‘Wheel of Fortune’: Watch Pat Sajak Jokingly Threaten to ‘Waste’ Time During Contestant’s Winning Bonus Round Guess

by Quentin Blount

The popular game show Wheel of Fortune posted a hilarious clip online on Friday evening involving longtime host, Pat Sajak.

By now, just about everyone knows the show’s iconic personality and host, Pat Sajak. He and his beautiful hostess and letter turner, Vanna White, have been working together on Wheel of Fortune for more than 35 years. So, just when you think you have seen everything that the 74-year-old game show host has to offer, he still can surprise us.

During a recent episode of the show, Sajak jokes with one contestant, threatening to “waste his time” while he was trying to solve a puzzle.

“Yeah, boy, the tension is mounting here,” Sajak says. “I can just feel it. You can cut it with a butter knife.”

“How long do I have to solve?” the contestant, John, asks.

As the audience laughs along, Sajak says, “Well, I could just waste your 10 seconds and you wouldn’t get it. No, time starts now, go ahead.”

“KEEPING A JOURNAL!” the fan shouts as he solves the puzzle.

“Yeah, that’s right,” Sajak laughs. “When he starts with a J, I figure he’s going to know what it is. And then he’s going to win some money!”

After solving the puzzle, the lucky contestant walked away with a smooth $38,000. Meanwhile, the official Wheel of Fortune Twitter account shared the hilarious video in a tweet.

“John had 10 seconds to figure out this puzzle,” Wheel of Fortune posted. “And that was more than enough time for him! 😂”

Fans React to Funny ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Moment

There is no question that Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak gives his all while on the stage. But things aren’t always just strictly business — Sajak knows exactly when to crack a joke or give a contestant a hard time. That’s exactly what the longtime host did in the most recent episode of the show.

However, fans were loving the interaction between Pat Sajak and the contestant, John. One fan took to Twitter retweeting the video and writing, “John rocks tonight! Way to go! #WheelOfFortune”

Another fan shared a message that all Wheel of Fortune fans can relate to in one way or another.

“This evening I watched this episode. Then I [YouTubed] Vanna’s famous first ‘T’ she turned. Awesome memory!” one follower replied. “Then I realized what an addict I have become to the Wheel. Oh, my goodness! I have been hooked for 35 years! America’s game? Sure. MY GAME! ❤️”