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Al Metz, a resident of Englewood, New Jersey, appeared on the November series of WWTBAM on November 18, 1999, and won $125,000 immediately after Tim Reilly won the same amount of money before Al took the Hot Seat. Here is Al's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following United Kingdom cities in order from the south to the north.
• A: Glasgow • B: Manchester
• C: Aberdeen • D: Oxford

From the 9 contestants, only Al (with a time of 7.30 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Al's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is not found on a standard bicycle?
• A: Air bag • B: Spoke
• C: Handlebar • D: Chain


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What item of clothing did Cinderella leave behind at the ball?
• A: Purse • B: Glove
• C: Glass slipper • D: Driver's license


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What body part is commonly referred to as the funny bone?
• A: Elbow • B: Shin
• C: Foot • D: Head


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the U.S.D.A., which of the following should you eat the least of?
• A: Vegetables • B: Breads and cereals
• C: Fruit • D: Fats, oils, and sweets


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What world-famous Pennsylvanian critter pokes its head out of his hole each Groundhog Day?
• A: Punxsutawney Phil • B: Reading Rupert
• C: Harrisburg Harry • D: Scranton Sammie


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following arcade games was introduced first?
• A: Pong • B: Tetris
• C: Pac-Man • D: Mortal Kombat


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Instead of going to school, where does the main character in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" spend his day?
• A: Denver • B: Ft. Lauderdale
• C: Milwaukee • D: Chicago


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
How often is the United States population census conducted?
• A: Every five years • B: Every ten years
• C: Every fifteen years • D: Every twenty years


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which author created the popular children's character Harry Potter?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: R.L. Stine - 11% • B: Beverly Cleary - 24%
• C: J.K. Rowling - 58% • D: Maurice Sendak - 7%
That was a bad waste of a lifeline; I knew the answer all along! I saw the finale of the Harry Potter movies, which was the Deathly Hallows, and during the title sequence, I saw J.K. Rowling's name under the "BASED ON THE NOVEL SERIES BY" section.


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these journalists was never a regular anchor on the television news program "60 Minutes"?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Steve Kroft • B: Dan Rather
• C: Walter Cronkite • D: Meredith Vieira
Having not watched the program, Al used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his brother-in-law, Jordan. He said the answer was C: Walter Cronkite, but that was just a guess. Eliminating Answers B and D, Al locked in Answer C and won $32,000.


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the official language of Brazil?
• A: Portuguese • B: French
• C: Spanish • D: English


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In November 1999, who was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive"?
• A: Matt Damon • B: Brad Pitt
• C: Denzel Washington • D: Richard Gere


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the collective name for a group of leopards?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Spot • B: Tribe
• C: Leap • D: Troop
Thinking that Answers B and C didn't sound like the right answer, Al walked away with $125,000. The answer was C: Leap; that was Al's free guess and he would've won $250,000.

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