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After 42 years of hosting “Wheel of Fortune,” Pat Sajak’s patience is wearing thin.
And Friday, some poor woman named Debbie found out first-hand.
During the first triple Toss-Up of the evening, Debbie solved all three puzzles incorrectly.
“Taking a nap!” Debbie buzzed in. But Sajak said the answer was incorrect.
The puzzle was solved shortly after by another contestant calling out, “Hailing a cab.”
“I like the ‘taking a nap’ one better,” Sajak teased.
Debbie and her granddaughter rang in with the wrong answer a second time, and Sajak once again declined the answer.
During the third and final toss-up, Debbie was wrong yet again.
We’ll call it a reverse hat trick.
“Why are you bothering?” Sajak asked her.
He must have realized he sounded like a jerk because the 76-year-old host then tried to lighten the mood.
“I don’t care what happened. I could listen to you solve Toss-Ups all night long,” Sajak said.
Don’t mess with Pat Sajak.
Honestly, Debbie lived my worst nightmare. I am an absolute whiz at “Wheel of Fortune” in my living room.
Humble brag: I am undefeated in my family.
But with the pressure of bright lights and a live studio audience, I’m terrified I’d buckle and become an Internet meme.
And then to have Pat Sajak berate you on top of that? No thank you.
I remember one episode where he yelled at a woman to “solve the darn puzzle” because she spun the wheel more times than he wanted.
And how about that time he scolded a lady for prematurely touching the wheel?
And that time he scolded another guy for doing the same thing?
And then there was the episode when Sajak just outright assaulted a dude.
No, no, I’m not trying to embarrass myself or experience the wrath of Sajak.
I’ll continue to play from my couch where it’s safe.