New York - After several weeks of declining ratings,
ABC's Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? had to go back to the drawing
board to inject a little more excitement into
the show. Now all contestants who do not reach at least the
$32,000 milestone will be branded with "LOSER" on their
forehead. Regis Philbin himself will apply the red-hot iron
to the skulls of the contestants.
"We feel that this is what America wants," says
show producer Simon Wilcox. "I mean shouldn't somebody
who doesn't know the capital city of California be branded?"
That's not all either. Contestants who fail to
reach the $1,000 milestone will be decapitated with a rusty guillotine. "Come
on, if you don't know Little Jack Horner pulled out a plum then you
don't really need your head anyway," exclaims energetic host
Philbin. "Now that's what I call the hot seat."
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