One of the most awkward things that could happen on TV did on a recent episode of ‘The Price Is Right’ – Danielle Perez from Los Angeles won a treadmill despite being in a wheelchair and not having any legs.
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Luckily she saw the ironic side and didn’t take it to heart. Danielle, who lost her legs in an accident back in 2004, posted a picture of herself on the show on Twitter with the caption:
When you win a treadmill on national TV but you have no feet.
Jeez. On the show she had to match a price tag to both a sauna and a treadmill and after getting the answer correct she won both items. She said:
I kept thinking that it was a really big joke.
But there was no irony in their cheers or applause.
Danielle added that there was an awkward pause from the crowd after she found out she had won, but it got edited out of the show. She added:
It was funny because the audience got a little quiet. Like you could feel the audience go, ‘Wait a minute, that is not appropriate’
But it was so funny. I had such a good time.
I was like, yes I want it! I don’t need it at all! But I want it. Now I can use my Nike fitness band on my treadmill. I’m really excited.
As said, at least she saw the lighter side of it – although I still reckon that someone was fired for making such a faux pas.
For more signs of irony, check out these examples in photographic form.