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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Spear, Dec 25, 2010.

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    Spear JF-Expert Member

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    YouTube - Contestants lose $800,000 on correct answer

    ingekuwa mtu mweupe angepewa ushindi wake lakini mtu mweusi unambiwa unapewa nafasi ya pili urejee tena
    Couple who lost $800,000 on Million Dollar Drop with correct answer will get a second chance after Fox admits mistake



    Last updated at 3:53 AM on 25th December 2010

    On Monday, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayt lost $800,000 on the Fox game show Million Dollar Drop.
    When asked which was sold first and offered the options Macintosh computer, Sony Walkman or Post-it notes, the couple - mostly driven by Mr Okoye - decided on Post-Its.
    To their horror, they were told it was the wrong answer - but it later turned out that it was the game show that was in error.
    After their plight became the subject of an Internet uproar - and a minor public relations disaster for Fox - the network has decided that it will give the couple a second chance.
    Watch the video below ...



    [​IMG] Potential winnings: Gabe and Brittany consider the question



    [​IMG] Choices: The couple initially split their money between two answers

    Fox initially stood by its incorrect information, saying Post-It makers 3M had confirmed that the office stationery was first sold in 1980, while the Walkman first appeared in 1979.

    But now it admits it was wrong, and wants to give Mr Okoye and Miss Mayt a second chance.

    The show's executive producer Jeff Apploff said: 'Unfortunately, the information our research department originally obtained from 3M regarding when Post-it notes were first sold was incomplete.

    'As a result of new information we have received from 3M, we feel it is only fair to give our contestants, Gabe and Brittany, another shot to play Million Dollar Money Drop, even though this question was not the deciding question in their game.'


    [​IMG] Oh no! Gabe and Brittany can't believe they got the answer wrong ... but did they?

    [​IMG] Despair: Gabe doesn't seem to want to continue but Brittany manages to convince him to go on


    As it turns out, quite a few people knew the history of Post-It notes a little more intimately than the researchers at Million Dollar Drop (or 3M for that matter).
    The internet internet backlash against Fox was swift and merciless.
    Post-It notes were indeed sold nationwide in 1980 - a year after the Walkman appeared - but crucially the product was originally tested for sale in four cities under the name Press N Peel in 1977, and sold as Post-It notes in 1979 when the rollout introduction began
    Mr Apploff said: 'We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the viewers who brought this to our attention, and we're thrilled to give Gabe and Brittany the opportunity to return to play the game.'

    Footage from the game shows Mr Okoye and Miss Mayi having differing opinions on the answer.

    [​IMG] British example: Johnny and Dee lost £325,000 on Million Pound Drop but were invited back to play again and had their lost kitty reinstated
    Despite Mr Okoye giving a relatively unconvincing history of the Post-It note, they eventually settled for placing $800,000 on his hunch - losing the lot.
    They later lost the remaining $80,000.

    But immediately after the show internet forums questioned the results.
    On the Gawker website, blogger Richard Lawson wrote: 'Apparently Post-It notes didn't go on sale nationally until 1980, but were market tested in four cities starting in 1977.

    'So that means they beat the Walkman, which debuted in 1979. The question was not posed as "sold in stores nationally," it was simply "sold in stores".'
    The issue mirrors a situation on the British version of the show, Million Pound Drop, last month in which a couple lost £325,000 after giving an answer the quiz host said was wrong, but was later proved right.
    Husband and wife Johnny and Dee were originally booted off the show over the question 'Who played Dr Who for the longest time?'.
    The pair were asked to chose between four actors: Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston or David Tennant.
    Unable to decide on the correct answer, they split their remaining £650,000 between McCoy and McGann, only for the host to inform them the answer was Tennant.

    However, the error led to Doctor Who fans calling in to complain at the factual inaccuracy, and proved the answer was actually McCoy.
    The couple were handed a reprieve by Channel 4 and invited back on to the show later that week with their kitty reinstated.




     
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    why should they be given a second chance they were right in the first place
    - mick, london, 25/12/2010 17:41
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    if the game is honest and fair, they should be given the money. putting them on tv so millions can watch them lose (and they will) is plain SICK!

    P. BLOOMBERG
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    - p. bloomberg, glendale, ca, 25/12/2010 17:04
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    Gabe & Brittany, hire the lawyer to get the deserving money. Do not accept the retrial PERIOD
    - Jas, Brampton, Canada, 25/12/2010 17:00
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    And the UK want to give Murdoch majority ownership of BSkyB. In Australia his daughter managed to give the prize to the wrong person. These two huge errors in such a short time says it all about the Murdoch empire capabilities.
    - John, Switzerland, 25/12/2010 14:55


    And of course the BBC NEVER make mistakes do they? or lie, or distort.
    - Martin, Ashford, 25/12/2010 16:39
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    get a second chance???? if they gave the right answer they should just be given the money not given a second chance at failure, you screwed up fox not them now pay up.
    - scott, reality, 25/12/2010 16:05
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    And the UK want to give Murdoch majority ownership of BSkyB. In Australia his daughter managed to give the prize to the wrong person. These two huge errors in such a short time says it all about the Murdoch empire capabilities.
    - John, Switzerland, 25/12/2010 14:55
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