Al Metz, an attorney from Englewood, New Jersey, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 18, 1999. He walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following United Kingdom cities in order from the south to the north.
• A: Glasgow • B: Manchester
• C: Aberdeen • D: Oxford
From the 9 remaining contestants, only Al (with a time of 7.30 seconds) correctly answered D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Al's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is not found on a standard bicycle?
• A: Air bag • B: Spoke
• C: Handlebar • D: Chain
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What item of clothing did Cinderella leave behind at the ball?
• A: Purse • B: Glove
• C: Glass slipper • D: Driver's license
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What body art is commonly referred to as the funny bone?
• A: Elbow • B: Shin
• C: Foot • D: Head
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the U.S.D.A. which of the following should you eat the least of?
• A: Vegetables • B: Breads and cereals
• C: Fruits • D: Fats, oils, and sweets
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What world-famous Pennsylvanian critter pokes its head out of his hole each Groundhog Day?
• A: Punxsutawney Phil • B: Reading Rupert
• C: Harrisburg Harry • D: Scranton Sammie
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following arcade games was introduced first?
• A: Pong • B: Tetris
• C: Pac Man • D: Mortal Kombat
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Instead of going to school, where does the main character in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' spend his day?
• A: Denver • B: Ft. Lauderdale
• C: Milwaukee • D: Chicago
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
How often is the United States population census conducted?
• A: Every five years • B: Every ten years
• C: Every fifteen years • D: Every twenty years
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which author created the popular children's character Harry Potter?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: R. L. Stine • B: Beverly Cleary
• C: J. K. Rowling • D: Maurice Sendak
Ask the Audience Results: A: 11% • B: 24% • C: 58% • D: 7%
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these journalists was never a regular anchor on the television news program '60 Minutes'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Steve Kroft • B: Dan Rather
• C: Walter Cronkite • D: Meredith Vieira
Al did not watch the show, so he decided to call his brother-in-law Jordan, who did not know, but would guess Cronkite. After carefully eliminating the other options, he arrived to the conclusion that it was Cronkite too. He then decided to go with that and won $32,000
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the official language of Brazil?
• A: Portuguese • B: French
• C: Spanish • D: English
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In November 1999, who was named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'?
• A: Matt Damon • B: Brad Pitt
• C: Denzel Washington • D: Richard Gere
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the collective name for a group of leopards?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Spot • B: Tribe
• C: Leap • D: Troop
Al was leaning towards something, but decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A, D, and his hunch. Therefore, Al decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was C: Leap.


Preceded by
Tim Reilly
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Al Metz
Succeeded by
John Carpenter