Wheel of Fortune hosted Veterans Week, in November 2015. All of the contestants were heroic U.S. vets. Nura Fountano took the lead as the game went into its final round.
The winning phrase was “Following Footprints,” and the missing letters soon became obvious to everyone. Everyone but Nura, she kept yelling out the letter “Z,” and at one point she didn’t even offer a letter at all.
The host, Pat Sajak and her fellow contestants became visibly confused. Nura had done so well up until the final round that she ended up advancing. But before they went to commercial break, Pat approached Nura. “You called some unusual letters in that round,” he said to her.” “That’s what I saw,” she responded.
“Well, that was an unsatisfactory answer… but she’s not under oath,” Pat said.
The clip went viral because the consensus is that Nura was trying to lose the final round on purpose. Viewers think that she in fact, knew the answer, but was trying to let her fellow veteran win more cash.
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