Dan Dagey

Dan is a customer service representative, and he made it to the hot seat with this question:

QQ19. Put the following Robert Redford movies in order of their release, beginning with the most recent.
A. The NaturalB. Barefoot in the Park
C. Up Close & Personal D. Indecent Proposal
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): C-D-A-B
Dan's winning time: 4.92
Competitors: 5/10

Dan's fifteen questions away, can he pull it off?

For $100:
1. Which of the following words comes after 'stop' and 'drop' in a popular fire safety slogan?

A. HopB. Roll
C. GoD. Moonwalk

Dan answers B...

Which is his final answer.

He's off to a good start! $100.

For $200:
2. Who was Peter Pan's one-handed nemesis?

A. Captain HookB. Captain Stubing
C. Dr. HookD. Captain Morgan

What, no Cap'n Crunch?

Dan goes with A...

That'll be his final answer.

He's got it! $200.

For $300:
3. Which of Santa's reindeer is also the name of a common household cleaner?

A. DasherB. Vixen
C. CometD. Blitzen

Dan chooses C...

For his final answer.

And he's right again! $300.

For $500:
4. In Chinese philosophy, what is the opposite of 'yin'?

A. YenB. Yon
C. YangD. Yo

Dan selects B...

And that's his final answer.

Correct! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. 'There once was a man from Nantucket' is the first line of what type of poem?

A. SonnetB. Tanka
C. HaikuD. Limerick

Get the riot gear ready, folks - Dan's asking the ever-insightful audience.

A. Sonnet - 6%B. Tanka - 2%

C. Haiku - 4%D. Limerick - 88%

Feeling slightly humbled now, Dan will pick D...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he's got himself a thousand dollars!

For $2000:
6. If you face north, then turn 90 degrees to the left three times in a row, which way are you facing?

A. NorthB. South
C. EastD. West

After mulling it over, Dan decides on C...

For his final answer.

And now he's got $2000!

For $4000:
7. What job made Wolfman Jack famous?

A. Graffiti artist B. Disc Jockey
C. Werewolf D. Tattoo artist

Well, if it were C, I'd be jumping out of my chair.

But Dan knows the answer, and it's B...

Which is his final answer.

And he's won four thOWWWWWWWWWWWWWsand dollars!! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

For $8000:
8. Where did author Henry David Thoreau spend two years living in a hut in search of a simpler life?

A. Walden PondB. Brook Farm
C. Woods Hole D. Lake George

It appears that Dan is not strong in American Literature, because he's burning another Lifeline. He's going to call his friend Martin, and this is what they said:

    Martin: "Walden Pond."
    Dan: "Are you sure?"
    Martin: "Yes."
    Dan: "You're positive?"
    Martin: "Yes."
    Dan: "All right. You're sure, right?"
    Martin: "Yeah, yeah, I'm sure."
    Dan: "All right, I guess I'll go with it." (Burp burp)

Martin's an English major, so Dan's going to trust him. He selects A...

And that's his final answer.

He's got another one! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. Latino sensation Ricky Martin was a member of which of the following boy bands?

A. New Kids on the BlockB. Menudo
C. Backstreet BoysD. Kiss

Kiss, a boy band? Someone needs to talk to these writers.

Anyways, it appears that Dan will actually get one on his own here. He says it's B...

For his final answer.

And he's correct! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. In a classic play, what character says, 'I have always depended on the kindness of strangers'?

A. Maggie the CatB. Stella Kowalski
C. Blanche DuboisD. Laura Wingfield

Without hesitation, Dan whips out his final Lifeline.

OUTB. Stella Kowalski

C. Blanche DuboisOUT

What a shock - those were the two he was thinking of.

He knows it's from A Streetcar Named Desire, but the character name is a bit of a blur.

His hunch says it's C, and that's what he'll go for. Dan chooses C...

For his final answer.

This is a $15,000 gamble he's taking...

And it's gonna pay off!
Dan wins $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. Who composed 'The Blue Danube' waltz?

A. Johann Strauss, Jr.B. Ludwig von Beethoven
C. Frederic ChopinD. Franz Schubert

Dan is struggling again, and now he has no lifelines to bail him out. Luckily, this is the freebie.

So he's going to take the shot with D...

Reege: "Any particular reason?"
Dan: "None other than it's a nice name."

D is his final answer.

I took music appreciation in college.

One of the pieces we listened to...

Was the Blue Danube waltz by...

A. Johann Strauss, Jr.
So Dan Dagey remains at $32,000.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: I know he won more than Hillary Daw did, but this guy has to go down as one of the least knowledgeable contestants I've seen. If you need help identifying a limerick, you need help, period. I realize that when you're under all the pressure and in front of the cameras you might freeze up, but on the other hand I don't think you'd lose any intelligence from it. And once you get the first answer out of the way, it should subside. I guess what I'm trying to say is that stage fright isn't an excuse to perform poorly on the show.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $1,047,000

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