Rick Grimes

Rick made it to the hot seat by answering this question:

QQ15. Put the following TV shows in geographical order according to the cities in which they are set, from west to east.
A. Seinfeld B. Mork & Mindy
C. Full House D. Happy Days
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): C-B-D-A
Rick's winning time: 5.19
Competitors: 4/9

Rick speaks fluent Russian. Reege asks him how he'd say "Is that your final answer?" in Russian. The translation is made, and Reege answers, "Nyet."

Let's see if he can win a couple million rubles!

For $100:
1. Which of the following dances tells you to 'swing your partner' and 'do-si-do'?

A. Square DancingB. Ballet
C. Break DancingD. Mambo #5

Rick chooses A...

Which is his final answer.

He's right for $100!

For $200:
2. What kind of ghost is the animated character 'Casper'?

A. MeanB. Friendly
C. AmorousD. Self-centered

Rick picks B...

For his final answer.

Of course it's friendly! $200.

For $300:
3. According to legend, what was Juan Ponce de Leon looking for when he discovered Florida?

A. Lost City of GoldB. Unicorns
C. Fountain of YouthD. His lost kitty

Rick selects C...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And it's correct! $300.

For $500:
4. What is the name of the frame that supports a canvas while an artist is painting?

A. Color wheelB. Easel
C. PigmentD. Muse

Rick goes with B...

And that's his final answer.

Right again! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. What director of 'Apollo 13' was also one of the stars of 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Happy Days'?

A. Henry WinklerB. Anson Williams
C. Don KnottsD. Ron Howard

Rick chooses D...

For his final answer.

And he's guaranteed himself $1000!

For $2000:
6. If you want to visit the country popularly referred to as 'Down Under,' where would you go?

A. AntarcticaB. Iceland
C. AustraliaD. Guam

Rick does a lot of traveling, and should he win a lot of money here, this is one of the places he'd like to go. He decides on C...

Yes, that's his final answer.

It's the right answer! $2000!

For $4000:
7. Which of the following birds is a traditional symbol of peace?

A. HawkB. Eagle
C. Dove D. Sparrow

Rick picks C...

Which is his final answer.

He's got it! $4000!

For $8000:
8. What lifestyle entrepreneur's personal worth topped a billion dollars when her company went public in October 1999?

A. Oprah WinfreyB. Jaclyn Smith
C. Martha Stewart D. Kathie Lee Gifford

Can't help but get a chuckle out of D.

Rick: "Don't suppose I could use a Lifeline and ask you, Regis?"

Well, he is going to use a Lifeline. He's going to use the 50:50.

A. Oprah WinfreyOUT

C. Martha StewartOUT

That isn't enough help for him, so he's going to toss this one to the domestically-trained audience.

A. Oprah Winfrey - 10%OUT

C. Martha Stewart - 90%OUT

That's quite a spread. And it's big enough to prod Rick into choosing C...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he's won $8000! That's a good thing!

For $16,000:
9. Who won an Emmy for performing on 'The Tonight Show' the last night Johnny Carson was host?

A. Tony BennettB. Bette Midler
C. Barbra StreisandD. Frank Sinatra

Unfortunately, Rick doesn't remember the show. So he's going to spend his last Lifeline and call James. Here's the transcript, after the formalities:

    James: "I believe Bette Midler appeared on the final episode of the Tonight Show."
    Rick: "Do you believe or do you know, James?"
    James: "I'm pretty sure it was Bette Midler."
    Rick: "Okey-doke, that's what we're going to go with, then. Thanks a lot, James."
    James: "All right, no problem." (Hang up with 7 seconds left)

No problem for James, he doesn't have 7 grand on the line!

James seemed sure of B, so Rick is going to trust him. He selects B...

And that's his final answer.

And James comes through! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Where does the weather phenomenon known as El Niņo originate?

A. Mediterranean SeaB. Gulf of Mexico
C. Pacific OceanD. Atlantic Ocean

Rick is confident about this one. He says it's C...

And confirms that's his final answer.

Being from California, I can tell you...

That he's just won $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. What have George Dallas, Hannibal Hamlin and Alben Barkley all been?

A. 1999 best-selling authorsB. U.S. college founders
C. Hollywood studio chiefsD. U.S. vice presidents

Rick's cramming with the Almanac is going to pay off. He chooses D...

Which is his final answer.

With nothing to lose...

Rick doubles his money!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. Which of the following was a founding member of the Rolling Stones?

A. Brian JonesB. Ron Wood
C. Jeff BeckD. Jimmy Page

Regis reminds Rick that half his money is at stake.

Rick says he should know this one.

Reege: "Think of the Stones up there on stage."
Rick: "Well, the problem is, I think... Ron Wood's on stage, I don't know if he was a founding member or not."

He knows one of the founders died and was replaced. It might be A.

He knows it isn't C or D, so he's basically got a 50-50 shot at this.

He remembers the name Brian Jones for some reason... he certainly founded something, but was it the Stones?

Rick: "But it's only money. A., Brian Jones."

Reege: "Final answer?"

Rick: "No, I- no, I'm just not sure enough."

He just can't bring up enough confidence to go for it, so he's going to stop.
Rick Grimes leaves the hot seat with $64,000.

If Rick had dredged up one more iota of certainty....

He would've had an eighth of a mill. A. Brian Jones was the right answer.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: So now you know why Regis asks "Final answer?" after each question. Each player has different thresholds as to when they're sure enough to go for it or when they just have to stop. If you had $32,000 on the line, you'd probably want to be at least 90% sure of the answer. Rick wasn't that sure, so he stopped.


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