#22: Attack Of The Zeroaires Part 1
aka Why Millionaire Can Still Be Funny

Compilation Induction

Although I have fallen out of love with Millionaire over the years, well mainly because of the horrid changes they have made to the show over the past couple of years and the fact that I hate Meredith Viera as host.  I still recognize that the humongous success of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has spawned many memorable moments.  Most recently, they ditched Phone A Friend because, according to them, they wanted to protect the integrity of the game.  While that's understandable, it also kills the second to the last remnant of the old show, the last one being Ask The Audience.  However, many memorable moments, that have been brought to everybody's attention is those that fail so spectacularly that they are deserving of mocking.  I'm of course talking about those that don't win any money whatsoever.  If I'm going to do a compilation on some of the losers on Millionaire, I need to start with the first $0 winner of all time, Robby Roseman.

Robby Roseman came to the hot seat on August 1999, so when the show first started.  He came to New York from Chicago, Illinois and he said he was wearing his lucky shorts to help him win some money.  I'm not one that usually buys into the luck of underwear, but if it works for him, then more power to him.  He then sees his first question.

I thought this was a really easy question and that Hannibal crossed the Alps with Elephants, mainly because of their height.  This was the sort of question that is answered on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.  But alas, Robby is struggling and uses the 50:50 to hopefully not go out on the first question.  It then leaves Elephants and Llamas.  He locks in Llamas.

But unfortunately, elephants was the right answer and Robby Roseman goes out on the first question.  Regis promptly tells him to burn those lucky shorts & he exits stage right.  Because of this, anybody that flames out on the first question on any game show "llama's out" in honor of Robby Roseman.  Now, he's not the only person to have "llama'd" out on Millionaire, as a matter of fact.  There have been quite a few people that have "llama'd" out on the show.  Another one that has "llama'd" out is this gentlemen.

Brian Fodera came onto the show in January of 2000, the show after Dan Blonsky won the $1,000,000.  However, the past couple of contestants missed higher questions and they were in desperate need of a big winner.  Brian hoped to be that guy.  Regis somewhat complained about the fact that he was better dressed, but that's ok.  His first question is as follows...

According to the Nursery Rhyme, what did Little Jack Horner pull out of a pie.  Although Little Jill Horner gave me a laugh, I knew that he stuck his thumb and pulled out a plum and said, "What a good boy am I."  Brian thought differently and was thinking of a different nursery rhyme and said that he pulled out a blackbird and after some thought locked it in as his final answer.

Unfortunately, that was his final answer.  I'm shocked that he didn't know this one.  He was sent on his merry way with the shame that only a blackbird can bring.  Now, that brings the end to some of the miscues on the Regis Philbin version.  Time to check out the Meredith Viera version and who better to start with than this guy.

Chase Sampson was a college student from Nashville, Tennessee.  He is a college student and openly stated that he hasn't slept a wink and is running on coffee.  So, we're in for some serious sleep deprived stupidity.  With that said, let's dive right in.

Homeowners by Surge Protectors to protect their possessions from unexpected surges of what?  Now, remember what I said about Little Jack Horner & Hannibal, this is easier than that.  Surge Protectors are what you plug into your wall.  So, it's electrical current.  So what did our sleep deprived college student say?

Water Flow?  Seriously?  Water Flow?  Dear god.  Since when have you heard of a surge of water coming through?  It's a surge of electricity, or Surge Soda.  Water comes through in gushes or waves, not surges.  He leaves with nothing, and about 5 million hits on youtube of his stupidity.

Now, normally I don't have anything on here that's recent in the fact that it's the current TV season, but I just saw this on youtube and it's quite bad.  But she has one of the best names I've seen in ages.

Her name is Lovi Yu.  She has that name because her brother couldn't say Lovely right and just said Lovi.  So, that's how she got her name.  But she didn't even give us what she does or anything else but that story on how she got her name.  She then makes a name for herself when this question pops up first.

When attacked by Predators, what of these animals would activate a gland, known as the Ink Sac?  Well, knowing my Super Mario Bros. lore like I do, A Blooper squirts ink and so does a squid.  I don't know what gland Paris Hilton activates when attacked by predators, but she attacks us with horrible singing and even more horrible movies.  But under the pressure of the clock, she blurts out C, Final Answer.


Guess she isn't loved anymore, at least by Meredith anyways.  It was Squid, and now there's no ink on a check for her to cash. 

Well, this ends this look at some of the Zeroaires that the show has had.  And as long as this show is on the air, I'm certain we'll have more Zeroaires on Millionaire, even if they don't mean it.

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