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14gameshows

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« on: March 05, 2010, 12:44:50 PM »
Do you think Wheel of Fortune can and would continue without Pat and Vanna as the host/hostess of the show???

Also, who do you think would be a good replacement for them?

How much longer do they have on their contract with the show anyways?

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 02:25:07 PM »
[quote name=\'14gameshows\' post=\'236931\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 12:44 PM\']Do you think Wheel of Fortune can and would continue without Pat and Vanna as the host/hostess of the show???[/quote]

I'm sure they would continue it if the ratings were still there.  

[quote name=\'14gameshows\' post=\'236931\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 12:44 PM\']Also, who do you think would be a good replacement for them?[/quote]

I'd vote for Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs.  No replacement needed for Vanna.

[quote name=\'14gameshows\' post=\'236931\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 12:44 PM\']How much longer do they have on their contract with the show anyways?[/quote]

Beats me.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 02:58:36 PM »
[quote name=\'TheLastResort\' post=\'236937\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 01:25 PM\'][quote name=\'14gameshows\' post=\'236931\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 12:44 PM\']Also, who do you think would be a good replacement for them?[/quote]
I'd vote for Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs.  No replacement needed for Vanna.
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True, but they'd probably get him a co host anyways. The puzzleboard would probably look a bit empty without someone there.

Like it or not, I imagine this day is coming sooner rather than later, and I'm almost certain Pat and Vanna will leave at the same time. Depending on how long their contracts are for, I wouldn't be surprised to see them ride out their current contracts and then retire.

I'd like to see what Tom Bergeron would be like in the role, but after doing Hollywood Squares for 6 years, I'd imagine everything since that gig being somewhat "tame".

As far as Vanna's replacement, I don't know who specifically, but someone with a Kelly Ripa-like personality....or just Kelly Ripa. I dunno if they'd take her only because she's turning 40 this year.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 03:16:16 PM »
Carol Vorderman is reportedly available.  And she knows her vowels and consonants.

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 03:20:28 PM »
[quote name=\'rollercoaster87\' post=\'236939\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 02:58 PM\']As far as Vanna's replacement, I don't know who specifically, but someone with a Kelly Ripa-like personality....or just Kelly Ripa.[/quote]

I doubt Ms. Ripa would accept a job where she has to remain silent for the better part of a half-hour.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 03:30:37 PM »
[quote name=\'rollercoaster87\' post=\'236939\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 11:58 AM\']Like it or not, I imagine this day is coming sooner rather than later, and I'm almost certain Pat and Vanna will leave at the same time. Depending on how long their contracts are for, I wouldn't be surprised to see them ride out their current contracts and then retire.[/quote]
Considering how much they are getting paid for how little work they do (compared to folks who actually have to work for a living, mind you), I cannot possibly see them leaving those jobs voluntarily.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 03:43:24 PM »
[quote name=\'TheLastResort\' post=\'236937\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 02:25 PM\']I'd vote for Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs.  No replacement needed for Vanna.[/quote]

Back in the mid- to late-90s, a CD-ROM based computer game called "Radio Active" was released, and featured Mike Rowe as the host (by the name of Bobby Arpegio, don't know if I spelled it correctly!)

He seemed pretty good, and the game was like a futuristic "Name That Tune."

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 04:24:05 PM »
Do you think Wheel of Fortune can and would continue without Pat and Vanna as the host/hostess of the show?
Could probably continue without Harry Friedmantle, too. If the ratings justify a renewal after they leave, then yes it could continue. Whether it will, however, is another story entirely.

who do you think would be a good replacement for them?
Carol Vorderman is reportedly available. And she knows her vowels and consonants.
I'm with Kniwt on this one. Channel Four planned to cut Countdown's budget by 33%, and Carol was willing to take a 33% salary cut, but Four told her she had two days to take a 90% pay cut or get out.

I'd say that Carol should host as well, but I think it's time for a reunion with Des O'Connor.

Considering how much they are getting paid for how little work they do (compared to folks who actually have to work for a living, mind you), I cannot possibly see them leaving those jobs voluntarily.
And that right there is the clincher -- will Pat and Vanna leave voluntarily? That's the question.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 06:07:26 AM »
[quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'236956\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 04:24 PM\'][quote name=\'14gameshows\' post=\'236931\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 12:44 PM\']Do you think Wheel of Fortune can and would continue without Pat and Vanna as the host/hostess of the show?[/quote]
Could probably continue without Harry Friedmantle, too. [/quote]
Excuse you, but just what in the hell has Harry Friedman done to justify that comment?
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 07:47:17 AM »
[quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'236956\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 01:24 PM\'](Edited to remove a stupid comment I made.)[/quote]
Missed one.

[quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'236956\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 01:24 PM\']Could probably continue without Harry Friedmantle, too.[/quote]
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2010, 02:15:45 PM »
[quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'236956\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 04:24 PM\']Harry Friedmantle[/quote]WarioBarker, ladies and gentlemen.

/You are aware that he is executive producer of the top two programs in American syndication and that they're in the top two by a margin that is rarely penetrated... right?
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 02:16:43 PM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'236984\' date=\'Mar 6 2010, 02:15 PM\'][T]hey're in the top two by a margin that is rarely penetrated... right?[/quote]
That's what she said!

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 03:47:34 PM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'236984\' date=\'Mar 6 2010, 02:15 PM\'][quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'236956\' date=\'Mar 5 2010, 04:24 PM\']Harry Friedmantle[/quote]WarioBarker, ladies and gentlemen.

/You are aware that he is executive producer of the top two programs in American syndication and that they're in the top two by a margin that is rarely penetrated... right?
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Does this make him a candidate for canonization? "Wheel of Fortune" may still be popular, but one could take a view that Harry's changes have made it a less enjoyable show. He's also responsible for Donnymid. Bob Barker was the executive producer of one of daytime's top two programs for, what, 35 years and people call him names, too. Some are more clever than others, but your outrage might not be justified.

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2010, 04:00:19 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'236992\' date=\'Mar 6 2010, 12:47 PM\']Does this make him a candidate for canonization? "Wheel of Fortune" may still be popular, but one could take a view that Harry's changes have made it a less enjoyable show.[/quote]For us. He still has the 1-2 syndication slots in a sleeper hold and has for as long as I can remember.

 Mr. Benfield/Lawrence/Barker was out of line, and was justly pwned for it.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2010, 05:56:30 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'236992\' date=\'Mar 6 2010, 03:47 PM\']"Wheel of Fortune" may still be popular, but one could take a view that Harry's changes have made it a less enjoyable show.[/quote]And if something is popular, isn't it usually inherent that the product is being enjoyed?
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