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Sally Vander Veer was a contestant on the American syndicated version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" She is famous for being the first ever contestant to face the clock format of the game.

 
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Sally Vander Veer and the New Money Tree and Lifelines.

Sally's Run To The Million Edit

$100 (Question 1 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Children's Songs
The popular children's song "It's raining, It's pouring", mentions an "old man" doing what?
7 seconds left when answer given
• A: Snoring • B: Cooking
• C: Laughing • D: Yelling at Squirrels
$200 (Question 2 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Military Terms
Around their necks, soldiers commonly wear metal identification tags known as what?
9 seconds left when answer given
• A: Goat Tags • B: Ox Tags
• C: Shark Tags • D: Dog Tags
Meredith states that Sally is doing great.
$300 (Question 3 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: World History
"A Jewish state has been proclaimed in Palestine" is a phrase in a 1948 document announcing US recognition of what country?
9 seconds left when answer given
• A: Czechoslovakia • B: South Korea
• C: Cuba • D: Israel
$500 (Question 4 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Across the Pond
In England, which of these items is sometimes called a "beermat"?
5 seconds left when answer given
• A: Wallet • B: Ashtray
• C: Coaster • D: Wristwatch
$1,000 (Question 5 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Vegetables (Later labeled as Vocabulary)
What animal's name is also a slang term that refers to a relatively small keg of beer?
9 seconds left when answer given
• A: Puppy • B: Piglet
• C: Pony • D: Lamb
The category for this question was listed as "Vegetables" although, this appears to be a mistake, as no vegetables are mentioned anywhere in the question. In later parts of the run where the money tree is shown, the category is now labeled as "Vocabulary". A break is taken at this point. 
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Sally guarantees herself a thousand dollars.

Today's expert is revealed to be Bill Nye, "The Science Guy".

$2,000 (Question 6 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Film & Television
The star of the 2008 comedy "Baby Mama" is also the star of what TV show?
18 seconds left when answer given
• A: Ugly Betty • B: 30 Rock
• C: Ghost Whisperer • D: The Sarah Silverman Program
$4,000 (Question 7 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: 2008 Albums
"New Amerykah" is the title of a 2008 R&B album by an artist with what last name?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used. 17 seconds left when answer given
• A: Badu - 55% • B: Blige - 16%
• C: Keys - 25% • D: Knowles - 4%
With 22 seconds left on the clock, Sally uses her first lifeline. When Meredith is revealing the answer to be correct, she states "we have the best audience!" 
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"We have the best audience!"

Another break is taken.

$8,000 (Question 8 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Nutrition
Since 1998, the government has required that almost all enriched grain products sold in the U.S. be fortified with what nutrients?
"Ask the Expert" Lifeline used. 9 seconds left when answer given
• A: Vitamin D • B: Folic Acid
• C: Beta carotene • D: Vitamin E
With 14 seconds left on the clock, Sally decides to Ask the Expert, Bill Nye. He says that he is "pretty sure, but not certain" the answer is Folic Acid. He says that she is taking a risk by asking him as it is not his area of expertise. He said he would bet $8,000 on it, the questions value. Sally claims that is what she originally thought the answer was.
$16,000 (Question 9 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Architecture
Which of these architectural elements is a type of built-in seat located adjacent to a fireplace?
"Phone-A-Friend" and "Double Dip" lifelines used. 5 seconds left when second final answer given
• A: Architrave • B: Nave
• C: Wainscot • D: Inglenook
With 16 seconds left on the clock, Sally asks to Phone-A-Friend. She chooses to phone her sister, Sharon, a careers advisor who lives in Erie, CO. With just 4 seconds remaining on the Phone a Friend clock, Sharon proclaims that she doesn't know the answer. The main clock restarts, and 6 seconds later, Sally uses her Double Dip. Her first answer, B: Nave is incorrect. The clock restarts.

Another break is taken.

Meredith says Sally had an emotional time with the last question, and briefly introduces the next contestant to play after Sally, Mary De Loache.

$25,000 (Question 10 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Poetry
In 2008, a Vermont court ordered teen vandals to read "The Road Not Taken" after they trashed the home of what poet?
Clock runs out, but contestant chose to walk away with 1 second left
• A: Walt Whitman • B: Carl Sandburg
• C: Robert Frost • D: T. S. Elliot
Sally says she knows it, but doesn't want to risk all the money she has won. She doesn't take the risk, and walks with $16,000.
$25,000 (Question 10 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Poetry (WALKED AWAY)
In 2008, a Vermont court ordered teen vandals to read "The Road Not Taken" after they trashed the home of what poet?
Clock runs out, but contestant chose to walk away with 1 second left
• A: Walt Whitman • B: Carl Sandburg
• C: Robert Frost • D: T. S. Elliot
Sally would have won $25,000 if she had gone for it. The klaxon sounds, signaling the end of the show. 
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"I think I know this, but I don't know that I want to risk all the money..."

TriviaEdit

  • It appears that either an error or change of question resulted in the incorrect category for the $1,000 question.
  • Sally was the first contestant of Season 7, and the clock format.

SourcesEdit

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