Shannon McGehee, a graduate student from San Diego, California, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 12, 2000. She walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering her $2,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these men in order according to when they married actress Elizabeth Taylor, starting with the earliest.
• A: Larry Fortensky • B: Richard Burton
• C: Eddie Fisher • D: John Warner

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Shannon (with a time of 0.87 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Shannon's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the animated television character Rocky the Flying Squirrel's moose pal?
• A: George of the Jungle • B: Bullwinkle
• C: Tennessee Tuxedo • D: Sitting Bull
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these organizations specializes in roadside assistance?
• A: PTA • B: CIA
• C: AAA • D: USO
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What precious gem does the manmade compound called cubic zirconia resemble?
• A: Diamond • B: Opal
• C: Turquoise • D: Topaz
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
How many colored sides are on an original Rubik's Cube?
• A: 4 • B: 6
• C: 8 • D: 10
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following gives an inventor exclusive rights to his or her invention?
• A: Patent • B: Mortgage
• C: Subpoena • D: Amnesty
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not on the acting Baldwin brothers?
• A: Stephen • B: Daniel
• C: Matthew • D: Alec


  • Shannon holds the record for the fastest time posted on a Fastest Finger question during the game, 0.87 seconds; and became the first person anywhere in the world to post a time of less than 1 second on a "place 4 answers in order" Fastest Finger.
  • She also became the first contestant to incorrectly answer a $2,000 question.



Preceded by
Eric Molnar
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Shannon McGehee
Succeeded by
Mark McDermott