Wheel of Fortune Airs Fast and the Furious Puzzle in “Unfortunate Coincidence” After Paul Walker Death (VIDEO)

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates




“Wheel of Fortune” had some really bad timing on Monday.

The game show broadcast an episode, pre-taped several weeks ago, that included The Fast and the Furious as the answer to a “movie title” puzzle.

Of course, that film’s star, Paul Walker, died in a car crash over the weekend.

The poor timing was acknowledged by a scroll that ran across the top of the screen, indicating that the show was done well before Walker’s “tragic passing.”

Host Pat Sajak tweeted, “Feel terrible about timing of ‘Fast & Furious’ puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago.”

The official “Wheel of Fortune” Twitter account posted the following message: “The hearts of everyone at Wheel of Fortune go out to the family, friends & fans of Paul Walker.”

As for the puzzle, it was an “unfortunately coincidence.”

Take a look at the poorly timed puzzle in the video below.

Follow @GossipCop on Twitter!

Like us on Facebook!


Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue
  5. The Braiser
CloseSubscribe to Gossip Cop's newsletter: