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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Merv Griffin
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Pat Sajak ...  Self - Host / ... 7,194 episodes, 1983-2021
Vanna White ...  Self - Hostess / ... 7,188 episodes, 1983-2021
Charlie O'Donnell Charlie O'Donnell ...  Self - Announcer 4,215 episodes, 1988-2010
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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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The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the show was a "T". See more »

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[Closing announcement 1994-1995]
Announcer: [copyright screen appears/drumroll plays] "Wheel of Fortune" is produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: Teacher's Strike (1992) See more »

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Buzzword
(1989-1996)
Composed by Merv Griffin
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Television's spin of fun every weeknight
2 April 2004 | by zelda1964See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wheel of Fortune See more »

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Runtime:

(1983 - )

Sound Mix:

Stereo (1983-)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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