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Wednesday
Sep262012

Couple Sues Fox over Alleged ‘Trick Question’ on Game Show

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A couple is suing Fox, claiming the network dropped the ball when they were asked a "trick question" on a short-lived game show that aired over a year ago.

The show in question is Million Dollar Money Drop, which aired from December 2010 to February 2011 and was hosted by Kevin Pollack.

Andrew and Patricia Murray claim in their lawsuit that they lost 580 thousand dollars on a question that they perceive to be misleading, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They were asked to identify the most common computer password, based on information from the data security firm Imperva. The options were "Password," "123456," and "I Love You," and the couple went with "Password."

The correct answer, according to the show, was "123456," but, the Murrays allege, it was based on analysis of a hacking incident involving the website RockYou.com, and not an overall survey of computer users. The couple says the question was unfair because it lacked comprehensive research.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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Sunday
Dec262010

Game Show Contestants Lose $800K on Correct Answer?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) – A couple that lost $800,000 on the Fox game show Million Dollar Money Drop for answering a question incorrectly have been invited back by the network. Turns out they answered correctly!

Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti were asked which of three items -- Macintosh computers, the Sony Walkman, or Post-It notes -- were sold in stores first. The couple answered Post-It note, and were disappointed to hear that the Walkman was sold earlier. Later in the week, Fox confessed to having the wrong information, since Post-It notes were actually market tested a few years prior to the release of the Sony Walkman.

Okoye and Mayti have been invited back to the show.

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