‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’: Pat Sajak Jokes About How He ‘Won’t Be Able to Watch’ Himself on TV

by Jennifer Shea

That Pat Sajak. Always cracking jokes on Twitter, even at his own expense.

In a Sunday tweet, the longstanding game show host made a quip sending up his own supposed vanity and plugging Celebrity Wheel of Fortune. He claimed to have DVDs of himself appearing on other shows which he could watch in a pinch.

“Where I happen to be tonight, there’s a fee battle between the local ABC station and the local cable company. As a result, I won’t be able to watch myself on @celebritywof,” Sajak tweeted. “Luckily I have some old DVDs of me on other shows, so the evening won’t be a total loss.”

Pat Sajak Is Set to Host Until at Least 2024, But Then What?

Sajak and Vanna White both renewed their contracts through the 2023-24 TV season, so they’re not going anywhere in the immediate future. But don’t count on seeing them on Wheel of Fortune forever. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Sajak hinted at an exit plan.

“We’re certainly closer to the end than the beginning,” Sajak said. “I’d like to leave before people tune in and look at me and say, ‘Oh, what happened to him?’”

But in the meantime, Sajak has a goal. He’d like to see Meryl Streep appear on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune as a guest. The Oscar-winning actress would look good spinning the wheel, he said, and even if a cameo is unlikely, well, Sajak can dream.

“I just want to have Meryl Streep standing there and say ‘Come on big money!’” he said. “That’s my dream. Meryl, if you’re watching, we can’t give you an Oscar, but please.”

Watch Pat Sajak’s interview here:

Sajak Recently Celebrated 40 Years on Wheel of Fortune

Sajak recently passed 40 years on Wheel of Fortune, and while the milestone apparently went unremarked on the show itself, Sajak celebrated it with a reflective tweet noting the political and pop culture trends of the time.

Wheel of Fortune fans were a bit bent out of shape about the omission, however. As Yahoo Entertainment points out, fans took to social media to wonder why the show said nothing about Sajak’s 40 years.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the show also let a contestant get away with saying, “I think, uh…” before an answer, usually an offense that would lose him the answer. Looks like Wheel of Fortune was just having an off week.

Not so Sajak, who is cheerfully tweeting away in between episodes of Wheel of Fortune, fee battles or no.