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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Family | Game-Show

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19 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Колесо фортуны  »

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(1983 - )

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(1983-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Until 1997, the wheel would spin automatically during the opening and closing credits. See more »

Quotes

[Closing announcement November 1995-1996]
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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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Justin Bieber (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Changing Keys
(1983-1984)
Composed by Merv Griffin
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BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!
26 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

More Prizes, More chances to win, Better theme music, Better sets, Better technology, and Still Pat and Vanna running the show! It's been the show to watch for the past 20 years and It's getting better and Better, with most of it's style untouched. Man I love this show!


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