Ricky Gervais returned to host the Golden Globes on Sunday, and while his monologue sparked some controversy, one person who clearly loved it was “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. On Monday, the 73-year-old game show host took to Twitter to make a special request for his funeral.
“Just updated my will. Requesting
@rickygervais to speak at my funeral,” he wrote.
“He’s gotta first speak at the funerals of everyone he killed last night,” one fan joked in response.
“And that’s what I love capitalism – we know that @rickygervais won’t get anymore Hollywood gigs, but he will make a fortune in the new market of funereal speakers!” another said.
“Not wishing anything negative for you, but can we buy advanced tickets? Just to be prepared,” someone else commented.
Gervais roasted Hollywood during the open of the awards show on Sunday, telling everyone nominated to “f–k off.”
“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f–k off. OK?” he said.
Sajak was hospitalized late last year with a blocked intestine. That health scare led to Vanna White taking over hosting duties for about a month’s worth of shows. Sajak is set to return to the show soon, but most have been very impressed with White’s time serving as his replacement.
She talked to Us Weekly recently about hosting the show.
“It was good,” White said. “It was different. It was fun. But I’m glad he’s back. … I learned that I was very uncomfortable doing it and agreeing to do it because it was just so out of my comfort zone, but I learned that I could step up to the plate if I had to.”
“I have never even thought of hosting the show,” White continued. “Never crossed my mind. But obviously, I stepped in, took one for the team to fill in for him because I’m very familiar with the show after all these years. And our executive producer thought I was the perfect person to do that in his absence.”