$500: The Daily Meal says to keep your reheated leftover pizza from turning into a soggy, rubbery mess, you should put it in the microwave with what?
A - mug of water
B - metal fork
C - metal spoon
D - metal knife
$1000: Each year, Peter Carl Fabergé used to make one of his famous jeweled eggs as a gift for Russian Czar Alexander III's wife, fittingly presenting it to her on what holiday?
A - Easter
B - Columbus Day
C - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
D - Black Friday
$2000: Which of these words is mentioned repeatedly in the film "Mary Poppins," but never uttered once in the original book by P.L. Travers?
A - the
B - and
C - Mary
D - supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Maridel has been trying for a long time to get on the show (since 2005) and has made it a family affair, dragging her husband to auditions.
$3000: If Rihanna was a substitute physics teacher, she might correctly inform her class that force acting upon an object to move it a certain distance is the definition of what?
A - Mass ("Mass Mass Mass Mass Mass")
B - Heat ("Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat")
C - Work ("Work Work Work Work Work")
D - Matter ("Matter Matter Matter Matter")
$5000: If today is Sábado and your Spanish-speaking friend says "Hasta mañana!," what day should you expect to see them next?
A - Lunes
B - Martes
C - Jueves
D - Domingo
Maridel originally came from the Philippines. She knows a few Spanish words.
$7000: A person who suffers from misophonia would find which of these annoying habits especially annoying?
A - nose-picking
B - chronic tardiness
C - chewing food loudly
D - leaving trash around
Maridel says "miso" means to hate something and "phonia" relates to sound.
$10,000: Thanks to his British heritage, what former "SNL" cast member holds the title of Baron, and was once a sitting member of the House of Lords?
A - Mike Myers
B - Kevin Nealon
C - Christopher Guest
D - Norm Macdonald
Maridel knows that Mike Myers is Canadian but isn't sure about Kevin Nealon or Norm Macdonald.
$20,000: On a clear day, you can see five states from atop the Empire State Building: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and what two other states?
A - Rhode Island and Delaware
B - Vermont and New Hampshire
C - Pennsylvania and Massachusetts
D - Ohio and Pennsylvania
Maridel opts to use her ask the audience lifeline.
A - 48%
B - 10%
C - 39%
D - 3%
Maridel thought A was too far away; she decides to go with the audience's second choice.
MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": "Here's to the land of the long leaf pine" begins the Tar Heel Toast, the official toast of what state?
A - Maine
B - North Carolina
C - Minnesota
D - Oregon
$30,000: Who or what were Bohea, Congou, Singlo and Hyson?
A - the four original Instagram filters
B - teas dumped during the Boston Tea Party
C - P.T. Barnum's prized performing elephants
D - 1950s brands of electronics
Maridel doesn't know this. She can't decide which lifeline to use first, but then chooses the 50:50.
She knows a lot of tea was dumped in Boston Harbor in 1773 but doesn't know what kinds they were. She calls on her husband, James, her +1. He's not familiar with any varieties of English tea. He says $20,000 is a lot of money; "if we don't know, we don't know". She says it would be foolish to guess, so she walks away.
END OF SHOW "NOISE"