‘Wheel of Fortune’ Got Called Out for Its ‘Evil’ and ‘Dangerous’ Puzzle

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Sometimes TV shows like to get in the spirit of the holidays and air episodes that relate to the particular holiday. For example, there might be Christmas-related episodes in December and Halloween-related episodes in October.

In late October, during the week of Halloween, the game show “Wheel of Fortune” decided to create some puzzles that were related to the spooky holiday. One puzzle in particular created quite a lot of fuss on Twitter and actually seemed to scare certain viewers.

During the show, host Pat Sajak announced a puzzle under the “Movie Quote” category. Contestant Jordan Costa solved the puzzle. There were only two letters missing, and he knew what they were. He correctly read the word “Candyman” four times.

Sajak clarified for viewers that the quote is from the movie “Candyman,” and then he said, “And I said it a fifth time which means he appears. Isn’t that the way it works?”

With a huge smile on his face, Costa quickly responded, “Absolutely, we should be terrified. Maybe he’s under the wheel.”

In case you don’t know, in the “Candyman” film franchise, the story goes that if you say “Candyman” 5 times in the mirror Candyman will appear and kill you. It’s important to keep in mind that this is fiction and a made up character.

Some viewers didn’t find the puzzle funny. Instead, they found it scary and inappropriate.

Yet, other viewers thought the puzzle was timely and showed that the show had a great sense of humor.

We’re sure Costa thought the puzzle was perfect. After all, he was able to correctly solve it and win $25,800.

Do you think “Wheel of Fortune” went too far with their “Candyman” puzzle?