Pat Sajak Made Fun Of A Contestant For Telling “The Most Pointless Story Ever Told”

March 10, 2022 / Posted by:

Pat Sajak has been known to get a little sassy with the contestants on Wheel of Fortune. A year ago there were reports that producers were sick of his snark and wanted him to take a break. But he didn’t. And now 75-year-old Pat is getting some backlash online after joking that a contestant’s interview anecdote was “the most pointless story ever told.” Aw geez, is all the rage he suppressed during the “Another feather in your cap” debacle finally starting to bubble over?

Pat gave us the sass while speaking to contestant Scott Ingersen during the show’s player interview segment. Pat referred to his note cards and brought up the fact that Scott had a story to tell. He already seemed very much over the whole thing before Scott even opened his mouth, via Yahoo!:

“Why am I mentioning this?” Sajak asked. “It’s on your card. You had your big toe chopped off. Why are you telling this?”

“It’s important to know that when I was 12 years old, I was riding a 10-speed bike with flip-flops, and I fell and completely cut off the top of my toe,” Ingwersen explained. “The next car that came by were two paramedics that were on their way to their job, and they said, “It’s just a laceration.” But I didn’t know what that was, so it freaked me out even more. And my toe is reattached, and I just want to say thank you to them 30 years later.”

The audience seemed to like Scott’s story, but Pat shushed them, and sarcastically joked, “That may have been the most pointless story ever told. And you told it, Scott. Congratulations to you.” Scott responded, “Great, I’ll take it! Thank you.” Then Pat giggled and said, “Nice to have you here,” before moving on to the next contestant interview. Here’s the video:

The incident comes a week after Wheel of Fortune contestants went viral for not getting a pretty obvious clue. Pat defended the players in a lengthy Twitter thread, and asked fans to “have a little heart” and stop mocking them online:

And then Pat trended on Twitter:

I think the real issue here is that Scott’s story wasn’t even bad. Dude almost lost a toe! That’s actually pretty exciting. If Pat wants to hear some real pointless stories, might I suggest he heads on over to the Jeopardy! set? Some of those nerds’ so-called “anecdotes” are mere sentences. Shit like “my father I once traveled to Poland and we rode the train” or “One time I accidentally received my neighbor’s mail.” And…? AND?!?


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