Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Inikalord, Dec 22, 2010.
US couple loses $800K on television game show
If it's proven there was an error, they'll get the money.
I have read the article or at least another on the same subject and its really splitting hairs with a name change to justify it being incorrect. I could easily see this ending up in a court room if the network decides to play hard ball on this.
My parents were talking to me about this last night. I wonder what will come from it
The show sucks. Or at least the people. Woman couldn't spell BONO on the telephone.
It comes down as a discrepancy.
"Post-It-Notes" weren't for sale in 1977 ... "Press-n-Peel" was, which then had a name change and became "Post-It-Notes" a few years later. It's an oversight by the writers of the questions, but it can be argued on all sides. I assume nothing comes of it.
I don't know that anything would or should come of it. They technically didn't lose anything as...well they never actually HAD the money in the first place. Plus it said they went on to lose money on subsequent questions anyways, so it's not like this was at the end of the game and they lost it all due to an error or something.
Any other gameshow that screws up and misinforms a contestant gets the prize, I see that once in a while on Price is Right and it's not even a case of writing down the wrong answer, usually it's the prize description being read incorrectly. But I can see Fox going a long way to keep from shelling out 800k just because the writer screwed up. Then again, THE WRITER SCREWED UP, at no point was it the fault of the contestant, and it would equate to the show obviously cheating/scamming the contestant to keep from paying them out.
If the show's doing well enough to save it's reputation, or if Fox wants any future game show to have even a little bit of credibility, at the least they'll settle with the couple, probably like half the money they lose on the question.
I think an acceptable solution would be to just have them on the show again
One of the questions was something like "One if the singers of U2 can be spelled by dialing the letters of telephone (4 digits) "
As the guy move money on the right answer, his fiancee move some of it in other parts.
A more acceptable solution would be to give them the money.
I'll take "Definition of Irony" for $500 Alex.
They should give the couple the winnings. The husband guessed the right answer.
Just give them the money already. Or atleast give them the winnings up to before that question.
while I do think that if the guy was awarded the correct answer, the couple would probably go on to lose a lot of it if not all in the end. But having said that, because it’s an error by the show they should award the couple $800,000.
They are going for round two!!!
Couple Who Lost $800,000 On FOX's 'Million Dollar Money Drop' Will Get Another Chance To Play For Cash - News - Yahoo! TV
well thats good as long as they get to keep $80,000 they already won. they should not have to forfeit that in my opinion.
But they lost the 80,000 in subsequent questions... So they won nothing.
Sound like a reasonable idea, I say let them come back on and do it again this time with no mishaps.
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