Pat Sajak Cries - See What Brought Him To Tears
By Dave Basner
September 2, 2021
Longtime Wheel Of Fortune host Pat Sajak isn't afraid to share his emotions with his fans. On recent episodes of the game show, he's revealed sad news, like the passing of his beloved 12-year-old dog, Stella, and he's shared happy news, like that his son Patrick has become a doctor having completing med school.
Now, Sajak let his Twitter followers know that he had a little cry this week, explaining that he tried to avoid it but couldn't. In his latest tweet, Pat wrote, "I promised myself I wouldn’t cry this time when they sang 'La Marseillaise' at Rick’s in Casablanca on @tcm. I broke my promise."
Nearly 80 years after Casablanca's 1942 release, it is still moving people like Pat. If you aren't familiar with the scene, in it, French refugees are at a bar enjoying themselves until their Nazi occupants start singing German patriotic anthem "Die Wacht am Rhein," upsetting the crowd. To combat it, they all sing the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," drowning out the Germans and bringing tears to the eyes of some of the film's viewers.