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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by jjman920 on September 20, 2023, 12:40:25 AM »
I'm surprised and a little disappointed to hear this.  I love Vanna, but I assumed she'd walk away.

I have no idea of the background.  Is there a reason, aside from Sajak's retirement, that it would even be a question that she would be leaving?  I mean, hey, steady work for 39 days a year and a solid paycheque is practically semi-retirement already.
One of Vanna's frequent stock answers she'd give in interviews over the years was that she'd leave when Pat left. So, I also was a little surprised when all this contract mess came up as soon as Pat announced his retirement. My guess is that once Pat decided he was ready to hang it up, Vanna realized that she wasn't. It also sounds like Sony wants Vanna there to ease Ryan into things instead of just a complete reset. Thankfully, unlike the last time Vanna had to take on that transitory role for a departing Pat, Ryan is a much more accomplished and experienced host.

I'm surprised and a little disappointed to hear this.  I love Vanna, but I assumed she'd walk away.

Ryan and Maggie would be a better pair.  Vanna with Ryan gives me a weird "Mrs. Robinson" vibe!

Maggie is still "on the bench" to be future heir to the letterboard as she will be doing a segment entitled Word Of The Day.
You know, I'm still not so sure. I don't know how much of a spoiler it is to report that Vanna had COVID early into the tapings of this season and missed a few days of taping, one of which went ahead as scheduled. Shockingly, instead of putting Maggie in a dress and getting her out there (she was at the studio), the decision was made to instead grab someone else that was there (with zero experience, at least Maggie had some) to do it. And while that someone else made sense, it was still pretty surprising to me that the show wouldn't take the advantage to have Maggie turn letters for her father and turn it into some publicity. Not that the fact that Vanna was absent wasn't publicity enough. It still felt like a stinging indictment.

That someone else: California's Teacher of the Year for the past year, as this was Teacher's Week
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by bossjock967 on September 19, 2023, 11:30:44 PM »
Imagine how he'll feel when he learns Chuck Woolery doesn't host Wheel anymore.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by urbanpreppie05 on September 19, 2023, 10:42:40 PM »
I'm surprised and a little disappointed to hear this.  I love Vanna, but I assumed she'd walk away.

I have no idea of the background.  Is there a reason, aside from Sajak's retirement, that it would even be a question that she would be leaving?  I mean, hey, steady work for 39 days a year and a solid paycheque is practically semi-retirement already.

Vanna with Ryan gives me a weird "Mrs. Robinson" vibe!

I look at it from a continuity point of view.  It's like Drew's first season on Price, which one once aptly described as "some fat guy hosting Bob's show".  If the host had been the only change (instead of the set, the theme, etc.), I'd have stomached that better.  While Wheel hasn't been as static over the last couple of decades as Price was formerly famous for being, keeping the rest of the personnel the same is, in a way, admission to the show's comfort-food status (since syndication is dying, anyway).  It's a long runner because it's a formula that evidently works.  Mix it up as little as possible when inevitable change comes.

Good lord, the show is STILL the same. The Theme didnt change, just rerecorded. The set is just as loud and garish as it always has been. 9 contestants, 6 pricing games, showdowns and showcases. Its still comfort food, its been running for 16 years with a new host, a new regular nighttime series, a new legion of fans that dont even remember Bob barker anymore, and clutch the pearls, like Drew Carey. There is literally no reason for you to bring up how much you hate the show now and its contestants and its host in nearly every post.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by weaklink75 on September 19, 2023, 09:21:02 PM »
I was thinking one season to ease Ryan in the role and then a farewell season (or maybe that 2nd year she just goes to a consultant role like Pat is doing to help Maggie)
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by Nick on September 19, 2023, 09:00:55 PM »
I'm surprised and a little disappointed to hear this.  I love Vanna, but I assumed she'd walk away.

I have no idea of the background.  Is there a reason, aside from Sajak's retirement, that it would even be a question that she would be leaving?  I mean, hey, steady work for 39 days a year and a solid paycheque is practically semi-retirement already.

Vanna with Ryan gives me a weird "Mrs. Robinson" vibe!

I look at it from a continuity point of view.  It's like Drew's first season on Price, which one once aptly described as "some fat guy hosting Bob's show".  If the host had been the only change (instead of the set, the theme, etc.), I'd have stomached that better.  While Wheel hasn't been as static over the last couple of decades as Price was formerly famous for being, keeping the rest of the personnel the same is, in a way, admission to the show's comfort-food status (since syndication is dying, anyway).  It's a long runner because it's a formula that evidently works.  Mix it up as little as possible when inevitable change comes.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by TimK2003 on September 19, 2023, 07:23:33 PM »
I'm surprised and a little disappointed to hear this.  I love Vanna, but I assumed she'd walk away.

Ryan and Maggie would be a better pair.  Vanna with Ryan gives me a weird "Mrs. Robinson" vibe!

Maggie is still "on the bench" to be future heir to the letterboard as she will be doing a segment entitled Word Of The Day.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by SamPrainito on September 19, 2023, 04:02:11 PM »
I'm surprised and a little disappointed to hear this.  I love Vanna, but I assumed she'd walk away.

Ryan and Maggie would be a better pair.  Vanna with Ryan gives me a weird "Mrs. Robinson" vibe!
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak calls it quits after 2023-24 season
« Last post by colonial on September 19, 2023, 03:32:19 PM »
Bumping this up as it was announced that Vanna White has signed on to stick around with civilian WOF through 2026 ...

https://deadline.com/2023/09/vanna-white-wheel-of-fortune-new-deal-season-41-pat-sajak-1235550608/
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The Big Board / Re: Talk About question
« Last post by MikeK on September 19, 2023, 01:39:43 PM »
Itís rare but it happened a few times.

https://youtu.be/o_uD1-CP5_I?si=vmJwFVUEqnwydrlx
Almost all of those clips have been on GameTV Go within the last month, for those wanting to see complete episodes.

/Come for TalkAbout, stay for Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit.
//And The New Liar's Club too.
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The Big Board / Re: 2023-24 time slots
« Last post by clemon79 on September 19, 2023, 01:31:40 PM »
Or, in the Pacific time zone, J! being pushed to a later time slot due to the game itself (9:30 P.M. in L.A., for example).

But, you know, as long as the strike is going on, J! is in repeats anyhow, so no big, alas.
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