May 21, 2001
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Coming to a tv near you: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE - Couples edition. Thus proving 2 people can be stupider than one...
posted by tiaka (11 comments total)
posted by tiaka at 9:38 PM on May 21, 2001

They did a couples version quite a while ago here in the UK, and it was sad to watch two people working together fail :)
posted by warpy at 9:52 PM on May 21, 2001

Coming to a tv near you:

The couples edition was last week.
posted by gluechunk at 9:57 PM on May 21, 2001

Was it? Don't I look like a jackass rapist? Ohh my, is my face red. Hmm.. I haven't been watching much fox, or is it on cbs? abc?
posted by tiaka at 10:00 PM on May 21, 2001

Was it? ... I haven't been watching much fox, or is it on cbs? abc?

Huh? The headline of the article you linked to answers your questions:

"ABC Presents Couples Edition Of "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE" (5/15-5/18/01)"
posted by gluechunk at 10:09 PM on May 21, 2001

Well my wife is actually going to a tryout for the regular show tommorow (tuesday) (Good luck Sweetie!!)... wonder what happens if the couple argues about which answer is right?!?
posted by danger at 10:10 PM on May 21, 2001

danger: I think the wife/girlfriend always wins ;-)

I rather liked the Millionaire on Sunday and Monday here in the U.S. where they had on the people who bombed and won no money when they were previously in the hotseat.
posted by gyc at 10:12 PM on May 21, 2001 the pre nuptial agreements get signed

1) before the game starts
2) during the game as the money increases
3) or when they take the money....

We had this here in the UK, and some of the couples were giving looks to each other that would put medusa to shame....
posted by monkeyJuice at 1:19 AM on May 22, 2001

The UK one was truly hilarious. One couple got to £64k, and the wife had a hunch for the £125k question. The guy said they shouldn't risk it on a hunch, and when they bowed it, turned out her hunch had been right.
You could see the poor guy cringe, and just *knew* he'd be in for a right tongue-lashing when they got home...
posted by emc at 5:25 AM on May 22, 2001

I think it's just so brilliant the way they can make couples humiliate themselves like that in public. Too bad she didn't start off at him right away
posted by tootsie at 7:05 AM on May 22, 2001

The British version captured an interesting fragment of cultural history: the question of who looks after the money in a relationship. You could see a few professional "two bank accounts" types, but the funniest couples were those where the man obviously brought home the wages and let the wife pay the bills.

Especially since only one name went on the cheque.
posted by holgate at 8:53 AM on May 22, 2001

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