This popular game show has stood the test of time - and for good reason! Moments like the one below prove that after decades on the air, unexpected surprises still do happen - for better or for worse.
Grandfather Frank and granddaughter Laurel were contestants together on a Wheel of Fortune episode filmed at Walt Disney World - an episode with a particularly nail-biting ending! For the final puzzle, Frank and Laurel select "Food & Drink" as the category.
After choosing their letters, this grandfather/granddaughter duo is left to guess the answer - knowing that the first five-letter word ends in "ed" and that the second eight-letter word has two Cs in the center of it. With the clock ticking, the team has only ten seconds to figure out the puzzle.
Laurel quickly guesses "fried" for the first word, but the second word seems to stump them. Finally, Laurel asks Frank if he "has anything" and Frank answers "zucchini."
This granddaughter and grandfather seem to have cracked the case, but are disappointed to learn that their seemingly correct guess wasn’t what was on the board. However, that wasn't the most shocking moment of the evening.
When Pat flips open the card in his hand, he reveals that Frank and Laurel would've won a prize of one million dollars had they guessed correctly. At that heart-stopping moment Frank steps back and Laurel grabs onto her grandfather, as the entire audience lets out a gasp of horror in response to what just happened - or rather what didn't happen!