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Old 06-12-23, 06:40 PM
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Now itís Mike Richards chance for redemption!
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

They should hire Mayim Bialik, to get her the hell off Jeopardy.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Canít say I blame him but with his exit there goes the last of the iconic game show hosts. To me the best ones were him, Bob Barker, and Alex Trebek. Also liked Regis on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Steve Harvey is good on Family Feud.

I wonder if Patís daughter, Maggie will have a role with the show. Theyíve been incorporating her into segments every so often and sheís been in Vannaís position when Pat had to be out.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

That game show hosting gig makes the host some big bank for low effort. There should be people clamoring for the job, but they can't choose someone who's bigger than the show.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Now itís Mike Richards chance for redemption!
Old 06-12-23, 08:44 PM
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

This show is a huge money maker for the producers so they need to make the transition as smooth as possible since the audience has been so used to Pat and Vanna for decades.. Definitely move Sajakís daughter in if Vanna wants to retire but having the very old skewing audience accepting a new host is going to be a delicate dance.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

The show hasn't been the same since they ditched the spinning platform of prizes including the ceramic dalmation ...
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

I think the format of the show is what people tune into and not the hosts though they have been there a long time.

Would they hire younger talent since I thought everybody wants a younger audience demographic to sell products to?

I can envision if they hire a minority and then people getting pissed online.

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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

I mean, it's gonna be Mario Lopez, right?
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Iíve started watching Wheel of Fortune the last few weeks after not watching for probably 25 years. One thing Iíve learned - I really suck at playing Wheel of Fortune.

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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

They should give it to Tom Bergeron.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Yeah Bergeron would be a good fit and I fucking hate Tom Bergeron. Not getting into it.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

This the guy for the job:


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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

I read that as Wheel of Time and was fucking confused for a second
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

We watched this as a family at dinner while our kids were prereaders and early readers, they loved it. Now, they don't, because they associate it with being little so it's "a baby show," which is ridiculous, but whatever. It means I don't watch it as often as I did, but I truly have enjoyed it all my life. And, I'm really good at it. They were asking for Star Wars fans to audition but I forgot. Truly missed my niche window for greatness and to potentially meet Pat!
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

I see some trades reporting Seacrest is up for the job. Just... no...
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
The show hasn't been the same since they ditched the spinning platform of prizes including the ceramic dalmation ...
"...and the rest will go on a gift certificate."
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by GuessWho
"...and the rest will go on a gift certificate."
Yeah baby! (Did anybody ever stoop to taking the ceramic dog?)
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
Yeah baby! (Did anybody ever stoop to taking the ceramic dog?)
From what I remember, almost everyone took home a ceramic dog. It was usually the cheapest item in the prize showcase and the players got stuck with one as their prize funds dwindled. It's why it's still a running joke to this day.

"Okay, Cherly, you won $1600 dollars! Let's take a look at the prize showcase."

"Oh, Pat I'll take the La-Z Boy recliner for $700! And the color tv for $400. And that microwave oven for $275!"

"Okay, Cheryl, you have $225 left."

"...and I'll take the ceramic dog for $145."

"Great, Cheryl! We'll put the remaining eighty dollars on a gift certificate!"

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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

I take it Vanna will leave too.

And I read the rumor about Seacrest. Doesn't seem like a good gig for him.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by TomOpus
I take it Vanna will leave too.

And I read the rumor about Seacrest. Doesn't seem like a good gig for him.
I bet he'd enjoy making 2 million for a week's work.
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by TomOpus
I take it Vanna will leave too.
I don't see her becoming host, as I doubt she's staying on the show much longer anyway...

How about an AI host instead?
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Re: Pat Sajak to retire after 2023-24 season of Wheel of Fortune

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
From what I remember, almost everyone took home a ceramic dog. It was usually the cheapest item in the prize showcase and the players got stuck with one as their prize funds dwindled. It's why it's still a running joke to this day.
And the one guy who doesn't puts it on account instead
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