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Rosie O'Donnell, from Commack, New York, was a celebrity contestant during the first Celebrity week of season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on May 3, 2000. She walked away with $500,000 for the For All Kids Foundation.

She was notorious for her quick answers during the first 10 questions, and for guessing her last 3 questions (even though thinking before the game that doing so was stupid).

WWTBAM Run Edit

Fastest Finger Question Edit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these TV couples in order of their on-air debut starting with the earliest.
• A: Florida and James Evans • B: Lucy and Ricky Ricardo
• C: Jamie and Paul Buchman • D: Jason and Maggie Seaver

From the 5 remaining contestants, 2 got it right, but Rosie (with a time of 1.79 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-D-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Rosie's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the proverb 'Early to bed and early to rise' makes you 'health, wealthy and' what?
• A: Wise • B: Boring
• C: Brave • D: Stealthy


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What breed of dog do firemen traditionally keep at the firehouse?
• A: St. Bernard • B: Beagle
• C: Dalmatian • D: Chihuahua


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In the armed forces, what does the term 'MP' stand for?
• A: Minnie Pearl • B: Military policeman
• C: Marching Philbins • D: Married patrolman


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following fruits grows primarily in tropical areas?
• A: Apples • B: Bananas
• C: Cherries • D: Grapes


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Entertainer Sonny Bono was the mayor of what California city from 1988 to 1992?
• A: Palm Springs • B: San Bernardino
• C: Carmel • D: San Diego


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In February 2000, who released the Don McLean song 'American Pie' with an electronic dance beat?
• A: Cher • B: Christina Aguilera
• C: Britney Spears • D: Madonna


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Roger Kahn's 1972 book, who are the 'boys of summer'?
• A: Surfers • B: Baseball players
• C: Hippies • D: Bikers


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
On the TV show 'The Adams Family,' what language did Morticia speak that made Gomez amorous?
• A: Spanish • B: Italian
• C: French • D: German


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following insects are considered beneficial to a garden?
• A: Ladybugs • B: Spider mites
• C: Japanese beatles • D: Gypsy moths


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What rock star's life inspired the 1979 movie 'The Rose'?
• A: Joan Baez • B: Mama Cass
• C: Janis Joplin • D: Grace Slick


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What islands off the coast of Argentina are controlled by the British?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Cook Islands - 1% • B: Falkland Islands - 85%
• C: Galapagos Islands - 8% • D: Canary Islands - 6%


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What dancer revolutionized musical theater with her choreography for 'Oklahoma!'?
• A: Martha Graham • B: Ruth St. Denis
• C: Isadora Duncan • D: Agnes de Mille


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
The Fields Medal is an international prize given out to recognize accomplishment in what?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Mathematics • B: Journalism
• C: Dance • D: Architecture
Rosie did not know, so she decided to phone her friend Caroline, who would guess Math, but does not know. Risking $93,000, and refusing to use her 50:50 or to walk away, she decided to go with A: Mathematics and won $250,000.


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
To whom did Beethoven originally plan to dedicate his Third Symphony in 1803?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Goethe • B: Mozart
• C: Napoleon • D: His nephew


$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Playwright Anton Chekhov graduated from the University of Moscow with a degree in what?
• A: Law • B: Medicine
• C: Philosophy • D: Economics
Rosie had a gut instinct towards Economics, but she would not risk it, so she decided to walk away with $500,000. The correct answer was B: Medicine

ReferencesEdit


Preceded by
Drew Carey
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Rosie O'Donnell
Succeeded by
Emeril Lagasse

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