Bob Ehrenberg

Bob, a post office clerk, made it into the hot seat with this question:

QQ31. Put the following daytime television talk shows in order of their debut, starting with the earliest.
A. Sally Jesse Raphael B. Queen Latifah
C. Ricki Lake D. The Merv Griffin Show
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-A-C-B
Bob's winning time: 4.99
Competitors: 6/10

Let's see if we can give away another million!

For $100:
1. According to the popular saying, it ain't over till the fat lady does what?

A. SingsB. The electric slide
C. Cleans upD. Shuffles off to Buffalo

Bob goes with A...

And he's got it! $100.

For $200:
2. How many pennies are equal to one U.S. dollar?

A. 500B. 100
C. 200D. 400

Bob says B...

Right again! $200.

For $300:
3. What month receives an extra day during leap years?

A. FebruaryB. March
C. JulyD.

Bob picks A...

Nailed it! $300.

For $500:
4. What kind of animal is cartoon character Speedy Gonzales?

A. RabbitB. Tortoise
C. CatD. Mouse

Bob chooses D...

And he's won $500! Arriba!

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. The expression 'hitting below the belt' comes from what sport?

A. BaseballB. Boxing
C. FencingD. Hockey

Bob says it's B...

And he's just locked in a grand!

After the commercial, Reege decides to peer deeper into Bob's life. Turns out that by day, he's just a mild-mannered postal worker, but at night, he becomes a Karaoke king. So, like John Capolongo before him, Bob decides to serenade the audience with Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild."

When I first saw this, my one thought was "I hope they don't do this every night."

For $2000:
6. What did Carol Burnett tug at the end of each episode of 'The Carol Burnett Show'?

A. SkirtB. Nose
C. EarD. Hair

Bob quickly chooses C...

For his final answer.

Six down, nine to go!

For $4000:
7. What former U.S. president is known for building houses with the organization Habitat for Humanity?

A. Gerald Ford B. Jimmy Carter
C. Ronald Reagan D. George Bush

Bob selects B...

Which is his final answer.

Got another one! $4000!

For $8000:
8. Jack Ryan is the main character in a series of best-selling novels by what author?

A. Robert LudlumB. Scott Turow
C. Patricia Cornwell D. Tom Clancy

Bob picks D...

That'll be his final answer.

It's correct! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. What organization slogan claims 'it's the toughest job you'll ever love'?

A. Peace CorpsB. U.S. Marines
C. GreenpeaceD. U.S. Army

Bob has a hunch, but he wants to be sure of it, so he's going to use the 50:50.

A. Peace CorpsB. U.S. Marines


That cements it. He'll say A...

For his final answer.

Nicely done, Bob! You're right!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Although I'd prefer to save the 50:50 for last, I think Bob did the right thing in using it here. This seemed like a question that could stump the audience if they weren't familiar with the armed forces.

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. In 1997, the NASA Pathfinder mission sent back pictures of what planet's surface?

A. MercuryB. Venus
C. MarsD. Jupiter

Bob knows this one. He says it's C...

And that's his final answer.

Well, Bob...

You've just mailed in 32 grand!!

Another commerical break, another interview. This time, Reege talks to Bob's wife, Connie, about how he can remember all this information. According to Connie, he can absorb a ton of information and spew it back on cue - but don't trust him with a grocery list.

For $64,000:
11. Which of these currently part of the United Kingdom but not part of Great Britain?

A. WalesB. Northern Ireland
C. ScotlandD. Ireland

Bob picks D...

As his final answer.

Well, I thought it was D, too.

And believe it or not...

We both blew it. It was B. Northern Ireland.
Bob Ehrenberg stands still with $32,000.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS:This was one of the questions that seemed to confuse a lot of viewers. However, it makes sense. Northern Ireland is independent from Britain, while Ireland is a portion thereof. That's why there's been a constant battle between England and the IRA, to give Ireland its own sovereignty. I could see a lot of people tripping up on this one.

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