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#341777 - 03/11/11 06:44 PM Well, I've been mean all day, so...
BobKay Offline
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Did anyone catch the premier of Secret Millionaire this week? Neither did (would--- ever) I.

I do, however, believe the premise is ripe for a twist.

The current premise:
Gather a group of multi's who are willing to part with a huge one. Identify people to receive the million bucks for the amazing things they do for others when they have nothing themselves.

Each episode, imbed a millionaire in the workplace of the recipient. They work alongside the "mark" for a week, pretending to be just another worker or volunteer.

At the very end of the hour, the millionaire says, "I'm really a millionaire and I was sent here to give you this check for (oops, Canada 'cheque')
a million dollars." Then the hidden camera crew reveal themsleves. Cue: screaming, crying, etc.

I was thinking it'd be way more interesting a human drama if the final line were something like:

"I'm a millionaire. I just screwed your 17 yr old daughter. Here's a check for a million dollars."

or

"I'm a millionaire. I had your dog euthenized this morning. Here's a check for a million dollars."

Would the pathos just be amplified to the max???
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#341788 - 03/11/11 09:30 PM Re: Well, I've been mean all day, so... [Re: BobKay]
nickbuol Offline
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I watched the first episode and the "secret millionaire" gave away $$$ to 3 groups. $40,000, $30,000, and $20,000 with a final $10,000 going to a family that was helped by one of the other groups and had a little girl that was sick with leukemia (I think).

Don't know about the show producers, but I think that they are missing a zero. I know that a millionaire doesn't have to give away a million dollars, but the previews make it sound like they are going to give away $1,000,000 not $100,000.

The majority of the show my wife and oldest daughter just kept talking about the "secret millionaire" and her Victoria's Secret Bombshell Bra (or plastic surgery, or both)...

Now everyone will go out to see what I am talking about...
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#341853 - 03/12/11 09:35 AM Re: Well, I've been mean all day, so... [Re: nickbuol]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol

Now everyone will go out to see what I am talking about...

Not really.

And so glad your "refugee" days are coming to a close.
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