We had a lot of fun with this wild card round this past week. Special shout out to Denver Dicker for giving me this idea (and a few of the questions). I give you the year a show debuted and description not of the show but of the show’s title. For example if I said “1978-An explosive expose of the private life of Philly’s favorite quizmaster” you would answer “Good Times” (since that’s the show that came out in 1978.) Got it? Good. Here ya go. Answers after the jump.
1978-Two rival artist debate proper painting techniques.
1957- Anthropomorphized forest animals party all day and night, letting a lone freshwater mammal do all their work.
1982- A loving couple tries to balance parenthodd with their succesful neckwear business.
1985- A hospital show about patients with rapidly expanding malignant tumors.
1988- (Hint: it debuted on the BBC) A mockumentary following a midget during his work at a Soviet Gulag.
1998- This show follows the unlikely pairing of Oklahoma’s favorite son and the Princess of Monaco.
1984- A man starts up a neighborhood basketball league that plays all of its games after the sun goes down.
2005- A community tries to deal with the death of a local wide receiver who made the winning TD in the homecoming game but was killed by a vicious tackle at the goal line.
2003- Two men are haunted by the specter of their long lost buddy, who was sawed in two in a tragic mill accident.
1968-A couple decides to spend their golden anniversary in the town of Hilo.
The man who orchestrated the break in of Watergate actually appeared on two episodes of Miami Vice as a man named Captain Real Estate.
When Blender magazine named this 1985 hit the worst song ever, editor Craig Marks said, “It purports to be anti-commerical but reeks of 80’s corporate rock commercialism. It’s a rea reflection of what practically killed rock music in the 80s.”
What sports venue did Sun Myung Moon famously choose to marry 4000 of his followers in 1982?
Shylocks daughter’s name in the Merchant of Venice was the #1 name for American girls born in the 1980s. What was it?
A leak from a pesticide company killed thousands of people in Bhopal India in 1984. What chemical company ran the plant?
Sonny Crockett’s alligator had the same name as a famous singer and entertainer. What was it?
What 1988 James Michener epic had chapters titled Gold, Salmon, and Ring of Fire?
The player who had the most hits during the 1980s played his entire career for the same team, won MVPs at SS and Centerfield, and was elected to the HOF in 1999.
What beloved 80s movie character had a wizard companion named Akiro?
The Russian word for rebuilding, Gorbachev first used it in the mid 1980s.
Here’s some of the toughest questions from last week. Answers are after the jump. (For more tough questions, click here.)
Born in 1892, she was known as America’s Sweetheart, which was sort of ironic, since she was born in Canada. Who is she?
Lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta, who would have turned 75 this month, is best known for his friendship with what author?
In Hawaii, a’a and pahoehoe are both types of what?
Whose first novel was the Pickwick Papers?
In the 1980s, this artist became the first and thus far only artist to score a Number one hit in the United States with a German language song. Who was he?
What cosmetic company makes Frost Lipstick in O?
What was Alf’s real name?
A group of apes is known as a a) shrewdness b) sounder c) herd d) pack
This man claimed to reach the North Pole with Matthew Henson on this date in 1909, and is widely credited w/ being the first there, though many modern scholars doubt that he made it to the true North Pole.
What god awful movie starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston is about a pitcher who thinks about his girlfriend while he pitches a perfect game?
Extremely tough Mystery Round on Thursday. Only 3 teams figured out what all of the answers to these questions had in common. See if you can. The topic is ENTERTAINMENT. Click “More” to see the answers.
This is the second largest city in Italy.
It’s a slang term for a toilet or a low level drug dealer, heard regularly on The Wire.
This was Andrew Jacksons nickname.
This drama, produced by David E. Kelly, aired on CBS from 1992 to 1996, and took place in a town called Rome, Wisconsin.
One of the first real tricks most people learn on a skateboard, you hit the tail end of your board against the ground, causing the whole board to pop up with your feet still on it.
This group, descended from Vikings, ran northern France, much of England, and parts of Italy from the 10th century to the early 13th century.
This female comedian was the show of the show Grace Under Fire.
You’ll find this town, known as Derry Church until 1906, 14 miles east of Harrisburg.
This former WWE interviewer and announcer wasn’t really mean at all.
I’m feeling lazy, but I’ll guess I’ll make a new quiz today, dammit. (yes, we are on for tonight.) Therefore, here is Tuesday’s wild card round, Snow. Answers are after the jump. (For more trivia questions, click here.)
What video game developer has given us the games Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo?
What group released an album in 1997 called Snowed In?
What state does Olympia Snowe represent?
Philadelphia’s record for snowfall in one storm is 30.7 inches, set in January of what year of the 1990s?
This countries tallest mountains are the snowy mountains, with the highest point, Mt. Koscusko, standing at 7310 feet.
What fast food chain has a creation called the blizzard?
Who was the star of the film Snow Dogs?
What car company produces a vehicle called the Avalanche?
What buxom starlet famously said, “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”
Ok, so here’s how it worked. I asked 9 questions. The 10th question was what do the first 9 answers all have in common. Where did I come up with such a brilliant idea for a round? I stole it from the New Deck quiz. I thought of it all on my own. Yeah, I know. I’m pretty smart. Answers to question and answer to the mystery are after the jump.
In ancient Egypt, these were worn to display status and also as ID tags to help the Gods guide the wearer to the appropriate level in the afterlife.
This woman famously played a character named Prissy in Gone With the Wind and later modeled for the Mrs. Butterworth bottle.
What formula gives us the mass-energy equivalence?
This song was a big hit for both the Lovin Spoonful and Lupe Fiasco.
The first one of these was issued on September 22, 1862, the 2nd one was issued on January 1, 1863.
Who had a hit with Rock n Roll Pt 2, and was later arrested for child pornography?
Jesse Jackson founded this coalition in 1984, which was later merged with Operation PUSH.
What was the first Top 40 hit for Aerosmith, heard in the movie Dazed and Confused?
Bust number 10 out when you find yourself surrounded by nerds at a cocktail party. I think it’s a damn good trivia question. Answers after the jump.
An amendment becomes a law when the legislatures of this fraction of the states ratify it.
What 15th century navigator discovered the sea route from Europe to India by the Cape of Good Hope?
This actor starred as Elvis in a 1979 TV movie, starred as an Elvis impersonator in a 2001 movie, and provided the voice of Elvis in Forrest Gump.
You can find two of this artists paintings of buxom gals bathing at the Barnes Foundation, and you can find another one, called the Large Bathers, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Who is the artist?
What is the 4th word of the US Constitution?
Who has the record for most career yards passing for the New Orleans Saints?
In France, they have some called Grande Vitesse. In Japan they are known as Shinkansen. What are they?
Scouts brother in To Kill a Mockingbird is Jeremy, whose nickname was what?
What was the name of the bar in the movie Road House?
In the early 1820s, America’s 14th President, the poet who wrote Song of Hiawatha, and the author of the House of the Seven Gables all became friends while attending Bowdoin College together. Who are they?
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