How Drinking On The Job Almost Ended Pat Sajak's Career

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Pat Sajak is best known as the host of Wheel of Fortune, a job he’s held for over 35 years. 

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What many people don’t know is that in the early days of his career, Sajak actually hosted some episodes of the show while drunk.

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In an interview with Vulture, Sajak revealed that during his first few years on the show. 

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He would often go out drinking with the show’s producer before filming. As a result, he would sometimes show up to work drunk.

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Fortunately, Sajak says that he was never actually drunk on air. 

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However, there were times when he was clearly drunk off-camera. 

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In one instance, Sajak even fell off his chair while hosting the show.

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Despite his drinking, Sajak says that he was never actually drunk on air. 

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However, there were times when he was clearly drunk off-camera. 

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In one instance, Sajak even fell off his chair while hosting the show.

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