Dumb Answer of the Week
What Happens When You Speak Before You Think.
December 5th -
December 11th, 2010
Text by: Jim Williams
Wheel of Fortune is known for having
some of the most enthusiastic contestants in the game show genre. Also,
it's known for having contestants who freeze under the hot lights and
hi-def cameras. Monday, we had one such case study.
Meet Mase, an honorable JROTC man as you can
no doubt tell.
He won the first toss up puzzle (or as I prefer to call it the "first to
talk to Uncle Pat" puzzle) and after not touching the mighty wheel in
round 1, he would get an opportunity in the middle of round 2.
They're looking for a Place and, oh yes, it's a...
The player to his right had control of the wheel for much of the round
accruing $5,750 and getting the puzzle solved to this point.
She called for a C.
Didn't make a lot of sense there, so play passes to Mase.
Mase fills in the L and K in "LAKE" for minimal money. Then lands on...
And with much fear he calls...
That's the face of a man who is not sure of himself, folks. Pat with
reserved lilt in his voice assures him there is an R. So, here's the
Most of you know what letter goes in the
first slot of the first word. But, Mase doesn't know so he spins one
more time and what does he land on...
After a couple of seconds, he's prompted by Pat to give a letter before
time runs out, thus forfeiting his turn. He does so.
Bristine Mountain Lake, eh? Rough loss
there. It's a tough loss made even rougher by the fact that the next
contestant spun and landed on...that's right.
She then called the P, solved the puzzle, and netted $3,500.
Oh crap, it was a PRIZE PUZZLE, ZOMG.
She also received a lovely trip to the Canadian Rockies which are like
the American Rockies if they had Molson beer and Mounties.
Don't feel too bad for Mase though. He redeemed himself on the very next
puzzle and took home a total of $4,150. Not bad for 20 minutes of TV
Oh, I forgot to mention something. In addition to the fact that he's
affiliated with the JROTC, Mase originally hails from the island of