File this one under the category of “Before & After.”
Pat Sajak admitted during an interview of ESPN2′s “Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable” that a little (or a lot of) booze played a role during “Wheel of Fortune’s” early years.
While on break between taping episodes of the show, Sajak said that he and Vanna White would find themselves with time to kill during dinner breaks, so they opted to head across the street to throw back some margaritas at a local Mexican restaurant.
“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. They’re really great tapes to get a hold of,” Sajak said. “I think the average number was cuatro (four).”
Of course, he notes, that would be out of the question now.
“Now if I were to inhale a cork from a bottle of wine I would probably keel over,” he said.
Ah, the stories they could tell…