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If there's one thing teens these days can't get enough of, it definitely isn't Wheel of Fortune (or maybe it is, and we're on the verge of a game show renaissance?). Regardless, this week the program celebrated its 33 seasons with the game show theme week to end all game show theme weeks: Teen best friends.
The bad news: You've already missed most of it. The final episode of the five night special airs tonight, but if the trailer is any indication, it went down with plenty of screaming (not like in the way teens use "screaming" on the internet, but actual screaming) and awkward obligatory hugs with Pat Sajak.
What else was there? For one, there were callouts to #social #media, because of course:
We'd like to RETWEET the puzzle, Pat. ;) pic.twitter.com/zq9mjNIlvk— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) January 28, 2016
There was Pat Sajak completely bamboozled by the concept of dabbing:
Now they dabbing on wheel of fortune pic.twitter.com/c2epcuLPFv— Alonzo Lerone (@alonzolerone) January 26, 2016
There was Katy Perry, who is in her 30s and has not released an album since 2013, which is like, a zillion years in teenage time:
RETWEET if you lit up like a firework when you saw @KatyPerry as a puzzle on #Wheel tonight! pic.twitter.com/QWRvCmecmL— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) January 27, 2016
There was a (possibly unintentional) reference to snackwave:
There was "hanging out at the mall," which, like, do teens do this anymore?
Solve this week's BFF puzzle!
Enjoy this fun activity with your BFF!Posted by Wheel of Fortune on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
And seat-saving, which, again — isn't this done over Snapchat or something now?
All in all, Wheel of Fortune's Teen Best Friends Week tried really hard to hang, but sadly was not invited to the party. Bless it for trying, though.