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Neil Larrimore, a resident from Plymouth Meeting, PA, appeared on the last show of the November series of the primetime WWTBAM, which was on November 24, 1999. He was well-known for winning $250,000 during that last episode, but he was invited back on May 23, 2000 to play in the Tournament of Champions. He won $64,000 for his charity during his second appearance on the show. First, I'll show you Neil's run to $250,000, and then I'll show you his run to $64,000 during the Tournament of Champions. Here they are.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following TV news personalities in order of their birth, starting with the oldest.
• A: Bryant Gumbel • B: Barbara Walters
• C: Matt Lauer • D: Ted Koppel

From the 10 contestants, 3 got the right order, which was B-D-A-C, but Neil, with a time of 5.96 seconds, made it into the Hot Seat.

Neil's First Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Hans Christian Andersen's tale, the 'new clothes' the Emperor wore in the parade were made from what?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Lycra - 1% • B: Silk - 19%
• C: Nothing at all - 63% • D: Gold - 17%


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What mechanical 'animal' did John Travolta ride in the movie 'Urban Cowboy'?
• A: Bull • B: Elephant
• C: Pony • D: Frog


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In a standard game of golf, what piece of equipment is officially used to hit the ball?
• A: Mallet • B: Foot
• C: Wicket • D: Club


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these industries existed before 1850?
• A: Airline • B: Television broadcasting
• C: Coal mining • D: Radio broadcasting


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which one of the following types of triangles has three equal sides?
• A: Scalene • B: Isosceles
• C: Acute • D: Equilateral


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these musical instruments is not in the brass family?
• A: Trombone • B: French horn
• C: Cornet • D: Clarinet


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What animated TV show began as a series of vignettes on 'The Tracey Ullman Show'?
• A: South Park • B: King of the Hill
• C: The Simpsons • D: The Jetsons


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the score of a perfect bowling game?
• A: 100 • B: 150
• C: 200 • D: 300


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
How often does the Earth complete one full rotation on its axis?
• A: Every day • B: Every week
• C: Every six months • D: Every year


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In terms of land area, what is the largest state in the U.S.?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Colorado • B: Texas
• C: Alaska • D: California
Unsure of the answer, Neil used his Phone a Friend lifeline to call Darryl, his radio cohost. He said the answer was B: Texas, but wasn't completely sure. Not going with Darryl's advice, Neil said his gut, which was C: Alaska, as his final answer and won $32k.


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, if you are a viticulturist, which of the following would you grow?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Grapes • B: Oranges
• C: Olives • D: Figs


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the only U.S. president never to marry?
• A: Franklin Pierce • B: Chester A. Arthur
• C: James Buchanan • D: James Polk


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What character in Greek mythology was condemned to continuously roll a heavy stone up a hill?
• A: Hercules • B: Sisyphus
• C: Prometheus • D: Apollo


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following actors has never portrayed Jesus in the movies?
• A: Max von Sydow • B: Willem Dafoe
• C: Jeffrey Hunter • D: Charlton Heston
Immediately eliminating B: Willem Dafoe, he had no clue who Max von Sydow or Jeffrey Hunter were. He also said that Charlton Heston played Jesus "at some point during his long career of bible-thumpers." Not wanting to risk $218,000, Neil took the $250,000 and ran. The answer was, to Neil's surprise, D: Charlton Heston. Coming up next is Neil's second run to the $1 million.

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