Second Couple Sues “Million Dollar Money Drop” for Faulty Question
Fox’s Million Dollar Money Drop is a long forgotten colossal disaster of a quiz show from from Winter 2010. The show was critically panned for its horrific pace, bizarre production decisions, and (most of all) poor question setting. People who followed the show remember the faulty question on the first episode regarding the debut date of a Post-It note. It looks like another team thinks they have a case with a bad question and TMZ is reporting the losing couple taking the show to court.
Andrew and Patricia Murray played on the debut night of Million Dollar Money Drop, December 20, 2010. Coincidentally this was the same night that the Post-It note couple aired. The question the Murrays faced, the sixth, was:
6. According to the data security firm IMPERVA, what’s the most common computer password?
The two placed their entire bank of $580,000 on A, PASSWORD. However, according to the show the answer was B, 123456. The team lost the $580,000 sitting on the wrong answer, the game ended, and they left with nothing. However, now the Murrays are saying that the question was misleading. In the suit against Fox, Endemol, and others, they claim, “IMPERVA did not conduct its own objective survey of computer users but rather supports its assertion that 123456 is the most common password based on analysis of a hacking incident involving a website known as RockYou.com.”
They also added, “If [they] would have known that the question was pertaining to a random, single incident … they would have hedged their bets and played differently.” They are suing for $580,000 which includes punitive damages and other fees.
Hopefully this will be the last thing we’ll hear from the complete cluster that was Million Dollar Money Drop. I don’t know what was so hard about hiring actual question setters and using actual trivia questions instead of this. The “topical questions” clearly didn’t help connect to viewers and all they’ve had from what they did are embarrassing issue after embarrassing issue. I think it’s a stretch to say that they would have hedged their bets if they had known it was about the one incident, but it’s a bad question regardless.
Source : TMZ