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Ted Patchell, a computer catalog salesman from Somerdale, New Jersey, was a contestant on the U.S. version of the show on November 9-10, 1999. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $125,000 question.


Fastest Finger Question

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following James Bond movies in order of their release, from the earlies to the most recent.
• A: The Spy Who Loved Me • B: Live and Let Die
• C: Moonraker • D: The Man with the Golden Gun

From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Ted (with a time of 5.08 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ted's Run to the Million

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following condiments is also a well known style of Latin dance?
• A: Salsa • B: Mustard
• C: Relish • D: Mayonnaise
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If you're being blown around in 'The Windy City,' where are you?
• A: New Orleans • B: Los Angeles
• C: Washington, D.C. • D: Chicago
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is another term for the human navel?
• A: Shoulder blade • B: Windpipe
• C: Belly button • D: Pinky toe
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The characters Pebbles and Bam Bam are on what classic animated television series?
• A: Superman • B: The Flintstones
• C: The Jetsons • D: The Simpsons
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the 'S' stand for in the abbreviation for the pre-college examn known as the S.A.T.?
• A: Senior • B: Sports
• C: Specialty • D: Scholastic
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What color is the cover of the literary shortcut series, 'Cliffs Notes'?
• A: Black and Yellow • B: Black and Red
• C: Black and Blue • D: Black and Magenta
The klaxon called time and Ted would return on $2,000 with all 3 lifelines still available.
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Besides a cello and two violins, what instrument makes up a traditional string quartet?
• A: Bass • B: Viola
• C: Harp • D: Guitar
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What detective agency did Maddie Hayes and David Addison work for on 'Moonlighting'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Your Private I's • B: Hayes & Addison
• C: Luna Park • D: Blue Moon
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 8% • C: 4% • D: 84%
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following items is not a type of rug?
• A: Wainscoting • B: Navajo
• C: Dhurrie • D: Kilim
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
After the vice president, who is next in the line of succession to the U.S. presidency?
• A: Secretary of State • B: President Pro Tempore
• C: Attorney General • D: Speaker of the House
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What does 'i.e.' mean?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: That is • B: Therefore
• C: In reference to • D: About
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What rapper's song 'Cop Killer' had to be dropped from his album due to pressure from police groups?
• A: Dr. Dre • B: Chuck D
• C: Ice-T • D: Snoop Doggy Dogg
Total Prize Money: $32,000


Preceded by
Joel Winkelsas
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Ted Patchell
Succeeded by
Clark Hantzmon