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David Duchovny, from New York City, was the first celebrity contestant to ever play on WWTBAM. He did great up until the $500,000 question, where he lost and left with $32,000 for his charity, which was the East Harlem School in Exodus House, NYC. Here is David's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these TV curmudgeons in the order they first debuted, starting with the most recent.
• A: Ralph Kramden • B: Becker
• C: Louie DePalma • D: Lou Grant

From the 10 contestants, David (with a time of 6.02 seconds) correctly answered B-C-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
If you are inebriated, you have consumed too much what?
• A: Sugar • B: Alcohol
• C: Cholesterol • D: Pop-Tarts


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of animal appears before the opening credits of MGM movies?
• A: Lion • B: Donkey
• C: Chimpanzee • D: Chicken


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following toys is designed to hop up and down?
• A: Pogo stick • B: Stilts
• C: Roller skates • D: Slime


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following TV programs typically features an "anchorperson"?
• A: Days of Our Lives • B: When Animals Attack
• C: ABC World News Tonight • D: Soul Train


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these musicians was the lead singer for the group Miami Sound Machine?
• A: Jennifer Lopez • B: Jon Secada
• C: Marc Anthony • D: Gloria Estefan


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The period of Pablo Picasso's melancholy paintings, created between 1901 and 1904, is called what?
• A: Purple Period • B: Blue Period
• C: Rose Period • D: Dark Period


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Tom Hanks' Oscar acceptance speech for "Philadelphia" was the inspiration for what movie?
• A: The Opposite of Sex • B: Mr. Holland's Opus
• C: In and Out • D: Music of the Heart


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What one-word IBM slogan was created by its longtime president Thomas Watson, Sr.?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Think - 82% • B: Believe - 14%
• C: Study - 0% • D: Plastics - 4%


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What spice colors the rice in the traditional Spanish dish paella?
• A: Basil • B: Saffron
• C: Cilantro • D: Turmeric


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was first member of the original "Saturday Night Live" cast to leave the show?
• A: Bill Murray • B: Gilda Radner
• C: Chevy Chase • D: Garrett Morris


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Italian city is home to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or the "Duomo"?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Florence • B: Rome
• C: Venice • D: Siena
After thinking it through for a couple seconds, David used his Phone a Friend to call his wife, Téa Leoni. She said David was screwed; this possibly indicated she had no idea at all. Then, David used 50:50 to get $64,000 in his pocket.


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not one of the characters in the Broadway musical "Cats"?
• A: Skimbleshanks • B: Rum Tum Tugger
• C: Grizabella • D: Sassafras


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1983, Newsweek published a cover story about the supposed discovery of whose secret diaries?
• A: Joseph Stalin • B: Adolf Hitler
• C: Winston Churchill • D: Fidel Castro


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
"You be careful out among them English" is the last line from what film?
• A: Braveheart • B: The African Queen
• C: Dances With Wolves • D: Witness
With David Duchovny losing $218,000, he became the first celebrity to do so.