Season 2 Episode 1

The Wheel of Misfortune

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 04, 1986 on NBC
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The Wheel of Misfortune
Mary and Sandra become contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" and wind up competing against each other.

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  • 2nd Best Game Show Episode

    Only next to the Odd Couple playing Password, this was a classic. Mary is shocked that her & Sandra were going to be on a special neighbors edition of Wheel, only to get shut out by Rusty, a fisherman.

    On the 1st puzzle, Rusty solves the puzzle with only a "Z" showing. 24 years later, this would happen on the real show when a woman pulled that 227 move (only it was an L). Why? It was also a prize puzzle.

    Mary complained, "I could've been on Let's Make A Deal and lost in a chicken outfit!"moreless
Alaina Reed Hall

Alaina Reed Hall

Rose Lee Holloway

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs

Mary Louise Jenkins

Hal Williams

Hal Williams

Lester Jenkins

Jackée Harry

Jackée Harry

Sandra Clark (Season 1-4)

Regina King

Regina King

Brenda Jenkins

Kia Joy Goodwin

Kia Joy Goodwin

Tiffany Holloway (Season 1-2)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Rusty: Pat, I'd like a Z, as in zebra striped fish.
      Sandra: (giggles) He wants a "Z"!
      Mary: Child, do you know the odds against a "Z"?
      Pat Sajak: Well there is one "Z".
      (Vanna reveals the "Z".)
      Rusty: Pat, I'd like to solve the puzzle.
      Mary: He wants to solve the puzzle! Thank you Lord!
      Pat Sajak: Are you sure you don't want to spin any more & make some more money?
      Rusty: Pat, you know how many perch I have to catch to make $1,000?
      Pat Sajak: Probably a bunch. Then, what is it?
      Rusty: "The Prisoner of Zenda!"
      (Puzzle solving theme cue.)
      Pat Sajak: That's right, unbelievable!

    • Mary: It's "Santa Fe Trail!" (Vanna dosen't move.) Come on turn around child, I want the boat, I want the car, I want everything! (Vanna still dosen't move.) Vanna, honey, why are you just standing there?
      Pat Sajak: Because that's incorrect.
      Mary: What'cha talking about Pat?
      Pat Sajak: I'm sorry, but it's incorrect.
      Sandra: Oh what a shame!
      Pat Sajak: Rusty, it's your turn.
      Rusty: I'd like to solve the puzzle."Santa Fe...Train?" (Puzzle-solved music plays.)
      (Mary cries)

    • (The phone stops ringing.)
      Sandra: No, it wasn't them.
      Mary: No, it was another game show: This Is Your Life and it's in Jeopardy!

  • NOTES (1)