Last month, The Million
Dollar Money Drop became the most talked about new show
of the season. The airwaves and the Internet were on
fire as couples were given $1,000,000 in cash. But to
keep it, they had to face a gauntlet of seven questions
and stop...the drop. Nerves were shattered as
relationships were put to the test. In the end, there
were tears and then there were triumph.
The drop is back and taking their places on the platform
tonight are Frank and Melissa Cook, a married couple
from Boston. Frank and Melissa had a business for 12
years until they sold, putting them back in school. Now,
they're playing to earn enough money to cover their
QUESTION 1 CATEGORIES:
THEME PARKS/EATING OUT
They start their game with Eating Out.
Q1: According to the NPD Group Market Research Company,
what is the most popular restaurant meal in the U.S.?
A: Fried Chicken and Biscuits
B: Soup and Salad
C: Burger and Fries
D: Fish and Chips
Frank and Melissa put all of the money on C, and they're
QUESTION 2 CATEGORIES:
DANCE CRAZES/STAR WARS
Their next category, Star Wars. And let's hope the force
is with them.
Q2: Which of these Star Wars films premiere in films
A: Attack of the Clones
B: Return of the Jedi
C: The Phantom Menace
D: The Empire Strikes Back
They split the million and put half on A and the other
half on C. C is wrong, but A is right as Frank and
Melissa save half a million.
QUESTION 3 CATEGORIES:
Q3: Which song includes the lyrics "from sea to shining
A: America, My Country 'Tis of Thee
B: The Star-Spangled Banner
C: The Battle Hymn of the Republic
D: America the Beautiful
140K was originally placed on A and $360K was originally
placed on D. Frank and Melissa now opt for the quick
change and transfer the 140K over to D. The correct
QUESTION 4 CATEGORIES:
U.S. STATES/ANIMATED CHARACTERS
Up next...U.S. States.
Q4: How many U.S. states begin with the letter "A"?
All of the money is on B. Are they correct? Yes!
QUESTION 5 CATEGORIES:
WAREHOUSE SHOPPING/AIRLINE TRAVEL
Frank and Melissa choose Airline Travel.
Q5: Departing from LAX at the same time doing the same
speed, which flight would take the least amount of time?
A: The one going to Sydney, Australia
B: The one going to Rome, Italy
C: The one going to Tokyo, Japan
They lose 260K on A, but they keep 240K with the correct
answer of C.
QUESTION 6 CATEGORIES:
Up next for Frank and Melissa, Spending.
Q6: Which of these do American adults spend the most
money on annually?
A: Casino Gambling
B: Movie Tickets
C: Video Games
B was wrong, and they pay a penalty of $180,000.
However, A is correct, keeping 60K in play for the final
question of their game.
QUESTION 7 CATEGORIES:
FAST FOOD/THE BEATLES
Q7: Which McDonald's menu item debuted first?
B: Egg McMuffin
All of their money is placed on B before opting for a
fact on the Fillet-O-Fish in which it debuted in 1962.
They didn't need all of an extra 60 seconds to not
change their mind as far as what they thought the right
answer is concerned.
The correct answer is...A! Frank and Melissa played like
champions, but got no reward to show for their efforts
in the end. We're back on Thursday night when another
team of contestants sees what drops, and hopefully it's
not all of $1,000,000.
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