Jason is a furniture salesman and former DJ, who reached the maingame through this question:
|A. Fibula||B. Clavicle
||C. Cranium ||D. Rib
||Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): C-B-D-A
Jason's winning time: 5.18
Jason would like to return to radio if he wins the big money. Let's see if he can tune into some serious bucks!
|1. In 'Jack and the Beanstalk', which of the following did Jack steal from the giant?||A. CD collection||B. Bags of gold
||C. Car||D. Girlfriend
Jason picks B...
Which is right! $100.
LOOGAROO LAMENTS: By my recollection, Jack stole the Golden Goose, not bags of gold. But at least the other three answers were obviously wrong, so I'll let it pass.
|2. According to an old proverb, what is 'thicker than water'?||A. Molasses||B. Blood
||C. Ink||D. Oatmeal
Jason goes back to B...
For another right answer! $200.
|3. What kind of bird is the animated character 'Chilly Willy'?||A. Penguin||B. Stork
||C. Eagle||D. Pelican
Jason chooses A...
Nailed it! $300.
|4. According to the theme song of her TV show, 'who can turn the world on with her smile'?||A. Murphy Brown||B. Mary Tyler Moore
||C. Rhoda||D. Roseanne
Jason isn't too familiar with the theme songs to these shows, so he'll rely on the television-loving audience for help.
|A. Murphy Brown - 1%||B. Mary Tyler Moore - 95%||C. Rhoda - 1%||D. Roseanne - 3%
Riot gear well in hand, I hope.
Jason smartly goes with B...
And that's his final answer.
Four in a row! $500.
|5. On which of the following would you most likely find the initials 'R.S.V.P.'?||A. Report card||B. Deed
||C. Invitation||D. Petition
Jason selects C...
And he locks in the grand!
|6. What professional sport does Mia Hamm play?||A. Basketball||B. Tennis
||C. Golf||D. Soccer
Jason goes with D...
For his final answer.
Right again! $2000!
LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Fans of the show would've known this one immediately; Ginny Horvath was asked a similar question for $32K. (Hers asked to identify the Women's World Cup player who scored the winning goal in the finals, with Hamm as one of the choices.)
|7. The juice from what plant is traditionally used to soothe dry skin and minor burns?||A. Goldenseal||B. Aloe
||C. Anise ||D. Juniper
Jason chooses B...
As his final answer.
Got another one! $4000!
|8. Hippocrates is recognized as the father of what field?||A. Medicine||B. Law
||C. History ||D. Drama
Noting the Hippocratic Oath, Jason takes A...
Final answer? Of course.
He's doing fine! $8000!
|9. What is the tallest mountain in the United States?||A. Mt. Shasta||B. Mt. Rainier
||C. Mt. McKinley||D. Mt. Whitney
Jason quickly picks C...
Yes, that's his final answer.
Nicely done! $16,000!
|10. By what name does blues legend B.B. King call his Gibson guitar?||A. Mona||B. Thriller
||C. Lucille||D. Diddley
Blues is not Jason's forte. So he'll burn the 50:50.
|OUT||OUT||C. Lucille||D. Diddley
Jason is gravitating towards C, but he wants to Phone a Friend. That friend will be his uncle, Gary. Here's the transcript after the spiel:
Jason: "Lucille. You're certain?"
Jason: "Tell me why."
Gary: "Because I just know."
Jason: (laughs) "I knew there was a reason I put you on that list."(Hang up with 9 seconds left)
Gary confirms Jason's instinct, so he'll settle on C...
Which will be his final answer.
Well, if only Uncle Gary was a blues enthusiast...
He would have given Jason...
The same answer!
|11. Whose image will be on the new U.S. one-dollar coin, scheduled to be released in 2000?||A. Elizabeth Cady Stanton||B. Eleanor Roosevelt
||C. Martha Washington||D. Sockawoggy
'scuse me? I think Reege is trying to say Sacagawea.
Reege: "You sure it's not Sockawoggy?"
Well, in any event, Jason thinks it's D...
Which is his final answer.
Well, however it's pronounced...
It's the right answer!
|12. 'Death, be not proud' is the opening of a sonnet by which of the following poets?||A. John Donne||B. Robert Frost
||C. William Butler Yeats||D. Francis Bacon
Jason has no clue. He's not going to risk $32K on a guess, so he's withdrawing.
The answer was A. John Donne.
LOOGAROO LAMENTS: I knew that one right off the bat. Donne is also responsible for the phrase "Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" and "No man is an island," in case you're asked either one of those on the Hot Seat. Incidentally, had I have been in the chair, I'd have cruised through the first twelve without touching a Lifeline.
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