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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Contestants guess hidden phrases by guessing letters one at a time. Contestants win money or prizes, as determined by a spin of the wheel, for each correct consonant they guess. But they have to pay to see what vowels are in a puzzle. The contestant that has amassed the most winnings at the end of a game goes on to play the bonus round, in which the player can win even more -- prizes frequently seen in the bonus round include automobiles, vacations and more cash. Written by Jwelch5742

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During Season 28, Charlie O'Donnell's remaining shows following his death have been dubbed over at the Executive Producer's request by Johnny Gilbert and Guest Announcers: Rich Fields and Jim Thornton. For Season 28 summer reruns, all those shows as well as all shows that originally had a Guest Announcer besides Thornton, were all dubbed with Thornton's voice added in because he was named permanent Announcer on June 13th. Any show that originally aired with O'Donnell, retained his voice, but had Jeopardy! Clue Crew member Sarah Whitcomb Foss do the plugs that had to be updated. See more »

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[Closing announcement in 1995-1996 season]
Announcer: This is Charlie O'Donnell speaking.
[drumroll/copyright screen]
Announcer: "Wheel of Fortune" was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.157 (2013) See more »

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Vacation Cue
(1989-1996)
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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