Pat Sajak has been an American institution for most of our lives. The charming, affable, and sometimes sarcastic Sajak has been at the helm of the much-loved game show “Wheel of Fortune” since 1981. Sajak took the reins from another legend, Chuck Woolery. After all, you don’t hand a winning franchise like “Wheel” to a complete amateur or to someone the public doesn’t like. Or do you?
Sajak, now 76, announced this week that he will soon leave the show. He said: “Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!)”
We said he was sarcastic! No names have been mentioned by Sajak or anyone else as to who will replace the legend in September, but one far less loved leftist talk show host has tossed her large hat into the ring.
Wh00psiE would destroy the show almost instantly. Sajak is a republican & left politics out of the show. NBC would be fools to take her offer.
Whoopi Goldberg says she wants to take over 'Wheel of Fortune' after Pat Sajak retirement. https://t.co/oxs88p5pgs
— CJ4America (@GrammyC4Zone) June 16, 2023
On a recent episode of “The View,” the “ladies” were interviewing Ken Jennings of “Jeopardy!” and asked his opinion on who he thought would be the new host. While he didn’t have much to offer, the lovable Joy Behar said, “Whoopi wants that job.” Unfortunately, Jennings didn’t say, ‘I’ll take things nobody wants for 1,000.00’.
Instead, Whoopi jumped in: “I want that job. I think it would be lots of fun.”
The question is, fun for whom? Whoopi Goldberg appeals to exactly less than half of America’s population. Her polarizing views on everything from race to women’s sports have turned off a huge segment of our society.
It’s also not as if The View posts huge numbers, either. Goldberg simply isn’t a likable, compelling personality. Her presence on an iconic show like Wheel of Fortune would be a mistake on a grand scale.
To add an extra layer of nightmare to an already nightmare scenario, Behar jokingly suggested she could team up with Sara Haines and be letter turners. That is a puzzle no one wants to solve.
Likely the ladies were just joking and filling air time since there was no new race-related or Donald Trump news to report. They don’t have much to say otherwise.
However, it isn’t as if Whoopi doesn’t have game show experience. She was a producer and held down a square on the 90s reboot of Hollywood Squares. The show was also a beloved franchise, and the 90s reboot did well.
The difference is, Goldberg was still fairly beloved in the late 90s. She had yet to take the hard left stance that she owns now. It would be suicide for the “Wheel” franchise to even think about offering the job to such a polarizing, divisive individual.
Game shows are supposed to be mindless entertainment, not left-wing platforms. Jeopardy! has gone left with Ken Jennings, and the early returns aren’t good. Let’s hope Wheel can be spared a similar fate and an exciting, likable new face takes the helm.
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