Did you know he was the original host of Wheel of Fortune? He made the mistake of pushing Merv Griffin a little too hard on contract negotiations, and was banished to a life of Love Connection. (Those of us who worked at WPOP when Merv owned the station learned that Merv would only give so much.)
Merv replaced Woolery with a weatherman named Pat Sajak, who seems to have done just fine. And in case you haven’t seen this, on Friday, a contestant solved a 27-letter phrase with just one letter and an apostrophe on the board.
Sajak’s reaction is great, but I really love the expression of the contestant on the left of the screen. He looks like he got kicked where it hurts, and never saw it coming.