Dumb Answer of the Week
What Happens When You Speak Before You Think.
January 16th -
January 27th, 2012
Text by: Jim Williams
More often than not one spins the
"Wheel of Fortune".
In the case of Margie Bannister, the "Wheel of Fortune" spun her.
Through two toss ups and 1 round, Margie has no money. But, alas she has
a chance to finally make hay in...
The Mystery Round.
As you can see, Margie has done well to this point. The puzzle seems
fairly obvious at this point, and she has $3,150 to her name. She keeps
on spinning and lands on...
Top Dollar Value!
She should probably call for an "R" here to get an additional $10,500.
Eh, there's the obvious D in the puzzle.
There are multiple Rs and Ys that could have given her more money.
Perhaps, we should just chalk this miscue up to nerves.
On her next spin she lands on $600 and calls an "R" and gets the puzzle
solved to the following point.
Not content, Margie spins once more and lands on...
Wait. Who the heck let ponies into this article?
Anyway, Margie calls for an "L", which is in the puzzle. When you add
the $1,000 for the "L" in "Huckleberry", Margie would be gambling $9,450
on a 50/50 shot that the underside of the mystery wedge has $10,000 on
it. Surely, she'll take the $1,000 and move on.
"I came to win, Pat. I'm gonna pick it up."
And I bet you know what happens next, Dr. Rumack.
First ponies, then Dr. Rumack, and now Ron Popeil?!? What is this
But, to Mr. Set It & Forget It's point, we're not done with Margie's
Let's go to the next puzzle which just so happens to be a...
ZOMG! PRIZE PUZZLE! B-A-N-A-N-A-Z! LMFAO!
Well, Margie has another meltdown. After her competitors hit "Bankrupt"
and "Lose a Turn" respectively, Margie completes the puzzle to the
Margie has $3,900, and with hesitation solves the puzzle.
LaBarron follows by correctly solving the puzzle, and wins a $5,065 trip
to Hawaii just for knowing how to properly say the word "picturesque".
In the end, Margie received the house minimum of $1,000 for her
troubles, but more importantly she wins the latest GSG "Dumb Answer of
What? You were expecting some sort of graphic or one liner relating
Margie's poor play to Pat Sajak's admission to being drunk on the job
back in the day?
There! Happy now?!? He's hittin' the bottle!