Skip to comments.Man Gets Million Dollar Question Wrong On "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" - Video
Posted on 08/26/2009 10:21:41 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" contestant Ken Basin getting the million dollar question wrong. He could have walked away with $500,000 but he took a chance and only walked away with $25,000. (Watch Video)
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Saw it last weekend. He’s a lawyer and says that lawyers are very risk-averse and that he should have gone to business school instead.
He blows it anyway. At least his girlfriend (wife?) is smart and beautiful, so I don’t feel too bad for him.
Yeah, this guy must have voted for Obama. What an idiot. Yoo Hoo was NOT made when LBJ was President. I remember drinking that stuff, it came out in the late 90s. He should have walked away with the money. What a buffoon.
double-or-next-to-nothing is a bad bet and increasingly so as the stakes increase, esp. over 50k if 25k was the worst he could do.
I’m the type to go for the sure thing, but I thought it was Fresca.
“Ever since the 1920s, Yoo-hoo has been making a permanent mark in the history of soft drinks.” (from the Yoo Hoo web site)
Yoo-Hoo came out in the 1920s, IIRC.
You're wrong. My dad is 62 and drank Yoohoo a lot when he was a kid.
Maybe you mean the late 1890s.
He came to the show with zero and left with 25,000.
I’d take it.
I guess your not a baseball fan? They should have traded
him for a case of Yoo Hoo.
Exactly. From what I’ve seen on the past shows, if you get to the $100K level, you’ve really gotten more than one can reasonably expect. I don’t think I’d consider going further, no matter what.
“Yeah, this guy must have voted for Obama. What an idiot. Yoo Hoo was NOT made when LBJ was President. I remember drinking that stuff, it came out in the late 90s. He should have walked away with the money. What a buffoon.”
I wonder what that stuff was that we drank as kids in the 60s? I’m certain we drank a chocolate drink in the 60s in a bottle with Yoohoo on the label.
But it couldn’t have been Yoohoo.
Exactly, 25 grand ain’t bad for a day’s “work” (sitting on a stool hanging with Regis isn’t really work).
I remember that if it wasn’t for LBJ drinking Fresca, few people would have ever heard of it. He gave it a minor surge in popularity at the time.
For those of us behind a firewall, what was the question?
Yeah, couldn’t have been YooHoo, I remember the stuff from the 90s..it was basically chocolate milk. I remember YooHoo and Nestle’s Quick, that was some good stuff too
He’s a marooon.
He’s young,smart,and probably makes good money!
$500,000 invested now while everything is on sale....
Ya know what, I think I was thinking of Nestle’s Quick. I can admit I was wrong. I really thought it came out in the 90s because I remember drinking it then, then it wasn’t popular anymore. My mistake, either way, the guy should have taken the 500,000 grand and ran home with it
The guy never would have even gotten to the million dollar question if he wasn’t a risk taker. My guess also was Yoo-hoo, since I remember drinking it in the 60s (and the commercials with Yogi Berra) and it just seems more like an LBJ beverage than Fresca, which I always think of as more a girly drink (though not as much as its diet soda partner Tab). That being said, I would not have gone for it without have more than just a guess to go on.
Yoohoo took a big jump in general availability and popularity in the late 80s, and again in the 90s, so you weren’t entirely out there.
Wrong. Corp. Radar O'Reilly drank YooHoo all the time in Korea in the late '50s.
For ordering his favorite beverages on demand, LBJ had four buttons installed in the Oval Office labeled “coffee,” “tea,” “Coke,” and what?
The four choices were;
A:Fresca B: V8
C:Yoo-hoo D: A&W
My parents drank Yoo-Hoo as children in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Absolutely. He was too smart by half.
BTW, Nestle introduced Ready-to-Drink Quik Chocolate Milk in 1984, so you’re much closer with that one. Nestle Quick Chocolate Powder goes back to the late ‘40s.
Lawyer, huh? Maybe he can sue for being asked questions he couldn’t answer, example: “Why is the beach so close to the ocean?”
Well I remember drinking root beer a lot in the 1970s in Texas.
Hard to say what anyone’s tastes would be.
Would’ve been harder if there’d been Lone Star or Pearl on that list.
Fresca would’ve been for the secretarial pool.
What is the answer, please?
That was his preferred drink.
I think I remember an episode or so ... where he drank Yoo-Hoo.
For those behind firewalls the contestant chose C: Yoo-hoo. The correct answer was A: Fresca.
“I guess your not a baseball fan? They should have traded
him for a case of Yoo Hoo.”
Please refrain from giving the Pittsburgh Pirates any more ideas.
The answer was Fresca. I thought Yoo Hoo was a dumb answer, as LBJ didn’t seem like the type to guzzle a chocolate kiddie drink. Not sure I’d have got it right either, though. I’d have probably guessed V8.
He still ended up with way more than he deserved.
I'm 64 and don't remember a time when Nestle's Quick chocolate wasn't around. But I do remember that the strawberry flavor came out in the 60s.
I was drinking Yoo Hoo in the 1940s.
...Id have probably guessed V8...
That would have been my guess. Is this a rerun or has Millionaire returned?
It was a new episode. It was a limited-run 10th anniversary series hosted by Regis Philbin.
Based on all the answers I’m reading, I think the guy should hire a lawyer and file a formal protest against the show for asking a question that has no apparent correct answer........LOL!
Bzzzzt! Nestle's Quick probably came out even before Yoohoo.
Dang ... I’d have bailed on that one. As far as I know, they were all available at the time, and I know nothing of LBJ’s drinking habits.
Thanks. I’m not a big TV watcher so had no idea.
Back in VN we were so far up north...on the DMZ the
only soft drink that made it up to us was Fresca,I still
can`t drink it to this day.
That lawyer`s a poor gambler for sure.
This guy must have never worked in a restaurant. Fresca and A&W were the more likely choices of a dispenser, distributed in those big tanks. I can’t imagine yoo hoo or V8 was ever dispensed. And by that token, Fresca is more of an adult drink. Stupid lawyer. Gambles $475,000 on a guess.
Isn’t the first rule of litigation to know the answer before you ask the question?