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Todd Kim, from Washington, D.C. was the first contestant to appear on Super Millionaire on February 22, 2004. He walked away with $500,000.

Super Millionaire Run

Fastest Finger Question

Fastest Finger Question
Put these reality TV series in order of their original U.S. debut, starting with the earliest.
• A: The Mole • B: The Real World
• C: Big Brother • D: The Bachelorette

From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Todd (with a time of 3.61 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Todd's Run to $10,000,000

$1,000 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
The national anthem of the United Kingdom is titled "God Save" what?
• A: The Flag • B: The Isles
• C: The Queen • D: Elton John
$2,000 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What business icon says "You're fired" at the end of each episode of the hit TV show "The Apprentice"?
• A: Oprah Winfrey • B: Bill Gates
• C: Rupert Murdoch • D: Donald Trump
$3,000 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Nabisco, "Twist, Lick and Dunk" is the proper way to enjoy what cookie?
• A: Chips Ahoy! • B: Nutter Butter
• C: Oreo • D: Fig Newton
$4,000 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What NFL team's mascots are named Edgar, Allan and Poe?
• A: San Francisco 49ers • B: New York Giants
• C: Baltimore Ravens • D: New Orleans Saints
$5,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these man-made structures is specifically designed to prevent flooding?
• A: Levee • B: Cornice
• C: Portico • D: Turret
$10,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Ronald Reagan's father gave him what nickname as a child?
• A: Brit • B: Swede
• C: Dutch • D: Turk
Todd seems to remember that he once heard Reagan being referred to as "Dutch", so he goes with C, and it's correct for $10,000.
$20,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Usually served cold, gazpacho is a traditional soup of what country?
• A: Poland • B: Spain
• C: Greece • D: France
$30,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2004, Britney Spears spent hours married to a man who shares his name with what "Seinfeld" actor?
• A: Jason Alexander • B: Michael Richards
• C: Jerry Stiller • D: Wayne Knight
$50,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
A sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet is called a what?
"50:50' lifeline used.
• A: Conundrum • B: Rebus
• C: Pangram • D: Eponym
$100,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What navigator disappeared along with Amelia Earhart in 1937?
"Ask the Audience" and "Phone-A-Friend" lifelines used.
• A: Fred Noonan • B: Wiley Post
• C: Floyd Bennett • D: Glenn Curtiss
Ask the Audience Results: A: 31% • B: 26% • C: 29% • D: 14%
Todd didn't know the answer, so he decided to ask the audience, which gave 31% for A, 29% for C, 26% for B and 14% for D. So, he decided to phone his friend and colleague Robert, who was fairly sure it was A. He went with him, and won $100,000.
$500,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The first condom commercial to air on network TV ran in 1991 during the broadcast of what TV series?
"Three Wise Men" and "Double Dip" lifelines used.
• A: Nurses • B: Anything But Love
• C: Herman's Head • D: Get A Life
Regis saying "condom" caused much hilarity for the audience. On a more serious note, Todd didn't know, so he decided to ask the Three Wise Men: Nancy Christy, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Anthony DeCurtis (who were also very surprised at the question). Nancy thought it was C, but that was just a best guess. So, Todd decided to use the Double Dip, answering D first, but it was wrong; then he went with C (which the audience had laughed at earlier), and got it right, winning $500,000.

REGIS: Final?

TODD: YES! Herman's Head, final!

REGIS: The man says Herman's Head... Nancy Christy was RIGHT! It's Herman's Head!!

TODD: WHOO!!

REGIS: HE'S JUST WON A HALF! MILLION! DOLLERS!! And we'll be right back!

  • text is small due to Regis' voice cracking at that point*
$1,000,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Neurologists believe that the brain's medial ventral prefrontal cortex is activated when you do what?
• A: Have a panic attack • B: Remember a name
• C: Get a joke • D: Listen to music
Todd didn't know, so he decided to walk away with $500,000. The correct answer was C: Get a joke.

Total Prize Money: $500,000

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Preceded by
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Super Millionaire contestants
Todd Kim
Succeeded by
Robert Essig
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