Fastest Finger First Edit
The 10 contestants are given a question and four answers, and must put those answers in the correct order, within 20 seconds. After the time is up, the computer will then give the correct order, check who got it right, and flash the player who got it in the fastest time; that player advances to the Hot Seat.
Money Tree Edit
17 October 2000 - 31 December 2001:
|Amount Lost for a|
1 January 2002 - 29 March 2002:
|Amount lost for a|
There were 3 lifelines available to all contestants.
- 50:50: The computer eliminates two incorrect answers, leaving one incorrect answer and the correct answer.
- Phone-A-Friend: The contestant calls one of up to 3 friends, who provided their phone numbers in advance. The contestant has 30 seconds to read the question and answer choices to the friend, who then has the remaining time to offer input.
- Ask the Audience: Audience members use touch pads to designate what they believe the correct answer to be. The audience choosing each specific option is displayed to the contestant.