Wheel of Fortune (1983– )

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Himself - Host / ... (6,060 episodes, 1983-2014)
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 Herself - Hostess / ... (6,045 episodes, 1983-2014)
Charlie O'Donnell ...
 Himself - Announcer (4,215 episodes, 1988-2010)
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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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(1983 - )

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Starting in the 27th season, the Free Spin disk has been discontinued in favor of a new "Free Play" wedge. The "Free Play" wedge allows the player to pick any letter - a consonant or vowel. If the chosen letter is not in the puzzle or has already been called, the player gets to continue on without losing their turn. The consonants are worth $500 apiece and the vowels are worth nothing, but they won't cost the player anything. See more »

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Host: [during final spin round when music is played] You know, in hell, they play this song for eternity.
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Referenced in Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (1992) See more »

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Composed by John Hoke & Frankie Blue
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2 April 2004 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

I have loved the Wheel of Fortune show, ever since Chuck Woolery first hosted it with Susan Stafford as lovely assistant; It was a joy to sit at the television and challenge your skills. There have been many changes to the show's original format,but it still is wonderful to experience a victory solving the bonus puzzle.Pat Sajak and Vanna White are a great team and make the show fun and exciting.Miss White is sparkling with her personality, and Mr. Sajak has a warm mannerism about him that you can trust.What is amazing is that this show is like the simple game of hangman!I think it is remarkable how a popular show came about through a child's game.I really Love It.


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