The above word in quotes, a word you'll find in many an SAT vocabulary, is defined as someone who knows everything.
The reason for the title is pretty obvious: We all watched when John Carpenter went on Millionaire in November 1999 and became the first person to win the top prize (remember in August 1999, Michael Shutterly was the first to *see* the million-dollar question, but chose to walk with $500,000).
He made it through the first 14 questions without a lifeline, and even Regis' words put it best: "You didn't need those stinkin' Lifelines, did you?" However, like Shutterly before him, and countless others after, anyone who saw the 15th and final question could walk away with $500,000 before saying "final answer"; realizing that a miss would mean $468,000 down the drain, leaving with only the $32,000 from the 10th question.
The million-dollar question, for historic purposes:
"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
But the defining moment was when he used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his dad Tom; but not as a means of help, but to inform his pop he was gonna win the million. Here's how it all went down. Take it away, John!
John: "Uh, hi Dad."
John: "Um, I don't really need your help, I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to win the million dollars."
(after the connection is severed with 5 seconds left)
John: "Because the president that appeared on Laugh-In is Richard Nixon, that's my final answer."
Regis: "Well, my gosh. What can I say except: Debbie (Carpenter's wife), you're going to Paris, and this is the final answer heard all around the world...HE'S WON A MILLION DOLLARS! (cue the confetti)
And now, you're asking: "John, how is he omniscient? Does he really know everything?" Well, that run proved it, and this video's title will also prove it.