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'Wheel Of Fortune'

We Feel TERRIBLE About Last Night's 'Fast & Furious' Puzzle

12/3/2013 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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File this one under: OOOPS.

"Wheel of Fortune" aired an episode last night that featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" ... just days after Paul Walker died ... and now the show is in full spin mode.

During the show, producers ran a crawl on the top of the screen that read, "This episode was taped a few weeks ago, prior to the tragic passing of 'The Fast and the Furious' actor Paul Walker."

After the show aired, Pat Sajak tweeted, "Feel terrible about timing of 'Fast & Furious' puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago."

Still, it's unclear why producers didn't simply pull the episode to run at a later date.

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76.

deb    

It's okay to show pictures of the actual wreck....the mangled car.....but not to put a five word harmless puzzle on a tv screen???? Really....ridiculous.....

292 days ago
77.

Onward    

They said the name of a movie; are we not supposed to mention it? WOF did nothing wrong and they showed respect for the situation by showing a disclaimer beforehand about the fact that the show was taped weeks ago.

292 days ago
78.

bearlake    

It's TMZ

292 days ago
79.

Gigi    

The Wheel of Fortune shows are taped months in advance. Unless the producers have a magic crystal ball they had no way of knowing that Paul Walker was going to die. Stop trying to make controversies where none exist. How about you spend your wah wah time discussing the 'knock out' game and trying to come up with solutions to end it. THAT would be a useful endeavor for Hollywood and those who cover it's 'stars'. Instead..the whole dang bunch of you would rather spend your time trying to tell us how to live our lives and trying to take down innocent people and businesses.

292 days ago
80.

Dot    

I really don't see a problem with having this puzzle on. I watch Wheel regularly but never saw Fast and Furious. I did read about this horrible accident but still I see nothing wrong with airing this puzzle.

292 days ago
81.

steven    

Is this all their is to worry about in the world today? Surely something bad has happened somewhere.

292 days ago
82.

Elizabeth    

I fail to see what difference it makes. The Wheel of Fortune show had this planned far in advance of his untimely accident. Why are people becoming so insensitive?

292 days ago
83.

BrooklynCat425    

Ok, I don't see what is so wrong about this. It's just a game show. I do not find it disrespectful at all. People are way too touchy about things that are harmless.

292 days ago
84.

Kariann Hart    

I see nothing wrong with the puzzle and thought they were honoring Paul Walker.

292 days ago
85.

joe momma    

big deal. YES shame he passed; BUT its just a film title

292 days ago
86.

LOSER is Kanye    

#prayforshane

#prayforJoey

292 days ago
87.

LOSER is Kanye    

LOL
Wheels of misfortune

drive like an ass n die like an ass

292 days ago
88.

LOSER is Kanye    

selena loves it in da ass

292 days ago
89.

LOSER is Kanye    

he died being a passenger in a car being raced .......who cares about his feelings
he is crispy

292 days ago
90.

Ryuk    

People are way too sensitive these days. I see nothing to feel terrible about here

292 days ago
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