Thursday, January 13, 2011

$160,000 Money Drop

Media Moment:
Million Dollar Money Drop
Queen Related: BoRhap used in game show answer.

Life-long friends, Callie and Lauren, used to live two doors away from each other when they were two-years-old. And now, they’ve appeared together on the new Million Dollar Money Drop.

They seemed to be doing quite well with the questions leading up to the one where Bohemian Rhapsody was one of three possible song answers. The two friends had to guess which of the songs was actually the longest (in minutes) based on the original album version.

I’m happy that they were supportive of Queen at that moment, but I don’t think Callie and Lauren listened to A Night at the Opera enough when they were younger. Otherwise, they would have seen 5:55 on the LP and/or on the CD player display.

To make matters worse, they didn’t realize that another song answer, American Pie by Don McLean, ran past eight minutes . . . way longer than BoRhap. The length of the third song answer, Ramblin’ Man by the Allman Brothers, was a mystery to me but I was pretty sure that American Pie was going to be the longest song of the three choices.

Callie and Lauren betted the lion’s share of their money on BoRhap and the remainder on Ramblin’ Man, but lost everything once their money dropped from both of those choices and left American Pie intact. Bummer.

What I found interesting was when the two women were holding each other and waiting in anticipation of the answer, they were chanting “Queen,” “Queen,” “Queen.” For the first time in my life, I heard people rooting for Queen but it wasn’t for the music, it was because of the dollar value assigned to that song at that moment.


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