Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »
Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
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
The puzzle board, one of the concepts of "Wheel of Fortune", was devised from the popular game "Hangman". See more »
[Closing announcement in 1995-1996 season]
This is Charlie O'Donnell speaking.
"Wheel of Fortune" was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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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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