Pat Sajak admits to boozing on game show

What did Pat Sajak and Vanna White do on their two hour lunch break in between tapings of Wheel of Fortune? Drink! It was bottoms up for the game show host who confessed in a recent interview with reporter Dan Le Batard that he would drink “two, three, or six” margaritas at a Mexican restaurant around the corner from NBC Studios alongside White, his alphabet unveiling co-host back in the 80’s. They would then head back to the studio and continue filming the show completely wasted. Sajak even admitted to getting so drunk sometimes that he and White wouldn’t be able to comprehend the alphabet — which would have been problematic considering contestants are competing to solve word puzzles. Sajak also added that it has been a very long time since the two have gotten together for drinks, likely for the better. The game show was first aired in 1975 (Sajak started hosting in 1981) and was so wildly popular that in 2008, almost two decades after being pulled off the air, it was named the “top-rated syndicated series” by TV Guide.

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  1. Brenda • January 28, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

    Way to go Pat and Vanna…

  2. VIdman • January 28, 2012 @ 12:34 PM

    It was cancelled almost 20 years ago?! Way to make me feel old.

  3. Sal • January 28, 2012 @ 3:34 PM

    now that’s skill…

  4. anonymous2 • January 29, 2012 @ 12:04 AM

    It was on NBC in the daytime then cancelled then syndicated and is still on.

  5. Nobody Important • January 29, 2012 @ 1:33 AM

    Awesome !!

  6. ... • January 30, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

    So that’s what it takes to make it in showbusiness?

  7. jumpingtheshark • January 30, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

    That’s why they still look the same, they are preserved in alcohol. She’s stunned and he will never touch a man on the show. Watch when he walks the final contestant over to the X for the final puzzle, he gropes and molests the women and keeps a three foot barrier away from men. What a no talent butt-dart.

  8. C-Dub • January 30, 2012 @ 8:57 PM

    Liquid lunches. Sweet! Sounds like those two have a good working friendship.

  9. Tian • February 3, 2012 @ 8:13 PM

    she was a labsien or had been molested by me as a child, she would already be providing a loving home for a child in need.Thanks for your post and allowing me to vent.

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