Jim Meyer, a college student from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 9, 2000. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following characters from the TV series 'Cheers' in the order they were introduced, starting with the first.
• A: "Woody" Boyd • B: Rebecca Howe
• C: Dr. Frasier Crane • D: Sam Malone

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Jim (with a time of 4.28 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jim's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the nursery rhyme, what was Little Miss Muffet eating?
• A: Christmas pie • B: A litte lamb
• C: Yogurt • D: Curds and whey
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
When starting a race, what phrase traditionally comes between 'on your mark' and 'go'?
• A: Brace yourself • B: Start praying
• C: Get set • D: Giddy-up
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What traditional Thanksgiving dish is also the name of a country?
• A: Robin • B: Turkey
• C: Chicken • D: Finch
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
At the end of the 1933 movie 'King Kong', from what famous landmark does the giant ae fall?
• A: Empire State Building • B: Leaning Tower of Pisa
• C: Eiffel Tower • D: Washington Monument
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
How many goals must a hockey player score in one game to get a hat trick?
• A: 2 • B: 3
• C: 5 • D: 6
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The period known as the 'Red Scare' referred directly to Americans' fear of what group?
• A: Communists • B: Abolitionists
• C: Capitalists • D: Existentialists
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which desert would you find the Great Sphinx?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Kalahari • B: Mojave
• C: Gobi • D: Sahara
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the home for the legendary Kublai Khan?
• A: Valhalla • B: Shangri-La
• C: Xanadu • D: Atlantis
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following women wrote about her experiences as a Playboy Bunny?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Betty Friedan - 15% • B: Gloria Steinem - 56%
• C: Candace Bergen - 18% • D: Margaret Cho - 1%
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Whose video was the first to be played on MTV?
• A: The Rolling Stones • B: The Buggles
• C: R.E.M. • D: Madonna
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
During times of peace, the Coast Guard operates under what government agency's jurisdiction?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: U.S. Navy • B: Merchant Marine
• C: Department of Transportation • D: Department of the Treasury
Jim leaned towards the U.S. Navy, but decided to call Vicki, his high school rival's quiz bowl coach, who said Treasury, but did not provide a confidence level. Knowing that it was a freebie, Jim decided to go with her and locked in D. Unfortunately, the correct answer was C: Department of Transportation.


Preceded by
Neil Larrimore
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jim Meyer
Succeeded by
Joe Roberts