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Bud Humphrey
Park Ridge, IL


Bud wants to start a band when he retires.

$500: Though it's now banned, in which of these competitions have participants often been known to hit opponents over the head with metal folding chairs?
A - Wimbledon
B - The Masters
C - WrestleMania
D - Scripps National Spelling Bee
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (WrestleMania)


$1000: Dubbed his "Annus Mirabilis," the year 1905 saw Albert Einstein publish 4 papers that set the stage for modern physics. Which of these concepts did he NOT address?
A - photoelectric effect
B - bed head
C - Brownian motion
D - special relativity
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (bed head)


$2000: Which of the following is a government ruled by the wealthy--NOT, as its name might imply, by a cartoon dog?
A - Droopyocracy
B - Snoopyocracy
C - Scoobyocracy
D - Plutocracy
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Plutocracy)


$3000: Used by some performers to calm stage fright, what fruit's high levels of potassium help it to act as a natural beta blocker for anxiety?
A - apple
B - banana
C - strawberry
D - watermelon

Bud could use one right now.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (banana)


$5000: Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, "Prairie Fires" by Caroline Fraser tells the story of what celebrated American author of YA novels?
A - Louisa May Alcott
B - Beverly Cleary
C - Judy Blume
D - Laura Ingalls Wilder
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Laura Ingalls Wilder)


$7000: Roughly translating to English as "Rest in peace," the abbreviation R.I.P. actually stands for what Latin phrase?
A - rex iuvant patrona
B - requiescat in pace
C - res ipsa publica
D - reductio infinitum prospice
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (requiescat in pace)


$10,000: Performed by the show's house band, The Roots, the opening theme song for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" features which set of repetitive lyrics?
A - "Hey, hey, hey, hey"
B - "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah"
C - "Doo, doo, doo, doo"
D - "Oh, oh, oh, oh"

Bud says he's a boring person who goes to bed early; he thinks the audience looks like late night folks.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 62%
B - 26%
C - 9%
D - 3%

Bud will go with the highly intelligent and socially aware audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A ("Hey, hey, hey, hey")

commercial break

Bud is a guitar player and the band he wants to start a thrashing surf band.

$20,000: Fittingly, United Airlies Flight 888 travels from San Francisco to what city about 12 hours away, where 8 is considered a lucky number?
A - Barcelona
B - New Delhi
C - Beijing
D - Dubai

Bud and his wife have a favorite Chinese restaurant and it has "8" in its name. Also Beijing is about 12 hours from San Francisco.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Beijing)


$30,000: Given that it's 160 feet wide, if something is truly the size of a football field (including its two 10-yard end zones), how many square feet is it?
A - 19,200 sq. ft.
B - 48,000 sq. ft.
C - 57,600 sq. ft.
D - 89,600 sq. ft.

Bud is going to try and do some shortcut math. He calculates the field is 100 yards, which is 300 feet, and multiplying that by 160 gives 48,000, then adding the two end zones would be 3200 more. He decides to use his 50:50 "to clear his head".
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & C

Bud realizes what he missed.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (57,600 sq. ft.)

commercial break

[NOTE: During the break a promo is played for next week's Celebrity Week.]

$50,000: In what part or parts of your body would you find your limbal rings?
A - brain
B - eyes
C - small intestine
D - knees

Bud doesn't think he doesn't have room in his eyes for rings, but it doesn't rule out that answer. He's also heard of a limbic region in the brain. Bud calls down Tom, his +1, for confidence. Tom thinks Bud is right on the eyes and he's watched enough football to know it's not that. He has also heard of the limbic system and feels pretty confident with that answer. Tom is 70% sure of his answer and Bud says Tom has fewer holes in his knowledge base. He goes with Tom.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (eyes)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY" (presented by the broadcast crew of Monday Night Football): Which of the following actors was never signed to a professional football team?
A - Dean Cain
B - Ed O'Neill
C - James Gandolfini
D - Carl Weathers
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (James Gandolfini)

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10K: ATA

30K: I don't know hoiw *long* it is. +1

50K: Never heard of them. *Not* brain's limbic system. 50/50. May walk


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Bud Humphrey
Park Ridge, IL


Bud wants to start a band when he retires.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$10,000: Performed by the show's house band, The Roots, the opening theme song for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" features which set of repetitive lyrics?
A - "Hey, hey, hey, hey"
B - "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah"
C - "Doo, doo, doo, doo"
D - "Oh, oh, oh, oh"

Bud says he's a boring person who goes to bed early; he thinks the audience looks like late night folks.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 62%
B - 26%
C - 9%
D - 3%

Bud will go with the highly intelligent and socially aware audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A ("Hey, hey, hey, hey")

I'd have to ATA also.

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