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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.

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Merv Griffin
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pat Sajak ...  Himself - Host / ... 6,876 episodes, 1983-2019
Vanna White ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 6,863 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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Certificate:

TV-G

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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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Trivia

Harry Friedman received a call from Alan Levine, the CEO of Sony Pictures and an old friend, who asked him if he was interested in interviewing for Wheel of Fortune to produce the show. Levine told Friedman the show feels it needs to be taken in a new direction and Freedman agreed to an interview. In 1995, Friedman was hired and became the driving force behind many of the new changes on the show. See more »

Quotes

[Closing announcement 1983-1992]
Announcer: "Wheel of Fortune" is produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises. Distributed by KingWorld.
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Connections

Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Trilogy Time (2012) See more »

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Happy Wheels
(2006 - )
Composed by John Hoke & Frankie Blue
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Now in HD!!!!!
13 September 2006 | by sethn172See all my reviews

That show I like, and the show America likes, is bigger, brighter, and better than ever because it's now in High Definition!!!!! It's "Wheel of Fortune!!!!!"

Anyhow, Pat Sajak and Vanna White run the show and they are the perfect duo to take center stage. The game is played exactly like "Hangman," as Merv Griffin envisioned it more than 30 years ago. Here people spin for "BIG MONEY !!!," and prizes too, but watch out for "Bankrupts," "Lose a Turns," calling wrong letters, etc. and the player shall succeed!!!!! The person with the most cash goes on to spin the little wheel for a chance at cars and cash ranging from $25,000 to $100,000!!!!!

I am looking forward to seeing such a great season this year, especially the Dallas episodes. As a matter of fact, the Nokia Theater in Grand Prairie just wrapped up three nights (three weeks on TV) of shows a couple of weeks back. It'll probably be on in November, so I'll have my old-fashioned SD VCR ready!!!!!

"Wheel of Fortune" is the best game show ever made, and 6th according to GSN. Watch it, you will enjoy it!!!!!

10/10


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