Janne Käki from Kerava was a contestant on the 2001 autumn season of the Finnish version of the show on 28 October, 2001. He walked away with 10,000 marks, having answered incorrectly in the tenth question.

15 years later, in the 2016 autumn season, he was one of the three Phone-A-Friend friends of Henri Heinola in the episode that was aired on 17 September, 2016, but Heinola did not ask for his help. The two other friends, Lauri Puustinen and Juhani Mykkänen, had also been contestants before.

Janne was also a contestant in the quiz show Giljotiini. He managed to get to the final episode of the 2002 spring season.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Put these gospels in the order they appear in the New Testament.
• A: John • B: Luke
• C: Matthew • D: Mark
From the 6 contestants, 3 got it right, but Janne (with a time of 3.52 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Janne's Run to the Million Edit

500 mk (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is a good friend and an assistant of Sherlock Holmes?
• A: Doctor Livingstone • B: Doctor Watson
• C: Doctor Snuggles • D: Doctor No

1,000 mk (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of these stores you can buy alcohol?
• A: Asko • B: Isku
• C: Alko • D: Sotka

2,500 mk (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a saying, what is a good servant but a bad master?
• A: Stick • B: Water
• C: Fire • D: Horse

5,000 mk (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a party held after doctoral defense?
• A: Varpajaiset • B: Bachelor party (polttarit)
• C: Karonkka • D: Caboodle (konkkaronkka)

10,000 mk (5 of 15) - Not Timed
During which season does a moose hunt begins?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Autumn • B: Spring
• C: Summer • D: Winter
Ask the Audience Results: A: 84% • B: 8% • C: 5% • D: 3%

15,000 mk (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The English word 'rod' means which part of fishing equipment?
• A: Rod (vapa) • B: Line (siima)
• C: Float (koho) • D: Hook (koukku)

30,000 mk (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What instrument does Antti Sarpila play masterfully?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Drums • B: Trumpet
• C: Violin • D: Clarinet
Janne did not have a clue, so he phoned his family member. The family member said the answer is D: Clarinet, because he has Sarpila's CDs. Janne went with the answer and won 30,000 marks.

50,000 mk (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the sum of the digits in the Finnish emergency number?
• A: One • B: Two
• C: Four • D: Six

75,000 mk (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is considered the inventor of diesel engine?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Rudolf Diesel • B: Gottlieb Daimler
• C: Carl Benz • D: Louis Chevrolet
Janne thought the answer is either A: Rudolf Diesel, or B: Gottlieb Daimler. He used '50:50' lifeline, and then answered correctly A: Rudolf Diesel.

100,000 mk (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the maiden name of the singer Katri Helena?
• A: Turunen • B: Kalaoja
• C: Panula • D: Koistinen
Janne took a risk and answered B: Kalaoja, because the answer sounded familiar to him. The correct answer was D: Koistinen. Janne lost 65,000 marks and left with 10,000 marks.

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Preceded by
Finnish contestant
(2001 autumn season)

Janne Käki
Succeeded by
Jussi Kivimäki