History WhatAnIdiot / WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire

26th Nov '17 11:43:09 AM PandaXclone2
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* A young contestant on the Italian version was cought off guard by the question "Which of these animal would you see on a perch?", with the possible answers of "A) A parrot; B) A hamster; C) A pig; D) A turtle"... ''because she didn't knew what a perch was.'' Instead of using the "Ask the audience" lifeline (something the host openly suggested her to do), she stubbornly refused and tried to use logic to solve the enigma. In the end, she came to the conclusion that, in her own words, "the perch could be another name to call the hamster wheel, and since parrots usually stay on a pirate's shoulder, it must be the hamster."

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* A young contestant on the Italian version was cought caught off guard by the question "Which of these animal would you see on a perch?", with the possible answers of "A) A parrot; B) A hamster; C) A pig; D) A turtle"... ''because she didn't knew know what a perch was.'' Instead of using the "Ask the audience" lifeline (something the host openly suggested her to do), she stubbornly refused and tried to use logic to solve the enigma. In the end, she came to the conclusion that, in her own words, "the perch could be another name to call the hamster wheel, and since parrots usually stay on a pirate's shoulder, it must be the hamster."
6th Nov '17 2:41:53 AM feartear
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* A contestant on the Italian version was asked what kind of animal would be found on a perch. With the 50/50 narrowed to "parrot" and "hamster", she said, "the parrot usually stays on a pirate's arm, so it must be the hamster."

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* A young contestant on the Italian version was asked what kind cought off guard by the question "Which of these animal would be found you see on a perch. With perch?", with the 50/50 narrowed possible answers of "A) A parrot; B) A hamster; C) A pig; D) A turtle"... ''because she didn't knew what a perch was.'' Instead of using the "Ask the audience" lifeline (something the host openly suggested her to "parrot" do), she stubbornly refused and "hamster", tried to use logic to solve the enigma. In the end, she said, came to the conclusion that, in her own words, "the parrot perch could be another name to call the hamster wheel, and since parrots usually stays stay on a pirate's arm, so shoulder, it must be the hamster."
24th Aug '17 11:11:17 AM CosmicFerret
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* One contestant used two Lifelines on her second question "What type of animal is {{Garfield}}?"

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* One contestant used two Lifelines on her second question "What type of animal is {{Garfield}}?"ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}?"
21st Jul '17 4:01:31 PM StFan
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* In general, anybody who leaves with a {{Lifeline}} remaining (bar Double Dip, which disallows walking away). Even if you ''think'' none of your contacts would know the answer, try anyway you'll get more face time, and your friend might just surprise you. Even if you fail, you can at least take pride in that you exhausted all your available options.

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* In general, anybody who leaves with a {{Lifeline}} Lifeline remaining (bar Double Dip, which disallows walking away). Even if you ''think'' none of your contacts would know the answer, try anyway -- you'll get more face time, and your friend might just surprise you. Even if you fail, you can at least take pride in that you exhausted all your available options.
20th Jul '17 11:24:00 PM jameygamer
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** January 20, 2000 (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): Contestant Brian Fodera misses the $100 question because he thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of a plum. Also the second contestant to end up with $0 on the lowest scoring hour-long episode of Regis Philbin's version of ''Millionaire'', at least up to that point (only $3,000 total was given away across 4 contestants, with Fodera being the "llama" among them). Fodera returned as part of the "$0 Winners" episodes and later won $16,000.

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** January 20, 2000 (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): Contestant Brian Fodera misses the $100 question because he thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of a plum. Also the second contestant to end up with $0 on the lowest scoring hour-long a very low-scoring episode of Regis Philbin's version of ''Millionaire'', at least up to that point (only $3,000 total was given away across 4 contestants, with Fodera being the "llama" among them). Fodera returned as part of the "$0 Winners" episodes and later won $16,000.
20th Jul '17 11:22:46 PM jameygamer
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** January 20, 2000 (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): Contestant Brian Fodera misses the $100 question because he thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of a plum. Also the second contestant to end up with $0 on the lowest scoring episode of Regis Philbin's version of ''Millionaire'', at least up to that point (only $3,000 total was given away across 4 contestants, with Fodera being the "llama" among them). Fodera returned as part of the "$0 Winners" episodes and later won $16,000.

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** January 20, 2000 (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): Contestant Brian Fodera misses the $100 question because he thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of a plum. Also the second contestant to end up with $0 on the lowest scoring hour-long episode of Regis Philbin's version of ''Millionaire'', at least up to that point (only $3,000 total was given away across 4 contestants, with Fodera being the "llama" among them). Fodera returned as part of the "$0 Winners" episodes and later won $16,000.
20th Jul '17 11:18:23 PM jameygamer
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** January 20, 2000 (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): Contestant Brian Fodera misses the $100 question because he thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of plum. Also the second contestant to end up with $0 on the lowest scoring episode of Regis Philbin's version of ''Millionaire'', at least up to that point (only $3,000 total was given away across 4 contestants, with Fodera being the "llama" among them). Fodera returned as part of the "$0 Winners" episodes and later won $16,000.

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** January 20, 2000 (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): Contestant Brian Fodera misses the $100 question because he thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of a plum. Also the second contestant to end up with $0 on the lowest scoring episode of Regis Philbin's version of ''Millionaire'', at least up to that point (only $3,000 total was given away across 4 contestants, with Fodera being the "llama" among them). Fodera returned as part of the "$0 Winners" episodes and later won $16,000.
30th May '17 7:07:16 PM nombretomado
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Stupid answers and {{Game Show}}s go hand-in-hand you can't have one without getting the other at some point. ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', having been on since 1998, has had more than a few.

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Stupid answers and {{Game Show}}s go hand-in-hand you can't have one without getting the other at some point. ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', having been on since 1998, has had more than a few.



** November 25, 2002: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeY0NTRl4S8 A $1,000 question]] about ''WheelOfFortune'' gets blown, apparently because the contestant has only ever seen the last 18 months of Bob Goen's version. The contestant was later invited back for $0 Winners Week, and [[MomentOfAwesome won $250,000.]]

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** November 25, 2002: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeY0NTRl4S8 A $1,000 question]] about ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' gets blown, apparently because the contestant has only ever seen the last 18 months of Bob Goen's version. The contestant was later invited back for $0 Winners Week, and [[MomentOfAwesome won $250,000.]]
21st May '17 4:56:32 PM nombretomado
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* From Millionaire Hot Seat, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZYnxz1MySU this particular contestant]] has just been passed a question for $1,000. "Discovered to the west of Bendigo in Victoria in 1869 was the large gold nugget known as 'Welcome' what?" A. Digger, B. Battler, C. Stranger, D. [[WelcomeBackKotter Back Kotter]].

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* From Millionaire Hot Seat, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZYnxz1MySU this particular contestant]] has just been passed a question for $1,000. "Discovered to the west of Bendigo in Victoria in 1869 was the large gold nugget known as 'Welcome' what?" A. Digger, B. Battler, C. Stranger, D. [[WelcomeBackKotter [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter Back Kotter]].
20th May '17 2:39:14 PM Trialman
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3do7tVls7w This contestant]] enters the studio, and spends the pre-game banter talking about how much she loves Christmas. Her first question is "In the holiday song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", what type of weather does Santa Claus encounter on Christmas Eve?" with the answers of A. Windy, B. Frosty, C. Sleety, D. Foggy.
** '''You'd Expect''': Someone so in love with Christmas to easily remember that the song says 'Foggy', or at least work out that would be the weather condition which a shiny nose would be practical for.
** '''Instead''': She decides that since it's a Christmas song, it must involve snow, and gives the final answer of 'Frosty', leading to a complete failure of the question that should have been a gift for her.
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