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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:45 pm 
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Lawrence Levy
Richmond Hill, NY
door-to-door salesman


$500: In early 2018, Donald Trump revealed that his re-election campaign slogan for 2020 would be what?
A - Keep America Great!
B - Keep South America Great!
C - Keep Miss America Great!
D - Keep America Ferrera Great!
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Keep America Great!)


$1000: A phrase popularized by a 1653 book on the pastime, what often-relaxing activity has been called "the contemplative man's recreation"?
A - drag racing
B - fishing
C - bungee jumping
D - MMA fighting
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (fishing)


$2000: Fittingly, what classic song by Rodgers and Hammerstein is featured in commercials for the genetic testing company, 23andMe?
A - Getting to Know You
B - Climb Ev'ry Mountain
C - Shall We Dance?
D - Oklahoma
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Getting to Know You)


$3000: In what's considered one of the biggest blunders of the dot-com boom, what early search engine famously turned down an offer to buy Google for $750,000 in 1999?
A - eBay
B - Excite
C - E-Trade
D - Etsy
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Excite)


$5000: Which of these people is the only one NOT to have at one point served as the U.S. Surgeon General?
A - David Sacher
B - Gregory House
C - C. Everett Koop
D - Jocelyn Elders
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Gregory House)


$7000: The main train depot in the cities of Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver and Portland, OR is in each case known by what name?
A - Independence Station
B - Centennial Station
C - Union Station
D - Liberty Station

Lawrence knows from watching lots of movies what the stations in Los Angeles and Chicago are called.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Union Station)

commercial break

Lawrence calls himself a virtual dinosaur, going through NYC ringing doorbells.

$10,000: A common ritual after a meal in Italy, the "passeggiata" is a traditional what?
A - prayer
B - nap
C - stroll
D - drink

This is the first question that Lawrence doesn't immediately know the answer to. He loves Italian meals. His daughter studied Italian and would know this.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (stroll)


$20,000: Of all the numbers from 1 to 100, which requires the most letters to depict in Roman numerals -- a total of 8?
A - 39
B - 48
C - 88
D - 99

Lawrence works through what the values of each are in Roman numerals. He thinks A and B have the same number of Roman numerals and 99 is an I before the C. He's not certain so he asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 13%
C - 62%
D - 3%

As he waits for the audience totals, something comes to Lawrence. That's what he was thinking.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (88)

commercial break

$30,000: The experimental and controversial medical fad known as parabiosis claims to slow or reverse the aging process through what method?
A - all citrus diet
B - 18 hours of sleep per day
C - exposure to extreme cold
D - blood transfusions from the young

Lawrence has heard of this and he's pretty confident that it's either C or D. He decides to use his +1, his son Matthew, who is good in science. He studies musical theater. Matthew looks at the word and focuses on "biosis" and relates it to ketosis, burning fat. He doesn't think it's C because if it were, the word "cryo" would be somewhere there. Lawrence says this is Matthew's tuition at risk.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (blood transfusions from the young)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": Mensa, an organization for people with high IQs, has a name that means "stupid" in what language?:
A - French
B - Italian
C - Spanish
D - Portugese
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Spanish)

commercial break

During the break Lawrence said that since he still has his 50:50 he's going to go all in.

$50,000: Which of these films' last line of spoken dialogue is "Heil Hitler"?
A - Schindler's List
B - Inglorious Basterds
C - Saving Private Ryan
D - The Pianist

Lawrence has seen all of these movies. One is definitely popping out to him. He knows it isn't Schindler's List because the last scene is in Israel with the survivors. He doesn't remember "The Pianist". The one that jumped out at him is B. He uses his 50:50 to see what is left.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A and D

That helps him because the one he knew the least is still there. He repeats what he remembered about Schindler's List. He's perplexed. He said he was going to go for it but now he's not sure. He goes with his instinct.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Schindler's List)
Lawrence wins $5,000.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:02 pm 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Lawrence Levy
Richmond Hill, NY
door-to-door salesman

I didn't think this was still an occupation. I wonder what he sells.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Of all the numbers from 1 to 100, which requires the most letters to depict in Roman numerals -- a total of 8?
A - 39
B - 48
C - 88
D - 99

Lawrence works through what the values of each are in Roman numerals. He thinks A and B have the same number of Roman numerals and 99 is an I before the C. He's not certain so he asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 13%
C - 62%
D - 3%

As he waits for the audience totals, something comes to Lawrence. That's what he was thinking.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (88)

He had C and L confused, but still figured it out. It's a pity he didn't hold off on his ATA because the answer came to him just before the results came up.

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$50,000: Which of these films' last line of spoken dialogue is "Heil Hitler"?
A - Schindler's List
B - Inglorious Basterds
C - Saving Private Ryan
D - The Pianist

Lawrence has seen all of these movies. One is definitely popping out to him. He knows it isn't Schindler's List because the last scene is in Israel with the survivors. He doesn't remember "The Pianist". The one that jumped out at him is B. He uses his 50:50 to see what is left.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A and D

That helps him because the one he knew the least is still there. He repeats what he remembered about Schindler's List. He's perplexed. He said he was going to go for it but now he's not sure. He goes with his instinct.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Schindler's List)

I would have used my ATA here because I didn't remember the ending of Schindler's List and I've never seen Inglorious Basterds.

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10K: I thought it was a drink & would have gone out here.

50K: If alive, 50/50.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:48 pm 
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Something weird happened with the telecast of this episode in Atlanta. The $10K and $20K questions were excised. The commercial break after the $7K question lasted 8 minutes (16 commercials). Then it resumed with the $30K episode.

Maybe the local station lost the feed and just had to fill the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:39 am 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$10,000: A common ritual after a meal in Italy, the "passeggiata" is a traditional what?
A - prayer
B - nap
C - stroll
D - drink

This is the first question that Lawrence doesn't immediately know the answer to. He loves Italian meals. His daughter studied Italian and would know this.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (stroll)
I wasn't familiar with this term, so I looked it up. The first 5 or 6 hits called it an "evening stroll" with no mention of a meal. One site, Fodors, even said this is a PRE-meal stroll.

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