The Wheel of Misfortune

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Some people watch Wheel of Fortune every single night and dream about one day spinning the wheel and winning some serious cash alongside Vanna White and Pat Sajak. Other people who have never watched Wheel of Fortune (*cough* *cough*) randomly run into an audition in Las Vegas, end up getting picked to be on the show and have the worst luck, ever. I’ll let you decide which type of people we were. If you need help, check out the video of our show below or over here on YouTube.

Even though we only walked away with a consolation prize of $2,000 (see a quick recap of the game here) Stephanie and I both feel like the experience was totally worth it. We got to hang in Vegas a few times, be on one of the most popular game shows in the world, meet some amazing people, hang with Vanna and Pat and still walk away with enough cash to pay for our flights. Not a bad deal if you ask me (although we would have looked A-MA-ZING in that red Mercedes SUV).

To close out this post, here are a few awesome shots that our friend Alfred took off of his DVR recording. A few things I’d like explain — 1. I was pointing at EVERYTHING for some reason, not real sure why 2. Stephanie makes that million dollar wedge look GOOD, doesn’t she? and 3. Pat Sajak is my homeboy!

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This is the wedding photo that we decided to put on the show — check out the full version below

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What’s a Hupfer wedding without the Chicken Limo? (we took this on our first date)

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I’m not really sure why I was pointing so much, but it seemed like a good idea at the time

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Yep, Pat Sajak is my homeboy. It’s true.


Talkies (we love hearing from you!)

8 Talkies! to “The Wheel of Misfortune”

  1. Evan Gottschalk on February 22nd, 2011 8:31 pm

    Hi Mr. Hupfer! I enjoyed the Wheel of Fortune spoof. Wait, was that real?

  2. Ryan Hupfer on February 23rd, 2011 11:26 pm

    Ummm, yeah that was for real. Do you think that I would have us lose that bad in a spoof? :)

  3. Beth on February 24th, 2011 1:58 am

    Oh my god! I’m so jealous! It seems I’m always sitting down to dinner when wheel comes on and I always wondered what it would be like to give the wheel a spin. Congrats on having the opportunity!
    Too bad you missed the out on the red mercedes;(

  4. Too Bad... on March 18th, 2011 9:59 am

    I saw you on Wheel of Fortune on that night, to my surprise.

    It would’ve been nice if you’d have won more, but at least America got to see Hup and Steph!

  5. Melanie on June 18th, 2011 10:49 am

    Thx for the blog you 2! I found it while researching ” how to get on Wheel of Fortune” as I’m sitting here with butterflies in my tummy preparing to head to the Desoto Civic Center which is located right out of Memphis, TN. Yep.. the Wheelmobile is in town and me and my 4 closest girlfriends are going to “represent” our hometown, Horn Lake, MS. I’ll let you know how it goes and If my name gets drawn.

  6. Ryan on January 24th, 2012 7:51 am

    Thanks for the info on the auditions and everything. I was invited to an audition next week (February 2nd, 2012) in NYC and I’m pretty nervous. I’ve watched Wheel of Fortune since I was just a small child and can’t wait for my chance.

  7. Chelpete Photography on April 19th, 2012 9:01 am

    Hello you two! I enjoyed the blog post, as well as the wheel videos! I thought I would be more nervous than I already am, but I received an email today about an audition as a military spouse (oh joy!) I really want to make it happen! Seeing how your experience was nothing nerve wracking, I can totally do this! Happened upon your existence googling about “auditioning for wheel of fortune” and your lovely faces popped up. Glad I came across you guys. BTW…Have a facebook fan club? I’d love to hear about your latest happenings!

  8. Dan on August 11th, 2012 1:26 pm

    Hey guys!

    LOVED reading about your experience with the show! I auditioned myself about 4 weeks ago and received the letter telling me I’m going to be on the show! Just waiting for the call! Any advice for when I tape? Thanks and keep on rockin!

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