Dec. 28 marked a giant day for longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. It was the fortieth anniversary of the 75-year-old’s first time on the sport present.
Nevertheless, followers had been upset when the present forgot to say the milestone on Tuesday’s episode.
Sajak first wrote about his huge day on Dec. 24, tweeting, “What every week! Dec 25 … Christmas Day. Dec 28 … fortieth anniversary of my first ‘Wheel’ on NBC daytime. Dec 31 … thirty second wedding ceremony anniversary. Jan 1 … 2022 begins. And it nearly must be higher than 2021, doesn’t it? Nicely, doesn’t it?”
In a separate tweet, he recalled his first internet hosting gig. “Once I began internet hosting ‘Wheel’ (with Susan Stafford) on this date 40 years in the past, the highest 10 TV reveals included ‘Dallas,’ ‘Three’s Firm,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’ Ronald Reagan was in his 1st yr as president. #1 track: Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Bodily.’”
His daughter, Maggie Sajak, congratulated her pops yesterday, writing on Twitter: “Glad fortieth Wheel-iversary to this man! On today in 1981, @patsajak hosted his very first episode of @WheelofFortune … and the remainder is historical past!” Maggie, who’s now a social-media correspondent on the show, added a snapshot of her dad on the present from again in 1981.
However followers weren’t having it on social media when the present didn’t point out Sajak’s landmark.
“Wow! No point out of Pat’s fortieth yr on #WheelofFortune tonight?” one tweet learn.
“WOW! Not one point out of Pat Sajak’s 40 yr anniversary on final evening’s Wheel of Fortune??? That is unacceptable,” one other fan wrote.
One particular person chimed in, “From what I’ve seen, at this time marks 40 years since @PatSajak first made his debut on@WheelofFortune … I’m curious if Wheel goes to publish something about it?”
The Submit has reached out to “Wheel of Fortune” reps.
The sport present recently received criticism when contestant Charlene Rubush misplaced out on successful a brand-new Audi over a technicality. The episode featured Rubush competing in a bonus spherical the place she tried to unravel the puzzle within the “What Are You Doing” class. The phrase that she needed to guess was “Selecting the best phrase.”
Whereas she did reply accurately, the sport present selected to not give her an Audi Q3 as a result of she took lengthy pauses between guessing the phrases.
However the German automotive firm got here to the rescue shortly after the episode and gifted her the brand new wheels. “Audi has been in contact with Charlene and shall be gifting her the Audi Q3 she narrowly missed on Tuesday’s episode of Wheel of Fortune,” an Audi spokesperson informed The Submit in a press release earlier this month.
“Within the spirit of the vacations, we’re thrilled to present Charlene with an all-new Audi Q3,” stated Audi America’s chief advertising and marketing officer, Tara Rush. “It’s the season of giving in spite of everything and, technicality or not, we’re at all times wanting to share a little bit of Audi magic and cheer!”