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Here's Hoping Chicago-Themed 'Wheel Of Fortune' Has Some Spectacular Fails

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on May 10, 2017 7:13PM

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Long-running game show and venerable nursing-home distraction Wheel of Fortune rolled into town last year, holding contestant tryouts at Rosemont for a week of Chicago-themed shows.

Those episodes are apparently in the can and ready to air. The Chicago-y week of Wheel airs all next week, according to the Tribune.

Contestants are from within the city and nearby surrounding areas, but also "other local locations"—which has us hoping for some spectacularly Chicago-related failures. Players, in order to avoid schadenfreude, please note:

•There is no public art in Millennium Park called THE MEAN.
•We are not familiar with the work of architect FRANK FLOYD WRIGHT.
•Al Capone did not hang out at the GREEN PILL COCKTAIL LOUNGE.
•BUDDY WATERS did not record seminal records here.
•You might strike some deals with someone names RICK PAYLESS, but we really wouldn't know.

The sets for Chi-Wheel will reportedly include a replica CTA train, Wrigley Field, the skyline and the dilapidated HVAC room of the Thompson Center. Still fact-checking that last one.