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Wheel of Fortune 

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.

Creator:

Merv Griffin
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Airs Tue. Aug. 27, 12:30 PM on GSN

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pat Sajak ...  Himself - Host / ... 6,862 episodes, 1983-2019
Vanna White ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 6,849 episodes, 1983-2019
Charlie O'Donnell Charlie O'Donnell ...  Himself - Announcer 4,215 episodes, 1988-2010
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Television

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Колесо фортуны See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1983 - )

Sound Mix:

Stereo (1983-)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Merv Griffin hatched the idea for "Wheel of Fortune" as a child. During a long family car trip in the summer, he played Hangman with his sister Barbara in the backseat. Years later, he would take the idea and turned it into a game show. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Spoofed in The Venture Bros.: Bot Seeks Bot (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Vacation Cue
(1989-1996)
Composed by Merv Griffin
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User Reviews

 
A big wheel, Lots of Prizes, Music....Oh, where does the time go?
11 May 2005 | by The_Light_TritonSee 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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