Tom Colletta, a salesman, stand-up comic, and trivia buff from Edison, New Jersey, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on August 22nd, 1999. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $16,000 question.
Which of these abbreviations represents the computer capacity known as one thousand bytes? 'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: ROM
• B: KB
• C: RAM
• D: MB
Tom did not know, so he decided to phone his computer friend Dennis, who knew it was either Kilobyte (KB) or Megabyte (MB). Tom knew that Kilo means one thousand, so he went with KB, and then this happened:
Tom: "I'm a fat man Regis, my heart can't take it!" *audience laughs* Regis: "I'm just trying to help you sweat off a few pounds!"
After this outburst, Tom won $8,000.
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these appears on the reverse of a 20 dollar bill? '50:50' lifeline used
• A: Lincoln Memorial
• B: U.S. Capitol
• C: White House
• D: U.S. Treasury
Tom was originally going to check his wallet, but Regis said he couldn't do that (as that would be considered cheating).