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Rob Berman, a musical conductor from Brooklyn, New York, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 22, 1999. He walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Bruce Willis movies in the order of their theatrical release, beginning with the earliest.
• A: The Fifth Element • B: Death Becomes Her
• C: The Sixth Sense • D: Blind Date

From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Rob (with a time of 5.70 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Rob's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a Christmas tradition, you will get kissed if you stand under what?
• A: Chimney • B: Poinsettia
• C: Mistletoe • D: Yule log

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What does 'Mardi Gras' mean in English?
• A: Blue Monday • B: Fat Tuesday
• C: Blue Tuesday • D: Black Friday

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What animal is covered with sharp quills?
• A: Camel • B: Giraffe
• C: Hamster • D: Porcupine

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Joyce Kilmer's poem, who alone can make a tree?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mother - 3% • B: Sunlight - 11%
• C: God - 75% • D: Mr. Acorn - 11%

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
A Japanese pagoda is which of the following?
• A: Horse • B: Building
• C: Hat • D: Baby

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What Latin phrase commonly refers to an attorney's services being offered for free?
• A: Pro bono • B: Pro se
• C: Pro forma • D: Quid pro quo

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What TV family lives in the 'Little House on the Prairie'?
• A: Johnson • B: Ingalls
• C: Cartwright • D: Robinson

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In a matriarchy, who controls familial and political rule?
• A: Kings • B: Men
• C: Women • D: Priests

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which one of these movies was not based on a novel?
• A: The Shining • B: Message in a Bottle
• C: Men in Black • D: Ordinary People

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
At sea level, water freezes at what temperature?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: 32 Fahrenheit • B: 0 Fahrenheit
• C: 64 Fahrenheit • D: 12 Fahrenheit

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play features the character Willy Loman?
• A: Death of a Salesman • B: The Glass Menagerie
• C: The Iceman Cometh • D: Our Town

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's best-known paintings most closely resemble what part of a newspaper?
• A: Headline • B: Comic strip
• C: Advertisement • D: Photograph

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the patron saint of lost causes?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: St. Ignatius of Loyola • B: St. Christopher
• C: St. Jude • D: St. Francis of Assisi
Rob had no idea, so he decided to call his mother Debra, who did not know, but would pick either Ignatius or Jude. Therefore, Rob decided to not risk it and walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was C: St. Jude.


Preceded by
David Patrick
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Rob Berman
Succeeded by
Chad Harp

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