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Lakisha's Big Day - February 28

Last time, Lakisha Livington got all the way up to 3rd Grade before dropping out at $100,000.

Next up, a phone sales representative from Dawson Elementary... LARRY REDDING. He enters on a snazzy bike. He says he was an excellent student.

He picks Jacob to help first. He hates pizza. (C-Note: WHA?!) ... from his school cafeteria. (C-Note: Oh.)

1st Grade Spelling $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many times does the letter "E" appear in the following phrase:

"Pledge of Allegiance". We can see it's four. Larry works it out in his head... and finally comes up with four. He's right for $1,000.

Jacob answered four, by the way. He wants a 5th grade question...

1st Grade Animal Science $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
True or False: Walruses are native to the Arctic.

Jacob is locked. Larry takes a Peek at Jacob's answer... "True". Larry was leaning that way himself... sure he was. Larry goes with true...

... and he's right for $2,000!

Time to switch out... This time, it's Kyle. He's good at astronomy.

4th Grade Astronomy $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What constellation contains the Big Dipper?

No clue. Kyle is locked. He copies off of Kyle. He would've guessed "Orion." ... No. Correct is "Ursa Major."

Kyle's answer... "Ursa Major". He's right for $5,000.

He wants to use the money he wins on a camouflaged Lamborghini... "That's not even 'might' be a redneck, you ARE a redneck!"

2nd Grade Grammar $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the suffix of the word "unfortunately"?

Larry locks it in with -ly. Kyle's "okay in it," saying he's 95% right. He's right for $10,000!

Switch! Next up, it's Alana.

Next question... The milestone question.

3rd Grade Measurements $25,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many teaspoons are in five tablespoons?

Larry figures two teaspoons in a tablespoon. He goes for it and says 10. He's ... Wrong.

The rest of the class said 15. Alana said ... 15! He's going home with at least $25,000... but now he's out of help, so Alana goes back to her desk and Larry faces the rest of the board on his own.


3rd Grade Health $50,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the name of the largest bone in your body?

Larry goes with femur... right for $50,000! He wants another question... Next for $100,000...

4th Grade Physical Science $100,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
On the periodic table, what element is represented by the letters Na?

Larry goes with sodium... He's right!

Next stop, $175,000... if he wants to take it.

2nd Grade World Geography $175,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
Approximately how much of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans?
a) 70 percent
b) 80 percent
c) 90 percent

Larry thinks he knows it, but he doesn't know if he wants to risk it.... He'll drop out with $100,000. He would've guessed A... Correct answer... WAS A. But he's got $100,000.

New student is a real-estate agent from Woodside Park Elementary, SUSAN GARGUILO.

She starts by teaming with Laura.

1st Grade Grammar $1,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many pronouns are in the following sentence: "Teddy and Greg went to the circus and bought five sodas."

Laura is locked in. She goes with zero... Right for $1,000!

1st Grade Animal Science $2,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
What is the largest species of bear?

Laura is locked. Susan wants to go with either polar bear or grizzly bear... She peeks over at Laura's paper. Laura says "Polar bear". Susan decides... to go with that.

Correct: Polar bear!

Switch! Spencer is up next... with both of Susan's own kids watching. Next question...

2nd Grade US Geography $5,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
How many US states border the Pacific Ocean?

Trick question. It's five. Susan goes with three. Wrong. We have Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Nicholas (her son in 4th grade) is burying his head in his hand.

Spencer... said five. Saved!


2nd Grade Earth Science $10,000 PEEK COPY SAVE
True or false: Stratus clouds are typically at a higher altitude than cirrus clouds.

Susan copies Spencer...

Correct: False.

What did Spencer say? Tune in next time.

New student tomorrow...


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