week, despite a tragic second episode in Bonus Land.

I really thought Brooke was doomed when he picked WHAT ARE YOU DOING for Bonus Land Friday.   That is a category I would NOT pick if it was a choice.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2022, 09:07:39 PM »
If tonight's winner Tanino's name sound familiar to some people (me included), he was contestant on the 4th week of "The $25,000 Pyramid" in 1982 with Betty White.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2022, 11:29:27 PM »
I'm wondering right now: the tough puzzles in Bonus Land have gotten solved by some sharp contestants this season.   I'm in awe on what's happening right now.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2022, 11:37:34 PM »
Tough puzzles indeed. I only got one of the three puzzles so far this week.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2022, 12:13:07 AM »
Tough puzzles indeed. I only got one of the three puzzles so far this week.

I actually got today's puzzle...on one of my favorite categories in Bonus Land.   Sadly enough to say I did NOT get Brooke's puzzle last Friday.

The last few Bonus puzzles, I've been noticing you needed to be letter perfect in the consonants.   YIKES!!!!

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2022, 12:30:33 AM »
Looking at tonight's Bonus Puzzle, from my honest opinion, it was a bad choice the hard way.   The second word was very tough.   Methinks they are putting the more difficult puzzles in.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2022, 11:26:13 PM »
Interesting Celebrity Wheel of Fortune tonight.   Enough said.

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Season 40 (and Celebrity S3) Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2022, 07:33:39 PM »
"What Are You Doing" claims its 1st victim of the season. Pat saying "They had a great night", DOES NOT change the fact that the $100,000 or the Million was landed on.