Last night’s “Super Millionaire” had a Korean-American attorney as the contestant – Todd Kim (or “Kimmer” to Regis Philbin) of the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. An obvious attorney, he talked his way through all the questions, and used his all his lifelines to make it to $500,000 award. He even called his colleague at the DOJ as a lifeline to answer the question of “Who was Amelia Earheart’s navigator, during the flight in which she disappeared?”* Even harder – Todd had to answer the question, “The first condom commercial on TV aired in 1991 during what show?”* (his jokes were amusing: “I can’t believe $400,000 depends on a condom…” and a little “I don’t think my mother would want to know this…”) The Three Wise People lifeline seems like a cute idea – among yesterday’s troupe was Neil de Grasse Tyson, the director of the Rose Center for Earth and Space (aka the Hayden Planetarium).
Kudos to Mr. Kim for being almost a millionaire.
* check the comments for the answers.