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Realm: Self-Serving Monty Python Questions
Question: You are Tim, ancient and renowned sorcerer, with big, impressive horns on your hat. One day, while practicing your pyromagic, you are disturbed by King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. They are seeking the Holy Grail. You alone can lead them to that cave wherein the dying Olfin Bedwear of Reggeth had carved in the living rock the last location of the most Holy Grail. They are eager to go into this cave and find the Grail. This is good-- but-- you warn them that they should go "only if ye be men of valor, for DEATH awaits you with......" The question is, with WHAT does death await them?
Hint: Oh, come on! Think RABBIT, man!
Answer: With "nasty, big, pointed teeth."
Song: "You Keep Me Hanging On," by Vanilla Fudge
(NOTE: First Hour Bonus read, first Super Bonus music played at this time.)

Realm: Presidents
Question: To what song did Gerald Ford ask Queen Elizabeth II to dance, at the Bicentennial Ball in the White House?
Hint: What isn't the Queen?
Answer: "The Lady Is a Tramp."
Song: "Laugh at Me," by Sonny (Bono)

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: What do the following people have in common: John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Jackie Ward, and Ron Hicklin?
Hint: It has to do with music.
Answer: They're the real singers in the Partridge Family, besides David Cassidy.
Song: "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted," by the Partridge Family

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Woody Allen
Question: What are the three unusual reforms instituted by the new rebel dictator of San Marcos, in "Bananas"?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: 1) The official language is Swedish; 2) Underwear must be changed every half-hour, and must be worn on the outside, so they can check; and 3) Every child under sixteen years of age is now sixteen. (Must get all three for credit.)
Song: "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied," by the B.T. Express

Realm: Comics
Subrealm: "Doonesbury"
Question: Brian Dowling and Calvin Hill, both featured in Garry Trudeau's version of the Yale football team, as B.D. and Calvin respectively, went on to play football in the NFL in real life. For what team did they play?
Hint: NOT B.D.'s current team, the Rams.
Answer: The Washington Redskins.
Song: "Battle of New Orleans," by Johnny Horton

Realm: Sports
Subrealm: The First Sports Question
Question: Who was the Professional Bowler's Association's first million-dollar winner?
Hint: He was also the first man to win three PBA championships.
Answer: Earl Anthony.
Song: "Duke of Earl," by Gene Chandler
Guest Reader: President John Chandler.

Realm: Science Fiction
Question: In Isaac Asimov's robot stories, how do you tell an android from a human?
Hint: Think of international trade.
Answer: Androids have "Made in U.S.A. stamped in their belly-buttons.
Song: "Pictures of Matchstick Men," by the Status Quo

Realm: Music
Question: Everyone remembers Slim Whitman's million-selling album, sold on TV in 1979-80. What was it called?
Hint: What condition is Slim NEVER in?
Answer: "All My Best."
Song: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," by the First Edition

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: "Buckaroo Banzai"
Question: According to Emilio Lizardo, a/k/a John Whorfin, what is "character"?
Hint: Think about the music.
Answer: "Character is what you are in the dark."
Song: "Reach Out of the Darkness," by Friend and Lover

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: What is the State Motto of Alaska?
Hint: It's NOT "the Last Frontier."
Answer: It was, in fact, a trick question. Alaska is the only state WITHOUT a motto.
Song: "Lies," by the Knickerbockers
Note:(NOTE: Alaska's state motto, "North to the Future," had been adopted eighteen years before this question was asked.)
Note:The note above was added in 2010 by Des Devlin, only 25 years after the contest!

Realm: Television
Subrealm: Stupid Sitcoms
Question: Tell us if you can the name of the pilot that crashed repeatedly on Gilligan's Island, and the name of his plane.
Hint: Think about Lindbergh.
Answer: Wrong-Way Feldman, flying "The Spirit of the Bronx."
Song: "Ain't Nothing You Can Do," by Bobby "Blue" Bland

Realm: Television THREE-POINT PLAY
Subrealm: Music Videos
Question: In the video of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher," what happens to the five main characters at the end? Give us 3 for one point, all five for both.
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Alex Van Halen-- Gynecologist; Michael Anthony-- Sumo wrestler in Tokyo; Eddie Van Halen-- Relaxing in Bellevue Mental Hospital, and making progress; David Lee Roth-- America's favorite game show host; Waldo-- "No one really knows what became of Waldo after graduation." (Any order.)
Song: "Harper Valley P.T.A.," by Jeannie C. Riley

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Academy Awards
Question: What movie beat out the following classics for Best Picture of the Year: "Suspicion," "The Maltese Falcon," and "Citizen Kane"?
Hint: It's a Katherine Hepburn movie.
Answer: "How Green Was My Valley."
Song: "Sunny Days," by Lighthouse
(NOTE: Um..... Katherine Hepburn was NOT in "How Green Was My Valley.")

Realm: Comics
Subrealm: Newspaper Strips
Question: What, according to "the Far Side,' is the real reason the dinosaurs became extinct?
Hint: Think about the music.
Answer: Smoking.
Song: "Misty," by Johnny Mathis

Realm: Music
Subrealm: Comic Groups
Question: During the Rutles' triumphant tour of America, those loveable moptops Dirk, Ron, Stig, and Barry held an historic concert at New York's Che Stadium. For whom was Che Stadium named?
Hint: No, not Che GUEVARRA....
Answer: Cuban guerrila leader Che Stadium.
Song: "Dominique," by the Singing Nun

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: The Marx Brothers
Question: Name all of the Marx Brothers, and give their real names.
Hint: Think dull names.
Answer: Groucho-- Julius; Chico-- Leonard; Harpo-- Adolph; Zeppo-- Herbert; Gummo-- Milton.
Song: "Banana Boat (Day-O)," by Stan Freberg (NOTE: Do NOT hang up at the footsteps.)

Realm: Miscellaneous GUEST READER
Question: What terrible fate did both Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger suffer at the hands of Harvard professor Samuel P. Huntington?
Hint: Why are you at Williams?
Answer: He beat out both of them for tenure at Harvard.
Song: "Crystal Blue Persuasion," by Tommy James and the Shondells
Guest Reader: Ed Tonelli '86.

Realm: Monty Python
Question: How can you tell to which diocese a dead bishop belongs?
Hint: Think anatomy.
Answer: "It's tattooed on the back of the neck."
Song: "Tightrope," by Leon Russell

Realm: Williamsiana
Question: How did David van Alstyne, as in the van Alstyne Lounge, die EXACTLY?
Hint: "Clunk-- oh NO."
Answer: The left wingtip fuel tank of his fighter fell off, as he was taking off into a formation flight.
Song: "Let's Dance," by Chris Montez

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: What 1974-76 activity did Walter Matthau, Bernadette Peters, Paul Newman, Annette Funicello, Roger Moore, and Milton Berle, among hundreds of others, take part in?
Hint: HUNDREDS of others, each one at a time, with very large audiences.
Answer: Bicentennial Minutes.
Song: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People," by Jimmy Cliff

Subrealm: John Wayne
Question: Name the seven movies in which John Wayne dies. One point for three, two points for all seven.
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: "Reap the Wild Wind," "The Fighting Seabees," "Wake of the Red Witch," "The Cowboys," "The Sands of Iwo Jima," "The Alamo," and "The Shootist."
Song: "The King Is Gone," by Ronnie McDowell

Realm: Comics
Subrealm: "Doonesbury"
Question: At the 1972 Republican Convention, a unanimous mandate for Richard Nixon was foiled by the delgate from Walden Puddle. Who were the three successive nominees chosen instead of Nixon?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: The Lone Ranger, McCloskey, and Zonker Harris.
Song: "Abraham, Martin and John," by Dion

Realm: Music
Question: What song immortalized the London Chinese restaurant Lee Ho Fook's?
Hint: "A-ROOOOO!"
Answer: "Werewolves of London," by the equally-immortal Warren Zevon.
Song: "Do the Freddie," by Freddie and the Dreamers

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: James Bond
Question: According to both the film and the book versions of "You Only Live Twice," when does one live twice?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Film: Once for yourself, and once for your dreams. Book: Once when you are born, and once when you look death in the face.
Song: "Fish Ain't Bitin'," by Lamont Dozier

Realm: Television
Question: From "Get Smart," what was Max's cover?
Hint: What do you get and send during special seasons?
Answer: He was a salesman for the Pontiac Greeting Card Company.
Song: "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks

Realm: Sports
Subrealm: Basketball
Question: Who played for the Boston Celtics and the Boston Braves at the same time?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Gene Conley.
Song: "The Jolly Green Giant," by the Kingsmen

Realm: Science Fiction
Subrealm: "Hitchhiker's Guide" Trilogy
Question: When Arthur, Ford, Zaphod, and Trillian went to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, they met Ford's old mate Hotblack Desaito, of the plutonium rock band "Disaster Area." What was unusual about Hotblack?
Hint: He was doing something ordinarily thought of as permanent, on a temporary basis.
Answer: He was spending a year dead, for tax reasons.
Song: "Dead Skunk," by Loudon Wainwright III
Guest Reader: Professor Thomas Balonek, of the Physics/Astronomy Department.

Realm: Movies
Question: In the movie "Patton," it was rumored that the General carried pearl-handled revolvers. When asked if he carried them, he replied that he carried ivory-handled revolvers. According to Patton, what kind of man carries pearl-handled revolvers?
Hint: Sort of a Southern gentleman.
Answer: "Only pimps from New Orleans carry pearl-handled revolvers."
Song: "Angel In Your Arms," by Hot

Realm: Williamsiana
Subrealm: Spring Street
Question: Goodie's Restaurant has a dessert called "J.J.'s Delight," a brownie covered by a hot fudge sundae. Who or what is it named after?
Hint: What are you, if you eat one?
Answer: A 400-pound pig named J.J., belonging to the owner of Goodie's.
Song: "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," by Major Lance

Realm: Corporate America
Question: What company manufactures Crayola Crayons?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Binney and Smith, Incorporated.
Song: "Steal Away," by Jimmy Hughes

Realm: Television
Question: Sing for us, if you dare, the theme from Disney's "Davy Crockett" (only the first verse is necessary).
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: "Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, Greenest state in the land of the free. Raised in the woods so he knew every tree, Killed him a b'ar when he was only three. (Singin') Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier!"
Song: "Dance With Me," by Orleans

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Justice
Question: In Mel Brooks' "The Producers," Max Bialystock and his accountant Bloom are tried for bilking old ladies out of their money, and for blowing up a theater. What is the jury's verdict?
Hint: More than just guilty.
Answer: "We find the defendants incredibly guilty."
Song: "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues," by Danny O'Keefe

Realm: Miscellaneous
Subrealm: Singing Cowboys
Question: What currently stands on the site of cowboy actor Roy Rogers' birth?
Hint: It's in Cincinnati.
Answer: Second base of Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.
Song: "Theme from 'A Summer Place'," by Percy Faith and His Orchestra

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: How did Ian Fleming come up with the name "James Bond"?
Hint: It was for the birds.
Answer: From an ornithologist named James Bond, whose name was suitably dull and monosyllabic, and whose book, "Birds of the West Indies," was a favorite of Fleming's.
Song: "Quarter To Three," by Gary "U.S." Bonds

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: 1940s Comedy Teams THREE-POINT PLAY
Question: Name all of the films whose titles begin, "Abbott and Costello Meet......" Name three for one point, all seven for two points.
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: "....Frankenstein," ".....The Killer," "....The Invisible Man," "....Captain Kidd," "....The Keystone Kops," ".....Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," ".....The Mummy."
Song: "Kiss You All Over," by Exile

Realm: Music
Subrealm: The Fab Four
Question: What four Beatles songs, written by them, have titles just four letters in length?
Hint: Do you need ____; every boy needs a _____; hold it a minute; sleet, snow and ____.
Answer: "Help!"; "Girl"; "Wait"; and "Rain."
Song: "Precious and Few," by Climax

Realm: Television
Subrealm: "The Flintstones"
Question: What is the title of the film the Flintstones are going to see during the opening credits of every show?
Hint: It's scary.
Answer: "The Monster."
Song: "Something's Got A Hold On Me," by Etta James

Realm: Comics
Subrealm: DC
Question: A secret code must be entered into the Batcar's dashboard computer in order to start it. What is that code sequence?
Hint: It should be pathetically obvious.
Answer: B-A-T-M-A-N.
Song: "Hello Stranger," by Yvonne Elliman

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Wholesome Family Movies
Question: Name for us, please, all of the Von Trapp children.
Hint: Oh, come on.
Answer: There are seven: Liesl, Friedrich, Brigitta, Kurt, Gretel, Marta, and Luisa. (Any order is okay.)
Song: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?," by Johnny Rivers

Realm: Miscellaneous
Subrealm: The Vanessa Williams Memorial Trivia Question
Question: Why was Miss New York, Deborah Ann Fountain, disqualified from the 1981 Miss U.S.A. contest?
Hint: It's the Vanessa Williams Memorial Trivia Question.
Answer: She padded her swimsuit.
Song: "G.T.O.," by Ronny and the Daytonas

Realm: Television
Question: The Lone Ranger rode a white horse. His brother's grandson rode in a black car. Who was this crimefighter?
Hint: He had a very simple costume.
Answer: The Green Hornet.
Song: "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde," by Georgie Fame

Realm: Williamsiana
Question: Who said this: "Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out"?
Hint: Someone whose actions will certainly affect all of us.
Answer: William Bennett, at his commencement address two years ago.
Song: "The Jerk," by the Larks

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Fairly Good Ones
Question: In "The Big Chill," Tom Berenger played the part of Sam, the star of a TV show about a private eye. What was the show's name?
Hint: He was just like Magnum.
Answer: "J.T. Lancer."
Song: "I'm A Man," by the Spencer Davis Group

Realm: Advertising
Question: What do these things have in common: The state of Nebraska, buildings, a giraffe, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Kingdom of Swaziland, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
Hint: Think about south-central Pennsylvania.
Answer: They are all things that will NOT be found in a Hershey Bar.
Song: "Fox On The Run," by the Sweet

Realm: Television
Subrealm: Soap Operas
Question: Who is the most relentless woman in Pine Valley?
Hint: Think erotic literature and Orson Welles.
Answer: Erica Kane.
Song: "Torn Between Two Lovers," by Mary MacGregor

Realm: Music
Subrealm: Common Denominators
Question: What do "Sesame Street," "Midnight Cowboy," "Leave A Tender Moment Alone," and the Old Spice television commercials have in common?
Hint: Think about the music.
Answer: The harmonica playing of Toots Thielemans.
Song: "Baby, Scratch My Back," by Slim Harpo (READ THIS)
Guest Reader: Professor Henry Art, of the Biology Department.

Realm: Science
Question: For what discovery did Albert Einstein win a Nobel Prize in 1921?
Hint: NOT relativity.
Answer: The photo-electric effect.
Song: "I Adore Him," by the Angels

Realm: Movies
Question: From "What's Up, Doc," what is in each of the four identical plaid travelling bags?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Musical igneous rocks, jewelry, top-secret documents, and Barbra Streisand's underwear.
Song: "If I Were A Carpenter," by Bobby Darin

Realm: Advertising
Question: Where would you be most likely to see the following, and what does it advertise: "Las cucarachas entrar, pero no puedan salir"?
Hint: Cucarachas!
Answer: On a New York City subway or bus; it's Spanish for "Roaches check in, but they don't check out," the Black Flag Roach Motel slogan.
Song: "Tequila," by the Champs

Realm: Television
Question: A few years back, the lead character on "The Greatest American Hero" changed identity, but not in the usual super fashion. ABC officials ordered the character to undergo an actual name change. What was the original name, what was it changed to, and why did it get changed?
Hint: What other important event occurred in Spring, 1981?
Answer: It was "Ralph Hinkley," and it was changed to simply "Ralph" or "Mr. H." ABC feared that viewers would connect Ralph Hinkley with John Hinckley, Jr.
Song: "The Name Game," by Shirley Ellis

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: Who are the only four people to be interviewed by "Playboy" twice?
Hint: One changed his name, one got funnier, and the other two are dead.
Answer: Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali; Mel Brooks; Jimmy Hoffa; and John Lennon (once in the context of all four Beatles).
Song: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," by B.J. Thomas

Realm: Movies
Question: Besides themselves, who is the only actor to appear in three Beatles films?
Hint: "He's very clean."
Answer: Victor Spinetti (played the uncle in "A Hard Day's Night").
Song: "Overture from 'Tommy'," by the Assembled Multitude

Realm: Sports
Subrealm: Football
Question: What NFL team once boasted ASSISTANT coaches named Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry?
Hint: Not a small team.
Answer: The New York Giants.
Song: "Oh How Happy," by Shades of Blue

Realm: Comedy
Subrealm: "The Muppet Show"
Question: What is the Swedish Chef's native language?
Hint: NOT Mock Swedish.
Answer: Mock Japanese.
Song: "Rainbow Connection," by Kermit (Jim Henson)

Realm: Miscellaneous THREE-POINT PLAY
Question: Dating back to Nixon's 1960 campaign, give us all of the unsuccessful Vice Presidential candidates. They had to have gotten at least ten percent of the vote to be counted. One point for four, two points for all nine.
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: 1960 Henry Cabot Lodge (Nixon) 1964 Bill Miller (Goldwater) 1968 Ed Muskie (Humphrey) Curtis LeMay (Wallace) 1972 Tom Eagleton (McGovern I) Sargent Shriver (McGovern II) 1976 Robert Dole (Ford) 1980 Walter Mondale (Carter) 1984 Gerry Ferraro (Mondale)
Song: "Sideshow," by Blue Magic

Realm: Movies
Question: From "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," what British actor/comedian, "later infamous in his own right," played the role of the toymaker?
Hint: Think dirty.
Answer: Benny Hill.
Song: "Hey Girl," by Freddie Scott

Realm: Williamsiana
Question: We are all familiar with the Gargoyle Society. But can you tell us where on campus its namesake can be found?
Hint: Near the Gargoyle Fence.
Answer: On Morgan Hall (it's under the ivy somewhere).
Song: "Monster Mash," by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

Realm: Advertising
Question: What is the official ice cream of the U.S. Space Shuttle (chosen for the shuttle flight)?
Hint: Think of axe murderers or Elmer's Glue.
Answer: Lady Borden.
Song: "Itchycoo Park," by the Small Faces

Realm: Comics
Subrealm: "Doonesbury" The Jeff Trout Memorial Trivia Question
Question: Who did Duke replace as head of the U.S. mission to China?
Hint: Who has so many qualifications that this one might get lost in the shuffle?
Answer: George Bush.
Song: "Time Has Come Today," by the Chambers Brothers

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: 70s Mainstream Occult Films
Question: How do all the victims of Damien's evil die, in "The Omen"?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: The first nanny hangs herself; The priest is impaled by a lightning rod; Mrs. Thorn (Damien's mother, played by Lee Remick) is pushed out a window by the evil nanny; The photographer is decapitated by a sheet of plate glass; Ambassador Thorn (Gregory Peck) is shot by the police as he is about to kill Damien.
Song: "Christmas with the Devil," by Spinal Tap

Realm: Television
Subrealm: The 12th Precinct
Question: Name all of the officers ever appearing on "Barney Miller." (Only asked twice.)
Hint: Think. Just think. (There are twelve.)
Answer: Barney Miller; Chano; Fish; Wojohowicz; Harris; Yemana; Dietrich; Levitt; Wentworth; Batista; (Inspector) Luger; and Dorsey.
Song: "Hush," by Deep Purple
Guest Reader: Director of Security Ransom Jenks.

Realm: Music
Question: What was the only #1 song ever to feature a kazoo?
Hint: Think numerically.
Answer: "You're Sixteen," by Ringo Starr, with Paul McCartney on kazoo.
Song: "One Toke Over the Line," by Brewer and Shipley

Realm: Advertising
Question: If "you caught my eye as you walked on by," what were you wearing?
Hint: Something tight.
Answer: Sergio Valente jeans.
Song: "Rock and Roll, Part 2," by Gary Glitter

Realm: Movies
Question: In the "Batman" movie, Batman and Robin find themselves in two diabolical deathtraps. In one, they are strapped to a buoy in Gotham Harbor while their enemies fire torpedoes at them. In the other, they find themselves helpless to avoid the Bat-Copter being hit by an ICBM. How do they manage to escape both these evil traps?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: In the first trap, Batman uses his Bat-Torpedo-Deflector to repel the first two torpedoes. It fails on the third, but a valiant dolphin hurls his body into the torpedo's path, giving his life that the Dynamic Duo might live. In the second trap, the Bat-Copter is grazed by the ICBM, and put out of commission, but the resourceful Caped Crusader puts his peripheral vision to good use. Even as they are wildly careening in mid-air, the Gotham Guardian spots a convenient foam rubber convention in the corner of his eye, and the two of them jump safely into a foam rubber sculpture.
Song: "You Talk Too Much," by Joe Jones

Realm: Television
Subrealm: BAD Variety Shows
Question: What was the name of the orchestra on "The Gong Show"?
Hint: "Ugh!"
Answer: Milton DeLugg and His Band with a Thug.
Song: "Surfin' Bird," by the Trashmen

Realm: Sports
Subrealm: Basketball
Question: Who broke Wilt Chamberlain's wrist in an NBA game?
Hint: "The greatest guard in the history of basketball"; also, think capital letters.
Answer: Oscar Robertson, "The Big O."
Song: "Soul Finger," by the Bar-Kays

Realm: Comics
Question: From the Marvel universe, what rock group once made a guest appearance in "Howard the Duck"?
Hint: Howard was possessed by the devil at the end of the issue.
Answer: KISS (in the issue titled, "Rock, Roll Over, and Writhe").
Song: "Do the Funky Chicken," by Rufus Thomas

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: "Rocky Horror"
Question: What newspaper does Janet Weiss read in the car, and then place over her head in the rain, on the way to Dr. Frank N. Furter's estate?
Hint: Dennis Kucinich.
Answer: The Cleveland Plains Dealer.
Song: "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)," by MFSB

Realm: Television
Question: What, exactly, does the "Welcome to...." sign during the opening credits of "Welcome Back, Kotter" say?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: "Welcome To Brooklyn, Fourth Largest City in America. Hon. Sebastian Leone, Borough President." (Must get all for credit, especially the last two phrases.)
Song: "Get It On," by Chase

Realm: Miscellaneous
Subrealm: "Prairie Home Companion" The Margaret Nelson Memorial Question
Question: Please tell us the complete names of the following local concerns from the town of Lake Wobegon: _____ _____ Hardware, _____ _____ _____ Grocery, _____ Auto Repair, _____ _____ Boutique, and _____ Biscuits. One point for two, two points for all five.
Hint: Protection; it's mediocre; all tracks lead to; someone's pet; and Carnation Instant.
Answer: Home Defense Hardware; Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery; Jack's Auto Repair; Bertha's Kitty Boutique; and Powdermilk Biscuits.
Song: "The Things We Do For Love," by 10cc

Realm: Science Fiction Movies
Question: In the movie "2010," what are the names of the two Americans who accompany Dr. Heywood Floyd aboard the Russian spaceship going to Jupiter?
Hint: Think Indian and Russian names.
Answer: Dr. Chandra and Dr. Kernow.
Song: "The Groove Line," by Heatwave

Realm: Music
Subrealm: Repetitive Choruses
Question: How many times is the word "yeah" sung in the Beatles' "She Loves You"?
Hint: A LOT.
Answer: Twenty-nine.
Song: "Do It Any Way You Wanna," by People's Choice

Realm: Television
Question: What was the positively, absolutely LAST line of dialogue on the television series "M*A*S*H," and who spoke it?
Hint: "Huh?"
Answer: "What?" spoken by Hawkeye Pierce.
Song: "Hello, Hello," by the Sopwith Camel

Realm: Movies
Question: What film which won an Academy Award for Best Picture had a cast entirely devoid of women?
Hint: It was entirely desert-ed by females.
Answer: "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962).
Song: "Light My Fire," by Jose Feliciano

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: With which of his characters does Ian Fleming share his birthday?
Hint: May 28, 1908.
Answer: Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Song: "Goldfinger," by Shirley Bassey

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: What well-known polling organization began operations at Williams in 1946, and where was it located?
Hint: What do cowboys do?
Answer: The Roper Poll, which began in what is now O.C.C. (the former Roper Art Center).
Song: "Go Back," by Crabby Appleton

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: "M*A*S*H," The Movie
Question: What is Spearchucker Jones' full, real name; what pro football team did he play on; and what was the final score of the game in the movie?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Oliver Harmon Jones; the San Francisco 49ers; 18-16.
Song: "I Can Help," by Billy Swan

Realm: Miscellaneous
Question: What was wrong with Gerald Ford's apparel, when he married Betty on October 15, 1948?
Hint: Think color-blindness; it was a low-level problem.
Answer: He was wearing one brown shoe and one black one.
Song: "Ride Captain Ride," by Blues Image (READ THIS)
Guest Reader: Dean Mary Kenyatta.

Realm: Television
Subrealm: Sitcoms
Question: What was the name of the pig on "Green Acres"?
Hint: Just like a certain weight-lifter.
Answer: Arnold.
Song: "Disco Duck (Part 1)," by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots (Must get the "Part 1" and the "Cast of Idiots" for full credit.)

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Famous Lines
Question: In what movie did Cary Grant say "Judy, Judy, Judy"?
Hint: Think "Alaska."
Answer: This was in fact a trick question. Cary Grant NEVER said "Judy, Judy, Judy."
Song: "Get The Funk Out Ma Face," by the Brothers Johnson

Realm: Music
Question: What was the first hit band Jan Berry (of Jan and Dean) belonged to?
Hint: Think of "Green Acres."
Answer: Jan and Arnie (Jan Berry and Arnie Ginsberg).
Song: "Wipe Out," by the Surfaris

Realm: Geography
Question: What are the only two completely landlocked South American countries?
Hint: Look at a map.
Answer: Bolivia and Paraguay.
Song: "Come On Down To My Boat," by Every Mother's Son

Realm: Television
Question: Sing the ubiquitous song performed every week on "Hee Haw." We are NOT looking for "Gloom, Despair, etc."
Hint: Fickle women.
Answer: "Where, oh where, are you tonight? Why did you leave me here all alone? I searched the world over, and thought I'd found true love. You met another and--- thpplllp!--- you was gone."
Song: "Wolf Creek Pass," by C.W. McCall

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Sports Movies THREE-POINT PLAY
Question: What baseball Hall of Famer was portrayed by Ronald Reagan in the 1952 movie "The Winning Team"? And an extra point if you can name a record that player holds.
Hint: Think of another OLD President.
Answer: Grover Cleveland Alexander. Records: Most complete games; most shutouts in career; only pitcher to win two World Series games in a row.
Song: "Emma," by Hot Chocolate
(NOTE: The records listed above have just three small problems. Grover Alexander isn't first in complete games, he's 12th, a full 312 behind the leader, Cy Young (750-438). Alexander is 2nd in shutouts, 20 behind Walter Johnson (110-90). And Alexander never won two World Series games in a row, although six other pitchers did. Other than those three things, the answer is correct.
Alexander was one of the all-time greats, yet his only records of note are having the most shutouts in a single season, 16 and most one-hitters in one season (4, in 1915). And he was the hero of the 1926 Series, winning Game 6, and getting what we today call a "save" in Game 7, surely what's being referred to in the third part of the answer.
What's that? You'd like to know which six pitchers DID win consecutive World Series games? Deacon Phillippe, 1903; Bill James, 1914; Urban (Red) Faber, 1917; Harry Brecheen, 1946; Ross Grimsley, 1972; and Rawley Eastwick, 1975.)

Realm: Music
Question: Where did Ian Anderson come up with the name of "Jethro Tull" for his band?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Jethro Tull was a seventeenth-century agriculturist who invented the hoe.
Song: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by the Chipmunks with David Seville (Must include "with David Seville" for credit.)
(NOTE: Jethro Tull invented the seed drill. The hoe was invented quite a bit earlier than the 17th century.)

Realm: Sports
Subrealm: Football
Question: What college team featured the "lonely end" who never went into the huddle?
Hint: Think about the music.
Answer: Army.
Song: "Mule Skinner Blues," by the Fendermen

Realm: Television
Question: Where was Gilligan born?
Hint: "You've got a friend" there.
Answer: A small town in Pennsylvania.
Song: "Born Free," by Roger Williams

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Foreign Films
Question: From the film "Das Boot," about a German submarine during World War Two, where did that submarine, U-96, find itself stranded after trying to run a blockade?
Hint: NOT high and dry.
Answer: On the sea floor in the Straits of Gibraltar.
Song: "The Morning After," by Maureen McGovern

Realm: Miscellaneous
Subrealm: New York City Local Trivia
Question: What do the seven spikes on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent?
Hint: What other important things are there seven of?
Answer: The Seven Seas, and the seven continents.
Song: "This Girl Is A Woman Now," by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Realm: Television
Subrealm: British Comedy
Question: According to Basil Fawlty of "Fawlty Towers," how does his wife Sybil make toast?
Hint: His nickname for her is "the Dragon."
Answer: She breathes on each side of a piece of bread.
Song: "What Good Am I Without You," by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston

Realm: Radio
Question: Who did the original voices of the Shadow and his female sidekick?
Hint: "Citizen Kane" and "Bewitched."
Answer: Orson Welles and Agnes Moorhead.
Song: "Lady Marmalade," by LaBelle.
(NOTE: Agnes Moorhead was also in "Citizen Kane"; she played Kane's mother.)

Realm: Science Fiction Movies
Question: In "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," the aliens send the scientists a message consisting of six numbers: 104, 44, 30, 40, 36, 10. What do these numbers represent?
Hint: What is important in the movie?
Answer: They are the longitude and latitude of Devil's Tower, where the aliens intend to land their ship.
Song: "See You In September," by the Happenings

Realm: Miscellaneous
Subrealm: The Space Program
Question: Name one other person who went into space with Sally Ride.
Hint: One of the two people first up in the Columbia, for example.
Answer: Robet Crippen; Norman Thagard; John Fabian; or Frederick Hauck.
Song: "Sally Go Round The Roses," by the Jaynettes

Realm: Television
Subrealm: Saturday Morning Cartoons
Question: Twice, Bugs Bunny finds himself in a plummeting airplane, where he faces certain death. How does he manage to survive these two similar situations? (Asked only twice.)
Hint: Think about cars.
Answer: Once he uses the "air brakes"; the other time, he simply runs out of fuel. (Both times, the plane stops dead in mid-air, about five feet off the ground.)
Song: "I'm Doing Fine Now," by New York City (READ THIS)
Guest Reader: President-elect Francis Oakley.

Realm: Sports
Subrealm: Basketball
Question: In 1950, the Associated Press polled sportswriters to select the top athletes of the first half of the century. Who was their choice in basketball?
Hint: He wore glasses.
Answer: George Mikan.
Song: "Different Drum," by the Stone Poneys

Realm: Advertising
Question: Who is the spokeswoman for Preference Hair Color, who manufactures it, and what is their slogan?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Meredith Baxter-Birney; "Preference by Loreal, because I'm worth it."
Song: "Here Comes The Sun," by Richie Havens

Realm: Movies
Question: Why doesn't Snake Plissken kill Hawk, at the end of "Escape From New York"?
Hint: What are you right now?
Answer: He's too tired.
Song: " 'Til There Was You," by Anita Bryant

Realm: Television
Subrealm: Spinoffs
Question: What was the first TV spinoff?
Hint: A long time ago.
Answer: "The Honeymooners" (from "The Jackie Gleason Show").
Song: "Rock On," by David Essex

Realm: History
Question: Name the only European leader to stay in power from World War 2 until 1985.
Hint: He died just recently; that's why he's no longer in power.
Answer: Enver Hoxna (Ho-zure) of Albania.
Song: "Baby Don't Go," by Sonny and Cher

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: The Robin Lorsch Memorial Trivia Question
Question: In the movie "This Is Spinal Tap," the bass player gets stopped at the airport metal detector. Why?
Hint: He's more than just a real man.
Answer: He has a cucumber wrapped in tin foil stuffed down his pants.
Song: "Put A Little Love in Your Heart," by Jackie DeShannon

(NOTE: Question #100 was the last to be enjoyed by WCFM listeners in Spring, 1985.)

Realm: Television THREE-POINT PLAY
Question: "The Wonderful World of Disney" had a most memorable theme song. It was, in fact, a composite of seven Disney songs. Name them, please. One point for four, two points for all seven. Any order is acceptable.
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: "Chim-Chim-Cheree"; "Whistle While You Work"; "It's A Small World"; "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"; "Davy Crockett"; "Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo"; "When You Wish Upon A Star."
Song: "Good Vibrations," by Todd Rundgren

Realm: Comics
Subrealm: "Peanuts"
Question: What is Snoopy's favorite type of animal?
Hint: They're never in short supply.
Answer: "Bunny-wunnies." ("Rabbits" is entirely unacceptable.)
Song: "Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron," by the Royal Guardsmen

Realm: Music
Subrealm: Silly Music
Question: From the song "Witch Doctor," what did the Witch Doctor say to him?
Hint: Nothing coherent.
Answer: "He say, 'Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah, ting-tang, walla-walla bing-bang, oo-ee-oo-ah-ah, ting-tang walla-walla, bang bang.' "
Song: "Step Out of Your Mind," by the American Breed

Realm: Television
Subrealm: "M*A*S*H"
Question: From what correspondence school did Radar O'Reilly graduate? (Colonel Blake gave the final exam.)
Hint: It would be listed very early in the Yellow Pages.
Answer: The AAA Diploma Company of Akron, Ohio.
Song: "Kansas City," by Wilbert Harrison

Realm: Movies
Question: In "The Sting," what are the names and aliases of the characters played by Robert Redford and Paul Newman?
Hint: Make something up.
Answer: Redford: Johnny Hooker, alias Kelly. Paul Newman: Henry Gondorf, alias Shaw.
Song: "Funky Street," by Arthur Conley

Realm: Music
Question: What group had the most songs in the Billboard Top Ten without ever having a #1 song?
Hint: They weren't too "blue" about it.
Answer: The Electric Light Orchestra.
Song: "Magic," by Pilot
(NOTE: The above question is, sadly, incorrect. ELO had seven Top Ten hits, none going any higher than "Don't Bring Me Down" (#4). Creedence Clearwater Revival had nine Top Ten hits, peaking at #2 five times without ever hitting #1. There are some who would argue that Fats Domino (11 Top Tens, no #1's) could qualify as a "group" all by himself. Many piano benches would agree.)

Realm: Movies
Subrealm: Modern Cult Films
Question: From the movie "Repo Man," what is the Repo Code?
Hint: It's a variation on one of the Three Laws of Robotics.
Answer: "I shall not harm any vehicle or the contents thereof, or through inaction allow a vehicle or the contents thereof to come to harm."
Song: "Little Honda," by the Hondells

Realm: Television
Subrealm: Tough "M*A*S*H" Questions
Question: On one episode of "M*A*S*H," the camp is thrown into an uproar by the appearance of a mystery novel that has the last page missing. What is the name of the novel, and what is the name of its author?
Hint: An off-time chicken.
Answer: "The Rooster Crowed at Midnight," by Abigail Porterfield.
Song: "Hey Little Cobra," by the Rip Chords

Realm: Television
Subrealm: "Star Trek" The Michael Constantino Memorial No-Hints "Star Trek" Trivia Question
Question: When Kirk and Spock land in Depression America's New York City, how does Kirk explain Spock's eyes and ears to the local cop?
Hint: (No hints.)
Answer: Spock is (obviously) Chinese, and his head was caught in a mechanical rice picker when he was a child. An American missionary there was also a gifted plastic surgeon, and repaired Spock's ears.
Song: "Wild Thing," by Fancy

Realm: Movies
Question: We all know that in "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman supposedly graduated from Williams. In an equally auspicious 1971 film, the two chief characters, Art Garfunkel and Jack Nicholson, attended Amherst. What was the film?
Hint: What is the biggest thing that Amherst graduates lack?
Answer: "Carnal Knowledge."
Song: "Never-Ending Song of Love," by Delaney and Bonnie and Friends

Realm: Television
Question: What are all the spin-offs from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"? There are five.
Hint: Think "Mary Tyler Moore Show" characters.
Answer: "Rhoda"; "Phyllis"; "Lou Grant"; "The Ted Knight Show": and "The Betty White Show."
Song: "Wham Bam," by Silver
(NOTE: "The Ted Knight Show" and "The Betty White Show" are incorrect. Both Knight and White played new characters, not Ted Baxter or Sue Ann Nivens, and thus those series are not really spin-offs of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the accepted sense. Otherwise it could be said that "Highway To Heaven" is a spinoff of "Bonanza.")

Realm: Comedy
Subrealm: "The Muppet Show"
Question: Name the crew of the ship Swinetrek, on "Pigs in Space."
Hint: Just like "Star Trek"s three main stars.
Answer: Captain Link Hogthrob, First Mate Piggy, and Doctor Strangepork.
Song: "I Want Candy," by the Strangeloves

Realm: Television
Subrealm: "The Love Boat"
Question: What is the name of the bar tended by Isaac Washington, on board the Pacific Princess?
Hint: (No hints.)
Answer: "The Pirate's Cave."
Song: "Sea Cruise," by Frankie Ford

Realm: Literature
Question: According to Hercule Poirot, who are the three people a woman should never lie to?
Hint: Religion, vanity, practicality.
Answer: Her Father Confessor, her hairdresser, and her private detective.
Song: "As Tears Go By," by Marianne Faithfull

Realm: Television
Subrealm: "M*A*S*H"
Question: What can be reached by calling DEarborne 5-2750?
Hint: "What? No barbecue sauce?"
Answer: The Chicago restaurant Adam's Ribs.
Song: "Dialogue (Parts 1 & 2)," by Chicago

Realm: Movies
Question: In "How To Murder Your Wife," how did Jack Lemmon murder his wife?
Hint: Think "Cary Grant."
Answer: Well, he never actually murdered his wife. However, his cartoon character, who parallelled himself, murdered HIS wife by drugging her at a party and dropping her into the "galumphada-galumphada" machine.
Song: "Baby, I Love You," by Andy Kim
(NOTE: The "galumphada-galumphada" machine was a cement mixer at a construction site across the way from Lemmon's character's art studio.)