Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

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Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by Xerxes » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:45 pm

NBC is showing what I think is a rerun of an Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? episode. I don't always watch the show, but I immediately recognized the contestant, so I stuck around.

My thoughts were confirmed when he used his "phone-a-friend" lifeline to call a "fellow quizbowl coach" of a team that always beats him (his name was Eric). Who is the contestant?

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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by DumbJaques » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:18 pm

A quizbowl coach from the south who always loses to a team coached by "Eric?" Well, that would be anyone who ever plays Dorman.
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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by KevinL » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:22 pm

It was Alex Drake from Robinson HS. He did not call Eric Huff, I think it may have been the Raleigh Charter Coach.
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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by Xerxes » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:06 pm

KevinL wrote:It was Alex Drake from Robinson HS. He did not call Eric Huff, I think it may have been the Raleigh Charter Coach.
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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by First Chairman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 pm

Yes, I think it was Alex Drake who called Eric Grunden.
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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by rchschem » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:20 pm

It was me. I won him $4000 by knowing which Golden Girl told stories about St. Olaf.

I was bummed because I didn't get to talk to Meredith Viera. Curse you, Leeza Gibbons!
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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by Matthew D » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:46 pm

When Adam Pinson was on the show, he phoned his coach from Bevill State, Bobo
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Re: Quizbowler on "Millionaire"

Post by DrakeRQB » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:33 am

Hey, cool, I didn't know they re-ran my episode. To this day the mere mention of "Golden Girls" makes me physically ill.
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