Night 2 - May 17
Yesterday, a three-month
wait proved most valuable to play-by-play commentator
Scott Hoff, who pushed in six figures with his $500,000
win. Follow-up Judi Stauber didn't do so badly herself
as she raked in $100,000. Still looking for the big
winner, though. Here's the first FFF.
these TV catchphrases in order of their
debut, starting with the most recent.
The tribe has spoken
Kiss my grits!
Don't have a cow, man!
Correct order: C ("The
Apprentice"), A ("Survivor"), D ("The Simpsons"), B
("Alice"). Seven get it right, one, Terry Gaston, gets
it right first in just shy of four seconds.
Gaston is a PR director from Vidalia, GA who looks
like... "Hello, Newman." It's his first time in NYC, as
he tours in a subway. He and his wife thought they were
going to the Statue of Liberty. They ended up in the
Bronx. Well, he'll afford some decent transportation
with the $10 million. He's 15 questions away. Let's go
to the game. First up for $1000.
Obviously, it's A. Next
Again, definitely D for
some satisfaction. Next for $3000.
B... Right again! Next
up for $4000.
A it is for $4000. Now
for the guaranteed $5000...
"That would be B." And
that would be $5000! Ten from ten, and here's ten...
He thinks, and goes for
D, final answer. "Absolutely right!" Next for $20,000.
He remembers the Oscars
and goes for C. He's three away from $100,000! Going for
"It's not Ohio. It's not
Michigan. It's not Kentucky." He makes B his final...
and he's got $30,000! Going for $50,000...
He goes through his PAFs,
finally deciding on Eric, the nuclear engineer. He
doesn't get an answer out in time. Audience feels like
they knew it. "Audience? I need your help!" Some help.
It's a 35-33-21 split between B, A, and C. He was hoping
to save the 50/50, but it looks like he might need it.
It removes A and D. He goes for A... Final answer. HE'S
RIGHT! He goes for $100,000 and the next dimension next.
"Can't wait to hear the
answer." He can't risk that much money on a guess, so
he'll walk with the $50K. The correct answer? D.
Alright, nine players waiting to profit from Terry's
demise. Here's the next FFF.
these useful products in order by when they
were introduced to the U.S., starting with the
Correct answer: D (1948), A
(1970s), C (1990s), B (2000s).
Three in right, but Wayne
Forrester gets it in 3.86.
Forrester is also from Georgia. Smyrna, to be exact.
He and his grandmother would watch game shows from the
old school, especially the Hugh Downs "Concentration".
He was a ringleader of people who would want to get on a
game show. Now, it's his turn to take on the super money
tree. First up, $1000.
He goes for A and the
$1000. Next for $2000.
He goes for B for the
$2K. Next for three...
Just what are those
sprouts anyway? He goes for B and $3000. Next for $4000.
Took Regis three tries.
Took Wayne only one, and now we see the $5000 milestone.
Wayne asks the
audience... and 80 percent say D. I say D. He listens to
the audience, and me. He's got the $5000. Next up for
He points it out for
$10,000. Now to double that.
He gets A for $20,000.
Now for $30,000.
"This would make a great
Millionaire question." Now that's what I call
preparation! He locks in B for $30,000. Now for $50,000.
He thinks Linnaeus makes
sense, but he doesn't know if he wants to make it his
answer. He doesn't want to, but he uses the 50/50 to
leave B and D. He'll make D his final now for $50,000.
Next up, the $100,000 question.
If it was me, I'd say
"A, Elizabeth Taylor, final answer," and be done with
it, but he wants to call up his PAF Glen Katz. "Glen,
search. Simpsons. Maggie's first word." Sneaky. "We're
thinking it's Elizabeth Taylor." I'd agree. He does...
and he's on his way to the next dimension with $100,000!
Which also means that
it's time to meet tonight's Three Wise Men.
Krishnamurthi; NASA scientist/astronomer
Michael Starr; New York Post TV columnist
John Carpenter; former Millionaire
Now, the $500,000
He reasons A and C
because they're also French. How would he play this?
Call the Wise Men? Double Dip? He decides... to think
along with Regis some more. Then he decides to Double
Dip, but he cannot use another lifeline. He goes for
C... WRONG. Then he goes for A... WRONG. Correct answer:
D. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as he leaves with
$100,000. Running low on time, as we head to another FFF.
these famous women in order by the year of
their birth, starting with the earliest.
Susan B. Anthony
order: B (1820), C (1884), D (1910), A (1937). Three get
it, but Devin McMahon gets it first at 4.5
We're running short on
time, so we head right into the game with the Harvard
grad. Here's the $1000 question.
C is right for $1000.
Next for $2000...
B is right for $2000.
And that's game called. Devin continues his ascent