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Re: PAT SAJAK RECOVERING FROM EMERGENCY SURGERY

After one week I bet Vanna is counting down the time til Pat comes back.  She is like a fish out of water.  I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt that she'd improve, but she sure is struggling.  I do especially get a kick out of the way she makes the final spin for the last round.  She commented that the wheel is so heavy.  I don't even think the wheel spins 1/3 of the way around.  It makes me chuckle a little bit.  I'm sure I'd find it heavy too and its sort of in an awkward position to get a good handle on it.

 

Last night the contestant had to remind her that he had also won a travel prize with his spin.  He was good natured about it, but clearly she is not comfortable hosting.  I kind of feel bad for her, but she is trying, and that's all one can do.

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Re: PAT SAJAK RECOVERING FROM EMERGENCY SURGERY

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Vanna went (without notice!) from being the hood ornament to the driver. Doing a great job....just give her a week or two to get comfy behind the wheel. LOVE Vanna! Go girl!!!!

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Re: PAT SAJAK RECOVERING FROM EMERGENCY SURGERY

They should have celebrities come out and spin the final wheel to help her out with that.

 

It is funny when she spins it.

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Re: PAT SAJAK RECOVERING FROM EMERGENCY SURGERY

Chuck Woolery was one of a few (including Sajak) who hosted the daytime, network WOF. But the syndicated version airing for 37 years, has only been hosted by Pat and Vanna.

And I doubt very much that Vanna's fill-in assignment had anything to do with not wanting it to appear that they thought she, a woman, wasn't up to the challenge. Clearly, she's NOT, and this isn't generally treated as on-the-job training.

IMO, they aren't going to have a stud in his thirties walk onstage holding hands with a woman in her sixties. Even for three weeks. As it is, Vanna has aways said that when Pat goes (he doesn't renew his contract), she goes.

Also, I'm sure there's a lot of talk behind the scenes regarding who might replace these two when the time comes. Why even get into that now--for three short weeks--when Vanna, who's very popular with viewers, can take over? Even though she's not very good at it, she's forgiven lol.


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Re: PAT SAJAK RECOVERING FROM EMERGENCY SURGERY

It should also be noted that the version Chuck hosted is nothing like what it is today.  There's like 1 full puzzle now and the rest are fast paced games so that people don't lose interest.  Even the commercial breaks (of which there are many) are very short.

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