Pat Sajak admits he and Vanna White did 'Wheel of Fortune' drunk
Ever wonder how Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak and Vanna White managed to spend more than 25 years together and not argue? Well, it seems they used to do a lot of their shows stone drunk. No, really, they did.
"When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things; We had a different show then," Sajak told ESPN2's Dan LeBatard on Tuesday's Dan leBatard Is Highly Questionable when he asked if he ever did the show a little tipsy (watch the interview above). He noted the program's setup times to showcase "cheesy prizes" often left them with 2 1/2-hour dinner breaks.
"At NBC in Burbank we had a place called Los Arcos across the street -- which is Spanish, as you know, for 'The Arcos' -- and they served great margaritas," he said. "Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet."
And how many drinks did he usually have? "I think the average number was cuatro," he noted, adding, "I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did okay." Don't worry, Pat, we watched a lot of episodes that way, too.