"Episode 1" - October 13|
Tonight, one person in one night
will have a chance to answer one question for $1 million. The
catch is that that one person will have to hope that 100 others
got it wrong. And it's not going to be easy. It's going to take
brains, nerve, and a killer instinct.
With a cash prize that big... and
a challenge even greater, it had to be... ONE VERSUS 100!
Your host today is Bob Saget, and
the one, your first contestant is... BRIAN DeCATO, a bouncer
from Tacoma, WA. He thinks that some of the best thinkers were
bouncers. Let's hope the tradition continues.
Now the rules. Very simple,
either Brian is going to win, or the Mob, 100 people, will win.
All 101 players will be asked questions of increasing
difficulty. As long as the One answers correctly, the One will
win money based on how many Mobsters get it wrong. Answer a
question wrong, One or Mobster, and you are out of the game. In
the case of the former, the remaining Mobsters will split your
cash, leaving you with nothing. Dollar values increase with
every question asked...
If Brian knocks out every single
Mobster, he will walk away $1 million richer, BUT, it's not
going to be easy, because in this particular mob, we have...
- Nine teachers. They're
all looking to teach Brian a lesson he'll never forget.
- Three models from Deal or No Deal; from the
looks of it, Meagan, Lauren, and Marisa. By day, they're opening
their own cases. Tonight, they want a piece of yours.
- 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. No
- Right now: 87% of the Mob attended college.
Get ready, Brian, because for the
first time on US shores... IT'S ONE VERSUS 100!
movie "Seabiscuit" featured what type of animal in the
a) One with fins
b) One with paws
c) One with hooves
The mob is in. Brian can ask the
mob for help twice. If he does, any Mobster called to help must
be truthful about the answer he or she gives, but can be
deceitful about why they chose to give it. That said, Brian
doesn't need the help and guesses a horse, C. He's right! He
eliminates... no one! Everyone got it right! Brian can leave
with what he has so far, or he can take another question. So
with zero in the bank, does he want the money... or the Mob?
Obviously, he takes the Mob, so
as we move to $500, it's still 1 vs. 100!
appetizer is often found on Asian cuisine menus?
a) Pu pu platter
b) Ka ka combo
c) Du du delight
Brian says A... He's right! As
for the Mob... Eight miss for $4000! Brian plays on...
singing the "Name Game" song with the current
Secretary-General of the UN. How is his name sung?
a) Juan Juan bo-Buan
b) Henry Henry bo-Benry
c) Kofi Kofi bo-Bofi
Brian don't need no help. He goes
with C... Before we find out if he's right, we find out that we
get rid of 22, including two of the models, for $22,000. But is
Brian right? YES! He's got $26,000!
Brian wants to buy his girlfriend
an engagement ring with the winnings, so he's going to play on
with it. Next, one vs. 70!
what comedian walked way from a $50 million deal with
a) Jon Stewart
b) Dave Chappelle
c) Craig Kilborn
He smells Rick James, bitch. B
is... RIGHT! How many does he get rid of this time? Only three
for $6000, giving him $32,000. Will he risk that money? Yep!
Cristal. You hit a perfect 850! On what?
a) The SAT's
b) Your credit score
c) A single game of bowling
Brian thinks it's A. But he wants
to ask for help. First help, you can ask the Mob about one
answer, and we'll show you how many of the Mobsters got it
right. Then you pull one to explain his or her choice. Brian
asks about B, and... all but four of them answered B. He asks
#7, "one of the Deal or No girls", you know, rather than #13,
Kenny Gameshow. Meagan says that she's always on top of her
credit and knows what it should be. Brian goes with her
answer... and both Meagan and Brian are RIGHT! Which means that
the four people who missed it just gave Brian another $12,000!
For the record, perfect SAT:
2400. Perfect bowling score, as Gordon will tell you: 300. Brian
has $44,000. And he will risk it further.
- Right now: 64% of the Mob are
film, whose name does "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" call out
when he's getting his chest waxed?
a) Paris Hilton
b) Kelly Clarkson
c) Yoko Ono
Brian loves this movie. It's B.
He's right again! And the mob is reduced by... 14! That gives
Brian $56,000 for a total of $100,000! But will Brian walk with
that? Nope! He's playing! It's one vs. 49!
Which TV drama
series does not revolve around a team of FBI agents?
b) "Criminal Minds"
c) "Without a Trace"
Brian needs help again. On this
final help, we will randomly choose one person with the right
answer, and one with a wrong answer. First person, #41 Ava, says
it's A. She watches the show, and knows it revolved about a San
Francisco detective. Second person, #68 Dana Willard, says B,
saying that A also had FBI agents. That eliminates C. Brian goes
with Ava.... and they're right!
So Dana... as well as six others,
are eliminated, giving Brian $35,000, a total of $135,000!
- Right now: 87% of the Mob went
The Mob wants Brian to continue,
as he is now 42 people away from a million... but Brian won't
take another question. He's walking with $135,000! That'll buy a
nice ring, no problem. And the 42 Mobsters, denied as they were,
will get another shot in the next game.
Next game begins with this One,
from Youngstown, OH, welcome CHRISTINE TARBET! She's a technical
writer for a software company. Hopefully she can endorse a check
for a million when this is order, but that won't be easy,
because in this Mob...
- Nine waitresses. They
are all hoping that Christine will leave a fat tip.
- Seven surfers. Will they shoot the curl once Christine
- Seven valedictorians. They were first in the class, but
now they're taking our One to school.
- 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. No
Get ready, Christine, because
it's ONE VERSUS 100!
three judges on "American Idol", who usually sits in the
a) The one from Great Britain
b) The former Laker Girl
c) The author of "What's Up, Dawg?"
The Mob is locked. Christine
knows that Paula Abdul is a Laker Girl. Correct: B. Who's she
knocking out? Eleven people, giving her $1100! Will she take the
money... or the Mob? She wants the Mob!
what Jessica Simpson may have thought, what is the
"Chicken of the Sea" mascot?
a) A mermaid
b) A chicken
c) A bumble bee
Christine says a mermaid... And
she's right! And she knocks out... 17 for $8500, giving her
$9600. Will she walk? Nope. She's taking another question, as
its one vs. 72!
Venus de Milo statue came to life, which would she have
the most trouble doing?
a) Using the Stairmaster
b) Playing frisbee
c) Lip synching
Christine knows she has no arms,
as she says B... Right! How many wrong? That's seven for $7000,
giving her $16,600. And she's playing on with this...
On "Deal or No
Deal", how many of the numbers on the outside of the
briefcases marked 1-26 are divisible by 3?
Of course, Christine watches the
show, but she counts seven.... then counts eight. She's going
with the latter. "I hate math!" How many Mobsters lost it?
That's 18 for $36,000. If she's right, that money is hers.
Correct... B! She's up to $52,600! And she's more than halfway
Christine wants to use her
winnings to see her parents in Ohio. Will she go one more time
or take the money and run? She still has two helps left, so it's
time for another question.
You want to
watch a movie about boxing. Which one should you not rent?
a) "Cinderella Man"
b) "Million Dollar Baby"
c) "Training Day"
Christine is going with C... And
she's right! That knocks out ... no one. They're getting
smarter, and that means it's going to be harder to eliminate
them. Christine takes that chance anyways. It's still one vs. 47
with $52,600 at risk.
fireplace term is also the name of a section of the earth?
Christine knows this. It's C...
She's right again! That knocks out five for $20,000, giving her
$72,600. But will Christine take that money... or the Mob?
Christine says that she still has two of her helps, so she'll
contemporary slang, what would you do with your "badunkadunk"?
a) Drive it
b) Sit on it
c) Wear it
Christine was told she was
getting one. A "badunkadunk" is the junk in the trunk, so she
says B, sit on it... And sitting out the rest of the game...
three Mobsters for $15,000, giving Christine $87,600. Will she
risk it now? Yes she will. But not now. We'll see how Christine
fares against the remaining 39 next time... on "1 vs. 100!"
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