I’m guessing it must be Sarah Palin. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have bungled their $800,000 answer. At any rate, boy have they heard about it. At least they invited the victims of their bad research back.
“Million Dollar Money Drop” dropped the ball on its first episode but Fox doesn’t think the mistake is worth $800,000. The Fox show’s producers admitted on Thursday that they had “incomplete information” when they told contestants Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti that they guessed a question wrong on Monday night’s premiere, causing the duo to lose $800,000. Okoye guessed that Post-it Notes were sold in stores before the Sony Walkman and the Macintosh Computer, persuading his girlfriend to wager most of the $880,000 that remained from the $1 million they started with. Fox told them their answer was wrong, claiming the Sony Walkman hit shelves a year earlier than the Post-it, in 1979 (the Macintosh Computer hit stores in 1984). But four days later — after viewers questioned the network’s research throughout the week — Fox admitted they were wrong and invited the 25-year-old and his girlfriend back to the show.
Let’s hope if they do go back, Palin isn’t the researcher.