Kati Knudsen, a resident of Tigard, Oregon, appeared on the primetime version of WWTBAM on July 27 and July 30 of 2000. She was mostly famous for taking too long to answer the questions and losing $218,000 on her last appearance. Here is Kati's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following fashion models in order of their birth, starting with the most recent.
• A: Christie Brinkley • B: Kathy Ireland
• C: Lauren Hutton • D: Tyra Banks

From the 10 contestants, 4 got the right order, which was D-B-A-C, but Kati, with a time of 3.98 seconds, made it into the Hot Seat.

Kati's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A very tight budget is often described as what?
• A: Paper clip • B: Shoestring
• C: Rubber band • D: Allowance from Dad

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What two continents make up Eurasia?
• A: Europe and Africa • B: North America and Asia
• C: Europe and Asia • D: Fresno and Sheboygan

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, what part of a convertible car can be removed?
• A: Top • B: Seats
• C: Steering wheel • D: Tonsils

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The breakfast roll known as a croissant is traditionally what shape?
• A: Square • B: Crescent
• C: Star • D: Oblong

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
By what popular nickname were FBI agents known in the 1930s?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: G-men - 68% • B: Federales - 11%
• C: Nessmen - 13% • D: Hooverites - 8%

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these musical instruments is designed to be shaken in order to produce a sound?
• A: Bongos • B: Castanets
• C: Maracas • D: Piccolos

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a budgie?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Love seat • B: Scooter
• C: Rodent • D: Bird

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of Xena's female sidekick on the TV series, "Xena: Warrior Princess?"
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Gabrielle • B: Callisto
• C: Iolaus • D: Lucy
While not sure of the answer, Kati used her Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call one of her 5 options, Heather. She said the answer was A: Gabrielle right after the question was read. After locking in the answer, Kati won $8,000.

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Great Victoria Desert is located in the southern part of what country?
• A: Egypt • B: Australia
• C: Lebanon • D: India

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What John Travolta film was adapted from a published novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard?
• A: The General's Daughter • B: A Civil Action
• C: Battlefield Earth • D: Phenomenon

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which letter is used more often than any other in the written English language?
• A: A • B: T
• C: S • D: E

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
According to folklore, the Flying Dutchman is what kind of ghost?
• A: Pirate • B: Ship
• C: Treasure • D: King

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
The 18th, 19th and 20th U.S. presidents all hailed from what state?
• A: Ohio • B: Illinois
• C: Virginia • D: New York

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the most recent member of the United Nations?
• A: Andorra • B: Czech Republic
• C: Tonga • D: Palau
I think Regis contributed to the $218,000 loss because he didn't ask, "Final answer?" to Kati when she said, "I'm gonna go with Tonga." That made Kati change her mind slowly to D: Palau, which led to her leaving with $32,000.

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