- Padding: A good ten seconds of dead air usually elapsed between the announcement of the money dropping and the money actually dropping. For every answer. For every question.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The general reaction among fans of the original to the American version, although they quite frankly had a point. The set and music (both considered to be extremely good) were ditched for a bland, Deal or No Deal-esque set and generic game show music. Also, the game was changed needlessly, from adding the quick change, ditching a question, changing the the way the million divided (from 40 bundles of 25K in 50's to 50 bundles of 20K in 20's), and messing with the time limits such. Even worse, it's no longer live and the models (not the contestants) move the money back.
- What an Idiot!: The couple that got the Post-It Notes question, who during a news interview about the mistake thought FOX was going to give them the $800,000 they lost, not realizing the final question had no research error and they got that wrong on their own, meaning they would have lost the $820,000 they were forced to bet anyway.
YMMV / Million Dollar Money Drop