This popular hangman typle game was created by Merv Griffin that was first hosted & co-hosted by Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford. 3 players spun a big wooden wheel for money and tried to guess letters on a big puzzle board and used the money to by prizes. In 1981, former weatherman from LA, Pat Sajak took over and Vanna White (who was a contestant on The Price is Right in 1980) began turning letters in 1982. In 1983, the show went into Syndication & has been on TV since 1975. There have also been versions of the show in four or five other countries.
Theme used from 1983 to 1989.
Christmas 1981 intro.
Intro used from 1999 to 2000.
This is a vintage intro from 1988, showcasing that episode's prizes, as well as Vanna White.