Jerry Halpin

Jerry's a junior high assistant principal, and this is the question that got him here:

Put the following Jodie Foster films in the order of their first theatrical release, starting with the earliest.
A. Silence of the Lambs B. Taxi Driver
C. ContactD. Nell
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): B-A-D-C
Jerry's winning time: 5.07
Competitors: 2/8

Here we go for the million!

For $100:
1. According to a popular expression, what does the squeaking wheel get?

A. GreaseB. Gasoline
C. MufflerD. Shaft

Jerry picks A...

Which nets him $100!

For $200:
2. Which of the following is not considered part of the "Three R's" of basic primary education?

A. ReadingB. Writing
C. RhymingD. Arithmetic

Jerry better know this one, considering where he works.

Jerry goes with C...

He knows it! $200.

For $300:
3. In 1990, what extravagant casino did Donald Trump open in Atlantic City, New Jersey?

A. Trump Taj MahalB. Trump White House
C. Trump KremlinD. Trump Eiffel Tower

Jerry chooses A...

Got it! $300.

For $500:
4. What is the literal translation of the German word 'kindergarten'?

A. House of BooksB. Children's garden
C. Sunny gardenD. Small relatives

Jerry selects B...

He's right again! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. What is the scientific classification for the human species?

A. Anthro humanusB. Equus zebra
C. Homo sapiensD. Canis lupus

Jerry chooses C...

And he nails the thousand dollars!

For $2000:
6. Which U.S. Department is housed primarily in the Pentagon?

A. StateB. Transportation
C. EducationD. Defense

Jerry says it's D...

And that's his final answer.

Bingo! $2000!

For $4000:
7. Which of the following is the name of a traditional pastry?

A. Lenin B. Napoleon
C. Mussolini D. Franco

Jerry is not a big pastry fan, unfortunately, so he'll Ask the Audience.

A. Lenin - 1%B. Napoleon - 98%

C. Mussolini - 1%D. Franco - 0%

Talk about your riot gear, 98%!

Reege: "And I wanna know the one of you who voted for Mussolini!"

Jerry, not wanting to face the wrath of 150 angry audience members, will take B...

As his final answer.

And the audience can stay in their seats, he's right!

For $8000:
8. Which 'Little Rascals' character did Eddie Murphy often spoof on 'Saturday Night Live'?

A. SpankyB. Alfalfa
C. Buckwheat D. Froggy

Jerry's seen the skits before, and knows it's C...

Which is his final answer.

Right again for $8000!

For $16,000:
9. Which of these bands is allegedly named after a dish made by the lead singer's great-grandmother?

A. Pearl JamB. Nirvana
C. Meat LoafD. Sugar Ray

He knows it isn't B, and figures since C is one person and not a band, that doesn't match up with the question. The other two are fuzzy, though, so he'll use the 50:50.

A. Pearl JamOUT

OUTD. Meat Loaf

I don't care what Michael Davies says; I still think they listen to what answers the contestant eliminates.

Jerry doesn't know a whole lot about Sugar Ray, and has at least read some things on Pearl Jam, so he'll go with A...

And he'll turn it orange.

And as the Pearl Jam song goes...

He's still alive! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Because of her divorce from Prince Charles, what title was taken from Britain's Diana?

A. LadyB. Princess of Wales
C. Her Royal HighnessD. Duchess of York

Jerry believes that in everyone's hearts, she'll always be all of those.
(Well, maybe not D; she never had that title in the first place.)

Still, his knowledge on the royal family isn't that great, so he'll use his Phone-a-Friend and call Rosie.

She's a talk show host in New York.

Yes, that Rosie. The crowd cheers, and Reege remarks how she's wanted to be a Phone-a-Friend for months. Well, now's her chance. Here's the transcript of the call:

    Reege: "Rosie?"
    Rosie: "Yes?"
    Reege: "You are my posey..."
    Rosie: "Oh no, Regis." (crowd laughs)
    Reege: "Yes, it's me."
    Rosie: "I'm about to have a heart attack."
    Reege: "So many times you said, 'I know all the answers! I wanna be a Phone-a-Friend!'"
    Rosie: "How much money? How much money?"
    Reege: "Well, so we have an assistant principal here, Jerry, who has called your name. This is his last lifeline. He's going for $32,000. And we're all holding our breath Rosie, OK?"
    Rosie: "OK."
    (The spiel, question and choices are given)
    Rosie: "I'm gonna say Her Royal Highness."
    Jerry: "How- how sure are you about that?"
    Rosie: "I would say I'm 67%." (crowd laughs)
    Jerry: "67%."
    Rosie: "And if you lose it, the guilt, I'm gonna give you the money anyway. So go for it." (crowd cheers)
    Jerry: "How's that? Well, thank you!"
    Rosie: "Call me back and tell me if you got it."
    Jerry: "Thank you."
    Rosie: "OK. Bye." (Burp burp)

Well, you can't beat that! Although if he gets it right, he'll be able to continue un the game.

Still with a guarantee like that, Jerry is going to go with C...

And make it his final answer.

Well, he's getting $32,000.

Only question is, from Regis or from Rosie?

Well, I'll tell you...

He's getting his money from...

Jerry wins $32,000!!

After the break, they call Rosie back and tell her the good news.

Rosie: "You know, it's been worth saying it every night..."

Reege jokes that Jerry will be coming over after the show. And do you know what he'll bring to celebrate? A Napoleon!

For $64,000:
11. The ancient city of Babylon lies in what modern country?

A. IranB. Egypt
C. TurkeyD. Iraq

Jerry's drawing a blank on this one.

But since it's the freebie, Jerry will hazard a guess on this one.

Narrowing it down between A and D, Jerry settles on A...

For his final answer.

Well, he had nothing to lose...

And he's given us one heck of a game...

So he shouldn't be too disappointed to find out that...

The answer was D. Iraq.
Jerry Halpin stays at $32,000.

The first contestant to have Rosie O'Donnell as a Phone-a-Friend was Stephen Fox, a contestant from November '99.

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