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"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (RTL): For over 20 years, candidates have been trying their hand at quiz show questions - including various TV blackouts. These were the funniest failures:

Cologne - Since 1999 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" has been the most popular quiz show on German television. During this time, however, not only did many happy million winners come together - but also candidates who, thanks to a complete blackout, failed miserably at the simplest questions. Some of the answers were so strange that even the experienced Günther Jauch lost his composure for a moment - and the viewers in front of the television sets had to sink a little into foreign shame. Those were the most embarrassing candidate mistakes in the history of "Wer wird Millionär" on RTL:

showWho will be a millionaire
First broadcastSeptember 3, 1999
ModeratorGünther Jauch

"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (RTL): The funniest fails for the simplest questions

Already for the 1,250. As a result of the popular quiz show, stern.de looked into the archives of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and found the funniest answers from candidates who were apparently affected by a spontaneous blackout. It becomes particularly uncomfortable for the candidates when they already have no answer to Günther Jauch's first question. That happened in 2003, for example, to a graduate engineer. The 35-year-old had absolutely no answer to the question "Why is she ...?" (A: blonde stupid, B: trout dumb, C: crooked banana (correct), D: show already around). The audience was able to help out the desperate 35-year-old thanks to the audience joker.

"Who will be a millionaire": The audience laughs at these fail answers - "There's a horse at the door"

With his lack of knowledge of proverbs, the candidate for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” was not alone: ​​A 27-year-old woman from Stuttgart just couldn't complete the sentence “Shut up ...”. In view of the possible answers (A: fed up, B: dead monkey (correct), C: oven off, D: fingers off) it stopped completely with her. For the correct answer, she even had to bet two jokers. Another candidate was apparently not a fan of party hits. Because when Günther Jauch wanted to know: "The title of a mood song says: There is a horse ..." (A: in front of the door, B: under the table, C: in the hallway (correct), D: at the bus stop) he was firmly convinced that the horse was at the door. The Schlager fans at home are likely to have clapped their hands over their heads at this point.

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"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (RTL): grill plate or hangman's meal? Millionaire with a complete blackout

The case of candidate Marlene Grabherr, who gambled up to a million in the quiz format, shows that a nervous blackout on “Wer wird Millionär” does not have to mean that you have to go completely empty-handed on the RTL show. However, this almost failed right at the beginning because of the fourth question. “What was the process of sending your fellow citizens into exile in ancient Athens?” The 48-year-old failed completely when it came to the possible answers (A: jelly, B: hangman's meal (correct), C: broken dish, D: grill plate). The housewife actually used the public joker for this question - with success.

Sometimes the candidates from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" are so strong on the line that even Günther Jauch feels sorry for them. This was also the case with a young student who had to help the quiz master beyond the 50 euro question. "We sometimes think about whether we should put 20 euro questions upstream so that the overwhelming does not set in right at the beginning," quotes stern.de the moderator in the 2012 show. But sometimes any help does not help: of all things with the question "Will I am frugal in the haberdashery department, does it happen that I only want one? ”(A: shoulder pad, B: stand-up collar, C: zip, D: button bar (correct)) the candidate stuttered so much that only the audience could help. (kab)

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