Ray Romano, from Forest Hills, New York, was a celebrity contestant on the U.S. version of the show on May 4th, 2000. He walked away with $125,000 for the New York Police Department Chapter DARE.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these movies in order of their first theatrical release, starting with the earliest.
• A: The African Queen • B: Chinatown
• C: Good Morning, Vietnam • D: The French Connection

Ray was the last remaining contestant, and in a time of 14.51 seconds, he correctly answered A-D-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ray's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the proverb, what kind of man is hard to find?
• A: Honest • B: Rich
• C: Good • D: Single

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What can chameleons change?
• A: Hairstyle • B: Color
• C: Underwear • D: Political party

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to its advertising campaign, what candy "melts in your mouth, not in your hand"?
• A: Snickers • B: Kit Kat
• C: M&M's • D: Goobers

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
On what part of Arnold Schwarzenegger's body would you find his huge pectoral muscles?
• A: Chest • B: Stomach
• C: Leg • D: Back

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following automobiles features a horse on its grille?
• A: Dodge Aries • B: Chevrolet Corvette
• C: Ford Thunderbird • D: Ford Mustang

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the title of the popular Jimmy Buffett song, what is eaten "in paradise"?
• A: Hot Dog • B: Chicken Salad
• C: Cheeseburger • D: Taco

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
On the TV series "Murphy Brown," who is replaced in almost every episode?
• A: Murphy's producer • B: Murphy's secretary
• C: Murphy's co-anchor • D: Murphy's painter

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the Italian dish polenta?
• A: Oats • B: Wheatgrass
• C: Rice • D: Cornmeal

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What three initials adorn most zippers?
• A: YKK • B: BMN
• C: TZC • D: 101

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What real-life character did Angela Bassett not play?
• A: Tina Turner • B: Betty Shabazz
• C: Katherine Jackson • D: Josephine Baker

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What river separates Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Platte - 1% • B: Mississippi - 65%
• C: Missouri - 27% • D: Wabash - 7%

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a feminist slogan, "A woman without a man is like a fish without a" what?
• A: Aquarium • B: Frying pan
• C: Bicycle • D: Fins

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the capital of the Republic of Georgia?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Sofia • B: Vilnius
• C: Tbilisi • D: Tallinn
Ray did not know, so he decided to phone his friend Gene "Bean" Baxter, who did not know the answer. He then decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and D. He then decided to walk away with $125,000, and would guess Tbilisi. The answer was indeed C: Tbilisi

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