Allan Chernov, a medical director for a health plan from Irving, Texas, was a contestant on season 2 of the U.S. version of the show on April 15, 2001. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger Question

Fastest Finger Question
Put these movies in order of their first theatrical release, starting with the earliest.
• A: Tango and cash • B: Guys and Dolls
• C: State and Main • D: Harold and Maude

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Allan (with a time of 5.46 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Allan's Run to the Million

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A particularly easy or comfortable life is sometimes described as "a bed of" what?
• A: Nails • B: Balloons
• C: Roses • D: Termites
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
To which of the following people would you go if you needed a haircut?
• A: Blacksmith • B: Barber
• C: Masseuse • D: Tree surgeon
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a common phrase, an utterly boring movie is "a real" what?
• A: Sneezer • B: Hacker
• C: Yawner • D: Oscar winner
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
If a pauper suddenly becomes wealthy, it is said he has "gone from" what wo what?
• A: Trash to cash • B: Dust to diamonds
• C: Cans to cars • D: Rags to riches
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
The title of the TV series "Eight Is Enough" refers to the number of what in the Bradford family?
• A: Kids • B: Cars
• C: Pets • D: Houses
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of a common piece of laboratory equipment used to heat solutions?
• A: Belgian burner • B: Bunsen burner
• C: Bright burner • D: Bolton burner
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
During what war did the U.S. Rough Riders fight and win the Battle of San Juan Hill?
• A: American Civil War • B: War of 1812
• C: Spanish-American War • D: French and Indian War
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The "meninges" encase what organ of the human body?
• A: Brain • B: Liver
• C: Heart • D: Kidneys
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What celebrity tells a fairy tale in a current ad for Charles Schwab investment services?
• A: Chris Rock • B: Elizabeth Taylor
• C: Richard Hatch • D: Sarah Ferguson
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The Italian pasta named "orecchiette" means what in English?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Little toes - 17% • B: Little noses - 16%
• C: Little ears - 50% • D: Little tongues - 17%
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
"This isn't a hospital, it's an insane asylum," is a line from what movie?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Dr. T and the Women • B: Bringing Out the Dead
• C: M*A*S*H • D: Patch Adams
Allan was not sure, so he decided to call his friend and big movie fan Tom, who believed it was Patch Adams. He decided to go with him, but got it wrong, as the correct answer was C: M*A*S*H.


Preceded by
Sam Wolfe
U.S. Contestant (Season 2)
Allan Chernov
Succeeded by
Bernie Cullen