‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’: Will Ray Romano win $1M? Fans call comedian ‘extremely smart’ on seeing progress

After his impressive performance, fans have taken to social media to compliment him


                            ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’: Will Ray Romano win $1M? Fans call comedian ‘extremely smart’ on seeing progress
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Stand-up comedian Ray Romano, best known for his role on 'Everybody Loves Raymond', was the latest celebrity contestant to appear on the ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. He took the hot seat after special ed teacher Shadi Seyedyousef quit the game after winning a whopping $250,000. Romano said he would be playing for a charity called Harvest Home, which is based outside Los Angeles. It provides shelter to homeless pregnant women. 

Before the game commenced, Romano used his comical chops to light up the mood as he introduced his only “smartest-stupidest friend” David Theodosopoulos, who serves as an executive producer on ‘Hot Bench’. He left everyone in splits when he said he had put on pants for the second time in months only for the show. 

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As the game began, Romano navigated it quite effortlessly. While the first question talked about the baby’s first word, the next one spoke about the classic board game that uses tiny plastic submarines and aircraft. 

But, the comedian was stuck when he was posed with the $32,000 question about the injection of Pitocin. It said, “A doctor would most likely give you an injection of Pitocin if you were what?”. And the options were, “Giving birth”, “Hungover”, “Passing a kidney stone” and “Getting a nose job”. Romano had no clue about the named medication and even sought Kimmel’s help. With the help of the lifeline, he managed to go to the next question for $64,000. He let go of the 50-50 lifeline, retaining David in the game. 

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It didn’t take him long to crack the next question which read, “On a map of Europe, there is one country that begins with, and another one that ends with, which of these 3-letter words?” He was quick to go with the second option after sounding sure about Denmark. The episode concluded as Romano went to the next round to play for $125,000. 

After his impressive performance, fans have taken to social media to compliment him. Some have noted that he is “extremely smart” and are looking forward to seeing him make it all the way to the $1 million question. One social media user tweeted,"#whowantstobeamillionaire Ray Romano is extremely smart!" Another added, "#RayRomano is doing SO great!!!!!!  @MillionaireTV #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire #WWTBAM"



 

 



 

 

Meanwhile, some of them are waiting until the next episode to watch him continue the game. One wrote, "Times up for this episode! Ray Romano will continue his game for @HarvestHomeLA in the next episode! @MillionaireTV #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire" Another wrote, "...and they stop us just before the 125k mark. Next time: #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire... Next time..."



 

 



 

 

‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET on ABC. 

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