Spending 36 years working with the same person could easily be enough to drive a person up the walls, and there have been many instances in which such things happened in far less time. But for Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White and Pat Sajak, that kind of hyperbolic misery doesn't ever seem to occur, and White revealed that the two have only had one argument in close to four decades of their TV partnership.
It. Was. About. Condiments. Seriously, condiments. Here's how White put it:
Believe it or not, Pat Sajak and I have only had one argument in 36 years and that was over putting ketchup on a hotdog. I agree it is [weird].
Now, no one is arguing against the importance of that dispute here, since the validations and invalidations of ketchup and mustard on hotdogs are the building blocks of society, and allow for shorthand judgments to be made about other people. That stuff is totally important.
However, it's pretty shocking that this is the ONLY argument that Vanna White and Pat Sajak have ever had. It's likely that this claim spins its own bit of hyperbole, and that the two have probably had an untimely tiff or two in the past, but clearly nothing worth bringing up.
Though if that really was the only disagreement of note in their long tenure together, that's applause-worthy. I've had coworkers in the past that I wished vile pain upon just minutes after meeting them. Apparently the thing I've been doing wrong is "not working with Vanna White and Pat Sajak."
For those keeping score, the fashion-friendly Vanna White told Fox News that she opts to use both ketchup and mustard when making her own hot dogs. Pat Sajak, on the other hand, is a fan of only using mustard, so he's clearly a monster. (Just kidding!) Nobody brought up mayonnaise or relish or onions or chili, either.
Here are some other arguments I would have assumed Vanna White had with Pat Sajak at some point in the past 36 years.
1. If the board could fit the word "anesthesiologist" or not.
2. Whether or not it's okay to use the Bankrupt sound effect as a text message tone.
3. The perfect letter combination for the Bonus Round puzzle.
4. Who would do better on Jeopardy!
5. The best way to avoid aging.
6. Chicago pizza or New York pizza?
7. Best toppings on Chicago pizza.
8. Best toppings on New York pizza.
9. Where can we get some pizza right now?
10. What the biggest contestant fail has been.
Those are arguments we've all had at one time or another, right? Well, maybe not all of them, but many people are always game to try and determine what the biggest screw-up of all-time is. Luckily, the video below pulled a bunch of examples together.
On a more positive note, Wheel of Fortune made history just recently when Pat Sajak made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for having "the longest career as a game show host for the same show." Said career was, at the time, 35 years and 198 days long. And it's only getting longer, with Sajak and Vanna White both contracted to guide Wheel of Fortune through 2022.
Wheel of Fortune is currently weekdays in syndication, so be sure to check your local listings to see when and where the show is playing in your area. No one is in danger of missing out on White and Sajak getting into a brawl, but that's not why we watch the show anyway.