Alex Trebek has been known to be a stickler on the game show Jeopardy, just a few weeks ago a contestant lost $3200 for saying “gangster” instead of “gangsta.” But I didn’t know that Pat Sajak was so savage as well.
On the April 9th showing of Wheel of Fortune, one lucky player was about to win $7100 and a trip, all he had to do was solve the puzzle. And it looked easy too, “Flamenco Dance Lessons” with only several letters left. Maybe it was the nerves, or maybe just a slip of the tongue…but instead of the correct answer the man shouted “Flamingo Dance Lessons.”
Someone like me might say we all knew what he meant, but not Pat…“It was unintentional but you have to kind of go by the rules. So the story stands as it is.”