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Lance Bass leaves with $125,000

Lance Bass, from Jackson, Mississippi, was a celebrity contestant on the U.S. version of the show on May 4th, 2000. He walked away with $125,000 for the Childs for the Children Foundation.

This episode aired on Lance's birthday.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these musical groups in the order they had their first top 40 hit, starting with the earliest.
• A: Smashing Pumpkins • B: Sugarhill Gang
• C: Salt-N-Pepa • D: James Brown

From the 2 contestants, only Lance (with a time of 5.55 seconds) correctly answered D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Lance's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a proverb, if you ask a silly question, what do you get?
• A: Smacked • B: Silly answer
• C: Silly String • D: Silly Putty

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, if you buy a "baker's dozen" how many items will you have?
• A: 3 • B: 12
• C: 13 • D: Too many

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
The moat of a castle is most often spanned by which of the following structures?
• A: Covered bridge • B: Drawbridge
• C: Dental bridge • D: A bridge too far

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Coined in the 1980s, the term "yuppie" refers to "young" what?
• A: Unsettled professionals • B: Urban professionals
• C: Uber professionals • D: Unscrupulous professionals

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the voice of Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" trilogy?
• A: James Earl Jones • B: Ben Kingsley
• C: Robert Urich • D: Patrick Stewart

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these metals is traditionally associated with a 50th wedding anniversary?
• A: Copper • B: Bronze
• C: Silver • D: Gold

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What Mary Shelley novel bears the subtitle "The Modern Prometheus"?
• A: Frankestein • B: Grendel
• C: Atlas Shrugged • D: Dracula

The $8,000 question is unavailable, but he did not use a lifeline in there.

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1999 film "The Insider," whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand worked for what company?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: R.J Reynolds • B: Brown & Williamson
• C: American Tobacco • D: Phillip Morris

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following actors was never a real-life member of the clergy?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Sam Kinison - 8% • B: Della Reese - 9%
• C: Jackie Mason - 13% • D: Steve Martin - 70%

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1999, letters written by what reclusive author were sold at Sotheby's for $156,500?
• A: Kurt Voneegut • B: Emily Dickinson
• C: J.D. Salinger • D: Thomas Pynchon

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
From what site did Charles Lindbergh begin his historic 1927 transatlantic flight?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Prussia Field • B: Roosevelt Field
• C: Paramus Field • D: Robinson Field
Lance did not know, so he decided to phone his teacher Chuck, who feels Roosevelt Field is right, but he is not certain. He went with him, and won $125,000

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
On the 1925 debut cover of "The New Yorker" magazine, what is the top-hatted male figure holding?
• A: Monocle • B: Martini
• C: Cigarette • D: Butterfly
Lance "sees" the male figure holding a Martini, but also thinks it could be a Cigarette. Leaning towards Cigarette, but thinking $125,000 is good enough, he decides to walk away with that, stating he would guess Cigarette. The correct answer was A: Monocle

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