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.


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: • D:
$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 Pavlov 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 • B: Teddy Roosevelt
• C: Wait Whitman • D: Abraham Lincoln
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 1% • C: 19% • D: 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.