Gary Cousins was a contestant from Flint, Michigan who appeared on the 10th Anniversary Primetime Celebration of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He won $4,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these actors in the order in which they first portrayed Batman onscreen, starting with the earliest.
• A: Michael Keaton • B: Christian Bale
• C: George Clooney • D: Val Klimer
3 of the 8 contestants got the correct order: A-D-C-B, but Gary Cousins did it in the fastest time with 4.76 seconds and made it into the hot seat.

Gary's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: You Go, Girl!
When Hillary Clinton urged "denuclearization" in North Korea in 2009, she was basically asking the country to stop making what?
• A: Beer • B: Bombs
• C: Bicycles • D: Giant eyeglasses

$200 (2 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Good Advice
"Parents" magazine advises "Build on branches that are at least eight inches thick" when constructing a what for your child?
• A: Sand box • B: Jungle gym
• C: Bookshelf • D: Tree house

$300 (3 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Dollywood
Dolly's Demolition Derby, a ride at Dolly Parton's Dollywood amusement park, is what type of ride?
• A: Bumper cars • B: Roller coaster
• C: Ferris wheel • D: Carousel

$500 (4 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category:Funny Books
Published in 2007 with the tagline "Now with 30% more Asia," the humor book "Our Dumb World" is a parody of what type of reference work?
• A: Thesaurus • B: Almanac
• C: Atlas • D: Dictionary

$1,000 (5 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category:The Oscars
Melissa Etheridge once joked, "This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom" when she won an Oscar for what?
• A: Best Actress • B: Best Director
• C: Best Cinematography • D: Best Song

$2,000 (6 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Art Seen
On Nov 21, 2008, an "O" in Google's logo was obscured by a green apple and a bowler hat to mark the 110th birthday of what artist?
"Ask the Audience" and "Double Dip" lifelines used.
• A: Marcel Duchamp • B: Andy Warhol
• C: René Magritte • D: Salvador Dalí
Ask the Audience Results: A: 20% • B: 15% • C: 36% • D: 29%
Gary had no idea, so he decided to ask the audience, but the results were spread out, so Gary decided to double dip. He made C: René Magritte his first guess, which turned out to be correct.

After this question, Gary's game had to stop so that they would have time for Katy Perry's $50,000 question, and he came back on the next episode.

$4,000 (7 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: My Other Half
What is Sarah Palin's husband's name?
• A: Scott • B: Todd
• C: Mike • D: Rick

$8,000 (8 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Seinfeld
On a memorable episode of "Seinfeld," Kramer constructs a miniature statue of Jerry from what type of pasta?
"Ask the Expert" and "Phone-A-Friend" lifelines used.
• A: Fettuccine • B: Fusilli
• C: Penne • D: Rigatoni
Gary says he watches the show, but doesn't remember the episode, so he decides to ask the expert, George Stephanopoulos, but he did not know, so Gary decides to phone his friend, Jeff, from Davison, Michigan. However, Jeff did not know either, so Gary decides to walk away with $4,000. The correct answer was B: Fusilli.

The categories of Gary's remaining questions would have been "Here Comes the Judge," "Take a Hike," "Government Rituals," "Kid Lit," "Whale Watching," "Words of the Century" and "Patently False."

Preceded by
Rob Placek
U.S. Contestant (10th Anniversary Special)
Gary Cousins
Succeeded by
Michelle Ribeiro