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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Season 1 Episode 101

This episode’s returning contestant is Eric Lillienthal, who left off at the $32,000 question with two lifelines left. He uses both his remaining lifelines, Phone-a-Friend first, to figure out what talk show host was a VH1 VJ (Rosie O’Donnell). Eric’s friend says Queen Latifah is a little too obvious and guesses Ricki Lake, which was taken away by the 50:50. Rosie O’Donnell and Queen Latifah are left. He goes with the Queen, but misses. He loses $15,000, reducing him to $1,000. Next in the hot seat is David Goodman. He wins $500,000 without using a single lifeline. On his $1,000,000 question about where Paddington Bear was originally from (Peru), instead of pulling another John Carpenter move, David toyed with the audience by using all 3 lifelines although he specifically said after using the 50:50 that he got it. The lifeline left Peru and Iceland. He then asks the audience. 57% say Peru, 42% said Iceland, and 1% voted for an eliminated answer! He then uses his last lifeline and calls

Episode Title: Episode 118

Air Date: 2000-07-11