Wheel of Fortune - Season 14

Daily 6:30 PM on Premiered Jan 01, 1975 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Say Hello to CBS and Bob Goen
  • End of 3 Eras: NBC Studios, Shopping, and Rolf
  • Meet Rolf Benirschke
    Mysteriously, Pat left on a Monday and was replaced the next day by the world-renowned Rolf Benirschke...well, world renowned if you were a San Diego Chargers fan. Merv Griffin discovered the former place-kicker in 1988 and decided he'd be the perfect fit for daytime Wheel. The problem: Rolf had zero previous TV experience. His first episode was a bizarre outing, with Vanna walking out during the show opening to introduce Rolf to the world. At both the beginning and end of the show, Rolf observed several times that "this is a lot different than football." Vanna practically had to carry the entire final segment of Rolf's first show.moreless
  • Pat Sajak leaves the daytime show
    All good things must come to an end I suppose, and after 7+ years hosting Wheel of Fortune on NBC Daytime. The show bombed, but Pat was set for life as the host of the nighttime version of Wheel. Pat's final daytime episode provided a few laughs, namely an unexpected (at least for Vanna) open mouth kiss between host and co-host, and a cameo appearance from Merv Griffin, who lamented, "Why are you leaving my show???" Pat and Vanna also danced around mentioning who the replacement for Pat would be, either because they didn't know who it was at the time...or perhaps because they couldn't pronounce his name The episode marked the last time Pat would utter the words "Once you buy a prize, it's yours to keep."moreless
  • January 3 1989
    January 3 1989
    Episode 2
  • January 2 1989
    January 2 1989
    Episode 1