Florida Wheel of Fortune contestant causes hilarity after getting a wrong answer to the food puzzle with the letters: ‘WARM TOASTED BA_ELS WITH LO_ AND CREAM CHEESE’
- A teacher went viral after she came up with a simple answer to Wheel of Fortune
- As a result of her gaffe, Angie Gautney was roundly mocked on Twitter
- In 2022, presenter Pat Sajak told social media to back off to fool contestants
A Wheel of Fortune contestant went viral for all the wrong reasons after she failed to solve a simple puzzle in the Food & Drink category on the long-running game show.
Florida resident Angie Gautney appeared on the March 1 episode and had already made more than $6,000 trying to solve the puzzle: “WARM TOASTED BA_ELS WITH LO_ AND CREAM CHEESE.”
“I’m going to try to solve it,” Gautney said with little confidence after guessing that there was a “B” in the puzzle. She offered: ‘WARM TOASTED BAGELS WITH LOW AND CREAM CHEESE.’ “No, not good,” said host Pat Sajak, 76, as the wrong buzzer went off.
The next contestant correctly asked to display an ‘X’. That person guessed right: “WARM TOASTED BAGELS WITH LOX AND CREAM CHEESE.”
“Yeah, that’s a much better recipe,” Sajak said when co-host Vanna White revealed the correct answer.
In a Facebook post ahead of her episode airing, Angie Gautney warned it could be embarrassing
The puzzle that Gautney just couldn’t solve
Bagels with cream cheese and lox, a piece of pickled salmon, were brought to the US from Eastern Europe by Jewish immigrants more than 100 years ago and are one of the most popular breakfast items on the East Coast.
Gautney, who works as a teacher at Stetson Baptist Christian School in North Deland, Florida, still walked away from the show with $7,300 in prize money.
She announced her appearance on the show in a Facebook post on March 1.
‘Tonight is the night! There will be a few embarrassing moments, but it was a fun experience! I wish I could do it again!’ she wrote.
Unfortunately, Gautney’s reply drew the ire and jokes from Twitter.
Understandably, Gautney’s response has provoked Twitter’s anger and jokes
‘With ‘LOW and cream cheese’….. This is a disgrace. Someone get us her @ so we can give her some LOX and cream cheese,” Bagel Boss wrote.
“Omg someone just guessed warm toasted bagels with LOW and cream cheese instead of lox, that’s so embarrassing I’d never show my face again,” said another viewer.
She said “low” I’m not kidding. Oi vey….,” said RetiredGuy999.
“The absolute verbal abuse my mom and I yelled at this lady on the wheel of fortune who didn’t know what lox #WheelOfFortune was,” another user tweeted.
Not everyone on Twitter was so much for Gautney
At least one person was sympathetic to Gautney.
“Hot Toasted Bagel with Lox and Cream Cheese” was the puzzle on the wheel of fortune. What the hell is lox?’ said Tweetin Jackleg.
“I’m from New York, so obviously I know what lox on a bagel is. I wonder if the rest of the US does too, or if that was just a rough guess?’ wondered another tweeter.
In March 2022, Pat Sajak took to Twitter to defend contestants accused of not getting simple puzzle answers correct and therefore being roundly mocked.
“It always pains me when nice people come on our show to play a game and win some money and maybe fulfill a lifelong dream, then get ridiculed online when they make a mistake or something goes wrong” , he tweeted.
Sajak said he would never mock a guest because they are “good people in a bad situation.” He tweeted that people sitting in the comfort of their homes cannot understand the pressures contestants are under.
“Maybe you’ll be there one day. And nobody wants to be trending on Twitter,” Sajak said at the end of his thread.