On the Halloween episode of Wheel Of Fortune, there was a puzzle themed for the holiday, but instead of any player getting treats because of it, they were all tricked by one four-letter word in it. The contestants were chipping away at the puzzle, which was under the category "Magical Words." The board showed "WISH, _IN_, HOC_S POC_S." Viewers could tell that the word "WISH" was clear to the players, and most knew "HOCUS POCUS" was up there too, but the other part, "_IN_," seemed to stump them.
A player named Miles, who sees a horror movie marathon every year, got the "W" in "WISH," but promptly went bankrupt. Mom-of-three Brandian then incorrectly guessed "G," followed by mom-of-two Jamie, who went with "R," which also wasn't in the puzzle. Miles got control again and knew to pick "J," then solved the puzzle, figuring out that the challenging word was "JINX."