'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': Why did Zachary Quinto leave with $32,000? Fans say 'should have used lifeline’
One fan tweeted to the question he got wrong, '@ZacharyQuinto oh come on. Hemingway's polydactyl cats are world famous'
The latest episode of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ aired on January 10, after it was canceled last week due to the riots at the US Capitol. After Amanda Peet, who won $125,000 for the charity Big Sunday, ‘Star Trek’ actor Zachary Quinto took the hot seat to raise funds for The Marsha P Johnson Institute.
He was accompanied by his friend and colleague Marie Nikolova, who works in his production company. The actor powered through the first set of questions quite effortlessly and seemed to barely need the help of his intellectual friend.
At the $8,000 question, “Jim Carry sports a handlebar mustache and aviator goggles as the evil Dr Robotnik in what movie?”, the actor is even seen joking as he asked if ‘Jumanji’ is even a real movie, before providing the right answer of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’.
After successfully answering the $32,000 question, Quinto lets go of his friend to retain all of his lifelines. He uses the 'Ask the Host' lifeline for the $64,000 question, which was about a superfan gift David Letterman gave Jimmy Kimmel after he stepped down from his late-night show.
His next question for $125,000 read, "The Ernest Hemingway Museum in Key West, Florida is home to dozens of what unusual animals?" He seemed to struggle with the answer as he wasn't sure, yet went with his instinct and chose the second option "Albino alligators" which turned out to be wrong.
Quinto had no choice but to exit the show with $32,000 for his charity. Fans soon took to social media to express their views about Quinto's performance, with many of them wondering why he did not use the other two lifelines he was left with.
One user wrote, "@ZacharyQuinto oh come on. Hemingway's polydactyl cats are world famous." Another wrote, "He should have used another lifeline. I was yelling “6 toed cats!”.
@ZacharyQuinto oh come on. Hemingway's polydactyl cats are world famous.— Debra Galvin (@debragalvin) January 11, 2021
He should have used another lifeline. I was yelling “6 toed cats”!— J. K. Richards (@jkrncwilm) January 11, 2021
The rest were simply glad to see their favorite star flaunt his brains as he graced the show to raise funds for a charity close to his heart. One tweeted, "@ZacharyQuinto You look fantastic on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire! You also raised money for a great charity that doesn't get prime time coverage so I bet you helped them even more with the recognition."
Another said, "Zachary Quinto leaves with $32K for his charity. Nice try on the $125K question! #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire"
@ZacharyQuinto 🥰 You look fantastic on Who Wants to be a Millionaire! You also raised money for a great charity that doesn't get prime time coverage so I bet you helped them even more with the recognition.— Dawn McCain (@DawnMcCain19) January 11, 2021
Zachary Quinto leaves with $32K for his charity. Nice try on the $125K question! #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire— Jack Drees (@JackDrees) January 11, 2021
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' airs on Sundays and Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on ABC.