Entertainment behind the scenes
Woman is smarter than a 5th grader, but it’s a secret
Elizabeth Deister taped an appearance earlier this year on “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” and she planned to watch it at home with her husband on Monday, when it aired on television. But those plans were interrupted and the Deisters were not going to get a chance to watch the broadcast, because it will be preempted by a telecast of the Los Angeles Dodgers versus Philadephia Phillies baseball playoff game.
So Deister did what any sensible woman would do. She invited a TV news crew into her house on Monday, and had them show her husband’s reaction live on the Fox “Good Day L.A.” morning newscast, as the couple watched a DVD copy of her appearance on the game show. Sure enough, he hollered when he saw her win. Watch a video of that moment from “Good Day L.A.” here.
“I thought it would be so much more exciting to have him watch it than to tell him,” Deister told the TV news reporter.
To win $250,000, Deister answered 10 questions in a row, and got the bonus question, “In 1804, an army composed mainly of former slaves defeated their colonial masters to form what modern Caribbean country?” The answer: Haiti.
Well, she did much better than this former contestant on the show who when asked by host Jeff Foxworthy which European country has its capital in Budapest said, “This may be a stupid question, but I thought Europe was a country.”
With episodes like that, it might not be long before the following show comes to a TV network across the pond, “Are You Smarter than an American?”