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David Forman, a resident of Laurel, MD, appeared on the primetime version of WWTBAM twice; one in which he won $250,000 for himself, and another, during the Tournament of Champions, in which he won another $250k for his charity. His first appearance took place on February 24, 2000, and his TOC appearance took place on May 21, 2000. Here are both runthroughs of David Forman's combined total of $500,000.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Based on U.S. Census estimates, put these states in order of population, starting with the smallest.
• A: California • B: Delaware
• C: Georgia • D: Oregon

From the 9 contestants, 6 got it right, but David (with a time of 4.69 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's First Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
An aircraft's flight data recorder is often referred to as what?
• A: Strong box • B: Deposit box
• C: Black box • D: Bread box


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a Spanish word for "goodbye"?
• A: Adios • B: Au revoir
• C: Auf Weidersehen • D: Ciao


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What militia did the colonists form during the American Revolution?
• A: Musketeers • B: Minutemen
• C: Banditos • D: Avengers


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of the following places would you most likely find a Windsor knot?
• A: On your shoes • B: In your hair
• C: Around your finger • D: Around your neck


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What brand of soda's slogan is "twice the caffeine"?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mountain Dew - 11% • B: Dr. Pepper - 1%
• C: Jolt - 83% • D: Pepsi One - 5%


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the classic children's book "Peter Pan", what is the name of the Darling family dog?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: October • B: Nana
• C: Misty • D: Precious
While David had a guess, he used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his sister-in-law, Jean, who said the answer was B: Nana and that she was very sure. Following the advice brought David $2,000.


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes?
• A: John Landy • B: Frank Shorter
• C: Sebastian Coe • D: Roger Bannister


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these nations was previously known as Ceylon?
• A: Thailand • B: Burma
• C: Sri Lanka • D: Brunei


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1999 movie "Man on the Moon" takes its title from a 1992 song by what band?
• A: Smashing Pumpkins • B: R.E.M.
• C: Pearl Jam • D: Red Hot Chili Peppers


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which city was ruled by the Medici family during the Renaissance?
• A: Florence • B: Rome
• C: Naples • D: Milan


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played the original Darrin on the classic TV sitcom "Bewitched"?
• A: Dick Martin • B: Dick Sargent
• C: Dick York • D: Dick van Dyke


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
The "Gulf Stream" ends in what body of water?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: South Pacific • B: North Atlantic
• C: Black Sea • D: English Channel


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
On November 9, 1967, who appeared on the first cover of Rolling Stone magazine?
• A: John Lennon • B: Jimi Hendrix
• C: Joni Mitchell • D: Janis Joplin


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
The computer language "Ada" is name for what poet's daughter?
• A: Lord Byron • B: Walt Whitman
• C: T.S. Eliot • D: Emily Dickinson
Unsure of the answer, David walked away with a quarter million bucks. His free guess was A: Lord Byron, but if he played the question, he would've won a half million. The answer was indeed A: Lord Byron.