David Stewart, a songwriter and membership manager from Brooklyn, New York, was a contestant on season 2 of the U.S. version of the show on April 1, 2001. He walked away with $500,000 during the show's progressive jackpot, at which point the jackpot had reached $2.14 million.


Fastest Finger Question Edit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these film directors in order of their birth, starting with the earliest.
• A: Frank Capra • B: Spike Lee
• C: Woody Allen • D: Martin Scorsese

From the 10 starting contestants, 5 got it right, but David (with a time of 3.12 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A person who is not holding a grudge is said to have "no hard" what?
• A: Candy • B: Metal
• C: Feelings • D: Boiled eggs

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following words means "to accelerate rapidly"?
• A: Doghouse • B: Snowball
• C: Handstand • D: Slug race

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
A magician traditionally uses which of the following props in his act?
• A: Shovel • B: Wand
• C: Pencil • D: Magic Marker

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In Great Britain, a constable is what?
• A: Physician • B: Accountant
• C: Insurance salesman • D: Police officer

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
A smoothie drink typically contains what?
• A: Fruit • B: White rice
• C: Bread • D: Corn

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, the decorative art of macramé involves doing what to ropes or cords?
• A: Dyeing • B: Stretching
• C: Gluing • D: Knotting

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The Dominican Republic borders the Caribbean Sea and what ocean?
• A: Pacific • B: Atlantic
• C: Indian • D: Arctic

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The first televised U.S. presidential debate took place between what two candidates?
• A: Eisenhower & Stevenson • B: Johnson & Goldwater
• C: Kennedy & Nixon • D: Humphrey & Nixon

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 2001 movie "Down to Earth", Chris Rock's character returns to Earth in what person's body?
• A: Wealthy old man • B: Grade school kid
• C: Astronaut • D: CIA agent

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Tenzing Norgay is most famous for exploring what?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: South Pole • B: Marianas Trench
• C: Mount Everest • D: Amazon River

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is Buddy Lee, the mascot for Lee Dungarees?
• A: Monkey puppet • B: Animated cat
• C: Talking dog • D: Little boy doll

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What Broadway musical character is known as "the demon barber of Fleet Street"?
• A: Pippin • B: Sweeney Todd
• C: Sky Masterson • D: Edwin Drood

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What do sumo wrestlers throw into the ring at the beginning of every wrestling match?
• A: Salt • B: Rice
• C: Seawater • D: Flower petals

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which U.S. state's name is believed to be based on a mythical paradise in a 1510 Spanish novel?
• A: Texas • B: Arizona
• C: Florida • D: California
David knew the answer because he'd grown up in California.

$2.14 Million (15 of 15) - Not Timed
People who have a marked physical reaction to beautiful art are said to suffer from what syndrome?
'Ask the Audience' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Proust Syndrome • B: Jerusalem Syndrome
• C: Stendhal's Syndrome • D: Beckett's Syndrome
Ask the Audience Results: A: 26% • B: 15% • C: 32% • D: 15%
David had "a possible idea, but not much" so he chose to Ask the Audience. Noting that the audience wasn't sure either, after a short debate between whether to call the artist or the psychologist, he chose to call Jack, the psychologist, who had no idea. David decided to walk away with $500,000. The correct answer was C: Stendhal's Syndrome.

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