Dumb Answer of the Week
What Happens When You Speak Before You Think.

January 15th - January 21st, 2011

Text by: Jim Williams

This week's dumb answer comes straight from contestant's row.



Say hello to Rachel as she comes on down at the start of the show. She's about to bid on the first item up for bid on The Price is Right!



"It's a new scooter!" Specifically, it's a Kymco People 150 scooter.

After hearing bids of $1500 & $2000 which are sensible. It's Rachel's turn.



That's the face of someone who doesn't know where they are and what they're doing. Alright, Rachel, lay it on us.



"$7000?"



Thank you, Miz.

Apparently, Rachel was thinking she was bidding on an actual motorcycle as opposed to a scooter.

Needless to say, she overshot the runway with her bid. The actual retail price was $2799.

Don't feel too bad for Rachel. She won wake boarding equipment (the show's 3rd item up for bids), and after losing the Hi-Lo game, she won her showcase showdown and ultimately came within $655 of the price of her showcase and won a trip to Hawaii, time on a yacht and more for a total haul of $26,484.

That said, Rachel has some all too true words that any contestant on the show can relate to.



"This is so much easier when you're watching it on television."

Truer words have yet to be spoken.