Jason Block, an education researcher for an internet software company from Brooklyn, New York, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 11-12, 2000. He walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following tourist attractions in geographical order, from north to south.
• A: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse • B: Liberty Bell
• C: Everglades • D: Niagara Falls

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Jason (with a time of 5.62 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jason's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
With what phrase do you traditionally wish an actor 'good luck'?
• A: Bite your tongue • B: Scrape a knee
• C: Break a leg • D: Puncture a kidney

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of these games you shout the name of the game to signal victory?
• A: Hide and seek • B: Monopoly
• C: Bingo • D: Chess

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is sprinkled on the roads to make the snow and ice melt faster?
• A: Salt • B: Sugar
• C: Pepper • D: Oregano

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
'All for one and one for all', is the motto of which of these classic literary groups?
• A: The Outsiders • B: Swiss Family Robinson
• C: The Bobbsey Twins • D: The Three Musketeers

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What city is host to the United Nations headquarters?
• A: London • B: New York
• C: Paris • D: Los Angeles

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following have Joan Rivers, Spike Lee, and Dennis Rodman all worn for an ad campaign?
• A: Milk moustache • B: Wedding dress
• C: Hat topped with fruit • D: SCUBA gear

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', which town does the tile character torment?
• A: Why-ville • B: What-ville
• C: Where-ville • D: Who-ville

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Cheryl Miller achieved notoriety in what sport?
• A: Tennis • B: Soccer
• C: Basketball • D: Figure skating

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following terms refers to a tree that loses its leaves every year?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Coniferous • B: Indigenous
• C: Deciduous • D: Perennial
Jason knew it was not A, but still unsure, he decided to call former contestant Rick Grimes, who was positive it was Deciduous. He decided to go with him and won $16,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Jason would return on $16,000 with 2 lifelines still available.

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
How many justices serve on the United States Supreme Court?
• A: 7 • B: 9
• C: 10 • D: 12

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the given name of the golfer Tiger Woods?
• A: Myron • B: Barnabus
• C: Newton • D: Eldrick

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What Spanish explorer is credited with discovering the Pacific Ocean?
• A: Balboa • B: Cortés
• C: De Soto • D: Coronado

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
'Ask the Audience' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Janis Joplin - 44% • B: Carole King - 7%
• C: Aretha Franklin - 46% • D: Diana Ross - 3%
Jason knew it was not B, but was not very sure after that, so he decided to Ask the Audience, from which the top answer was Aretha Franklin with 46% followed closely by Janis Joplin with 44%. Therefore, Jason decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and B. Still unsure, he decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was C: Aretha Franklin.


  • Jason is the first contestant to call a former contestant, Rick Grimes, during a question.
  • Jason later appeared on Jeopardy! as a 4-time champion winning $36,701.
  • He would reappear as part of the audience during the 10th Anniversary Special.
  • He reappeared as Plus One lifeline of Kevin Prather in the April 11, 2016 episode.


Preceded by
Ken Hesser
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jason Block
Succeeded by
Eric Molnar

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