Ted Patchell

Ted, a computer catalog salesman, got into the hot seat by beating the other contestants in this question:

QQ8. Put the following James Bond movies in order of their release, from the earliest to the most recent.
A. The Spy Who Loved Me B. Live and Let Die
C. Moonraker D. The Man with the Golden Gun
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): B-D-A-C
Joel's winning time: 5.08
Competitors: 3/10

Let's watch Ted quest for the million!

For $100:
1. Which of the following condiments is also a well known style of Latin dance?

A. SalsaB. Mustard
C. RelishD. Mayonnaise

Ted picks A...

For his final answer.

And he's off to a good start! $100.

For $200:
2. If you're being blown around in 'The Windy City', where are you?

A. New OrleansB. Los Angeles
C. Washington, D.C.D. Chicago

Ted chooses D...

And that's his final answer.

Correct! $200.

For $300:
3. Which of these is another term for the human navel?

A. Shoulder bladeB. Windpipe
C. Belly buttonD. Pinky toe

Ted goes with C...

Which is his final answer.

He's got it! $300.

For $500:
4. The characters Pebbles and Bam Bam are on what classic animated television series?

A. SupermanB. The Flintstones
C. The JetsonsD. The Simpsons

Ted chooses B...

And that's his final answer.

It's a good one; he's got $500!

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. What does the 'S' stand for in the abbreviation for the pre-college exam known as the S.A.T.?

A. SeniorB. Sports
C. SpecialtyD. Scholastic

Ted selects D...

Yes, that's his final answer.

And he's just locked up a thousand dollars!

For $2000:
6. What color is the cover of the literary shortcut series, 'Cliffs Notes'?

A. Black and YellowB. Black and Red
C. Black and BlueD. Black and Magenta

Ted continues to guess immediately. He says it's A...

Which is his final answer.

Six down, nine to go! $2000!


For $4000:
7. Besides a cello and two violins, what instrument makes up a traditional string quartet?

A. Bass B. Viola
C. Harp D. Guitar

Ted goes with B...

For his final answer.

Right again! $4000!

For $8000:
8. What detective agency did Maddie Hayes and David Addison work for on 'Moonlighting'?

A. Your Private I'sB. Hayes & Addison
C. Luna Park D. Blue Moon

Apparently Ted hasn't seen the show, because he's going to throw this one to the once-perfect audience.

A. Your Private I's - 4%B. Hayes & Addison - 8%

C. Luna Park - 4%D. Blue Moon - 84%

Another overwhelming response from the audience.

And that's just what Ted was hoping for. Ted will concur and guess D...

And confirms that's his final answer.

The audience redeems itself! $8000!

For $16,000:
9. Which of the following items is not a type of rug?

A. WainscotingB. Navajo
C. DhurrieD. Kilim

Ted is familiar with this area of expertise - he worked in home furnishings.

Ted selects A...

Which is his final answer.

He's getting hot now! $16,000!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: This one is a lot harder than a middle-tier question, I think. As you read through the high-end questions given to other contestants, see if you don't agree.

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. After the vice president, who is next in the line of succession to the U.S. presidency?

A. Secretary of StateB. President Pro Tempore
C. Attorney GeneralD. Speaker of the House

Looks like Ted's civics classes are paying off. He chooses D...

For his final answer.

He's really confident it's D...

Because it's right!!

For $64,000:
11. What does 'i.e.' mean?

A. That isB. Therefore
C. In reference toD. About

Ted believes it's A...

But wait - he's not sure enough of the answer. He's going to was- I mean, use his 50:50.

A. That isOUT

C. In reference toOUT

Now he's sure of it. Ted picks A...

And that is his final answer.

He had a 50-50 shot at it...

Many people miss after a 50:50...

But Ted didn't!!

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Little bit of strategy for future contestants. First, if you think you're going to use the 50:50, DO NOT mention which answer(s) you're debating. Once you say "I think it's B," whether or not it's right, B will be left as a choice. The 50:50 will also endorse the highest-ranked wrong answer if used after an audience poll, or the answer your phone-a-friend gave.

Second, eschew using Lifelines on the $64,000 question. Remember: it's a freebie. You have nothing to lose if you miss. So if you have a hunch, go for it. Save the Lifelines for when there's money at stake. (However, if you're totally stumped on the $64K question, go ahead and get some help.)

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. What rapper's song 'Cop Killer' had to be dropped from his album due to pressure from police groups?

A. Dr. DreB. Chuck D
C. Ice-TD. Snoop Doggy Dogg

Ted sits and ponders, then settles on B...

And he quickly states that's his final answer.

I have a Dr. Demento tape from around that year.

And in the demented news segment...

There was a story about 'Cop Killer'...

Which was performed by...

C. Ice-T.
So Ted loses half his stake, and goes home with $32,000.

LOOGAROO LAMENTS: Not a particularly easy question. I think a lot of people could've gotten hung up on this one. I'm kinda surprised 2 Live Crew wasn't among the choices (a number of their songs were also banned). Anyway, I did know the answer, thanks to my fanhood to Dr. Demento back in 7th grade. : )


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