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The most common wheel of fortune party material is metal. Over its history, Wheel of Fortune has used a great variety of categories for its puzzles.
The Shopper's Bazaar pilot used three (Person, Place, and Thing), with the 1974 pilots adding at least Fictional Character; an old version of the show's website said that Wheel had six when it debuted, while the first board game uses the aforementioned four plus Events, Landmark, Phrase, and Title. The First Edition game's lack of plural forms would suggest that they were not used in the earliest days, although Things and People were used in the Second Edition (albeit four times in total, suggesting that plural forms had only just been introduced).
For its first season of use, its category strip had a crayon drawing of a house. Perhaps to make the answer structure more obvious, most Before & After puzzles in the late 2000s have the connecting word on its own line if possible.
For example, Germany's version of Before & After was “2 in 1”: regular categories making up each of the two phrases were given to the players and eventually shown to the home audience, starting with the one making up the first part of the puzzle; the linking word was distinguished by colored boxes, blue when a letter in that word was concealed and orange when revealed. The United Kingdom's version of Wheel had “The Common Word” where, unlike most other versions of the show, the linking word was said twice whenever a puzzle was solved (for instance, if the puzzle was TEA PARTY HAT, the contestant solved the puzzle as “TEA PARTY; PARTY HAT.
Following the name change, the category strip was in the wrong font for nearly two years, not being corrected until the start of Season 33 in September 2015. The category features things or events applicable to college.
The puzzle is the name of two or more famous people who are closely related (e.g. DICK & JERRY VAN DYKE), or rarely, the name of a well-known family (e.g., THE NEVILLE BROTHERS). Some food- and drink-related puzzles in Seasons 21-23 were categorized as Thing, Around the House, or In the Kitchen, while others were shoehorned into On the Menu (most notably the bonus puzzle BIG GULP on October 25, 2005, on which Pat commented).
In most, and likely all cases, the puzzles appear to be derived from actual newspaper or news article headlines. Husband & Wife : Introduced on November 27, 1989, although Pat Sajak's comments suggest it had been used earlier; if this was the case, either the puzzles were discarded or it actually debuted in Season 6.
Despite the show having already begun to use ampersands by Season 7, this category continued to spell out AND until at least the mid-1990s. Since about Season 27, the category has been used very sporadically, with all but one appearance from November 2010 to September 2017 being in Round 4+ or as a Toss-Up.
Debuted on September 29 and October 3, 2011, respectively, although no mention was made on either episode of these being new categories. Includes cities, countries, and any other specific named geographical feature.
Starting around Season 6, some puzzles that were proper names would include a descriptive phrase (e.g. PEANUTS CARTOONIST CHARLES SCHULZ), which has occasionally continued into the present day with Proper Name.
Phrase(s) : Possibly the most frequent category, although one recollection claims it was not present when the show debuted. On November 8, 2013) met the criterion for Phrases, but was categorized as Quotation instead.
Proper Name(s) : Introduced around October 1996, possibly around September 25 given that Pat mentions it as a new category on that episode (despite it not being used that day). Initially, the puzzle was used solely for the names of famous people, sometimes with a descriptive word or phrase added.
Since the 21st century, it has also been used for names of sports teams, colleges, or (far more rarely) businesses and institutions. The puzzle is an excerpt from a famous work, typically from literature or poetry.
The puzzle in this category is a phrase with each word beginning with the same consonant. Starting in Season 32, the category now awards a $1,000 bonus for calling the Same Letter.
This also means that the Same Letter is never a vowel, which curiously was also true before the “bonus” rule was created; despite this, the cited example on the official category list is ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE. That end in the same word (e.g., ARETHA & BENJAMIN FRANKLIN or SEWING & SLOT MACHINE).
Originally, AND was spelled out, but after nearly every contestant called N-D-A first, the word was replaced by an ampersand on July 18, 1989, which carried over to nighttime that September. From around Season 30, the category began spelling out AND again with increasing frequency (although there were a few isolated instances of this for nearly a decade prior), until it switched back to exclusively using ampersands in late Season 35.
The Song/Artist variant (e.g., BORN TO RUN BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) debuted by April 30, 1996, although the show alternated between the two until March 3, 2008, before settling on Song/Artist. Song Lyrics : Introduced by December 11, 2001, as a self-explanatory subset of Quotation.
Star & Role : Introduced on July 17, 1989 (Bob Goen's first daytime episode) as Person/Fictional Character, the puzzle lists an actor and a character he or she is known for portraying, separated by the word AS. Star & Role seems to have entered a brief hiatus around March-June 1997, as at least three puzzles in its format were categorized as Classic TV instead.
Title(s) : Believed to have been in use since 1975; puzzles in this category are the names of a famous work. Occasionally, TV Title may be used to refer to the name of a network instead of a television show.
Title/Author : The name of a famous book or other literary work and its author, separated with the word BY. A subset of Title, known to have been used since at least October 28, 1991, although Pat's comments there suggest it was introduced in Season 8.
Similarly to Song/Artist, this was sometimes inverted as Author/Title (with the author's name taking the possessive form) from at least March 4, 1996, through February 25, 2008; since then, only Title/Author has been used, with two exceptions on June 6, 2012, and October 21, 2013. Introduced on September 12, 2007, and usually guarantees that an -ING ending will be somewhere in the answer, generally in the first word.
The puzzle can be used for articles of clothing, accessories, makeup, or other items that can be worn, including fashion brand names (though the latter has yet to appear). Introduced in Season 10, and definitely by October 26, 1992, these puzzles included things and events related to the decade in question.
The oldest known decade to be used is The Twenties, with known uses on December 28, 1992, April 9, 1993, and October 18, 1994. The decades were written out as words instead of numbers (e.g., The Eighties) until September 1995, when the category strips changed.
The 60s (with apostrophe) made a one-time return on April 6, 2011, as part of a special “recycled puzzles” episode in honor of Going Green Week. Since their reinstatement, the puzzles have been largely about media popular in the decade, with some using the format of Star & Role or Song/Artist.
In Season 32, the only use of a “decades” category was a single appearance of The 90s on February 19, 2015. The box of Gamete's First, Second & Third Editions reissue in 1992 listed Song Title (predating the show by well over a decade), Employment (likely Occupation), and Two of the Same (an unknown category that is clearly not Same Name, as that is also listed on the box).
Around 2002, the show's online game used Chain Reaction, somewhat based on the Bob Stewart series of the same name. There are two known examples of the concept being used beforehand: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS on December 29, 1989, and HANDEL'S MESSIAH in April 1993, respectively categorized as Thing (although at the time, Person/Title would have been more logical) and Artist/Song.
Last used March 23, 2012, it was not officially retired until January 2013 when it was combined back into the then newly-renamed Character(s). The audio files in the 2012 THE games include one for Fictional Families, which was never used on the actual show.
They were last used early in Season 10; on September 14, 1992 (the last known appearance of Foreign Phrase), Pat explained that the answer MAZE TO has several acceptable Anglicized pronunciations, giving a very likely explanation for the short life of the “foreign” categories. Nickname : Known to have debuted sometime between mid-1975 and May 31, 1979, remaining through at least January 12, 1998 (although it appeared during an early-2002 audition in Chicago where the puzzle was AIR JORDAN).
The category appears to have been retired before March 1996, as a puzzle in that format was categorized as The 70s on March 20; it was definitely gone by the introduction of Proper Name that September, although the puzzle's format has been sporadically used since that point in Show Biz. Charlie introduced the category in a deep voice, except for April 25, 2006 (unknown reason) and October 5, 2009 (Pat deliberately introduced it in a deadpan voice, likely as a call-back to Charlie missing his cue to do so on the 1st).
On its last two appearances (December 3, 2010, and February 9, 2011), Charlie did announce the category as usual, but it was overdubbed with Pat, as part of the overdubbing done on episodes originally announced by Charlie that aired after his death. Show/Song : Used only once, on March 15, 1996; the answer was SOUTH PACIFIC'S YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME.
Despite its single use, it is used in the 1997 Nintendo 64 game as “Song/Show” in a “(song) FROM (show)” format (e.g. MEMORY FROM CATS). Many of its puzzles were archaic or, in some cases, outright-fabricated terms (such as OFF THE BEAM on March 6, 1995).
This category may have been retired due to a gradual shift away from shorter main-game puzzles and/or an attempt to modernize the show throughout the 1990s. From 1990-2008, the show had categories which offered the contestant a bonus for answering a question related to the puzzle.
The bonus question was indicated by a six-tone chime previously used on the 1987-88 version of High Rollers. Starting on November 15, 1995, only the contestant who solved the puzzle was allowed to guess, a rule that had previously been used by Mega word.
Season 28 brought back the line with What's That Song?, but it was rarely used; it also did not use the chimes or display the correct response on the Charon. Puzzle), “segments” which required two lines were normally indicated by a hanging indent if such an arrangement could fit on the board.
Starting in Season 10, the “regular” categories occasionally came with trivia questions pertaining to the answer, available only to the contestant who solved the puzzle. Such questions last appeared on May 23, 2005, with the Quotation I'LL GET YOU MY PRETTY AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TOO!, but returned on November 8, 2011, with the same puzzle (now Movie Quote) for what turned out to be a one-time use.
This one was a word puzzle similar to Triton, where the answer was three (sometimes four) phrases, names, etc. It is known to have been retired sometime between May 29, 2000, and September 2002, although it appears that the category solely used the question marks at the beginning from about 1998 onward.
This concept was used at least once, without question marks, on a Clue puzzle in 1993 (BOOK CHEESE RIBBON, the missing word being “blue”). The “old” version was likely retired due to the introduction of the very similar Next Line Please.
Likely around the same time, the puzzles had the question marks already revealed at the outset, as opposed to Anna turning them like any other punctuation on the Triton board. The most obvious reason for its short life was Pat's clear dislike for the category, as he would make sarcastic remarks about it on nearly every appearance (sometimes, even on episodes where it was not used), and even Anna and Charlie are known to have made jokes at the category's expense.
Other times, it was obvious that players were unfamiliar with the word, leading to incorrect answers with only vowels remaining or, in at least one case (PRISTINE LY on December 16, 1994), the entire answer revealed. There are only two known instances of contestants not attempting to provide a sentence: HAPHAZARDLY on September 27, 1994, and COPACETIC on December 22, 1994.
Next Line Please : An incomplete phrase or quotation, which the contestant received a bonus for completing. Unlike the “old-style” Fill In the Blank, puzzles did not indicate the end of the incomplete phrase with a question mark.
At least seven Slogan puzzles did not use the bonus question due to the product name being in the answer: LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR STATE FARM IS THERE on November 18, 1999; NOTHING BEATS A GREAT PAIR OF L'EGGS on March 9,2000; YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH ALLSTATE during the week of September 25, 2000; THE BEST PART OF AKIN' UP IS FOLGERS IN YOUR CUP on October 12, 2000; L'EGGO MY EGGO on January 21, 2004; CHOOSY MOMS CHOOSE IF on May 3, 2004; and CALGON TAKE ME AWAY on March 21, 2005. Also, the Toss-Up Slogan puzzle A DIAMOND IS FOREVER on February 24, 2005, did not use the question, despite the product name (De Beers) not being in the answer.
It is likely that at least some companies offered to have their products' slogans used as puzzles, leading to some unusually short answers. While Slogan last appeared on February 19, 2008, it was likely retired after its next-to-last aired appearance (January 30) where the completely-revealed puzzle EAT FRESH was solved “Subway, eat fresh” and (after a stop down) ruled correct for both the puzzle answer and identification of the product.
On May 26, 2011, the Wendy's sweepstakes puzzle was the chain's slogan, QUALITY IS OUR RECIPE. Puzzles (complete with category strips) used in a promo for Beaches Resort Week from March 10-14, 2014 include the Slogan ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE.
The puzzle listed ingredients to a common food dish, which was then identified for the bonus. It was used only once, on October 23, 2007; the puzzle was HERSHEY BAR GRAHAM CRACKER GOOEY ROASTED MARSHMALLOW, which the contestant correctly identified as the ingredients for S'mores.
The puzzle gave a clue to a specific person or people, or occasionally, fictional character(s). Known to have been used from at least September or October 1995, last used April 23, 2008 (the plural version is known to have debuted by May 4, 1998).
The puzzle VICE PRESIDENT UNDER GEORGE BUSH on March 29 was categorized as Clue, suggesting that Who Is It? While Wheel 2000 only ever used Person, Place, and Thing in the Bonus Round, it had a unique set of categories in the front game.
Book Soup : Puzzles related to literature, occasionally overlapping with V.I.P.'s. Globetrotter : Puzzles related to world geography or demographics.
Cyber Lucy always gave a short dance whenever this category was chosen, which David Simon made note of in one episode. September 17, 1992, is the last known instance of a game using the same category (specifically, Thing) four times.
Perhaps in relation to the above, many games before 1996 had more than one “bonus” category, and there are only two known instances of one being duplicated: Clue was used twice on both November 23, 1992, and March 29, 1995, the latter of which is notable for being the only known game composed entirely of “bonus” categories (the other two being Mega word and Fill In the Blank in Rounds 2 and 3, respectively). The last known instance of two “bonuses” being used is March 26, 1996, which had Clue in Round 2 and a Place in Round 4 of NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT (followed by Pat asking the contestant which Ivy League university is based there).
Occasionally, games have had two categories used twice; April 28, 1988, and March 17, 2003, are the only known games in which three categories (Phrase, Thing’s}, and Person on the former; Fictional Characters, Thing’s}, and Around the House on the latter) were used twice. Starting in November 2009 (nearly two months into Season 27), the show began a pattern of making sure that each game used one of the two, typically with four Before & After puzzles and one Same Name in every given week, usually with the additional restriction of only appearing in Rounds 2 or 3.
From about Season 26 onward, most other categories were gradually removed from rotation there; this culminated in a streak between February and June 2011 where only nine bonus puzzles in a 16-week span were in any other category, including a streak of 15 consecutive Thing(s) between May 5 and 25. The pattern began gradually reversing in Season 30, and was made more obvious following a rule change in Season 35 to offer winning contestants a choice of three different categories in the Bonus Round.
Classic TV has only two known appearances: MORE FROM OR on May 4, 2004, and MIAMI VICE on February 21, 2006. Foreign Word(s) has at least three known appearances: May 6, 8, and 22, 1992 (Déjà vu, BUE NO, and HOMBRE, respectively).
Despite its relative obscurity, Nickname appeared at least twice in Season 6 alone: HOT LIPS and MOTOR CITY. Despite being present since at least mid-January 1978 (predating the Star Bonus), there are only six known instances of Quotation being used: HEAVEN ON EARTH sometime between November 29 and December 13, 1984; PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE in October 1987; TWO IF BY SEA in September 1988; WE SHALL OVERCOME in 1989; LOVE THY NEIGHBOR in November 1991; and JACK BE QUICK on December 14, 2012.
Over its three seasons, Slang often appeared multiple times per month, likely because it lent itself to short answers. Song Lyrics has been used at least twice: WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS on November 17, 2004, and I DID IT MY WAY on December 22, 2006.
After that, its use in the Bonus Round became increasingly frequent; from that point through the end of the season, it appeared at least once a month, barring January 2013.