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Department of Contest Design
Question: From the subrealm of cartoons, what was the name of the cap that Bullwinkle would put on his head when he wanted to think?
Answer: The Kurwood Derby.
Song: "Red Rubber Ball"-- The Cyrkle
Question: Adelaide, from "Guys and Dolls," has been writing home to her mother for fourteen years telling her that she and Nathan Detroit were married. What does she tell her mother that Nathan does for a living?
Answer: That he is an assistant manager at an A&P (and Adelaide was going to have him promoted to manager for Christmas!).
Song: "We Gotta Get You a Woman"-- Todd Rundgren
Question: What player hit at least one home run in the most different ballparks in major league baseball?
Answer: Frank Robinson (30).
Song: "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"-- Napoleon XIV
Question: What are the numbers on a Dr. Pepper bottle, and what do they stand for?
Answer: 10, 2, and 4: the times for a Dr. Pepper break.
Song: "Indiana Wants Me"-- R. Dean Taylor
Question: From DC Comics, who is Linda Lee?
Answer: Supergirl. (That was her name when she first came to earth and lived in the Midvale orphanage before being adopted by the Danvers.)
Song: "Good Lovin'"-- Rascals
Realm: Movies The Cruiser Ruchman "Don Rucklione" Memorial Question:
Question: From "The Godfather"..... when Michael is about to go to dinner with the two men he will kill to avenge the attempt on the life of his father, he waits in front of a restaurant for them to pick him up. What is the name of that restaurant?
Answer: Jack Dempsey's Restaurant.
Song: "Goldfinger"-- Shirley Bassey
Question: Please sing the "Laugh-In" News Jingle.
Answer: "Here's the news across the nation / We have got the information / In a way we hope will amuse-- youse / We'd just love / To give you our views (la da di da) / Ladies and Gents, 'Laugh-In' looks at the news."
Song: "Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde"-- Georgie Fame
Question: Who was the male torch bearer for the opening of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games?
Answer: Stephane Prefontaine.
Song: "Chewy Chewy"-- Ohio Express
Question: What has Sheraton done for you lately? Well, for one among many obnoxious things, they have given you a maddeningly unforgettable toll-free number which you can call to reserve a room at a Sheraton hotel. Please tell us that toll free number.
Song: "Don't Walk Away Renee"-- Left Banke
Question: We all know that Earl Butz fell victim earlier this year to his own colossal stupidity. We owe our knowledge of Butz' comments to that old reliable ex-White House Counsel who had the goods on Tricky Dick, John "Come Clean" Dean. What we would like to know is: who was the third person involved in the conversation, whose question led to Butz' comments?
Answer: Pat Boone.
Song: "10 Commandments of Love"-- Harvey and the Moonglows
(NOTE: Butz told a joke about blacks where the big "punchline" was that all they wanted was tight shoes, good sex, and a warm place to go to the bathroom. Bye-bye, Butz.)
Question: In "The Maltese Falcon," what is the name of Sam Spade's partner who gets killed?
Answer: Miles Archer.
Song: "Theme from James Bond"-- John Barry
Question: From "M*A*S*H," we'd like to know the full character names of Hawkeye, Radar, and Trapper.
Answer: Benjamin Franklin Pierce, Walter O'Reilly, and John McIntyre.
Song: "Five O'Clock World"-- Vogues
Question: Alvin Adams and Ricky Sobers were starters on the NBA championship runner-up Phoenix Suns in 1976. When was the last time prior to this that two rookies started on a finalist's team, and who were the two rookies?
Answer: 1957, when Tommy Heinsohn and Bill Russell did (for the Celtics, of course).
Song: "Don't Sleep in the Subway"-- Petula Clark
Question: What is unique about Crispy Critters?
Answer: It's the one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals.
Song: "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"-- Allan Sherman
Question: From Marvel Comics, what is Dr. Doom's real name?
Answer: Victor Von Doom.
Song: "Summer Rain"-- Johnny Rivers
Question: In "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Jimmy Stewart plays the young Senator who is chosen to go to Washington. How is he selected?
Answer: The Governor of Smith's home state flips a coin to choose between two other prospective Senators. The coin lands on its side resting against a paper, on the front of which is an article on Jefferson Smith..... and the Governor chooses Smith, saying that that was good enough for him.
Song: "Wooly Bully"-- Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Question: What was Bill Cosby's character name on "The Bill Cosby Show"?
Answer: Chet Kincaid.
Song: "The Name Game"-- Shirley Ellis
Question: Charlie Williams and Dave May made it into the trivia hall of fame by being on the obscure end of what two baseball trades?
Answer: May was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Hank Aaron; Williams was traded to the San Francisco Giants for Willie Mays.
Song: "Please Don't Just Stand There"-- Patty Duke
Three Point Play
Question: Name the characters from Pillsbury's Funny Face soft drink mixes (one point for naming four; two points for naming ALL seven).
Answer: Chinese OR Choo-Choo Cherry; Goofy Grape; Rootin-Tootin Raspberry; Loud Mouth Lime; Injun Orange; Freckle Face Strawberry; Lefty Lemon.
Song: "California Dreamin'"-- Mamas & Papas
Question: Who were the two feuding families in "Huck Finn"?
Answer: The Shepardsons and the Grangerfords.
Song: "Reflections of My Life"-- The Marmalade
Question: Everyone's all-time stud, Clark Gable, was married five times. Please name at least three of his wives.
Answer: Josephine Dillon, Rhea Langham, Carole Lombard, Sylvia Hawks, Kay Spreckels.
Song: "Mr. Businessman"-- Ray Stevens
Question: Please sing us the Bugs Bunny theme.
Answer: "Overture, curtain lights / This is it, the night of nights. / No more rehearsing or nursing a part, / We know every part by heart. / Overture, curtain lights / This is it, we'll hit the heights / And oh, what heights we'll hit / On with the show, this is it!"
Song: "This Magic Moment"-- Jay & the Americans
Question: Why does Los Angeles Rams running back Lawrence McCutcheon prefer not to be called "Larry," as one might reasonably expect?
Answer: Because he has a brother named Larry.
Song: "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," by the Byrds
Question: Practically everyone in the world knows that Quick Draw McGraw was the first mascot, or "spokeshorse," for Kellogg's Sugar Smacks. Who have been the two mascots since Quick Draw?
Answer: The Smackin Brothers, and Dig 'Em the Frog.
Song: "Spooky"-- Classics IV
Question: From DC Comics, what does Green Lantern say to recharge his ring?
Answer: "In brightest day, in blackest night / No evil shall escape my sight / Let those who worship evil's might / Beware my power-- Green Lantern's light!"
Song: "Popsicles and Icicles"-- Murmaids
Question: In "The Producers," one of the four songs used for the Hitler Auditions was "Beautiful Dreamer." We want you to name the other three.
Answer: "A Wandering Minstrel I," "Have You Ever Heard the German Band?" and "The Little Wooden Boy."
Song: "Brandy"-- Looking Glass
(NOTE: My goodness, what about "Love Power"?)
Question: What do the initials "T.H.E." in "T.H.E. Cat" stand for?
Answer: Thomas Huarte Edward.
Song: "Cry"-- Johnnie Ray
Question: In the movie "Shane," how does Shane cause a disturbance in the saloon?
Answer: He orders a soda pop.
Song: "Groovy Kind of Love"-- Mindbenders
Question: What was the name of Mr. Drysdale's secretary on "The Beverly Hillbillies"?
Answer: Jane Hathaway.
Song: "Happy Together"-- Turtles
Question: Since the fans started voting for the baseball All-Star Game, only two players have been elected to the starting team on the basis of write-in ballots, after having been omitted from the official ballot. Who are those two players?
Answer: Steve Garvey and Rico Carty.
Song: "World Without Love"-- Peter & Gordon
Question: What lawn mower's starting ability was tested on live television during major sporting events?
Answer: (Craftsman) Eager-1.
Song: "Day-O"-- Harry Belafonte
Subrealm: Children's Books
Question: From the "Hardy Boys".....who is Fenton Hardy's chief operative?
Answer: Sam Radley.
Song: "Sweet Caroline"-- Neil Diamond
Question: In the 1944 movie "Going My Way," Bing Crosby, as Father O'Malley, wears a sweatshirt on several occasions bearing the name of his favorite major league baseball team. What is the team?
Answer: The St. Louis Browns.
Song: "Come On Down To My Boat" -- Every Mother's Son
Question: What were the names of the two prime time rock'n'roll shows in the mid-1960s?
Answer: "Hullaballoo" and "Shindig."
Song: "Did You Ever" -- the Hullaballoos
Question: The 1962 AFL championship game was, at that time, the longest game ever played. At the start of the overtime, the Dallas texans won the toss of the coin, and their captain elected to "kick with the wind," in order to have the benefit of a strong tailing wind. However, the official ruled that his first choice was "to kick," and awarded Houston the choice of playing with or into the wind. Dallas thus lost both the right to receive and the advantageous wind direction. Who was the Dallas captain and AFL star who made this famous blooper?
Answer: Abner Haynes.
Song: "Here Come De Judge" -- Pigmeat Markham
Question: Please sing the "Slinky" jingle.
Answer: What walks the stair without a care / And shoots so high in the sky / Bounce up and down, just like a clown / Everyone knows it's Slinky. / The best present yet, to give or get / But costs so little to buy / You can put it away till you're ready to play / Everyone knows it's Slinky / It's Slinky, it's Slinky / The fun and the best of toys / It's Slinky, it's Slinky / the favorite of girls and boys / You ought to have a Slinky-- / Don't you want a Slinky?"
Song: "Little Woman" -- Bobby Sherman (barf!)
Question: DC Comics. Who died that Lightning Lad might live?
Song: "Mighty Quinn" -- Manfred Mann
(NOTE: The late great Proty was perhaps comic books' foremost super-amoeba.)
Realm: Movies The Second Biannual Watergate Memorial Question
Question: From the movie "All the President's Men"..... according to a sign in his office, what is Chuck Colson's motto?
Answer: "When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds follow."
Song: "My Generation" -- Who
Question: On "The Munsters," what is the name of Eddie's pet, what type of animal was he, and where did he live?
Answer: Spot, a dragon, lived under the staircase.
Song: "Hush" -- Deep Purple
Question: What major league baseball player had the longest career under one manager?
Answer: Don Drysdale, playing for Walter Alston.
Song: "Bus Stop" -- the Hollies
Question: From the realm of movies: who is Strelnekov?
Answer: From "Dr. Zhivago," he is (1) Lara's first husband; (2) the man with a scar; (3) a fascist leader. (Any one of the three descriptions will do. He is NOT, however, the lawyer who rapes Lara.)
Song: "I Only Have Eyes For You" -- Flamingoes
Question: What is the name of "Abbott and Costello"s landlord?
Answer: Mr. Fields.
Song: "A Simple Desultory Phillipic (or, How I Was Robert MacNamara'd Into Submission)" -- Simon & Garfunkel
Subrealm: Children's Books
Question: What special custom do hobbits have on their birthdays?
Answer: They give presents instead of receiving them.
Song: "Working My Way Back To You" -- Four Seasons
Realm: Movies The all-important traditional "Casablanca" question:
Question: In "Casablanca," when is the first time that we actually see Humphrey Bogart?
Answer: We only see his hand..... he is putting his initials on a check..... he writes "O.K.---Rick."
Song: "Laugh Laugh" -- the Beau Brummels
Question: What was the name of the magazine that Doris Day worked for on "The Doris Day Show"?
Answer: Today's World.
Song: "There's a Place" -- Beatles
Question: Who is the only Notre Dame quarterback to start at that position in the Super Bowl?
Answer: Daryl Lamonica.
Song: "I'd Wait a Million Years" -- Grass Roots
Question: Everyone who knows anything about anything knows that Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day in the Italian North End of Boston. According to the famous ad, who is the little boy who answers his mother's Prince Spaghetti call?
Answer: Anthony Martinelli.
Song: "Cherry Hill Park" -- Billy Joe Royal
Question: From Marvel Comics, who is Ben Grimm's girlfriend?
Answer: Alicia Masters.
Song: "Friday on My Mind" -- Easybeats
Question: What is the only political race any Kennedy ever lost?
Answer: The 1968 Oregon primary, which Bobby Kennedy lost to Gene McCarthy a week before he died.
Song: "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone" -- Monkees
Question: Please sing the "Flintstones" song.
Answer: "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones / They're the modern stone-age family / From the town of Bedrock / They're a case right out of history / Let's ride with the family down the street / Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet / When you're with the Flintstones / Have a yabba dabba doo time / A dabba doo time / You'll have a gay old time."
Song: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" -- Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Question: What player played the most major league baseball games before reaching the age of twenty?
Answer: Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers, 243. (Mel Ott had 241.)
Song: "Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop" -- Little Anthony and the Imperials
Subrealm: Comic Strips
Question: What position does Zonker Harris play on B.D.'s football team in the comic strip "Doonesbury"?
Answer: Uptight end.
Song: "Caroline, No" -- Brian Wilson
Question: Leonard Bernstein has won Oscars for composing musical scores for two different motion pictures. Name them.
Answer: "West Side Story" and "On the Waterfront."
Song: "Simon Says" -- 1910 Fruitgum Company
Question: What two critical factors enable the Flying Nun to fly?
Answer: Her exact weight of 99 pounds, and that the shape of her habit was aerodynamically perfect.
Song: "Dominique" -- the Singing Nun
Realm: Sports Three Point Play
Question: What are the former names of these three pro athletes? (Two points for naming all three, one point for naming two.) 1. Ahmad Rashad; 2. Zaid Abdul-Aziz; 3. Abdul Rahman?
Answer: 1. Bobby Moore; 2. Don Smith; 3. Walt Hazzard.
Song: "Makin' Whoopie" -- Ray Charles
Question: Anyone who knows even the tiniest little thing about anything knows that Buster Brown and his dog live inside a shoe. But please tell us the name of the dog.
Song: "Yo-Yo" -- the Chancellors
Question: In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," what saves the knights from being devoured by the legendary black beast of aaaggghhh?
Answer: The animator suffers a fatal heart attack.
Song: "Kind of a Drag" -- Buckinghams
Question: Where did Kookie Byrnes park cars on "77 Sunset Strip"?
Answer: Dino's Lounge.
Song: "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" -- Connie Stevens and Ed Byrnes
Question: Who is the only pitcher since 1920 to both win AND lose twenty games in a single season, and what was the year that he did it?
Answer: Wilbur Wood, in 1973 (his record was 24-20).
Song: "Pied Piper" -- Crispian St. Peters
Question: What special ingredients make Contact work?
Answer: (The twelve hour time action of) 600 tiny time pills.
Song: "Worst That Could Happen" -- Brooklyn Bridge
Question: With Roy Rogers and others, Gabby Hayes appeared in dozens of movies. In nearly all of these films, what was the name of his mule?
Song: "The Last Time" -- Rolling Stones
Question: From the subrealm of cartoons, who narrated "Fractured Fairy Tales"?
Answer: Edward Everett Horton.
Song: "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" -- Vince Guaraldi Trio
Question: On two separate occasions, the same major league manager removed pitchers who were in the eighth inning of no-hit games. Please tell us the name of the manager, and the two pitchers.
Answer: Manager-- Preston Gomez; Pitchers-- Clay Kirby (with the Padres), Don Wilson (with the Astros).
Song: "Undun" -- the Guess Who
(NOTE: The last-place 1971 Padres finished 61-100, 28.5 games back. The 1974 Astros finished 81-81, 21 games back. Surely, their respective fans would not have wanted to jeopardize those seasons with the distraction of a no-hitter.)
Question: Please tell us as specifically as possible why the Jolly Green Giant cuts his green beans on a diagonal.
Answer: To expose more of the crisp inner bean.
Song: "Grazin' in the Grass" -- Friends of Distinction
Question: From Marvel Comics, what does AIM stand for?
Answer: Advanced Idea Mechanics.
Song: "Do-Wah-Diddy" -- Exciters
Question: In the movie "Horsefeathers," we all remember some of Chico's football signals, such as "Una, duna, tre a bende / This-a-time we go left ende," and "Hi diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, this-a-time we go through the middle." Can you tell us Harpo's occupation?
Answer: Dog Catcher.
Song: "Volare" -- Bobby Rydell
Question: From the subrealm of cartoons, we all know that the name of Dudley Do-Right's horse was "Horse," but who was Dudley's girlfriend?
Answer: Sweet Nell.
Song: "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" -- Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
Question: What NFL player played both on offense and defense in the 1960 NFL championship game?
Answer: Chuck Bednarik (of the Philadelphia Eagles-- played center on offense and linebacker on defense).
Song: "Theme from 'A Summer Place' " -- Percy Faith
Question: Please describe the symbol of the Oppenheimer Fund.
Answer: A square formed by four clasped hands (see diagram).
Song: "I Can't Stay Mad at You" -- Skeeter Davis
(NOTE: Sorry-- you can't see diagram.)
Question: What do these five actors have in common: Al Pacino, Maximillian Schell, Walter Matthau, James Whitmore, Jack Nicholson?
Answer: All were nominated for Academy Awards--1976.
Song: "Go Where You Want to Go" -- Fifth Dimension
Question: In the movie "My Little Chickadee," starring W.C. Fields and Mae West, Fields is mistaken for a bandit and is about to be hanged. He is asked if he has any last requests, and he replies, "Yes, I'd like to see Paris before I die." As the noose tightens, what words does he add?
Answer: "Philadelphia will do."
Song: "Poison Ivy" -- Coasters
Question: Please sing the theme song to "Milton the Monster."
Answer: "High on Haunted Hill in a secret laboratory, Professor Weirdo and Count Kook were in their monstrous glory-- Five drops of the essence of terror Two drops of sinister sauce When the stirring's done, can I lick the spoon? Of course (ha ha), of course! Now for the tincture of tenderness It might destroy me (oh-oh, too much!) Better hold your breath, it's starting to tick-- Better hold my hand, I'm feeling sick! Hello Daddy What have I done I'm Milton, your brand-new son."
Song: "Subterranean Homesick Blues" -- Bob Dylan
Realm: Sports Dan Katz Memorial Question
Question: "Sports Illustrated" has published a famous book entitled "The 18 Best Golf Holes in America." Only one golf course in the United States is cited in this book for having TWO of the best holes. Which golf club is that?
Answer: Merion Golf Club (Merion, Pennsylvania)-- the first and eleventh holes.
Song: "Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys" -- Cookies
Question: At the party at Twelve Oaks in "Gone with the Wind" in which, among other things, Scarlett first meets Rhett, Ashley announces his engagement to Melanie, and Scarlett accepts Charles Hamilton's proposal, Rhett argues with the assembled Southern gentlemen about the south's chances in the war. Rhett uses three words to describe the "only things the South has." What are they?
Answer: Cotton, slaves, and arrogance.
Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" -- Tommy James & the Shondells
Question: We all know Fred Flintstone. And a good many of us know Fred's boss, Mr. Slate. But who can tell us where Mr. Slate went to college?
Answer: Prinstone U.
Song: "Can I Get A Witness" -- Marvin Gaye
Question: We all know that most major supermarkets carry their own brand of merchandise in addition to the usual national brands. For instance, each of Price Chopper, Grand Union, and A&P sell their own brand of soda. What are the names of the brands of soda that these stores sell?
Answer: Price Chopper-- Polar; Grand Union--Penguin; A&P--Yukon.
Song: "98.6" -- Keith
Question: DC Comics have explained to their readers that there are an infinite number of parallel worlds inhabiting the same space, but existing on different dimensional planes. We want to know the labels for the earth we live on, the earth that the Justice League lives on, the earth that the Justice Society lives on, and the earth that the Marvel Family lives on.
Answer: Earth Prime; Earth-1; Earth-2; and Earth-S.
Song: "Lady Willpower" -- Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (puke!)
Question: What is the drive-in on "American Graffiti"?
Song: "Rock Around the Clock" -- Bill Haley and the Comets
Question: At the end of every episode of "Mission: Impossible," just after the mission had indeed proven possible, the name of the executive producer was flashed on the screen as the action froze. Who was that executive producer?
Answer: Bruce Geller.
Song: "My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut" -- Donna Lynn
Question: Already in the NBA's young season two important individual records have been broken; one is a career record, one is a season record. What are the categories (that is, we don't need the exact numbers, just the category the record was set in), the new recordholders, and the old recordholders?
Answer: 1. Consecutive free throws. Rick Barry (60) broke Calvin Murphy's (59). 2. Most career games. John Havlicek broke Hal Greer's record.
Song: "Let's Fall in Love" -- Peaches and Herb
Question: Radio Free Europe produced a commercial in which the camera panned the streets of Communist Europe, while one of its German-speaking stations played in the background. What popular U.S. song was played in this commercial, and who did it?
Answer: "On Broadway" by das Drifters.
Song: "Funky Broadway" -- Wilson Pickett
Question: We all know that Fred MacMurray's household on "My Three Sons" was a rather chauvinistic institution, right down to a male housemaid, who most of us know as "Uncle Charlie." However, there was another housemaid (male, of course) who preceded Uncle Charlie. What was his character name, and who played him?
Answer: Bub, played by William Frawley.
Song: "The Mouse" -- Soupy Sales
Question: In "The Graduate," Elaine was originally engaged to Carl Smith, a med student at Berkeley. According to Elaine, what did Smith say was his reason for his engagement to her?
Answer: "We'd make a pretty good team."
Song: "Listen People" -- Herman's Hermits
Realm: Television The Big, Bad, and Beautiful John B. Berringer Memorial Question
Question: From "Star Trek," what do tribbles feed on?
Song: "She's the One" -- Chartbusters
Question: We all know that Charlie Finley had some strange methods of ridding himself of ballplayers and managers alike. What two players did he outright fire, one at Kansas City, and the other at Oakland?
Answer: Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, and Mike Andrews.
Song: "It's My Life" -- Animals
Question: What are the little characters that make Dow Basin, Tub, and Tile cleaner work?
Answer: Scrubbing Bubbles.
Song: "For What It's Worth" -- Buffalo Springfield
Question: In the movie "Dark Victory," Bette Davis remarks that Vermont is a "narrow, pinched-up state on the wrong end of Boston." We don't care about that; we want to know if you can name her two dogs and horse?
Answer: Daphne, Dawn, and Challenger.
Song: "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" -- Casinos
Question: In "Dark Shadows," what is the name of the vampire?
Answer: Barnabas Collins.
Song: "Don't Worry Baby" -- Beach Boys
Question: Dateline: November 5, 1971. The Los Angeles Lakers win the first of what will be a record 33 consecutive victories. What key change in the starting lineup that occurred that very night was a catalyst in the Lakers' subsequent success?
Answer: Elgin Baylor retired, and Jimmy McMillan took his place at forward.
Song: "Suspicious Minds" -- Elvis (the Pelvis) Presley
Question: What is the guarantee on Firestone Winter Tires?
Answer: You go through ice, mud, and snow, or we pay the tow.
Song: "Love American Style" -- Cowsills
Question: From Marvel Comics, in what edifice does the Fantastic Four live?
Answer: The Baxter Building.
Song: "The Rapper" -- the Jaggerz
Question: From the movie "The Great Escape," when the night to escape came, the tunnelers (that is, the prisoners) discovered that they were ten feet short of the woods. Instead of delaying the escape and tunneling further, they realized that they HAD to go out that night. Why?
Answer: All of the passes and tickets they had forged were stamped and dated.
Song: "Build Me up Buttercup" -- Foundations
Question: In "Julia," what was the name of Cory Baker's friend?
Answer: Earl J. Waggador.
Song: "Because" -- Dave Clark Five
Question: What pro athlete was drafted by football's Minnesota Vikings, baseball's San Diego Padres, basketball's Utah Stars, and basketball's Atlanta Hawks?
Answer: Dave Winfield of the San Diego Padres.
Song: "My Pledge of Love" -- Joe Jeffries Group
Question: Please sing us the Mobil gas "Rocker Arm Assembly" song.
Answer: "We're a rocker arm assembly, assembly, assembly We're a rocker arm assembly, and we don't like dirt! (solo) But detergent gasoline Helps keep our engine running smooth and clean So it's Mobil, oh it's Mobil gasoline."
Song: "I'm Telling You Now" -- Freddie and the Dreamers
Question: Practically all Williams students have at one time or another drowned their sorrows at Mary & Tom's Purple Pub. What is the Pub's motto, which appears on the front windows of the Pub?
Answer: "The Place to Gather."
Song: "Take a Letter, Maria" -- R.B. Greaves
Question: According to Dr. Van Helsing in the movie "Dracula," "The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him." Yet, it appears that many people do believe in him-- enough to prepare for confrontations with vampires by keeping a certain herb close at hand. According to the movie, what is the name of the herb, and where is it grown?
Answer: Wolfbane, grown in central Europe.
Song: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" -- Steam
Question: What were the names of the high ranking Luftwafte and Gestapo officers who were constantly visiting Stalag 13 on "Hogan's Heroes"?
Answer: Major Hochstedder and General Burkholter ("Klink, who is this man?").
Song: "Ferry Cross the Mersey" -- Gerry & the Pacemakers
Question: Only one team has ever had three players hit 40 or more homers in a single season. What was the team, and who were the players?
Answer: 1973 Atlanta Braves: Dave Johnson (43); Darrell Evans (41); and Hank Aaron (40).
Song: "See You in September" -- Happenings
Question: The theme song from the 1934 movie "The Gay Divorcee" was the first song to win an Academy Award. Name that tune.
Answer: "The Continental."
Song: "MTA" -- Kingston Trio
Question: In "Then Came Bronson," what profession did Bronson leave behind to take off on his nomadic journey on his motorcycle?
Answer: He was a newspaper reporter.
Song: "Day After Day" -- Raspberries
Question: What kind of benefits do you get from Quisp and Quake cereals?
Answer: Quazy Energy, and Earthquake Power.
Song: "I Gotta Dream On" -- Herman's Hermits
Question: Why don't Superman's glasses melt when he uses his X-ray vision while in his Clark Kent disguise?
Answer: They were made from the windows of his Kryptonian rocket ship.
Song: "Bernadette" -- Four Tops
Question: Alec Guiness disposes of the last of the gang, Herbert Lom, and pushes him into a coal car, but as the signal arm changes, it hits Guiness, who himself falls into a passing coal car, never to be seen again. Such is the ending of what movie?
Answer: "The Ladykillers" (1955).
Song: "Just Like Romeo and Juliet" -- Reflections
Question: From the subrealm of cartoons, what is the name of the police officer on "Top Cat"?
Answer: Officer Dibble.
Song: "Lola" -- Kinks
Question: Name the United States college basketball players that led the Yugoslav and Puerto Rican basketball teams in the 1976 Olympics.
Answer: Kresmir Cosic (of Brigham Young) led Yugoslavia, and Butch Lee (of Marquette) led Puerto Rico.
Song: "Runaround Sue" -- Dion and the Belmonts
Question: What is the original two-part phrase advertising slogan of Mountain Dew?
Answer: "Yahoo, Mountain Dew -- it'll tickle your innards."
Song: "Summer Song" -- Chad and Jeremy
Subrealm: Children's Books
Question: From "Winnie the Pooh," what is Tigger's favorite food?
Answer: Roo's extract of Malt medicine.
Song: "Wishin' and Hopin'" -- Dusty Springfield
Question: In "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," who is the leader of the superposse, and who is the Indian tracker?
Answer: The leader is Joe Lefores (whose trademark is a white straw skimmer); the Indian tracker is Lord Baltimore.
Song: "More Today Than Yesterday" -- Spiral Starecase
Question: Please sing us the theme song from the show "Courtship of Eddie's Father."
Answer: "People let me tell you 'bout my best friend, He's a warm-hearted person who'll love me till the end. People let me tell you 'bout my best friend, He's a one boy, cuddly toy, My up, my down, my pride and joy. People let me tell you 'bout him, 'cause he's so much fun, Whether we're talking man to man Or whether we're talking son to son 'Cause he's my best friend..... la la la la la, etc."
Song: "Hello, It's Me" -- the Nazz
Question: During this past summer, metereological phenomena intruded into the world of sport in spectacular and unprecedented fashion. The Olympic torch was extinguished, albeit temporarily, by torrential rain similar to the downpour which caused the first rain-out of a professional football game in history. No, we don't want you to tell us that it was the Pittsburgh Steelers and the College All-Stars who fought in that abbreviated struggle. We want you to tell us the third extraordinary rainout of last summer, which occurred, by the way, the same night that Charlie Finley attempted to unload Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi, and Vida Blue.
Answer: A game was cancelled at the Astrodome, due to rain that flooded the parking lots.
Song: "I Say a Little Prayer" -- Dionne Warwick
Question: Where does the song beginning, "Here she is, Miss America" come from, and who originally sang it?
Answer: Johnny Desmond sang it in "The Miss America Story," starring Lee Meriwether.
Song: "Tighten Up" -- Archie Bell & the Drells
Question: On "Get Smart," what is the name of CONTROL's dog?
Song: "He's So Fine" -- Chiffons
Realm: Sports Three Point Play
Question: Who were the first commissioners of the American Football League, the All-America Conference, and the American Basketball Association? (Two points for all three, one point for two correct answers.)
Answer: AFL: Joe Foss; AAC: Jim Crowley (one of the Four Horsemen); ABA: George Mikan.
Song: "It's Not For Me To Say" -- Johnny Mathis
Question: According to Yardley, how can you wear Slicker?
Answer: Slicker under, Slicker over, Slicker alone.
Song: "Lazy Day" -- Spanky and Our Gang
Question: What is Lawrence Welk's license plate?
Answer: ANA 1 ANA 2
Song: "How Can I Be Sure" -- Rascals
Question: From "The Summer of '42," Hermie and Oskie spend one evening at the movies trying to put some moves on a couple of girls. Please tell us the movie that was playing, and the actress and actor who had the leads in the movie.
Answer: "Now, Voyager," with Bette Davis and Paul Heinreid.
Song: "Tears of a Clown" -- Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Question: Please sing the jingle from the T.V. show "Petticoat Junction (first verse).
Answer: "Come ride the little train that is rolling down the track to the junction..... You'll forget about your cares, you can learn to relax at the junction...... Lotsa curves, you bet; and even more when you get to the junction...... Petticoat Junction!!"
Song: "Sky Pilot" -- Eric Burdon and the Animals
Question: Daniel Boone had several sidekicks over the years..... what was the character name of the first?
Answer: Mingo (played by Ed Ames, of course).
Song: "People Are Strange" -- Doors
Question: Who are the villains of the original Frightful Four (they fought against the Fantastic Four)?
Answer: Sandman, Wizard, Trapster, and Thundra.
Song: "Sweet Soul Music" -- Arthur Conley
Question: Peter O'Toole has played the same King of England in two different films. Name the king and both films.
Answer: Henry II.... as a young man in "Becket" (1964), and as the older Henry in "The Lion in Winter" (1968).
Song: "Last Kiss" -- J. Frank Wilson
Question: Who introduced Johnny Carson on his first night on "The Tonight Show"?
Answer: Groucho Marx.
Song: "Everything I Own" -- Bread
Question: Who hit the first home run in (the original) Yankee Stadium?
Answer: Casey Stengel.
Song: "Tossin' and Turnin'" -- Bobby Lewis
(NOTE: The above is wrong, but with extenuating circumstances. Casey Stengel hit the first home run in the Stadium's WORLD SERIES history (for the opposing 1923 Giants). But the first-ever home run in Yankee Stadium was hit on Opening Day of that '23 season, appropriately enough by Babe Ruth.)
Question: Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of a famous author's story is one of the all-time horror movies, "The Birds." Who wrote the original story by the same title?
Answer: Daphne Damaurier.
Song: "Loddy Lo" -- Chubby Checker