The British hit The Million Pound Drop
has already spawned versions in a few countries. And now it has finally
landed on American television! Can any of the teams walk away with up to
$1,000,000 in cash or will they let it all drop.
If you and a friend were handed $1,000,000 in cash and only had to
answer a few simple questions to keep it, could you do it? For the next
four nights, we'll see if the teams playing can. This is the Million
Dollar Money Drop!
The first team playing tonight consists of Brittany Mayi and Gabe Okoye.
They are full-time students and full-time employees who've been dating
for about a year. One works days while the other works nights to save
for their wedding as they're getting married soon.
Brittany and Gabe are now the proud co-owners of $1,000,000 (all in
stacks of $20,000); however, they're going to try to hold onto it. In
this game, they must provide correct answers to seven multiple-choice
questions. Each of those four 'drops' represents the possible answers,
but only one of them is correct. The team playing must risk all of their
money on every single question.
If they're not sure of their answer, they can play it safe and place
their money on more than one drop, but must keep one of the drops clear.
Any money placed on an incorrect answer will be dropped and be gone
forever. If the team playing successfully gets through all seven
questions, they keep whatever money they save.
Brittany and Gabe are ready, and the game begins now...
QUESTION 1 CATEGORIES: ROCK STARS/SEX AND THE CITY
They choose Rock Stars as their first question's category, and the
Q1: On a standard U.S. touchtone telephone, what numbers spell out the
lead singer of U2?
Brittany and Gabe talk it over about what answers they want to put their
money on. But the moment, a stack of bills is placed on a drop, they get
60 seconds move their money around.
Time is up, they put 60K on B, 920K on C, and 20K on D. At this point,
Kevin tells the team that they're allowed to use the Quick Change once
during any of the first six questions. The QC allows a team in play to
change their answers for an additional 30 seconds. Brittany and Game
decide to hold off on the QC until later on.
The correct answer to the first question is C, Brittany and Gabe
continue their game with 920K in hand.
QUESTION 2 CATEGORIES: FASHION/LIVE DANGEROUS
They go with Fashion next.
Q2: According to Consumer Reports, the average American woman owns how
many pairs of shoes?
900K is placed on B while 20K is on D. The correct answer is B, and they
now have 900K remaining.
QUESTION 3 CATEGORIES: BREAKFAST/INTERNET
They agree on Breakfast.
Q3: According to an A.C. Nielsen financial report, what is the most
popular breakfast cereal?
A: Cocoa Puffs
B: Post Shredded Wheat
C: Cap'n Crunch
Brittany and Gabe risk it all on D, and they keep it all, because that
is correct. Now from this point forward they have 75 seconds to place
the stacks of cash on their answers, but the number of drops have been
reduced to three. However, the rules of having a clear drop and going
all-in are still intact.
QUESTION 4 CATEGORIES: SLOGANS/AWARDS
Slogans is what they'll deal with next.
Q4: Which ad slogan was on television first?
A: "Just Do It"
B: "Melts in Your Mouth Not in Your Hand"
C: "Where's the Beef?"
Gabe takes a bold risk of 880K on B while Brittany leaves 20K on A. This
time the correct answer is B, saving them 880K.
QUESTION 5 CATEGORIES: INVENTIONS/MAKEOVERS
It's Britt's call for Inventions.
Q5: Which of these was sold in stores first?
A: Macintosh Computer
B: Sony Walkman
C: Post-It Notes
Brittany and Gabe suffer a HUGE 800K loss on C, but they save 80K on B.
QUESTION 6 CATEGORIES: FOOD/DRINK
They want a question on food, and here's what they get.
Q6: What happens to most of the corn grown in the United States
A: It's turned into corn syrup
B: It's converted to ethanol
C: It's eaten by animals
At this point in their game, they now have 90 seconds to place their
cash stacks. They lose 60K on B, but C is correct to allow Brittany and
Gabe to take 20K to the final question of their game. There is no time
limit for the final query, and the number of drops have been reduced to
two to make for an all-or-nothing situation.
QUESTION 7 CATEGORIES: TELEVISION/LANDMARKS
Without discussion, they're going with television.
Q7: According to Time, who did people say was the most trusted
newscaster in America in 2009?
A: Brian Williams
B: Jon Stewart
They go with A, but then Kevin gives them an extra fact about this
question which is not meant to change their mind, but gives then one
more thing to consider. He tells Brittany and Gabe that the two names
were of the four people that made Time's list. They're now given an
extra 60 seconds, but it was time wasted as they didn't change their
mind about the answer.
The correct answer to the final question is...B. And sadly, they got
nothing but each other.
The next team to possess the million bucks consists of Patricia and
Andrew Murray. Patricia and Andrew have met 15 years ago at a flight
school in Florida. They've dated for seven years and are accomplished
pilots. They are now married with a child. Let's see if they can earn
enough money to get their life back on track.
QUESTION 1 CATEGORIES: SPORTS/FAIRY TALES
Patricia and Andrew start their game off with Sports.
Q1: Which of these over six-feet tall sports stars is tallest?
A: Peyton Manning
B: Alex Rodriguez
C: Michael Phelps
D: Lebron James
They bet the whole thing on D, and they refuse the Quick Change offered
by Kevin. D is correct, and they keep the entire stake!
QUESTION 2 CATEGORIES: CELEBRITY DOCTORS/THE LAW
They get a question in The Law.
Q2: Heard on countless cop shows, what is the 7th word of the LAPD
Patricia and Andrew are $1,000,000 confident that C is correct, and they
still don't need the QC yet. They're correct, but the questions are
going to get more and more hard as they progress.
QUESTION 3 CATEGORIES: ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS/ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
They go with Academy Award Winners.
Q3: What movie led to a Best Actress Academy Award for the woman who
played the title role?
B: Erin Brokovitch
D: Little Miss Sunshine
Patricia and Andrew backed off on the betting this time. They do use the
Quick Change, to go all-in on B, and once again, they keep everything.
QUESTION 4 CATEGORIES: SALAD TOPPINGS/4TH OF JULY
Patricia and Andrew choose 4th of July this time.
Q4: According to the consumer products safety commission, which of these
types of fireworks causes the most injuries each year?
B: Roman Candles
C: Bottle Rockets
They're going all-in again, but on A this time. And they're correct
again, maintaining the hold on their maximum prize pool.
QUESTION 5 CATEGORIES: THE GOOD LIFE/SAVING MONEY
Patricia and Andrew are pretty good so far in saving their money, so
they go with the latter.
Q5: According to a Harris Poll, what was the #1 thing Americans did in
2010 to save money?
A: Stopped buying morning coffee
B: Cut down on dry cleaning
C: Bought more generic store-brand items
Patricia and Andrew kiss 420K goodbye on A, but C says 580K is sticking
around with them at least a little longer.
QUESTION 6 CATEGORIES: COSMETIC SURGERY/COMPUTERS
They choose Computers.
Q6: According to the data security firm Imperya, what is the most common
Patricia and Andrew put all of 580K on A, and the password
is...HEARTBREAKER. The correct answer was B.
And on that note, that's it for this installment of The Million Dollar
Money Drop. Tomorrow night, another team will play in the hopes of not
letting all of their fortunes fall through.
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