What reality show did McKenzie Westmore host from 2011-2018?
Born on May 28th, 1910, he released his biggest hit “Stormy Monday” in 1947.
As you know, the Trocadero is closing. The vaunted music hall holds special memories for tens of thousands of people in the area from the ages of 3-103, myself included. I saw an incredible Public Enemy show there, I saw the Great Nippleini have a ghastly accident there, I emceed a Neil Diamond cover band show there. But for me and Chip Chantry, some of our career highlights and lowlights took place in that building over the 2+ years we hosted Movie Mondays, from 2004-2006. They had initially hired me to host a quiz there for the movies, and if I had done that, the run probably would have been more successful. But I knew about the Troc’s vaudeville history, and I wanted to be a small part of it. So each week, Chip and I would come up with games for a ridiculous game show called the Wheel of Terrific. The games would have some sort of tie in to the movie playing…so for instance for Office Space we had a game called “Die Muthafucka Die” which was little more than a contestant smashing an old printer to pieces with a golf club. Some weeks the crowd roared in approval. Other weeks, Philly hipsters stared at us with dull, vacant looks. And after a two year run, the gig was up.
But I ran into long time Troc owner Joanna Pang at her new venture, Chatayee Thai at 1227 Walnut (great food!) a couple of weeks ago. She talked about how painful it had been to close a Philadelphia institution, and how much the music game has changed in recent years. Then we started talking about the old Movie Mondays and how much fun it was. She told me that she was still playing out the string there with a few more Movie Mondays. I said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if Chip and I did our show one last time?” and she said, “Sure, go for it. What movie would you want to do?” There was only one correct answer to that question…those of you who know me know I’m a huge Pee Wee Herman fan. So I reached out to Chip to see if he was down. He was. And so, on Monday June 3rd, we’ll meet at the Troc one last time, we’ll do a ridiculous vaudeville show , and then we’ll watch one of the funniest movies ever produced…which also happens to be the very first movie we ever did for Movie Monday. If you’re a fan of the Troc, and want to enjoy one last show there, we hope you’ll join us. Info can be found here.
I will be hosting my final Game of Thrones quiz EVER at the World Cafe Live on Tuesday, May 21st. Entrance fee is $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to Back on My Feet. You can buy your tickets here, and you can find more info on the Facebook page. Get your tickets now!
What bizarre documentary is about a cult in the city of Antelope, Oregon?
It’s Netflix week this week, folks, which means that any show or movie on Netflix is fair game. From Orange is the New Black to Black Mirror to Bird Box, if it’s on Netflix, it may show up in this quiz. See ya this week!
Folks, I dunno what I gotta do to get y’all outdoors on a 70 degree to drink some beer and listen to some music, but here’s your official invite: it’s $5 (ALL money goes to the Pennsylvania SPCA) and it’s an all new quiz. Quiz is at 1118 Market Street, next to Iron Hill. Action starts at 4. Hope to see ya there!
Come by East Market today for my weekly quiz series. Live music, beer from Iron Hill, wine from Chaddsford Winery, and a beautiful space. $5 donation to the SPCA is all that’s required to play. 11th and Market. Hope to see you there!
Who is known as the Father of Plastics?
A huge week of quizzo this week! Kicks off tonight. Notice that there’s no quiz at O’Neals tonight.
- Office vs Parks and Rec Quiz (sold out) 7 pm
- Sidecar (hosted by Sandman) 8 pm
- Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
- Founding Fathers 8:30 pm
- Birra (hosted by Sarah B) 8 pm
- Bards 9:15 pm
It’s Ultimate Quiz week this week (more details on that soon) and one of those quizzes will be on Friday at the Bourse Food Hall. Action starts at 6. Tons of specials and some big prizes for the winners. Among our specials are:
- $5 beers from Grubhouse
- $8 draft wines, $10 Chocolate martinis at Chocodiem
- 2 for 1 Flying Fish Abbey Doubles at TAPS.
Prizes for winners include:
All new quiz, totally different from the weekly quiz. Hope to see you Friday!
Alright gang, I’m up in New England for the week (wearing Eagles gear constantly to irk the natives) but you’re in good hands. The Sandman will be filling in for me. Boots is at O’Neals on Tuesday but will have Sarah B hosting at Birra on Thursday. Be kind to the substitutes, kids. No question of the week this week.
Things have been a little quiet the past two weeks. If you’re looking for a win, this would be a GREAT time to sneak in and get one. The schedule is as follows:
- Sidecar at 8 pm (with Sandman)
- O’Neals 8 pm (With Boots)
- Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm (with Sandman)
- Founding Fathers 8:30 pm (with Sandman)
- Birra 8 pm (with Sara B)
- Bards 9:15 pm (With Sandman)
- Queefer Sutherland 117
- Jawns 96
- Threat Level Midnight 84
- Deep Bench 123
- A Janey to a Kill 118
- It’s my BurpDay 9
- Happy Birthday to the Ground 119
- Whitey’s Chicken Feathers 117
- Huggin Makes Biden Hard 109
- Duane’s World 133
- Babysitters Fight Club 114
- Victory Royale With Cheese 108
- Non Sporting Class 107
- Baby Ben 103
- Zipin Dots 98
- We Sleep in May 99
- That’s What She Said 79
- Concerned Mothers of Notre Dame 70