WHEEL of Fortune has presented a bonus round puzzle that left fans grimacing.
Even host Pat Sajak admitted he “didn’t know” the one-word term after student Sarah struggled to guess it.
The senior at Ouachita Baptist University proudly revealed she interned for a U.S. senator over the summer and won “female R.A. of the year.”
She faced Jonah – a junior at Northwestern – and Gaby – a sophomore at the University of Maryland.
The three College Week contestants donned their school crewneck sweatshirts looking excited and dressed for success.
Sarah sadly had anything but with the bonus round puzzle.
The category was “Person” and it was a one-word solve – she chose an “M,” “P” “D” and “I” which added zero letters.
With just a “T” and “ER” up there, Pat didn’t give her tough go a positive spin.
“You notice that Vanna [White] is just standing there,” he said.
“That’s never a good sign as none of the letters you chose are in the puzzle.”
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The bonus puzzle was revealed to be “Youtuber.”
Sarah had guessed “Butcher, watcher, fetcher” and lamented: “I dont know” as the 10-second timer ran out.
Pat responded to her: “Nor do I and I have the answer in my hand.”
Sarah exclaimed as the puzzle showed itself: “Youtuber,’ oh…”
Pat knocked: “Yeah, there was no way you were gonna get that.”
“I was trying to send you a B telepathically but it didn’t work.”
He opened the special prize card to reveal Sarah would have won $40K or $63K total but still went home with a smile and $23K.
Fans on Twitter did not seem to be smiling as they posted in an uproar over the puzzle.
“WTF YouTuber was the answer for the final Wheel of Fortune round?” one person wrote.
“The final puzzle on Wheel of Fortune was YouTuber. It wasn’t even on my internal list of words it could be. But my strategy to call Y is bearing out…” wrote another.
“I can’t believe YouTuber was the answer for the bonus (last) round in Wheel of Fortune. Never thought the show would use that term,” wrote an astounded third fan.
While Sarah played great all game some fans wished her competitor Gaby – who also revealed she missed only 3 questions on her SATS – had done less.
During the toss-up puzzles Gaby yelled out “Hit the snooze button” even though she didn’t ring in.
She also yelled out “Hitting the books” without ringing in either – both times the other two contestants got them after she yelled the correct responses.
“Gabby and her generosity just gives the answers to everybody. It’s always a temptation to yell,” Pat helplessly laughed.
One viewer criticized: “Am I h*gh or did I just see a @WheelofFortune contestant blurt out correct answers to two different puzzles when it wasn’t her turn?”
“Does anyone watch Wheel of Fortune? This week it’s College Week. Did you notice the lack of manners?” knocked another though when you’re that age there’s plenty of learning to go.
A third tweeted: “We are doomed.”