Night 3 - May 18
Terry Gaston agreed that it was probably best that he
walk with $50,000 in the bank after not knowing that
Justice Rehnquist had the special robe, and Wayne
Forrester used his game show smarts to walk out of the
hot seat a $100,000 winner. Now it's New York City's
Devin McMahon's turn. When last we saw the Harvard
student, he was up to $2000 with all of his lifelines
intact. Let's see how he does now that he's going for
$3000 with his mommy watching. Oh gosh.
It's A for $3000. Next
Again, it's A. Now for
the locked in $5000.
Google sews up the
$5000. Now comes the $10,000.
He spells it out as D
for $10,000. Next is the $20,000 question:
He hasn't read the book,
but his friends have, so he makes B the final for
$20,000. Next for $30,000.
It was the Steve Bartman
ball that did it in for A. And it does Devin in for
$30,000. They blowed that ball up real nice. Next for
He whittles it down to B
and D, but calls up Arthur to make sure. After some
keyboard clicks: "Great Britain." He'll burn the 50/50,
leaving A and B. Goes to B... Goes to $50,000. Goes to
this $100,000 question.
No clue. Time to go to
the audience, of which 43 percent agree on seaweed to
tree bark, 28 percent. He takes the risk... and it pays
off, as he secures $100,000 and goes into the next
dimension! Meaning, of course, it's time to meet
tonight's Three Wise Men:
editor, Rolling Stone
Dr. Kevin Olmstead; US television's richest game
Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson; director of the Hayden
Now... the $500,000
He goes to the Wise Men.
They don't think it's cemetaries. They agree to guess on
needles... but they aren't that sharp. It was clowns,
and Devin goes home with $100,000. One man's loss is
another's gain, as it's time for the first FFF
these performers in order by when they
released their debut album, starting with the
Nine Inch Nails
Correct answer: B (late 1970s), A
(early 1990s), C (late 1990s), D (2003).
Two in right, but Mark Ross is
faster with 4.68.
SC and the University of South Carolina are represented
by this man - producer and documentarian Mark Ross.
He almost hit football coach Lou Holtz with a golf cart.
With $10 million, he can afford to do it again. Okay,
maybe not. Fiance Hillary is watching on and trying to
defend losing Mark's number initially. But it's not
about her now. It's about Mark and the $1000 question.
He goes for A and the
$1000. Next for $2000.
Mark doesn't get Punk'd
as he goes for D and $2000. Next for $3000.
It's in the name, as D
delivers $3000. Next for four.
It's C, even as Mark
didn't know of the religious meaning. For the $5000
He goes for B, saying
that it sounds German. And he scores the $5000! Onto the
He remembers D for
$10,000. Onto $20,000.
He gets A for $20,000.
Now for $30,000.
He asks the audience,
and 55 percent say daisy for $30,000. Now for $50,000.
Mark calls up Tim. Tim
wasn't sure. So Mark had to narrow it down by two and
the choices left were Christopher Moltisanti or Jackie
Aprile Jr. But if you don't know, you don't know, and
since Mark doesn't know much on The Sopranos, he opts
not to risk $25,000 on a toss-up and takes his $30,000
as he didn't know that Christopher has not been
"whacked" on that show. Segueing to another FFF.
these U.S. states in order by the number of
electoral votes they will have in 2004, starting with the
order: ACDB. Three in right. And the fastest of those,
Rich Crook, is next in the hot seat.
The very excited Rich
Crook from Eugene, OR just celebrated a birthday, a
job offer, and a master's degree. Rich overslept and
missed the first night out. But he's here now. And
here's the $1000 question.
D is tempting, but it's
A for $1000. Next for $2000.
It's A for $2000. Next
Rich nails D for $3000. Next up for $4000...
Going to the audience now, and 48 percent
channel the spirit of Randy Jackson for B.
Now to the $5000 milestone.
He gets C for $5000. Now the $10,000.
Sounds like A for $10,000. Now $20,000:
Rich didn't get to watch the final
episode of "Friends", so he calls up Jason
to help him know that Joey's beloved
possession that was destroyed was the
foosball table. And he'll be back with his
50/50 to try for $30,000 tomorrow.