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Steve Fayne, a casino employee from Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on February 20-22, 2000. He walked away with $0 after incorrectly answering his $500 question. However he did return on the Zero Dollar Winner special on May 21, 2001 and won $64,000.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following states in alphabetical order, according to their 2-letter postal abbreviation.
• A: Montana • B: Massachusetts
• C: Maine • D: Maryland

From the 7 remaining contestants, 2 got it right, but Steve (with a time of 3.72 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Steve's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is another common term for the bur that forms on a potato?
• A: Ear • B: Eye
• C: Snout • D: Tater Tot
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What medal do you get for third place in the Olympics?
• A: Silver • B: Gold
• C: Bronze • D: Tin
The klaxon called time and Steve would return on $200 with all 3 lifelines still available.
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
If you are 'tickling the ivories', what instrument are you playing?
• A: Piano • B: Trombone
• C: Drums • D: Cello
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the nursery rhyme, which child is 'full of grace'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Monday's • B: Tuesday's
• C: Thursday's • D: Saturday's
Ask the Audience Results: A: 42% • B: 38% • C: 8% • D: 16%

Second WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these bodies of water in geographic order, starting in the north.
• A: Lake Mead • B: Lake Erie
• C: Lake Nicaragua • D: Hudson Bay
Only 3 of the 9 contestants answered D-B-A-C correctly, but Steve's time of 4.90 got him into the Hot Seat.

Steve's Second Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these normally has a headphone jack?
• A: Stereo • B: Microwave
• C: Drill • D: Teenager's brain
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Automobile windshield wipers most commonly move in what direction?
• A: Front to back • B: Side to side
• C: In and out • D: Westward Ho!
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
The abbreviation "MYOB" normally stands for "mind your own" what?
• A: Briefcase • B: Balance
• C: Business • D: Cubicle
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following best describes a baseball player who is "on deck"?
• A: Injured • B: Playing the outfield
• C: In the stands • D: Batting next
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?
• A: John Hancock • B: Samuel Chase
• C: John Adams • D: Samuel Adams
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The main purpose of a salad spinner is to do what to salad ingredients?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Chop • B: Dry
• C: Mix with dressing • D: Chill
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 69% • C: 26% • D: 1%
Steve isn't sure, so he'll ask the audience, and the results worry him a bit, as B wasn't what he was thinking.

But like last time, he'll take their advice, and he makes B his final answer. This time however, they came through, and Steve wins $2,000.

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The French town of Chantilly is best known for producing which of these decorative items?
• A: Wicker • B: Stained glass
• C: Lace • D: Fine paper
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Boston mayor Honey Fitz was the grandfather of what U.S. president?
• A: William McKinley • B: Franklin Pierce
• C: John F. Kennedy • D: Woodrow Wilson
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
On the children's animated TV series "Franklin," what kind of animal is Franklin?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Turtle • B: Rabbit
• C: Fox • D: Raccoon
Steve has no idea, so he calls Renee, his aunt. A kid in the background can be heard telling her with certainty that the answer is A.

Steve goes with Turtle and wins $16,000.

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Lipitor is a popular medication prescribed to people with what problem?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: High cholesterol • B: Allergies
• C: Insomnia • D: Anemia
Steve thinks it's A, but given how important the $32,000 level is, he wants to narrow it down to be sure.

After C & D get knocked out, Steve makes A his final answer and wins $32,000.

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 2001 movie "Bridget Jones's Diary," which of these writers makes a cameo appearance?
• A: Martin Amis • B: Salman Rushdie
• C: J.K. Rowling • D: Douglas Adams
Steve hasn't seen the movie, but manages to narrow it down to B & C. He decides to guess Salman Rushdie and wins $64,000.
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In C.S. Lewis' 1942 bestseller "The Screwtape Letters," what is "Screwtape"?
• A: Angel • B: Lion
• C: Devil • D: King
Steve narrows it down to 2 again, eliminating B & D, and while he originally thought he'd feel comfortable guessing at this level if he was able to narrow it down to 2, he doesn't want to risk $32,000, and walks away with $64k.

The correct answer was C: Devil.

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Preceded by
Dan Demars
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Steve Fayne
Succeeded by
Kevin Francis
Preceded by
James Dinan
U.S. Contestant (Season 1) Zero Dollar Winners Edition
Steve Fayne
Succeeded by
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