Realm: Great British Television
Subrealm: Red Dwarf
Question: In the episode Confidence & Paranoia, Lister and his Confidence go outside the ship in search of the hologrammatic discs. Lister complains that it's hot in his suit, so his confidence tells him to take his helmet off. Lister's reply is "I can't take it off, I need the Oxygen!" What is his confidence's response?
Answer: Oxygen is for Losers
Song: Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service
Question: Who is billed as "Whipped Cream Eater" in the credits of the Movie UHF?
Answer: Dr. Demento
Song: Good Enough For Now - Weird Al Yankovic
Realm: Music Trivia
Subrealm: The Monkees
Question: Who was the opening act for the Monkees 1967 Summer Tour?
Answer: Jimi Hendrix.
Song: Guitarzan - Ray Stevens
Realm: Famous Firsts
Question: President Chester A. Arthur is known for very little. There is one thing, however, which he did that no other President has ever done. What was it?
Answer: He held a garage sale on the White House lawn
Song: Handbags & Gladrags - Rod Stewart
Subrealm: Toys you're embarrassed to remember or admit owning
Question: Who was Stretch Armstrong's arch foe?
Answer: Stretch Monster
Song: Short People - Randy Newman
Subrealm: Science Fiction?
Question: In 1968, a special Hugo award was given out. Who received it, and what for?
Answer: The Apollo 11 team for "Best Moon Landing Ever"
Song: Joy - Apollo 100 Featuring Tom Parker
Realm: Film Classics
Subrealm: Casting calls
Question: During the entire filming process of GONE WITH THE WIND, Margaret Mitchell made only one casting sugestion. What was it?
Answer: Groucho Marx as Rhett Butler.
Song: Don't Call Us, We'll Call You - Sugarloaf
Subrealm: Rolling Stones
Question: What was unusual about the original version of the "Sticky Fingers" album cover?
Answer: It featured a working zipper.
Song: Highfly (John Miles)
Question: Williams used to be one, but presently there are only 3 all male liberal arts colleges in the nation. What are they?
Answer: Morehouse College (Atl, GA), Hampden-Sydney College (VA), Wabash College (IN)
Song: Macho Man - Village People
Subrealm: Please state your name for the court.
Question (THREE POINT PLAY): What was the name Night Court's Dan Fielding was given at birth, and what significance, if any, does this name bear?
Answer: Reinhold Fielding Elmore (Reinhold is the first name of series creator and producer R. Weege)
Song: What's Your Name - Depeche Mode
Subrealm: Famous flops
Question: In 1970 the Lone Star Brewing Company introduced three new types of beer, which promptly flopped. What were they?
Answer: Cola-flavored, lemon-lime-flavored, and grapefruit-flavored.
Song: Cool Aid - Paul Humphrey and his Cool Aid Chemists
Realm: Weird Scottish practices
Subrealm: Early women's lib
Question: What were maidens allowed to do in leap years in ancient Scotland?
Answer: Ask a man to be her husband: refusal cost him a pound!
Song: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - ABBA
Realm: Jim Henson's First Greatest Achievement
Subrealm: Odd and unusual personalities
Question: Who was guest star when The Muppet Show ran way over their special effects budget?
Answer: Alice Cooper
Song: Heavy Metal (Takin' a ride) - Don Felder
Subrealm: Saturday Night Live
Question: Who won the 1984 National Phone in Democratic Primary?
Answer: ZZ Top
Song: Rock & Roll Part 2 (Gary Glitter)
Subrealm: Not likely to be found at the Berkshire Mall
Question: What is unusual item is made by the Franksville Specialty Company?
Answer: Brassieres for cows (which, by the way, only come in brown)
Song: I.L.B.T.'s - Joe Walsh
Subrealm: Honor thy Father and thy Mother...
Question: Around 1650 in Massachusetts, what was the punishment for children over 16 acting stubborn or rebellious?
Answer: Death, according to a 1649 Massachusetts law
Song: Run, Joey, Run - David Geddes
Question: What house won the first-ever Trivia contest?
Song: House at Pooh Corner - Loggins & Messina
Subrealm: Really Bad TV
Question: What was the first American entertainment program ever shown in China?
Answer: The Man From Atlantis
Song: On TV - Buggles
Realm: World Records
Subrealm: Everybody wants to be a hero
Question: In what category does Guinness most frequently reject would-be record claims?
Answer: Longest paper-clip chain.
Song: Greatest American Hero Theme - Joey Scarbury
Subrealm: so are they ALL nuts?
Question: According to the road sign in the opening credits, what is the population of Twin Peaks?
Answer: 51, 201
Song: My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) - Chilliwack
Subrealm: Those crazy Greeks
Question: In ancient Sparta, what was the penalty for remaining a bachelor?
Answer: The unmarried men were not allowed to witness the gymnastic exercises of the maidens
Song: Stand By - Roman Holiday
Subrealm: Where no man has gone before
Question: What are the Official Marshmallows of the Starship Enterprise?
Answer: Kraft Jet-puffed
Song: Spock Rap - Neural Paralyzers
Realm: College mascots
Subrealm: You think a cow is silly . . .
Question: What is the name of the Yale Bulldog?
Answer: Handsome Dan.
Song: Superbowl Shuffle (Instrumental) - The Chicago Bears Shufflin Crew
Subrealm: This way to the egress
Question: In which building on campus can you find a fire exit sign on a door that leads into a bathroom?
Answer: The CDE
Song: Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Realm: Strange Laws
Question: What, according to a US Supreme Court ruling in 1893, was the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?
Answer: Any plant or part thereof eaten during the main dish is a vegetable. If it is eaten at any other part of the meal, it is a fruit.
Song: Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
Subrealm: Almost there
Question: What song spent the most consecutive weeks at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, without going to #1?
Answer: Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner
Song: Cover of The Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Subrealm: Statistics Envy
Question: What record did San Francisco rookie pitcher John Burkett set last year?
Answer: Most free passes left for friends and family at a single baseball game (147)
Song: Really Want to Know You (Gary Wright)
Realm: Cultural differences
Subrealm: Excruciatingly correct behavior
Question: What is the proper way to make a toast in Scotland?
Answer: One foot on the table, one on a chair
Song: Toast & Marmelade for Tea (Tin Tin)
Realm: Musical Personalities
Subrealm: Famous Jazz Pianists
Question: What was jazz pianist Thelonious Monk's middle name?
Song: Lobachevsky - Tom Lehrer
Question (THREE POINT PLAY): For the first time since their introduction in 1903, Crayola crayons retired eight colors this year (1990). For one point name five. For two points, name all eight.
Answer: Blue grey, Green blue, Violet blue, Orange red, Orange yellow, Lemon yellow, Maize, and Raw umber.
Song: Into White - Cat Stevens
Subrealm: More Colours
Question (THREE POINT PLAY): Eight colors took the place of the ones just mentioned. For one point, name five. For another point, name all eight.
Answer: Wild strawberry, Vivid tangerine, Teal blue, Royal purple, Jungle green, Fuchsia, Dandelion, and Cerulean.
Song: Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
Subrealm: Big Numbers
Question: We all hear about shows that hold records for most people tuned in. But which show holds the record for greatest % of sets tuned in and in which episode?
Answer: I Love Lucy - birth of little Ricky
Song: Speak to the Sky - Rick Springfield
Subrealm: Don't take my Kodachrome away
Question: When George Eastman founded the Kodak company, what was the origin of the name?
Answer: It has no meaning. He just liked the letter K, and let things "develop" from there
Song: Give it Up - KC
Realm: Williams Tuition
Subrealm: Famous Quotes
Question: Who coined the term "Willing Suspension of Disbelief"?
Answer: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Song: Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow
Realm: Famous ships
Question: What was so special about the S.S. Halliburton crossing the Panama Canal?
Answer: The SS Halliburton was Richard Halliburton who swam the canal. He dubbed himself the SS Halliburton because they would only fill the locks for a ship.
Song: Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
Realm: Movie Trivia
Subrealm: Famous Last words
Question: What was Orson Welles' last movie?
Answer: Transformers, the movie
Song: Mousetrap - Buckner & Garcia
Realm: Great German Innovations
Question: For many years in Germany, the standard form of bowling involved only three pins. However, this was eventually replaced by nine-pin bowling, thanks to the efforts of one man. Who?
Answer: Martin Luther
Song: Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra
Subrealm: Write his eulogy
Question: How did Li Po, considered China's greatest poet, die?
Answer: He attempted to kiss the reflection of moonlight on water, fell out of his boat, and drowned.
Song: Born to be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
Subrealm: But do they have soul?
Question: What was the first white group signed by Motown?
Answer: Rare Earth
Song: Get Ready - Temptations
Realm: Going out into the real world
Subrealm: Unmentionable tests
Question (THREE POINT PLAY): For one pont, How many GRE exam dates are there? For two points, when is each of them?
Answer: 5 (Oct 13, Dec 8, Feb 2, Apr 13, June 1)
Song: Come Saturday Morning - Sandpipers
Subrealm: Famous Trivia Tiebreakers
Question: What country is also known as The Friendly Islands?
Song: Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime
Subrealm: Great Detectives?
Question: Who was Jonathan Small's sidekick?
Answer: Tonga (Sherlock HolmeSong: Sign of Four)
Song: You betta be sure -the Casvaleers
Realm: American Traditions
Subrealm: Bring out the peach baskets
Question: When Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball, he had a different name for it. What did he want to call it?
Answer: Indoor Rugby
Song: Long Tall Glasses (I can Dance) - Leo Sayer
Realm: Presidential Advisers
Question: Why, according to his brother, does Henry Kissinger still have an accent?
Answer: "Henry never listens"
Song: Mr. Speaker gets the Word - Madness
Subrealm: Rebellious Teenage Angst
Question: In 1842, Secretary of War Spencer's son was hanged. What were the circumstances?
Answer: Midshipman Philip Spencer had conspired to organize a mutiny and turn the USS Somers into a pirate ship.
Song: Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
Question: Other than the flag, what is the only official symbol of US government authority?
Answer: The mace of the House of Representatives
Song: Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Drury & the Blockheads
Subrealm: At the sound of the beep...
Question: Horses at Santa Anita Racetrack in California have to be specially trained to preform a rather unusual action upon command. What is this action?
Answer: To conform to a state law, every horse running at the track must be able to urinate at the sound of a whistle, so that they may pass post-race drug testing.
Song: Don't Hold Back - Chanson
Question: US President Millard Fillmore declined a degree from Oxford University in 1855. What reason did he give?
Answer: "No man should, in my judgment, accept a degree he cannot read."
Song: Cum Feel the Noise - Slade
Subrealm: Day jobs
Question: In the Todas sect of Southern India, what is one of the most revered positions in the community?
Answer: The holy milkman
Song: You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Subrealm: Too much of a good thing?
Question (THREE POINT PLAY): On April 4th, 1964, the Beatles had all of the top five songs on Billboard's rock charts. For one point, name three, for two points, name all five.
Answer: In order: Can't Buy Me Love, Twist And Shout, She Loves You, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.
Song: Clones (We're All) - Alice Cooper
Subrealm: Odd happenings
Question: One of the least well-known incidents in JFK's administration did not concern a meeting in a boardroom, or a policy decision. It happened on a golf course. What was it?
Answer: President Kennedy accidently beaned a member of the Secret Service.
Song: Make My Day - T. G. Sheppard with Clint Eastwood
Realm: American Literature
Subrealm: The note, please.
Question: According to popular theory, all of Emily Dickinson's poems can be sung to the same tune. What tune is it?
Answer: The Yellow Rose of Texas
Song: Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Realm: Politics and Technology
Subrealm: Those crazy Turks
Question: In 1967 in Ankara, Turkey, farmers made a demand to the American and Russian embassies for compensation for flood damages. What was the basis of their claim?
Answer: That the floods were caused by Russian and American spaceships, which had torn "holes in the sky".
Song: Calling Occupants - Klaatu
Subrealm: Important People
Question: What was Muckle John's claim to fame?
Answer: He was the last official royal fool of England
Song: Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient
Realm: Famous pilots
Subrealm: Where are they now?
Question: After U-2 pilot Gary Powers was shot down, he didn't give up flying. What occupation did he take up?
Answer: He became an Eye in the Sky traffic reporter for a San Fernando Valley radio station
Song: Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Subrealm: Order in the court
Question: Judge Wapner is better known than any of the Supreme court justices, but can you name the baliff & reporter for the Peoples Court?
Answer: Rusty Burrell, Doug Llewellyn
Song: Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
Question: What famous author always aimed his bed at the North Pole in the belief that magnetic forces helped him to create?
Answer: Charles Dickens
Song: Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
Subrealm: People who should be shot
Question: What radio and TV producer originated the idea of the rerun?
Answer: John Guedel
Song: Run, Run, Run - Jo Jo Gunne
Subrealm: At least he can sing.
Question: In what film did Roy Orbison play a singing spy for the Southern confederacy?
Answer: The fastest Guitar Alive
Song: Nowhere Fast - Fire Inc.
Subrealm: Getting there
Question (THREE POINT PLAY): Name the four vehicles in the current Space Shuttle fleet. For a second point, name the shuttle being built to replace Challenger.
Answer: Enterprise, Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis
3pt Play: Endeavor
Song: Everyone's Gone to the Moon - Jonathan King
Realm: Safe Places
Subrealm: Silver and Gold
Question: Everybody knows the US gold depository is in Fort Knox, KY. Where is the US silver depository?
Answer: West Point, NY
Song: Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang - Silver
Realm: Famous bands
Subrealm: Have you heard of this one?
Question: The band Led Zeppelin, under threat of legal action from Eva Von Zeppelin, played under an alias when they appeared in Copenhagen in 1970. What was the name the band used?
Answer: The Nobs
Song: Whole lot'a love - Dread Zeppelin
Subrealm: Quite a mouthful
Question: Most people know that "honorificabilitudinitatibus" is the longest word in any of Shakepeare's work. However, what we wnat to know is: what play does it come from and who says it.
Answer: Loves Labours Lost - Costard
Song: Great Heart - Jimmy Buffett
Subrealm: Punctuality Counts
Question: What is the significance of 9:00 am, Sunday, Oct.23, 4004 BC?
Answer: James Ussher claimed, in 1650, that the Earth was created precisely then
Song: From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Question: What were the names of the bombs in Major King Kong's plane ináDr. Strangelove?
Answer: "Dear John" and "Hi There!"
Song: Up In a Puff of Smoke - Polly Brown
Realm: Classic Comics
Subrealm: Royal Spats
Question: In Bloom County, Prince Charles sits down to inform his newborn son of the duties and responsibilities of a modern king. Upon finding out his duties consist of attending palace tea parties and eating crumpets, what does the young prince threaten to do?
Answer: Become a punk rocker.
Song: Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Sub-Realm: Have you been listening?
Question: WCFM, the campus radio station, currently broadcasts at a frequency of 91.9 MHz on your FM dial. However, when it first began FM broadcasting it did so at a different frequency. What was it?
Answer: 91.3 MHz
Song: H.A.P.P.Y. Radio - Edwin Starr
Realm: Obscure Colleges
Question: Who are the best-known graduates of îDanhurst College'?
Answer: the Muppets, in The Muppets take Manhattan
Song: Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.
Question: Everyone knows what fornication is. What is formication?
Answer: the feeling that you are being eaten by ants.
Song: Rock You Like A Hurricane (Scorpion)
Subrealm: Modern Art
Question: What is so unique about the bust of Plautilla, found in the Louvre?
Answer: It has detachable hair, so that the owner can use wigs to keep it fashionable.
Song: Back When My Hair Was Short - Gunhill Road
Realm: Cabinet members
Subrealm: Behind closed doors
Question: What senior administration official admitted to whistling Arlo Guthrie songs in the halls of the White House?
Answer: Richard Darman
Song: Good Tradition - Tanita Tikaram
Realm: Military History
Subrealm: Say it with Flowers
Question: In the Wars of the Roses in 15th century England, how did Lord Somerset convey his dissatisfaction with Lord Wentworth's prowess as a military commander?
Answer: He beat Wentworth's brain out with an axe.
Song: I Hate You - Christian death
Realm: Traditional German customs
Subrealm: No wonder they lost the war
Question: Count Hulsen-Haesder, chief of the German Military Cabinet, died in 1908 under unusual circumstances. What were they?
Answer: He died of heart failure just after dancing for Kaiser Wilhelm II in a pink ballet shirt and a rose wreath.
Song: Twist & Shout - Mae West
Realm: Famous starts
Subrealm: It must have been an interesting audition
Question: Charles Bronson recieved his first screen acting role in the movie You're in The Navy Now. Why was he given the part?
Answer: His astonishing ability to belch on cue.
Song: You're so Vain - Carly Simon
Realm: Roman Lifestyles
Subrealm: Cover yourself!
Question: In one of the central intersections of Pompeii, archaeologists found a replica, made of cobblestones, of the male reproductive organs. What was it pointing to?
Answer: The local whorehouse
Song: Where do the boys go? - Men without Hats
Subrealm: Big animals
Question: According to legend, what did Paul Bunyun's blue ox, Babe, measure between his horns?
Answer: 42 axe handles, and a plug of chewing tocacco.
Song: Got to be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Question: Name the only person ever to be both President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (not at the same time)?
Answer: William H. Taft
Song: My Girl Bill - Jim Stafford
Realm: Famous Last Words
Subrealm: Just clowning around
Question: Who was the clown on Howdy Doody and what were the only words the clown ever said?
Answer: Clarabell; the words were "Goodbye, Kids" since it was the last show.
Song: I Can't Hear You No More - Helen Reddy
Subrealm: Jim Henson
Question: in The Muppet Movie, How did Dr. Teeth and the band find the lost Kermit and Fozzie?
Answer: They read the movie script.
Song: Wynken, Blynken & Nod - Doobie Brothers
Subrealm: What a way to go!
Question: According to legend, how was Aeschylus, the famed Greek poet killed?
Answer: A tortoise fell out of the sky and killed him
Song: Skippin Stones - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Subrealm: How about just a glass of water?
Question: What was 7-Up originally known as?
Answer: Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.
Song: Rubber Biscuit - Blues Brothers
Realm: Odd Greek Practices
Subrealm: Alexander the Great
Question: Why did Alexander insist that his entire army be clean-shaven?
Answer: So that the enemy couldn't grab their beards and shishkebab them on their swords
Song: Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin - Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs
Realm: Peoples of the world
Subrealm: There's no place like home
Question: Where is the highest concentration of Basque people outside of their native land?
Answer: Boise, Idaho
Song: What's Your Name - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Realm: Mall Crawling
Subrealm: Famous Firsts
Question: What was the name of the first-ever department store?
Answer: Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution, in Salt Lake City (store was founded by Brigham Young)
Song: Deep Purple - Donnie & Marie Osmond
Subrealm: Wierd Cults
Question: What does the sign on the Church at the beginning of the Rocky Horror Picture Show say?
Answer: Trust and Fear Not.
Song: I want to do Something Freaky to You - Leon Haywood
Subrealm: Tall Tales
Question: We should all remember the old classic "Land of the Lost". It had those really neat green creatures, the Sleestack. Well, three of the actors who played them later went on to fame in the NBA. Who are they?
Answer: David Greenwood, John Lambert, Bill Laimbeer
Song: Take me Home - Cher
Realm: Going to great lengths
Subrealm: Just give me a hug
Question: According to an Act of Parliament, what was "the length of a swain's arms around the object of his affections"
Answer: A fathom
Song: You can't outrun the long arm of the law - Kenny Rodgers
Subrealm: Aside from that, how did you like the play?
Question: John Wilkes Booth, while assassinating President Lincoln, broke his leg. How?
Answer: He tripped over an American Flag.
Song: I ain't marching any more - Phil Ochs
Realm: Music Appreciation
Subrealm: Excessive Fandom
Question: Raschala, Austria has a monument named "Mozart's Pinkelstein". What does this commemorate?
Answer: In 1787, on a journey to Prague, Mozart stopped a Raschala to take a piss.
Song: Different Germany - Ian Anderson
Realm: Great comics
Subrealm: secret recipes
Question: The doughty Gauls of Asterix the Gaul have a magic potion which makes them invincible. The ingredients are kept a secret. However, one ingredient we know to be optional. What is this ingredient and what purpose does it serve?
Answer: a lobster - it adds flavour to the mixture.
Song:Don't Give a Dose to the One you Love Most - Shel Sliverstein
Realm: The Great Communicator
Subrealm: What'd you say your name was?
Question: Who did Ronald Reagan once greet as Mr. Mayor?
Answer: Then secretary of HUD Samuel Pierce
Song: The ballad of Ronald Reagan - Austin Lounge Lizards
Subrealm: James Bond
Question: Name 7 actors who have played James Bond in the movies.
Answer: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Woody Allen. The film "Casino Royale" featured 7 James Bonds.
Song: Casino Royale - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Realm: The British
Question: What was the distinction of the Earl of Leicester in the House of Lords for 121 years?
Answer: Silence. The first and second Earls never spoke, the third waited 22 years before speaking
Song: Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
Subrealm: Yes, they went to Yale.
Question: The characters of Doonesbury never cease to amaze us with their special skills. For example, what foreign language does B.D. speak fluently?
Song: All Fall Down - Standells
Question: No one is really sure how many siblings Snoopy has. There are conflicting reports. The names of 1 sister and 4 brothers have appeared in the cartoon. What are they?
Answer: Belle, Spike, Olaf, Markoff, Marbles
Song: Shannon - Henry Gross
Subrealm: Don't Believe the Hype
Question: Note three misleading or untrue statements on a bottle of Samuel Adams Beer.
Answer: Although it says "Boston Brewing Company" it is made in Pittsburgh. Although the logo under the picture of Sam Adams says "Brewer-Patriot," Sam Adams was never a brewer. Sam Adams may be the only American beer sold in Germany, but Christian Moerlein beer passed the German purity laws back in the 1960's.
Song: Tarkio Road - Brewer & Shipley
Realm: The Beatles
Subrealm: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Question: What was the first McCartney-Lennon tune to be covered by an American artist?
Answer: From Me to You (Del Shannon, 1963)
Song: Keep Searchin (We'll Follow the Sun) - Del Shannon
Subrealm: Familiar names
Question: Who went by the psedonym "George Spelvin"
Answer: Any actor who played a double role - it was the name traditionally given to the second one.
Song: Theme From Pink Panther - Henry Mancini
Subrealm: Top 40
Question: What are the oldest lyrics ever to hit the Top 40?
Answer: Turn, Turn, Turn - by the Byrds
Song: The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
Subrealm: Great technological innovations
Question: What was the first sitcom to use a laugh track?
Answer: The Hank McClune Show
Song: Shaddup You Face - Joe Dolce
Subrealm: Broom Hilda
Question: We all love Irwin the Troll. But what is his real name?
Answer: Albert Einstein Troll
Song: Neanderthal Man - Hotlegs
Realm: National Flags
Subrealm: International Literacy
Question: What lies in the middle of the flag of Rwanda?
Answer: The letter R
Song: The Letter - The Arbors