Wheel of Fortune host and stealth tea partier Pat Sajak gave an interview to ESPN 2's Dan Le Batard and revealed that he and Vanna White used to get so drunk on the set of their show, they "had trouble recognizing the alphabet."
LE BATARD: Have you ever hosted Wheel of Fortune while a little bit drunk?
SAJAK: Yes. When I fist started, and was much younger, and could tolerate those things. We had a different show back then. You didn't win money, you won fake money with which you could buy cheesy prizes. The turntable would go around, and housewives from Teaneck would say, 'Uh, for a hundred dollars I'll have the lamp— no— I'll have the—' It was the the most boring two minutes in television. But because we had all those prizes we had endless time between shows. Our dinner break would be two and a half hours long while they drove in cars and boats and gazebos.... We had a place called Los Arcos…. They had great margaritas, so 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.