500 Questions (2015) s01e04 Episode Script

Day 4

1 Previously on 500 Questions Our reigning genius Congratulations! Librarian Steve eliminated Dan from the game.
That's three wrongs! Take his place! He's the first person ever to reach 100 questions Yes! Gone! $69,000.
Whoo! Defeating two challengers along the way.
But tonight - Wow - Has Steve finally met his match? Or will he continue his climb - You got it.
- Awesome.
Towards 500 questions? - 10 seconds.
- Pillbox.
Um, I don't I don't know this answer.
You are about to witness television history.
The smartest people in the country are about to play the toughest game ever devised no saves, no helps, no multiple choice.
Our geniuses are ready.
The pressure is on.
It's day 4.
Will anybody be able to answer 500 questions? I'm Richard Quest.
This is 500 Questions.
The world's toughest questions, and only one simple rule never get three wrongs in a row.
If you do, you're gone.
Gone! Our reigning champion and genius is heading towards his 107th question.
Let's meet him again.
It's Steve.
So, you've taken us to the edge - and brought us back numerous times.
- True.
Yeah, no, that last game especially, there was a lot of it was dicey early, and then I got going, so Let's meet the person whose sole job it is, is to get rid of you.
It's your challenger, Megan Barnes.
You only have one job here - to get rid of Steve.
- Yes.
- Can you do it? - Yes, I can.
- Will you do it? - Probably! All right, this is where we are.
Steve has one wrong on the board.
He's banked so far $69,000, and he's going on to his 107th question.
But what a long way to go.
Just do it 1% at a time, I guess.
Next category.
All right.
Get rid of the wrong.
Sports Movies again.
Sports Movies.
Strong category.
We've had one right.
$1,000 if you get it right first time.
And so, the question is - 10 seconds.
- South Africa.
Yes.
Gone.
Money added.
Next category.
Um, my wife will kill me if I don't go there, - so Broadway Musicals.
- Broadway Musicals.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- "A Chorus Line.
" Yes.
Money added.
- Not even a sweat.
- No.
I've seen that one.
Your wife will be happy with that.
- Yes.
- The next category.
I'd like to take a look at Insects, please.
Under the microscope we shall go.
You're going to tickle the insect category.
- You're gonna tickle it.
- I'm sorry? Gonna tickle the Insects.
We don't we don't really say that over here in America, you're gonna tickle the category.
Madam! - Yes? - You will get your turn.
You stay there.
You stay there.
My dignity is ruffled.
Um You're going for Insects.
$1,000 first right answer.
Yeah.
10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
The ant, the butterfly, the grasshopper, the cricket, the Um moth.
That's not an insect.
Um The honeybee.
I don't know.
Another wrong on the board.
Do you want to have a go? Uh, praying mantis so she can eat her mate.
- Correct.
- Oh.
That's good.
Control yourself, madam.
- That's a wrong on the board.
- Yep.
Let's get rid of it fast as we continue to play.
Sports Movies.
Sports Movies.
This is the strategy.
We keep the strong categories when you've got to get rid of the wrongs.
Yeah.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- "Le Mans.
" Gone.
Money added.
- Next category.
- British Royalty, please.
British Royalty.
It's $1,000 for your first right answer, and the question is - 10 seconds.
- Richard III.
Yes! Money added.
Yeah, I remember they were testing it to see if he had a hunchback.
Absolutely.
Your next category.
Yeah, I'll have a look at Insects again, please.
Insects.
10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
Um The What does this mean? The the honeybee, the ant, the, um The caterpillar, the butterfly.
I don't what? Um The Out of time.
The answer was - The silkworm.
- Oh, sure.
Okay.
That makes sense.
- A wrong on the board.
- Mm-hmm.
You need to get rid of it.
We'll have another category from you, please.
Yeah, I've still got some Sports Movies, so let's go back.
Sports Movies.
- Ooh.
- Ooh.
A Triple Threat.
For the Triple Threat question, there are three answers.
You get $1,000 for each answer, but you do have to give me all three to win the money and win the question, and the question is 10 seconds.
"Rocky," "Raging Bull," "Million Dollar Baby.
" That's how you do it.
$3,000.
All right, no wrongs on the board, and you have $11,000 in play.
Next category, please.
Yeah, I'm not doing so well on Insects, so let's keep trying to get rid of it.
Insects.
That's an understatement.
- You've had every one wrong so far.
- Yeah.
The question is 10 seconds.
The, um Madonna Beetle.
The, uh the, uh The Crucifix Beetle.
The Talk it out, guess.
Ladybug.
Ah! Was he in time? Hang on.
We do need to check to see if that answer was in time.
Was it? We will find out after the break.
Oh.
Welcome back to 500 Questions.
Steve gave me the answer Ladybug, and we are checking to see if it was given in time.
The clock is always against you here.
Yeah.
Trying to make them sweat a little bit.
Put it up.
Put what up? You got it.
Awesome.
It was close.
It was.
Next category.
Come on.
Let's Insects.
Very wise.
Get rid of the Insects.
$1,000 first right answer, 10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
The, um ant or the termite, maybe.
Or, um Uh, honeybee.
The, uh, the boll weevil.
You got it.
Oxygen for Mr.
Quest.
You're doing this on purpose.
No.
Okay.
Where are we gonna go next? We'll finish it off Insects.
Insects.
Thank goodness.
10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
Charlotte Hornets.
Oh, no, no, no.
Oh, the team sports.
The entire sport.
Cricket.
Not major sports team.
Exactly.
No money won on that one, but you have got rid of Insects completely.
The next category.
British Royalty.
Ooh.
A Triple Threat.
- Okay.
- Are you ready? Uh, yes.
10 seconds, British Royalty, and the question is 10 seconds.
Edward, Mary, Elizabeth.
$3,000.
Money added.
Impressive.
Another category.
- I'm gonna go for Art now.
- Art.
You're tickling Art for the first time.
$1,000 if it's your first right answer.
10 seconds, and the question is - 10 seconds.
- Monet.
Money added.
Next question.
- Let's do Famous Books.
- Famous Books.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- "Lolita.
" Absolutely correct.
- Your wife, Sarah.
- Yes.
What do you think Sarah is screaming at the screen at the moment? "I want more musical questions.
" Or "He doesn't know that much about art.
" One of the two, but, yeah.
Right.
And we'll take the next category.
All right.
Let's go Random.
You've had very mixed blessings with Random, haven't you? Yeah.
I mean, you would expect that, right? - It's Random.
- Not for a genius.
Maybe not.
Okay.
Right.
Random.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Portobello.
Or yeah.
Money added.
- Where would you like to go? - Random again.
All right.
$1,000 if it's your the first right answer.
10 seconds, and the question, please.
- 10 seconds.
- Spanx? I think that might almost be your fastest answer.
That would be embarrassing.
How did you know that? She's a famous, like, you know, woman entrepreneur, and, you know, sadly there's not as many famous women entrepreneurs as there should be, so Right.
- We'll take your next category.
- Keep doing Random.
Random.
Hey.
It's a battle! Megan, step into play.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for battle.
There are multiple answers to a battle question.
You will take it in turns to answer.
You will have five seconds to answer.
Unlike other questions, here it's the first answer that I must accept.
- Do you understand? - I do.
Lead or follow? I don't have any idea what's coming, so I'll follow.
Need some more time to think.
- You will be leading.
- Okay.
- Do you understand? - Yes.
And the question is Five seconds.
Spanish.
Hindi.
Wow.
Wow.
Wow.
Megan wins battle one.
A wrong on the board.
Let's look at the nine that you could have had.
Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Creole, German, Arabic, Russian.
- Hindi is not there.
- French? Yeah.
Oops.
Okay, you have one wrong on the board, so we've got to get rid of it.
Which safe category do you want to go to? Sports Movies.
Last one.
Okay, you're gonna close out Sports Movies.
Megan, step into play.
Ladies and gentlemen, will Steve win the battle? Can Megan beat him in the second battle? We will find out after the break.
Welcome back to 500 Questions.
Prepare for battle.
Are you going to lead or follow on this one? Follow.
If you lose this battle, then you'll have two wrongs on the board, and Megan will get a chance to choose your next category.
The question is "The Blind Side.
" "Any Given Sunday.
" "The Whole Nine Yards.
" Get rid of the wrong.
- Your strategy paid off.
- It did, yeah.
Let's see what answers we could have accepted on this.
There are the two that you got.
- "The Waterboy.
" - "The Longest Yard.
" "The Longest Yard," "Remember the Titans," "and Friday Night Lights.
" We are moving to your 124th question.
You still haven't tickled World Geography Or Elements of the Periodic Table.
Let's have your next category, please.
Random.
Random.
$1,000 if you get it right on the first time.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Fleming.
Yes.
Right on the first one.
That's $1,000.
You've got $20,000 in play.
We are at that point where this is an extremely important question.
Do you know why? - Milestone.
- It is a milestone.
It is question 125.
Every time you get halfway through the board, if you get the next question right on the first answer, you get $5,000 now to take home.
Which category? Let's make some money here.
Yeah, I'll have World Geography.
World Geography.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Algeria.
Yes! That's worth $5,000! It takes your total $74,000.
Whatever happens now in 500 Questions, you're going home with that money.
Awesome.
- So - Yeah.
125 questions in.
Megan, that means just 25 questions left for you to take his place.
And we need another category from you, please.
- Let's get rid of Random.
- Random.
You've got a three to one in your favor so far, and the question is - 10 seconds.
- Kenya.
Um Shoot.
It's Tanzania and, um Um Guess.
Guess.
Wow.
Uh Mali.
Uh, Democratic Republic of the Congo's wrong.
I can't remember oh.
- Ooh! - Oh! What?! No! No! You can't do this to me! All right.
Whoo! 0.
2 of a second.
No money for that, but a heart attack for me and others.
All right.
And we'll take your next category.
I think I will do Broadway Musicals now.
Ah.
- You can feel your wife singing.
- Yeah.
Now I'll bet you're probably wishing your wife was standing there now.
It would help.
Megan, step into play.
Prepare for battle.
There are multiple answers.
You will take turns.
You want to lead or follow? Lead.
- Why? What's your thinking? - It's an instinct.
I've done a little better when I've led, I think, maybe, so I'm just gonna go ahead with that.
And the question is Five seconds.
"Phantom of the Opera.
" "The Lion King.
" "Grease"? No.
Sarah's throwing things.
Yeah.
She's not too happy.
Let's look at the answers that you could have had.
Those are the two you got.
- "Chicago.
" - "Wicked.
" - "Mamma Mia!" "Wicked.
" - "Wicked.
" Okay.
Yeah.
- And "Jersey Boys.
" - "Jersey boys.
" You have one wrong on the board.
Where would you like to try and go? - I think World Geography.
- World Geography.
Ohh.
A Top Ten Challenge.
There are 10 potential answers.
- I need 5 of them in 15 seconds.
- Sure.
With World Geography, you have the chance to play or pass to Megan.
I'll play.
Smiling was not gonna help there.
Remember, five correct answers will remove the wrong from the board.
Top Ten Challenge.
A lot at stake.
15 seconds, and the question is 15 seconds.
Catacombs, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the, um Um Uh Capitoline Hill, The Forum, um Uh Hmm.
Uh, Spanish Steps.
Uh Oh.
You have two wrongs on the board.
Let's find out what the potential answers could have been.
The Pantheon, the Vatican, the Piazza, the Galleria, and the Capuchin Crypt.
That's the list.
So, those are the answers that you could have given us.
You didn't.
And so, you now have two wrong answers on the board.
Ooh.
All right, Steve.
We've been here before.
And we're here again, and you are now in a critical situation Yes.
Because if you get three wrong in a row, you are - Gone! - Gone.
Gone.
Gone.
Can you get rid of the wrongs? Or will Megan take your place? We'll find out what happens after the break.
Welcome back to 500 Questions, where we are at a critical moment.
Steve has got two wrongs so far.
Megan You now get to choose Steve's category.
Okay.
Well, he already took out fashion and Random, which were my top two choices.
He's a librarian, so I wouldn't think books would be good.
He says he knows old and new British Royalty.
He loves musicals.
Elements of the Periodic Table's pretty simple.
He thinks he's good at World Geography.
Before, when you were asking what his wife would say, he said that she would say he's not good at Art, and he might have been trying to psyche me out, but I think that was a tell, so I got to go with Art.
Steve, to be clear You are now playing to stay in 500 Questions.
Yes.
If you get the next answer wrong, it will be three wrongs in a row, and you will be Gone! If you get it right, the wrongs will disappear.
Do you understand? Yes.
The category is Art.
You have 10 seconds to answer.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Chagall.
Yes! You're back in the game.
Yay? You have answered 129 questions.
You've got $22,000 in play, and a moderately respectable 73% hit rate.
- I'll take it.
- Good.
- Next category.
- Broadway Musicals.
Broadway Musicals.
$1,000 if it's the first right answer.
10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
"Into the Woods.
" He's good at musicals.
$1,000 for the first right answer, which gives you $23,000.
You're on a roll.
Let's keep it moving.
Let's tickle elements.
- We're tickling! - Oh! And a battle.
Okay.
Megan, step into play.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for battle.
You have the choice lead or follow.
Lead.
- You've gone both ways.
- Yeah.
What what's the thinking now? I well, I like the category.
You know, like, it's I-I know what the answers might be because it's Elements of the Periodic Table, so I'm gonna go first and try to give her the hard ones.
Fair enough.
And the question is Sulfur.
Selenium.
Silicon.
Soxygen.
Another $1,000.
- Megan, an opportunity gone to waste.
- Yeah.
I know, and I was looking at the Periodic Table this morning.
There was obviously a misprint on mine.
Those are the three you got.
- Scandium, Seaborgium.
- Seaborgium! - Aah! - Silver.
Silver! - Sodium.
- Silver.
Strontium.
Which one are you kicking yourself for not getting? Seaborgium.
It's so obvious.
Just what I was thinking.
- Yes.
- All right.
Next category.
Let's have a musical.
Let's have a musical.
A wise choice.
$1,000 first right answer.
The question is - 10 seconds.
- "Rent.
" Yes! Money added.
So, you've got $74,000 banked.
- You've got $25,000 in play.
- Yes.
- You've got $99,000 potentially.
- Sure.
No pressure, but this next question takes you to $100,000 potentially.
Yeah.
- Easy.
- Yeah.
All right.
- Which category? - Do British Royalty.
You would like to do British Royalty.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Philip.
Or Charles or Andrew.
Okay.
Yes.
No money.
It's your highness, the Prince of Wales.
Nice.
You get another chance with another category.
Let's do Royalty again.
To see if you've had three right.
$1,000 if it's the first right answer, 10 seconds, and the question is - 10 seconds.
- Victoria.
Al Add the money.
All right.
So, if you do complete the rest of these questions, you will be taking home $100,000.
Whoo! And, Megan, that would mean we say goodbye to you.
- You're on question 134.
- Yes.
- Uh, Broadway Musicals.
- Closing out Broadway Musicals.
Three to one in your favor so far.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- "The Book of Mormon.
" Yes.
15 to go.
- Let's do World Geography.
- World Geography.
You've only got a 50/50 on it so far.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Warsaw.
Krakow.
Uh, wait, um Um Budapest, Bucharest.
Um What is it? Kiev? The answer we were looking for Prague.
No, it's okay.
World Geography, which I think you thought was gonna be strong for you, is now two for one against.
All right, one wrong on the board.
Will he get rid of it? Join us after the break.
Welcome back to 500 Questions, where Steve has one wrong on the board.
Your priority is to get rid of that wrong, and we're ready for your next category.
Let's have an element.
An Element of the Periodic Table for your next question.
$1,000 if you get it right first time, and the question is 10 seconds.
Copernicus.
Meitner oh.
There's Poland.
Add in the money.
13 questions left.
$28,000 in play.
All right, Famous Books is looking a little lonely.
You've still got one left on British Royalty.
- Yeah.
- Art I don't know what you're doing with that.
Yeah.
Elements of the Periodic Table you seem to like.
And World Geography is somewhat of a disaster area.
Yeah, no, it is.
I'm doing so well there, though, so let's go back.
World Geography.
$1,000 first right answer.
10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn.
Um Oh, my.
- Guess.
- What else could this be? Uh Um Wrong.
It comes from the german word "Ogre.
" Oh.
I still don't know.
It is The Eiger.
Okay.
World Geography has not been a particularly robust No.
No, it hasn't.
So, how are you gonna get rid of that wrong? Back to Elements.
To get rid of the wrong.
10 seconds, Elements in the Periodic Table, and the question is 10 seconds.
Carbon, Nitrogen, Argon, Oxygen Okay.
- Argon.
- Argon, okay.
139.
11 away.
Let's do World Geography, that last one.
Got to get rid of it sometime.
World Geography.
Ah! It's a battle.
Step into play.
Prepare for battle.
- Are you leading or following? - I will lead.
And your thinking for that is? Um, again, it's just this will leave her with harder answers, hopefully.
The battle question is, please Five seconds.
Kazakhstan.
Uzbekistan.
Kyrgyzstan.
Pakistan.
Tajikistan.
Um There was one remaining of the so-called "stans.
" Yeah.
Let's see what was the last "stan.
" - Turkmenistan.
- Turkmenistan.
You're on 140 questions.
- You've got 10 more to go.
- Yep.
Where are you going to take us? Yeah, let's finish off British Royalty next.
- British Royalty.
- Reduce some options.
Been a strong category.
- All right so far.
- Yeah.
The question is - 10 seconds.
- Runnymede.
- The man is a machine.
- He's very learned.
He's also playing extremely well strategically.
And you only have nine questions left to try to knock him out.
All right.
Where to next? Yeah, let's do Famous Books.
Famous Books, where you've barely been so far.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- "The Great Gatsby.
" This is correct.
Give him $1,000.
Next category.
- Let's do Art.
- Art.
Third question of the category.
Hey.
Ohh.
Top Ten Challenge.
There are 10 possible answers.
We need 5 of them in 15 seconds.
- But you have the choice.
- Yes.
Do you want to play it or pass it on Art? I have no idea what this will be, and so, I'm gonna pass, 'cause I bet she doesn't, either, 'cause that's very weird.
Megan Step into play.
Come on, Megan! Them's fighting words.
There are 10 potential answers.
We need 5 of them in 15 seconds.
- Okay.
- The question to be revealed after the break.
Welcome back to 500 Questions.
Steve has passed the top ten challenge on Art over to Megan.
There are 10 potential answers.
We need 5 of them in 15 seconds.
You ready for your Top Ten Challenge? Yep.
Send it at me.
And the question is 15 seconds.
Toronto Museum of Art, um The British museum, the Louvre, the Prado, the Polish Museum of Art, the, uh, Italian Museum of Art, uh, Vatican City, um The Uh, Mexico City Museum of Art.
Let's take a look.
These were the potential answers.
You had the Louvre and the British Museum.
Aah.
The National Gallery, the Vatican Museum, the Tate Modern, the National Palace Museum Ah.
The Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay, the Victoria and aAbert the V&A Reina Sofia.
That was hard.
I'm glad I didn't have that.
And you have seven questions to go.
- Famous Books.
- Famous Books.
Third in the category.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- "Catch-22.
" You have six questions left.
Where are you going to go for the next one? Those books ones have been really good, so I'm gonna leave them there.
I'm gonna go for Art now.
Art.
Art's been good.
- Why are you it has? - No, it hasn't.
I mean, well, they've all been good, right? Art is the next question.
$1,000 if it's the first right answer.
10 seconds, and the question is 10 seconds.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels.
Uh, uh, the Hague.
Um, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch.
Klimt.
Uh, B-Berlin, maybe, uh, uh, uh a wrong on the board.
- Vienna.
- Correct.
Vienna.
All right, you've got one wrong on the board.
Yeah.
And you have five questions.
It is still possible for Megan to get you out.
It is.
Let's do Famous Books now.
Famous Books.
You've had three right.
Mm.
Top Ten Challenge on Famous Books with one wrong on the board.
Not a comfortable place to be.
No, 'cause these can be really difficult, yeah.
- That's the goal.
- Yeah, I know.
We're not giving away money on easy questions.
- No.
- All right, here we go.
Do you want to play it or pass? Play.
I yeah, I-I I'd feel bad if I didn't.
So, the Top Ten Challenge.
10 answers.
I need 5 in 15 seconds.
The question is 15 seconds.
Uh, "Tom Sawyer," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
" Um, let's see.
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," um, "Pudd'nhead Wilson," um Like, uh, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch.
Um"The Prince and the Pauper.
" Whoo! Ah.
Yeah.
- It was close.
- It doesn't get much closer.
0.
8 of a second left.
No.
No, it does not.
You've cleared the wrong from the board.
You've got another $1,000.
Let's have a look at the answers that you could have had.
"The Gilded Age," "The American Claimant.
" "Tom sawyer, detective"? "Tom Sawyer Abroad.
" - What? - "Tom Sawyer, Detective," "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.
" I think "The Gilded Age" is the only one of those I would have said in a million years.
- But you did it.
- Yeah! - I mean - Whoo! You are not safe just yet.
As you can see, there are still four questions.
Yeah.
And we're ready for your next category.
- Art.
- Art.
The last of the category, and the question is - 10 seconds.
- I-I Chihuly.
Or I don't really know this.
- I don't - Guess.
Williams, Johnson, Jackson, Martin, Martinez, Rodriguez.
I don't know.
I really don't.
Jeff Koons was the answer we were looking for.
Ooh.
Okay.
Ah.
All right.
Well, as you can see, there are three left.
This is question 148.
Yeah.
It's a crucial question for you.
- If you get this question right - Yeah.
Mathematically, it's impossible for you to then take his place, and as for you, Steve, you are guaranteed to take $34,000 onto your total.
Yeah.
You will have over $100,000 in the bank.
Wow.
If you get it wrong Then you will get a second wrong on the board, and Megan will get to choose your next category.
I don't want to give her any choices, so I'll just take Famous Books.
Famous Books.
And the question is - 10 seconds.
- Ulysses? Uh, Home.
I this is, like, famous, but it's, um, evaporating on me.
Uh Why, when, who, wow, the.
No.
Whoa.
Do you know the answer? "Yes.
I said, 'Yes, I Will.
Yes.
" Correct.
Wow.
- That's one way of putting it.
- Yeah.
You have two wrongs in a row.
You have two questions left.
Megan, well, there's no category to choose other than the obvious one.
Yeah.
Periodic Table.
It is absolutely possible for you to be out because you could end up with three wrongs in a row, and you're Gone! Gone.
Gone.
All of it.
A critical situation.
Will he make it? Find out next time on 500 Questions.
Good night.