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Jerry Halpin, a resident of Cypress, California, appeared on the primetime version of WWTBAM on February 13, 2000. His notoriety came when he used Rosie O'Donnell as a Phone-a-Friend. Rosie would later go on the show as a celebrity contestant to win $500,000 for her charity. Jerry's total winnings were $32,000. Here's Jerry's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following Jodie Foster films in the order of their first theatrical release, starting with the earliest.
• A: Silence of the Lambs • B: Taxi Driver
• C: Contact • D: Nell

From the 8 contestants, 2 got it right, but Jerry (with a time of 5.07 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-D-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jerry's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a popular expression, what does the squeaking wheel get?
• A: Grease • B: Gasoline
• C: Muffler • D: Shaft


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not considered part of the "Three R's" of basic primary education?
• A: Reading • B: Writing
• C: Rhyming • D: Arithmetic


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1990, what extravagant casino did Donald Trump open in Atlantic City, New Jersey?
• A: Trump Taj Mahal • B: Trump White House
• C: Trump Kremlin • D: Trump Eiffel Tower


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the literal translation of the German word "kindergarten"?
• A: House of books • B: Children's garden
• C: Sunny garden • D: Small relatives


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the scientific classification for the human species?
• A: Anthro humanus • B: Equus zebra
• C: Homo sapiens • D: Canis lupus


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which U.S. Department is housed primarily in the Pentagon?
• A: State • B: Transportation
• C: Education • D: Defense


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the name of a traditional pastry?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Lenin - 1% • B: Napoleon - 98%
• C: Mussolini - 1% • D: Franco - 0%


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which "Little Rascals" character did Eddie Murphy often spoof on "Saturday Night Live"?
• A: Spanky • B: Alfalfa
• C: Buckwheat • D: Froggy


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these bands is allegedly named after a dish made by the lead singer's great-grandmother?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Pearl Jam • B: Nirvana
• C: Meat Loaf • D: Sugar Ray


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Because of her divorce from Prince Charles, what title was taken from Britain's Diana?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Lady • B: Princess of Wales
• C: Her Royal Highness • D: Duchess of York
While not knowing the answer, Jerry used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call Rosie O'Donnell, a talk show host. She said the answer was C: Her Royal Highness and that she was 67% certain. That brought Jerry $32,000.


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The ancient city of Babylon lies in what modern country?
• A: Iran • B: Egypt
• C: Turkey • D: Iraq