Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Who Wants To Go Home Broke?"

Though it's very rare — usually occurring just once a month, if that! — but when it does, it totally brightens up my day:

I LOVE when a contestant on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" answers one of the first five questions wrong and walks away with nothing.

So, the first five questions (the ones valued at $100, $200, $300, $500 and $1,000) are the easiest ones in the game, ensuring each contestant walks away with at least $1,000 on their way to the $1 million.

Well, when someone either goofs up or just plain doesn't know the answer and gets it wrong, it is just the funniest thing in the world!

No matter how bad your day might be going, when you see this happen, you feel so much better about yourself.

Don't believe me? Just click on this video, watch that hottie Meredith Vieira ask this guy the $100 question that a 2nd-grader could get right, and enjoy...

(There was a HILARIOUS video on here from YouTube, showing a guy striking out on the first question — the look in his face was priceless — but The Man won't allow us to post YouTube videos any more!)

Now, I know that might sound harsh, but I speak from experience when I write about this: I've twice reached the hot seat at the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Play It!" game at the Disney-MGM Studios at Disney World. I topped out each time at the $32,000 question.

Admittedly, I didn't have the pressure of a $1 million prize hanging over my head, but I did have to beat out more than 600 studio-audience members all trying to get into the hot seat — the actual "Millionaire" studio holds little more than 100 audience members — by answering the questions correctly and in the fastest time.

Again, I didn't play for actual money — at Disney World, you played for Disney souvenirs like hats and shirts — but I still know the pressure of sitting in the hot seat, so watching contestants blow it on TV just makes my day.

I'm just saying!

1 comment:

Chrissie said...