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Pat Sajak mocks ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant’s interview: ‘Most pointless story ever told’

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During the player interviews on Wheel of Fortune, Wednesday, contestant Scott Ingwersen used his time to thank some good Samaritans who helped him many years ago.

“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 recalled. “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 wanna say thank you to them 30 years later.”

Long-time host Pat Sajak was in the news recently for asking viewers to “have a little heart” and to be kinder to contestants. But his response to Scott’s story was anything but kind.

“That may have been the most pointless story ever told,” Sajak said. “And you told it, Scott. Congratulations to you.”

Fans were shocked by Pat’s harsh reaction to Scott’s story, One viewer even tweeted, “Is Pat Sajak trying to get fired?”

Despite being mocked, Scott enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame and even took home some cash. In all he won $5,700.

Video Transcript

PAT SAJAK: Why am I mentioning this? But it's on your card. You had your big toe chopped off. Why are you telling this?

SCOTT INGWERSEN: Yeah, it's important to know that when I was 12 years old, I was writing a 10-speed bike with flip-flops. And I fell and completely cut off the top of my toe.

KYLIE MAR: During the player interviews on "Wheel of Fortune" Wednesday, contestant Scott Ingwersen used his time to thank some good Samaritans who helped him many years ago.

SCOTT INGWERSEN: 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 was reattached. And I just wanted to say thank you to them 30 years later.

KYLIE MAR: Long-time host Pat Sajak was in the news recently for asking viewers to have a little heart and to be kinder to contestants, but his response to Scott's story was anything but kind.

PAT SAJAK: That may have been the most pointless story ever told on here.

SCOTT INGWERSEN: Great. I'll take it.

PAT SAJAK: And you told it, Scott. Congratulations to you.

SCOTT INGWERSEN: Thank you.

KYLIE MAR: Fans were shocked by Pat's harsh reaction to Scott's story, with one viewer even asking if the host was trying to get fired. But despite being mocked, Scott enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame and even took home some cash.

PAT SAJAK: You did all right, Scott. $5,700.

SCOTT INGWERSEN: Woo.

PAT SAJAK: Congratulations.

SCOTT INGWERSEN: Thank you.

PAT SAJAK: Thanks for letting us have some fun tonight. Appreciate it.