bending over backwards to apologize for last night's puzzle, "The Fast and the Furious."
Have to admit I watched the show last night and didn't give the puzzle a second thought. I realize that a few folks might find the timing questionable so soon after Paul Walker's death. But I don't see why Wheel has to apologize for a show that was taped and scheduled weeks ago for December 2. There were no disrespectful references to the movie series or its actors. It was just the Final Spin puzzle and nobody said anything about it. Pat Sajak only went on to recap the final scores with the contestants.
But today the show and Sajak are apologizing plenty on Twitter for the puzzle. While I respect the show's wishes not to offend Mr. Walker's family, friends and fans, I also think this contrition for a nonexistent "crime" is a little overdone. Maybe the timing wasn't the best, but the show hardly need be ashamed. At least that's my possibly insensitive opinion. Still, the show decided to err on the side of caution.