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Tom Colletta, a resident of Edison, New Jersey, appeared on the August primetime series of WWTBAM and won $1,000 after losing $7,000 on Question #9. His appearance took place on August 22, 1999. Here is Tom's walkthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these television series in order from the longest-running to the shortest-running.
• A: Dallas • B: Saturday Night Live
• C: Meet the Press • D: 60 Minutes

From the 9 contestants, 2 got it right, but Tom (with a time of 6.35 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Tom's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these terms refers to a male housecat?
• A: Tom • B: Dick
• C: Harry • D: Al


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is not considered a dairy product?
• A: Cottage cheese • B: Muffin
• C: Milk • D: Yogurt


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
On what TV show would you find the character Fox Mulder?
• A: Spin City • B: Just Shoot Me
• C: The Sopranos • D: The X-Files


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What body part of Evander Holyfield did boxer Mike Tyson bite off in 1997?
• A: Finger • B: Ear
• C: Toe • D: Nose


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the commander of the confederate forces during the Civil War?
• A: Ulysses S. Grant • B: Robert E. Lee
• C: Winfield Scott • D: John J. Pershing


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following calls itself the "Show-Me State"?
• A: Minnesota • B: Montana
• C: Mississippi • D: Missouri


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Sarah Ferguson is the spokesperson for which of the following?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Jenny Craig - 6% • B: Weight Watchers - 86%
• C: Lean Cuisine - 5% • D: Overeaters Anonymous - 3%


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these abbreviations represents the computer storage capacity known as one thousand bytes?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: ROM • B: KB
• C: RAM • D: MB
Unsure of the answer, Tom used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his friend, Dennis, who said the answer was B: KB. Having said "final answer" to Answer B, Tom won $8k.


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these appears on the reverse of a 20 dollar bill?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Lincoln Memorial • B: U.S. Capitol
• C: White House • D: U.S. Treasury