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An anonymous tip to FBI agent Doug Mathews speaks of a con surrounding the much-beloved McDonald's Monopoly game and its mysterious mastermind, a man going by the moniker of “Uncle Jerry.”
The episode was rated from 445 votes.
Focusing their attention on Dwight Baker, the FBI intercepts a call with "Uncle Jerry" that leads them to capture evidence of a game piece exchange; the FBI works overtime to launch a coordinated cross-country day of indictments.
The episode was rated from 273 votes.
Hoping to unmask “Uncle Jerry,” the FBI investigates two prominent figures they believe are connected to the scam; Agent Mathews and McDonald's employee Amy Murray pay a visit to a prior winner, who sweats and mumbles as their cameras roll.
The episode was rated from 367 votes.
As the trial nears, many of the defendants take plea deals and cooperate with the government, but George Chandler and a handful of others decide to fight to prove their innocence. When a previously uncooperative Jerome "Jerry" Jacobson takes the stand, the remaining details of how he pulled off his scheme are disclosed. Almost twenty years later, new information is revealed, and those involved – from "winners," to co-conspirators, to family members and government officials – reflect on what they learned, their regrets and the ripple effects that one man's greed had on so many people nationwide.
The episode was rated from 242 votes.
Frank Colombo reveals how “Uncle Jerry” would sell the winning tickets to his brother, Gennaro “Jerry” Colombo, for a premium. The undercover FBI video crew interviews a winner who tries to obscure the origins of her million-dollar game ticket.
The episode was rated from 321 votes.
Gennaro "Jerry" Colombo lands in the ICU, leading Jerome "Jerry" Jacobson to scout for new recruiters. Dwight Baker and others join the operation. The FBI gathers evidence.The episode was rated from 278 votes.
Last updated: aug 26, 2021
It’s very slow. They could’ve done a better job with the pacing. Faster to read about happened than sit through this documentary. I’ll give it a shot for 1 more episode but doubt this will have high ratings.
I really liked this. As someone who had never ever heard of the decade-long monopoly / McDonald's scam or its outcome, I was pleasantly surprised when I watched it. Yes, as others say it is a bit slow...but honestly, I didn't mind. I actually liked getting to know all the "crooks" in this and getting to see them in a light other than just them scamming or being used by scammers. It humanized them and that made the docuseries all the more interesting.
A brilliant lateral exploration of the heritage of consequences, left by the beige of this world. The thieves are so utterly average, this is the point of entertainment.
As others have said, this DEFINITELY could have been condensed to three 60 minute episodes.
I don't know what is slower.. this show or the FBI's "investigation" that took TEN years - even though they knew the party in charge!!! The FBI guys said it was crazy with information coming in from all over the place at an incredible pace where they were working 24/7... for 10 years -really?? At the pace these guys were working before moving in for the arrest we'd still be waiting for Watergate to conclude. I'll watch it to the end to find out what happened, but it could have been wrapped up in 3 or 4 episodes.
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Because I’m watching so many imaginary scenarios, it’s nice to take a look at things that actually happened every once in a while. The drama from documentaries really feels a lot different than those from series you just know didn’t happen. I love being aware of everything that is or has been going on and Netflix is really great at helping us with that.
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