Hey Dave! Ryan from Canada here. I was on two shows in May of 1997 and the only time I lost control of the wheel was due to a penalty space so you can add me to that list! And congratulations on your haul - very impressive!
There have been games all of R1, R2, R3 were perfect rounds by each of the three contestants. I imagine those are filled with with contestants that fit this criteria, with little time for R4+ to do much to that.
My stats WordPress, if you really dig, might have some answers... I covered every show from S29 (or was it 28?) to 35.
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Hey there. I solved all puzzles in my episode except for the 1st and Final spin rounds. I called one single bad letter during the Final Spin round. During the bonus round, none of the consonants I chose were in the puzzle, but there were multiple "O"s that I called which help me solve it.
I know of two contestants who swept the game without ever losing their turn. One was on a daytime 1987 show, and he never called any bad letters or landed on any penalty spaces. I don't know whether he won the Bonus Round or not. The other was in September of 2008. The only time he would've lost his turn was when he Bankrupted on the Million Dollar Wedge in Round 1, but he used the Free Spin token which he got earlier that round. He would go on to win the Bonus Round. These are like the two closest instances to a perfect game that I know of.
Anyway, you also played a marvelous game, Dave. Congratulations on your winnings.
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Solving puzzles is America's Business. Solving Wheels is mine. Plus, want info about versions of Wheel from around the world? You've found the right guy to tell you about some of them!
There's a 1996 episode - I believe from late January or early February (my math suggests it's Feb. 1, 1996 but I could be wrong) - where TWO contestants (Cindy and Carolyn) didn't call any bad letters the entire game. They monopolized their own rounds and in subsequent rounds they hit Lose a Turn or Bankrupt, which was the only reason they moved on to another player. Contestant Nate called the only two bad letters of the game.
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