Dean Woodward, a patent attorney from Chapel Hill, came away from his shot on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" today winning just $5,000. Still, $5,000 is $5,000. I wouldn't turn it down!
Woodward actually made it to the $15,000 question on the game show hosted by Meredith Vieira, but got it wrong. Here's the question, from the category 'Bird Brains:' “Also known as corvids, what highly intelligent birds have even been known to use tools? A: Parrots, B: Penguins, C: Owls, D: Crows.”
Woodward used his "Double Dip" lifeline, first picking C. Owls, which was wrong. He got one more shot and his next guess was “A. Parrots,” which was also incorrect. That put him back down to $5,000. The correct answer was “D. Crows.”
Just before that question, Woodward got a question WarmTV would love to answer for $12,500. From the 'Sitcoms' category, Woodward was asked: “Which of these TV comedies features a boss credited with popularizing the catch phrase “That's what she said”? A: The Office, B: The Big Bang Theory, C: Scrubs, D: Family Guy.”
Woodward had to Ask an Expert, who was TV journalist Rene Sylar. Sylar told him the correct answer was "A. The Office." Incidentally, Woodward also used a Lifeline on his $5,000 question, about the stars of the hit movie, "Julie and Julia." The audience helped him out with the first names of movie's stars (Amy & Meryl).
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" airs Monday-Friday at 12:30pm on WTVD.