Hosted by Pat Sajak, this game show features 3 contestants who try to solve a puzzle by spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a word or phrase.

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Pat Sajak hosts this game show, where contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases. They win prizes based on results of spinning a wheel and guessing correctly to solve the mystery. Vanna White stars as the 'letter-turner.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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19 September 1983 (USA)  »

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(1983 - )

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The puzzle board, one of the concepts of "Wheel of Fortune", was devised from the popular game "Hangman". See more »

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[introducing the touch monitor-based board]
Host: Ladies and gentlemen... presenting... our new puzzle board. Oh, oh, oh! Oh, I'm all goosebumpy!
[a curtain rises to reveal the new board as Vanna poses by it]
Host: I'll bet you a dollar it don't work.
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Referenced in Shrek 2 (2004) See more »

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Changing Keys
(1989-1992)
Composed by Merv Griffin
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A big wheel, Lots of Prizes, Music....Oh, where does the time go?
11 May 2005 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

I love wheel of fortune. It's arguably the best gameshow on TV and you have to have seen it at least once or twice.

The game is played as follows; 3 people are standing at a wheel with various dollar values on wedges, and they have to solve a puzzle by guessing letters with every spin of the wheel. whoever guesses the puzzle at the end of the game, wins the cash they've accumulated throughout.

Now for my 2 cents on the show. First off, I Love Vanna White. 56 years old and she outclasses just about any modern model, celebrity, singer, whatever. She'll be 70-something before she quits spinning letters.

But for Pat Sajak, he's a totally lovable guy, but he really looks like he doesn't care anymore. He's been doing the show for 30+ years, But now he just looks bored. But if Pat Sajak goes, Vanna would get lonely and eventually quit too.

Bottom line, I suggest you watch Wheel of fortune, If you like watching people play hangman for cash, you won't be disappointed.


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