Matt Marcotte, from New York City, New York, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 20, 1999. He walked away with $250,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these musical acts in order according the number of members in each, starting with the fewest.
• A: Indigo Girls • B: Backstreet Boys
• C: The Police • D: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Matt (with a time of 3.41 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Matt's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What ingredients are combined to make mocha?
• A: Sugar and spice • B: Strawberries and cream
• C: Coffee and chocolate • D: Pretzels and beer

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If someone created your 'bust', which of the following would be included in the sculpture?
• A: Head • B: Hand
• C: Toes • D: Belly button

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What food did Goldilocks eat at the three bears' house?
• A: Cheese grits • B: Ham and eggs
• C: Porridge • D: Surf and turf

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What do you call a puppet controlled by strings?
• A: Harvey • B: Marionette
• C: Android • D: Mannequin

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of the following activities does the rip cord play a vital role?
• A: Body surfing • B: Cycling
• C: Skydiving • D: Bullfighting

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who were Willy Wonka's helpers in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?
• A: Oompa Loompas • B: Munchkins
• C: Lemonheads • D: Gloops

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the classic commercials, what stomach reliever goes 'plop, plop, fizz, fizz'?
• A: Pepto-Bismol • B: Tums
• C: Rolaids • D: Alka-Seltzer

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What river is Huck's escape route in the classic novel 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'?
• A: Thames • B: St. Lawrence
• C: Mississippi • D: Ganges

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following cartoon characters did Bill Cosby create?
• A: Fat Albert • B: Beavis
• C: Bullwinkle • D: Hong Kong Phooey

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which country hosted and won the 1998 men's soccer World Cup?
'Ask the Audience' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Brazil - 32% • B: France - 56%
• C: United States - 10% • D: Germany - 2%

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the offical title of the ruler of Brunei?
• A: Chief • B: King
• C: Sultan • D: President

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these individuals is not a ballet dancer?
• A: Igor Stravinsky • B: Vaslav Nijinsky
• C: Rudolf Nureyev • D: Mikhail Barishnikov

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following colors is not the name of a sea?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Red • B: White
• C: Coral • D: Topaz
Matt knew A and C were wrong, but still unsure, he decided to call his know-it-all friend Steve Perry, who was 100% it was Topaz. He went with him and won $250,000.

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Edouard Manet painting, "Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe," how many of the picnickers are nude?
• A: One • B: Two
• C: Three • D: Four
Matt had seen the painting, but decided not to risk it and decided to walk away with $250,000. The correct answer was A: One.


Preceded by
John Capolongo
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Matt Marcotte
Succeeded by
John Nelson

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