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A Couple Bets $800,000 on Post-It Notes, on 'Million Dollar Money Drop' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 21st 2010 1:30AM
A Couple Bets $800,000 on Post-It Notes, on 'Million Dollar Money Drop'Most game shows give you the prize at the end. The new series 'Million Dollar Money Drop' (Mon., 8PM ET on Fox) reverses this concept. Players are given $1 million to start with -- the test is whether they can hang on to it.

Contestants must answer seven multiple-choice questions to keep the $1 million. But if they guess wrong, the money is lost ... literally. It plummets away forever, falling through a trap door. The first players are a couple named Gabe and Brittany. They get this question:

WHICH OF THESE WAS SOLD IN STORES FIRST? -- A) The Macintosh Computer. B) The Sony Walkman. C) The Post-It Note.

The pair has $880,000 left. Gabe is sure the answer is "Post-It Note." Brittany is sure it's "Walkman." Gabe convinces her to bet $800,000 of their cash on Post-Its. "Ohhh, that's a lot of money," his girlfriend says. Do you know the answer? ... Is Gabe right?

... No-ooooo; he is not. The correct answer is: The Sony Walkman. The audience shrieks in horror/awe as $800,000 drops into a bottomless pit. (We're hoping that the pit is filled with fire, or sharks, or sharks on fire or something; but that's probably not the case.)

But honestly, the real fun of 'Money Drop' came from watching the frantic couple debating their choices: "How do you accidentally make a Post-It Note?!" "That's the 80s ... or the 90s!" Good stuff. ... And for the record, the Walkman was first sold in 1979, the Post-It in 1980, and the Macintosh in 1984. Sorry, Gabe. Oh well.

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ILUVU22

The post it note was first sold in 1977 in four mayor cities so the show was wrong and they deserve another try on the show or they could give them their money

November 17 2011 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steaklUvVa7

The first Post-It Note was sold in 1977. It was reintroduced in 1980. The show was wrong.

January 28 2011 at 5:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kgraham34@cox.net

Wikipedia states 3M launch the product in 1977 with disastrous results. Post-Its were given away in Idaho a year later to a warm welcome; Walkman was built in 1978 and the FIRST Macintosh was marketed in 1984. Yea, I'd sue the TV show.

December 21 2010 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
comeseeboutme

that was just plain dumb not to listen to one another just split the pot gee

December 21 2010 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
comeseeboutme

this guy for someone that is going to get married needs to start to listen to one another now!, all they had to do is split the money insted of all in one guess; in the words of Fread Sanford "You Dummie"

December 21 2010 at 4:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ray

One thing I know for sure is, that the post it note was NOT how 3M started. That was the most wrong thing I heard this year. Too smart by 1/2.

December 21 2010 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
capwhan

Too bad for the wig wearing mool girl. I bet she is pis*ed.

December 21 2010 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
No Prez Palin

MY GOD!!! Sarah Alaska is still on the air?

So I guess those (3 million teabagger) viewers is enough to keep this HORRIBLE SHOW on the air? Didn't it drop from 8 million and don't it need as much to survive the season cut?

December 21 2010 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to No Prez Palin's comment
Ray

Please keep posting these kind of ignorant comments, about Palin, that way we know she is still getting to you. She said a lot of what she does is just to tweak people like you. This is so much fun!!

December 21 2010 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arcturus

Palins ratings dropped from 5 to under 3 million, Bumped up once, but back down again. She is not gaining any new fans - she just keeps mouthing the same tired and ridiculous talking points, tries to mitigate her errors and settle scores with people. Remember junior high school? That's her in a nutshell.

December 27 2010 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rob

This proves how rigged game shows really are.

December 21 2010 at 11:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cittasnoraa

I knew that was wrong! To me though the more bizarre bet was dumping 20 grand on "Just Do It"! You'd have to have beeen living under a rock not to realize that isn't that old of a TV ad!

December 21 2010 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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