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The original format of the daytimeshow required contestants to purchase merchandise with their winnings each round. This is because the Wheel of Fortune, like all daytime shows, received revenue. Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak looked back on the show's shopping rounds and does not miss them, calling the retired segment the most boring three minutes on TV. 23rd episode, TVLine reports that Pat teased a contestant for reminiscing about a retired Wheel of Fortune 'shopping segment,' where players would spend their winnings from the game.
On Wednesday’s Wheel of Fortune, the host playfully mocked a contestant who championed the show’s old format, which involved players spending their winnings on a massive array of (sometimes very random) prizes that were presented on a rotating stage.
“The most boring three minutes of television,” Sajak cracked of the retro gimmick.
And he continued his rant at the close of Wednesday’s show (watch above), admitting to co-host Vanna White that he simply does not share many longtime Wheel watchers’ affection for the shopping spree days. “I don’t miss them,” he confessed. “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.”
For the record, White agreed with Sajak’s anti-shopping stance, asserting that the show “is so much better now.”
Wheel Of Fortune Shopping Spree 2019
The shopping element — which you can reacquaint yourself with via the vintage clip below — was eliminated from the syndicated version in 1987.