Al is an attorney, who reached the hot seat with this question:
|A. Glasgow||B. Manchester
||C. Aberdeen ||D. Oxford
||Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-B-A-C
Al's winning time: 7.30
Let's see how far Al can go!
|1. Which of these is not found on a standard bicycle?||A. Air bag||B. Spoke
||C. Handlebar||D. Chain
Al picks A...
Off to a good start! $100.
|2. What item of clothing did Cinderella leave behind at the ball?||A. Purse||B. Glove
||C. Glass slipper||D. Driver's license
Al chooses C...
Which is right for $200!
|3. What body part is commonly referred to as the funny bone?||A. Elbow||B. Shin
||C. Foot||D. Head
||Al selects A...
|4. According to the U.S.D.A. which of the following should you eat the least of?||A. Vegetables||B. Breads and cereals
||C. Fruits||D. Fats, oils, and sweets
||Mmm... my three favorite foods.... : )
Al goes with D...
And he's right! $500.
|5. What world-famous Pennsylvanian critter pokes its head out of his hole each Groundhog Day?||A. Punxsutawney Phil||B. Reading Rupert
||C. Harrisburg Harry||D. Scranton Sammie
Al chooses A...
It's right! Al Metz guarantees himself $1000!
|6. Which of the following arcade games was introduced first?||A. Pong||B. Tetris
||C. Pac Man||D. Mortal Kombat
I'll try not to scream at the TV here.
Al says it's A...
Which is his final answer.
And he's got himself $2000!
|7. Instead of going to school, where does the main character in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' spend his day?||A. Denver ||B. Ft. Lauderdale
||C. Milwaukee ||D. Chicago
Al's gut feeling is D, and he's going to go for it. He picks D...
For his final answer.
His gut was right! $4000!
|8. How often is the United States population census conducted?||A. Every five years||B. Every ten years
||C. Every fifteen years||D. Every twenty years
Al chooses B...
That'll be his final answer.
And he's on fire! $8000!
|9. Which author created the popular children's character Harry Potter?||A. R. L. Stine||B. Beverly Cleary
||C. J. K. Rowling||D. Maurice Sendak
Al is not familiar with children's literature, so he'll give this one to the well-groomed audience.
|A. R. L. Stine - 11%||B. Beverly Cleary - 24%||C. J. K. Rowling - 58%||D. Maurice Sendak - 7%
It's a bit of a spread, but the majority vote is enough to convince him. He'll say C...
As his final answer.
And the audience comes through yet again! $16,000!
|10. Which of these journalists was never a regular anchor on the television news program '60 Minutes'?||A. Steve Kroft||B. Dan Rather
||C. Walter Cronkite||D. Meredith Vieira
Al does not watch the show. Boy, he wishes he did now, because he's going to have to burn a lifeline and call his brother-in-law, Jordan. After the question and choices, we get this:
Jordan: "Never a regular anchor on 60 Minutes.... Al, to tell you the truth, I really don't know, but I would guess Walter Cronkite."
Al: "Six seconds. Would you like to, uh... Any other thoughts? Meredith Vieira, Steve Kroft..."
Jordan: "Meredith Vieira, Steve Kroft..." (Burp burp)
A lot of talking went on, but not much was said.
Al: "Here's my thinking."
Al eliminates B immediately. He thinks he recognizes Vieira from another network, but isn't sure. He also thinks that Cronkite was pretty well established by the time the show started. So either he helped the show achieve greatness, or was separate from it.
In other words, he's going to have to guess.
He's going to go with Jordan, and take C...
And that's his final answer.
$15,000 is a lot of money to risk on a guess.
He could've at least used the 50:50.
But he didn't use it.
'Cause he'll be saving it for later!
|11. What is the official language of Brazil?||A. Portuguese||B. French
||C. Spanish||D. English
Al's friend travels to Brazil every year, hence he knows it's A...
Which is his final answer.
It was a quick answer...
And the right answer!
|12. In November 1999, who was named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'?||A. Matt Damon||B. Brad Pitt
||C. Denzel Washington||D. Richard Gere
Al thinks he remembers Richard Gere being given this title. So he'll choose D...
For his final answer.
He went on his hunch this time...
Hoping it will pay off...
And it did!!
In this one show, we've given away half a million dollars. Al can add to this amount by getting the next question right, with probably the best Lifeline to have at this point. Let's take the next step:
|13. What is the collective name for a group of leopards?||A. Spot||B. Tribe
||C. Leap||D. Troop
Al's got another one of his famous hunches, but he's going to burn his 50:50 first.
|OUT||B. Tribe||C. Leap||OUT
His hunch isn't there anymore. This could get interesting.
Neither B nor C sounds like the right answer. So, Al's going to pass.
Al's guess of C...
LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Again, the right answer to a different question is most likely the wrong answer to the question you're being asked. If Al could've remembered what animal a tribe referred to, we could've had a quarter-millionaire here. What is a Tribe? Don't ask me; I thought you knew. : )
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