'Wheel of Fortune' fans 'floored,' left laughing at Pat Sajak's stern exchange with contestant

Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
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"Wheel of Fortune" contestants may be on a game show, but Pat Sajak is not playing around.

Fans of the show fixated on a stern look Sajak gave contestant Greg Wylie on Wednesday's episode after a playful conversation about Wylie's fencing hobby.

"It’s more Renaissance outfits and we do competitive fencing tournaments, you can do multiple players on the field,” Wylie said. "So basically I go out on the weekend and stab my friends. So it’s very cathartic."

Sajak then changed the subject to talk about Wylie's wife of 14 years and their two daughters, 14 and 12 the latter of which who is "basically a teenager now."

"Well just stay on guard,” Sajak joked. “Fencing humor there."

As Sajak was turning to a commercial break, Wylie jumped in and said "I got the point." The contestant's joke led Sajak to turn away from the camera and back to Wylie.

Sajak's glare became the star of the show with many chiming in on Twitter about how his look had them "floored."

"@patsajak and @WheelofFortune that was the most amazing #bout I have ever seen!!! Couldn’t stop laughing," tweeted @sarahdaly1177.

"I’m so glad someone captured this because I was laughing so hard," tweeted @shleppy67.

"Pat about to lose it on this guy, again," wrote @shleppy67 who was likely referring to Sajak's encounter with another contestant the week prior.

On a Nov. 25 episode of "Wheel of Fortune," Sajak jokingly went off on a contestant calling him "ungrateful" and later apologized for doing so.

The moment happened when Darin McBain guessed the word "kitchen oven" correctly but was confused by the term.

"Kitchen oven? What was that?" McBain said. "Who calls it a kitchen oven?"

"You won, don't argue, Darin! You got the puzzle," Sajak said. "Ungrateful players, I've had it!"

Sajak later apologized to McBain saying: "I'm sorry I yelled at you, Darin. I just don't remember your mother giving us trouble like you did."

According to Yahoo! and Good Housekeeping, McBain's mother was a contestant on the game show in 1982.

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