"Wheel of Fortune" has never had a reputation as a timely game show, since it tapes episodes far in advance of their air date. But a strange and sad coincidence led the show to have a
The category was movie titles and the puzzle answer was
"This episode was taped a few weeks ago, prior to the tragic passing of 'The Fast and the Furious' actor Paul Walker."
On its official Twitter feed, reps for the show further explained that the program was taped on Oct. 4.
"The hearts of everyone at Wheel of Fortune go out to the family, friends & fans of Paul Walker," the show's reps wrote.
Sajak's fans seemed to be quite understanding, with one, Steve Toth joking, "Not as bad as the Ford's Theatre puzzle in the first season!"
(For those not up on their American history, Ford's Theatre is the site of