The “Wheel of Fortune” just screeched to a stop during a recent episode featuring Raven-Symoné.
As Yahoo! Entertainment reported, the puzzle for the prime time installment "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" involved a “‘70s Song Lyric” puzzle. Host Pat Sajak warned the “That's So Raven” star to be “real careful” while trying to solve it.
The answer to the puzzle was the famous chorus of the Bee Gee’s disco classic: “Stayin’ Alive” – “Ah, ha, ha, ha. Stayin’ alive! Stayin’ alive!”
Now, anyone who’s ever sung along probably thought the lyrics consisted of “Ah, ah, ah, ah…” or “Ha, ha, ha, ha…”.
Symoné's smile showed that she knew the answer, but with Sajak urging her to answer carefully, she opted to spin the wheel once more. At this point, even Sajak noted that there was a "lot of tension" building up to the big moment.
As Symoné geared up to solve the puzzle, the host gave another similar warning. She then gave what most audience members and viewers might assume was the right answer, as she confidently said, “Ah ah ah ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.”
But alas, it was not the right answer. "90210's" Tori Spelling was next in line. She noted that she "felt bad" as she correctly solved the puzzle.
Twitter instantly exploded over the incident.
One stunned viewer asked: “Who is more annoyed tonight on Celebrity @WheelofFortune? @ravensymone or @patsajak?”
Another groaned, “They did @ravensymone so bogus”.
And still another tried to get the hashtag fire burning with “#justiceforraven”.
The outcry for justice is understandable as Symoné won hearts as America’s kid sister, Olivia Kendall, on “The Cosby Show,” before becoming a sitcom staple on shows like “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and most recently the Disney Channel hit, “Raven’s Home.”
Over the years, she’s garnered five NAACP Image Awards, two Kids' Choice Awards, three Young Artist Awards, and three Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
But if there's anyone who can smooth over such an awkward situation, it’s Sajak.
He explained why he couldn't accept Symoné's answer: “You were going, "Ah, ah, ah, ah" instead of "Ah, ha, ha, ha,” said Sajak. “That's it. That's why I was urging you to be careful. I did my best to help out, Raven. I'm sorry it didn't work out.”
Of course Symoné remained professional and took it all in stride, smiling and saying, "It's ok."
In the future, maybe “Wheel of Fortune” can just avoid onomatopoeias all together.
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