“Wheel of Fortune” has been celebrating College Week, welcoming an array of college students to spin the wheel and win big by correctly guessing phrases on Vanna White’s board.
One of the week’s students, USC theatre major Nico Fife, had almost solved a word puzzle when he made a ridiculously wrong guess to what should have been an easy answer.
With all but two letters revealed, Nico had to guess the correct letter to complete the phrase “LEAVING MY LA_TO_ AT HOME.”
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Anyone who guessed the missing letter to be “P” can go to the head of the class — unlike Nico.
When host Pat Sajak asks, “What letter would you like?” Nico replies, “F!”
“F,” says Sajak, somewhat baffled by Nico’s response.
Oh Nico… 😒 #WheelOfFortune pic.twitter.com/G49Ws0Y8YQ
— 𝘼𝙉𝘿𝙍𝙀𝙒 ⚽️🍕✈️😷 (@andrewisnothome) April 8, 2021
Naturally, viewers took to Twitter to share their own thoughts on Nico’s epic blunder, with some joking that “F” was a letter Nico would be seeing frequently as he continues his postsecondary education.
— Victor Overall🧢 (@JamChrisJoy) April 8, 2021
Oh no. Nico. There’s no “F”’in the puzzle! 🤦♂️ #WheelOfFortune pic.twitter.com/HPTr8dwniO
— Myles-Spike Webby (@1986Webber) April 8, 2021
Oh Nico … an "F"? … for crying out loud. #laftof #WheelOfFortune #WheelOfFortuneNico
— Mary Zehnter (@MaryZedd) April 9, 2021
Thankfully, not everyone was mocking Nico.
@nico_fife Hi Nico, saw you last night on #WheelOfFortune you did a great job. Sitting at home it's a lot easier than being on stage at a game show. Hope you have a great day.
— Tony Palermo (@tonydpalermo) April 9, 2021
@nico_fife Hi Nico, how did you enjoyed your Wheel Of Fortune experience 🙂?
— Jamal John (@ja445) April 9, 2021