History Series / Greed

2nd Jun '17 11:19:58 PM jameygamer
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Daniel Avila, the only contestant in the show's history to go for the $2 million question (actually $2.2 million since the original episodes used a ProgressiveJackpot format). Being required to choose the top four most recognizable of nine smells, he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOnclrSNhOY hits three of them but his first guess was wrong]], resulting in his [[AllForNothing walking away with nothing]] instead of a prize that would likely still be a winnings record on any game show to this day. Fortunately, things have gotten better for him, as a few years later he won $100,000 on ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Daniel Avila, the only contestant in the show's history to go for the $2 million question outside of ''Super Greed'' (actually $2.2 million since the original episodes used a ProgressiveJackpot format). Being required to choose the top four most recognizable of nine smells, he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOnclrSNhOY hits three of them but his first guess was wrong]], resulting in his [[AllForNothing walking away with nothing]] instead of a prize that would likely still be a winnings record on any game show to this day. Fortunately, things have gotten better for him, as a few years later he won $100,000 on ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.
2nd Jun '17 11:17:17 PM jameygamer
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* FourIsDeath: There are four questions in each stage of gameplay. The first four questions are simple, but the second stage forces teams to find four correct answers total in each of the other four questions (it starts with four answers out of six and adds an additional incorrect answer for each subsequent question). One single in any question, and the game is over and they lose everything except for Terminator money (the exception is with the last two questions in ''Super Greed'', where they will walk out with a share of $200K no matter what at that point.

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* FourIsDeath: There are four questions in each stage of gameplay. The first four questions are simple, but the second stage forces teams to find four correct answers total in each of the other four questions (it starts with four answers out of six and adds an additional incorrect answer for each subsequent question). One single wrong answer in any question, and the game is over and they lose everything except for Terminator money (the exception is with the last two questions in ''Super Greed'', where they will walk out with a share of $200K no matter what at that point.point).
2nd Jun '17 11:14:50 PM jameygamer
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** Averted for the seventh question (worth $1 million), where the decision to take the bribe was made by each ''individual'' member of the team. Anyone who opted out would win a 2000 Jaguar XK8 convertible estimated as being worth $75K, with another $25K in the trunk. That's about the same as a single share of the $500K prize.

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** Averted for the seventh question (worth $1 million), where the decision to take the bribe was made by each ''individual'' member of the team. Anyone who opted out would win a 2000 Jaguar XK8 [=XK8=] convertible estimated as being worth $75K, with another $25K in the trunk. That's about the same as a single share of the $500K prize.
2nd Jun '17 11:14:22 PM jameygamer
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*** The only other exception was just for the ''Super Greed'' special, and only applied to teams that had won $1 million (the last three questions' values were doubled in this version). If the team chose to go on and to play for $2 million or $4 million, they were then guaranteed $200,000 if they missed either question. This was only enforced once on the $2 million question, with one player who was "Terminated" prior to the question receiving his original $80,000 from the $200,000 and the other two taking the buyout option at the end of the question and adding that buyout to their share of the $200,000 prize when they realized they got the last answer wrong.

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*** The only other exception was just for the ''Super Greed'' special, and only applied to teams that had won $1 million (the last three questions' values were doubled in this version). If the team chose to go on and to play for $2 million or $4 million, they were then guaranteed $200,000 if they missed either question. This was only enforced once on the $2 million question, question after a buyout was taken, with one player who was "Terminated" prior to the question player receiving his original $80,000 from the $200,000 and the other two taking the buyout option at the end share despite getting kicked out of the question and adding that buyout to their share of game before the $200,000 prize when they realized they got the last answer wrong.question.



** Averted for the seventh question (worth $1 million), where the decision to take the bribe was made by each ''individual'' member of the team. Anyone who opted out would win a car estimated as being worth $75K, with another $25K in the trunk. That's about the same as a single share of the $500K prize.

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** Averted for the seventh question (worth $1 million), where the decision to take the bribe was made by each ''individual'' member of the team. Anyone who opted out would win a car 2000 Jaguar XK8 convertible estimated as being worth $75K, with another $25K in the trunk. That's about the same as a single share of the $500K prize.
2nd Jun '17 11:06:45 PM jameygamer
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*** The only other exception was just for the ''Super Greed'' special, and only applied to teams that had won $1 million (the last three questions' values were doubled in this version). If the team chose to go on and to play for $2 million or $4 million, they were then guaranteed $200,000 if they missed either question.

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*** The only other exception was just for the ''Super Greed'' special, and only applied to teams that had won $1 million (the last three questions' values were doubled in this version). If the team chose to go on and to play for $2 million or $4 million, they were then guaranteed $200,000 if they missed either question. This was only enforced once on the $2 million question, with one player who was "Terminated" prior to the question receiving his original $80,000 from the $200,000 and the other two taking the buyout option at the end of the question and adding that buyout to their share of the $200,000 prize when they realized they got the last answer wrong.
13th May '17 6:46:45 AM Screwhorn77
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** Only a few teams failed to make it to $100,000. About half made it to $200K, but only a few went on to win more than that. The second-to-last question only showed up three times (once in the regular episodes and twice during the ''Super Greed'' special, where teams going for more than a million dollars were [[ConsolationPrize guaranteed $200K even if they lost]]; this question format was also used for the Million-Dollar Moments), and the jackpot question only appeared once.

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** Only a few teams failed to make it to $100,000. About half made it to $200K, but only a few went on to win more than that. The second-to-last question only showed up three times (once in the regular episodes and twice during the ''Super Greed'' special, where teams going for more than a than million dollars were [[ConsolationPrize guaranteed $200K even if they lost]]; this question format was also used for the Million-Dollar Moments), and the jackpot question only appeared once.



** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version (the Russian version of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel 1 in early 2001; the Russian ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001). The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles. The premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who was eventually replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.

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** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version (the Russian version of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel 1 One in early 2001; the Russian ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001). The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles. The premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who was eventually replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.
25th Oct '16 11:20:21 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* TransatlanticEquivalent: There was a UK version that aired in 2001 called [[LuckyCharmsTitle Gr££d]] hosted by Jerry Springer with a top prize of £1,000,000. It plays almost identically to the American version.
** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labelnote:More details...]] Russian adaptation of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001.[[/labelnote]]The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: There was a UK version that aired in 2001 called [[LuckyCharmsTitle Gr££d]] hosted by [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer Springer]] with a top prize of £1,000,000. It plays almost identically to the American version.
** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labelnote:More details...]] version (the Russian adaptation version of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One 1 in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of 2001; the Russian ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001.[[/labelnote]]The 2001). The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the roubles. The premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was eventually replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.
7th Sep '16 9:50:23 AM Gimere
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** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labenote:More details...]] Russian adaptation of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001.[[/labelnote]]The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.

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** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labenote:More [[labelnote:More details...]] Russian adaptation of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001.[[/labelnote]]The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.
25th Aug '16 5:50:12 AM Screwhorn77
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** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labenote:More details...]] Russian adaptation of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001. [[/labelnote]] The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.

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** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labenote:More details...]] Russian adaptation of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001. [[/labelnote]] The [[/labelnote]]The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.
25th Aug '16 5:48:39 AM Screwhorn77
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** An adaptation was produced in Russia, arguably with the [[FollowTheLeader same]] [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire intents]] as the American version.[[labenote:More details...]] Russian adaptation of ''Millionaire'' did a ChannelHop from NTV to Channel One in early 2001 changing its name and host. Adaptation of ''Greed'' premiered on NTV in September 2001. [[/labelnote]] The top prize was 2,000,000 Russian roubles, the premiere was hosted by Alfred Koch, then Igor Yankovsky became the host, who then was replaced by Aleksandr Tsekalo.
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