‘Wheel of Fortune’: Maggie Sajak Talks Failed Strategies With Celeb Guest Jeff Garlin

by Leanne Stahulak

Last night, another round of stars stepped up to the wheel and gave it a spin on “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” including actor Jeff Garlin.

You might know Garlin best from his hit comedy series “The Goldbergs,” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He’s an actor and comedian, and he pulled out a hilarious response to a question from host Pat Sajak’s daughter, Maggie.

This season, Maggie started working for “Wheel of Fortune” as the social coordinator, running their social media sites and interviewing contestants behind the scenes. She recently posted a clip of an interview with last night’s celebrity guests on Twitter.

“In this week’s Celebrity Spin with @MaggieSajak, [Jeff Garlin] admits his game strategy failed, [Donny Osmond] reveals a hidden talent, and [Amber Riley] discusses her amazing charity,” the caption on the post reads.

Maggie kicks off the video clip by asking Garlin if he had a strategy for last night’s “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” match.

“I failed,” Garlin admits. “My strategy was to break the record for most bankruptcies, and it did not happen.” When Maggie starts laughing, he says, “I’m not kidding, I wanted that!”

Star Donny Osmond also shares what it was like to step up on that stage.

“I had the time of my life,” he says. “‘Cause you know, everyone watches this at home. It’s almost a religion to people. And you just wanna spin that wheel.”

Garlin also joked about how universally beloved the game show is. “I’ve never heard anyone say the words, ‘I hate Wheel of Fortune,’ or ‘I don’t really like it.’ Everybody likes it, and it’s delightful,” Garlin declared.

See more interviews with Garlin, Osmond, and fellow celebrity guest Amber Riley in the tweet below.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant ‘Goofs’ on Easy Puzzle Solutions

Earlier this week, on Oct. 7, one “Wheel of Fortune” contestant caused many laughs with her hilarious puzzle answers.

Contestant Melanie Fisher hails from North Carolina. She told Sajak during the introductions how she got a 4.0 GPA all throughout college. But that GPA didn’t help when she blurted out some crazy answers to relatively straightforward puzzles.

The worst one? She answered “Jolly goof fellow” to a puzzle that’s clearly meant to be “Jolly good fellow.” Another contestant quickly scooped up the correct answer.

But Fisher made another blunder later on as well. The puzzle read, “W_l_es and sheep.” But instead of answering with “Wolves and sheep,” Fisher said, “Wilkes and sheep.”

Yikes. At least Fisher knows her history!

But even with those misses, Fisher made it into the “Wheel of Fortune” Bonus Round with host Pat Sajak. She, unfortunately, did not answer the final bonus round question correctly. But she still managed to walk away with $20,000.