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Thursday
Jan262012

Pat Sajak and Vanna White's Wasted 'Wheel of Fortune' (Video)

REVIEWING THE SAUCY NEWS OF TWO THOROUGHLY SAUCED GAME-SHOW CO-HOSTS: Pat Sajak says he and Vanna White were the ones doing spins in the early days of Wheel of Fortune. Cause they were wasted!

By Crispin Reynolds

"I'm with stupor." 

And here we all thought you had to be a charming man working at an adverising agency in 1963 in order to knock back some cocktails during the day shift. As it turns out, the early 1980s were swingin' like a single malt of devil-may-care. Or at least if you were on the lot of Wheel of Fortune when Pat Sajak and Vanna White first commanded their decades-long stint as host and letter-turner. 

The seemingly toupeed Sajak sat down with troublesomely goateed ESPN chat host Dan Le Batard yesterday afternoon for, mostly, no apparent reason. Although the WOF icon did get around to addressing whether he ever took to the airwaves much less than sober. Well, wouldn't ya know it: That dastardly Pat and volutpuous Vanna would, according to Sajak, head across the way to a Mexican restaurant mid-taping, mull life's deeper meanings over three or four margaritas, and then finish an episode despite having "trouble recognizing the alphabet." 


 

 

Naturally, Jairem and I were appalled when we viewed the above clip. Not because the intoxicating game-show duo was inebriated all those years, but because they slummed it with margaritas when everyone knows that at lunchtime, it's Cosmos one craves. Even if they do tend to leave one bankrupt.

 

IN OTHER WORDS: I'll solve the puzzle please: How Many Drinks Did It Take for Pat to Make Inappropriate Sexual Insinuations Toward Vanna?

 

PAT AND VANNA'S LIQUID LUNCHES RATING: Lol/10

PAT SAJAK BEING IN THE NEWS RATING: Lose a Turn/10

 

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