Queen Latifah, from Newark, New Jersey, was a celebrity contestant on the U.S. version of the show on. She walked away with $250,000 for The Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation.


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: Thompson Twins • B: Sister Sledge
• C: Hanson • D: Righteous Brothers
From the 3 contestants, only Queen (with a time of 8.71 seconds) correctly answered D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

The klaxon called time, and Queen would return and start her run to the Million the next day.

Queen's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In internet lingo, which of the following refers to a message sent via the U.S. Postal Service?
• A: Creep mail • B: E-crawl
• C: Snail mail • D: Pony depressed

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What does a surgeon traditionally wear to perfom surgery?
• A: Armor • B: Leisure suit
• C: Scrubs • D: Scuba gear

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the Declaration of Independence, how are all men created?
• A: Strong • B: Equal
• C: Different • D: Daily

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is classified as a citrus fruit?
• A: Pear • B: Banana
• C: Apple • D: Orange

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In the movie "First Blood," John Rambo returned to America after fighting in what war?
• A: Vietnam War • B: Korean War
• C: World War II • D: Gulf War

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Since 1995, who has been the official "face" of Estee Lauder Inc. cosmetics?
• A: Cindy Crawford • B: Christy Turtlington
• C: Elizabeth Hurley • D: Melanie Griffith

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What band's drummer relearned his craft after losing his left arm in a car accident?
• A: Guns N' Roses • B: Def Leppard
• C: Kiss • D: Aerosmith

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What actress starred as herself on the television "It's Like, You Know"?
• A: Molly Ringwald • B: Ally Sheedy
• C: Jennifer Beals • D: Jennifer Grey

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the musical "Les Misérables," Jean Valjean serves time in jail for stealing what?
• A: Loaf of bread • B: Blanket
• C: Child • D: Pony

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was appointed by which president?
• A: Gerald Ford • B: Jimmy Carter
• C: Ronald Reagan • D: George Bush

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Rachel McLish, Lenda Murray and Cory Everson have all held what title?
• A: Miss USA • B: Ms. Olympia
• C: Congresswoman • D: Teacher of the Year

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these plays was not written by Tennessee Williams?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: The Glass Menagerie - 1% • B: The Subject Was Roses - 82%
• C: The Night of the Iguana - 7% • D: The Rose Tattoo - 10%

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1999, the RIAA created what award to recognize albums that have sold more than 10 million copies?
• A: Diamond • B: Platinum
• C: Titanium • D: Emerald

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
In his poem "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," to what does John Donne compare himself and his lover?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Bow and arrow • B: Sides of a house
• C: Spokes in a wheel • D: Legs of a compass
Queen did not know, so she decided to phone previous million dollar winner and friend Joe Trela, who did not provide an answer within the alloted time. Then, she decided to use her 50:50, removing A and B. She then decided to walk away with $250,000, and would guess C. The correct answer was D: Legs of a compass.