Allen Rindfuss, a "generalist" from San Antonio, Texas, was a contestant on season 3 of the U.S. version of the show on June 26, 2002. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $16,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these fictional advertising characters in order of their debut, starting with the earliest.
• A: Budweiser frogs • B: Tony the Tiger
• C: Joe Isuzu • D: Life cereal's Mikey

From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Allen (with a time of 6.80 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Allen's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
On TV, a police officer who wants someone to stop moving often yells what?
• A: Roger that! • B: Freeze!
• C: Breaker! • D: Stop! Hammertime!

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these household appliances often has a "self-cleaning" feature?
• A: Oven • B: Blender
• C: Clothes dryer • D: Cat

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Something that is expensive is said to "cost a" what?
• A: Pretty penny • B: Nice nickel
• C: Delightful dime • D: Lonely euro

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these fashion accesories is a type of handkerchief?
• A: Bandanna • B: Stole
• C: Boa • D: Muffler

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In math, the abbreviation "log" is short for what?
• A: Analogy • B: Logarithm
• C: Logo • D: Catalog

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The mascot for Post Golden Crisp cereal is what kind of animal?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Bee - 30% • B: Alligator - 8%
• C: Bear - 58% • D: Parrot - 4%

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these objects would be anachronistic in a movie set in the 1950s?
• A: Television set • B: Refrigerator
• C: Compact disc player • D: Jukebox

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The music group Five For Fighting got its name from an expression used in what sport?
• A: Ice hockey • B: Boxing
• C: Football • D: Baseball

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was president of the Soviet Union when it was formally dissolved in 1991?
• A: Andrei Gromyko • B: Boris Yeltsin
• C: Mikhail Gorbachev • D: Vladimir Putin


Preceded by
Cathy Garr
U.S. Contestant (Season 3)
Allen Rindfuss
Succeeded by
Heather Urbanski

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