Changes to Wheel of Fortune Have Some Fans Furious
Earlier this week kicked off the 39th season of Wheel of Fortune and though Pat Sajak and Vanna White are still hosting the series there were some notable changes to the set and the game for the latest batch of episodes. The updated set and a new version of the classic theme song are just some of the changes made to the show with others including certain wedges being removed from the board entirely, new theme music for certain puzzles, and that Sajak no longer personally does the final spin of the wheel. That said, not everyone that regularly watches is liking what they're seeing, as you can find in the reactions we collected below.
"If you think about it, by doing the "final spin" I, as host, had an impact on the outcome of the game and that has always bothered me because it just didn't feel right," Sajak told Today about the changes to the game, highlighting why this one was a positive. "With this change, only the contestants determine the outcome of the game and the host does not impose themself in any way."
News of these changes to Wheel of Fortune also came with the report that Sajak and White are set to continue with the show through at least the 2023-2024 TV season. It's unclear if any of the changes to the game will last through that season as well but if fans are vocal enough about it, they might get changed.
This new Wheel of Fortune set/music pic.twitter.com/pVsR7KPqjT— Daynah Singh (@Daynah_Singh) September 13, 2021
Bold choice of Wheel of Fortune to make their music and sound effects significantly more annoying for the new season— Zoe Kennard (@ZoeKennard) September 13, 2021
Who signed off on this?
Excuse me @WheelofFortune, what’s with the new Toss Up tune?! Who signed off on this change? #WheelOfFortune #mondaythoughts pic.twitter.com/nWPN9jxkQh— Erin Hillman (@One_BossyLady) September 13, 2021
Sorry, Wheel of Fortune. I do not care for any of the new music. pic.twitter.com/HpSc72PqCO— Peggy W (@Peggyw66) September 13, 2021
Husband owned online lol
My husband dislikes the new Wheel of Fortune soundboard so much he logged into Twitter to his 23 follower account to see if others felt the same— frank twill (@FrankieTwill) September 13, 2021
"Completely different game"
The new Wheel of Fortune music and graphics make it seem like a completely different game— Will Forrest, USPS Fan Account (@cinephillya) September 13, 2021
Anyone else deeply irked by the new wheel of fortune music? Just me?— lydia 🦌 (@lydprue) September 13, 2021
We can no longer blame Pat
The contestant now does the Final Spin in Wheel of Fortune.
We can no longer blame Pat Sajak for crappy spins.#WheelofFortune pic.twitter.com/cfYSK4EkxX— AC 😷 (@ACinPhilly) September 14, 2021
At least there's one
Wheel of Fortune brought back it’s old theme song. I’m very happy about this.— Not Amy Adams (@AmyAcdms) September 15, 2021