What US Million Dollar Winner do you prefer? Nov 26, 2014 18:56:41 GMT -5
Post by Prizes on Nov 26, 2014 18:56:41 GMT -5
Not sure about the tougher part; it's a long running gag with those in computers about the moth, but I think his $500,000 question about the Exorcist/Captain Howdy was quite difficult; the others I find fairly simple, but with the disclosure that I usually know much more about trivia than the average Joe (not intended, still funny!). He did a heck of a job though, and cinching the top five as he did is insanity; nobody thought he'd get there; I sure didn't when it originally aired, thinking he'd stop around $125,000, $250,000. Still remember the date-I was watching with my mother by the fireplace, and I was convinced it was Roach, my mother's friend who called in, thought it was Japanese Beetle. I didn't think it was that because it was never (to my 7 year old memory) D, and a fly didn't seem large enough in body size to cause such a mess, relative to the other bugs.
If you tell me Captain Howdy, out of context for that time, I most likely am thinking of Penn Jilette's band by the same name. Zool is either an incorrect spelling of Zuul from Ghostbusters, or the title character and bundle title of Commodore's Amiga 1200. More specfically, this would be from Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension, which was made in response to Sega's Sonic new Sonic series, released the year prior. Azazel is from XMen as a supervillain. However, if you look at Damien, this is one of the nastiest trick answers I can recall. Damien was one of the many priests, who tries to get rid of the demon from Regan. It does help to remember in the book Legion (or, in the film, Exorcist III) he was possessed by the Gemini Killer, but still, you could easily mix the two up, you know?
Furthermore, while we didn't see it for obvious reasons, what appeared to be an absolute guess by Trela, he got the moth right. According to reports, he took just under an hour, 54 minutes to be exact, before deciding to go for A, Moth, alone. To deal with that much pressure, that long, to go for it, and be right? Wow. Top spot.
Nancy Christy is a close second mainly because finally we got a woman, and women winning big in game shows is underrepresented on the whole, which, you guys might not see it, but having a woman matters to me, and is empowering to not just me, but others, potentially. To show she can stick with, beat, and stand as high as the men, it's something we don't see enough.
There's also Kevin Smith who comes close, and is my bronze recipient, because of his quirkiness, with tales of his illicit drug use at what may have been a Woodstock-like event, his genuine love of the game, playing for socks, his steady minded approach, as evidenced by his question repeat request on the MDQ. There's also the amount of gall he took on $500,000; his PAF Jerry is 80% sure "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" was inscribed in the lobby of the Library of Congress. However, Kevin rejects that, going for the CIA, and is on his way to win the top prize.