Thursday night's episode of the recently-renewed, socially-distant game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire put Anderson Cooper straight into the hot seat. The longtime CNN anchor also brought Andy Cohen along as his expertise to help him along to the million-dollar question, and their on-stage banter came as a delight to viewers.
Things started off with Lauren Lapkus, who had gotten up to $1,000 during last week's installment, and got all the way to the $500,000 mark on Thursday — a record for the game show's current iteration. It was a tense moment, thanks in part of an abrupt commercial break, but after clearing that milestone, she ended up walking away from the million-dollar question. However, the Jurassic World star still managed to raise a half-million for the Crohns & Colitis Foundation.
Following Lapkus' victory, Cooper and Cohen came out just over the episodes halfway point, and the rapport between the two was evident almost immediately. Particularly when the two started arguing over the $2,000 question regarding east coast states with multiple time zones. Things got particularly heated when Cohen suggested Cooper use one of his lifelines, which Cooper absolutely scoffed at. The show's audience, however, couldn't get enough.
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen together on Millionaire is one of the best things to ever happen on primetime TV.— Angela ♡ (@painfullies) May 29, 2020
I like Andy Cohen and Andy Cooper together. They have good chemistry (professional and friendship) #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— E___🤷🏽♀️ (@Ed_naaa) May 29, 2020
Andy and Anderson playfully going at it! #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— Brooke Parker (@gramfurn) May 29, 2020
I’ve never seen more arguments and tension at $2,000. Next week is going to be really good. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— BuzzerBlog (@buzzerblog) May 29, 2020
My mom is loving the fact that Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper are on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire right now.— Gabby Carr (@gabbyc2010) May 29, 2020