Emil had little help in the Bonus Puzzle of tonight's episode of Wheel of Fortune, with none of his guessed letters showing up. Only two of the provided letters popped up, too. But somehow, Emil still solved it on his first guess, winning $45,000 and stunning host Pat Sajak.
The game show has featured some extraordinary puzzle solving before, but really, who the hell is going to guess "New Baby Buggy?" Who has even said "baby buggy" in the last 10 years?
If Wheel of Fortune could be compared to a sport, Emil's guess was a Hail Mary pass as time expired, or a desperation half-court buzzer beater, except Emil said some words and won a lot of money. That's still some good hustle, Emil.
Update: Sajak was impressed.
Tonight's "Wheel of Fortune" features most amazing solve in my 30+ years on the show. No kidding.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) March 19, 2014