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Night 10
August 20

Last night, Chris Maslowski (Hamden, CT) had just enough time to win $1,000, and he has all 4 lifelines available. He could win a lot more money tonight, but how much more will he win?

Tonight's Expert: Mo Rocca, a writer, comedian, and TV/radio personality.

[$2,000] (Econ ABCs)
What does the "G" stand for in the often-cited economic figure "GDP"?
A: Grand
B: Government
C: Geographic
D: Gross

Chris picks D... and he's on his way!

[$4,000] (Cooking 101)
To prevent the browning of cut fruits and veggies, cooks often put them in water that has been mixed with what?
A: Coconut milk
B: Lemon juice
C: Olive oil
D: Soy sauce

After a bit of thought, Chris locks in B... and he's right!

[$8,000] (Frankly)
After a hotly contested election result, former "SNL" cast member Al Franken was named a U.S. senator for what state in 2009?
A: Minnesota
B: Vermont
C: New Hampshire
D: Iowa

Chris says it's A... and it is!

[$16,000] (The Skulls)
The stage directions "Takes the skull" and "Puts down the skull" appear in a famous scene from what Shakespeare play?
A: Hamlet
B: King Lear
C: Richard III
D: Romeo and Juliet

Chris decides to ask the Expert. Mo's response: "Alas, poor Regis, I think it's Hamlet." Chris trusts him... and it's A!

To help him prepare for the show, Chris' wife, Laurie (in the audience), tortured him with nursery rhymes.

[$25,000] (Away We Go!)
In Pixar's 2009 movie "Up," a cantankerous old man fulfills his lifelong dream by flying his house to what fictional destination?
A: Narwhal Island
B: Beluga Bay
C: Paradise Falls
D: Lake Divine

Having seen the movie, Chris says C... and he has $25,000!

[$50,000] (Grueling Races)
What annual sporting event concludes when a kerosene lantern known as the "Widow's Lamp" is extinguished?
A: Iditarod Sled Dog Race
B: America's Cup
C: Ironman Triathlon
D: Tour de France

Chris decides to use the Double Dip. His first answer is A... which is right!

[$100,000] (Fathers & Sons)
Bernie Madoff's two sons are named what?
A: Mark & Andrew
B: Peter & Benjamin
C: David & Gregory
D: Daniel & Jonathan

This time, Chris asks the audience.

A: 32%
B: 29%
C: 19%
D: 20%

Ouch. With that, Chris calls his friend, Bill. Bill says that he would go with A. Chris decides to go with A, with 5 seconds on the clock... and he's right!

[$250,000] (How's That?)
A "howdah" is used for which of these purposes?
A: Charming a snake
B: Sitting on an elephant
C: Blindfolding a hawk
D: Taming a lion

Since it would be a total guess, Chris decides to walk with $100,000! The answer, by the way, is B.

These ten will try to get in the Hot Seat tonight...

Alyssa Goncalves (San Diego, CA)
Jim Robinson (Columbus, MS)
Ken Graham (Encino, CA)
Paula Hall (West Bloomfield, MI)
Jacqueline Adamson (Lanham, MD)
Joe Romano (San Diego, CA)
Nathan Farrington (Dublin, OH)
Connie Ford (Hanover Park, IL)
Liz Schuller (Portsmouth, VA)
Thom Bonafede (Fonda, NY)

The first Fastest Finger question of the night is this...

Put these lyrics from a famous nursery rhyme in the order they are sung, starting with the earliest.
A: Ashes, ashes
B: A pocket full of posies
C: We all fall down
D: Ring around the rosie

The right order is of course DBAC, and the winner is... Liz Schuller! She's an elementary music teacher who loves nursery rhymes. No wonder she got that so quickly! She teaches 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades. Will she make it to the million?

[$100] (In the Beginning)
The first book of the Bible, Genesis opens with the line "In the beginning God created the heaven and the" what?
A: Earth
B: Neptune
C: Jupiter
D: iPhone

Liz knows it's A, and she's on her way.

[$200] (Order Up)
A waiter who asks, "Straight up, or on the rocks?" is inquiring if you want what?
A: Ketchup with your fries
B: Milk in your coffee
C: Dressing on your salad
D: Ice in your cocktail

It is of course D, and she gets it.

[$300] (Something's Missing)
Which of these vehicles often lacks handlebars?
A: Unicycle
B: Bicycle
C: Tricycle
D: Motorcycle

Liz correctly goes with A, the one with just 1 wheel.

[$500] (Happy Easter!)
Every Easter season, the PAAS Dye Company sells more than ten million color kits for decorating what?
A: Cakes
B: Eggs
C: Quilts
D: Posters

Easter eggs. B. She has no problem with this.

[$1,000] (Rated PG-13)
Which of these 2009 movies was rated PG-13 for "intense sequences of sci-fi violence"?
A: Brüno
B: He's Just Not That Into You
C: Terminator Salvation
D: 17 Again

Liz says it's C, and she has $1,000!

[$2,000] (All Aboard!)
Southwest Chief, an Amtrak train route, includes a stop in which of these U.S. cities?
A: Philadelphia
B: Albuquerque
C: Savannah
D: Seattle

Liz locks in B... and she's right!

[$4,000] (Colorful Foods)
Aubergine, the British term for an eggplant, is also the name of a shade of what color?
A: Yellowish green
B: Sky blue
C: Bright orange
D: Dark purple

She seems to know this. Liz says D... and she got it!

[$8,000] (Sesame Street)
Though not as popular as Tickle Me Elmo, what Sesame Street character's Tickle Me doll laughs and says "That good one!"?
A: Big Bird
B: Ernie
C: Cookie Monster
D: The Count

Liz doesn't know this, and she feels terrible about it. So, she asks the audience.

A: 3%
B: 7%
C: 83%
D: 7%

Looks good. Liz trusts them... and it is indeed C!

[$16,000] (Great Location)
Fittingly, "The Jules Verne" is the name of a restaurant located on the second floor of what world landmark?
A: Leaning Tower of Pisa
B: Eiffel Tower
C: Taj Mahal
D: The Kremlin

Though she has a guess, Liz calls on the Expert for help. Mo says that Verne is French, so he wants to say B. With 6 seconds left, Liz goes with that... and Mo is right!

[$25,000] (Dangerous Drugs)
In 2009, the FDA warned consumers to stop using certain Zicam cold remedy products, saying that they could cause loss of what sense?
A: Smell
B: Hearing
C: Touch
D: Sight

After some thought, Liz uses the Double Dip. Her first answer is A... and she has $25,000!

[$50,000] (No More Drama)
Getting its start as an NBC radio program in 1937, what soap opera will end in 2009 after nearly 16,000 episodes in 72 years?
A: One Life to Live
B: All My Children
C: Guiding Light
D: As the World Turns

Liz calls her brother-in-law, Dan, and he's 100% sure that it's C. She trusts him... and it is indeed C! (That show is of course being replaced by Let's Make a Deal in October.)

[$100,000] (Decades Ago)
Which one of these events happened in the '80s and not the '70s?
A: Shah of Iran overthrown
B: "Grease" tops the box office
C: Three Mile Island melts down
D: Sally Ride goes to space

Liz has enjoyed being there, but she has decided to walk with $50,000! As for the answer, it's D.

Back to the Ring of Fire for another Fastest Finger question...

Put these cities in the order in which they first hosted the Winter Olympic games, starting with the earliest.
A: Lillehammer
B: Innsbruck
C: Nagano
D: Sarajevo

The correct order is BDAC, and the next player to try for the million dollars is... Jim Robinson! He's wearing a vest with a bunch of money on it. Hopefully, it'll bring him a lot of luck here!

[For whatever reason, they never showed Jim's categories on tonight's show.]

[$100] (?)
In a clichéd scene from many Westerns, gunslingers meet for a final showdown when?
A: Early morning
B: High noon
C: Late evening
D: Right after "Ugly Betty"

Jim is off to a good start with B.

[$200] (?)
"One-car," "two-car" and "three-car" are adjectives commonly used to describe a what?
A: Bathroom
B: Garage
C: Gazebo
D: Basement

Obviously, he knows it's B.

[$300] (?)
In the U.S., Groundhog Day playfully celebrates the transition between what two seasons?
A: Winter and spring
B: Spring and summer
C: Summer and fall
D: Fall and winter

The answer is of course A, which Jim gets.

[$500] (?)
The 2009 Harley-Davidson Barbie is a Barbie doll that comes with what accessory?
A: Surfboard
B: Briefcase
C: Pom-pom
D: Helmet

After saying that Barbie would obey the law, Jim picks the right answer, D.

[$1,000] (?)
On a computer keyboard, the CTRL key stands for what?
A: Cathedral
B: Cultural
C: Control
D: Collateral

Jim says it's C, and secures $1,000!

[$2,000] (?)
Which of the following are different shades of the same basic color?
A: Aqua and bronze
B: Beige and tan
C: Indigo and gold
D: Ivory and lavender

Jim says he'd guess B... and he's right!

[$4,000] (?)
In the 2008 animated movie "Bolt," what is Bolt?
A: Dog
B: Parrot
C: Squirrel
D: Penguin

Though he thinks he knows, Jim asks the audience to make sure.

A: 89%
B: 2%
C: 2%
D: 7%

Jim goes with A... and he and the 89% are right!

[$8,000] (?)
What world city did Mother Teresa mention eight times in her acceptance speech for the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize?
A: Bangkok
B: Johannesburg
C: Calcutta
D: Bogota

Since she was from India, Jim locks in C... and he got it!

[$16,000] (?)
Why do old newspapers turn yellow?
A: Because of reduction
B: Because of oxidation
C: Because of sublimation
D: Because of condensation

Without wasting much time, Jim picks B... and that's right! That's as far as he'll go tonight; Jim will be back on Sunday night!

Moving on to tonight's celebrity guest, Steve Nash (Phoenix, AZ). He's a 2-time NBA MVP, playing for the Phoenix Suns. He brought a jersey of his, on the condition that Regis puts it on if he gets his question right. Tonight, he's playing for the Steve Nash Foundation, which helps at-risk kids and their families to get a "head start". It'll get at least $25,000, but a right answer here will double that amount...

Which of these combinations of road races would require a participant to run the farthest?
A: Twenty 5K races
B: Fifteen 10K races
C: Ten half-marathons
D: Four marathons

This is the 3rd math question for a celebrity this week! Though he thinks he knows, Steve decides to ask the Expert. Mo says that C is longer than D, and after a bunch of rambling, he just says that it's C. Steve goes with that... and it's C! Regis puts on the jersey, and the Steve Nash Foundation gets $50,000!

Next time, it's the final night of this primetime run. Jim Robinson will start by going for $25,000, the Expert will be Bill Nye, and a few surprises are on the way as well!

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