Buying a vowel isn’t going to help Pat Sajak with his latest gaffe!
During last Thursday’s episode of “Wheel of Fortune,” the 74-year-old host accidentally gave away the bonus round answer as the contestant was trying to solve the puzzle.
In the segment, the contestant was visibly stumped when presented with the letters, “ TE RAN L .”
That’s when Sajak commented on the man’s silence, saying, “Yikes. Well, I’d rather be standing here than there, quite frankly.”
Unbeknownst to the contestant, the answer turned out to be “quite frankly”!
In a video that aired after the episode, Sajak and co-host Vanna White discussed the funny slipup.
“I wonder how many people at home caught it,” he remarked. “There weren’t many letters up there and I said, ‘I’d rather be here than up there, quite frankly’ — which was the puzzle. But it goes to show you that people are concentrating and they’re not paying any attention to me.”
The legendary presenter went on to say that there was “no reason” the contestant should have guessed the answer given his mistake.
“It’s funny what your... mouth will say when your brain says, ‘You shouldn’t do that,’” he said before joking, “Quite frankly, see you next time.”
“Yes, we will!” White quipped.
WATCH the crazy moment, below!