Your Mom Wants to be a Millionaire

Actually, my mom wants to be a millionaire. Last month she got a chance to try out for the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and they called her up a few weeks later to ask her to come out for taping. Today was her special day, and it turned out to be mine too. She asked me to be her "phone a friend", which means I had to sign a bunch of legal agreements and spend most of today hanging out next to the phone. I just got off the phone with Meredith Vieira and my mom, and I can't tell you what we talked about. But I can tell you that I thought it was pretty cool and I hope I don't sound quite as goofy if I ever get on Jeopardy!. Talking on the phone is not my strong point. I can't remember the exact air date, but I know it's sometime in October and I'll let everyone know when we get a little closer.

Comments

Em said…
That's really impressive! The top-secrecy is pretty awesome and spy-ish, too. And I love your mom, by the way.
Azúcar said…
I want to know what you had to sign in the contract! Was there a specific 'no Googling' clause?
Azúcar said…
Also, do they pay to fly her out or did she have to get her own ticket?
Mindy said…
How exciting! We'll be sure to watch!
Vanessa Swenson said…
You're my quiz show hero. The fact that you even went to Jeopardy tryouts was so schwank.
How cool for your mom. This will finally be the thing that will get me to watch the show.
jeri said…
That is So Cool! I hope she did well.
Tina said…
That will be fun to watch. Definitely let us know when it airs.
FoxyJ said…
Azucar--

For most game shows you actually have to pay your own way for taping. I know that Jeopardy and Millionaire are like that.

The agreement was basically the standard permission to have my image/voice on TV. My mom is also not allowed to talk about the outcome until the show airs, and I can't say much about the question I helped with or the dollar amount. I only had 30 seconds to talk, so no Googling time. I did look up the answer after to confirm that I was right :)
Kailey said…
At the risk of sounding ridiculous, I have to say... THAT IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RAD!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RAD!!!! Be sure and let us know when it airs!!!! SOOOOOOO RAD!!
Desmama said…
Hey, that´s pretty cool! Definitely let us know when it airs.
Awesome! I think Meredith Viera is kind of meh, but I'm sure your mother is fabulous.

For the record, your mother isn't the only one who wants to be a millionaire.
Weed said…
That's awesome! I love it.
Kristeee said…
So cool. And that's awesome that you knew the right answer, too. Good job!
Angie said…
Wow that is really cool! We will be looking forward to watching it- so we can say we know some one famous :)

I once sat in the audience on Wheel of Fortune when they came to Hawaii- my friend and I turned in an application to be on the "Best Friends" episode. We never got on the show but got to be in the audience. The cameras filmed the audience members several times but they never did give us an exact date when it aired so I never did see it :( Not that it was the highlight of my performing career or anything :)
Ashley said…
Crazy! My husband has a student that won $100,000 on the show. I hope she did well :-)
Kari said…
I'd love to see it! Can you put it on YouTube or something so your foreign audience can witness your brainiac-ness?? Very cool!

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