Jeff Siehl

Jeff, an attorney for the Department of Labor, made it into the hot seat with this question:

QQ6. Put the following Presidents in order according to how they appear on US paper currency, beginning with the smallest amount.
A. Jackson B. Lincoln
C. Grant D. Washington
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-B-A-C
Jeff's winning time: 3.41
Competitors: 7/9

Let's watch him go for it all!

For $100:
1. In which of these cities would you find the Empire State Building?

A. ChicagoB. New York City
C. TokyoD. Fresno

Jeff saw this building while he was there. He picks B...

And that's his final answer.

He's one the board! $100.

For $200:
2. How many zeroes are in one million?

A. 3B. 5
C. 4D. 6

Any contestant on this show should know this. Jeff goes with D...

For his final answer.

He's right! $200.

For $300:
3. 'Jack Sprat could eat no fat', what could his wife not eat?

A. MeatB. Lean
C. CakeD. Pudding

Jeff picks B...

Which is his final answer.

It's the right one! $300.

For $500:
4. What mythical creature is also known as the Abominable Snowman?

A. YakB. Yoda
C. YetiD. Yanni

Jeff selects C...

As his final answer.

He's got it! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. What mail delivery service used horses to relay mail between Missouri and California in the 1860's?

A. Union PacificB. Pony Express
C. People ExpressD. Horses Etc.

Jeff guesses B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he's got himself a guaranteed $1000!

For $2000:
6. Former Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos made waves in the media for reportedly owning 3,000 pairs of what?

A. ShoesB. Pants
C. GlovesD. Earrings

Jeff remembers the story well, and he says it's A...

Which is his final answer.

Absolutely right! $2000!

For $4000:
7. What character is featured in advertisements promoting Colombian coffee?

A. Mrs. Butterworth B. Mr. Potato Head
C. Juan Valdez D. Toucan Sam

Jeff picks C...

For his final answer.

And he's right again! $4000!

For $8000:
8. Which of the following plants has the ability to capture and digest insects?

A. EchinaceaB. Wormwood
C. Daisy D. Venus Flytrap

Reflecting on his school science classes, Jeff settles on D...

And that's his final answer.

He's done it again! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. The Hoover Dam is on what U.S. river?

A. ColoradoB. Arkansas
C. MississippiD. Snake

Jeff thinks he knows it, but to be sure, he'll try the 50:50.

A. ColoradoOUT

OUTD. Snake

Of course, those were the two he was debating.

But Jeff seems relatively sure it's A...

And he'll make that his final answer.

He went with his hunch...

And he was right! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Which of these artists created celebrated paintings of ballet dancers in rehearsal?

A. Frida KahloB. Edgar Degas
C. Paul CÚzanneD. Jasper Johns

Jeff seems pretty sure it's B...

Which is his final answer.

Jeff still had two Lifelines on the table.

He didn't use them.

Because he didn't need them!
Jeff wins $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. Which of the following Walt Disney characters was created without a speaking voice?

A. GoofyB. Minnie
C. DonaldD. Pluto

Jeff looks at the choices for a couple seconds, then settles on D...

For his final answer.

Disney fans probably know that...

Mickey had a dog that didn't talk.

And that dog's name was...


Jeff is now the first person in the November run to make it this far. Can he make it even farther? We'll find out on this next question:

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. Including tentacles, how many arms does a squid usually have?

A. TenB. Eight
C. TwelveD. Six

Jeff doesn't even pretend to know this one. He immediately decides to use his Phone-a-Friend and call his friend, Tony. Here's the transcript after the formalities:

    Tony: "Ten, Eight, Twelve, or Six."
    Jeff: "Yes."
    Tony: "OK. Um... What immediately comes to mind is Ten, but I'm not sure. OK?"
    Jeff: "OK. Ten is your best guess?"
    Tony: "Yeah. How many tentacles does a squid have...."
    Jeff: "That's a tough one."
    Tony: "OK." (Burp burp)

Not a convincing enough suggestion, so Jeff will use his final Lifeline and ask the patiently-waiting audience.

A. Ten - 39%B. Eight - 18%

C. Twelve - 18%D. Six - 25%

It looks like the Audience will have their first failure of the run tonight.

With no certainty from either his correspondent or the audience, Jeff is going to pass on this question.
Jeff Siehl leaves with $64,000.

With a free shot, Jeff would've tried A...

And he would've been right. A. Ten is the answer.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: For the first time this month, we saw a good use of Lifelines. Not to say that they were all helpful, but Jeff knew exactly at what times to use them. Contestants before him either got bounced with Lifelines still available, others squandered them on early questions. Jeff seemed to hit the happy medium here.


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