Rob Berman

First a Partick, then a Berman! It's an ESPN conspiracy, I tell you! Anyways, Rob won his way up with this question:

QQ34. Put the following Bruce Willis movies in the order of their theatrical release, beginning with the earliest.
A. The Fifth ElementB. Death Becomes Her
C. The Sixth Sense D. Blind Date
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): C-A-B-D
Rob's winning time: 5.70
Competitors: 5/9

Let's see if this Berman CAN... GO... ALL... THE... WAY!!

For $100:
1. According to Christmas tradition, you will get kissed if you stand under what?

A. ChimneyB. Poinsettia
C. MistletoeD. Yule log

Rob chooses C...

And it's right! $100.

For $200:
2. What does 'Mardi Gras' mean in English?

A. Blue MondayB. Fat Tuesday
C. Blue TuesdayD. Black Friday

Rob picks B...

Vrai encore! $200.

For $300:
3. What animal is covered with sharp quills?

A. CamelB. Giraffe
C. HamsterD. Porcupine
Rob guesses D...

Correct! $300.

For $500:
4. According to Joyce Kilmer's poem, who alone can make a tree?

A. MotherB. Sunlight
C. GodD. Mr. Acorn

Rob is living the fear that every contestant has - that he'll be unsure about a lower-tier question. So, he'll ask the poetically-just audience.

A. Mother - 3%B. Sunlight - 11%

C. God - 75%D. Mr. Acorn - 11%

That's convincing enough for Rob. He'll settle on C...

And that will be his final answer.

He got it! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. A Japanese pagoda is which of the following?

A. HorseB. Building
C. HatD. Baby

Rob selects B...

And he's nailed the thousand!

For $2000:
6. What Latin phrase commonly refers to an attorney's services being offered for free?

A. Pro bonoB. Pro se
C. Pro formaD. Quid pro quo

Rob says it's A...

For his final answer.

He got it! $2000!

For $4000:
7. What TV family lives in the 'Little House on the Prairie'?

A. Johnson B. Ingalls
C. Cartwright D. Robinson

Rob picks B...

That's his final answer.

And he keeps rolling along! $4000!

For $8000:
8. In a matriarchy, who controls familial and political rule?

A. KingsB. Men
C. WomenD. Priests

Rob chooses C...

Final answer? Of course.

And he's right again! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. Which one of these movies was not based on a novel?

A. The ShiningB. Message in a Bottle
C. Men in BlackD. Ordinary People

He knows two that are wrong, and has a hunch about the other two. He thinks Men in Black is a comic book, not a novel. So he'll take C...

As his final answer.

Nice job talking it through! He's correct!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. At sea level, water freezes at what temperature?

A. 32 FahrenheitB. 0 Fahrenheit
C. 64 FahrenheitD. 12 Fahrenheit

It looks as if the "At sea level" part of this is throwing him off, because he wants to use the 50:50.

A. 32 FahrenheitB. 0 Fahrenheit


The two most logical choices are still there.

Well, it appears something finally clicked in Rob's head, because he's saying A...

Which will be his final answer.

It looked like Rob was going to freeze up...

But instead he won $32,000!!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: This must be one of those questions which your brain locks up on when you're in front of the camera. I was wondering why this was a middle-tier question, let alone the 10th question. But I guess difficulty isn't the only thing the writers consider; confusion plays a part as well.

For $64,000:
11. What Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play features the character Willy Loman?

A. Death of a SalesmanB. The Glass Menagerie
C. The Iceman ComethD. Our Town

Being that Rob is a musical conductor, he knows this one pretty esily. He chooses A...

And that's his final answer.

Well, no sense in drawing it out-

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's best-known paintings most closely resemble what part of a newspaper?

A. HeadlineB. Comic strip
C. AdvertisementD. Photograph

Rob is once again quick on the trigger. He's going with B...

As his final answer.

He's pulling a Carpenter, folks.


So far we've had three $250,000 winners. Rob can be #4 if he gets the next one right.

For $250,000, or ONE QUARTER of a MILLION DOLLARS:
13. Which of the following is the patron saint of lost causes?

A. St. Ignatius of LoyolaB. St. Christopher
C. St. JudeD. St. Francis of Assisi

This question looks like one, doesn't it?

Rob has no idea, so he's going to take his final Lifeline and call his mother, Debra. Here's the transcript after all the obligatory stuff:

    Debra: "I don't know. I'm sorry."
    Rob: "That's OK. Any guess?"
    Debra: "Uh... No.... Probably I'd go between Ignatius and Jude, but I really don't know." (Burp burp)

Reege: "Well, you know, maybe we should say a prayer right now to whoever that saint is?"

With no concrete idea on the question, Rob will not risk it. He's stopping.
Rob Berman goes back, back, back, back home with $125,000.

The correct answer was C. St. Jude.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Not a bad game by Rob. I think the 50:50, if he had held on to it at the $32K level, may have helped him out quite a bit, especially if B or D was left over. But, as it stands, $125,000 is better than a kick in the shins.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $3,305,000

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