I have never been a big Wheel of Fortune guy, well I mean I did have a thing for Vanna White when I was a young guy. She placed highly in my top three along with Carrie Fisher and Christie Brinkley.
Just in case you were asking I would still sleep with Christie Brinkley… (Christie, call me.) Anyways, I had the news on last night and wasn’t paying attention when I heard Wheel of Fortune come on. I haven’t watched the show in forever and was thrown off by the new speed round they have to start it off. Anyways as I started watching when they did the player introductions with Sajak giving their brief bio and making some small talk. He got to the third lady and read her little card, “So it says here you like to travel and shop. You’d be surprised how many times I have read that over the years.”
Now that last statement can be taken a lot of ways and usually on a game show it would be taken for playful banter. But Sajak said it with such disdain that I thought he was going to grab the girl by the hair and try to jam her head onto one of the spokes on the outer rim of the wheel. It was then that I realized that Pat Sajak hates his job, and not like the way you and I hate our jobs, he is about to just snap. You know how when you go into a restuarant or retail store and can just tell the person helping you despises their job? Well Sajak is that person right now.
As the show went on you could just hear it in his voice, the fake concern for when a contestant made a mistake, the forced delivery where you could feel him gritting his teeth. Sajak wants to slit the throats of these contestants and I am afraid for the man.
Do you think after the show he goes into his dressing room and drinks heavily, mixing in prescription pills and staring into the mirror screaming, “She doesn’t even turn the fucking letters, she just taps the screen. How is that a job?”
Maybe he chucks the glass into the mirror and screams about how his reflection makes him sick.
I am really worried about Sajak…
Do you think when he kills everyone on the set and them himself I could get his job?