Dumb Answer of the Week
What Happens When You Speak Before You Think.
February 5th -
February 11th, 2012
Text by: Jim Williams
The following Dumb Answer of the Week
actually comes from more than a week ago. This doesn't really fall under
the "Secily Rule" so much as it does the "Super Bowl Zonked Me Out Big
Time" rule. And speaking of "zonks", here's the latest Dumb Answer of
the Week starring...
Robert & Renee, a couple of 8 years. Here's what they could win.
You know what? Having Bully here actually makes sense. Behind curtain
A retro refridgerator with $500 worth of delicious Baskin Robbins ice
cream worth $3,195.
An all in one touch screen desktop computer, a laptop computer, a
portable printer, plus a year of broadband and mobile internet services
A wonderful 6 day, 5 night trip to St Kitts worth $6,204!
And the name of the game that Robert and Renee are playing is called
As seen in the display above, 6 buttons are present on the table in
front of them. 3 buttons do nothing, while 3 buttons are "panic buttons"
that end up closing one of the 3 curtains. Our baseball player and his
finely dressed wife will pick 3 buttons. Whatever curtains remain open
after 3 buttons are theirs to keep.
Renee picks first.
Ooooh, there goes the retro fridge.
Robert gets the next selection.
A safe choice. Nothing else closes.
So, we know that Robert & Renee will have at least one prize to their
name. But, will they be able to keep both of the remaining prizes which
have a combined value of more than $10,000? Renee makes the game's third
and final pick.
Will they keep the computers and the trip?
DAMN YOU, GREENY! GO BACK TO BRISTOL WHERE YOU BELONG! Actually, does he
even belong there?
Nothing further closes!
So, Robert and Renee lose out on a retro fridge, but pick up a pair of
nice computers and a fabulous second honeymoon to St. Kitts. So, it's
back to their seats and...
Thank you, Lee.
As you can see above, two new buttons, labeled A and B, have been added
to the table.
Wayne Brady offers the option to either walk with the prizes they've won
or gamble it all on one more round. Should they gamble, the couple will
pick either A or B. One button opens all 3 curtains, including the retro
fridge, while the other closes them all. Should they find the "master
button", they'll win all 3 prizes and $1,000, but finding the "master
panic button" means they win nothing.
As I mentioned earlier, they have over $10,000 in prizes already. This
is essentially risking $10,000 for the chance to win another $3,000
worth of prizes and $1,000 in cash. So, naturally they decide...
"Let's go for it. We're gonna go for it."
Well, actually it seems like Robert made the decision.
"Me? Let him do it." - Renee
Well, our fair Angel in the Outfield selects "A".
Say goodbye to all those prizes, and say hello to the Dumb Answer of the
Week. And so, the baseball player and his wife pressed their luck one
too many times and now...
This Dumb Answer of the Week could not have been done without the
suggestion from CLW83 contributor, game show contestant extraordinaire,
and good friend Jason Block. Check out Jason's writings on the world of
game shows at