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Matt Marcotte, a resident of the Big Apple, appeared in the WWTBAM primetime show on November 20, 1999, which was the night after John Carpenter became the first millionaire on the show. Matt was famous for winning $250,000 and using his lifelines wisely. Here is Matt's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these musical acts in order according the number of members in each, starting with the fewest.
• A: Indigo Girls • B: Backstreet Boys
• C: The Police • D: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Matt answered correcly A-C-D-B in 3.41 seconds and was one of 5 who got the right answer, therefore, making it into the Hot Seat.

Matt's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What ingredients are combined to make mocha?
• A: Sugar and spice • B: Strawberries and cream
• C: Coffee and chocolate • D: Pretzels and beer


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If someone created your 'bust', which of the following would be included in the sculpture?
• A: Head • B: Hand
• C: Toes • D: Belly button


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What food did Goldilocks eat at the three bears' house?
• A: Cheese grits • B: Ham and eggs
• C: Porridge • D: Surf and turf


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What do you call a puppet controlled by strings?
• A: Harvey • B: Marionette
• C: Android • D: Mannequin


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of the following activities does the rip cord play a vital role?
• A: Body surfing • B: Cycling
• C: Skydiving • D: Bullfighting


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who were Willy Wonka's helpers in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?
• A: Oompa Loompas • B: Munchkins
• C: Lemonheads • D: Gloops


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the classic commercials, what stomach reliever goes 'plop, plop, fizz, fizz'?
• A: Pepto-Bismol • B: Tums
• C: Rolaids • D: Alka-Seltzer


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What river is Huck's escape route in the classic novel 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'?
• A: Thames • B: St. Lawrence
• C: Mississippi • D: Ganges


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following cartoon characters did Bill Cosby create?
• A: Fat Albert • B: Beavis
• C: Bullwinkle • D: Hong Kong Phooey


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which country hosted and won the 1998 men's soccer World Cup?
'Ask the Audience' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Brazil - 32% • B: France - 56%
• C: United States - 10% • D: Germany - 2%


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the official title of the ruler of Brunei?
• A: Chief • B: King
• C: Sultan • D: President


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these individuals is not a ballet dancer?
• A: Igor Stravinsky • B: Vaslav Nijinsky
• C: Rudolf Nureyev • D: Mikhail Barishnikov


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following colors is not the name of a sea?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Red • B: White
• C: Coral • D: Topaz
As Matt had no clue of what the answer was, he used his Phone a Friend lifeline to call future Millionaire contestant, Steve Perry, who would later win $500,000 2 years from November 20, 1999. Anyways, Steve said the answer was D: Topaz and that he was 100% certain. Happy with the advice, Matt followed it and won $250,000.


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Edouard Manet painting, 'Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe," how many of the picnickers are nude?
• A: One • B: Two
• C: Three • D: Four
Even though Matt thought he knew the answer, he didn't want to risk $218,000, so he walked away with $250,000. The right answer was A: One, which was Matt's all-along gut.

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