Robert "Bob-O" Essig, from Ashtabula, Ohio, was a contestant on Super Millionaire on February 22-23, 2004. He walked away with $1,000,000.
Super Millionaire Run Edit
Fastest Finger Question Edit
|Fastest Finger Question|
|Put these "one hit wonder" songs in the order they were first released, starting with the earliest.|
|• A: I'm Too Sexy||• B: Come on Eileen|
|• C: Don't Worry Be Happy||• D: Tubthumping|
From the 9 contestants, 2 got it right, but Robert (with a time of 5.55 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.
Robert's Run to the Million Edit
|$1,000 (1 of 15) - Not Timed|
|In a 2000 hit song, the Baha Men ask the now-famous question "Who let the" what "out"?|
|• A: Boys||• B: Noise|
|• C: Dogs||• D: Hilton sisters|
|$2,000 (2 of 15) - Not Timed|
|In February 2004, who quit her job at NC News to focus on her duties as first lady of California?|
|• A: Ann Curry||• B: Jane Pauley|
|• C: Andrea Mitchell||• D: Maria Shriver|
|$3,000 (3 of 15) - Not Timed|
|"Picking up a 7-10 split" is considered the most difficult shot in what sport?|
|• A: Billiards||• B: Archery|
|• C: Darts||• D: Bowling|
|$4,000 (4 of 15) - Not Timed|
|What term, coined in the '90s, is often used by the media to refer to chic, well-groomed men?|
|• A: Metrosexual||• B: Machosexual|
|• C: Androsexual||• D: Demisexual|
|$5,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed|
| The subject of a famous Revolutionary War poem, the 'shot heard round the world' was fired in what U.S. state? |
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
|• A: North Carolina||• B: Virginia|
|• C: Delaware||• D: Massachussetts|
|Ask the Audience Results: A: 2% • B: 21% • C: 9% • D: 68%|
|$10,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed|
|While hosting the 1995 Oscars, who made the infamous introduction "Uma, Oprah, Oprah, Uma"?|
|• A: Steve Martin||• B: David Letterman|
|• C: Whoopi Goldberg||• D: Billy Crystal|
|$20,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed|
|What does the "C" stand for in the medical term "CAT scan"?|
|• A: Collected||• B: Computerized|
|• C: Cardiac||• D: Cranial|
|The klaxon called time, and Robert would return on $20,000 with 2 lifelines still available|
|$30,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed|
|What movie's title character claims to "have a head for business and a bod for sin"?|
|• A: Working Girl||• B: Tootsie|
|• C: Pretty Woman||• D: Mrs. Doubtfire|
|$50,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed|
| In the Chinese calendar, January 22, 2004 marked the first day of the Year of the what? |
"Phone-A-Friend" lifeline used.
|• A: Rabbit||• B: Dragon|
|• C: Tiger||• D: Monkey|
|Robert didn't know, so he decided to phone his father-in-law Mike, who said D and was 100% sure of it. Then, Robert made the infamous line "I'm gonna trust you dad. If you're wrong, I know where you live and I have your wife," and went with him. He got it right, and won $50,000.|
|$100,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed|
| Which of the following is not one of England's famous literary Brontë sisters? |
"50:50" lifeline used.
|• A: Catherine||• B: Anne|
|• C: Emily||• D: Charlotte|
|Robert knew C and D were Brontë sisters, and after pondering some time, decided to use his 50:50, which left A and C. Therefore, he went with A and won $100,000|
|$500,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed|
| In the 120-count box of Crayola crayons, which of the following is not the name of a crayon color? |
"Three Wise Men" lifeline used.
|• A: Fuzzy wuzzy brown||• B: Mauvelous|
|• C: Asparagus||• D: Gray matter|
|Robert didn't know, so he decided to ask the Three Wise Men: Abby Salny, Drew Pinsky and John Carpenter, who said they would go on D in the nick of time, but they weren't so sure about it. He went with them, and got it right, winning $500,000.|
|$1,000,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed|
| What scientist first determined that human sight results from images projected onto the retina? |
"Double Dip" lifeline used.
|• A: Galileo||• B: Copernicus|
|• C: Johannes Kepler||• D: Isaac Newton|
|Johannes Kepler made the most sense to Robert, but he was not quite sure. Despite the risk of losing $400,000, he decided to use his Double Dip and made C: Johannes Kepler his first guess, which turned out to be correct.|
|$2,500,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed|
|The last known sighting of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was on July 30, 1975 at what Michigan restaurant's parking lot?|
|• A: Machus Red Fox||• B: Big Daddy's Parthenon|
|• C: Beau Jacks Restaurant||• D: Salvatore Scallopini|
|Robert had seen the movie about it, but he had no idea what the name of the restaurant was, so he decided to walk away with $1,000,000. He would have guessed C, but the correct answer was A: Machus Red Fox|
- Robert appeared on the 10th anniversary celebration of the show, along with other previous Million Dollar Winners. Regis Philbin could not remember that he liked to be called Bob-o.
- Robert is the only person, to date, to win a million dollars on the show, but not be a top prize winner.
- He was the only person to win more than $500,000 during Super Millionaire's short run.
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