Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

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Three contestants (occasionally three pairs of contestants) compete against each other to solve a word puzzle, similar to those seen in the game hangman. The name of the show comes from the large wheel that determines the dollar amounts and prizes won (or lost) by the contestants.

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It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  18 
A Change of Heart

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Barney's doctor asks him what happened the night before, while wearing his heart monitor. Barney recalls the night saying he watched 'Wheel of Fortune'.

Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
A Hero Sits Next Door

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Peter, Brian, and Chris are shown watching Wheel of Fortune where the puzzle looks like "GO _UCK YOURSELF" (the actual solution is "GO TUCK YOURSELF IN")

Family Guy:
Season:  13  / Episode:  4 
Brian the Closer

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Vanna White turns around the letters for "Quagmire" in Brian's big teeth

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  7 
Burt's Parents

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
After Burt's parents leave, Virginia suggests that since they still have a few hours before Burt's parents' big screen tv is reposessed, they should see what 'Wheel of Fortune' looks like on a 72" 3D television.

Wilfred:
Season:  3  / Episode:  2 
Comfort

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  22 
Family Guy Viewer Mail #2

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
During the Chap of the Manor segment, the British version of the Griffins watch the British version of 'Wheel of Fortune', titled Wheel of Politeness.

The King of Queens:
Season:  3  / Episode:  17 
Inner Tube

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
While sick in bed, Doug is dreaming that he is a part of different television shows. In one dream he, along with Arthur and Carrie, is a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. The answer to the puzzle is "Doug Heffernan is a big fat liar".

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Lillian is watching 'Wheel of Fortune' when Titus comes home from his Spider-Man musical audition.

The Middle:
Season:  3  / Episode:  4 
Major Changes

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Frankie discovers that an old high school classmate, Pam Staggs, is going to be a contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune' and it causes Frankie to re-evaulate her own life.

Family Guy:
Season:  14  / Episode:  19 
Run, Chris, Run

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Chris plans to watch Wheel of Fortune while eating dinner off a TV tray

Family Guy:
Season:  16  / Episode:  6 
The D in Apartment 23

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Brian watches this in his new apartment.

Friends:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
Chandler walks into the apartment while Joey is watching 'Wheel of Fortune'. The puzzle is 'Mount Rushmore', although Joey is sure that it's 'Count Rushmore'.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  4  / Episode:  9 
Turn Table Turn

This Television Episode refers to Wheel of Fortune
During Blanca's flashback, she is a caretaker for an elderly woman. The woman complains that her daughter wants to put her in a nursing home where she'll be left to watch 'Wheel of Fortune' and drool on herself.

It is shown on these movies...

The Maiden Heist

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Wheel of Fortune is on TV while Roger rubs his wife's feet.
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Shrek 2
part of Shrek

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This Movie refers to Wheel of Fortune
The Gingerbread Man watches a parody of this game show called, "Wheel of Torture".

It is referred to by these books...

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
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This Book refers to Wheel of Fortune
W. Kamau Bell writes about spending time with his grandmother, watching game shows such as 'The Price is Right', 'Wheel of Fortune', 'Password', 'Super Password', 'Deal of the Century' and 'Joker's Wild'. (p. 27)

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Pennsylvania Lottery Commercial - Spin to Win!

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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

 

Oz:
Season:  5  / Episode:  5 
Wheel of Fortune