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11th Jan '16 7:46:26 AM ChrisMorris1234
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Stupid answers and {{Game Show}}s go hand-in-hand — you generally can't have one without getting the other at some point. ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', having been on for over a decade in the United States alone, has had more than a few. '''Note:''' As with the other GameShow pages in WhatAnIdiot, some of the following contestants may very well have given these stupid answers ''on purpose'', while others are genuinely stumped and don't know the answer to a question nearly everyone would conlude is simple. This owes to the fact that some contestants do well enough when taking the contestant application test, but when it comes to playing the game on the air, for some reason they fail at correctly answering a seemingly simple question (say, because of stress). That doesn't make them any less stupid, mind you, but instead become far more worthy of being here.
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Stupid answers and {{Game Show}}s go hand-in-hand — you generally can't have one without getting the other at some point. ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', having been on for over a decade in the United States alone, has had more than a few. '''Note:''' As with the other GameShow pages in WhatAnIdiot, some of the following contestants may very well have given these stupid answers ''on purpose'', while others are genuinely stumped and don't know the answer to a question nearly everyone else would conlude conclude is simple. This owes to the fact that some Some contestants do well enough when taking the contestant application test, but when it comes to playing the game on the air, for some reason they fail at correctly answering a seemingly simple question (say, because of stress). That doesn't make them any less stupid, mind you, but instead become far more worthy of being here.

* In general, anybody who leaves a {{Lifeline}} "on the table" (except Double Dip which disallows giving up). Even if you ''think'' none of your contacts would know the answer, use the Lifeline anyway — you'll get more face time, and you might just be surprised at how knowledgeable your buddy is. And even if you fail, you can at least take pride in that you exhausted all your available options. * In general, anyone who bombed on a first-tier question, which is often insanely easy and typically general-knowledge. Believe it or not, several contestants have whiffed the first question (originally $100, then $500 for the 2009-10 season), which usually had a blatantly-incorrect gag answer for "D". ** August 22, 1999: The first contestant who whiffed the $100, Robby Roseman (who was also the first contestant to reach the Hot Seat but leave with $0), got a question that may have been on the tougher side for $100, and probably more a $1,000 question: "Hannibal crossed the Alps using what animals?" The contestant used his 50/50 to eliminate "Chihuahuas" and "[[PerplexingPlurals Rhinoceri]]", then of the two remaining ("Elephants" and "Llamas") answered the latter. This led to the FanNickname of "Llama" every time someone whiffs on the first tier. ** January 20, 2000 (this was the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): A contestant misses the $100 question because he can't recall that Little Jack Horner pulled out a plum. Instead, he said it was a blackbird.
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* In general, anybody who leaves with a {{Lifeline}} "on the table" (except remaining (bar Double Dip Dip, which disallows giving up). walking away). Even if you ''think'' none of your contacts would know the answer, use the Lifeline try anyway — you'll get more face time, and you your friend might just be surprised at how knowledgeable your buddy is. And even surprise you. Even if you fail, you can at least take pride in that you exhausted all your available options. * In general, anyone who bombed on a first-tier question, gets the first question wrong, which is often insanely easy and typically general-knowledge. Believe it or not, several Several contestants have whiffed the first question (originally $100, then $500 for the 2009-10 season), which usually had a blatantly-incorrect gag answer for "D". ** August 22, 1999: The first contestant who whiffed the $100, Robby Roseman (who was also (also the first contestant to reach the Hot Seat but leave with $0), got a question that may have been on the tougher side for $100, and probably more off a $1,000 question: "Hannibal crossed the Alps using what animals?" The contestant He used his 50/50 to eliminate "Chihuahuas" and "[[PerplexingPlurals Rhinoceri]]", then of the two remaining ("Elephants" and "Llamas") "Llamas"), answered the latter. This led to the FanNickname of "Llama" every time someone whiffs on the first tier. ** January 20, 2000 (this was the (the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): A contestant misses the $100 question because he can't recall that thought Little Jack Horner pulled out a blackbird instead of plum. Instead, he said it was a blackbird.

** October 3, 2005: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nXuNIIJau0 This guy]] used all three Lifelines on a $500 question and ''still'' got it wrong because his gut was leaning towards the wrong answer from the beginning. (It's also a good example of how the 50:50 may not have actually been "random", and why the audience ''really'' shouldn't be applauding dumb contestants.)
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** October 3, 2005: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nXuNIIJau0 This guy]] used all three Lifelines on a $500 question and ''still'' got it wrong because his gut was leaning towards the wrong answer from the beginning. (It's also a good example of how the 50:50 may not have actually been "random", and why the audience ''really'' shouldn't be applauding dumb contestants."random".)

** December 11, 2012: An elderly woman blew the first question after believing that Creator/TheMovieChannel's "Splatterday Saturday" block airs spaghetti westerns (it was actually horror movies) ** May 29, 2013: A contestant is asked what a person would uncontrollably do when looking at the sun if they suffered from "Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst[s]", and was all but told that the acronym (ACHOO) was a clue. He responded with ''hiccup.'' To be fair, he instantly realized his mistake as soon as he said "final answer", but it was too late. ** February 9, 2014: A contestant was asked which food the British government claimed could improve night vision during a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda campaign (this was so the public, or the Nazis, wouldn't know about the Royal Air Force's Airborne Interception Radar system). She fell back to stereotypes, and guessed "fish and chips" (the answer was "carrots"). The kicker? This was only her ''second'' question, and she was lucky enough to get the $15,000 question '''first'''. ** June 9, 2014: The first question is about a popular T-shirt/meme that says, "After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says ____". Now an older gentleman like the contestant playing, as well as non-meme-savvy folks, could be forgiven for not knowing it at face value. But with the answer being WTF, you'd figure a contestant could piece together the MoonLogicPuzzle and get the double meaning (Wed, Thurs, Fri) with the other three answers not lending itself to a moon-logic solution, or at least burn a lifeline to get them through it. However, the contestant felt confident of his choice of "OMG" simply on the logic that "that's what I say when I know it's only Wednesday", leaving his three lifelines on the table as his game ends in thirty seconds. At least the recent rule changes for the Shuffle Round awarded him a minimum $1,000 just for showing up.
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** December 11, 2012: An elderly woman blew the first question after believing that Creator/TheMovieChannel's "Splatterday Saturday" block airs spaghetti westerns (it was actually instead of horror movies) movies. ** May 29, 2013: A contestant is asked what a person would uncontrollably do when looking at the sun if they suffered from "Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst[s]", and was all but told that the acronym (ACHOO) was a clue. He responded with ''hiccup.'' To be fair, he instantly realized his mistake as soon as he said "final answer", but it was too late. answer". ** February 9, 2014: A contestant was asked which food the British government claimed could improve night vision during a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda campaign (this was so the public, or the Nazis, wouldn't know about the Royal Air Force's Airborne Interception Radar system). She fell back to stereotypes, stereotypes and guessed "fish and chips" (the answer was "carrots"). The kicker? This was only her ''second'' question, and she was lucky enough to get the $15,000 question '''first'''. ** June 9, 2014: The first question is about a popular T-shirt/meme that says, "After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says ____". Now an older gentleman like the contestant playing, as well as non-meme-savvy folks, folk, could be forgiven for not knowing it at face value. But with the answer being WTF, you'd figure a contestant could piece together the MoonLogicPuzzle and get the double meaning (Wed, Thurs, Fri) with the other three answers not lending itself to a moon-logic solution, or at least burn a lifeline to get them through it. However, the contestant felt confident of his choice of "OMG" simply on the logic that "that's what I say when I know it's only Wednesday", leaving his three lifelines on the table as his game ends in thirty seconds. At least the recent rule changes for the Shuffle Round awarded him a minimum $1,000 just for showing up.

* A contestant on the French version infamously [[http://www.koreus.com/video/qui-veut-gagner-des-millions-gravite-terre.html couldn't identify the Moon as being the object that orbited Earth]]. When he used Ask The Audience, many of them evidently decided to stitch him up (one of our French Tropers confirmed that basic astronomy is decently taught in schools) and deliberately picked a wrong answer — and he duly ''went with them''. This incident is gleefully used by sociologists as an example of typical French behavior, although that seems slightly disdainful (except for the "stitching someone up" part). * The Major Fraud was a classic example of this. Former British Army major Charles Ingram, in conduct very unbecoming an officer of Her Majesty, attempted to cheat by having an accomplice in the Fastest Finger First seats (who was ten or fifteen feet away from him) cough whenever the correct answer was mentioned. Rather than stop at their agreed endpoint (£250,000), Ingram decided to keep going in order to pass the point his wife and brother-in-law got to (£32,000 each). This is what led to his downfall.
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* A contestant on the French version infamously [[http://www.koreus.com/video/qui-veut-gagner-des-millions-gravite-terre.html couldn't identify the Moon as being the object that orbited Earth]]. When he used Ask The Audience, many of them evidently decided to stitch him up (one of our French Tropers confirmed that basic astronomy is decently taught in schools) and deliberately picked a wrong answer — and he duly ''went with them''. This incident is gleefully used by sociologists as an example of typical French behavior, although that seems slightly disdainful (except for the "stitching someone up" part). * The Major Fraud was a classic example of this. Former British Army major Charles Ingram, in conduct very unbecoming an officer of Her Majesty, attempted to cheat by having an accomplice in the Fastest Finger First seats (who was ten or fifteen feet away from him) cough whenever the correct answer was mentioned. Rather than stop at their agreed endpoint (£250,000), Ingram decided to keep going in order until he won the £1 million to pass the point his wife and brother-in-law got to (£32,000 each). This is what led to his downfall.

* The producers themselves, who asked the question "Which Great Lake after Superior has the largest area?" The correct answer (which the contestant chose) was [[spoiler:Lake Huron]], but they said it was [[spoiler:Lake Michigan, which is the second-largest by volume]]. Not helping matters was that the question was ambiguous and didn't say "surface area", meaning there was ''no right answer''. The player later returned to continue from that point.
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* The producers themselves, who asked themselves also have their moments, such as the question "Which Great Lake after Superior has the largest area?" The correct answer (which the contestant chose) was [[spoiler:Lake Huron]], but they said it was [[spoiler:Lake Michigan, which is the second-largest by volume]]. Not helping matters was that the question was ambiguous and didn't say "surface area", meaning there was ''no right answer''. The player later returned to continue from that point.

* May 20, 2005: During one of the show's occasional "Walk In and Win" weeks where contestants are randomly selected from the studio audience without any audition (itself possibly a stupid move by the producers to begin with), a contestant named Michelle Glover blew all her Lifelines on the $200 and $300 questions...then ''walked away'' with $300 — becoming the first (and so far only) contestant in the history of the American show to win a non-zero amount of less than $1,000.
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* May 20, 2005: During one of the show's occasional "Walk In and Win" weeks where contestants are randomly selected from the studio audience without any audition (itself possibly a stupid move by the producers to begin with), audition, a contestant named Michelle Glover blew all her Lifelines on the $200 and $300 questions...questions... and then ''walked away'' with $300 — becoming the first (and so far only) contestant in the history of the American show to win a non-zero amount of less than $1,000.

* One contestant on the Czech version was asked about the name of a well-known fairytale ("Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves"). The guy said that he had a "sound memory", proceeded to say out loud the choices (which only varied in the number of the thieves) and put "Ali Baba and the Ten Thieves" as his final answer. * Richard Hatch of Series/{{Survivor}} fame got 11 times 12 wrong on a Celebrity episode of the Australian version, and left with nothing. * There was a guy in the earlier episodes of the Regis version who was from Florida ("Go Gators!", he said) and did pretty well... until he got to a question that seemed to stump him. While the guy stared at the question, Regis asked, "Do you want to talk it out?" The guy said, "You want me to talk it out? All right, final answer, A!" Regis replied, "Fast enough, but ''wrong'' enough."
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* One contestant on the Czech version was asked about the name of a well-known fairytale ("Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves"). The guy said that he had a "sound memory", proceeded to say out loud the choices (which only varied in the number of the thieves) thieves)... and put putting "Ali Baba and the Ten Thieves" as his final answer. * Richard Hatch of Series/{{Survivor}} fame got 11 times x 12 wrong on a Celebrity episode of the Australian version, and left with nothing. * There was a guy in the earlier episodes of the Regis version who was from Florida ("Go Gators!", he said) and did pretty well... until he got to a question that seemed to stump stumped him. While the guy stared at the question, Regis asked, "Do you want to talk it out?" The guy said, "You want me to talk it out? All right, final answer, A!" Regis replied, "Fast enough, but ''wrong'' enough."

* Early in the US series, a guy was asked, for $500,000, "Which of these is not a Franchise/{{Pokemon}}?" Now, since he was an older man and admittedly had no idea what on Earth ''Pokémon'' was, he could be forgiven for walking away, especially as he had no Lifelines left... except that B was '''''[[TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]]'''''. Even Regis said, after the contestant chose to stop, "Every child in America is screaming at their TV right now..."
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* Early in the US series, a guy was asked, for $500,000, "Which of these is not a Franchise/{{Pokemon}}?" Now, since he was an older man and admittedly had no idea what on Earth ''Pokémon'' was, he could be forgiven for walking away, especially as he had no Lifelines left... except that B was '''''[[TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]]'''''. Even Regis said, after the contestant chose to stop, said afterwards, "Every child in America is screaming at their TV right now..."

** '''Instead''': They say something like "I think it's either A or B, I'll use my 50-50," and the the computer "randomly" removes C and D, essentially giving them no help at all. * One contestant's $500 question in the original US series was "What color do you get when you mix yellow and blue?" The contestant proceeded to ''ask the audience''. 98% gave the correct answer, which makes you wonder if the other 2% were just as idiotic, or if they were just trying to be funny (and also if the contestant was actually that stupid or if he lost a bet or something). That contestant, Lawrence Caplan, went on to see the $500,000 question, so maybe he was just nervous.
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** '''Instead''': They say something like "I think it's either A or B, I'll use my 50-50," and the the computer "randomly" removes C and D, essentially giving them no help at all. * One contestant's $500 question in the original US series was "What color do you get when you mix yellow and blue?" The contestant proceeded to ''ask the audience''. 98% gave the correct answer, which makes you wonder if the other 2% were just as idiotic, or if they were just trying to be funny (and also if the contestant was actually that stupid or if he lost a bet or something). That funny. The contestant, Lawrence Caplan, went on to see the $500,000 question, so maybe he was just nervous.

** '''Instead''': He ignores the audience and goes with 50/50, which eliminates "B" and "D".
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** '''Instead''': He ignores the audience and goes with 50/50, which eliminates "B" and "D".

** '''Instead''': He ignores the audience ''again,'' opting to use his Phone a Friend. The friend guesses "A", even though he's not entirely sure. ** '''You'd ''Then'' Expect''': For the contestant to just choose "A" already since all three of his lifelines steered toward that answer. ** '''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Instead]]''': [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption He walks away with the £125,000.]] ** '''And Of Course''': The 93% that said "A"...'''''they were right!''''' He would have had a cheque for a cool quarter of a million pounds, ''and'' had two lifelines to his name going into the final two questions, had he gone with the audience in the first place instead of wasting his other lifelines and walking away! * In a similar vein as the above, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeN-l0SdiFw an American contestant]] had made it to the $500,000 question with his Phone a Friend and Ask the Audience lifelines left. His question was, "Which author's first and only novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction?" A. Harper Lee, B. Ralph Ellison, C. John Kennedy Toole, D. Marjorie Rawlings. He starts by expressing a strong hunch toward Harper Lee, but he decides to confirm it with his Phone a Friend.
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** '''Instead''': He ignores the audience ''again,'' opting to use his Phone a Friend. The friend guesses "A", even though he's not entirely sure. "A". ** '''You'd ''Then'' Expect''': For the contestant to just finally choose "A" already since all three of his lifelines steered toward that answer. ** '''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Instead]]''': [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption He walks away with the £125,000.]] ** '''And Of Course''': The 93% that said "A"...'''''they were right!''''' He would have had a cheque for a cool quarter of a million pounds, ''and'' had two lifelines to his name going into the final two questions, had he gone with the audience in the first place instead of wasting his other lifelines and walking away! '''''were right!''''' * In a similar vein as the above, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeN-l0SdiFw an American contestant]] had made it to the $500,000 question with his Phone a Friend and Ask the Audience lifelines left. His question was, "Which author's first and only novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction?" A. Harper Lee, B. Ralph Ellison, C. John Kennedy Toole, D. Marjorie Rawlings. He starts by expressing a strong hunch toward Harper Lee, but he decides to confirm it with his Phone a Friend.Friend, who says "A".

** '''Instead''': He decides to get an extra layer of assurance by asking the audience. 80% said A.
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** '''Instead''': He decides to get an extra layer of assurance by asking ask the audience. 80% said A.

** '''Instead''': He believes he influenced the audience's vote and doesn't trust the results. He then walks away.
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** '''Instead''': He believes he influenced the audience's vote and doesn't trust the results. He then walks results, choosing to walk away.

* One episode of Hot Seat had the first two contestants fail at the $100 mark. (One of them thought a well-known phrase was 'A place in the shade' instead of 'A place in the sun'). To top that off, a couple of questions later, a contestant was asked the following: 'I pity the fool' is a catchphrase of which famous American? A. Tom Cruise, B. Jerry Seinfeld, C. Mr. T, D. George Washington ** '''You'd Expect''': Given that she had no clue about what the answer was, and she had the option to pass on to the next person in play, she'd pass.
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* One episode of Hot Seat had the first two contestants fail at the $100 mark. (One of them thought a well-known phrase was 'A place in the shade' instead of 'A place in the sun'). To top that off, a couple of questions later, a contestant was asked the following: 'I pity the fool' is a catchphrase of which famous American? A. Tom Cruise, B. Jerry Seinfeld, C. Mr. T, D. George Washington Washington. ** '''You'd Expect''': Given that she had no clue about what the answer was, and she had the option to pass on to the next person in play, she'd pass.

** One time, all 10 possible contestants in a Fastest Finger question failed; and then all of them failed '''again'''. Günther Jauch was already joking "If three times not a charm, I'll start singing." or something like that, but he didn't have to because '''one''' contestant finally got it right now. ** In 2015, a blonde (!) fashion-design... engineer from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasco.
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** One time, all 10 possible contestants in a Fastest Finger question failed; and then all of them failed '''again'''. Günther Jauch was already joking "If three times not a charm, I'll start singing." or something like that, but he didn't have to because '''one''' '''One''' contestant finally got it right now. the third one right. ** In 2015, a blonde (!) fashion-design... engineer from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed ridiculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasco.
6th Dec '15 4:51:56 PM mlsmithca
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That's not how to spell "fiasco".
** In 2015, a blonde (!) fashion-design... engineer from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasko.
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** In 2015, a blonde (!) fashion-design... engineer from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasko.fiasco.
18th Nov '15 11:45:24 AM 8088ben
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** '''And Of Course''': The 93% that said "A"...'''''they were right!''''' He would have had a cheque for a cool quarter of a million pounds had he gone with the audience in the first place instead of wasting his other lifelines and walking away!
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** '''And Of Course''': The 93% that said "A"...'''''they were right!''''' He would have had a cheque for a cool quarter of a million pounds pounds, ''and'' had two lifelines to his name going into the final two questions, had he gone with the audience in the first place instead of wasting his other lifelines and walking away!
11th Oct '15 4:43:04 PM jameygamer
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** August 22, 1999: The first contestant who whiffed the $100, Robby Roseman, got a question that may have been on the tougher side for $100, and probably more a $1,000 question: "Hannibal crossed the Alps using what animals?" The contestant used his 50/50 to eliminate "Chihuahuas" and "[[PerplexingPlurals Rhinoceri]]", then of the two remaining ("Elephants" and "Llamas") answered the latter. This led to the FanNickname of "Llama" every time someone whiffs on the first tier. ** January 20, 2000: A contestant misses the $100 question because he can't recall that Little Jack Horner pulled out a plum. Instead, he said it was a blackbird.
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** August 22, 1999: The first contestant who whiffed the $100, Robby Roseman, Roseman (who was also the first contestant to reach the Hot Seat but leave with $0), got a question that may have been on the tougher side for $100, and probably more a $1,000 question: "Hannibal crossed the Alps using what animals?" The contestant used his 50/50 to eliminate "Chihuahuas" and "[[PerplexingPlurals Rhinoceri]]", then of the two remaining ("Elephants" and "Llamas") answered the latter. This led to the FanNickname of "Llama" every time someone whiffs on the first tier. ** January 20, 2000: 2000 (this was the episode after Dan Blonsky's $1,000,000 win): A contestant misses the $100 question because he can't recall that Little Jack Horner pulled out a plum. Instead, he said it was a blackbird.
11th Sep '15 8:56:43 PM RA2
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* When a contestant is torn between two choices, they might use the 50/50 lifeline to get rid of two wrong answers. It's supposedly random, but no one verified this. ** '''You'd Expect''': For the contestant to realize this, and ''not'' to say the two answers they're thinking of, on the off-chance that it's not random and the producers are dicks. ** '''Instead''': They say something like "I think it's either A or B, I'll use my 50-50," and the the computer "randomly" removes C and D, essentially giving them no help at all.
26th Aug '15 5:21:03 PM tmanokc
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** December 11, 2012: An elderly woman blew the first question after believing that The Movie Channel's "Splatterday Saturday" block airs spaghetti westerns (it was actually horror movies)
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** December 11, 2012: An elderly woman blew the first question after believing that The Movie Channel's Creator/TheMovieChannel's "Splatterday Saturday" block airs spaghetti westerns (it was actually horror movies)

* In addition to the actual examples given above, an [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/gameshows/millionaire.asp online urban legend]] circulated in 2007, where a contestant purportedly was asked "Which of the following is the largest?" as her $100 question. The four choices were peanut, elephant, moon and tennis ball. The contestant, so the story goes, proceeds to blow all three of her lifelines, not convinced that the largest – moon – is the correct answer. Her answer: Elephant. (An elephant is the larger to the naked eye when compared to the moon, but the question was going for the largest in physical size and mass, for which moon was the appropriate answer). The actual frame was from the British version of ''Millionaire?'', where the contestant in question did rather well.
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* In addition to the actual examples given above, an [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/gameshows/millionaire.asp online urban legend]] circulated in 2007, where a contestant purportedly was asked "Which of the following is the largest?" as her $100 question. The four choices were peanut, elephant, moon and tennis ball. The contestant, so the story goes, proceeds to blow all three of her lifelines, not convinced that the largest – moon – moon – is the correct answer. Her answer: Elephant. (An elephant is the larger to the naked eye when compared to the moon, but the question was going for the largest in physical size and mass, for which moon was the appropriate answer). The actual frame was from the British version of ''Millionaire?'', where the contestant in question did rather well.
1st Aug '15 11:37:22 PM randomguy717
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Removed an unneeded word
* April 1, 2009: One guy who tried to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjGwO189Lb4 walk away during a Double Dip]] just as the clock hit zero. Meredith told him that "you know you can't walk in a Double Dip", despite the fact that she didn't state this fact when he used it. (In comparison, during ''Super Millionaire'' Regis always asked for a confirmation before using Double Dip.)
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* April 1, 2009: One guy who tried to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjGwO189Lb4 walk away during a Double Dip]] just as the clock hit zero. Meredith told him that "you know you can't walk in a Double Dip", despite the fact that she didn't state this fact when he used it. (In comparison, during ''Super Millionaire'' Regis always asked for a confirmation before using Double Dip.)
1st Jul '15 6:27:04 PM TheKaizerreich
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** In 2015, a blonde (!) design student from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasko.
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** In 2015, a blonde (!) design student fashion-design... engineer from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasko.
1st Jul '15 6:22:53 PM TheKaizerreich
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** One time, all 10 possible contestants in a Fastest Finger question failed; and then all of them failed '''again'''. Günther Jauch was already joking "If three times a charm, I'll start singing." or something like that, but he didn't have to because '''one''' contestant finally got it right now.
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** One time, all 10 possible contestants in a Fastest Finger question failed; and then all of them failed '''again'''. Günther Jauch was already joking "If three times not a charm, I'll start singing." or something like that, but he didn't have to because '''one''' contestant finally got it right now.
1st Jul '15 6:21:56 PM TheKaizerreich
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* The German version has had two massive fails in its history: ** One time, all 10 possible contestants in a Fastest Finger question failed; and then all of them failed '''again'''. Günther Jauch was already joking "If three times a charm, I'll start singing." or something like that, but he didn't have to because '''one''' contestant finally got it right now. ** In 2015, a blonde (!) design student from Aachen blew her first question, the first time in the history of the German format. She got massively rediculed for it in the media. Due to this incident, Mr. Jauch ''told a later contestant the answer'' to a question because she struggled on an early question, just to prevent a similar fiasko.
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