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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19 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Колесо фортуны  »

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(1983 - )

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Trivia

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 Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #592 (2010) See more »

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Composed by John Hoke & Frankie Blue
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Television's spin of fun every weeknight
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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