Jim Robinson (Columbus, MS):
- Jim’s game began on Thursday’s episode.
- $25,000: “In a much-quoted “SNL” sketch, Christopher Walken plays a 1970s record producer who demands what from his band? A. Extra triangle!, B. Louder tambourine!, C. Another gong!, D. More cowbell!” Answer-D
- $50,000: “Where are the West Indies? A. Just south of Thailand, B. Just North of Venezuela, C. Just west of Australia, D. Just east of Somalia” Answer-B
- $100,000: “As of August 1, what is the top-grossing movie in the U.S. in 2009? A. Up, B. Star Trek, C. The Hangover, D. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Answer-D
- Jim gets the $100,000 question wrong and leaves with $25,000.
Ken Basin (Los Angeles, CA):
- $100: “In a straightforward 2009 ad campaign, Michelob used the slogan “Crafting a Better” what? A. Coffee, B. Soda, C. Beer, D. Double chin” Answer-C
- $200: “Hair products known as “2-in-1s” are typically a combination of shampoo and what? A. Toothpaste, B. Conditioner, C. Shaving cream, D. Deodorant” Answer-B
- $300: “On the periodic table, what is the only element that is named after a U.S.. state? A. Europium, B. Neptunium, C. Californium, D. Einsteinium” Answer-C
- $500: “In 2009, what entertainment awards show announced that it was expanding its pool of “Best Picture” nominees from five films to ten? A. Tonys, B. Emmys, C. Grammys, D. Oscars” Answer-D
- $1,000: “To maintain its vast fleet of delivery vehicles, each year UPS uses thousands of gallons of what color paint? A. Brown, B. Blue, C. Red, D. Green” Answer-A
- $2,000: “Which of these expressions comes from golf and not baseball? A. Right off the bat, B. Par for the course, C. Step up to the plate, D. Out of left field” Answer-B
- $4,000: “What popular game’s name is derived from a Swahili word meaning “to build”? A. Scrabble, B. Jenga, C. Boggle, D. Dominoes” Answer-B
- $8,000: “What 2009 big screen comedy features Betty White as a wacky grandmother? A. I Love You, Man, B. The Proposal, C. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, D. The Hangover” Answer-B
- $16,000: “Reflecting on a career that brought him worldwide fame, Garry Kasparov penned a 2007 book titled “How Life Imitates” what? A. Cooking, B. Tennis, C. Chess, D. Fashion” Answer-C
- $25,000: “Which of these historical names can be spelled out by writing three U.S. state abbreviations in a row? A. STALIN, B. CAESAR, C. GANDHI, D. DARWIN” Answer-C
- $50,000: “Which member of the Obama Cabinet held the same job in George W. Bush’s administration? A. Robert Gates, B. Ken Salazar, C. Timothy Geithner, D. Steven Chu” Answer-A
- $100,000: “In the 1984 movie “Gremlins,” which of the following is not one of the three rules for taking care of the creature Mogwai? A. Don’t get him wet, B. Keep him out of bright light, C. Never feed him after midnight, D. Don’t let him sleep too much” Answer-D
- $250,000: “If you want to take a vacation to the “Geographic Center of North America,” you should pack up your car and drive to what U.S. state? A. North Dakota, B. Texas, C. Colorado, D. Wyoming” Answer-A
- $500,000: “What film actress’s death was reported on the front page of the debut issue of USA Today? A. Audrey Hepburn, B. Marlene Dietrich, C. Grace Kelly, D. Greta Garbo” Answer-C
- $1,000,000: “For ordering his favorite beverages on demand, LBJ had four buttons installed in the Oval Office labeled “coffee,” “tea,” “Coke” and what? A. Fresca, B. V8, C. Yoo-hoo, D. A&W” Answer-A
- Ken stupidly bets it all on a guess on the million dollar question and gets it wrong. He drops all the way down to the $25,000 level.
- $50,000: “Which of the following has never been the answer to a winning million dollar question on the primetime version of “Millionaire”? A. Richard Nixon, B. Peru, C. The Grapes of Wrath, D. 93 million” Answer-C