Case of Two Bedouins and a Broken Car
RAY: And he's going to do the towing? How could this possibly be?
RAY: Well, the way it could possibly be, the only scenario I can envision, is that Fred's brakes had failed.
RAY: So, if, if in fact Frank had tried to tow him home, he'd be crashing into him every time he stopped.
TOM: Sonja Henie's tutu!
RAY: On the other hand, if Fred is driving...
TOM: In the front.
RAY: ...the broken car in the front...
TOM: And Frank steps on the brake...
RAY: ...And he steps on the brake, the brother will see the brake lights and know enough to step on the brake himself and slow both cars down.
TOM: Because the rope will pull. Ah.
RAY: Until the rope breaks. That's next week.
TOM: Man, that's very good!
RAY: Do we have a winner this week?
RAY: Nobody won?
TOM: Yeah. We got a winner.
RAY: They were so disgruntled over last week's.
TOM: See now, that's a good Puzzler. That's good.
RAY: I realize there is not an abundance of good Puzzlers out there. So, you can't go shooting your wad the first 10 years of the show.
RAY: You gotta go for the long...
TOM: Dole them out.
RAY: ...run. And you gotta intersperse a couple of stinkers in there.
RAY: And more than that, it makes people really appreciate the few good ones that come along every once in awhile.
TOM: Sure. I mean, don't forget, even the best of hitters bats only like 300.
RAY: That's right.
TOM: In baseball.
RAY: And everyone thinks he's a hero and a star, and he makes $4.9 million a year. Don't forget that part.
TOM: And don't forget that part.
RAY: Yeah.TOM: So, if you hit one out of three, that's pretty good. Of course, you're about one out of 10. But the winner is Victoria Loudis from Douglaston, New York.
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