Lawrence Caplan, from Parkland, Florida, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 14-15, 2000. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $500,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these men in order of when they became leaders of their nations, starting with the earliest.
• A: Fidel Castro • B: Franklin Roosevelt
• C: Emperor Hirohito • D: Mao Tse-tung
From the 8 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Lawrence (with a time of 5.04 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Lawrence's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the popular American legend, what does the 'Tooth Fairy' trade for a tooth?
• A: Dental floss • B: Money
• C: Fairy wings • D: Dentures
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In music, what does 'R&B' stand for?
• A: Run and bunt • B: Rocking and bopping
• C: Ragtime and boogie • D: Rhythm and blues
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In a classic Life cereal ad, what boy 'likes' the breakfast product?
• A: Marvin • B: Mikey
• C: Timmy • D: Tommy
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What U.S. city's name is Greek for 'City of Brotherly Love'?
• A: Detroit • B: Des Moines
• C: Philadelphia • D: Indianapolis
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1969 movie 'The Love Bug', what kind of car was Herbie?
• A: Audia • B: Jaguar
• C: Saab • D: Volkswagen
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
When you combine the colors yellow and blue, what color do you get?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Red • B: Purple
• C: Green • D: Black
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 6% • C: 87% • D: 6%
The klaxon called time and Lawrence would return on $2,000 with 2 lifelines still available.
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The Great Barrier Reef is located off the northeastern coast of what?
• A: Australia • B: Brazil
• C: Fiji • D: Hawaii
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the term for an exploding star?
• A: Aurora • B: Supernova
• C: Nebula • D: Quasar
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What actor filed a highly-publicized complaint with NYC's Taxi and Limousine Commission alleging racism?
• A: Chris Rock • B: Danny Glover
• C: Morgan Freeman • D: Denzel Washington
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first U.S. president born in a hospital?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Jimmy Carter • B: Theodore Roosevelt
• C: Woodrow Wilson • D: Chester A. Arthur
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who portrayed Jodie Dallas, the first openly gay character on television?
• A: Tom Hanks • B: Robin Williams
• C: Billy Crystal • D: Steve Crystal
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first United States satellite launched into space?
• A: Skylab • B: Explorer
• C: Viking • D: Voyager
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What famous dancer accidentally died when her scarf got tangled in the wheel of a car?
• A: Isadora Duncan • B: Patricia Neary
• C: Anna Pavlova • D: Maria Tallchief
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What single has spent the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Macarena • B: One Sweet Day
• C: Candle in the Wind • D: I Will Always Love You
Lawrence did not know, so he decided to call his friend Richard, who failed to provide an answer within the allowed time. After pondering for a while, he decided to go with I Will Always Love You and locked it in. However, the correct answer was B: One Sweet Day.


Preceded by
Tim Shields
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Lawrence Caplan
Succeeded by
Nathan Cone

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