While you may want to buy a vowel, Pat Sajak wants to buy a drink. The long-time Wheel of Fortune host revealed to Dan Le Batard that he used to host the show while intoxicated, according to People.com.
Batard, of Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable, asked the Sajak if he had ever hosted the show drunk and the host answered, “Yes. When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things. We had a different show then.”
Originally, the show had a two-and-a-half hour dinner break during which Sajak, 65, and his co-host, Vanna White, would stop into Los Arcos, a Mexican restaurant in Burbank, for margaritas.
“Vanna and I would … have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet,” he says, reports People.com. “I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did okay.”
Sajak says he no longer drinks before or during the show, but maybe it would be more fun if he did!