You can't make this up.
(PHOTO: Rye Councilwoman Catherine works on becoming a millionaire. Photo courtesy of Valleycrest Productions Ltd.)
Rye Councilwoman Catherine Parker appeared yesterday on the television game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira. Parker made it up to the $12,500 question on Tuesday’s episode. She will continue as a holdover contestant on Wednesday’s show where she will start by looking at the $15,000 question with one lifeline left (“Ask The Expert”). The show airs at 12:30pm on WABC-TV.
(PHOTO: Rye Councilwoman Catherine Parker asks Sesame Street's Grover for a "lifeline" on the $7,500 question. Photo courtesy of Valleycrest Productions Ltd.)
On Tuesday's show Parker used her “Ask The Audience” lifeline on the $7,500 question, which was: Category, 'CELEBRITY QUESTION' (asked by Grover of Sesame Street) – “On “Sesame Street,” which is where I live, Oscar has a pet named “Slimey.” What kind of animal is he? A: Worm, B: Spider, C: Cockroach, D: Rat.” The studio audience voted as follows: A=94% B=0% C=3% D=3%. Parker went with the advice of the audience and correctly guessed the answer to be “A.”
Parker used her “Double Dip” lifeline on the $12,500 question, which was: Category, 'Auto Safety' – ““Ignition interlock devices” are safety mechanisms that can be added to a car to prevent the driver from doing what? A: Exceeding the speed limit, B: Driving while drunk, C: Driving in bad weather, D: Not wearing a seat belt.” Parker's first guess was the correct one – “B.”
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” gave MyRye.com a sneak peak at Parker's $15,000 question she will field on today's show:
For $15,000 – Category, 'Literary Allusions' – “The 2009 headline “The Scarlet Letterman” puns on the title of what author's classic novel about sexual impropriety? A: Edgar Allan Poe, B: Mark Twain, C: Charles Dickens, D: Nathaniel Hawthorne.” The correct answer is “D,” but you’ll have to tune-in at 12:30pm today on WABC-TV to see if Parker is able to correctly answer the question!