I’d like to buy a vow–bleargh!

In a recent interview with Dan Le Batard on ESPN2 (which often fills their “sports” content with spelling contests and Skip Bayless), Pat Sajak admitted that he and co-host Vanna White were often spinning under the influence in early episodes of Wheel of Fortune. The pair would take two-and-a-half hour lunches at a Mexican restaurant, Los Arcos, and consume anywhere from “two or three or six” margaritas before taping the last episodes of the day.

Sajak joked that they would “have trouble recognizing the alphabet,” which probably explains why the show eventually switched to touchscreen letters for Vanna.