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Emeril Lagasse leaves with $125,000

Emeril Lagasse, from Fall River, Massachusetts, was a celebrity contestant on the U.S. version of the show on May 3rd, 2000. He walked away with $125,000 for the St. Michael's Special School.

WWTBAM Run Edit

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Using their nicknames, put these U.S. cities in geographical order from west to east.
• A: City of Angels • B: Windy City
• C: Mile High City • D: Gotham

From the 4 remaining contestants, all 4 got it right, but Emeril (with a time of 6.64 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Emeril's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the popular term for a style of interrogation?
• A: One cop, two cop • B: Red cop, blue cop
• C: Good cop, bad cop • D: Human cop, Robocop


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
When referring to a type of vehicle, what does the "U" in the acronym "SUV" stand for?
• A: Unique • B: Utility
• C: Unwieldy • D: Upper class


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the nickname of the regional companies formed after the breakup of AT&T?
• A: Brother Bells • B: Little Bells
• C: Baby Bells • D: Ringie Dingies


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is considered an "extreme" sport?
• A: Fencing • B: Cricket
• C: Soccer • D: Snowboarding


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following businesses is best known as an online auction company?
• A: eBay • B: eToys
• C: Switchboard.com • D: Hotjobs.com


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What action movie star is known as "The Muscles from Brussels"?
• A: Arnold Schwarzenegger • B: Jean-Claude Van Damme
• C: Chow Yun-Fat • D: Bruce Willis


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
At the 1988 Republican National Convention, George Bush said he wanted what sort of nation?
• A: Sweeter, sunnier • B: Cleaner, brighter
• C: Kinder, gentler • D: Darker, meaner


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of animal did Ivan Pavlolv experiment with to prove his theory of "conditioned response"?
• A: Dog • B: Cat
• C: Bird • D: Mouse


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the Japanese side-dish edamame?
• A: Squid • B: Water chestnuts
• C: Noodles • D: Soybeans


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What role played by Julie Andrews on Broadway was played on the screen by Audrey Hepburn?
• A: Holly Golightly • B: Eliza Doolittle
• C: Sabrina • D: Maria von Trapp


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Rock star Lenny Kravitz is the son of which 1970s sitcom actress?
• A: LaWanda Page • B: Mabel King
• C: Roxie Rocker • D: Adrienne Barbeau


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Carl Sandburg received a Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for his biography of what famous person?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Benjamin Franklin - 1% • B: Teddy Roosevelt - 1%
• C: Wait Whitman - 19% • D: Abraham Lincoln - 79%


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Sally Ride • B: Judith Resnik
• C: Eileen Collins • D: Valentina Tereshkova
Emeril did not know, so he decided to phone his friend Kent, who was pretty sure it was Sally Ride. However, he decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was C: Eileen Collins.


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