Technical Sergeant Eric Mason, serving in the Air Force, appeared on an Armed Forces edition of the show on November 11, 2001, but llama'd out on the $1,000 question, and left with nothing at all.

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger
Using their nicknames, put these U.S. cities in geographic order, starting in the east.
• A: The Big Apple • B: The City of Angels
• C: The Windy City • D: The Mile High City
From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Eric (with a time of 3.96 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Eric's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Where would you most likely hear the request "Clean up in aisle 5"?
• A: Savings bank • B: Supermarket
• C: Kindergarten • D: Roller coaster
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
A person who is not in touch with reality is said to be "out to" what?
• A: Lunch • B: Garden
• C: School • D: Trekkie convention
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the children's rhyme, "Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and" what?
• A: Flowers too • B: I have no clue
• C: So are you • D: Chicken vindaloo
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the term for the center that monitors a spacecraft after its launch?
• A: Earth link • B: Ground control
• C: Land pilot • D: First base
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, someone who is genuflecting is doing what?
• A: Swallowing • B: Dancing
• C: Sneezing • D: Kneeling


  • Eric's luck would turn around 3 years later as he ended up appearing on Wheel of Fortune an won $61,670 in cash & prizes.