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Drew Carey, a comedian and game show host from Cleveland, Ohio, was a celebrity contestant on the U.S. version of the show on May 2nd, 2000. He walked away with $500,000 for the Ohio Library Foundation.

He would later reappear on the second Celebrity Week on November 14th, 2000. This time, he walked away with $32,000 for the same charity after missing his $125,000 question. However, he has stated that he would put $32,000 of his own pocket to compensate for the $32,000 loss.

WWTBAM Run (1st Celebrity Week) Edit

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Drew Carey leaves with $500,000

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these songs from Broadway musicals in the order they first debuted, starting with the earliest.
• A: Music of the Night • B: Ol' Man River
• C: Gee, Officer Krupke • D: Oklahoma!

From the 6 contestants, 2 got it right, but Drew (with a time of 7.38 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Drew's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is it called if you've been set up to go to dinner with someone you don't know?
• A: Blind date • B: Deaf ear
• C: Big favor • D: Purgatory


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the popular phrase, all work and no play makes who a dull boy?
• A: Pierre • B: Jack
• C: Emeril • D: Regis


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In an office memo, what does the abbreviation "cc" stand for?
• A: Cover charge • B: Central coordinates
• C: Carbon copy • D: Corporate clutter


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The mythical creature Sasquatch is also commonly known by what name?
• A: Kraken • B: Bigfoot
• C: Gnome • D: Jersey Devil


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In his 1961 hit song, what "runaround" girl did dion warn to keep away from?
• A: Rhonda • B: Diane
• C: Ruby • D: Sue


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What mogul owns both The London Times and the New York Post?
• A: Ted Turner • B: S.I. Newhouse
• C: Rupert Murdoch • D: Barry Diller


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What talk-show host usually ended his monologues with the swing of an imaginary golf club?
• A: Arsenio Hall • B: Johnny Carson
• C: Mike Douglas • D: Merv Griffin


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" chronicles the lives of people in what American city?
• A: San Francisco • B: Austin
• C: Seattle • D: New York


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What meat is traditionally featured in the Italian dish ossobuco?
• A: Veal • B: Chicken
• C: Lamb • D: Duck


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. all played what role on film?
• A: Ellot Ness • B: Robin Hood
• C: Zorro • D: Wyatt Earp


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The Arthur Miller play "The Crucible" is understood to be a metaphor for what 1950s event?
• A: Nuclear arms race • B: Rise of the suburbs
• C: McCharthy hearings • D: Korean Wars


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In the famous photo of a V-J Day celebration in Times Square, a sailor is kissing a woman wearing what uniform?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: WAC - 11% • B: Nun's Habit - 1%
• C: Waitress - 10% • D: Nurse - 78%


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In what battle was Richard III killed, marking the end of the War of the Roses?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Queenston Heights • B: Bosworth Field
• C: Ghent • D: Falkirk
Drew did not know, so he decided to phone his friend Sam Simon, who was very sure it was in Bosworth Field. He went with him and won $250,000


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
For what period does a utility patent give an inventor the sole right to manufacture an invention?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: 20 years • B: 14 years
• C: 50 years • D: Forever


$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first NFL player to answer "I'm going to Disneyland" in the popular series of TV ads?
• A: Doug Williams • B: Marcus Allen
• C: Phil Simms • D: Joe Montana
Drew had narrowed it down, and stated that if he was playing it for himself, he would go for it. But, since he's playing for the Library, he would not risk it and walked away with $500,000. However, he would guess Joe Montana, but the correct answer was C: Phil Simms.

WWTBAM Run (2nd Celebrity Week) Edit

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Drew Carey leaves with $32,000

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these U.S. presidents in the order they attended Harvard University, starting with the earliest.
• A: Franklin D. Roosevelt • B: John Adams
• C: John F. Kennedy • D: Theodore Roosevelt

From the 8 contestants, 2 got it right, but Drew (with a time of 5.18 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Drew's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following body parts does a dog normally wag when it is happy?
• A: Head • B: Ear
• C: Tail • D: Spleen


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a common saying, a person who is lazy in his work is doing what "on the job"?
• A: Lying down • B: Exercising
• C: Borrowing money • D: Surfing the web


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What color do you get when you mix red and yellow?
• A: Pink • B: Orange
• C: Purple • D: None of your business


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What are the first words to the song "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
• A: Oh, say, can you see • B: Come on along
• C: Oh, give me a home • D: Oh, beautiful for spacious skies


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What best-selling novelist and medical school graduate created the TV series "ER"?
• A: Scott Turow • B: Sidney Sheldon
• C: Robin Cook • D: Michael Crichton


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following stones is used in a pedicure treatment?
• A: Granite • B: Turquoise
• C: Pumice • D: Limestone


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these request is the title of a 1996 hit song by Toni Braxton?
• A: Un-Do My Pain • B: Un-Break My Heart
• C: Un-Chain My Love • D: Un-Tie My Soul


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The Italian cooking term "alla primavera" means the dish includes what?
• A: Vegetables • B: Sausage
• C: Cheese • D: Fish


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1979 movie "The Muppet Movie," Kermit and friends travel from a Georgia swamp to where?
• A: Hollywood • B: New York
• C: Treasure Island • D: Outer space
Kermit was an audience member, and gave "subtle" clues to Drew when he asked for them (energically nodding when Drew mentioned Hollywood). He went with him and won $16,000


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In July 2000, which of the following announced that its male members are now allowed to wear earrings when out of uniform?
• A: U.S. Postal Service • B: U.S. Army
• C: McDonald's • D: Boy Scouts of America


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1984 Broadway musical "Sunday in the Park with George" was inspired by a painting by what artist?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Degas • B: Cézanne
• C: Seurat • D: Matisse
Drew did not know, so he decided to phone his friend Sam Simon (once again), who was 100% sure it was Seurat. He went with him and won $64,000


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is another term for stage fright?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Phonophobia • B: Odontophobia
• C: Plutophobia • D: Topophobia
Drew did not know this either, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating B and C. He decided to guess Phonophobia, and went with that. However, the correct answer was D: Topophobia


Preceded by
Vanessa Williams
U.S. Contestant (1st Celebrity Week)
Drew Carey
Succeeded by
Rosie O'Donnell


Preceded by
Jon Stewart
U.S. Contestant (2nd Celebrity Week)
Drew Carey
Succeeded by
Charlie Sheen
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