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millionaire-logo-medium.gif (33361 bytes)"Is that your final answer?"

 "Is that your final answer?" has to be the big question nowadays.  It ranks up there with the big-name game show phrases like "Survey says...!", "I'd like to buy a vowel", and "I'll take Potpourri for $300, Alex".

And in case you're wondering, that's the big catchphrase on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.  A simple question probably derived from the show's lawyers wanting to have an extra safety precaution to avoid liability in the answering of the questions has become a new game show craze.

seats.jpg (13051 bytes)Just by calling into the show's qualifying line, you might be the next person in the "hot seat", just fifteen questions away from one million dollars.   Gives a new meaning to "I feel like a million bucks", doesn't it?

But that's Millionaire for you!  The show that has brought game shows back into widespread popularity after years of dormancy, thanks to the talented hosting job of Regis Philbin, and a constant stream of great contestants.

A Salute to Game Shows 1999-2001 Ben F. Schumin, Chris-Place.com.  All rights reserved.