April 30th - May 6th, 2012
Text by: Jim Williams
This week's DAotW comes from the April
30th episode of "Let's Make A Deal".
This is Amy from Los Angeles. When
asked by Wayne Brady if she'd like a nice new car, she responded with
"Of course. That's why I'm here!"
In the show's opening deal she plays
along with Valerie the Zonky Dentist Donkey in a deal involving 2
Curtains 2 and 3 each have cars behind
them. They both could be legitimate new cars. They both could be
Zonkmobiles. One could be a Zonkmobile and the other could be a new car.
Valerie is given the option to pick
her curtain and chooses curtain number 2 leaving Amy with curtain 3.
The podium separating our two traders
is kind of important. As you can probably see, there is a big red button
on top of the podium. Wayne will offer increasing amounts of money and
the first person to hit the button will take the last amount said and
forfeit whatever is behind their curtain.
Valerie says she's had enough. She
gets $2,000, but does she make the right decision?
Amy has curtain number 3 and mentions
that she doesn't want to end up like her mother who got zonked by Monty
Hall 40 years ago.
"I'm putting my faith in the system."
"Yes. Faith in the system is always a
good thing." Well played, Mangum.
Uh, thanks Rich. How's weather
treating you in L.A.?
"You know what? There's a reason why
I'm here right now and in this position. So I'm gonna go for it. I know
it's crazy, but I'm gonna go for it."
Thank you, Booker T.
"Um, can I ask the audience?"
Easy, Reege. She's just looking for
Can someone get this man a show so he
doesn't blow a fuse in my column again?
"I'm going between 1 and 2, what do
you guys think? I'm going to go with 1."
"Actually number 2 is a special number
to me. I don't know why I went with number 1."
A new pizza kitchen set worth $6,209.
Nope, it's a sauna worth $2,099.
For our fair gypsy Amy, this is a
classic case of not knowing when to leave well enough alone. And for
committing the act of giving up a car for a chance at the Big Deal and
ultimately trading down to the lowest of 3 prizes, she becomes our
latest winner of the "Dumb Answer of the Week".