During a 2015 episode of “The Price is Right,” contestant Danielle Perez was given the opportunity to make it onto the stage with Drew Carey and win some awards. Unfortunately, one of the awards stunned her and many fans watching at home. As seen in a YouTube clip of the episode, Perez, who uses a wheelchair, wins the show’s “One Bid” section to meet Carey onstage for the next game. But things get awkward when their prizes are revealed – one is a sauna while the other is a treadmill.
As CNN pointed out, the moment is confusing on some levels. Notably, Perez has been using a wheelchair since 2004 after losing her legs in an accident. She also noted that while the audience reaction was an understandable pause, the show’s staff went out of their way to congratulate her. “I always thought it was a really big joke,” she told CNN. “But there was no irony in their cheers or applause.” It might have been a scary moment, but Perez still had a great time. She also told CNN that she’s rightfully pleased with her time on the show and the chance to compete.
Perez is also a comedian, which might explain why she joined the ranks rest of twitter to make fun of the whole situation. Her treadmill award story has a happy ending as it wasn’t long before she received a more worthy award. But this time it all came from a late night show instead of the usual daytime juggernaut. Perez appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where the two spoke about their experiences on The Price is Right. Perez and Kimmel have a humorous chat about the awkward win before the night’s host tasks Perez with an impromptu prize game. The test beats a single jar of peanut butter, but getting it right will win you a Royal Caribbean cruise.