Wheel of Fortune

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  • TV-G
  • 1983
  • 41 Seasons
  • 6.7  (3,532)

Wheel of Fortune is a classic game show that has entertained audiences for decades. The show revolves around a large spinning wheel with various wedges containing different amounts of cash and prizes. Contestants take turns spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a hidden phrase or word puzzle.

The show originally premiered in 1975 but underwent a significant change in 1983 with the introduction of a new host, Bob Goen. Syndicated Wheel of Fortune episodes from this era featured a rotating cast of hosts, including Chuck Woolery, Don Pardo, Don Morrow, Johnny Gilbert, Jack Clark, Johnny Jacobs, and Tony Barber.

Each episode begins with the iconic theme song, followed by the introduction of the host and the contestants. The players are introduced in a brief interview segment, where they share a little about themselves and their interests.

The main game is played in three rounds, each with a different puzzle. The puzzles are often clever and witty, containing wordplay and puns that keep viewers engaged. Contestants take turns spinning the wheel and guessing letters. Each correct guess reveals the letter in the puzzle, and the contestant earns the cash or prize wedge they landed on. They can then use their winnings to buy vowels or solve the puzzle.

However, there are several potential pitfalls on the wheel. Landing on a bankrupt wedge causes the player to lose all their winnings, and hitting a lose a turn section means they miss their turn entirely. There is also a free spin wedge that allows a player to spin again without the risk of losing their turn or winnings.

At the end of each round, the contestant with the most cash or prizes advances to the bonus round. Here, they spin a smaller wheel containing cash amounts and a special prize, such as a car or vacation. The contestant chooses a letter and has a limited time to solve the puzzle. If they succeed, they win the cash or prize on the wheel.

Throughout the gameplay, the host engages with the contestants and keeps the energy high. They encourage the players and make jokes and witty commentary. The show also features several commercial breaks, during which viewers can enter sweepstakes and win prizes.

Syndicated Wheel of Fortune episodes from 1983 still hold up today as a classic and engaging game show. The puzzles are clever, the gameplay is exciting, and the hosts keep viewers entertained. It's a timeless show that has stood the test of time and continues to be a beloved part of American television.

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Winter Wonderland
75. Winter Wonderland
December 22, 2023
US game-show version of "hangman" in which contestants solve word puzzles for cash and prizes.
Winter Wonderland
74. Winter Wonderland
December 21, 2023
US game-show version of "hangman" in which contestants solve word puzzles for cash and prizes.
Winter Wonderland
73. Winter Wonderland
December 20, 2023
US game-show version of "hangman" in which contestants solve word puzzles for cash and prizes.
Winter Wonderland
72. Winter Wonderland
December 19, 2023
US game-show version of "hangman" in which contestants solve word puzzles for cash and prizes.
Winter Wonderland
71. Winter Wonderland
December 18, 2023
US game-show version of "hangman" in which contestants solve word puzzles for cash and prizes.
Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
70. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 15, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
69. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 14, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
68. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 13, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
67. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 12, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
66. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 11, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
65. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 8, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
64. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 7, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
63. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 6, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
62. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 5, 2023
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Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
61. Disney Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway
December 4, 2023
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Great Outdoors
60. Great Outdoors
December 1, 2023
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Great Outdoors
59. Great Outdoors
November 30, 2023
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Great Outdoors
58. Great Outdoors
November 29, 2023
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Great Outdoors
57. Great Outdoors
November 28, 2023
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Great Outdoors
56. Great Outdoors
November 27, 2023
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Shopping Spree
55. Shopping Spree
November 24, 2023
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Shopping Spree
54. Shopping Spree
November 23, 2023
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Shopping Spree
53. Shopping Spree
November 22, 2023
Shopping Spree
Shopping Spree
52. Shopping Spree
November 21, 2023
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Shopping Spree
51. Shopping Spree
November 20, 2023
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Home for the Holidays
50. Home for the Holidays
November 17, 2023
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Home for the Holidays
49. Home for the Holidays
November 16, 2023
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Home for the Holidays
48. Home for the Holidays
November 15, 2023
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Home for the Holidays
47. Home for the Holidays
November 14, 2023
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Home for the Holidays
46. Home for the Holidays
November 13, 2023
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Veterans Week
45. Veterans Week
November 10, 2023
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Veterans Week
44. Veterans Week
November 9, 2023
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Veterans Week
43. Veterans Week
November 8, 2023
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Veterans Week
42. Veterans Week
November 7, 2023
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Episode 41
41. Episode 41
November 6, 2023
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Episode 40
40. Episode 40
November 3, 2023
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Episode 39
39. Episode 39
November 2, 2023
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Episode 38
38. Episode 38
November 1, 2023
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Episode 37
37. Episode 37
October 31, 2023
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Episode 36
36. Episode 36
October 30, 2023
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Halloween Week
35. Halloween Week
October 27, 2023
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Halloween Week
34. Halloween Week
October 26, 2023
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Halloween Week
33. Halloween Week
October 25, 2023
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Halloween Week
32. Halloween Week
October 24, 2023
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Halloween Week
31. Halloween Week
October 23, 2023
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B&B
30. B&B
October 20, 2023
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B&B
29. B&B
October 19, 2023
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B&B
28. B&B
October 18, 2023
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B&B
27. B&B
October 17, 2023
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B&B
26. B&B
October 16, 2023
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Wheel Across America
25. Wheel Across America
October 13, 2023
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Wheel Across America
24. Wheel Across America
October 12, 2023
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Wheel Across America
23. Wheel Across America
October 11, 2023
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Wheel Across America
22. Wheel Across America
October 10, 2023
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Wheel Across America
21. Wheel Across America
October 9, 2023
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Teacher's Week
20. Teacher's Week
October 6, 2023
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Teacher's Week
19. Teacher's Week
October 5, 2023
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Teacher's Week
18. Teacher's Week
October 4, 2023
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Teacher's Week
17. Teacher's Week
October 3, 2023
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Teacher's Week
16. Teacher's Week
October 2, 2023
Teacher's Week
Rail Tour
15. Rail Tour
September 29, 2023
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Episode 14
14. Episode 14
September 28, 2023
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Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 27, 2023
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Episode 12
12. Episode 12
September 26, 2023
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Episode 11
11. Episode 11
September 25, 2023
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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
September 22, 2023
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Episode 9
9. Episode 9
September 21, 2023
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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
September 20, 2023
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Weekend Getaways
7. Weekend Getaways
September 19, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
Weekend Getaways
6. Weekend Getaways
September 18, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
European Vacation
5. European Vacation
September 15, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
European Vacation
4. European Vacation
September 14, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
European Vacation
3. European Vacation
September 13, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
European Vacation
2. European Vacation
September 12, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
European Vacation
1. European Vacation
September 11, 2023
Game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles and spin the big wheel which could bring them a brand-new car or a big check.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (3,532)