John did not just win the game, he won it with style. He was the first-ever to reach the million-dollar question. There were several lifelines. He did not use any lifelines. But during the very last question, he called his father.
During the last question, Regis Philbin asked the following question:
Which of these U.S. presidents appeared on the television series Laugh-In?
A. Lyndon Johnson
B. Richard Nixon
C. Jimmy Carter
D. Gerald Ford
He saw the question. Just smiled and called his father for help. When his dad answered the call, the host gave the question to John’s dad and passed the call to John. Here is the conversation between John and his dad.
John: Hi dad.
John: I don’t really need your help. I just want to let you know that I’m going to win the million dollars. Because the President that appeared in Laugh-In is Richard Nixon and that’s my final answer.
John got the right answer in the best possible way. He got to the million-dollar question without using any lifelines, only using it to tell his dad that he knew that answer all along. He’s the first-ever to win the game to top it all off.
What a way to win.