Jeff Gardner, an attorney from Piscataway, New Jersey, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on August 28th, 1999. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $16,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Harrison Ford films in order, from the earliest to the most recent.
• A: The Fugitive • B: Witness
• C: Working Girl • D: Star Wars

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Jeff (with a time of 4.89 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jeff's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In human, which of the following is not considered a sense organ?
• A: Eyes • B: Ears
• C: Nose • D: Pants

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the "C" stand for in YMCA?
• A: Christian • B: Catholic
• C: Community • D: Chicken

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played the title character in the 1972 movie "The Godfather"?
• A: Andy Garcia • B: Sylvester Stallone
• C: Marlon Brando • D: Corey Feldman

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The words "the," "an," and "a" are considered what parts of speech
• A: Conjunctions • B: Articles
• C: Antecedents • D: Prepositions

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following spices is traditionally found in eggnog?
• A: Coriander • B: Cumin
• C: Nutmeg • D: Basil

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The stories on TV's "Magnum, P.I." usually took place in what state?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: California - 9% • B: Hawaii - 87%
• C: Nevada - 3% • D: Florida - 1%

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the common name for the aurora borealis?
• A: Trade Winds • B: Southern Lights
• C: North Star • D: Northern Lights

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the novel of the same name, what letter of the alphabet was "The Scarlet Letter"?
• A: A • B: B
• C: C • D: D

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The soles of what athletic shoe were first made by pouring liquid rubber into a home waffle iron?
• A: Nike • B: Adidas
• C: Converse • D: Reebok


Preceded by
Michael Rosenthal
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jeff Gardner
Succeeded by
Doug Foster

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