Audiences of the popular TV quiz show, Wheel of Fortune, were used to seeing an air of competitiveness quickly arise between its contestants. After all, quiz shows are unlike other TV shows in terms of intensity, and the need for each participant to keep sharp and gain an edge over the others is paramount.
So when this contestant exhibited behavior that was so unexpected in the final speed round, where things are supposed to heat up, perplexed viewers just couldn’t figure out what she was up to. They could not believe she would conduct herself in such a manner. It was only after some time that fans finally guessed the motive behind her unusual actions.
The Wheel of Fortune producers wanted to do something unique to honor American veterans. While it’s had a phenomenal run, starting way back in 1975 as a daytime series on NBC, not everybody gets the chance to join the popular TV quiz show. So the producers wanted to extend the coveted opportunity to returned servicemen and women as part of Veterans Week, 2015.
The stage was set, and the show would have a military theme. The week’s episodes would be comprised of active and former combatants, as guests competing against each other for fun.