The latest iteration of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? continued on its new night Thursday. Things started off with Hannibal Buress, who came in late in last week's installment, making it to the $32,000 question on Thursday. After a strong early showing, he ended up burning through his lifelines and still guessing incorrectly about the meaning of the word 'fiasco.' Which, of course, led to a lot of the same jokes online.
Although there was still more to come in the show's second act, when Catherine O'Hara took the hot seat. The Schitt's Creek star also brought along revered Jeopardy! champion Brad Rutter as her "smartest friend," which meant he was allowed to freely feed her answers for the first eight questions. Though Rutter didn't exactly impress anyone with his performance at the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All-Time tournament in January, he proved to be a reliable lifeline for O'Hara — pun intended.
At one point, host Jimmy Kimmel asked Rutter about how he felt about losing the Jeopardy! GOAT tournament. Rutter jokingly replied that he "asks God" to smite him every day. After a little more chiding from Kimmel, he told him that he felt that tonight would vindicate his reputation. As viewers pointed out, Rutter did more than that as he helped O'Hara raise money for her charity, Upward Bound Homes.
Somebody finally made the extremely well choice of bringing someone smart like Brad Rutter on this show. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— 𝔄𝔫𝔡𝔯𝔢𝔴 ℭ𝔬𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔱 (@AndrewCollet) May 8, 2020
Just a reminder, Catherine is a nice lady, but I'm rooting for Brad Rutter as he is carrying the load at this point. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— Jack Drees (@JackDrees) May 8, 2020
Brad Rutter flamed out in the Jeopardy GOAT. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— George (@GeorgeTrev) May 8, 2020
I’m hoping she’s just double checking with Rutter .... #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— Nana (@nbsweet19) May 8, 2020
Omg Catherine O’Hara and Brad Rutter are on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire together and this is a pair I never knew I needed— j.crew (@jakerhue) May 8, 2020
#WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire You know this night would be truly weird if Brad misses a question and Catherine loses— TheRealGreg (@UnitedWhofans) May 8, 2020
I am absolutely loving Catherine O’Hara on #Millionaire. She knows most of the answers but has no confidence in her knowledge so she is asking her helper Brad Rutter for confirmation on every ? It’s adorable & relatable. ❤️— Sarah Rodenkirch (@SarahRodenkirch) May 8, 2020
When Brad Rutter is on Who Wants to be a Millionaire pic.twitter.com/juzQOoo3Ro— Lindsey Fisherman (@l_romoff) May 8, 2020
The seemingly winning combination of O'Hara and Rutter made it all the way to the $32,000 question. They'll be back next week when Who Wants to be a Millionaire? returns May 14 at 8 p.m. ET.