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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2019, 05:36:40 PM »
It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Likely: Jim Thornton
Unlikely: Alex Trebek
LONGSHOT!: Susan Stafford
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2019, 12:46:44 AM »
It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Likely: Jim Thornton
Unlikely: Alex Trebek
LONGSHOT!: Susan Stafford

According to this article, it is a hostess, and is a “nice surprise”....I’m wondering if that longshot may not be so much of one...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/12/06/vanna-white-hosting-wheel-of-fortune-for-the-first-time-was-very-scary-for-me/amp/

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2019, 12:27:30 PM »
Since the show usually tapes 6 episodes in a session (with the 6th episode's theme being "America's Game" and for air sometime later in the season), did they only tape 5 episodes in each of the session where Vanna hosted?
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2019, 12:40:34 PM »
It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Likely: Jim Thornton
Unlikely: Alex Trebek
LONGSHOT!: Susan Stafford
I’m wondering why they didn’t ask Chuck Woolery to step in to host.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2019, 04:57:05 PM »
Since the show usually tapes 6 episodes in a session (with the 6th episode's theme being "America's Game" and for air sometime later in the season), did they only tape 5 episodes in each of the session where Vanna hosted?
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It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Likely: Jim Thornton
Unlikely: Alex Trebek
LONGSHOT!: Susan Stafford
I’m wondering why they didn’t ask Chuck Woolery to step in to host.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2019, 06:40:14 PM »
It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Likely: Jim Thornton
Unlikely: Alex Trebek
LONGSHOT!: Susan Stafford

According to this article, it is a hostess, and is a “nice surprise”....I’m wondering if that longshot may not be so much of one...


There are only three other former "hostesses" that I could think of, besides Susan Stafford, that could be turning the letters:

•  Summer Bartholomew -- 37 years after her last Wheel stint...
•  Lesley Brown aka Mrs. Pat Sajak -- though she would likely be with Pat through the whole post-op ordeal.
•  *THE* Longshot...Lucy from Wheel 2000.

That seems to put Stafford as the favorite.



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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2019, 06:59:28 PM »
there’s nothing in the wording of “nice surprise” that should lead us to assume it’s a returning letter-turner.

EDIT: throwing out my wild guess: Wendi McLendon-Covey.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2019, 07:03:31 PM »
There are only three other former "hostesses" that I could think of, besides Susan Stafford, that could be turning the letters:

•  Lesley Brown aka Mrs. Pat Sajak -- though she would likely be with Pat through the whole post-op ordeal.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2019, 10:56:45 PM »
Maybe they'll bring back the winner of that "Vanna for a Day" contest from a few years back who really only got to be Vanna for half of one episode.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2019, 03:12:17 AM »
It is currently a mystery as to who'll be turning the letters that week.
Likely: Jim Thornton
Unlikely: Alex Trebek
LONGSHOT!: Susan Stafford
According to this article, it is a hostess, and is a “nice surprise”....I’m wondering if that longshot may not be so much of one...

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2019, 06:41:05 AM »
According to this article, it is a hostess, and is a “nice surprise”....I’m wondering if that longshot may not be so much of one...

Here's one out of left field..........Same surname, but no relation........Betty White.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2019, 02:05:46 PM »
Imma go with Gilbert Gottfried in drag, mainly because I would watch the hell out of that.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2019, 05:38:29 PM »
Dan, you know as well as I do that Wheel will not be acknowledging daytime's 45th anniversary.  The only parts of daytime Wheel that are acknowledged these days are Pat's debut, Vanna's "test" debut, and Vanna's "official" debut episodes.

ObTopic: According to two posters familiar with Wheel's inner workings at BAV, the week airing January 6th-10th taped on November 22nd.  Vanna hosted, no audience was present save for contestants and their guests "to help calm [Vanna's] nerves."  The details of who revealed the letters is being kept "under strict confidentiality", but they do say that the person in question was not Susan Stafford.

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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2019, 09:32:37 AM »
My money is on one of her kids at the board. The taping is closed to help her with the jitters, so it would make sense to put her on camera with someone who she has talked to naturally for years.
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Re: BREAKING: Pat undergoes emergency surgery, Vanna stepping in to host WOF.
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2019, 11:07:08 AM »
My money is on one of her kids at the board. The taping is closed to help her with the jitters, so it would make sense to put her on camera with someone who she has talked to naturally for years.

I had the same exact guess. Founded on nothing except it just would kind of make sense haha
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