Jon Stewart (November 28, 1962 - ) , an actor and comedian from New York City, New York, was a celebrity contestant on the U.S. version of the show on November 13-14, 2000. He walked away with $125,000 for the Alhzeimer's Association.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these social activists in order of their birth, starting with the most recent.
• A: Mother Teresa • B: Helen Keller
• C: Ralph Nader • D: Malcolm X

From the 9 contestants, 3 got it right, but Jon (with a time of 7.46 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jon's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the old adage, what is "the best medicine"?
• A: Sugar • B: Laughter
• C: Love • D: Rogaine

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What phrase is commonly used to describe a poker game where large amounts of money are wagered?
• A: High-stakes • B: Deep pockets
• C: Low tolerance • D: Really unwise

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
A person who wants to blend into the natural environment would most likely wear which of these?
• A: Bright lights • B: Orange paint
• C: Camouflage • D: 100 chameleons

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of cheese is traditionally found on pizza?
• A: Swiss • B: Gouda
• C: Mozzarella • D: Brie

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, if you "schlep" something, what do you do with it?
• A: Eat it • B: Paint it
• C: Hit it • D: Carry it

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The Sahara desert is located on what continent?
• A: South America • B: Africa
• C: Asia • D: Australia

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In "The King of Queens" TV series, what is lead character Doug Heffernan's job?
• A: Delivery man • B: Butler
• C: Writer • D: Plummer

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1984 song "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" is a duet featuring Willie Nelson and whom?
• A: Lionel Richie • B: Kenny Rogers
• C: Luther Vandross • D: Julio Iglesias

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a hollyhock?
• A: Candy • B: Plant
• C: Insect • D: Bird

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1984 film "This Is Spinal Tap," the band repeatedly needs to fill what position due to untimely deaths?
• A: Bass player • B: Lead guitarist
• C: Drummer • D: Lead singer

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
During World War II, Allied troops called what equipment "Mae Wests"?
• A: Binoculars • B: Machine guns
• C: Grenades • D: Life jackets

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Frank McCourt's 1996 memoir "Angela's Ashes" is primarily set in what Irish city?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Limerick - 59% • B: Galway - 12%
• C: Belfast - 11% • D: Cork - 18%
The klaxon called time and Jon would return on $125,000 with 2 lifelines still available

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Before Bobby Riggs's famous loss to Billie Jean Knig, who did he defeat in a "Battle of the Sexes" match?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Betty Stove • B: Margaret Smith Court
• C: Virginia Wade • D: Evonne Goolagong
Jon did not know, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and D. Still unsure, he decided to phone his friend DJ, who was fairly sure it was Wade. Jon decided to do what Regis would do in a similar situation, and he decided to walk away $125,000. He would guess Wade, but the correct answer was B: Margaret Smith Court
Preceded by
Alec Baldwin
U.S. Contestant (2nd Celebrity Week)
Jon Stewart
Succeeded by
Drew Carey

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