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8th Oct '17 10:29:08 AM nombretomado
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* While this wasn't technically a game show, one episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'' had Ralph become a baseball player. One plot element plot had him cheated out of his salary by being given a contract which disguised insurance as income. This had no relation to the rest of the episode, and seemed to be there only to avoid the change in status quo that would be caused by making Ralph a millionaire.

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* While this wasn't technically a game show, one episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'' ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' had Ralph become a baseball player. One plot element plot had him cheated out of his salary by being given a contract which disguised insurance as income. This had no relation to the rest of the episode, and seemed to be there only to avoid the change in status quo that would be caused by making Ralph a millionaire.
30th Aug '17 11:49:11 AM HalcyonDayz
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** TruthInTelevision: Quite a few people come to Vegas to party and gamble on their 21st birthday and start the party right at midnight. Unfortunate for those who live in states where your driver license always expires on your 21st birthday and most casinos won't (and aren't obligated to) accept expired IDs. (They are obligated, however, to accept a valid passport, and those don't expire when you turn 21; remember that!)

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** TruthInTelevision: Quite a few people come to Vegas to party and gamble on their 21st birthday and start the party right at midnight. Unfortunate for those who live in states where your driver license always expires on your 21st birthday and most casinos won't (and aren't obligated to) accept expired IDs.[=IDs=]. (They are obligated, however, to accept a valid passport, and those don't expire when you turn 21; remember that!)
15th Jul '17 8:47:29 PM manepony101
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry participates in the quiz show, "Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?" hosted by Morbo. Stupid as Fry is, he quickly left after failing the $1 question thinking that the tool to use to hammer a nail is a another nail which becomes the RunningGag of this episode.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry participates in the quiz show, "Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?" hosted by Morbo. Stupid as Fry is, he quickly left after failing the $1 question thinking that the tool to use to hammer a nail is a another nail which becomes he will actually do later in the RunningGag of this episode.
3rd Jun '17 12:23:56 PM nombretomado
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* The beginning of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode featured Moe in a ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' parody game show facing a nuclear-related question for $500,000. He calls Homer because he works at the nuclear power plant, however, Lisa gave Moe the answer. Moe decides to stay for half rather than risking for a million. The episode proceeds to the actual plot about Krusty's ratings being stolen.

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* The beginning of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode featured Moe in a ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' parody game show facing a nuclear-related question for $500,000. He calls Homer because he works at the nuclear power plant, however, Lisa gave Moe the answer. Moe decides to stay for half rather than risking for a million. The episode proceeds to the actual plot about Krusty's ratings being stolen.
31st May '17 6:22:08 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Bambi''', ''TheYoungOnes''

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-->-- '''Bambi''', ''TheYoungOnes''
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30th May '17 8:22:27 PM MoPete
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* In ''Series/StreetSmarts'', if both players ended with $0, they both walked away with nothing. Of course, this game doesn't have a minimum prize, so it was possible for the winning player to only have $1 or some other low value.
* In ''Series/FriendOrFoe'', it was possible for one or both players to walk away with nothing if one or both of them picked Foe.


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* Another Archie Story has Jughead wander onto the set of a Game Show called "The Really Big Deal," a parody of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. He correctly answers a question for $500, but trades it for what's behind Door #1, which is revealed to be a camcorder set worth more than $2000.
30th May '17 8:15:03 PM MoPete
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* In an issue of the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Jounouchi becomes a contestant on a game show called "Get a Million Yen!", which has a top prize of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a million yen.]] Yugi, however, finds out the game is rigged, and ends up playing a Shadow Game with the producer. Thanks to the distraction preventing the producer from rigging the game, Jounouchi becomes the first contestant to win the million yen. However, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks to Yami Yugi's penalty game causing the producer to demand money on the air]], the production company goes bankrupt, rendering Jounouchi's check for one million yen worthless.
30th May '17 8:07:47 PM MoPete
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* In an issue of [[Manga/YuGiOh the original ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' manga]], Jounouchi becomes a contestant on a game show called "Get a Million Yen!", which has a top prize of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a million yen.]] Yugi, however, finds out the game is rigged, and ends up playing a Shadow Game with the producer. Thanks to the distraction preventing the producer from rigging the game, Jounouchi becomes the first contestant to win the million yen. However, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks to Yami Yugi's penalty game causing the producer to demand money on the air]], the production company goes bankrupt, rendering Jounouchi's check for one million yen worthless.

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* In an issue of [[Manga/YuGiOh the original ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' manga]], ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Jounouchi becomes a contestant on a game show called "Get a Million Yen!", which has a top prize of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a million yen.]] Yugi, however, finds out the game is rigged, and ends up playing a Shadow Game with the producer. Thanks to the distraction preventing the producer from rigging the game, Jounouchi becomes the first contestant to win the million yen. However, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks to Yami Yugi's penalty game causing the producer to demand money on the air]], the production company goes bankrupt, rendering Jounouchi's check for one million yen worthless.
30th May '17 8:07:04 PM MoPete
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* In an issue of [[Manga/YuGiOh the original ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' manga]], Jounouchi becomes a contestant on a game show called "Get a Million Yen!", which has a top prize of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a million yen.]] Yugi, however, finds out the game is rigged, and ends up playing a Shadow Game with the producer. Thanks to the distraction preventing the producer from rigging the game, Jounouchi becomes the first contestant to win the million yen. However, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks to Yami Yugi's penalty game causing the producer to demand money on the air]], the production company goes bankrupt, rendering Jounouchi's check for one million yen worthless.
30th May '17 7:06:14 PM nombretomado
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* A political cartoon around 1988 had then-President Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune'' facing the yet-to-be-solved game board which read "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"

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* A political cartoon around 1988 had then-President Ronald Reagan on ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' facing the yet-to-be-solved game board which read "GET TO THE _OTTOM OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR." Reagan: "Uh...is there a 'Q'?"
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