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in addition to playing for $1 million, were also playing for a getaway package for someone special in their life, and one of those players is still going strong in his game. so from bay ridge, new york, let's welcome back dan pawson. [cheers and applause] dan? >> good to see you again. >> see you. [cheers and applause] welcome back, dan. yeah, we were playing getaway week where, you know, at $5,000, you could earn and win a getaway package for someone you love dearly, and you were playing for your mom. >> mm-hmm. >> someone who obviously means quite a lot to you. >> yes. >> and at the very least, us kids, we could give our mom a little getaway. >> it's--if that's the least we could do. >> but you're also now in the middle of a great game. you've taken care of mom; now it's about you. you're at $7,000. [cheers and applause] you're 8 questions away from the million. just 4 away from that next threshold of $50,000. and i know you have your eye on that $50,000. so are you ready to get back to it? >> i am ready. >> all right, 2 lifelines still remain-- "50/50" and your "plus one"--
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should you need them. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ loosen up. $10,000. okay, oh, some stretching. there you go. all right. >> we're good. >> don't pull a hammy. $10,000 question right here. which of these pairs of classic female friends would be known as cooper & lodge if they went by their last names instead of their first? >> i have... a guess. um... i'ma take my 50/50. >> final? >> final. >> okay, i'll take away two incorrect answers and see if your guess is still up there. c and d. is it up there? >> yes. >> okay. >> so if it's wrong, it's wrong, but i didn't really come here
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to win $10,000. so i'll go with betty and veronica, final answer. >> if it's wrong, it's wrong. but what if it's right? [cheers and applause] $10,000 is what if. [applause fades] you're gonna take some risks, i see here. that was-- >> that was only to 10. >> that was just to get to $10,000. what are you gonna do when we're getting up to $50,000? all right, chance to double your money, though, right here. chance at $20,000 if you answer this question correctly. [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ believed to be the only person in the world to have one, "new york times" editor will shortz holds a bachelor's degree in which of the following? >> so will shortz is the crossword editor. um... i think the first one is alien life, the--
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[mumbles] futurology. c is i don't-- it's something to do with animals, but i'm staring at a puzzle one with a crossword editor. i'm gonna go with it. d, enigmatology, final answer. >> it helped that you knew who he was. you got it right. [cheers and applause] $20,000. two more. two more questions to get to that $50,000. this is the next step. $30,000. [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ what landmark has a small apartment at the top-- recently opened to the public-- where its designer would often entertain famous guests? >> i don't think it's the washington monument, 'cause i don't think that was just recently opened. i've been to the washington monument. i've been in that little piece
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where you can look out on d.c. the designer of the statue of liberty's french. and i don't know that he came over here after that. boy, i'm not sure between big ben and the eiffel tower. um... >> still have 1 lifeline. >> yeah, um, that's-- do i save it? no, i'm gonna use it. i'm gonna ask larissa. >> okay, final? >> final. >> okay, let's bring your friend larissa up here. [cheers and applause] how you doing? welcome. >> good; how are you? >> hi. >> all right, larissa. >> okay, so-- >> any thoughts on this one? >> so i have to tell you that i have no actual knowledge of what the correct answer is. >> okay. >> um... but-- >> i guess i'm wondering if you've been to big ben or the eiffel tower. if big ben-- i mean, this--this could have be an idiotic thing. it's a clock tower. it obviously has clocks, bells,
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that sort of stuff. you wouldn't put an apartment right above that. so now that i say that-- [laughter] >> and when the question came up, the eiffel tower was my total shot in the dark maybe guess. but-- >> it has those levels. >> but i am so sorry if that misleads you. >> you don't have to be sorry. this is good, 'cause when you do dumb, risky things, it's good to have somebody there for moral support. >> well, you're at $20,000. >> yeah, but let's try to make it $30,000. d, eiffel tower, final answer. >> they just opened up an apartment atop the eiffel tower. you got it. [cheers and applause] all right, larissa, thank you. >> ha-ha. >> $30,000. >> it's a clock tower. >> well, you wanted to get to $50,000. that's what you're staring in the eye when we come back. [cheers and applause] fame sets the scene at planet hollywood resort & casino,
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[cheers and applause] >> welcome back to "who wants to be a millionaire." apparently dan pawson does, and he wants to do it really bad, because he's taken chances, taken some risks, and he's gotten up to $30,000. [cheers and applause] how far is he willing to push it, though? we're about to find out. because this next step is $50,000. it's the next threshold, and it's one you've been eyeing since you got here on this "millionaire" stage. so let's get right to it. >> let's do it. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ $50,000 is what this question is worth. in a "new yorker" article, ernest hemingway reveals to the writer that he once "lived with," "slept with,"
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and "got drunk with" "a close friend," who was a what? >> [laughs] what? [laughter] >> it's hemingway. >> it's hem--of course. uh... i'm not really sure where i'm going with this. >> i know you want to get to that $50,000. but let me just remind you, you are at $30,000. and that is yours to walk away with, should you choose. and now with an incorrect answer, you're giving back $25,000 and you leave with $5,000. no more lifelines. >> um... i'm going through books that i know hemingway's written. i don't-- i don't remember him being a big hunter. remember him being a fisher. none of that helps. um... i... i don't know. it just seems like a weird thing to take a one in four shot at.
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with nothing to go on, i don't think i can. >> all right. so what are you gonna do? >> i'm-- i'm gonna walk away. final answer. >> okay. [cheers and applause] congratulations. >> [groans] >> what do you think it was? >> [sighs] oh, man. um, i can't even guess between moose, bear, and tiger. >> it was a bear. c, a bear. but hey, you're walking out of here with $30,000, dan. way to go. nicely done. >> thank you. >> head on out. [cheers and applause] that's great: dan walking out of here with $30,000. congratulations. [cheers and applause] that was a good game, but i think we can do better. let's bring out our next contestant. from glastonbury, connecticut, please welcome rochelle ripley. [cheers and applause] rochelle, how you doing? >> i'm good. i'm good. let's do this. >> come on over here. [cheers and applause] rochelle, it's good to have you here. welcome to "millionaire." >> thank you. it's great to be here. >> are you ready to make some money today? >> i hope so.
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'cause i need you in this. >> yes. i'm here. >> let's do it. let me tell you what you're up against. 14 questions, the money values growing from $500 all the way to that $1 million. [cheers and applause] you have your three lifelines. you know what those are about. so let's jump into your game. >> sounds good. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ it all starts with your $500 question. which of these is not a dish you'd be likely to find on the menu of an italian restaurant? >> well... [laughs] hopefully not chicken pox. that's my choice. d, final answer. >> yeah, let's hope not. >> let's hope not. >> you are correct. [cheers and applause] $500. second question worth $1,000. stationed atop a volcano in hawaii, scientists involved in nasa's hi-seas project spend a year in isolation pretending they're what?
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>> well, i'm actually familiar with that project, and it's b, living on mars. final answer. >> yes, that is the project we were looking for. [cheers and applause] that got you to $1,000. this will get you to $2,000. where would you be most likely to take the popular over-the- counter medication dramamine? >> it's for motion sickness. on a cruise ship. a, final answer. >> just like that, three questions down. $2,000 in the bank. you're playing great. we're gonna take a quick time-out. >> that's good. >> back with more "millionaire" right after this. [cheers and applause]
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[cheers and applause] >> welcome back to "who wants to be a millionaire." i'm here with the lovely rochelle ripley who's just getting into her game. we're three questions into it, but you're playing very well so far. calm, cool, collected. and you have $2,000 in the bank. >> great. >> so far so good. so let's get back to it, and let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ $3,000 question, rochelle. which of these brand mascots first appeared in public in
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1933, famously making a delivery to the white house to celebrate the repeal of a certain amendment? >> mm-hmm. well, i don't know who manny, moe, and jack are anyway, so we're just gonna put them right off. 1933 was the prohibition-- the repeal of prohibition. so based on that, i'm gonna say that it was the budweiser clydesdale, and they came marching on to the lawn. a, final answer. >> that was the scene. you're right. [cheers and applause] $3,000. >> excellent, excellent. >> all right, chance to get to that threshold of $5,000 with this question. >> awesome. >> in 2016, what actress known for playing the sister on "roseanne" was nominated for emmys in three different acting categories?
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>> well, i was really looking forward to getting to this first threshold, 'cause then you can breathe. >> yes. little sigh of relief. >> and i watched a lot of "roseanne," 'cause i was often told that i lived a life sort of like roseanne. it's laurie metcalf. c, final answer. >> i don't know if that's a good thing. >> i don't know if it is either. [laughs] >> you got it. $5,000. >> that's great. that's great. whoo-hoo! [cheers and applause] >> i feel like you and i should swap some good stories. >> yeah, we could. >> you're at $5,000. that money is safe. you have all of your lifelines as we take a look at this $7,000 question. >> awesome. awesome. [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ >> though the names are the same, in which of the following pairs of cities does the first city have over four times the population of the second? >> well...
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i think i know what this answer is... because i'm familiar with both of the communities. "following pairs of cities" and the first time. um... why don't i poll the audience? >> use that lifeline? >> use that lifeline. final answer. >> okay. audience, rochelle could use some help here. if you would, pick up those keypads. enter your vote now. [percussive music] ♪ all right, rochelle, hopefully the audience can make this very clear for you. let's take a look at the results. well, not a huge majority. >> mm-mm. >> but 48% say columbus, ohio, and columbus, georgia. second was kansas city, kansas, and kansas city, missouri. >> i think it's portland, maine, and portland, oregon. >> that only got 16%. >> i'm aware of that. um...
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so i hate to use it this soon, but let's do the 50/50 just to be sure. final answer. >> okay. i'll take away two incorrect answers. you want to stay in the game. >> ah, well, that's a good thing i did that, huh? so 48 was c, columbus, ohio, and columbus, georgia. i'm gonna go with c, final answer. 'cause i wasn't sure to begin with. >> now you can thank the audience. >> thank you, audience. whoo! thank you, thank you, thank you. >> they got you to $7,000. hey, that's what those lifelines are there for. >> that's what they're there for. >> that's right. still in the game, and we're coming back to play more "millionaire" after this. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] megan doesn't know that coffee breaks down tooth enamel. thankfully she uses act® restoring™ mouthwash. it restores minerals to enamel for 40% stronger teeth. act®. smile strong.
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>> here's your question of the day. because the jewish faith defines a life as 70 years, some jews celebrate a second bar mitzvah at what age: 81, 83, 85, or 86? stay tuned for the answer.
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>> the answer to that question was 83. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ welcome back to "millionaire." we are here with rochelle ripley who's now up to $7,000. [cheers and applause] >> that's good. >> had to burn a couple of lifelines, but most importantly, you stayed in the game. that's what those lifelines are there for. you still have one more, your "plus one" is available as we try to get to that midway point to this $1 million. >> yes. >> are you ready to get back to it? >> very much so. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] $10,000 is what this is worth. in 2016, theresa may became the second female prime minister in what country's history, the last one having stepped down in 1990? >> she just got elected,
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and it's the united kingdom. final answer. >> making it look easy. making it look easy. [cheers and applause] yeah, margaret thatcher, of course, was the last. >> i like that. [cheers and applause] that's an awesome number. i like that. >> $10,000? >> yeah. >> five figures. >> yeah. >> well, 7 questions from now, $1 million will be in that bank. >> one at a time. >> you're halfway there. chance to double your money right here. $20,000 is what this is worth. [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ long before they became popular thanks to the gauge craze, chinese physiognomists have believed that prosperity comes to those with large what? >> well, i think i'm gonna call on my plus one, and she's probably hating that at the moment. [laughter] >> who's your plus one? >> joyce st. germaine. >> a friend of yours? >> yes. >> all right, final? >> final answer. >> okay, joyce, come on down. [cheers and applause] joyce, nice to meet you.
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welcome. all right. >> okay. >> are you hating her for calling you down? >> no, just cringing a little bit. >> it's only $20,000. >> yeah, right. >> not much. >> no pressure. >> yeah. >> now, i know earlobes in chinese medicine have something to do with the state of your health, the size of the earlobes. so... i know a little bit about palm reading, and there are lines in it and markings in it that have to do with prosperity, but i don't think the size of it does, so i'm--i'd be taking a stab at earlobes be my best guess. >> what's sticking me is the "gauge craze" 'cause that's not a term i'm familiar with. i don't know if you've heard that at all. >> no, i'm just kind of reading that that it has to do with measurement of something. >> yeah, right. >> so, rochelle, you are at $10,000. >> yeah. >> you're holding your last lifeline. >> yes, i am. [laughter] >> your security blanket. um, so no more lifelines. you're at $10,000.
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the chance to double your money here. you can always walk away with $10,000, and at this point, you're risking half your money-- give away $5,000 to leave with $5,000. >> what do you think? >> i mean, i love the expression "no guts, no glory," but i also don't want to be stupid with your money or careless with your money. it's just a gut feeling, and i don't know if gut feeling is enough. >> yeah. well, i have the same gut feeling, but i don't think i'm gonna take the risk, 'cause $10,000 is a lot of money, and it'll do some good for my family and i'm gonna take the $10,000 and i'm gonna walk. final answer. >> final. congratulations. [cheers and applause] >> i have a feeling it's the right answer, though. yeah. >> joyce was right. it was earlobes. >> yeah. >> but you are walking away with $10,000. so congratulations. that's awesome. joyce, it was a pleasure to meet you as well. thank you for watching "millionaire." for everybody who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [cheers and applause]
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