Wheel of Fortune

1991, TV Show


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This week, the stars of the upcoming movie Muppets Most Wanted — both felt and human — got together to answer questions from Twitter users. A contestant on Wheel of Fortune solved a seemingly-impossible final puzzle with just two letters, and the self-described "world's greatest trick shot artists" performed nine trick shots in a row. Plus: A pit bull was caught misbehaving by a Nanny Cam, and The Huffington Post put together an amazing compilation of Christopher Walken dancing. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Wheel of Fortune Apologizes for Fast and Furious Puzzle Answer

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Wheel of Fortune has apologized for featuring a Fast and the Furious puzzle on Monday's show just two days after Paul Walker's death. 

After the episode aired, the show explained via Twitter that the episode was taped on Oct. 4 and that it was "an unfortunate coincidence that it aired tonight."

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Exclusive: What's In Store For the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards Show

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We know who's been nominated. Now it's time to get some scoop on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy show itself. TV Guide Magazine spoke with executive producer Gabriel Gornell and HLN executive vp and general manager Scot Safon about the ceremony, airing live on HLN from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Sunday, June 16, 8/7c). Expect big changes.

"Last year we only had three weeks to prepare for the show but this time we have two months and that's going to make a vast difference in the way we honor daytime television," Safon says. "We were so heartened by what we achieved in such a small amount of time last year that we just knew we had to dream bigger. Our working theme for this year's ceremony is 'Past, Present and Future,' which will honor 40 years of the Daytime Emmys and 40 years of daytime television breakthroughs — the many ways daytime was there first, especially when it came to subject matter on the daytime dramas, talk shows and children's programming. It's an extraordinary legacy."

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VIDEO: Woman Solves Puzzle with One Letter in Amazing Wheel of Fortune Win

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Wheel of Fortune isn't known for being shocking television, but contestant Caitlin Burke changed all that. read more

Did a Wheel of Fortune Contestant Lose Unfairly?

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We'd like to buy a do-over, Pat.

There's no nice way to say it: A Wheel of Fortune contestant got royally screwed on Wednesday's show, losing thousands of dollars because she failed to enunciate the "g" at the end of "swimming." read more

Pat Sajak Admits to Hosting Wheel of Fortune Drunk

Vanna White and Pat Sajak

Can we buy a vowel ... err a shot of vodka?

Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak says he used to host the popular game show drunk. "When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things," Sajak tells Dan Le Batard of "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable." "We had a different... read more

Keith Olbermann Responds to Pat Sajak: He Needs to Apologize for That Talk Show

Keith Olbermann

Pat Sajak apologized Wednesday for being the first to put Keith Olbermann on the air. However, the MSNBC anchor thinks Sajak needs to atone for something else.

"I think if he needs to apologize for anything, it needs to be that talk show," the Countdown host told The Hollywood Reporter. "When he was canceled, he was replaced by a crime-and-skin series called Silk Stalkings, for God's sake. Obviously, we guests must... read more

Charlie O'Donnell, Wheel of Fortune Announcer, Dies at 78

Charlie O’Donnell

Charlie O'Donnell, the original announcer of Wheel of Fortune, has died. He was 78.

 O'Donnell died late Sunday in his Los Angeles home, his agent told The Associated Press. The cause of death is unclear.

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Wheel of Fortune Ups Bonus Round Jackpot to $1M

Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White and Pat Sajak by Paul Warner/WireImage.com

Pat and Vanna have opened up their pocketbooks, big time. Starting next season, Wheel of Fortune contestants will have a chance to win $1 million, but they'll need some spinning skills and some lady luck.Broadcasting & Cable says during a regular puzzle-solving round, a player will have to land on a newly-placed $1 million wedge and go on to solve the puzzle. If a contestant wins enough cash to make it to the bonus round — without landing on "Bankrupt" at any point during the regular rounds — he or she can spin a "bonus wheel", which determines what the final puzzle is worth. The player will have to land on a $1 million wedge on that wheel, and then solve the bonus round puzzle.Currently, the largest cash prize a Wheel player can win is $100,000. Not a bad step up from the ceramic dalmatians players often won in the early days.Wheel — which has notched 24 consecutive seasons as TV's top-rated syndicated series — will join Who Wants To Be a Millionaire as game... read more

Pat Sajak and Vanna White Puzzled as Wheel of Fortune Turns 25

Pat Sajak and Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune (syndicated; check the TV Guide Network or TVGuide.com for listings) has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. We sat down with host Pat Sajak and Vanna White to talk about their — gulp — quarter century (!) turn around the Wheel. TV Guide: Did you have any idea this would have this kind of longevity? Vanna White: When I first joined the show, we were sitting in makeup chairs next to each other and I said to Pat, "Where do you think we'll be in 10 years?" I'm sure he said something funny. Pat Sajak: I say funny things as often as not, so it's hard to narrow it down. I do rememb read more

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Premiered: January 14, 1991, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Classic game-show version of "hangman" in which contestants solve word puzzles for cash and prizes.


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