Tim Reilly

Finally, our first Tim on the show! Tim is a computer programmer, who made it to the main game by way of this question:

QQ24. Put these U.S. senators in the geographic order of the state they represent, from west to east.
A. Phil GrammB. Daniel Inouye
C. Ted Kennedy D. Dianne Feinstein
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): B-D-A-C
Tim's winning time: 5.24
Competitors: 6/10

All right, Tim, make us proud!

For $100:
1. If you churn cream, which of the following dairy products is produced?

A. SoupB. Butter
C. LactaidD. Cheez Whiz

Tim chooses B...

And it's right! $100.

For $200:
2. How many spaces are there on a typical tic-tac-toe board?

A. 6B. 7
C. 8D. 9

Tim goes with D...

Correct! $200.

For $300:
3. What does 'JAG', the acronym for the military's legal branch, stand for?

A. Judge Advocate GeneralB. Jail All GIs
C. Just Ask GodD. Jump And Grasp
Tim selects A...

He's right again! $300.

For $500:
4. In the American Civil War, what was the most common color of a Union soldier's uniform?

A. BlueB. Black
C. GreenD. Hot Pink
Tim's going with A...

Four in a row! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Michael Jordan used to play for what professional basketball team?

A. Toronto RaptorsB. Milwaukee Bucks
C. New York KnicksD. Chicago Bulls

Tim picks D...

And he's just locked up a thousand dollars!

For $2000:
6. What rank was Peter Seller's bumbling French policeman, 'Clouseau'?

A. CaptainB. Inspector
C. PrivateD. Sergeant

Tim chooses B...

And that's his final answer.

He's got another one! $2000!

For $4000:
7. Actor Clint Eastwood was once the mayor of what seaside California town?

A. Mendocino B. Santa Cruz
C. Carmel D. Santa Barbara

After staring at the answers for a while, he settles on C...

Which will be his final answer.

It's a good one; he's won $4000!

For $8000:
8. What composer of 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' is known as the 'March King'?

A. John Phillip SousaB. Mitch Miller
C. John WilliamsD. Aaron Copland

Tim quickly answers A...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he nailed it! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. What was the name of the plane Charles Lindbergh flew on the first solo, non-stop, transatlantic flight?

A. Spirit of '76B. Spirit of St. Louis
C. Spirit of AmericaD. Spirit of Chicago

Tim chooses B...

For his final answer.

And Tim keeps rolling along! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. What presidential candidate ran for office with Geraldine Ferraro as his vice presidential running mate?

A. Joseph BidenB. Michael Dukakis
C. Mario CuomoD. Walter Mondale

It doesn't look like Tim's going to sandbag this one. Instead, he'll pose this question to the nearly-flawless audience.

A. Joseph Biden - 1%B. Michael Dukakis - 35%

C. Mario Cuomo - 4%D. Walter Mondale - 60%

It's not a truly overwhelming majority, but D was Tim's hunch as well. He selects D...

And that's his final answer.

I was young during this election.

But I remember reading in one of my social studies books...

How Ferraro was the first woman to be a running mate...

With Walter Mondale!
Tim wins $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. What everyday product took its name from the founder of antiseptic surgery?

A. VisineB. Bactine
C. ListerineD. Mercurochrome

Even though it's a freebie, Tim decides to use a Lifeline and call his mother Marie, who was once a nurse. Here's the transcript after the obligatory stuff.

    Marie: "Listerine, Listerine."
    Tim: "You're sure of that, right?"
    Marie: "I'm positive."
    Tim: "OK, so nursing school paid off then, right?"
    Marie: "Yes."
    Tim: "OK, thanks a lot."
    Marie: "Good luck, honey!"
    Tim: "Thank you."
    Marie: "Bye bye." (Hang up with 11 seconds left)

Aww, how sweet.

Well, Mom gave a ringing endorsement for C, so that's how he'll guess. Tim chooses C...

Which is his final answer.

A lesson to everybody...

Always trust your mother!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. What state contains the easternmost point in the contiguous U.S.?

A. FloridaB. Maine
C. MassachusettsD. North Carolina

Tim seems sure of this one. He says it's B...

Yes, that's his final answer.

Will we follow up our last contestant...

With another six-digit prize?

Yes we will!!

There have never been two consecutive quarter-millionaires. Our last attempt, with John Lamantia, went down in flames when the 13th question sapped all three Lifelines. Will Tim make history here?

For $250,000, or ONE QUARTER of a MILLION DOLLARS:
13. What impressionist painter's style of dot-like brush strokes was considered scandalous in his time?

A. Georges SeuratB. Claude Monet
C. Salvador DaliD. Edvard Munch

Immediately, Tim whips out his 50:50.

A. Georges SeuratB. Claude Monet


The only painter he recognizes of the two is Monet, and attempts at remembering his works are not working. So Tim will do the safe thing and stop.
Tim Reilly calls it quits at $125,000.

The correct answer was A. Georges Seurat.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Is it just me, or does Monet get a lot of exposure on this show? A large number of art questions have him as a choice. If such were the case, the best thing to do is to avoid picking an answer that you know shows up on a lot of questions, mostly because if it were the right answer, it wouldn't be showing up in other questions of the same subject.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $1,519,000

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