Brad Abbey is a carnival worker from Tampa, Florida. He was the first contestant on the 10th Anniversary Primetime Celebration of the the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, he walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $2,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these tabloid-style White House couples in the order in which they occupied the White House, starting with the earliest.
• A: Abrahary • B: Billary
• C: Frankleanor • D: Roncy
5 of the 10 contestants got it right, A-C-D-B, but Brad Abbey did it in the fastest time, 5.53 seconds.

Brad's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Big Winners
What Oscar-winning film of 2008 features the line "You have three lifelines... Ask the Audience, 50/50 and Phone a Friend"?
• A: The Dark Knight • B: Slumdog Millionaire
• C: Milk • D: The Curious Case of Regis's Hair

$200 (2 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Color Wheel
Which of these Crayola Crayon colors takes its name from a lyric in the song "America the Beautiful"?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Purple Mountain's Majesty • B: Wild Watermelon
• C: Mountain Meadow • D: Robin's Egg Blue
Ask the Audience Results: A: 97% • B: 0% • C: 1% • D: 2%
Brad was not sure, so he decided to ask the audience. The majority went for A, which Brad went for and was correct.

$300 (3 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Let's Go Nuts
Which of the following is a type of nut and not a member of the United Nations?
• A: Malaysia • B: Mauritania
• C: Macadamia • D: Mongolia

$500 (4 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Bumper Stickers
The quirky bumper sticker slogan "Visualize whirled peas" is a punny reference to another slogan often used by whom?
• A: Pessimists • B: Pacifists
• C: Procrastinators • D: Penny-pinchers

$1,000 (5 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: You Might Say
Brackets are best described as "square-cornered" versions of what other punctuation marks?
• A: Parentheses • B: Hyphens
• C: Ellipses • D: Semicolons

$2,000 (6 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Otto
Otto von Bismarck is often credited with the cynical quip that "laws are like" what, "it's better not to see them being made"?
• A: Lingerie • B: Paintings
• C: Racehorses • D: Sausages
Brad went for B, but the correct answer was actually D. He walked with $1,000.

The categories of Brad's remaining questions would have been "Songs the Same," "Final Chapter," "QWERTY," "Buzz!," "The End of Town," "Lost," "Body Chemistry," "Books in Books," and "A Few Words."

Preceded by
10th Anniversary Contestants
Brad Abbey
Succeeded by
Rob Placek