Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Iconic game show brings in celebs for charity.

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Positive Messages

It’s a game show, but it’s being played for charity. As a result, no celebrity leaves with less than $30K for their chosen charity. 

Positive Role Models

The hosts are White, but there are some Black and ethnically diverse contestants who play the game. Some contestants are members of the LGBTQ+ community. Pat Sajak refers to both men and women as "guys" sometimes. 

Violence & Scariness

Some contestants are loud and yell, but it’s all in good fun.

Sexy Stuff

Sometimes the banter has some suggestive edge to it that will go over the heads of young kids,  but nothing sexually explicit is discussed. 

Language

Words like "hell" are sometimes used among contestants. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune is a Wheel Of Fortune spin-off that features celebrities earning cash for charitable causes. Like the original, it’s lively and family-friendly, but on occasion there’s some slightly edgy banter that will go over most kids’ heads. Some contestants like to yell, too, but it's all in good fun. 

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Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat February 3, 2021

Pretty good show.

It’s ok. Not like regular Wheel of Fortune.

What's the story?

CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE is a Wheel Of Fortune spin-off featuring popular celebs playing for charity. Pat Sajak and Vanna White host the series, which offers multiple opportunities to win a million dollars for their chosen cause. Bonus cash is also handed out so that no one leaves with less than $30K. Viewers at home also get a chance to play for cash, too. 

Is it any good?

This lively installment of the Wheel Of Fortune franchise offers viewers the same vowel-buying fun that the original series offers. Adding to the fray are the antics of the contestants, including people like Supermarket Sweep’s Leslie Jones, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, skateboarder Tony Hawk, and actress Teri Hatcher, who all enjoy the chance to play the iconic game and to win cash for charity. 

It’s not the first time celebrities have appeared on Wheel of Fortune. But Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune marks the first time that the series is airing on prime time. Meanwhile, despite the multiple opportunities the game offers to win the big jackpot, it still makes the process very complicated, which makes watching all the more fun. It’s a highly entertaining show being played for good causes -- a win for everyone. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why people watch game shows. Is it the competition for cash and prizes that make them fun? Or is it the personalities of the hosts and contestants?

  • Did you know that Wheel Of Fortune has been on the air since 1975? And that Pat Sajak and Vanna White have been on it since 1983? What do you think has made it one of the most popular game shows in the world?

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