'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': Jimmy Kimmel gives Kaitlin Olson a wrong answer, she leaves with only $32,000
Kaitlin Olson from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' dons one too many hats with being an actress, a producer, comedian, wife and mother. Tonight (May 21) she was on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' to test her trivia skills as well as earn money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She chose this charity because her best friend Chloe is living with the condition. Accompanying her was comedy writer Megan Ganz who has also written 'IASIP' and 'Modern Family'. Ganz told host Jimmy Kimmel that she might not be a Jeopardy! game show contestant but was going to do her best while advising "the funniest woman in America" on the show. She was referring to the previous contestant on the episode, Dr. Phil and his advisor Pam Mueller who was on Jeopardy.
Olson was past the first couple of questions in a matter of minutes. From questions related to the Dead Sea to a 2019 movie that is not an animated film as well as a question related to a rock and roll song and a city from where 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads were drained out in 2018, it looked like Kaitlin was acing the game. She'd managed to answer all of these questions without the help of Ganz.
However, with the increasing price money, the questions started to get tougher and she had to turn to her advisor hereon. This included guessing the name of a deep-fried Tex Mex dish that gets its name from the Spanish word 'thingamajig'. Kaitlin knew it was chimichanga but she turned to Ganz to get her thoughts before locking her final answer and turns out she was right and she now had $16,000 in the bank for her charity. She doubled that amount by answering the next question related to a celebrity who holds a record in the Guinness Book for reaching 1M followers on Instagram in 5 hours. She answered the question with some help from Ganz and it earned her $32,000. With that she'd cleared 10 questions and according to the format, she could no longer seek Ganz's help. If she wanted to, she'd have to let go of one lifeline from '50:50', 'Ask a Friend' and 'Ask The Host'. Even though Kimmel advises all his celebrity guests to not trust him to have the right answer, Kaitlin took a chance and let go of '50:50' for a chance to seek both Kimmel and Ganz's help one time, going forward.
In the next question she lost both Ganz and 'Ask a Friend' lifeline. But on the positive side, she ended up with $64,000. The next question was about the "human body commonly entering a state called the "cephalic phase" before doing what?". This question led to Kaitlin deliberating a lot with Kimmel because she had set her 'Ask the Host' lifeline into action. Kimmel ruled out "having sex" as an answer stating "I know too many words for erection" and told Kaitlin that his final answer was "Going into shock". Kaitlin trusted him but it turned out to be a rookie mistake for her as it was the wrong answer and she had to go home with the minimum winning sum $32,000.
Next week, viewers can watch Lauren Lapkus on the show, playing for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation America with her husband Mike Castle serving as her advisor.