Guess what was spinning as fast as the wheel? Pat Sajak's head!
The host of "Wheel of Fortune" since 1983 says he and sidekick Vanna White would get blotto before taping old episodes of the show. On their two-and-a-half hour breaks, they'd hit Los Arcos -- a Mexican restaurant near their Burbank, Calif. studio -- to slam margaritas.
"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," Sajak told Dan Le Batard of ESPN2's "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable" recently.
"They're really great tapes to get a hold of."
Sajak, 65, said he would "be hesitant" to have a drink now, but "when I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things, we had a different show then."
Was that show better or worse?
"I have no idea if the shows were any good," Sajak said, "but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK."