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Round 1: Christy vs. Ogas/Spangenberg vs. Legler - August 12

Last time, Rahim Oberholtzer was offed by game show queen Phyllis Harris, while John Carpenter showed an old-school champ Thom McKee his walking papers. Tonight, the final of our round 1 matches, as Millionaire champs Nancy Christy and Ogi Ogas pitch bout against each other, while Jeopardy!'s Frank "Spankenberg" Spangenberg takes on Twenty-One's David Legler in a battle of the lieutenants.

But first, Christy vs. Ogas. Let's meet the players...

NANCY CHRISTY VS OGI OGAS
53 Age 36
8th grade English teacher Occupation graduate student (neuroscience)
Tulsa, OK Hometown Waltham, MA
Millionaire: is the show's only female to traverse the 15 Claim to fame Millionaire: won $500,000 last season
none Other games none

Nancy hasn't changed her life drastically. She's still a teacher, and she believes that 8th graders are her biggest challenge.

Ogi is still a PhD student. He likes to think about thinking. His greatest mistake, though, not preparing himself for the million... even though he knew the answer. He's not going to duplicate that same mistake.

Okay, an explanation of the rules...

Round 1: General knowledge questions.

Round 2: Numbers and logic.

Round 3: Words and letters.

Round 4: Mixed bag.

Players are each given one minute of the questioner's time. Correct answers will stop the clock; wrong ones will keep the clock going until they give a correct answer or they use one of three switches given to them for the entire match. A switch passes the question to their opponent. The player who runs out of time first loses the round, and the winner keeps the time remaining on his or her clock to use in the final round. Player who runs out of time in that round first is out of the tournament.

Round 1 begins... NOW.

Bartholomew, Andrew, Thomas & Simon the Zealot are all depicted in what famous painting, completed in 1848?
NANCY: "The Last Supper". CORRECT
:53.17
What current game show host also appeared as a series regular on the NBC drama "St. Elsewhere"?
OGI: Richard Dawson (Howie Mandel)

Vatican City is an independent nation located within what European city?
OGI: Rome. CORRECT
:46.98

Until 1972, what country was known as Ceylon?
NANCY: Sri Lanka. CORRECT
:48.38
In 1994, current New Jersey governor Jon Corzine became chairman and CEO of what investment bank?
OGI: Goldman Sachs. CORRECT
:39.10
According to the lyrics of a 2003 hit song by Kelis, what drink "brings all the boys to the yard?"
NANCY: Milkshake. CORRECT
:41.92
Who famously said, "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes"?
OGI: Andy Warhol. CORRECT
:34.99
Edward was the vaccinator and Bruce the decathlete. What's the surname?
NANCY: Pass (Jenner)

In the famous equation E=mc2, what does "c" represent?
SWITCH!
:
27.88

OGI: Speed of light. CORRECT
:33.78
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, is located in what nation?
NANCY: Kenya (Tanzania)

The movie "US Marshals" is a sequel to what 1993 hit film?
NANCY: Pass ("The Fugitive")

Sn is the chemical symbol for what element?
NANCY: Antimony (Tin)

The first Wal-Mart store opened in 1962 in what US state?
NANCY: Arkansas. CORRECT
:06.50

What star is currently known as the North Star?
OGI: Polaris. CORRECT
:28.59
In what country would you find King Fahd International Airport?
NANCY: Saudi Arabia. CORRECT.
:0
1.00
What is the first name of "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling?
OGI: Joanna (Joanne)

The famous brand of Waterford crystal is produced in the city of Waterford located in what country?
OGI: Ireland. CORRECT
:16.23

Gary Cherone and Sammy Hagar have both been lead singers of what rock group?
TIME! Correct: Van Halen.
 

Ogi banks 16.23 seconds to take into the final round.

Another minute on the clock for both sides as we prepare for the numbers round. Round 2 begins... NOW.

  What geometric theorem regarding right triangles is usually represented as "a2 + b2 = c2"?
OGI: Pythagorean Theorem. CORRECT
:56.26
What is the square root of 289?
NANCY: 17. CORRECT
:55.18
What is 40% of 70?
OGI: 28. CORRECT
:53:26
How many square inches are in a square foot?
NANCY: 144. Correct
:51.49
Solve for y: 3y + 14 = 5
OGI: -3. CORRECT
:46.74
How is 57 expressed in Roman numerals?
NANCY: CV... (LVII)

What is 21 + 58 + 52 + 20
NANCY: 152 (151)

The interior angle formed by the hour and minute hands of a clock reading 5 o'clock is how many degrees?
NANCY: Pass (150)

What is 572 11?
Nancy: 65 (52)

How long is 3 hours 38 minutes - 49 minutes?
Nancy: 2 hours 33 minutes (2 hours 49 minutes)

Divide the number of maniacs in Natalie Merchant's band name by the number of guys who made up *NSYNC.
Nancy: 200 (2000)

How many pints are in 6 quarts?
Nancy: 12. CORRECT
:
00.72

If 4z + 5y = 51 and z = 4, what does y equal?
OGI: 7.
CORRECT.
:39.64
What is one-fourth of 1360?
TIME! Correct was 340.
 

Ogi adds another 39.64 seconds to his bank, putting him ahead by almost a minute.

Time to play with letters. Round 3... begins now.

Which musical instrument is hidden in WE CLIMB ON GOSSAMER WINGS?
NANCY: Pass. (Bongo)

LAUGHING - - - - - TICKER
NANCY: Hyena (Stock)

Which high-ranking politician's name is an anagram of DYE CHICKEN?
Nancy: Pass. (Dick Cheney)

What is the middle letter of the world "disparaging"?
Nancy: R. Correct
:27.17

What "S" is a word of German origin meaning to take pleasure in another's misfortunes?
OGI: Sadistic (Schadenfreude)

Separate the country from its capital in OWALOYORSN
OGI: Pass. (Oslo, Norway)

Add consonants to AAAIO to get the name of a US President
OGI: Washington (Abraham Lincoln)

DECORATING + O = What historic fort?
OGI: Ticonderoga. CORRECT
:31.03

What "N" is the name for coin collecting?
NANCY: Numismatism (Numismatics)

In the English alphabet, what letter comes 13 after J?
NANCY: X (W)

Spell "Rorschach"
NANCY: R-H-O-R. Incorrect.

JACK - - - - - - CALLING
NANCY: Pass (London)
TIME!

 

Another 31.03 to Ogi's final time in the most grueling letters round in the series.

Now we go to the final round. Nancy only gets the minute. Ogi gets 2:26.09. Each player is allocated another switch. Use it wisely.

Round 4... begins NOW.

  Name the capital city of Indonesia.
OGI: Jakarta. CORRECT.
2:23.58
In a standard game of backgammon, how many checkers does each player begin with?
NANCY: 15. CORRECT
:52.98
Separate the director from his movie in GSETOARGRELWUACRASS.
SWITCH!
2:
19.90
NANCY: George Lucas, Star Wars. CORRECT
:47.94
On "Gilligan's Island", the SS Minnow departed on a three hour tour from a port in what state?
OGI: Hawaii. CORRECT
2:14.05
Add letters to P--V-Z M-S---R-F to get the first and last names of Pakistan's president.
NANCY: Pass (Pervez Musharraf)

What corporate retailer is synonymous with New York City's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade?
NANCY: Macy's. CORRECT.
:36.19

Spell "denouement".
OGI: D-E-N-O-U-E-M-E-N-T. CORRECT
2:09.73
IBy definition, a plane traveling at Mach 1 is traveling at the speed of what?
NANCY: Sound. CORRECT
:31.34
What does the "A" stand for in the global political group known as NATO?
OGI: Atlantic. CORRECT
2:04.29
Marcel Duchamp's famous sculpture known as "Fountain" is called just an autographed what?
NANCY: Pass. (Urinal)

If a pizza pie has 8 slices, how many pies will it take to serve 16 people 2 slices each?
NANCY: 4. CORRECT.
:18.37

What familiar Latin phrase can be translated to "produce the body"?
OGI: Habeas corpus. CORRECT
:1:57.43
What is Dorothy's last name in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz"?
SWITCH!
:
12.91

SWITCH!
1:
56.44
NANCY: Pass (Gale).

How many gallons are in a barrel of crude oil?
NANCY: 52 (42)

What Charles Dickens novel begins, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."?
NANCY: "A Tale of Two Cities". CORRECT
:01.81

In 2006, what female celebrity went to Malawi to begin the process of adoption of a local baby boy?
SWITCH!
1:50.09
NANCY: Angelina Jolie (Madonna)
TIME!
 

Ogi is one step closer to the $100,000! He moves on to face Brad Rutter in the quarterfinals.

Now we come to the final match in the opening round, a man who invented the Jeopardy! Jump vs. a man who had to ask for help from his father to win almost $2 million. It's Frank Spangenberg vs. David Legler. Let's look at the tale of the tape...

DAVID LEGLER VS FRANK SPANGENBERG
36 Age 49
Finance manager Occupation NYPD lieutenant
Blue Springs, MO Hometown Douglaston, NY
Twenty-One: won $1.765 million Claim to fame Jeopardy!: won $269,596
None Other games None

During a one-day taping, he went from a potential contestant to one of the game's largest winners ever. Wife Amy knew from the get-go that he was into trivia AND very competitive.

Frank is a fourth-generation police officer. Everyone said that he's a walking computer. And if you think his brain is something to be feared, get this. He stands 6'6"... barefoot. And his moustache is the stuff that New York City legends are made of.

Boards are set. Clocks are in place. Players are ready. Round 1 begins... NOW.

An optometrist specializes in caring for part of the body?
DAVID: Eyes. CORRECT
:56.31
What green vegetable is the name of a current Crayola crayon color?
FRANK: Broccoli (Asparagus)

What is the nickname of Roger Kint in "The Usual Suspects"?
FRANK: Pass (Verbal)

What Russian city is often referred to as "the Venice of the North"?
FRANK: Leningrad. CORRECT
:42.21

What 1953 science fiction novel was based on the author's novella "The Fireman"?
DAVID: "Farenheit 451". CORRECT.
:49.34
What is the lowest valued slot on the current Big Wheel in the Showcase Showdown of "The Price is Right"?
FRANK: Zero (five cents)

In 2005 Cate Blanchett won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in what film?
SWITCH!
:
29.05

DAVID: "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (The Aviator)

What organization was the precursor to the United Nations?
DAVID: League of Nations. CORRECT
:41.38

Paul Weitz made a movie, Don McLean wrote a song. What title do they share?
FRANK: Pass. (American Pie).

The main characters on NBC's Americanized sitcom "The Office" work for what fictional paper company?
FRANK: Pass. (Dunder Mifflin)

What country's official currency is the baht?
FRANK: Pass (Thailand)

If you're facing Mount Rushmore, the carving of what president's face is furthest to the right?
FRANK: Theodore Roosevelt

From what nonprofit university did Emeril Lagasse graduate?
TIME! Correct: Johnson & Wales

David banks 41.38 to use in the final round, but first we have to get through two more. David still has all three switches to Frank's two. Round 2... begins now.

  What is (63 - 28) + (44 - 14)?
FRANK: Pass. (65).

How long is 49 minutes + 33 minutes?
FRANK: 1 hour 22 minutes. CORRECT
:44.79

Subtract the year of the Mexico City Olympic Games from the year of the Atlanta Olympic Games.
DAVID: 28. CORRECT
:51.96
What is -8 x -2.5?
FRANK: 20. CORRECT.
:35.07
How long is 4 hours 7 minutes - 2 hours 56 minutes?
DAVID: 1 hour 11 minutes. CORRECT.
:43.89
What is the square root of the number of candles in the title of the John Hughes film?
FRANK: 4. CORRECT.
:29.05
What is 60% of 75?
DAVID: Pass (45)

Every couple in my neighborhood has a kid. Tina and Matt are a childless couple. Do they live in my neighborhood?
DAVID: No. CORRECT
:27.81

What percentage of 80 is the number 56?
FRANK: Pass (70)

How is 141 expressed in Roman numerals?
FRANK: CXLI. CORRECT
:11.53

In the US, what number is represented by a "1" with 18 zeroes after it?
DAVID: Quadrillion (Quintillion).

If you buy 9 plums at $0.13 each, how much change will have you have left from $2?
DAVID: 83 cents. CORRECT
:03.01

Solve for y: 15 x 4y = 120.
TIME! Correct: 2

David adds another 3 seconds, giving him a 44 second advantage in the final round. Now comes the letters round. David goes first. Round 3 starts... NOW.

RACE - - - - - FEATHERS
DAVID: Horse. CORRECT
:55.04
The name of what US state is an anagram of DRANK HOT OAT?
FRANK: North Dakota. CORRECT
:51.25
Add letters to C-M- -WA- W-T- M- to get the 2002 Grammy winner for Album of the Year
DAVID: "Come Away With Me". CORRECT
:49.08
What two one-word Tom Hanks movies are found in this jumble: SBPILASGH
FRANK: "Splash" and "Big". CORRECT
:41.20 (Roy Orbison)
When referring to radio stations, the letters FM stand for what?
DAVID: Frequency modulation. CORRECT
:43.14
What fruit is hidden in WHY DID SUPERMAN GO TO SATURN?
FRANK: Mango. CORRECT.
:35.07
Spelling backwards, spell "fascism."
DAVID: M-S-I-C-S-I.. (M-S-I-C-S-A-F)

What is the middle letter of the word "sangfroid"?
DAVID: F. CORRECT
:21.73

Separate the composer from his work in MEHASNSIDELAH.
FRANK: Handel, Messiah. CORRECT
:30.02
FRESH - - - - - MARK
SWITCH!
:
16.43
SWITCH!
:28.06
SWITCH!
:
15.52
SWITCH!
:25.99
SWITCH!
:14.47
FRANK: Pass. (Water)

In the English alphabet, what is the only letter whose name is more than one syllable long?
FRANK: W. CORRECT
:12.38

What edible nut-like seed is hidden in AN ABNORMAL MONDAY?
DAVID: Pass. (Almond).

Add letters to -O-N T--ER to get the name of what US President?
DAVID: John Tyler. CORRECT:
:01.56

Named after its inventor, what "D" is an early form of the photograph?
FRANK: Daguerreotype. CORRECT
:06.25
BENCH - - - - McGWIRE
TIME! Correct: Mark
 

Frank gets another 6 and a quarter seconds to use in the final round. He takes 1:06.25 against David's 1:44.39. Each player is allocated one more switch. Round 4... begins NOW.

  What Best Picture Academy Award-winning film was based on a play by Alfred Uhry?
FRANK: Pass ("Driving Miss Daisy")

In 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov lost a match to what IBM supercomputer?
FRANK: Deep Blue. CORRECT
:53.53

According to the Girl Scouts of America, what is their best-selling cookie?
DAVID: Thin Mints. CORRECT
1:39.04
What does the second A stand for in the name of the civil rights group known as the NAACP?
FRANK: Advancement. CORRECT
:46.71
In the board game "Clue", players try to figure out who killed what fictional character?
DAVID: Mr. Boddy. CORRECT
1:33.83
What is 6.3 + 5.9?
FRANK: 12.1 (12.2)

What "P" is a partial shadow caused by a planet or moon?
FRANK: Penumbra. CORRECT
:35.31

What 1972 film features the classic line, "Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."?
DAVID: "The Godfather". CORRECT.
1:28.37.32
Spell "tourniquet".
FRANK: T-O-U-R-N-I-Q-U-E-T. CORRECT
:30.15
"Code Red" is the cherry-flavored version of what soft drink?
DAVID: Mountain Dew. CORRECT
1:24.77

If 6y = 84, what does 5y equal?
FRANK: 70. CORRECT
:12.19

How many total consonants appear in the word "facetious"?
DAVID: 5. (4).

What is the next number in this sequence? 0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ?
DAVID: 49. CORRECT
1:11.47

Separate the mountain from its home state in this jumble: WRASAIHININEGTORN
FRANK: Washington, Rainier. CORRECT
:07.44
Singer Stevie Nicks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of what band?
DAVID: Fleetwood Mac. CORRECT
1:05.83
Which famous Alamo defender has a knife named after him?
FRANK: Bowie. CORRECT
:03.20
Spell "soliloquy".
SWITCH!
1:02.86
FRANK: S-O-L-I....
TIME!
FRANK: LOQUY.

Correct, but too slow. David is the winner of this match, and he'll face a tough opponent in Leszek Pawlowicz in the quarterfinal.

Next time, the quarterfinals begin. Who'll stand up, and who'll be left in the wake? Stay tuned...

 

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