How many senior citizens do you think will just curl up and die?
My mother just called because she has to go to church tonight and is going to miss Wheel! Can I please watch and see if they pick her Spin ID?
Her whole neighborhood gathers and watches Wheel of Fortune with their little scraps of paper and pencils and they excitedly await the announcement of the Spin ID every night.
And they all call it "Wheel," instead of the full name, as if they are cool kids.
Your mother is a buzzard.
I haven't seen it in 20 years since my dear Grandma passed. Is Vanna still on it? Is her head still enormous?
Well I hope for your sake OP she finds something to do that makes her unhappy and gives her zero enjoyment.
My mother loves Wheel of Fortune, too. And Jeapordy!
r1 They do refer to the show as "Wheel" now-a-days. I don't know why but its real.
I used to amaze my Mom by guessing the answers before all of the letters were turned over, she thought I was so smart!
A great "Friends" episode has Joey watching and the clues are _ o u n t R u s h m o r e. Joey is aggravated that they can't figure out the answer is Count Rushmore.
I really do think this is the favorite game show of the dumber half. The only people who seem to enjoy are the people who genuinely can't figure out the word(s) in under 20 seconds.
R6 I remember that Friends ep! Howard's mother on The Big Bang Theory is freakishly good at Wheel of Fortune.
A Wheel fail that is floating around on YouTube is a bonehead who guessed part of a Before and After puzzle as Star Tree instead of Star Trek.
I'm sure she was mocked thoroughly when she went back to work.
My twat is so withered and dry my girlfriend calls me her little turkey and wears mayo on her lips when she's diving.
I knew an oldster who watched it religiously.
During the open, she would chant along, "Wheel! Of! Forrrrr-tunnnnnne!"
And now she's dead.
Think how much cash Merv would've been banking all this time had the poor dear lived.
Wheel and Jeopardy are shows that appeal to oldsters who didn't go to college but think they're really smart. My partner's father brags about how many questions he gets right on Jeopardy as if he is some kind of genius.
it doesn't need to be cancelled, just sell it to Bain capital. They've rendered former retirement home favorite The Weather Channel completely unwatchable.
My mom never misses it.
You just have to be steeped tired phrases like, 'A breath of fresh air' or 'Younger than Springtime". That's why the frau usually wins.
My Dad used to call it "Spin the Bottle" (I think maybe the idea of playing spin the bottle with Vanna appealed to him). It was on at 7 PM on channel 13 every night.... and every night he would ask "When is spin the bottle on?" and when you said "7" he would then ask "What channel?"
I know what I would do if Wheel Of Fortune got cancelled. I would celebrate like hell.
well, I'll admit it - i watch this damn show too.
Pat S is actually quite funny and Vanna...well, she looks like she weighs literally 90 pounds. Her legs look like sticks. She's super thin for someone over 50.
Kay Starr will cry
Vanna has a g_y son who is living with a bl_ck boyfriend!
Does Merv Griffin's estate still make money from the Wheel and Jeopardy? He also wrote the Jeopardy "ticking clock" music and likely got a royalty from that too, and I imagine his estate is still picking that up?!
Recently, a guy lost out on the big money when he guessed MAGIC _AND as "magic sand."
Then there was the girl who guessed some really long, elaborate phrase with only a handful of letters.
I like the show OK but the new prize giveaways are weird. You win half a car??? Remember when the winners would "buy" products from the showcase? Good old days."
The episode where that queen lost a million because he lisped the answer was it for me. Too sad to watch.
I know who Pat and Vanna are, of course, but I seriously haven't watched Wheel of Fortune since it was a daytime game show with Chuck Woolery when I was a kid. The cohost/letter turner was Susan Stafford, who would always twirl and model her dress when introduced at the top of the show.
My mom is a "Price Is Right" fanatic! Seriously--she'll literally SCREAM out prices, then call someone a dumb ass for not "listening" to her.
"You DUMB ASS! I TOLD you the Icy Hot was
$6.75! The coffee creamer is $3.50! What a DUMB ASS! You lost the dining room set, you DUMB ASS!"
I think its popularity (among a certain age group) owes to the fact that IT'S THE LOUDEST FUCKING SHOW ON TV, louder even than a Sham-Wow commercial.
"LOOK at this STUDIO!
Filled with GLAMOROUS PRIZES!"
In my circles, it's lovingly referred to as 'The Wheel'. (It's elderly Scranton-talk. Where diabetes is often referred to as 'having the bad sugar').
I loved it as a kid in the 70's when it was a daytime show, Chuck Woolery was the host, and you shopped for fabulous prizes instead of taking cash.
If "Wheel Of Fortune" is cancelled, I will celebrate like crazy.
My mom fucking signed me up for that Spin ID bullshit ("the more people in the family who are entered, the better our chances of winning!!!") and I got nothing but one spam email after another from them. I unsubscribed to that shit so quick.
[quote]I think its popularity (among a certain age group) owes to the fact that IT'S THE LOUDEST FUCKING SHOW ON TV, louder even than a Sham-Wow commercial.
Actually, I like WOF because it's about the ONLY show you can watch on mute! Try it sometime.