Yes, it's a.t.g-s' first representative, Jason Block! He researches websites for an educational company, and here's the question that took him to the hot seat:
|A. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse||B. Liberty Bell
||C. Everglades ||D. Niagara Falls
||Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-B-A-C
Jason's winning time: 5.62
All right, Jason, make us proud!
|1. With what phrase do you traditionally wish an actor 'good luck'?||A. Bite your tongue||B. Scrape a knee
||C. Break a leg||D. Puncture a kidney
Jason takes C...
For his final answer.
And he's on the board!
|2. In which of these games shout the name of the game to signal victory?||A. Hide and seek||B. Monopoly
||C. Bingo||D. Chess
Jason goes with C...
|3. Which of the following is sprinkled on the roads to make the snow and ice melt faster?||A. Salt||B. Sugar
||C. Pepper||D. Oregano
||Jason: "You know, Oregano with snow would usually have a nice taste with it..."
But he's going to choose A...
As his final answer.
Got it right for $300!
|4. 'All for one and one for all', is the motto of which of these classic literary groups?||A. The Outsiders||B. Swiss Family Robinson
||C. The Bobbsey Twins||D. The Three Musketeers
Jason evens names them for us: Athos, Pothos, and D'Artagnan. He says it's D...
And he'll turn it orange.
Nailed it! $500.
|5. What city is host to the United Nations headquarters?||A. London||B. New York
||C. Paris||D. Los Angeles
Jason: "You know, if I took a cab about 20 blocks down and and about 5 avenues east, I'd be at the East 42nd Street United Nations headquarters, right here in New York." Reege: "Don't you just love these little travelogues?"
B is his final answer.
And he's secured the thousand!
|6. Which of the following have Joan Rivers, Spike Lee, and Dennis Rodman all worn for an ad campaign?||A. Milk mustache||B. Wedding dress
||C. Hat topped with fruit||D. SCUBA gear
Dennis never needed an ad campaign. :)
Anyhoo, Jason picks A...
For his final answer.
And he's won $2000!
|7. In 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', which town does the title character torment?||A. Why-ville ||B. What-ville
||C. Where-ville ||D. Who-ville
Jason settles on D...
And he locks it in.
Right again! $4000!
|8. Cheryl Miller achieved notoriety in what sport?||A. Tennis||B. Soccer
||C. Basketball||D. Figure skating
Jason: "I can give you a little story about this one, too."
Jason mentions Cheryl's relation to Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers. Hence, he guesses C...
And that's his final answer.
And Jason is on fire! $8000!
|9. Which of the following terms refers to a tree that loses its leaves every year?||A. Coniferous||B. Indigenous
||C. Deciduous||D. Perennial
Jason knows that A means a tree with cones, so that's not it. The others, though, are a blur, so he's going to Phone a Friend. And for the first time ever, the correspondent is a former WWTBAM contestant. Jason will call Rick Grimes, who won $64K back in November. Reege touches base with Rick, and then we get the following conversation:
Jason: "Are you sure on this?"
Rick: "I'm positive."
Jason: "Man, I owe you something, boy. I appreciate all your help."
Rick: "No problem. Good luck."
Jason: "Thank you." (Hang up with 8 seconds left)
Well, you gotta know your stuff to win $64,000 on this show, so Jason is going to take the advice and select C...
Final answer? Yep.
Jason had $8000...
And now he's got $16,000!
After Regis announced the next ten names for the next day's show, he told us that Jason's aspirations are to be a game show host. So, he lets Jason do the contestant plug and the ticket address. Reege got a word in to tell everyone the time for the next show. This set a neat little precedent - for a while after that, players got to announce the next episode's time during Reege's closing spiel. Jason also brought 100-year-old grandmother Rose to the following show.
|10. How many justices serve on the United States Supreme Court?||A. 7||B. 9
||C. 10||D. 12
Jason mulls it over in his head.
There's Suter, Thomas, O'Connor, Rehnquist... and 5 more.
That makes nine.
B is his final answer.
We'd just hate to see this guy go.
But he ain't leaving yet! He's just won $32,000!!
|11. What is the given name of the golfer Tiger Woods?||A. Myron||B. Barnabus
||C. Newton||D. Eldrick
After mentioning Tiger's 5 straight wins at the time, Jason picks D...
Yes, that's his final answer.
Well, he isn't going to lose anything.
'Cause he's just won SIXTY-FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!
|12. What Spanish explorer is credited with discovering the Pacific Ocean?||A. Balboa||B. CortÚs
||C. De Soto||D. Coronado
Luckily Jason paid attention in his 7th grade history class.
Jason chooses A...
Which is his final answer.
The crowd has all been pulling for him.
The folks at home are pulling for him.
And they've just seen him...
Win ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!
Jason Block is certainly making the internet fanbase proud. He's still got two Lifelines in hand, and just three questions away from a million. Two players in January have already breached the $250,000 barrier; will Jason be the third?
|13. Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?||A. Janis Joplin||B. Carole King
||C. Aretha Franklin||D. Diana Ross
Jason knows it isn't B, who was only recently inducted. But he's not very sure after that.
Jason: "Audience, help me out!"
|A. Janis Joplin - 44%||B. Carole King - 7%||C. Aretha Franklin - 46%||D. Diana Ross - 3%
Ick. Not very conclusive results.
The audience poll hasn't helped Jason any, so he's going to use the 50:50.
|OUT||OUT||C. Aretha Franklin||D. Diana Ross
Interesting results, but not helpful enough for Jason.
He now has one more speech for us.
Jason: "Before I do this, because I am going to walk away - and that is my final decision to do - I want to thank everybody here, because you guys have just been so nice, because you guys have just treated everybody here with class."
The audience was right once again. The answer was C. Aretha Franklin.
Block has since made numerous appearances on the Rosie O'Donnell show (including as host of a segment called "Who's More Addicted to Millionaire?"), and was one of O'Donnell's guests during the celebrity week, along with the first millionaire John Carpenter.
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