Thursday’s “Wheel of Fortune” episode had fans livid when Pat Sajak appeared to make a mistake that led a contestant to winning a round.
According to Yahoo, when U.S. Marine Corps vet Angela Evans took the stage for the special “Veteran Week” celebration of the show, she guessed a letter that wasn’t present in the puzzle she was attempting to solve.
Fortunately for her, Sajak misheard her, and gave her a winning letter. Evans, in an attempt to solve the phrase “DRINKING FROM A COCONUT,” guessed the letter “B.” Sajak understood “D,” and gave her a free missing letter from the phrase.
She was then able to solve the phrase.
As she advanced to the bonus round, the same confusion seemed to take place again. She guessed the letters “B-H-D,” which were once again misheard by Sajak. “By the way, the third consonant was a D – Is that what you said? B-H-D?,” he tried to clarify.
The miscommunications were eventually sorted out, but not without angering some fans in the process. “Wheel of Fortune” aficionados and their angry thumbs took to Twitter immediately following the episode to voice their frustrations.
Evans did not solve the bonus puzzle, but did go home with $19,800 worth of prizes.