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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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Thursday, September 12

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pat Sajak ...  Himself - Host / ... 6,867 episodes, 1983-2019
Vanna White ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 6,854 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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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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Trivia

The puzzle board, one of the concepts of "Wheel of Fortune", was devised from the popular game "Hangman". 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

Featured in Frasier: The Babysitter (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Modern Rock Opening
(2007 - )
Composed by John Hoke & Frankie Blue
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User Reviews

great show!
7 December 2005 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This had got to be one of the best game show of all time and is certainly the most popular. I think the prizes have gotten better, and I love the recent addition of the "prize puzzles." Though I miss some of the old categories such as slang and megaword, the newer cateogories like fun & games and best seller work just as well. I have gotten very good at solving the puzzles at home, sometimes even immediately. I also miss some of their old prizes, such as the surprise and double play. I think this show will go down as a game show classic. Pat Sajak is a terrific host, and occasionally the show is good if only to see what Vanna White is wearing. They come up with very creative puzzles for the before & after category. I hope to appear on the show one day.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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