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    "Million Dollar" debate misses point: host - News - Yahoo! TV




    While controversy swirls around Fox's new game show "The Million Dollar Money Drop" after two contestants lost $800,000 despite answering a question correctly, the show's host says many people are missing the point: the duo legitimately lost the game on the next question anyway.

    "They never had a chance to win that money. Ever. No matter what," Kevin Pollak told The Hollywood Reporter. "They got the last question wrong. None of the clips show the last question."
    Instead, what the viral YouTube clips show is Gabe Okoye and girlfriend Brittany Mayti in deep despair after losing $800,000 on a Post-it note answer deemed correct days after their elimination from the show. Pollak pointed out that even if the couple had been awarded the cash for that question, they still would have met the same demise on the show.

    "This story is a moot point. They lost everything on the next question. It's a non-story." said Pollak. "There's one aspect of the story that hasn't been covered that much."

    Pollak said he was pleased, regardless, that the couple has been invited to participate on the show again, but not pleased that they were said to be hesitant to return due to the pressure of the show.
    "I say right on," he said of the do-over episode. "But now they are saying there's too much pressure? Oh my God! Way to get the country to turn against you."

    The show, based on a British format, works in the reverse of the standard game show. Contestants start off with money -- in this case $1 million -- and watch it disappear if they answer questions wrongly.

    On the very first episode, which aired December 20, Okoye and Brittany Mayti were asked to guess which item was sold in stores first, the Macintosh computer, the Sony Walkman or Post-it Notes. They bet $800,000 of their $880,000 stash on Post-its, but the answer was deemed to be the Walkman. They lost the remaining $80,000 on the next question, after wrongly picking Brian Williams over Jon Stewart as the most trusted newscaster of 2009. But in the ensuing days, it emerged that Post-its preceded the Walkman by about two years, thanks to incorrect information supplied by Post-it maker 3M, and an Internet controversy was born.

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    This chic drove me nuts the other night, when we watched this show.

    You would think that the tv execs would have done their research before launching a game show on tv.

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    i watched this show once, and i hated it. Not with the couple pictured above, but with some couple who blew it on what the most popular password was for computers.

    That broad must've said "come on" 500 times. I thought I was going to have a seizure. Kevin Pollack is a boring host. stupid show.
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    is the most popular password "password"?
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
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    The couple's answer ended up being technically right. From what I've read elsewhere, Post-Its were sold first, but only in a few test market cities under a different name. They were sold nationally under the current name after the Walkman. The question, though, did not specify nationally sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    is the most popular password "password"?
    thats what they chose, and they were wrong. It was 123456
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    Hey! Thats the same password I use for my luggage.
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