WHEEL of Fortune host Pat Sajak has snapped at a contestant after numerous incorrect guesses in a head-turning TV moment.
During Friday’s Triple Toss-Up the contestants attempted to finish the phrase under the category, “What are you doing?”
The first puzzle had only revealed two letters when partnering contestants Debbie and her granddaughter Sarah rang in to complete the term.
Debbie answered: “Taking a nap,” to which Pat replied, “No… no,” and allowed the puzzle to continue to fill out for the other players.
Contestants Gloria and her grandson Isaiah correctly answered: “Hailing a cab,” a few moments later.
Pat teased: “I like the ‘Taking a nap’ one better,” before prompting the next puzzle to begin.
Debbie again jumped the gun, buzzing in and guessing: “Catching a fish,” even though her granddaughter seemed to be aware that the answer was wrong in the moments before her partner spoke them.
Pat quizzically answered: “No?” before cheekily adding, “Something to do when you get up from your nap.”
Gloria and Isaiah would again finish the phrase correctly.
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AT IT AGAIN
True to form, Debbie and Sarah were the first to buzz in to answer the final Triple Toss-Up puzzle.
Debbie couldn’t help but laugh herself as she incorrectly guessed: “Catching an Uber.”
In response to the third off-the-mark answer, Pat asked: “Why are you bothering,” before encouraging the other players to ring in with their answers.
Near the end of the episode, Pat tried to smooth things over when he told Debbie: “I don’t care what happened I could listen to you solve Toss-Ups all night long.”
STOP RIGHT THERE
Earlier this month, Pat stopped Wheel Of Fortune contestant Justin in his tracks as he attempted to solve a puzzle.
Justin tried to figure out the missing letters in the category “Things,” but things didn’t go as planned.
Kicking off the show with a Toss-Up puzzle on Friday’s episode, Pat said: “And it’s Justin, who just got in there,” as he rang his buzzer first.
Unfortunately, Justin opened his mouth but seemed unable to say the correct answer.
When the player stuttered, the TV star scolded: “I’m going to stop you, Justin,” after the buzzer went off indicating time was up as Justin looked away awkwardly.
Even contestant Tanino waved his hand to stop Justin from speaking- eventually- Diana was able to correctly solve the puzzle.
‘I NEED A MIRACLE’
This is not the first time the longtime TV personality had an awkward moment with a player.
Recently, player Fred Jackson hoped to add another victory during the bonus round.
After the drama teacher picked “Phrase” as his final category, the letters were left out from the puzzle: “T_ME FOR _N _ _ _ R _ _ E.”
Fred appeared stumped and let out a heavy sigh.
Pat told the audience: “I think he was thinking it might be something else.”
Fred agreed and said: “Yeah.”
Pat continued: “Alright, you just have to shift gears now and think about this. It’s a phrase.
“You have ten seconds. Good luck.”
Fred guessed: “Time for an abridge… Time for an unride.”
With the clock ticking away, Fred threw out a prayer: “Time for a miracle.
“Yeah, I need a miracle.”
The correct answer ended up: “Time for an upgrade.”
Pat asked: “So what did you think it was when you were looking at it?”
Fred answered: “Time for an encore. But that’s not it.”
Pat sympathized: “I know. You get something in your head, and it’s hard to shake.”
ROUGHHOUSING GONE TOO FAR?
After Pat revealed Fred lost about $45,000, the angry contestant seemed like he was going to throw up his arms.
Pat upset Fred even more and mockingly said: “You better go out of here without any fisticuffs.”
Fred raised his clenched fists as if he wanted to use Pat as his punching bag.
The TV personality lifted his hands in an attempt to block a punch.
After the two started laughing, Fred finally smiled and blew a kiss at co-host Vanna White, 66.
Fred returned for Fan Favorites Week because he memorably tussled with the game show legend in March.
During the program, Pat rushed over and put the part-time wrestler in a chokehold.