Brent Austin

Brent also made an appearance in August - he witnessed Doug Van Gundy's $250K romp. Here's the question that got him into the game:

QQ20. Put the following John Grisham novels in order of their release, starting with the earliest.
A. The Testament B. The Chamber
C. The Firm D. A Time to Kill
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-C-B-A
Brent's winning time: 4.35
Competitors: 3/9

Let's see if the second time is the charm for Brent!

For $100:
1. Which of the following was a toy featured in the movie 'Toy Story'?

A. Mr. Carrot HeadB. Mr. Zucchini Head
C. Mr. Apple HeadD. Mr. Potato Head

Brent chooses D...

For his final answer.

He's right! $100.

For $200:
2. What do you call two baseball games played consecutively on the same day?

A. Dutch treatB. Back nine
C. Two for TuesdayD. Doubleheader

Brent goes with D again...

His final answer again...

And right again! $200.

For $300:
3. What is the name of the U.S. president's airplane?

A. Air Force OneB. Aircraft One
C. U.S.S. Pres.D. First Plane
Brent decides on A...

Which is his final answer.

And he's got it! $300.

For $500:
4. What type of fabric is made from a sheep's fleece?

A. PolyesterB. Wool
C. CottonD. Silk
Brent picks B...

That'll be his final answer.

Four in a row! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Who are Lamaze exercises specifically designed for?

A. ElderlyB. Ballet dancers
C. FiremenD. Pregnant women

Brent selects D...

And that's his final answer.

Brent's second time out won't be worth less than a grand!

For $2000:
6. In the film 'Philadelphia,' what was the profession of Denzel Washington's character?

A. LawyerB. Doctor
C. SoldierD. Therapist

Brent says it's A...

For his final answer.

It's the right one! $2000!

For $4000:
7. What pigment found within plants allows them to carry out the process of photosynthesis?

A. Carbon Dioxide B. Chloroform
C. Carbohydrate D. Chlorophyll

Looks like Brent's old biology classes will finally pay off. He goes with D...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he doubles his money to $4000!

For $8000:
8. What school of higher learning was founded by former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson?

A. American UniversityB. Rutgers University
C. University of VirginiaD. William and Mary

Brent chooses C...

Which will be his final answer.

He nailed it! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. What American folk artist, known for portraying scenes of rural life, didn't begin painting until her seventies?

A. Grandma MosesB. Georgia O'Keeffe
C. Diane ArbusD. Mary Cassatt

Brent doesn't know this one right off the bat, and he's going to use the 50:50 before he blurts anything out.

A. Grandma MosesB. Georgia O'Keeffe


And yes, those were the ones he was thinking of. So rather than take any chances, he'll throw this one to the readily-waiting audience.

A. Grandma Moses - 66%B. Georgia O'Keeffe - 34%


The audience agrees with Brent's first instinct, so he'll go for it. Brent settles on A...

And that's his final answer.

It took two lifelines...

But he's right! $16,000!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: If possible, try to use your Audience lifeline before the 50:50. If a large portion of the audience votes for one choice out of four, it translates into more certainty. When only two choices are left, a majority doesn't mean as much.

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Which of these singers was NOT one of the Supremes?

A. Martha ReevesB. Mary Wilson
C. Florence BallardD. Diana Ross

Brent believes Martha Reeves was in the Vandellas as opposed to the Supremes. So that's how he'll guess. He picks A...

For his final answer.

He might not have been absolutely certain...

And he did have a little trouble...

But he got it!
Brent wins $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. What is the length of a modern official marathon?

A. 25.7 milesB. 26.2 miles
C. 26.2 milesD. 27 miles

Brent knows there's an extra 300 or so yards tacked on at the end, so he'll go with C...

As his final answer.

I don't know if Brent's run any marathons before...

But he should know they last...

26.2 miles!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. What talk show host once worked as an aide on Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign?

A. Jay LenoB. Jerry Springer
C. Maury PovichD. Leeza Gibbons

Reege reminds Brent of his remaining Lifeline.

And Brent's gonna use it. He'll call John. Here's the transcript after all the formalities:

    John: "I'd say Maury Povich, but it's a guess."
    Brent: "Just... it's just a flat-out guess?"
    John: "Yes, a flat-out guess."
    Brent: "You don't have any thoughts on that one way or the other."
    John: "Nope."
    Brent: "I know Springer was in politics, but he was just a Cincinnati guy."
    "That he was." (Burp burp)

Reege reminds Brent of the money at stake. 125 grand if he's right, down to 32 grand if he's wrong.

John's first instinct matched Brent's. Maury is the right age, and has the same political philosophy. He just has to decide if it's worth the gamble.

He's gonna bite the bullet and pick C.

Brent: "I came here with nothing, gonna leave here with no less than 32, so I might as well take the shot."

C is his final answer.

Brent was right when he spoke with his correspondent.

Jerry Springer was indeed involved with politics.

And as it turns out...

He was the aide for Robert Kennedy. B. Jerry Springer was the answer.
So Brent Austin takes one step back to the $32,000 safety net.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: A difficult question here. I, too, thought it could've been Maury, largely on the same logic that Brent used. I thought Springer was a little young to work in politics in 1968, but I guess we were both wrong. At least Brent's second trip garnered him a respectable amount of money.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $1,079,000

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