Gary Levine

Gary's a dentist, much to Regis' delight.

Reege: "I always wanted to get a dentist in the hot seat!"
"Wanna hear little music in your ears?"

Gary made it with this question:

QQ11. Put these words from the 'Star-Spangled Banner' in the order they appear, starting at the beginning.
A. Twilight's B. Stripes
C. Brave D. Light
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-A-B-C
Gary's winning time: 17.08
Competitors: 1/10

Gary was the only person to get it right. It's a good thing, too - 17.08 seconds is hardly a fast time. But let's see if our dentist can drill his way to a million!

For $100:
1. What two colors make up the traditional Oreo cookie?

A. Red and whiteB. Red and blue
C. Black and whiteD. Black and blue

Going right for the snack questions against the dentist, I see.

Gary chooses C...

And that's his final answer.

It's correct! $100.

For $200:
2. Which of the following is commonly considered a martial art?

A. KarateB. Baseball
C. SkiingD. Hockey

Another no-brainer. Gary picks A...

For his final answer.

He's got it! $200.

For $300:
3. The Golden Gate Bridge stands at the entrance of what U.S. bay?

A. Chesapeake BayB. Tampa Bay
C. San Francisco BayD. Bay of Pigs

Gary decides on C...

Final answer? Of course.

And he's right again for $300!

For $500:
4. What mechanical instrument measures the distance a car travels?

A. TransmissionB. Speedometer
C. KilometerD. Odometer

Gary selects D...

And that's his final answer.

Four in a row! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. In what TV series did actor Tom Hanks regularly appear in drag?

A. Fantasy IslandB. Bosom Buddies
C. Battlestar GalacticaD. Three's Company

Can you spot the gag answer? Sure you can.

Gary goes with B...

That'll be his final answer.

Well, he won't leave that studio with less than a grand!

For $2000:
6. What family's feud with the Hatfields lasted nearly 30 years and left over 20 people dead?

A. JacksonsB. Sullivans
C. McCoysD. Shermans

Gary picks C...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And it's the right one! $2000!

For $4000:
7. In the 1980s, what 15-year-old actress' ads for Calvin Klein jeans sparked controversy?

A. Drew Barrymore B. Tatum O'Neal
C. Jodie Foster D. Brooke Shields

Gary is siding with D.

Regis reminds Gary of his Lifelines, but Gary doesn't need them.

D is his final answer.

He didn't need no stinkin' Lifelines! He's got $4000!

Reege: "Boy, do I love to see a dentist sweat!"

For $8000:
8. Who won a 1996 Tony award for choreographing 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk'?

A. Bob FosseB. Savion Glover
C. Gregory HinesD. Debbie Allen

Gary doesn't know this one, so he'll burn a Lifeline. He's going to use the 50:50 (Bad move, Gary!).

OUTB. Savion Glover

C. Gregory HinesOUT

I could've told you those would be the remaining choices.

Reege: "This is like getting a cavity filled, isn't it?"
Gary: "Worse, actually!"

Gary still isn't sure, so he'll give it to the nearly-perfect audience.

OUTB. Savion Glover - 62%

C. Gregory Hines - 38%OUT

Not an overwhelming majority, but enough to help Gary. He chooses B...

Which is his final answer.

It took two Lifelines to get him there...

But he's right! $8000!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: The 50:50 was the wrong Lifeline to use on this question. As you've probably figured out, it doesn't take away two random answers; it takes away the two that are most obviously wrong. The 50:50 is best used in cases where you're totally stumped or think there might be a trick answer.

For $16,000:
9. What was the original color of Post-it Nuts- er... Notes?

A. GreenB. Yellow
C. BlueD. Pink

Looks like Reege had a little Freudian slip there.

But Gary knows what he means, and picks B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

They were yellow, all right! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Who wrote the immortal Vito Corleone line, 'I'll make him an offer he can't refuse'?

A. Mario PuzoB. Jackie Collins
C. Tom ClancyD. Ian Fleming

Believing he wrote both the book and the screenplay, Gary guesses A...

And that's his final answer.

Let's make Gary an offer he can't refuse.

How about $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. Which one of the following painters was an impressionist?

A. Claude MonetB. Rembrandt van Rijn
C. Jackson PollockD. Piet Mondrian

Gary looks at the answers for a while...

Then settles on Claude Monet.

Reege: "You look like you're in a little bit of pain... would you like some Novocaine?"

A is his final answer.

A number of $64,000 winners recently have just guessed at it.

Gary seemed to know it.

And he did know it!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. Which of the following states was one of the colonies that composed the original United States in 1776?

A. OhioB. Alabama
C. TennesseeD. New Jersey

Gary isn't wasting any time. He says it's D...

Which is his final answer.

History buffs know this one.

And they also know that...

Gary's right!!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Let's harken back to a few previously-asked questions:

    Mark Megerian, $32K: Which of these U.S. state capitals is located at the highest altitude?
    John Cuthbertson, $64K: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded anually in which city?
    Clark Hantzmon, $32K: Which of the following is not the name of a U.S. space shuttle?

These all appeared earlier than the $125K level, and yet they all seem more difficult to me than the question just given to Gary. Anyone who's taken a U.S. history class should know it.

For $250,000, or ONE QUARTER of a MILLION DOLLARS:
13. Queen Victoria is known as the empress of what country?

A. IndiaB. Egypt
C. IrelandD. Canada

Reege reminds Gary that a wrong answer will cost him $93,000.

But Gary looks like he knows the answer. He says it's A.

Reege now reminds Gary of his remaining Lifeline.

But he seems sure of the answer. Gary chooses A...

For is his final answer.

I'll tell you what I thought it was.

I thought it was Canada.

I remember going to Victoria, British Columbia and seeing a store called "The Empress."

I immediately knew Gary was wrong when he locked in A.


Here's our WWTBAM history lesson for the day. So far, in the U.S. run, two players have answered the quarter-million dollar question correctly. Gary is now the third. The other two players (Doug Van Gundy and Michael Shutterly) were both out of Lifelines at this point. Gary still has one more left. Could he tie for the most money won in WWTBAM and prime time? Let's find out on the next question...

For $500,000, or HALF A MILLION DOLLARS:
14. How many children did Captain Von Trapp have in the musical 'The Sound of Music'?

A. SevenB. Eight
C. SixD. Nine

Gary looks perplexed. He decides to use his final Lifeline and call his friend John. After the formalities, here's the transcript:

    John: (About 8 seconds elapse) "...Guess..."
    Gary: "I'm sorry?"
    John: "This is a guess, but..."
    Gary: "That's OK."
    John: "Six."
    Gary: "OK. All right, thank you." (Burp burp)

Doesn't look like Gary got much help there.

Regis tells Gary to try to remember the movie.

After a little while, Gary narrows it down to Seven or Eight. After that, he's not sure.

So with $218,000 at stake, Gary does the smart thing and passes.
Gary Levine walks away with $250,000, the most won in the November run so far.

The correct answer was A. Seven.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: I had it down to Six or Seven myself. Once Gary announced his two possibilities, I figured Seven would be right. However, seeing how I'd have missed the last question, the point is moot anyway. Remember: you can only get a question right if all the questions before it are right, too.


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