hey, everybody, welcome to instant millionaire week on "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] you know, sometimes it can take years to get a chance to play for $1 million on this show, but this week we filled some of the finest hotels in las vegas with qualified contestants. they've passed the test, met the eligibility requirements, and all they're waiting for is a knock on the door. we're going to try to make someone an instant millionaire today. this is gonna be fun. so today, we're starting with caesars palace, where you will find the newest luxurious rooms on the las vegas strip. just a moment ago, we let our next contestant know that they were going to be on the show by knocking on their hotel room door. this is a look. and there she is. >> oh, my gosh. >> that is mary gunnell from provo, utah, a stay-at-home mom with six kids between the ages of 18 months and 13 years old. they're just a little excited.
beautiful family. she'd love to take that family to china with her winnings. all right, mary, let's go. she's got to get to this stage right now. [cheers and applause] here she comes. ladies and gentlemen, welcome mary gunnell. how you doing? >> hello! oh, i am great. i can't believe i'm here. this is so exciting. it's surreal that i'm here right now. >> we knocked on your door, and now you're standing here on the "millionaire" stage. >> wow. >> two things: how shocked are you? and then, two, how excited were you to leave six children and get away from that hotel room? >> you know, my kids are the best thing in my life, so i've-- i hope i win $1 million for them. >> be honest. when was the last time you slept? >> you don't want to know the answer to that question. last night was really rough. but...but, you know, they're worth it. >> and on a serious note, you have really defied all of the odds, just to have those children and to be here on this stage. >> yeah, so, when i was 20 years
old, i was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and it was hypersecreting all these hormones, and they told me that it would probably be a really big risk for me to ever have kids. but it was like a medical miracle. and the tumor's gone, and here i am six kids later and... >> that's incredible. >> i know. [cheers and applause] >> well, if we can make anybody and instant millionaire, i'd love for it to happen to you right here today. and let me tell you how we're gonna do it. you're about to face 14 questions. the money values growing from $500 all the way up to that $1 million. >> yeah! [cheers and applause] >> every question you answer correctly moves you one step closer to that top prize. remember, at any time you can walk away with the money you've earned up to that point. if you give me an incorrect answer, you walk away with nothing until you get to those thresholds. there's two of 'em: $5,000, then again at $50,000. you also have those three lifelines. the audience can help you out with a question. "50/50": i take away two incorrect answers. and you also have your "plus one." who's with you today? >> i have my brother-in-law brad with me, so...yeah. [cheers and applause]
>> how you doing, brad? >> scored perfect on the sat without even trying. >> oh, wow, so that's a great "plus one." >> yes. >> and you didn't have to babysit today. you're here, so... >> that's right. >> it's a win-win for you. all right, you ready to go? >> yes. >> let's make you an instant millionaire right now. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] >> all right. >> all right, mary, good luck. it all starts with your $500 question. which of the following are not powered by radioactive decay processes triggered by induced nuclear fission? >> all right, well, i know that all these nuclear power plants, submarines, bombs, those are real energetic things. my family is very energetic too, but we're not powered by nuclear fission. so we'll go with d. final answer. >> you're on the board with $500. there you go. >> all right. >> well done.
$1,000 question. designed "to give you an easy creative boost," the app hipstersound plays ambient noise to simulate working where? >> okay, i--with my brain tumor, i've had mris, and that is the most unpleasant--it's like a jackhammer in your ears. >> right. >> so, no one would choose that sound. creative boost...same with construction site and-- it's gotta be coffee shop. b, final answer. >> that's what those hipster kids like. you're right, $1,000. >> all right. [applause] >> chance to double your money. $2,000 question. according to "the science of good food," a pint of what "premium" treat can weigh the same as two pints of a cheaper brand because it contains less air?
>> our family loves ice cream. sometimes we eat it on sundays and call it sunday dinner. so, i know you buy ice cream in pints. and there's definitely scaling brands. you don't want to hear about our grocery bills. so... >> i can only imagine. >> i'm gonna go with c, ice cream, final answer. >> yes, and i will be at your house sunday. you got it, $2,000. >> all right. [applause] >> you're at $2,000. is that even close to a grocery bill for a family of six kids? >> you know, i do all the monthly bills, and $2,000 is maybe a month. >> right, that's a lot. >> it's rough. >> a lot of mouths to feed. >> it's rough, so i need more than $2,000. >> yeah, let's keep going. >> we need a lot more than $2,000. >> $3,000 question. honoring the instrument famously played by charlie parker, bill clinton, and lisa simpson, november 6th is what
unofficial holiday? >> okay, my dad plays saxophone. so it's gotta be b, saxophone day. final answer. >> saxophone day it is. that's right. >> all right. [cheers and applause] >> $3,000. >> whoo. >> next question worth $5,000. it's also the first threshold you can get to. so let's take this step right here. despite being known as "the underground," what city's public transit system is actually only 45% underground? >> i'm thinking that it's london. i actually... that's the only underground public transit that i've been on, of the three. i'm pretty confident in it. so i'm gonna go with c. final answer.
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>> if you look at that selfie, there's room for two more kids. >> you know what? >> you could just--you guys-- >> we're still trying. we're trying--we want more. >> and after that, once you get to the point where you can't selfie anymore, you got to stop. so eight kids, i think, is the limit--that's it. that's beautiful. what an incredible family. >> thanks. >> i'm glad you're here. [applause] and now you're at $5,000. you can only add to that. so let's get back to your game. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." >> all right. [dramatic musical flourish] >> $7,000 question is next. overall, approximately 1.3 million american soldiers have died in wars, with about half of those casualties coming from what one single conflict? >> wow. you know, initially, i want to say world war ii. pretty sure it wasn't the civil war.
let's try our "50/50." >> okay, final? >> final. >> okay, i'll take away two incorrect answers. the civil war and world war ii. >> probably should have gone with my gut. i'm gonna go with c. final answer. >> believe it or not, it was the civil war. >> oh, dang. >> yeah, the civil war, mary. but the good news is, you're walking out of here with $5,000. >> all right, thank you. >> it was so nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you too. >> blessings to your family. >> thanks. >> head on up. >> okay. [cheers and applause] >> well, the good news is, mary's leaving here with $5,000. hopefully that will help her beautiful family. i'm ready to give away some more money, so we need a new contestant. our next instant millionaire is at the paris las vegas, which brings the spirit of the city of lights to the strip. just a moment ago, we let our next contestant know that they
were going to be on the show by knocking on their hotel room door. see who's there. >> ooh! >> okay. [laughter] that's--that's jim moore from langhorne, pennsylvania, a poker floor supervisor who feels right at home in las vegas. jim's on his way here right now. i see him right there. ladies and gentlemen, jim moore! [cheers and applause] what's up, jim? how you doing? [cheers and applause] >> [laughs] >> ladies and gentlemen, the winner of best surprised face ever. [laughter] jim moore, that was awesome. >> thank you. >> i can only imagine if that's what it took, you know, just a knock on the door, what it would be if you won $1 million. >> this place is gonna erupt. >> yeah. [laughter, cheers] >> well, let me tell you how you're gonna do it: 14 questions stand between you and that $1 million. [cheers and applause] >> let's do this. >> you have your three lifelines. >> yes. >> you know what those
are about. so let's get right to your game. >> let's do it, man. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ okay, jim, $500 question starts you off. in the interest of safety, each year utility company coned sends its customers a peel-and-sniff mailer to help them recognize the smell of what? >> well...i don't think-- i don't know how you could smell burglars, and i don't know what the dangers of freshly mown grass would be. so i've got to go with d, a gas leak. utility company... final answer. >> absolutely makes the most sense, doesn't it? $500. >> on the board. >> you're off and running. $1,000 question is next. no fan of fan mail, e.b. white once told a letter writer who asked how to get a book published that he, obviously, had to do what?
>> well, the obvious answer of how to get a good book published would be to write a good book, so i gotta go with d. final answer. >> seems like the most obvious answer, right? >> obviously. >> there you go, $1,000. all right, a chance to double it: $2,000. >> all right. >> which of the following is something vultures eat, and not an item often seen in airplane cabins? >> "carry-on" is something that you would see, but it's spelled a little differently here. everything else is on the plane. i saw them all on the way here. so i gotta go with b, carrion. final answer. >> hopefully you will carry on $1 million on the way home. >> absolutely. [cheers and applause] >> that's it, $2,000. we're three questions in. could this be our instant millionaire? stay tuned, we'll find out.
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[cheers and applause] still have all your lifelines. two questions away from that first threshold, so let's get there. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] $3,000 question is right here. though she had a bit part in her dad's iconic sci-fi franchise as a teen, what daughter of a famous director turned down showbiz to become a pro mma fighter? >> i know that i don't know this. but i know that eastwood directs...not sci-fi movies. i know scorsese doesn't direct sci-fi movies. i don't think reiner directs sci-fi movies. and i know george lucas certainly has directed some sci-fi. but i want to be sure.
i'm gonna go ahead and ask the audience. >> okay, final? >> that's my final answer. >> okay, audience, if you would, pick up those keypads, enter your vote now. [percussive music] ♪ okay. take a look at these results. so only 96% said it's c, amanda lucas. >> so...all right, has anyone actually heard of amanda lucas, though, and what part did she play? i don't know that. which is why i checked, but... it would be something if 96% of the audience was wrong. i gotta go c, final answer. >> yeah, you had it with george lucas and sci-fi. that was enough. you got it. >> thanks a lot, guys. [cheers and applause] >> and i'd like to see the other 4% of you after the show. [laughter] $3,000 is where you are. the next stop: $5,000 and your first threshold. >> all right, all right, all right.
>> though some scientists theorize that there may be a third type, which of the following generally come in one of two varieties-- monozygotic and dizygotic? >> [mumbling] there may be a third type. i know i just burned a lifeline. >> [chuckles] >> but i also know that my older sister is definitely gonna know this answer. yeah, i'm really not sure. i'm gonna go ahead and use my "plus one," chris. >> all right, your sister caitlin? >> yes. >> that your final? >> my final answer. >> okay, caitlin, come on down. [cheers and applause] hi, nice to meet you. >> hi, nice to meet you. >> welcome. >> thank you. >> how you doing, cait? >> i'm doing all right, james. as are you. >> thank you. >> what do you think? can you help him out here? >> i sure can. i know the answer, for a fact, is d, twins.
>> that's where i was going. but i really don't know anything about twins. so--but i trust you 100%. >> fortunately, we're not twins. >> and... >> [chuckles] it's like looking in a mirror. [laughter] >> i'll go d, twins, final answer. >> and i'll go to $5,000. you got it. >> thank you. >> also known as identical and fraternal twins. that's the difference between those two. >> yeah. >> hey, you got to $5,000. you're on that threshold. we're gonna come back and play more "millionaire" right after this. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ help prevent discomfort from gas, with beano. taken right before meals, it makes healthy gas causing foods easier to digest. take beano before and there'll be no gas. ccoco kellmeas] parwo le.
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>> the answer to that question was georgia. [cheers and applause] welcome back to "millionaire." i'm here with jim moore, who has $5,000. just reached that threshold. >> yes. >> so that money's safe. you still have one lifeline. you got that "50/50" if you need it. >> okay. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] $7,000 question is on the board. before busting ghosts in new york city, which actress baked cookies in stars hollow as the kooky chef sookie on "the gilmore girls"? >> ah, chris? >> yes? >> i know this answer. >> good. >> my girlfriend carly couldn't make the trip out to vegas, but she is a huge "gilmore girls" fan and has
ruined my internet streaming television thing by putting it on all the time. but i know that this answer is a, melissa mccarthy. and that is my final answer. >> i'm happy and sad that you know that. that's right. $7,000. [horn blares] >> aww. >> jim, that sound means that time is up for today. but you're coming back. >> that's a good thing. >> as we continue instant millionaire week here on "millionaire." thanks for watching. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ closed captioning sponsored by: (becky) i've seen such a change in einstein since he started eating beneful. the number one ingredient in it is beef. (einstein) the beef is fantastic! (becky) he has enough energy to believe that he can jump high enough to catch a bird. (vo) try beneful originals with beef. with real beef as the number one ingredient.