Matt Marcotte

Put these musical acts in order according the number of members in each, starting with the fewest.

QQ29. Put these musical acts in order according the number of members in each, starting with the fewest.
A. Indigo Girls B. Backstreet Boys
C. The Police D. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): A-C-D-B
Matt's winning time: 3.41
Competitors: 5/9

It's time to play for the million again!

For $100:
1. What ingredients are combined to make mocha?

A. Sugar and spiceB. Strawberries and cream
C. Coffee and chocolateD. Pretzels and beer

Matt: "My sister is crazy about Starbucks' mocha Frappucino, which is made out of coffee and chocolate, C. That's my final answer."
Reege: <grimaces> "That's almost more than we wanted to know!"

But he's right! $100.

For $200:
2. If someone created your 'bust', which of the following would be included in the sculpture?

A. HeadB. Hand
C. ToesD. Belly button

Matt says A (less ceremoniously this time)...

He's right again! $200.

For $300:
3. What food did Goldilocks eat at the three bears' house?

A. Cheese gritsB. Ham and eggs
C. PorridgeD. Surf and turf

Matt picks C...

Correct for $300!

For $500:
4. What do you call a puppet controlled by strings?

A. HarveyB. Marionette
C. AndroidD. Mannequin

Matt's memories of puppet shows at school convince him that it's B...

Nailed it! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. In which of the following activities does the rip cord play a vital role?

A. Body surfingB. Cycling
C. SkydivingD. Bullfighting

Matt's acrophobic, so he wouldn't be needing a rip cord, since he says it's from Skydiving...

And Skydiving has just landed him a grand!

For $2000:
6. Who were Willy Wonka's helpers in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?

A. Oompa LoompasB. Munchkins
C. LemonheadsD. Gloops

Matt remembers the movie quite well, and he goes with A...

For his final answer.

Bingo! $2000.

For $4000:
7. According to the classic commercials, what stomach reliever goes 'plop, plop, fizz, fizz'?

A. Pepto-Bismol B. Tums
C. Rolaids D. Alka-Seltzer

Matt finishes the line: "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is."

Reege: "This guy's one of the greatest characters we ever had!"

Matt takes D...

To be his final answer.

And Matt will be relieved to learn he's just won $4000!

For $8000:
8. What river is Huck's escape route in the classic novel 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'?

A. ThamesB. St. Lawrence
C. MississippiD. Ganges

Matt selects C...

And that's his final answer.

Got another one! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. Which of the following cartoon characters did Bill Cosby create?

A. Fat AlbertB. Beavis
C. BullwinkleD. Hong Kong Phooey

Matt explains that as a kid, he always watched Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, and that Bill Cosby did the introduction to the show. So he'll pick A...

Reege: "I love your stories."

A is Matt's final answer.

And he keeps rolling along! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Which country hosted and won the 1998 men's soccer World Cup?

A. BrazilB. France
C. United StatesD. Germany

We've finally got him on this one. Matt doesn't follow soccer. (Then again, neither does 99% of the country.) He does, however, know one answer that's wrong, and is pretty sure about the other two. Just to be safe, he'll give this one to the bicycle-kicking audience.

A. Brazil - 32%B. France - 56%

C. United States - 10%D. Germany - 2%

The majority say France, but that isn't what Matt was thinking of. So he'll burn his 50:50 and see if that will help.

A. BrazilB. France


Now he's seems pretty sure. He'll say B...

Or will he? Now he's got second thoughts.

Sports was his one weakness in this game, and he doesn't think of France as being a star soccer team.

But he's gonna bite the bullet.

Matt: "B, France, is my FINAL ANSWER."

Reege: "God, I hope it's the right one!"

Well, no surprise that A and B were left.

They were the finalists in '98.

And the cup went to...

Matt's locked in $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. What is the official title of the ruler of Brunei?

A. ChiefB. King
C. SultanD. President

Matt: "The Sultan of Brunei is the world's wealthiest man. C is my final answer."

He wants to be an attorney, but he sounds like a Carpenter! <rimshot>

And he's got another one!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12.Which of these individuals is not a ballet dancer?

A. Igor StravinskyB. Vaslav Nijinsky
C. Rudolf NureyevD. Mikhail Barishnikov

Matt's sister took ballet, plus he took a European music course, and both cement his decision of A...

As his final answer.

Well, if he'd said D...

He would've lost 32 grand.

If he'd said C...

He would've lost 32 grand.

But since he said A...


Although we had a lapse of two contestants, this next right answer will mean we've had three players in three nights who have won at least a quarter million. Plus, he's still got one Lifeline to go.

For $250,000, or ONE QUARTER of a MILLION DOLLARS:
13. Which of the following colors is not the name of a sea?

A. RedB. White
C. CoralD. Topaz

Another tough one. He knows A and C are wrong, but he hasn't heard of the other two. Now's about a good time to call his phone-a-friend.

And it isn't Rosie. It's Steve, a college student who knows everything according to Matt. Well, he knew that Regis was one the line as soon as he picked up the phone. Here's the skinnified transcript:

    Steve: "Topaz. There's the Coral Sea right above Australia, the Red Sea of course is near Egypt, and the White Sea is right above Russia."
    Matt: "You're sure about the White Sea, Steve."
    Steve: "Yes."
    Matt: "You are absolutely, 100% sure."
    Steve: "Yes, it's like right above Russia and Finland."
    Matt: "I trust you, Steve."
    Steve: "Matt, I love you. I want a cut of this money."
    Matt: "I'm not making any promises!!" (Burp burp)

Reege: "Too bad he's gone, but let's throw him a couple of bucks, you know?"

Matt trusts Steve to the fullest, and he's going to take D...

And that's his final answer.

Some friend Matt's got.


So now, we've nailed the three $250K+ winners in three nights. Let's see if we can try for two half-million-or-more winners in consecutive nights!

For $500,000, or HALF A MILLION DOLLARS:
14. In the Edouard Manet painting, 'Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe," how many of the picnickers are nude?

A. OneB. Two
C. ThreeD. Four

Matt's seen the painting, but he's not going to take the chance at this point. He's stopping right here.
Matt Marcotte resigns as a quarter-millionaire.

He gets a free shot, and picks A...

D'oh. It was right. A. One was the answer.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Seemed to me he was pretty sure of it, but he almost seemed adamant about leaving with the quarter-mill. I talked to him a while ago, and he said he was 60% sure. On TV, he looked about 80% sure, and could've raised that percentage if he had just sat in the chair a couple more minutes. But in the end, there was 87% of his money on the line, so 60% certainty is not a really safe shot. Congrats, Matt, and thanks for being one of the more entertaining players on the show.

WINNINGS TO DATE: $2,927,000

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