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Man Gets Million Dollar Question Wrong On "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | Michael

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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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: greedy; millionaire; nonmillionaire; ohwell

1 posted on 08/26/2009 10:21:41 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


2 posted on 08/26/2009 10:23:33 AM PDT by library user
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 10:23:59 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


4 posted on 08/26/2009 10:27:11 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution has happened; the revolution will happen; the revolution is happening.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I’m the type to go for the sure thing, but I thought it was Fresca.


5 posted on 08/26/2009 10:27:29 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Navy blue)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Ever since the 1920s, Yoo-hoo has been making a permanent mark in the history of soft drinks.” (from the Yoo Hoo web site)

Nice try


6 posted on 08/26/2009 10:27:42 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yoo-Hoo came out in the 1920s, IIRC.


7 posted on 08/26/2009 10:28:06 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I remember drinking that stuff, it came out in the late 90s.

You're wrong. My dad is 62 and drank Yoohoo a lot when he was a kid.

8 posted on 08/26/2009 10:28:35 AM PDT by library user
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...it (Yoohoo) came out in the late 90s.

Maybe you mean the late 1890s.

9 posted on 08/26/2009 10:29:42 AM PDT by library user
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To: Sarah Barracuda
YooHoo has been around since the 1920's. Here's the official website to the history of YooHoo:

http://www.yoo-hoo.com/about/default.aspx

10 posted on 08/26/2009 10:30:06 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Federalist Patriot

He came to the show with zero and left with 25,000.

I’d take it.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 10:31:30 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You’re wrong:

http://www.yoo-hoo.com/about/default.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoo-hoo


12 posted on 08/26/2009 10:32:39 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I guess your not a baseball fan? They should have traded
him for a case of Yoo Hoo.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 10:33:23 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: the invisib1e hand

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.


14 posted on 08/26/2009 10:33:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“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.


15 posted on 08/26/2009 10:34:55 AM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: netmilsmom

Exactly, 25 grand ain’t bad for a day’s “work” (sitting on a stool hanging with Regis isn’t really work).


16 posted on 08/26/2009 10:37:36 AM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 10:37:49 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

For those of us behind a firewall, what was the question?


18 posted on 08/26/2009 10:39:33 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Jimmy Carter: Now available in 1/2 black)
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To: brownsfan

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


19 posted on 08/26/2009 10:40:20 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Federalist Patriot

He’s a marooon.

He’s young,smart,and probably makes good money!

$500,000 invested now while everything is on sale....


20 posted on 08/26/2009 10:41:16 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: savedbygrace

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


21 posted on 08/26/2009 10:42:02 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


22 posted on 08/26/2009 10:42:13 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 10:44:12 AM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Yoo Hoo was NOT made when LBJ was President. I remember drinking that stuff, it came out in the late 90s.

Wrong. Corp. Radar O'Reilly drank YooHoo all the time in Korea in the late '50s.

24 posted on 08/26/2009 10:44:26 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: CharlieOK1
The question;

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

25 posted on 08/26/2009 10:45:34 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: ShadowAce; Sarah Barracuda

My parents drank Yoo-Hoo as children in the 1950s and early 1960s.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 10:46:03 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ShadowAce
I always thought Radar drank Grape Nehi.
27 posted on 08/26/2009 10:47:56 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


28 posted on 08/26/2009 10:48:56 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: library user

Lawyer, huh? Maybe he can sue for being asked questions he couldn’t answer, example: “Why is the beach so close to the ocean?”


29 posted on 08/26/2009 10:49:09 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: brownsfan

Chocolate Soldier?


30 posted on 08/26/2009 10:51:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: drjimmy

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.


31 posted on 08/26/2009 10:52:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: Federalist Patriot
How 'bout a Fresca!


32 posted on 08/26/2009 10:52:57 AM PDT by DryFly
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To: drjimmy

Fresca would’ve been for the secretarial pool.


33 posted on 08/26/2009 10:53:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

What is the answer, please?


34 posted on 08/26/2009 10:54:59 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

That was his preferred drink.
I think I remember an episode or so ... where he drank Yoo-Hoo.


35 posted on 08/26/2009 10:56:06 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: CharlieOK1
Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those behind firewalls the contestant chose C: Yoo-hoo. The correct answer was A: Fresca.

36 posted on 08/26/2009 10:56:14 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“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.


37 posted on 08/26/2009 10:59:46 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: jaydubya2

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.


38 posted on 08/26/2009 11:09:54 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Federalist Patriot

He still ended up with way more than he deserved.


39 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:12 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"Ya know what, I think I was thinking of Nestle’s Quick."

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.

40 posted on 08/26/2009 11:18:50 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I was drinking Yoo Hoo in the 1940s.


41 posted on 08/26/2009 11:28:39 AM PDT by kabar
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To: irishjuggler

...I’d have probably guessed V8...

That would have been my guess. Is this a rerun or has Millionaire returned?


42 posted on 08/26/2009 11:29:27 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

It was a new episode. It was a limited-run 10th anniversary series hosted by Regis Philbin.


43 posted on 08/26/2009 12:35:13 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: library user

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!


44 posted on 08/26/2009 12:43:14 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Ya know what, I think I was thinking of Nestle’s Quick.

Bzzzzt! Nestle's Quick probably came out even before Yoohoo.

45 posted on 08/26/2009 12:48:36 PM PDT by library user
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

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.


46 posted on 08/26/2009 12:48:57 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: irishjuggler

Thanks. I’m not a big TV watcher so had no idea.


47 posted on 08/26/2009 1:58:00 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


48 posted on 08/26/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Federalist Patriot

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?


49 posted on 08/26/2009 2:19:30 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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