Pat Sajak Not On Wheel Of Fortune

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© Twitter 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak had to apologize to one game show contestant named Darin McBain after he went off on him and called him 'ungrateful.'
  • Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak 'yelled' at contestant Darin McBain during a Thanksgiving week episode.
  • Darin challenged Pat on a puzzle answer, which led to Pat jokingly calling the contestant 'ungrateful.'
  • The game show host later apologized to Darin for his comments.

Pat Sajak had a playful meltdown on a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune.

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The hilarious moment came during the November 25th episode of the long-running game show when contestant Darin McBain challenged the acclaimed host on one of the puzzle answers. Darin, whose mother was a three-day champion on the show back in 1982, was tasked with solving a puzzle for things beginning with the word 'kitchen.' Though he correctly guessed 'cabinet,' 'towels,' 'oven,' and 'sink,' Darin took issue with 'kitchen oven' being up on the board.

'Wheel of Fortune' has been Sajak's hosting home for the last 36 years, a Guinness World Record for the longest career as a game show host for the same show. Although Sajak is on the mend.

'Kitchen oven?' Darin asked Pat. 'What was that? Who calls it a 'kitchen oven?'

In response, Pat light-heartedly yelled back, 'Don't! You won! Don't argue, Darin! .. You got the puzzle. Ungrateful players! I've had it!”

Then Pat follows it up at the end apologized for yelling 😂

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Though it appeared Pat was just joking with the contestant, he did later say that he had 'finally snapped.' As for those who saw the exchange, some thought Pat nearly 'lost it' on the contestant. The majority, however, seemed to believe Pat was simply teasing Darin. 'Pat was trying to be funny! He wasn’t ‘mean’ or condescending. I watch this every weeknight ..' one fan tweeted. Another remarked, 'Pat likes to joke around. I saw no harm.'

At the end of the game, Darin wound up getting second place. Apparently, Pat felt it was necessary to make amends with the contestant before the episode concluded.

'I'm sorry I yelled at you,' Pat told Darin. 'It’s just, I don't remember your mother giving us trouble like you did.'

And just like that, everything was all fine and dandy again.

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Pat Sajak is not a fan of an old school segment of 'Wheel of Fortune.'

During a recent episode of the long-running game show, Sajak showed his dismay after a contestant expressed fondness for the program's original format which included a shopping round, reported TVLine.

'The most boring three minutes of television,' Sajak said of the retro segment which saw contestants shopping for prizes amid a rotating stage highlighting home furnishings, clothing, electronics and other goods.

[email protected] Dings #WheelofFortune's Shopping-Round Days on Air, Calls Retro Format the 'Most Boring 3 Minutes on TV' -- WATCH

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-- (@TVLine) December 24, 2020

Toward the end of the episode, Sajak elaborated on his dislike of the long-gone shopping round to co-host Vanna White.

'I don't miss them,' he shared. 'In retrospect [you think], 'Oh, that was kind of fun,' but, really, it was this thing going around with the [contestant's] head in a circle .. It was really not exciting television. We like it just the way it is.'

Sajak was not alone in the sentiment, as White agreed by saying the show 'is so much better now.'

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The reviled shopping segment was removed from 'Wheel of Fortune' in 1987, four years after Sajak began hosting.

The 74-year-old has been showing his sassy side lately as he recently 'finally snapped' at a contestant for being 'ungrateful.'

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Last month, Sajak temporarily lost his cool when a contestant questioned the wording of one of the phrases after correctly solving a puzzle.

'You won! Don't argue, Darin!' Sajak responded while laughing. 'You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I've had it!'

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To make sure he knew he was joking, Sajak quickly added, 'No, I'm just teasing. I finally snapped!'


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