Carlo Espinas, a server and babysitter from Washington D.C., was a contestant on season 3 of the U.S. version of the show on September 27 & October 4, 2001. He walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these movies in order of their first theatrical debut, starting with the earliest.
• A: The Firm • B: Legally Blonde
• C: A Civil Action • D: Legal Eagles
From the 8 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Carlo (with a time of 5.40 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Carlo's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
An inner tube is normally filled with what?
• A: Air • B: Sand
• C: Water • D: Tartar control Crest
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Someone who is in trouble is said to be "in a" what?
• A: Preserves • B: Jelly
• C: Jam • D: Day-old burrito
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
"Eco-friendly" products are made with the intent of protecting what?
• A: Religion • B: Environment
• C: Technology • D: Yuppie self-esteem
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The purpose of a megaphone is to do what to a person's voice?
• A: Increase its volume • B: Disguise it
• C: Raise its pitch • D: Record it
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these animals leaves behind a trail of slime as it moves on land?
• A: Scorpion • B: Crab
• C: Centipede • D: Slug
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
On what TV game show do contestants often have to decide whether to spin or solve?
• A: Hollywood Squares • B: Wheel of Fortune
• C: The Price Is Right • D: Jeopardy!
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In the U.S., white flour is typically made from the seeds of what grain?
• A: Wheat • B: Rice
• C: Corn • D: Barley
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In her 1999 song, Christina Aguilera sings, "I'm a genie in a bottle baby, you gotta" do what?
• A: Catch me if you can • B: Leave the top off for air
• C: Rub me the right way • D: Tell me your wishes
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Swiffer is a popular device used for which of these household tasks?
• A: Dusting • B: Ironing
• C: Drying dishes • D: Removing stains
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
A professor most often receives the title "emeritus" upon doing what?
'50:50', 'Phone a Friend' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Publishing a book • B: Becoming dean
• C: Getting tenure • D: Retiring
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 7% • C: 0% • D: 92%
Carlo was leaning towards Getting tenure, but decided to confirm it with his 50:50, eliminating A and C. Therefore, he decided to call his roommate Paul, who thought it was Retiring, but was not sure; so he decided to poll the audience, from which the top answer was Retiring with 92%. He decided to go with the audience and won $32,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Carlo would return on $32,000 with no lifelines available.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Until his release in 1990, Nelson Mandela served nearly how many years of his life sentence?
• A: 7 • B: 17
• C: 27 • D: 37
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
The Credit Mobilier scandal of the 1860s involved corruption in what industry?
• A: Railroad • B: Steel
• C: Shipping • D: Oil
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not one of the four compartments of a cow's stomach?
• A: Reticulum • B: Callosum
• C: Omasum • D: Rumen
Carlo had no idea, so he decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was B: Callosum.


Preceded by
Frank Cook
U.S. Contestant (Season 3)
Carlo Espinas
Succeeded by
Americo Mariota