Game Show Couple That Gave Correct Answer to 800k Question Will Get Return Chance
December 24, 2010
(ChattahBox Entertainment News) – Monday on the Fox game show Million Dollar Money Drop, a couple lost $800,000, based on the question: “which product was sold first in stores: Post-It Notes, the Macintosh, or the Walkman”. The couple, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayt answered Post-It Notes, which is technically correct, but were told they were wrong.
After an Internet uproar, Fox says it will give Gabe and Brittany a second chance after initially standing by their claim that 3M had confirmed to them that Post-Its were first sold in 1980, while the Walkman hit stores a year earlier, in 1979. But now they say they were wrong because 3M tested the product for sale in four cities under the name ‘Press ‘N Peel’ in 1977. The question was not posed as “sold in stores nationally,” it was simply “sold in stores,” so Fox now wants to give the couple, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayt, a second chance.
Executive producer Jeff Apploff explained in a statement to Gawker:
Unfortunately, the information our research department originally obtained from 3M regarding when Post-it notes were first sold was incomplete. As a result of new information we have received from 3M, we feel it is only fair to give our contestants, Gabe and Brittany, another shot to play ‘Million Dollar Money Drop’ even though this question was not the deciding question in their game. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the viewers who brought this to our attention, and we’re thrilled to give Gabe and Brittany the opportunity to return to play the game.