Marge Edmiston, an information service consultant and a video game addict from Tampa, Florida, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on September 7, 2000. She walked away with $64,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these country songs in order of when each first appeared on Billboard's Top 40, starting with the earliest.
• A: Stand By Your Man • B: How Will I Live
• C: The Gambler • D: Walkin' After Midnight

From the 9 remaining contestants, 2 got it right, but Marge (with a time of 9.96 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Marge's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these foods would most likely be described as "five-alarm"?
• A: Chili • B: Ice cream
• C: Pancakes • D: Lettuce
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What does it mean to "burn rubber"?
• A: Overreact • B: Accelerate car quickly
• C: Study all night • D: Overcook pasta
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What animal phrase is the nickname for a surprising or lesser-known candidate in an election?
• A: Dark horse • B: White elephant
• C: Spotted owl • D: Wile E. Coyote
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What state's two-letter postal abbreviation is also a common English word?
• A: New Mexico • B: Wyoming
• C: Georgia • D: Oregon
EXPLANATION: Oregon's postal abbreviation - "OR".
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
During a lunar eclipse, what blocks the sun's rays from hitting the moon?
• A: Ozone layer • B: Mercury
• C: Earth • D: Orion
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
On the TV series "Newhart," Dick London was often visited by three brothers Larry, Darryl and whom?
• A: Darryl • B: Larry
• C: Elmer • D: Teddy
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
On an official baseball scorecard, what team position is assigned the numeral "1"?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: First baseman • B: Center fielder
• C: Pitcher • D: Catcher
Marge doesn't follow baseball at all, so she decides to call her brother, Mick for help. Her brother didn't seem sure, but he was 50% certain it's a Pitcher. Marge goes with her brother and wins $4,000.
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the "F" stand for in FM radio?
• A: Filter • B: Frequency
• C: Factor • D: Flux
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Many critics have called the 2000 movie "Chicken Run" a takeoff of what classic film?
• A: Midnight Run • B: Cool Hand Luke
• C: The Great Escape • D: The Magnificent Seven
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these countries currently has two queens, one of whom was born in the United States?
• A: Spain • B: Sweden
• C: Denmark • D: Jordan
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1992 novel "The Pelican Brief," what U.S. officials are the targets of an assassination plot?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: U.S. Senators • B: CIA agents
• C: Supreme Court Justices • D: Joint Chiefs of Staff
Ask the Audience Results: A: 6% • B: 12% • C: 76% • D: 6%
Marge didn't read a book, watched a movie which she didn't like it, but she decides to ask the audience with the majority saying it's C. Her thought was the same, immediately goes with the audience and wins $64,000.
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What female singer has had the most #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Mariah Carey • B: Madonna
• C: Janet Jackson • D: Whitney Houston
Marge decides to use the "50:50" lifeline, eliminating C and D. She couldn't do it, deciding to go home with $64,000. Her guess would've been Madonna, but that would've cost her $32k as the answer was A: Mariah Carey.
EXPLANATION: As of 2000, Mariah Carey had 15 #1 singles comparing to Madonna's eleven.


Preceded by
Stefany Needel
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Marge Edmiston
Succeeded by
Paul Young