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What would you do for a million dollars? Rooster Teeth’s finest would do anything to get rich. Seriously. Anything. In each episode, a rotating cast of hosts challenge each other with their own hypothetical version of the question "You get a million dollars, but...". Participants have to determine if the deal would be worth it for them in exchange for a million dollars.
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Million Dollars, But... (TV Series) is an ongoing American Rooster Teeth Live action Sketch comedy TV Web show/series by Rooster Teeth Productions originally created by Rooster Teeth staff members Burnie Burns and Gavin Free. It is based off the hypothetical question, "What (dare/bet challenge) would you do for a million dollars?" In each episode a rotating cast of three hosts each provide their own hypothetical question of, "You get a million dollars, but..." with live action sketch comedy skits being performed of their questions and answers.

In short, each and every episode consists of three friends come up with one insane scenario and challenge each other with their own hypothetical version of the question "You get a million dollars, but..." to see if the other two would do it for at least $1,000,000. Participants have to determine if the deal would be worth it for them in exchange for a million dollars. The show is presently in its fifth season.

History Edit

The introduction was announced on May 11, 2015 in this video. The pilot episode premiered on May 21, 2015, with the series continuing on July 9, 2015, and as of May 2016, Million Dollars, But has developed a card game that had a very successful Kickstarter, reaching their goal of $10,000 USD within 2 minutes. The card game was released in mid June 2016. The first season concluded on December 21st, 2015. Season 2 premiered on February 10, 2016 and concluded on March 24, 2016 A third season debuted on August 8, 2016 and ended on September 22, 2016.

On February 28, 2017, Rooster Teeth announced that MDB would be returning for more episodes and a fourth season set to premiere on March 27, 2017 with series regulars and main hosts Burnie, Gavin and Barbara reprising their roles in addition to influencers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Phil DeFranco, and the cosplayer Jessica Nigri will serve as guest stars.[1] The fourth season concluded on May 30, 2017 after debuting on April 11, 2017. On November 10, 2017, it was announced by Blaine that a fifth season of MDB would air on Monday, November 13, and there will also be 5 Special experimental themed episodes aired on Facebook 10 days before the Rooster Teeth site - the regular Season 5 episodes are going to run as normal. In addition to the support of Facebook, Sugar Pine 7 would be guest starring in one episode.[2][3]

Format Edit

Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkleman and one other Rooster Teeth employee or special guest congregate at an alcoholic bar set table and each come up with their own typically and hypothetically difficult scenarios that are so gross, brutal, bloody, uncomfortable, unexpected and deadly, it's considered next to impossible to survive, for example, one where the person has to date Adolf Hitler for a year — which the cast comically re-enact with the hypothetical imaginations brought to life through a series of live action sketch comedy skits and live action short films (action/comedy short) visualizations, where they play caricatures of themselves that depicts the company's staff in unusual situations — for which they will be awarded a million dollars in compensation. After discussing the conditions of each scenario (what you're allowed and not allowed to do), the episode concludes with the trio discussing weather or not they would genuinely do it in real life.

Despite it's initial format consisting of only Burnie, Gavin and Barbara, the show has expanded to include many other employees of Rooster Teeth, such as those involved in Live action (Chris Demarais, Blaine Gibson, Josh Flanagan, etc), Animation department (Miles Luna, Kerry Shawcross, Gray G. Haddock, etc), Achievement Hunter (Geoff Ramsey, Jack Pattillo, Ryan Haywood, Michael Jones and Jeremy Dooley), Funhaus (Adam Kovic, Bruce Greene, James Willems, Lawrence Sonntag, Elyse Willems) Kinda Funny (Greg, Nick, Tim) and more. Nowadays, it's a rotating cast of any three Rooster Teeth employees, occasionally some special guests who are also seen in the live action skits.

Episodes Edit

Season 1 Edit

Episode Description Scenarios Air Date Link
Million Dollars, But... What would you do to earn a million dollars? Gavin, Burnie and Barbara would do anything to get rich. Seriously. Anything. Scenario 1: Stinky Finger

Scenario 2: Tiny Tops

Scenario 3: Barking Dog

May 21, 2015 1
Glowing Dicks & Pretty Chicks: Episode 2 This week, Gus joins Gav and Burnie to discuss memory loss, sexy puke and glowing dicks. Would you take the million dollars? Scenario 1: Shiny Wiener

Scenario 2: Disappearing Act

Scenario 3: Attraction Vomit

July 9, 2015 2
Money Mouth & Delayed Climax: Episode 3 This week Kerry joins Burnie and Gavin. They discuss delayed climaxes, licking money and a world full of talking objects. Scenario 1: Delayed Climax

Scenario 2: Talking Objects

Scenario 3: Money Mouth

July 16, 2015 3
Birthday Sex & Negativity Light: Episode 4 Join Barbara, Gavin and Burnie as they eat all the birthday cake and travel through time to witness their conception. Scenario 1: Birthday Cake

Scenario 2: The Red Light

Scenario 3: Conception

July 23, 2015 4
Bloopers & Outtakes Check out all the never-before-seen bloopers and outtakes in this special episode of Million Dollars, But… N/A July 30, 2015 Special
Magic Dogs and Muscle Men: Episode 5 This week, Colton Dunn joins Chris and Burnie to discuss what he would do for a $1 million. Not even magic dogs and vomiting spaghetti will get between them and their money. Scenario 1: Body Builder Babysitter

Scenario 2: Dinner and A Movie

Scenario 3: Man's Best Friend

August 6, 2015 5
Baby Burnie & Hitler Honeymoon This week Chris and Aaron from Social Disorder join Burnie. They meet Baby Burnie, go on a series of bad dates with Hitler, and enjoy delicious sponge. Scenario 1: Little Buddy

Scenario 2: Palate Cleansing

Scenario 3: A Special Date

August 20, 2015 6
Sudden Nudity & Permanent Parachutes This week Gavin and the Free Play crew (Meg and Ryan) decide if they’ll take a million dollars for disappearing clothes or always wearing a parachute. Scenario 1: Disappearing Clothes

Scenario 2: Money Mutation

Scenario 3: Permanent Parachute

August 27, 2015 7
Bloopers & Outtakes #2 Check out all the never-before-seen bloopers and outtakes in this special episode of Million Dollars, But… N/A September 3, 2015 Special 2
Bleed Out & Sneeze Teleport For the Season Finale, Michael joins Gavin and Burnie as they teleport around the world by sneezing, discuss a minor injury leading to a severe bloody laceration, and enjoy wafting and smelling each others farts. Scenario 1: Savory Farts

Scenario 2: Bleed Out

Scenario 3: Tissues & Teleportation

September 10, 2015 8
Tongue Hands & Leaky Nips What would you do for a Million Dollars? Join Gavin, Burnie and special guest Alan Ritchson as they stick to random objects, taste with their hands and produce man-milk. Scenario 1: Tongue Hands

Scenario 2: Leaky Nips

Scenario 3: Sticky Stuff

December 21, 2015 9


Season 2 Edit

Episode Description Scenarios Air Date Link
Mime Time & Serial Hugger Welcome back for season 2 of "Million Dollars, But…”! This week, the RWBY gang discusses becoming mimes and hugging strangers for 30 seconds. Scenario 1: Mime Time

Scenario 2: Identity Issue

Scenario 3: Friendly Hug

February 11, 2016 1
Puppet Arms & Giant Womb Join Burnie, Adam, and Blaine as they discuss the finer points of having puppet arms and being born from a giant womb every day. Scenario 1: Bed Womb

Scenario 2: A Most Wanted Man

Scenario 3: Armed and Dangerous

February 18, 2016 2
Biggest Belieber and Knife-hand This week Barbara and the Funhaus gang (Bruce Greene and James Willems) live stream their bathroom breaks and become the world’s biggest Justin Beiber fans. Scenario 1: Lavatory Livestream

Scenario 2: Knife Life

Scenario 3: Super Fan

February 25, 2016 3
Bloopers & Outtakes #3 Check out all the never-before-seen bloopers and outtakes in this special episode of Million Dollars, But… N/A March 3, 2016 Special 3
Evil Twin & Fart Parade Zach, Chris, and Josh talk about the important things this week, like having a fart parade or murdering your evil twin! Scenario 1: Evil Twin

Scenario 2: Movies with Friends

Scenario 3: Poot Parade

March 10, 2016 4
Achievement Hunter Animal Attack Join the Achievement Hunters (Michael, Gavin and Ryan) as they decide if a million dollars is worth random acts of violence from animals or having baby diapers hurled at their faces.

Note: This is the very first special Achievement Hunter-themed episode of MDB filmed at the Off Topic podcast set.

Scenario 1: Flying Trash

Scenario 2: Air Bagged

Scenario 3: Animal Attack

March 17, 2016 5
Flaming Butts In the season finale of Million Dollars, But…, learn what having a hot butt really means. Scenario 1: Run Don't Walk

Scenario 2: Ebony Ivories

Scenario 3: Ass on Fire

March 24, 2016 6

Season 3Edit

Episode Description Scenarios Air Date Link
Hunted By Linebackers Join Gavin, Michael, and Burnie as they discuss the finer points of starting riots, being beaten by children, and dodging professional linebackers. Scenario 1:  Whistle Tackle

Scenario 2: Start A Riot

Scenario 3:
Kid Fight

August 10, 2016 1
Slow Mo Millionaires Join Gavin, Dan, and Blaine as they dodge speeding bullets, wear mascot outfits for a year and have their hands magically replaced by random objects.

Scenario 1: 
World Travelling Bullet

Scenario 2: Handy Man

Scenario 3: Mascot Millionaire

August 17, 2016 2
Girls Vs Ninjas Join Barbara, Lindsay, and Ashley as they fight ninjas and deal with the perils of always being wet. Scenario 1:
Shop 'Til You Drop

Scenario 2: Dressed To Depress

Scenario 3:
Soggy Hair Millionaire

August 24, 2016 3
Burnie Bloopers & Barbara Burps Watch the Rooster Teeth cast flub, fail and fuck up while filming Million Dollars, But... N/A 4
Old People Punching Join Burnie, Nick, and Kirk as they beat old people and deal with aliens bursting out of their chests. Scenario 1:
Bosom Buddy

Scenario 2: Million Dollar Hollar

Scenario 3: 
The Bourne Senility

September 7, 2016 5
The Jerk Off Text Join Geoff, Greg, and Tim as they gain a million dollars but lose all their dignity.

Note: This episode is set at the Off Topic podcast set and features Geoff Ramsey for the first time in RT live action outside of AH, along with Greg and Tim from Kinda Funny

Scenario 1:
Mama's Boy

Scenario 2: Trouser Trouble

Scenario 3: Dawn Of The Dead Grandparents

September 14, 2016 6
Screaming Penis Join Barbara, Gavin, and special guest star Jeremy Dooley for the season 3 finale of Million Dollars, But. Will the crew take a million bucks for a screaming penis or permanent snapchat filters? Find out! September 21, 2016

Season 4Edit

Episode Description Scenarios Air Date Link
Founding Fathers Join Burnie, Matt, and Gus as they punch random bystanders and float away from Earth. Scenario 1: Rain Over Me

Scenario 2: Gravity Depravity

Scenario 3: Purple Pain

April 4, 2017 1
Wayward Wiener Join Gavin, Burnie, and Blaine at RTX Sydney as they take scenarios from the Rooster Teeth community. Can they find their genitals in a dark room filled with sausages? Will they take velociraptor legs? Find out!

Note: This episode was originally filmed and presented during RTX Sydney 2017

Scenario 1: Wayward Weiner

Scenario 2: Loose Limbs

Scenario 3: Fang Dangler

Scenario 4: The World's A Stage

Scenario 5: Break A Leg

Scenario 6: Achoo Boo Boo

April 11, 2017 2
Tweeting For Trump Barbara, Elyse, and Ashley transcribe tweets for President Donald Trump and have their own personal mariachi band follow them 24/7 in this episode of Million Dollars, But... Scenario 1: Mariachi Madness

Scenario 2: 
Smack Attack

Scenario 3:
E Pluribus Tweetum

April 18, 2017 3
All You Can Eat - ft. Grace Helbig Join Gavin Free, Burnie Burns, and special guest Grace Helbig as they profess their undying love for strangers and eat cheddar biscuits, tacos, and dog poop.

Scenario 1: Love Thy Neighbor

Scenario 2: Now You See It, Now You Don't

Scenario 3: All You Can Eat

April 25, 2017 4
80's Flashback Join Barbara, Blaine, and Jon in a radical and totally tubular 80's themed episode of Million Dollars, But...! Cowabunga dudes! May 2, 2017
Jessica Nigri in: Crashing Through Ceilings Join Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson, and special guest Jessica Nigri as they crash through ceilings and vibrate on while trying to eat food. May 9, 2017
Phil DeFranco in: Screaming Food Will Gavin Free, Burnie Burns, and special guest Phil DeFranco take a million bucks if their food is constantly screaming at them? Find out. May 16, 2017
Hannah Hart in: Historic Hauntings Join Burnie Burns, Barbara Dunkelman, and Hannah Hart as they accept a million dollars to be haunted by historic figures and chug unfinished drinks. May 23, 2017

Season 4.5: Theme Packs Edit

Episode Title Description Scenarios Original AIr Date Link
Anime Fights & Tantalizing Tentacles Follow Miles, Gray, and Kerry in a very "In-Saiyan" anime-themed episode of Million Dollars, But! November 23, 2017
Femme Fetales Join Barbara, Mariel, and Elyse on a grim and ghoulish quest for money in a Death-themed episode of Million Dollars, But! November 30, 2017
Poké-Pandemonium & Ashley the Furry Level up with Burnie, Ashley, and Jon as they battle Pokémon and undergo extreme makeovers in a video game-themed episode of Million Dollars, But! December 7, 2017
Holiday Special: 12 Crimes of Christmas Would you sacrifice the holidays for a million bucks? Join Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkelman, and Blaine Gibson as they babysit their drunk family and pull Christmas lights out of their butts. December 14, 2017
Dungeons, Dragons & Dumbasses Journey with Gus, Frank, and Griffon as they get pestered by their own personal fairy and have their lives ruled by a dungeon master in this fantasy-themed episode of Million Dollars, But! January 18, 2018

Season 5 Edit

Episode Name Description Scenarios Original Air Date
Achievement Hunter Scandal Scandal Join Jack, Jeremy, and Ryan as they fight inanimate objects and hunt down sandal & sock sociopaths in an Achievement Hunter episode of Million Dollars, But!

Note: This episode was originally shown at the Live Action panel at RTX London 2017.[4]

Scenario 1: Obstinate Objects

Scenario 2:

Dirt Nap

Scenario 3:

February 1, 2018 (RT Website)

February 8, 2018 (YouTube)

Funhaus All Lubed Up! Join Adam, Lawrence and Bruce in a greasy, lubricated adventure with magnetic balls and a fleet of drones in this Funhaus episode of Million Dollars, But! February 8, 2018 (RT Website)

February 15, 2018 (YouTube)

Sugar Pine 7 Can't Poop Join Steven, James, and Cib in their first (and probably last) episode of Million Dollars, But. There's a superhero with gum powers, nude public speaking, and for some reason everyone touches James' crotch. February 15, 2018
A Million Pounds, Although Grab a cup of tea and enjoy a very special British episode of MDB starring Burnie, Gavin, and Ellie. A special thanks to the Rooster Teeth community for attending RTX London and for making this episode possible.

Note: This episode was originally filmed and showed at RTX London 2017

February 22, 2018
Barbara's Explosion of Emotion In this EXPLOSIVE episode of MDB, join Barbara Dunkelman, Adam Ellis, and Jon Risinger as they find creative (and violent) ways to express their emotions. We welcome you with open arms to enjoy this episode. March 1, 2018
Chrono Oh No! Join Gavin and first-timers Chad James (from ScrewAttack) and Trevor Collins (from Achievement Hunter in a hair-raising, time-stopping, and, most importantly, law-abiding episode of Million Dollars, But - (complete with mob bosses and out-of-control armpit hair). March 8, 2018
Puppet Pandemonium Join Burnie Burns, Becca Frasier, and Chris Demarais on this ear-splitting, animal hunting, puppet-filled episode of Million Dollars, But... March 15, 2018
Claws and Effect Join Blaine Gibson, Aaron Marquis, and THE Matt Hullum as they decide if getting close encountered, dumboed and, claw machined is worth a cool million in this episode of Million Dollars But. March 22, 2018

Cast and Format Edit

Format Edit

Episodes that involve members of Achievement Hunter (Geoff, Jack, Ryan, Michael and Jeremy) as the three main hosts are usually filmed on the Off Topic set[5][6][7], though when individual (or at most, two) members of AH, FH, RT Animation, (i.e. Michael and Jeremy, Miles and Kerry, Adam Kovic, Bruce and James) guest star with Burnie, Gavin and Barbara, these episodes are filmed on the traditional set in the RT studios.[8][9][10][11]

Hosts Edit

The following people have hosted MDB, though not all their appearances have them doing so. Only actors who have hosted in the most recent season (in this case 4) bear the '-present' marker.

Other Actors: Edit

  • Glenn Bert Coe Jr. (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
  • Tyler Coe (4 episodes, 2016)
  • J. Alan Nelson (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
  • Stan Taylor (2 episodes, 2015)
  • Chelsea Atkinson (1 episode, 2015)
  • Rebecca Chulew (1 episode, 2015)
  • Brandon Farmahini (1 episode, 2015)
  • Anna Hullum (1 episode, 2015)
  • Cole Gallian (1 episode, 2016)
  • Kelly S. King (1 episode, 2016)
  • Brent Jerell Reed (1 episode, 2016)
  • Charlotte Delaney Riggs (1 episode, 2016)
  • Tristan Riggs (1 episode, 2016)
  • Joel Rubin (1 episode, 2016)
  • Rachel DeRouen (1 episode [uncredited], 2016)
  • Adam Ellis (1 episode, 2015)

Crew Edit

Director: Blaine Gibson

Executive Producers: Burnie Burns & Matt Hullum

Second Assistant Director: Jay Tyler Ferretti 

Production Assistant: Jeremy Phoenix Williams

Card gameEdit

Rooster Teeth also launched a card game based on the format of the show, Million Dollars, But... - The Game. Its Kickstarter funding was an astounding success that adequately broke a million dollars: out of the $10,000 goal, the funding reached $1,353,024.[12]


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