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

September 24th - October 1st, 2012

Text by: Jim Williams

The latest Dumb Answer of the Week comes from Monday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune".

It's not too often that we get a DAotW from a Toss Up puzzle. It's even rarer that we get one from the opening Toss Up puzzle.

Place your bets on who will flub things up!

Vicki, Joe or Kim?

Red, Yellow or Blue?

Left, Center or Right?

1, 2 or 3?

Alright, here's the puzzle.

Joe buzzes in.

Wow. Just wow.

Kim buzzes in right after, and blanks on the second word in the puzzle as well, but at least she didn't say Stockholm was in Germany!

Eventually Vickie gets the proper solution...

...and $1,000.

Now, you may think I'm being a little on the harsh side to Joe. But, as you'll find out, I have every right to bash him.

During the contestant interview, we find out the following about Joe...


Ahem, sorry.

Joe ended up winning the house minimum of $1,000 after solving the show's first puzzle.

There must be something about armed forces personnel and "Wheel" that brings out the dumb-dumbs.

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