Rick Grimes, from Falls Church, Virginia, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 13, 1999. He walked away with $64,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following TV shows in geographical order according to the cities in which they are set, from west to east.
• A: Seinfeld • B: Mork & Mindy
• C: Full House • D: Happy Days

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Rick (with a time of 5.19 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Rick's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following dances tells you to 'swing your partner' and 'do-si-do'?
• A: Square Dancing • B: Ballet
• C: Break Dancing • D: Mambo #5
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of ghost is the animated character 'Casper'?
• A: Mean • B: Friendly
• C: Amorous • D: Self-centered
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to legend, what was Juan Ponce de Leon looking for when he discovered Florida?
• A: Lost City of Gold • B: Unicorns
• C: Fountain of Youth • D: His lost kitty
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the frame that supports a canvas while an artist is painting?
• A: Color wheel • B: Easel
• C: Pigment • D: Muse
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What director of 'Apollo 13' was also one of the stars of 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Happy Days'?
• A: Henry Winkler • B: Anson Williams
• C: Don Knotts • D: Ron Howard
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
If you want to visit the country popularly referred to as 'Down Under,' where would you go?
• A: Antarctica • B: Iceland
• C: Australia • D: Guam
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following birds is a traditional symbol of peace?
• A: Hawk • B: Eagle
• C: Dove • D: Sparrow
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What lifestyle entrepeneur's personal worth topped a billion dollars when her company went public in October 1999?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Oprah Winfrey • B: Jaclyn Smith
• C: Martha Stewart • D: Kathie Lee Gifford
Ask the Audience Results: A: 10% • B: - • C: 90% • D: -
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who won an Emmy for performing on 'The Tonight Show' the last night Johnny Carson was host?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Tony Bennett • B: Bette Midler
• C: Barbra Streisand • D: Frank Sinatra
Rick doesn't remember the show, so he decided to call James, who was pretty sure it was Bette Midler. He went with him, and won $16,000
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Where does the weather phenomenon known as El Niño originate?
• A: Mediterranean Sea • B: Gulf of Mexico
• C: Pacific Ocean • D: Atlantic Ocean
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What have George Dallas, Hannibal Hamlin and Alben Barkley all been?
• A: 1999 best-selling authors • B: U.S. college founders
• C: Hollywood studio chiefs • D: U.S. vice presidents
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following was a founding member of the Rolling Stones?
• A: Brian Jones • B: Ron Wood
• C: Jeff Beck • D: Jimmy Page
Rick had it narrowed down to Brian and Ron, and was certainly leaning towards the former. However, he was not sure enough, so he decided to walk away with $64,000. The correct answer was indeed A: Brian Jones


Preceded by
Adam Fine
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Rick Grimes
Succeeded by
Tom Pajak