It’s been quite an entertaining few weeks on Wheel of Fortune.
First, we witnessed a contestant pull a rabbit out of a hat with this miraculous guess, and now we have the other side of the coin.
During Wheel‘s special College Week last Friday, Indiana University freshman Julian Batts managed to snag all the letters in the puzzle “Mythological Hero Achilles,” but there was a slight problem – he pronounced the Greek hero as “A-chill-ess.” Host Pat Sajak was forced to move on to the next competitor, who spit it out correctly, and Batts lost out on his bid for an extra $1 million off the board.
Oh, that’s not all, folks. He screwed up two other puzzles: one that was “The World’s Fastest Man” and another that the young man thought was “On-The-Spot Dicespin,” but was actually “On-The-Spot Decision.”
Frankly, this makes us weep for the future. However, he did manage to redeem himself a little in the end by making it to the bonus round, beating the other two young women on the panel.