Pat Sajak responds to Jason DeRusha on Twitter

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Master and student: Pat Sajak and Jason DeRusha
That's gotta feel good. Last night, Jason DeRusha managed through Twitter to snag the attention of Pat Sajak, one of his idols while growing up.

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Although Sajak is quite active on social media, it's not everyday that the host of one of the longest-running game shows*, and a legend of TV entertainment, gets in touch. Of course, it wasn't unprovoked. 

DeRusha had been watching Wheel of Fortune when he decided to broadcast a remark from his son, Seth.

"They're getting a little old," said the eight-year-old boy, referring to 67-year-old Sajak and ageless Vanna White.

Soon Sajak had jumped into the convo to make fun of himself:

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The PDA continued on Instagram, where one commenter welcomed DeRusha into the "League of Awesomeness." Another said, "You win the Internet today."

As a boy growing up in Des Plaines, Illinois, DeRusha watched plenty of daytime television and became fixated on game shows -- an artificial reality where a wit reigns supreme but often at his own expense.

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19 comments
MargoF
MargoF

I think Pat Sajak is scary and would not allow my kids to interact with him online.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

It's cute how you make fun of the fact you throw out factually incorrect information. Stay smug!

kari99
kari99

I love this story. It's a light hearted fun piece. Not sure why others are so critical in these comments. In an age where the stories seem to be only about misguided celebrities, bullying, health care angst... Well I like a fun story that makes me smile. Plus, seriously how do you not love Pat or Jason?

Adrian Stumpf
Adrian Stumpf

Always heard good things about Sajak. Great story!

Jason DeRusha
Jason DeRusha

Yeah, this is the Internet! How dare you write about something silly and slightly entertaining? HOW DARE YOU!

Lisa Grimm
Lisa Grimm

Love this so much Jason DeRusha!

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

Bad enough this warrants blogging, but get your shit straight, Jesse. 


How, by any stretch of the imagination, is this the longest-running game show? TPIR dates back to '72 in its current run, and the current four-decade run is the second incarnation of the concept. WOF debuted in '75 and was a new concept. 

I know it's just a blog, and this is as far from news as you can get, but think, just a little, before you make a statement of fact. 

#TweetsAreYours

Pants
Pants

God this is the dumbest.

Dave Eckblad
Dave Eckblad

This isn't news. Twitter exists for learning about things that happen on twitter.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

@Jason DeRusha Please, take yourself more seriously!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Dave Eckblad twitter exists to give POWER to the weak

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