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nowhammies10

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Per the show's official Facebook:

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The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host.

Buy A Vowel Boards reporting that the affected episodes will likely air the second week of December.

rjaguar3

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 06:16:42 PM »
I was looking at tickets for the tapings on Thursday November 14 and Friday November 15, but they no longer appear to be available.

Best wishes to Pat.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 08:01:02 PM »
TMZ is saying that they improvised- since the taping today is for a Disney-sponsored week and he was already there, they used the Mickey Mouse costume character to be at the board..

SuperMatch93

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 10:05:13 PM »
Keeping Pat in my thoughts.

It'll be interesting to see Vanna host Wheel, 90s CD-ROM style. If Pat is out for an extended period I wonder if they'll use a different person at the board for other weeks, or just have the letters go up automatically.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 10:19:29 PM »
All the best to Pat. Vanna should do fine as host of WOF.

danderson

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 04:25:19 PM »
Who was the last person to host Wheel beides Pat? I'm guessing Bob Goen.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 04:34:40 PM »
Alex Trebek, April 1st, 1997


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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 04:56:25 PM »
Who was the last person to host Wheel beides Pat?
David Sidoni on Wheel 2000, 1997-98.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 08:50:08 PM »
Thanks, Well, actually... Guy.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 03:05:50 PM »
TMZ is saying that they improvised- since the taping today is for a Disney-sponsored week and he was already there, they used the Mickey Mouse costume character to be at the board..

That's pretty darn neat. Did Mickey have to take a glove off to make the touchscreens work?

nowhammies10

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 07:44:45 PM »
No.  The "reveal strip" along the right side of each monitor is touch activated, not heat-activated.  There's a thin gap between the two layers; pressing them together makes an electrical contact, not unlike that of a membrane keyboard.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 02:42:27 PM »
Here is a link to the twitter page showing two photos of Vanna in the hosting spot, and it mentions the shows will air beginning December 9!

https://twitter.com/WheelofFortune/status/1192962616051658754

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2019, 11:01:55 AM »
No.  The "reveal strip" along the right side of each monitor is touch activated, not heat-activated.

Ah! Thanks. I don't think we've ever seen Mickey's hands or paws before, so an opportunity missed.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2019, 06:15:40 PM »
Good Morning America interviewed Vanna about her new hosting duties; the story includes a small sneak peek. Per the clip, Minnie Mouse is touching the letters.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2019, 02:18:39 PM »
Vanna hosted a third week of shows scheduled to air the week of January 6th. I had tickets to that set of tapings and got excited when it became apparent that it'd be Vanna hosting again (because the previous days tapings had been completely cancelled, while these weren't), but was disappointed when they ultimately closed the session.

It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Me: Of all of the game shows you've hosted besides Jeopardy!, like High Rollers or Classic Concentration, which is your favorite?
Alex Trebek: I'd have to say To Tell The Truth, because it was the first time in my career that I got to sit down while I was hosting.