‘Russian Roulette’ Drop

Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 3, 2008

What happens to the contestants on Russian Roulette when they drop?
—Maxine Lancaster, Tabor, S.D.

Contestants who answer a question incorrectly on the Game Show Network's Russian Roulette are given a chance to say a few "last words" before a trap door springs open beneath them and they drop 6 feet into a layer of padding 3 feet thick. Contestants are instructed before the game begins on the best way to land if they find the floor opening up beneath them. With a $100,000 prize in the balance, most players feel the drop is worth the gamble.