Jimmy and Oliver discuss pressure associated with Oliver's job and comparing it to being on the show. Oliver mentioned a firefighter who contracted COVID-19 and died at age 44, leaving behind a wife and three children, that some of his winnings will be donated to the widows and orphans of disabled firefighters. His "smartest person he knows" is his sister Kathy Sanchez, a retired schoolteacher.
$4000: Built in the 13th century and featuring a picturesque balcony, a popular tourist attraction in Verona, Italy, has what apt name?
A - Macbeth's house
B - Cleopatra's house
C - Juliet's house
D - Lear's house
Oliver says he's going to need Kathy's help. She says that this is about Shakespeare and knows that Verona is associated with Juliet.
A - mozzarella sticks
B - doughnuts
C - Pop-tarts
D - chicken wings
Jimmy asks what the firehouse specialty is and who the best cook is. Oliver says they are all good. He asks Kathy for help and she says that if you take the chicken wing the meatier part is the drum and the smaller part is the flat.
A - Bruno Mars
B - Justin Bieber
C - Harry Styles
D - The Weeknd
Oliver laughs and Kathy mutters in the background. Oliver says this is why he chose his phone-a-friend, because she's younger and knows things like this. It's his niece, Nikki, 30 years old and a hairstylist who loves pop culture. He asks Kathy if he should do it and she concurs.
Phone a friend results
$32,000: Which of these statements is true about the three U.S. states whose names are four letters long?
A - they border each other
B - their names start with a vowel
C - their names are one syllable
D - they're west of the Mississippi River
Kathy names Utah, but can't think of the others; Oliver tries to help by reciting other states. Oliver comes up with Ohio and Kathy says they don't border each other and are not west of the Mississippi. Neither of them can come up with Iowa until Oliver finally names it. He had a friend who went to school there and he apologizes to Iowa for forgetting it.
Oliver now has to choose whether to trade a lifeline for the chance to use Kathy. He opts to save her and give up the 50:50.
$64,000: After Chris Evans wore one in the movie "Knives Out," which of these fashion items became a craze in late 2019?
A - faux fur hat
B - cable-knit sweater
C - trench coat
D - leopard print shirt
Oliver didn't see the movie but did see the previews. He doesn't think that fur is as popular as it used to be. He decides to ask the host.
Ask the host results
A - oysters
B - marmalade
C - prunes
D - fruitcake
Oliver says that "prunes" seems like the right answer and he decides to use his sister for help.
Smartest person results
A - Venezuela
B - Colombia
C - Suriname
D - Barbados
Oliver wants to say Suriname. He knows it's not Venezuela or Colombia. He thinks Trinidad is off the coast of Africa so he eliminates all but Suriname. He wants to say that but he isn't sure. Since he isn't 100% sure he decides to walk away.