Jason Francis, a furniture salesman and former DJ from Newark, Delaware, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 23, 1999. He walked away with $64,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following human bones in order from head to toe.
• A: Fibula • B: Clavicle
• C: Cranium • D: Rib

From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Jason (with a time of 5.18 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jason's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. which of the following did Jack steal from the giant?
• A: CD collection • B: Bags of gold
• C: Car • D: Girlfriend
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to an old proverb, what is 'thicker than water'?
• A: Molasses • B: Blood
• C: Ink • D: Oatmeal
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of bird is the animated character 'Chilly Willy'?
• A: Penguin • B: Stork
• C: Eagle • D: Pelican
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the theme song of her TV show, 'who can turn the world on with her smile'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Murphy Brown • B: Mary Tyler Moore
• C: Rhoda • D: Roseanne
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 95% • C: 1% • D: 3%
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
On which of the following would you most likely find the initials 'R.S.V.P.'?
• A: Report card • B: Deed
• C: Invitation • D: Petition
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What professional sport does Mia Hamm play?
• A: Basketball • B: Tennis
• C: Golf • D: Soccer
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The juice from what plant is traditionally used to soothe dry skin and minor burns?
• A: Goldenseal • B: Aloe
• C: Anise • D: Juniper
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Hippocrates is recognized as the father of what field?
• A: Medicine • B: Law
• C: History • D: Drama
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the tallest mountain in the United States?
• A: Mt. Shasta • B: Mt. Rainier
• C: Mt. McKinley • D: Mt. Whitney
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
By what name does blues legend B.B. King call his Gibson guitar?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Mona • B: Thriller
• C: Lucille • D: Diddley
Jason did not know, so he decided to use his 50:50, removing A and B. He had a hunch towards Lucille, but decided to confirm it with his uncle Gary, who was positive it was Lucille too. He went with him and $32,000.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Whose image will be on the new U.S. one-dollar coin, schedule to be released in 2000?
• A: Elizabeth Cady Stanton • B: Eleanor Roosevelt
• C: Martha Washington • D: Sacagawea
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
'Death, be not proud' is the opneing of a sonnet by which of the following poets?
• A: John Donne • B: Robert Frost
• C: William Butler Yeats • D: Francis Bacon
Jason had no clue, so he decided to walk away with $64,000. The correct answer was A: John Donne.


Preceded by
Chad Harp
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jason Francis
Succeeded by
Shawn Borgosz