Jason Francis

Jason is a furniture salesman and former DJ, who reached the maingame through this question:

QQ36. Put the following human bones in order from head to toe.
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
Competitors: 6/10

Jason would like to return to radio if he wins the big money. Let's see if he can tune into some serious bucks!

For $100:
1. In 'Jack and the Beanstalk', which of the following did Jack steal from the giant?

A. CD collectionB. Bags of gold
C. CarD. 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.

For $200:
2. According to an old proverb, what is 'thicker than water'?

A. MolassesB. Blood
C. InkD. Oatmeal

Jason goes back to B...

For another right answer! $200.

For $300:
3. What kind of bird is the animated character 'Chilly Willy'?

A. PenguinB. Stork
C. EagleD. Pelican

Jason chooses A...

Nailed it! $300.

For $500:
4. According to the theme song of her TV show, 'who can turn the world on with her smile'?

A. Murphy BrownB. Mary Tyler Moore
C. RhodaD. 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.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. On which of the following would you most likely find the initials 'R.S.V.P.'?

A. Report cardB. Deed
C. InvitationD. Petition

Jason selects C...

And he locks in the grand!

For $2000:
6. What professional sport does Mia Hamm play?

A. BasketballB. Tennis
C. GolfD. 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.)

For $4000:
7. The juice from what plant is traditionally used to soothe dry skin and minor burns?

A. GoldensealB. Aloe
C. Anise D. Juniper

Jason chooses B...

As his final answer.

Got another one! $4000!

For $8000:
8. Hippocrates is recognized as the father of what field?

A. MedicineB. Law
C. History D. Drama

Noting the Hippocratic Oath, Jason takes A...

Final answer? Of course.

He's doing fine! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. What is the tallest mountain in the United States?

A. Mt. ShastaB. Mt. Rainier
C. Mt. McKinleyD. Mt. Whitney

Jason quickly picks C...

Yes, that's his final answer.

Nicely done! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. By what name does blues legend B.B. King call his Gibson guitar?

A. MonaB. Thriller
C. LucilleD. Diddley

Blues is not Jason's forte. So he'll burn the 50:50.


C. LucilleD. 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:

    Gary: "Lucille."
    Jason: "Lucille. You're certain?"
    Gary: "Positive."
    Jason: "Positive."
    Gary: "Absolutely."
    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!
Jason wins $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. Whose image will be on the new U.S. one-dollar coin, scheduled to be released in 2000?

A. Elizabeth Cady StantonB. Eleanor Roosevelt
C. Martha WashingtonD. 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!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. 'Death, be not proud' is the opening of a sonnet by which of the following poets?

A. John DonneB. Robert Frost
C. William Butler YeatsD. Francis Bacon

Jason has no clue. He's not going to risk $32K on a guess, so he's withdrawing.
Jason Francis leaves with $64,000.

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.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $3,370,000

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