The OG ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Winner Called His Dad Just to Flex on Air
Last Updated: December 28, 2022, 13:45 ISTJohn Carpenter was the first winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. (Credits: Via Twitter/@historyinmemes)John Carpenter, the first Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire winner, used a lifeline just to call his dad and let him know he was about to win.The OG winner of the OG show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' isn't
iconic just for his smarts but also for displaying quite a bit of swagger on TV. In November 1999, John Carpenter became the first person to win a million dollars on the quiz show
after answering 15 questions and went down in history after making an iconic phone call to his father on air. He used no lifelines until the very last question, when he decided to
call his dad, but it wasn't for the reason you'd expect."I don't really need your help," John told his dad. "I just wanted to let you know that I'm gonna win the million dollars."
The audience broke into wild applause while John grinned knowingly. The question was which US President had appeared on the TV series Laugh-in. The four options were Lyndon
Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. John chose Nixon with confidence and smoothly went on to win the mega prize."I remember when this happened and it was the
coolest thing ever," wrote one Twitter user. Another commented that John was "built different". "Just an all time flex here," another user tweeted. Many couldn't believe that it
has already been over two decades since the moment.In 1999. the first winner of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' used no lifelines until the last question, where he called his Dad.
When he spoke to his Dad he told him he didn't really need help on the question, he just wanted to let him know he was about to become a millionaire. pic.twitter.com/hkgkViHjIu—
Historic Vids (@historyinmemes) December 26, 2022I wonder about that! I have a friend who was extremely successful on a different game show and she didn't get the money until all
aired - she would lose it all if it leaked— EEKaLizard (@KotchErin) December 27, 2022Wherever John is right now, here's hoping that he stays cool!Read all the Latest Buzz News
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