Night 5 - May 23
a week! so far, we've seen two million dollar questions
thanks in part to Jason Carter. He takes a half-mill
powder, though, as Melissa Beyerl comes away with only
Now it's back to Rich
Willis, who continues his journey of fate that led him
to the hot seat. He won $10,000 on the last show. The
climb up the super money tree continues with this
question for $20,000, not $20 million. Though Rich
wouldn't mind $20 million.
He hasn't seen it, so he
takes the Phone-a-Friend. Sister-in-law Stephanie says D
with almost 99 percent certainty. He goes for it... and
hits it! Now to $30,000.
He's pretty sure it's
B... It's C. Ouch. Back to $5000 with one lifeline
remaining. One lifeline that he'll never use. Oh well,
from him we go to tonight's first FFF.
these famous "doctors" in order by year of
their birth, starting with the earliest.
Correct order: C (1904),
D (1928), A (1950), B (1965). Two in, and the faster of
the two by one second, Kim Toncar.
Toncar from Bay Village, OH, is a school teacher with a
giant pizza party watching on as she takes the hot seat.
Her father is trying to get on the show ("That's
supposed to be ME!"). Well, it's her now, and it's about
the $1000 question, now.
Peace gets Kim $1000.
Now to $2000.
She goes for B, and the
Richter Scale charts at $2000... Now for $3000.
That would be C, and
that would be $3000. For $4000.
Kim is blanking, so she
turns to the audience. Three-quarters say A for $4000.
Now to the $5000 milestone.
B locks in the $5000.
Now for a doubler.
D is her final for $10,000.
Now for another.
She goes again for C...
and she's right! Now to $30,000.
Da, da, da da da, HEY! She goes
for B... and she's got $30,000!
Now to $50,000.
She believes, then
thinks of an answer, right before she goes 50/50 to
leave B and C. She says C... and she gets to see the
$100,000 question! But she has only one lifeline left.
She picks up the
Phone-a-Friend Rick to secure herself further. "I'm not
sure!" Well, I know that it's A. But she doesn't want to
risk it, so off she goes with the $50,000. And on we go
to the next FFF.
these famous structures in order by height,
starting with the shortest.
Statue of Liberty
Correct order, A, C, B,
D. Four in this time, and with a time of just shy of
four seconds, the winner is... Matt Dowdle!
a fist to the crowd, Matt Dowdle makes his way to
the hot seat. The Nashville native is a civil engineer
who is called "Dowdle" by his cohorts at work. As
long as he calls Regis Mr. Philbin, we'll be set. After
a stint in the White Hosue where he was bit by Bill
Clinton's dog Buddy, he gets bitten by the $1000
It's smooth sailing with
ships, as Dowdle makes his first grand. Next for $2000.
Seems like all of it
comes from the Red Cross when you work in a hospital's
blood bank, but it's C for $2000. Next up for $3000.
Going for shape, and
he's ship-shape. Next up for $4000.
Crawfish is not a fish,
and Dowdle can see $5000.
After the lifeline, we
find that 50 percent remember Lord of the Rings sweeping
the Oscars and being filmed in... New Zealand. It comes
to him as they voted, and he goes for $10,000.
"Should've taken Latin
in high school". He thinks it's D... It's B. So Dowdle
dwindles back with $5000. And we doodle to a FFF after
what looks like a frightening slump.
these toys in the order they were first
introduced, starting with the earliest
Chicken Dance Elmo
Raggedy Ann Doll
Correct order: D, A, C,
B. Three in. Winner at 5.11: Pat Headley!
Headley heads up the mathematics department Gannon
University in downtown Erie, PA. There's a calmness,
Regis shows. Wife Kristin watches on as the former
genius gets his due in the hot seat, starting with the
Pat gets C for $1000. Now to $2000.
See the movie when it comes out, and
you'll see that Spidey's suit is red and
blue. Next up for $3000.
A gives him $3000 and the right to see
the $4000 question
He gets D for $4000. Now the $5000
Ask the math guy a math question, he'll get it right.
A gets Pat $5000 and the lock-in for the next level.
He remembers Teresa Kerry's maiden name,
Heinz, and gets the $10,000. Next for
He's heard of the problem before, but
he's not sure what counts as a split
infinitive. He goes for it from friends
talking in his head, winning the $20,000.
Next for $30,000.
He just eat it, so he goes with the
audience, who says ham (50 percent) against
brisket (37 percent). Going for the 50/50,
it leaves both. He takes the audience
pick... and he's right! Next for $50,000.
Let's see, "Amish Paradise"... "My
Bologna"... "Like a Surgeon". No parody for
D. He calls Eric to confirm it... and he's
got $50,000! But all of his lifelines are
gone. Before we get there, though, here are
tonight's 3 Wise Men, just in case he gets
to the next dimension:
Fred Nelson; VP Editorial Content,
Joe Trela; third Millionaire champion
Dr. Anna Fisher; NASA astronaut/chemist
Now, the $100,000 landmark.
He's sure enough to guess A... and he's
got the $100,000! Time for the next
dimension... and not too soon, because we're
running out of time! Here's the $500,000
It isn't C (an enzyme). He goes to the
three Wise Men, and one of them, Joe, goes
to B. Pat agrees... and he's got $500,000!
He goes for the other half on Tuesday.
And Pat, if you're reading this, you better thank Joe