Neil Larrimore, a DJ from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, was the last contestant of the November 1999 run on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 24, 1999. He walked away with $250,000. He later returned to the Champions Edition where he walked away with $64,000 ($32,000 went to him and the other $32,000 went to charity).


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following TV news personalities in order of their birth, starting with the oldest.
• A: Bryant Gumbel • B: Barbara Walters
• C: Matt Lauer • D: Ted Koppel

From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Neil (with a time of 5.96 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Neil's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Hans Christian Andersen's tale, the 'new clothes' the Emperor wore in the parade were made from what?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Lycra - 1% • B: Silk - 19%
• C: Nothing at all - 63% • D: Gold - 17%

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What mechanical 'animal' did John Travolta ride in the movie 'Urban Cowboy'?
• A: Bull • B: Elephant
• C: Pony • D: Frog

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In a standard game of golf, what piece of equipment is officially used to hit the ball?
• A: Mallet • B: Foot
• C: Wicket • D: Club

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these industries existed before 1850?
• A: Airline • B: Television broadcasting
• C: Coal mining • D: Radio broadcasting

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which one of the following types of triangles has three equal sides?
• A: Scalene • B: Isosceles
• C: Acute • D: Equilateral

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these musical instruments is not in the brass family?
• A: Trombone • B: French Horn
• C: Cornet • D: Clarinet

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What animated TV show began as a series of vignettes on 'The Tracey Ullman Show'?
• A: South Park • B: King of the Hill
• C: The Simpsons • D: The Jetsons

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the score of a perfect bowling game?
• A: 100 • B: 150
• C: 200 • D: 300

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
How often does the Earth complete one full rotation on its axis?
• A: Every day • B: Every week
• C: Every six months • D: Every year

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In terms of land area, what is the largest state in the U.S.?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Colorado • B: Texas
• C: Alaska • D: California
Neil felt it was Alaska, but decided to call his radio cohost Darryl, who would say Texas, but was not sure. He then decided to go with his own hunch, locked in Alaska and won $32,000.

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, if you are a viticulturust, which of the following would you grow?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Grapes • B: Oranges
• C: Olives • D: Figs

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the only U.S. president never to marry?
• A: Franklin Pierce • B: Chester A. Arthur
• C: James Buchanan • D: James Polk

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What character in Greek mythology was condemned to continuously roll a heavy stone up a hill?
• A: Hercules • B: Sisyphus
• C: Prometheus • D: Apollo

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following actors has never portrayed Jesus in the movies?
• A: Max von Sydow • B: Willem Dafoe
• C: Jeffrey Hunter • D: Charlton Heston
Neil ruled out B and D, but had no clue about the others, so he decided to walk away with $250,000. The correct answer was actually D: Charlton Heston.


Preceded by
Lauren Kelner
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Neil Larrimore
Succeeded by
Jim Meyer

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