‘Wheel of Fortune’: Pat Sajak Sends Hilarious Warning on ‘Great American Cities’ Segments

by Samantha Whidden

On Tuesday (October 19th) the Wheel of Fortune crew took to Twitter to share a hilarious video of the game show’s host Pat Sajak sending a funny warning on the “Great American Cities” segments. 

“@patsajak says put the ketchup down NOW. Tune in for Great American Cities featuring Chicago tonight!” the Wheel of Fortune tweet stated. 

The Wheel of Fortune fans responded to the post by writing, “Dirty Harry also says you never put ketchup on a hot dog.”

The latest video comes less than 24 hours after the Wheel of Fortune legend was stunned after a contestant made an unlikely solve of a puzzle. As previously reported, the contestant named Ruth took center stage for the bonus round. The show gave her the letters R, S, T, L, N, E to start with. Ruth received only five squares. She only needed to pick three consonants and a vowel to add to the board, so she selected C, M, D, and O. 

After only receiving seven of the 19 letters available, it looked like it was going to be a tough time for the Wheel of Fortune contestant. But without any hesitation, Ruth answered, “MAKING A BREAKTHROUGH.” Which turned out to be correct. 

While still completely stunned, the Wheel of Fortune host hilariously said, “It’s a hard puzzle. Talk it out. Maybe you can get it. Blah blah blah blah.”

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Hostess Vanna White Reacts to the Possibly of Hosting Her Own Show 

During a December 2019 interview, Vanna White laughed at the possibility of ever hosting her own show. At the time, she was filling in for Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune while he was recovering from emergency surgery. 

According to Fox News, the Wheel of Fortune star shared with Randall Kenneth Jones that she is happy to turn her letters. “I was kind of thrown into a position that I wasn’t prepared for,” White stated. “But the show much go on. Pat had to have emergency surgery for a blocked intestine and our producer came to me and said, ‘How would you feel about hosting the show?’ And for some reason, I said, ‘Okay.’”

White then discussed how Wheel of Fortune has changed contestants’ lives over the years. “We have paid off student loans, people have gone on honeymoons. They have bought their first house. We really change lives. And that’s what’s so fun about my job. It’s a happy job.”

Luckily for White, Sajak was able to return to the Wheel of Fortune stage and continue his long-running hosting duties. The duo recently renewed their contracts and extended them until 2024. Sajak also revealed when he is planning to leave the show. “We’re certainly closer to the end than the beginning. I’d like to leave before people tune in and look at me and say, ‘Ooh, what happened to him?’”