Question: SEE BILL HAHN
Answer: Phasers on stun.
Song: Tossin' and Turnin' -- Bobby Lewis
(NOTE: Luckily, we DID "see Bill Hahn," and here is Q#1!)
THE WILLIAMS COLLEGE 35th SEMI-ANNUAL TRIVIA CONTEST FIRST (MARATHON) QUESTION
property of: Phasers on Stun
for the rank of Captain and above eyes-only
Question #1, from the realm for which the rest of this contest is just an excuse.....
Everyone admires restraint and mercy, but enough is enough. Your first sight on the sensors upon entering the Denevan system was that of a ship driving itself into the sun. Your brother was killed on the planet's surface, your nephew and first officer were raving mad, and the planet turned out to be enthralled by the many arms of a single, malevolent mind. Clearly, enough is enough.
Everybody knows that you are Jonas Grumby, skipper of the S.S. Minnow. Just kidding-- actually, even a tribble would notice that beautiful, stern countenance and single lock of untameable hair. You are Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise, and one of the most magnificent heroes of a history that has not yet occurred. THE QUESTION IS: if, despite your well-known humanitarian impulses; if, being surrounded by these deadly one-celled creatures responsible for the dangerous situation given above; IF you knew that they would pose a deadly, ruthless threat to you, your crew, and the entire galaxy; and IF you already knew that even killing force from your weapons would do little more than stun these vituperous beasties; what would you doubtless NOT have said?
Answer: Phasers on Stun.
(Any team not guessing correctly on the first guess receives a penalty of 25 points and is sent to Elba II.)
Question: From "From Russia with Love," how do you open James Bond's attache case without exploding the can of talcum powder inside?
Answer: Turn the latches (from horizontal to vertical).
Song: Will It Go Round in Circles -- Billy Preston
Realm: ADS Lots of products have clever names for their special qualities. Give us those clever names for the special qualities found in Wesson Oil and Schweppes carbonated beverages.
Answer: Wessonality and Schweppervescence.
Song: Tell Her No -- The Zombies
Question: In this past season's now infamous pine tar game, both George Brett and Royals manager Dick Howser were thrown out for arguing with the umpire. Who was the third person ejected, and why?
Answer: Gaylord Perry (Royals pitcher not pitching), because he tried to steal the bat.
Song: Drift Away -- Dobie Gray
Question: From "Taxi," where did Jim Ignatowski go to college, and why did he drop out?
Answer: Harvard. He dropped out because too much marijuana scrambled his brain.
Song: Born to Be Wild -- Steppenwolf
Question: Arch-villain Mandrill is the nemesis of superhero Daredevil. But what is the Mandrill's super power?
Answer: He has the power to attract and enslave women. (Except, of course, Shanna the She-Devil.)
Song: Make It With You -- Bread
Question: What 1973 event caused Williams College to change the Alumni House into the Log?
Answer: Massachusetts changed its legal drinking age from 21 to 18.
Song: Theme from "Shaft" -- Isaac Hayes
Question: From "Bananas," what brand of cigarettes is advertised in the movie?
Answer: New Testament. ("Smoke New Testament, and all is forgiven. I smoke 'em. HE smokes 'em.")
Song: The Cheater -- Bob Kuban & the In-Men
Question: From the 1968 Presidential election, what candidate received the most free air time on TV?
Answer: Pat Paulsen (who was a regular on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" at the time).
Song: Abraham, Martin and John -- Dion
Question: Please tell us what the so-called "Lyle Alzado rule" is in NFL football.
Answer: You can't hit another player with your helmet unless it's on your head.
Song: Up on the Roof -- The Drifters
Question: Our first Singalaong of the evening: Please sing for us the ORIGINAL "Mary Tyler Moore Show" theme.
Answer: "How will you make it on your own? This world is awfully big, and girl, this time you're all alone. But it's time you started living, Time you let someone else do some giving. Love is all around, no need to waste it. You can have this town, why don't you take it? You might just make it after all."
Song: We Gotta Get You a Woman -- Runt (NOT Todd Rundgren)
Question: What product's name says Merry Christmas?
Answer: Noelco (Norelco).
Song: Love on a Two-Way Street -- The Moments
Question: What was the last role Michael Dorsey's agent got for him, in the movie "Tootsie"?
Answer: As a tomato in a TV commercial.
Song: Smoke from a Distant Fire -- Sanford-Townsend Band
Question: Name any TWO gold medal winners in track and field at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games.
Answer: MEN and COUNTRY EVENT WOMEN and COUNTRY Allan Wells UK 100 Meters Ludmila Kondroteva USSR; Pietro Mennea Italy 200 Meters Barbel Wockel E. Germany; Viktor Markin USSR 400 Meters Marita Koch E. Germany; ** Steven Ovett UK 800 Meters Nadezhda Olizarenko USSR; ** Sebastian Coe UK 1500 Meters Tatyana Kazankina USSR; Miruts Yifter Ethiopia 5000 Meters; Miruts Yifter Ethiopia 10,000 Meters; Waldemar Cierpinski E.Germ. Marathon; Thomas Munkelt E. Germany 110 Hurdles Vera Komisova USSR; Volker Beck E. Germany 400 Hurdles; Bronislaw Malinowski Poland 3000M Steeplechase; Maurizio Kosakiewicz Poland 20,000M Road Walk; Hartwig Gauder E. Germany 50,000M Road Walk; Gerd Wessig E. Germany High Jump Sara Simeoni Italy; Wladyslaw Kosakiewicz Poland Pole Vault; Latz Dombrowski E. Germany Broad Jump Tatiana Kolpakova USSR; Jack Uudmae USSR Triple Jump; Vladimir Kiselyov USSR Shot Put Ilona Slupianek E. Germany; Viktor Rasschupkin USSR Discus Throw Evelin Jahl E. Germany; Yuri Sedykn USSR Hammer Throw; Danis Kula USSR Javelin Throw Maria Colon Cuba; Daley Thompson UK Decathelon Nadezhda Tkachenko USSR;
**The only ones that people will probably know.
Song: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me -- The Supremes & The Temptations
Question: From "Brideshead Revisited," how did Charles Ryder meet Sebastian Flyte?
Answer: Sebastian threw up through Charles' window at Oxford.
Song: Mr. Dieingly Sad -- The Critters
Question: Ever since Superman found out that his mother's name was Lara, he's had this thing about women whose initials are L.L. There's Lana Lang, a school friend in Smallville; Lois Lane, reporter at the Daily Planet; Lori Lemaris, the mermaid from Atlantis; and Lyla Lerrol, the..... the what? Who is Lyla Lerrol?
Answer: A movie star on Krypton. (Supes met her when he went back in time to visit Krypton before it exploded.)
Song: Sweet City Woman -- The Stampeders
Question: When life got tough, who got tougher?
Song: It's All Right -- The Impressions
Question: What is the last line of the movie, "The Roaring 20's"?
Answer: "He used to be a big shot."
Song: But It's Alright -- J.J. Jackson
Realm: SPORTS Sub Realm: Basketball
Question: Name the three players who were part of an NCAA championship team and then the following year, were rookies on an NBA championship team. In other words, name the three players who went from the best college team in the country to the best pro team in the country.
Answer: Magic Johnson (Michigan State - Lakers); Henry Bibby (72 UCLA - 73 Knicks); Bill Russell (56 U. of San Francisco - 57 Celtics).
Song: It's Gonna Be Alright - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Question: What does it say on the back of the Partridge Family bus?
Answer: "Warning, Nervous Mother Driving."
Song: Signs - Five Man Electrical Band
Question: What does "B L R F Q" spell?
Answer: That's from the song "Watching Scotty Grow" by Bobby Goldsboro, and it spells "Mom and Dad."
Song: Natural High - Bloodstone
Question: From the sub-realm of "First impressions are lasting ones," Harold's mother sets him up with two dates in "Harold and Maude." What does Harold do to impress each girl?
Answer: Hari-Kari, and sets himself on fire.
Song: Twistin' the Night Away -- Sam Cooke
Question: Tradition demands that the winner of the Masters golf tournament don his green jacket in one of two ways. What are they?
Answer: Assisted by the prior year's winner, or unassisted if he is a repeat winner.
Song: Don't Mess with Bill -- The Marvelettes
Realm: TV Sub-realm Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Question: In the out-of-this-world episode "Hareway to the Stars," what is the name of the little Martian's invention which will blow up Earth?
Answer: The Illunium Q-37 Space Modulator.
Song: Turn Back the Hands of Time -- Tyrone Davis
Question: According to Vidal Sassoon: what "strips valuable protein from the hair"?
Answer: "The very act of teasing." (The ad is "the very act of teasing the hair strips valuable protein from it.")
Song: Eres Tu -- Mocedades
Realm: TV - 3 point play
Question: This is our first three point play of the evening. We want to know the 6 original defense devices hidden in the apartment of Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 of CONTROL, and how they are activated. 1 point for 4, 2 points for all six.
Answer: Press the seltzer bottle -- lamp falls Hit the edge of the desk -- invisible wall drops Push a button by the fireplace -- vacuum up the chimney Turn lamp switch -- desk drawer pops out Hit button on couch -- cargo net falls Hit button on end table by chair -- sleeping gas
Song: You're Still a Young Man -- Tower of Power
Question: Captain America was a hero of World War II in the 40's. But he was back, as youthful as ever, in the 60's. How did Marvel Comics explain his resurrection?
Answer: He was frozen in a block of ice in the ocean until the Avengers found him and thawed him out.
Song: You've Got Your Troubles -- Fortunes
Question: In New Orleans, how do you get to 624 Elysian Fields?
Answer: You take a streetcar named Desire.
Song: Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) -- Marvin Gaye
Question: Who are the only four players to win back-to-back MVP awards in the National League?
Answer: Ernie Banks, Joe Morgan, Mike Schmidt, and Dale Murphy.
Song: Undun -- Guess Who
(NOTE: They have since been joined by Barry Bonds; the feat has been accomplished by six American League players.)
Question: Who is Henry Seely?
Answer: The janitor immortalized with a plaque in the Hopkins Hall lobby.
Song: Oh Girl -- The Chi-Lites
Question: For a change of pace, we're NOT going to ask a trivia question and then play a song this time. What we're going to do is ask a music question and play you an actuality taken from something which you must identify. The question is: What are the three television theme songs that were #1 on the Billboard singles chart in the 70's?
Answer: Welcome Back (from "Welcome Back Kotter," sung by John Sebastian) Theme from S.W.A.T. (by Rhythm Heritage) T.S.O.P. (by M.F.S.B., from the show "Soul Train").
Song: From the movie "The Graduate"
Question: In "The Great Escape," the prisoners dig 20 feet short of the forest. Why do they choose to escape anyway, instead of digging farther?
Answer: All their passports and other papers are dated for the next day.
Song: Time Won't Let Me -- The Outsiders
Question: Who is Anthony Matinetti (pronounced Martinyetti)?
Answer: He's the Prince Spaghetti Boy. (You know, "every Wednesday in the North End of Boston, it's Prince Spaghetti Day.")
Song: Brother louie -- Stories
Question: Please sing for us the "Laugh-In" news jingle.
Answer: "What's the news across the nation? We have got the information In a way we hope will amuse you. We just love to give you our views (ba de de da). Ladies and gents, "Laugh-In" looks at the news."
Song: Holdin' Onto Yesterday -- Ambrosia
Question: Who are the last two non-kicking rookies to lead the NFL in scoring?
Answer: Gale Sayers (1965) and Marcus Allen (1982).
Song: It's All in the Game -- Tommy Edwards
Question: Who is Vanessa Williams?
Answer: Miss America 1983 (formerly Miss New York).
Song: Treat Her Like a Lady -- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Question: We all know that Dick Grayson became Bruce Wayne's ward when his parents were killed in a trapeze accident. But what we want to know is how did Donna Troy hook up with Wonder Woman?
Answer: Donna Troy is, of course, Wonder Girl; and Wonder Woman found her in a burning building when Donna was just a baby. (Wonder Woman subsequently took her to Paradise Island, to be raised by the Amazons.)
Song: Can't Find the Time -- Orpheus
Question: From "Diner," we all remember that Shrevie (played by Daniel Stern of "Breaking Away" fame) worked in an appliance store. The only time we see him at work, he's dealing with a customer who knows exactly what he wants. What exactly does he want? AND what is he sure that he DOESN'T want?
Answer: He wants "a Emerson 21" Cabinet Style. He doesn't want a Hi Fidelity System.
Song: I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby -- Barry White
Question: On "I Dream of Jeannie," Jeannie's dog is named Djinn-Djinn. What does Djinn-Djinn hate pathologically?
Answer: Anyone in a uniform (because when he was a pup, a palace guard abused him).
Song: (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? -- Ronnie Dyson
Question: Who was the first professional athlete to WIN over $100,000 in a single season?
Answer: Billie Jean King.
Song: Tighten Up -- Archie Bell and the Drells
Question: The product is Curad adhesive bandages. According to the kid, why does his Mom like them? And furthermore, why does the kid like them? Exact wording, please.
Answer: Mom-- helps boo-boos heal fast. Kid-- They don't ouch me.
Song: Jimmy Mack -- Martha and the Vandellas
Realm: MOVIES/MUSIC 3 point play
Question: A number of movies that were not musicals nevertheless made certain songs famous. Identify the movies that made these 5 songs famous. 1) First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; 2) Come Saturday Morning; 3) Que Sera Sera; 4) Moon River; 5) Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. We'll give you 1 point for three correct answers and 2 points for all five.
Answer: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- "Play Misty for Me" Come Saturday Morning -- "The Sterile Cuckoo" Que Sera Sera -- "The Man Who Knew Too Much" Moon River -- "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head -- "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid"
Song: Spill the Wine -- Eric Burdon and War
Question: According to Peter Marshall, what is the object of "The Hollywood Squares"? Verbatim answer, please.
Answer: "The object of our game is to get three stars, either across, up and down, or diagonally."
Song: Ain't No Woman -- Four Tops
Question: What three records were set or broken in baseball's 50th All-Star Game? By the way, that was this past year.
Answer: Most errors, most runs in one inning, and the first grand slam ever.
Song: More Today Than Yesterday -- Spiral Starecase
(NOTE: Actually, the 1983 All-Star Game was the 54th. (Briefly in the early 1960s, there were two All-Star Games played per year.) It was the 50th anniversary of the first All-Star Game, though. The AL's seven-run third contained Fred Lynn's grand slam (his fourth All-Star homer). Other records that should have qualified as correct answers were "most runs" (13 for the American League, and "highest ERA." Atlee Hammacker finished the game (and indeed his career, this being his sole All-Star appearance) with a crisp 90.00 ERA. Ironically, he was in the midst of leading every pitcher in baseball that year with a 2.25 ERA. Luckily for him, All-Star runs don't count.)
Question: What are the names of Ms. Pac-Man's four enemies in her now legendary video game?
Answer: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Sue.
Song: Draggin' the Line -- Tommy James
Question: From "Wargames," what two things does David do on his computer to impress his girlfriend?
Answer: Changes their grades, and makes airplane reservations (Chicago to Paris).
Song: Hollywood's Swinging -- Kool and the Gang
Question: According to Bullwinkle, what is the basis of the world's economy?
Answer: Box tops.
Song: Scorpio -- Dennis Coffey
Realm: COMICS Sub-realm Marvel
Question: Why does Dr. Doom always wear a metal mask in public?
Answer: Because his face is horribly scarred from the explosion of an experiment he was doing in his dorm room.
Song: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes -- Bobby Vee
Question: What was so unusual about this year's USFL trade between the Chicago Blitz and the Arizona Wranglers?
Answer: They traded entire franchises. (The only things that stayed the same were the team owners and the names of the teams. All the players and coaches went to a new city.)
Song: Venus -- Shocking Blue
Question: What is the one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals?
Answer: Crispy Critters.
Song: I Know a Place -- Petula Clark
Question: In "Dr. Strangelove," we all know President Merkin Muffley's line, "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!" But who does he say it to, and what are they fighting about?
Answer: He says it to Buck Turgidson and the Russian Ambassador, and they're wrestling over a camera.
Song: Me and Mrs. Jones -- Billy Paul
Question: From "WKRP in Cincinnati," what doesn't Mr. Carlson know about turkeys?
Answer: They don't fly.
Song: Vehicle-- Ides of March
Question: We all know that Jessup Hall is pink. According to apocryphal history, why is it pink?
Answer: Mrs. Jessup willed it to Williams with the stipulation that it always be painted pink.
Song: Wildflower -- Skylark
Question: This NBA player, in consecutive seasons, went from the team with the best record ever in NBA history to the team with the worst record ever in NBA history. Please name him and the two teams.
Answer: Leroy Ellis from the L.A. Lakers (1971-72 record of 69-13) to the Philadelphia 76ers (1972-73 record of 9-73).
Song: Turn Down Day -- The Cyrkle
Question: How does Lois Lane determine for sure that Clark Kent is Superman, in "Superman II"?
Answer: She sees him trip on a rug and stick his hand in a fire, with no injury.
Song: Kung Fu Fighting -- Carl Douglas
Question: In his vast television career, actor Bill Bixby has played a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a TV anchorman. On what shows did he play these roles?
Answer: Reporter-- "My Favorite Martian" Editor-- "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" Anchorman-- "Goodnight, Beantown"
Song: Chances Are -- Johnny Mathis
Question: From the realm of BAD advertising, sub-realm, Calvin Klein. Sing Shari's song.
Answer: "I walk down a road that few have travelled. What's hard for most comes easier for me."
Song: Badge -- Cream
Question: We all know that in the famous Abbott & Costello routine "Who's On First?", they never tell us who is playing rightfield. But what we want to know is what are the only four sports franchises to win four or more consecutive championships?
Answer: Boston Celtics (8, 1959-66 NBA) NY Yankees (5, 1949-53 AL; and 4, 1936-39 AL) Montreal Canadians (5, 1956-60 NHL; and 4, 1976-79 NHL) NY Islanders (4, 1980-83 NHL) Song:Just Don't Want to Be Lonely -- Main Ingredient
Question: We all know that the password in "Horse Feathers" is 'swordfish' and the colleges are Darwin and Huxley, but WHAT was Harpo's occupation?
Answer: Dog Catcher.
Song: Neither One of Us -- Gladys Knight & the Pips
Realm: TV 3 point play
Question: From the "M*A*S*H" episode entitled "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen," how exactly do each of the 7 major characters levae the 4077th? 1 point for 5 answers, 2 points for all 7.
Answer: Margaret-- in a jeep (with the book from Charles) Father Mulcahy-- ambulance Klinger (and his new bride, Sung Lee)-- ox-drawn cart Winchester (and Rizzo)-- garbage truck Potter-- on his horse, Sophie B.J.-- motorcycle Hawkeye-- helicopter
Song: The World is a Ghetto -- War
Question: From "Doonesbury," why did B.D. enlist in Viet Nam?
Answer: To get out of a term paper.
Song: 5 O'Clock World -- The Vogues
Question: Please tell us the name of the super hero whose secret identity is John Jones.
Answer: The Martian Manhunter (of Justice League of America fame).
Song: Fire -- The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Question: In "Murder By Death," we all remember Sam Diamond, Miss Marbles and the other crazy characters. But what was the name of Truman Capote's character?
Answer: Lionel Twain.
Song: Hocus Pocus -- Focus
Question: Five NBA players have had the distinction of playing with both Bill Russell AND Wilt Chamberlain. Name any one of them.
Answer: Mel Counts, Woody Sauldsbery, Gary Phillips, Gerry Ward, and Willy Naulls.
Song: Friday on My Mind -- The Easybeats
Question: On "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," how did the Fernwood basketball coach die?
Answer: He drowned in a bowl of Mary's chicken soup.
Song: Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) -- The Delfonics
Question: According to Marc Demone in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," what should you do when making out with a girl?
Answer: Play Side 1 of "Led Zeppelin IV."
Song: Boogie Nights -- Heatwave
Question: What do Rosalyn Snitow and Walter Henson have in common?
Answer: They are both hemorrhoid sufferers.
Song: Rave On -- Buddy Holly
Question: From "Saturday Night Live," what appliance is absolutely necessary to Conehead sex?
Song: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag -- James Brown
Question: Identify the following men: Kevin Moen, Richard Rodgers, Dwight Garner, Marriet Ford.
Answer: They were University of California kick-off returners who completed 5 consecutive laterals with no time remaining to score a TD and defeat Stanford 25-20 on November 20, 1982. (The ball went from Moen to Rodgers to Garner to Rodgers to Ford to Moen.)
Song: Last Song -- Edward Bear
Question: When we first meet her, she's called Esther Blodgett. When we first meet him, he's called Norman Maine. But they each have a different name in this 1954 classic movie. What are those other names?
Answer: Vicki Lester and Edward Gubbins. (The movie is, of course, "A Star is Born," with Judy Garland and James Mason. Her real name is Esther Blodgett, but the studio gives her a stage name-- Vicki Lester. His stage name is Norman Maine, but his real name, which we hear at their wedding, is Edward Gubbins.)
Song: Time Has Come Today -- The Chambers Brothers
Question: In the Log, among the many trophies, you may come across one called the Smith-Futransky trophy. What does this trophy look like?
Answer: It's a keg of beer (on which is written "Why was he born at all").
Song: Green Eyed Lady -- Sugarloaf
Question: What is the name of Harry Orwell's boat?
Answer: The Answer. (That IS the answer. Who's on first?)
Song: Solitary Man -- Neil Diamond
Question: What product "never had it, never will," and what doesn't it have?
Answer: 7-Up never had caffeine (and never will).
Song: Whatcha See is Whatcha Get -- The Dramatics
Question: What saves the knights from the Black Beast of AAAAAAAAAAAAghgh in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"?
Answer: The animator suffers a fatal heart attack.
Song: Piece of My Heart -- Big Brother and the Holding Company (NOT Janis Joplin)
Question: We all know that Al Downing was in uniform when 2 of Babe Ruth's records were broken: when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run in 1961, and he pitched to Hank Aaron in 1971 for Aaron's 715th home run. But what we want to know is for what other record, previously held by Babe Ruth, was he in uniform when it was broken?
Answer: When Whitey Ford broke Ruth's record for most consecutive scoreless innings pitched in a World Series.
Song: My Pledge of Love -- The Joe Jeffrey Group
(NOTE: Aaron's 715th homer came in April 1974. Ruth's and Ford's scoreless innings streaks extended through multiple World Series, not just one.)
Question: Complete the following statement: "Hail Hydra! Immortal Hydra! We shall never be destroyed....."
Answer: "Cut off a limb and two more shall take its place."
Song: Let's Stay Together -- Al Green
Question: From "The Avengers," what is so special about Steed's bowler?
Answer: It is made of metal (and he uses it as a weapon).
Song: Hit the Road Jack -- Ray Charles
Realm: MOVIES (3 Point Play)
Question: In the classic movie "Wizard of Oz," name the seven times that Dorothy travels without walking. Give us 5 for 1 point and all 7 for 2 points.
Answer: She is carried out of the pigsty (by Hunk), her house is carried by the twister, Munchkin wagon, the Lion carries (temporarily) in the poppy field, the horse of a different color (in Oz), the flying monkees, and clicking her heels.
Song: Suavecito -- Malo
(NOTE: We left in the original Phasers spelling of "flying monkees" in case Mike Nesmith or Peter Tork really did have small roles in the film.)
Subrealm: Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"
Question: Who is the only non-hobbit to wear the Ring?
Answer: Tom Bombadil.
Song: Baby I'm For Real -- The Originals
Question: Who says they say Hanes?
Answer: Inspector #12.
Song: The Love I Lost -- Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Question: Name the only NBA player to win 3 MVP awards in one season. And give us the awards.
Answer: Willis Reed (in 1970) won regular season Most Valuable Player, Play-off MVP and All-Star Game MVP.
Song: Fox on the Run -- Sweet
Question: From "The Paper Chase," at the end of the year, Hart bumps into Kingsfield in the elevator on the way out of the final exam. When Hart explains what his course in contracts has meant to him, what is Kingsfield's reply?
Answer: "That's fine. What is your name?"
Song: Day After Day -- Badfinger
Question: We all know that according to Monty Python, there are two weapons of the Spanish Inquisition. Name all five of them. (sic)
Answer: Fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, the snazzy red uniforms.
Song: Walkin' in the Rain -- Jay & the Americans
Question: Who is the only head coach to reach a Super Bowl, to also have played in a Super Bowl?
Answer: Forrest Gregg of the Green Bay Packers (player) and Cincinnati Bengals (coach).
Song: Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) -- Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
Question: What caused the disasters in the following movies: "Airport," "Airport '75," "Airport '77," "Airplane"?
Answer: "Airport"-- bomb
"Airport '75"-- is hit by a small plane
"Airport '77"-- hits an oil derrick while being hijacked
"Airplane"-- fish causes food poisoning of crew and many passengers
Song: For What It's Worth -- Buffalo Springfield
Question: From the title sequence we see every week (or possibly every day) at the top of the show, what does it say on the stone tablet at the entrance to the drive-in theatre those stone-age crazies go to each episode?
Answer: Now Showing: The Monster.
Song: Backstabbers -- The O'Jays
Question: What is the only way to defeat Mordru the Magician (nemesis of the Legion of Super-Heroes)?
Answer: You have to bury him.
Song: Show and Tell -- Al Wilson
Question: What happens every time the Sylvania spokesman tries to talk about the Sylvania TV?
Answer: He is interrupted by a Japanese gentlemen representing SONY.
Song: Family Affair -- Sly & the Family Stone
Question: In the movie "Blowout," name the 4 sounds that precede the gunshot and accident on Jack Tarry's tape.
Answer: Wind in trees, lovers talking, toad (or frog), owl.
Song: Free Ride -- Edgar Winter Group
Question: "All over the world, girls go for men who wear Mandar" was a possible slogan for a fictional cologne's ad campaign. Who was supposed to be the male model for the product and why?
Answer: Oscar Madison ("The Odd Couple"), because he had an everyman face. (NOTE: Accept anything to do with everyday, common face, etc...)
Song: Beyond the Sea -- Bobby Darin
Question: We all know that the Williams yearbook is called The Gulielmensian. What we want to know is what does Gulielmensian mean?
Answer: "Williams Thing" in Greek.
Song: Traces -- Classics IV
Question: What is special about Montreal's trade of pitcher Bob James?
Answer: He was traded for a player to be named later-- and was returned to Montreal as the player to be named later, later. (Trade was with the Detroit Tigers.)
Song: Baby, Now That I've Found You -- Foundations
Question: How does Obi-Wan Kanobi know that the Sandpeople did not destroy the Jowas vehicle on Tatooine, in "Star Wars"? Give both reasons.
Answer: The tracks are random, and Sandpeople always travel in a straight line. The shots were too accurate for Sandpeople.
Song: Precious & Few -- Climax
Question: Another sing-a-long. Please call up and sing, in mellifluous tones, the old Cracker Jack jingle.
Answer: "What do you want when you gotta eat somethin' / And it's gotta be sweet and it's gotta be a lot / And you gotta have it now / What do you want? / Lip-smackin', whip-crackin', paddy-whackin', jiminy-crackin' good Cracker Jack. / Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize-- / That's what you get in Cracker Jack."
Song: Dancing in the Moonlight -- King Harvest
Question: Who introduced Johnny Carson his first time as host of "The Tonight Show"?
Answer: Groucho Marx.
Song: Try a Little Tenderness -- Otis Redding
Question: On Broadway, a triple-play is rare, but Andrew Lloyd Webber just did it when he had 3 shows running in New York simultaneously with CATS, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and EVITA. What composer did it in the 70's, and with what shows?
Answer: Stephen Schwartz with PIPPIN, MAGIC SHOW, GODSPELL.
Song: (You're My) Soul & Inspiration -- Righteous Brothers
Question: Simply, why is Cool Hand Luke in jail?
Answer: Either: "wanton & willful destruction of public property" Or: Ripping the top of parking meters off with a pipe wrench while sloshed.
Song: Give Me Just a Little More Time -- Chairmen of the Board
Question: Which two NBA coaches were college roommates?
Answer: Hubie Brown (of the Knicks) and Frank Layden (of the Utah Jazz) (at Niagara).
Song: Listen People -- Herman's Hermits
Question: In the "Mary Tyler Moore" episode in which Chuckles Bites the Dust, what is Chuckles the Clown's motto, which is quoted at his funeral?
Answer: "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."
Song: You Were On My Mind -- We 5
Question: In the climactic scene of "Marathon Man," Dustin Hoffman is willing to let Laurence Olivier keep the diamonds on one condition. What is it?
Answer: That Olivier eat the diamonds.
Song: 98.6 -- Keith
Question: Why don't Superman's glasses melt when he uses his x-ray vision or heat vision as Clark Kent?
Answer: They are made from the windows of his rocket from Krypton, which are as invulnerable as Superman himself.
Song: Angel of the Morning -- Merrilee Rush (& The Turnabouts)
Question: Four men are supposed to be on Route 35 in Pennsylvania. Where are they really, and what do they do?
Answer: They're on Jackrabbit Road in West Virginia; And they go into a bar and buy steaks and Lowenbrau.
Song: Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You -- Wilson Pickett
Question: From "All the President's Men," what's the caption on the cartoon hanging on Chuck Colson's wall, according to Ben Bradlee?
Answer: "When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."
Song: Georgy Girl -- Seekers
Question: November 7, 1943 was the last time it happened. The teams were the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants. What?
Answer: The last NFL football game to end in a scoreless tie.
Song: Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye -- Casinos
Subrealm: Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever"
Question: What is the guardian's response to the question "Are you machine or being?"
Answer: "I am both and neither."
Song: Mountain of Love -- Johnny Rivers
Realm: MOVIES/ BOOKS
Question: What is the code name of Sir Miles Masservey?
Song: The Twist -- Chubby Checker
Question: Who is the only Cy Young winner to receive the award while pitching for a last place team?
Answer: Steve Carlton.
Song: Till You Come Back to Me -- Aretha Franklin
(NOTE: Carlton's 1972 season (27-10 with 30 complete games, 310 strikeouts and a 1.98 ERA) for the 59-97 Phillies is arguably one of the greatest seasons in baseball history. In other words, the '72 Phillies won 32 games without Carlton and 27 with him.)
Question: Who is Marshall Brodine?
Answer: He is the spokesman for TV Magicards.
Song: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood -- Animals
Question: In the Looney Tunes version of Jack & the Beanstalk, what is the completion of the following line: "Fee Fie Foe Fat"?
Answer: "I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat."
Song: Rhythm of the Rain -- Cascades
Question: From "Heaven Can Wait," name Joe Pendleton's favorite training drink.
Answer: Liver and Whey Shake.
Song: You Showed Me -- Turtles
Question: According to Lee Trevino, what two things don't last long?
Answer: "Dogs chasin' cars, and pros puttin' for pars."
Song: It Only Takes a Minute -- Tavares
Question: Rick Jones is a teenager with a lot of very powerful friends, including the Hulk, Captain America, and Captain Marvel. What role did he play in the lives of each of these heroes?
Answer: HULK: It was his fault that Bruce Banner became the Hulk; CPTAMERICA: He played Captain A.'s junior partner (replacing the 40's Bucky Barnes); CPTMARVEL: He shared bodies with Captain Marvel for a while. (When either one of them hit the mega-bands, they were transported to the Negative Zone, while the other went to Earth.)
Song: You Didn't Have To Be So Nice -- Lovin' Spoonful
Question: At one time, the castaways on Gilligan's Island manage to get a telephone rigged up, and Gilligan manages to place a call. Who does he get on the other end of the line, and what happens?
Answer: He gets an operator in St. Louis who asks for another dime, then disconnects him.
Song: Don't Pull Your Love -- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
Question: What Hitchcock villain said: "Look at this underwear, have you ever felt anything so fine?"
Answer: Mrs. Danvers (from "Rebecca").
Song: Midnight Confessions -- Grass Roots
Question: What is the only college to have 2 players drafted in the first round of the NBA 1983 draft? And name the players.
Answer: University of Missouri: Steve Stipanovich (to Indiana), John Sunvold (to Seattle).
Song: I Wish It Would Rain -- Temptations
NOTE: Phasers on Stun's ranks were ably boosted by an influx of ex-BOMO talent. The BOMOs brought with them knowledge, skill, stamina, perspective-- and a buncha old questions!
Amazingly, the 1983 Phasers contest shares at least nine questions directly from the 1976 BOMO contest, an unprecedented overlap. (Plus, a few more repeats from other BOMO-related contests such as BOMO '74, Grape Nehi, and Pros from Dover.)
Not every repeat question may not have been gotten to, but most were. Others are asked backwards; that is, flipping the original Q and A, so that the 1976 answer becomes the 1983 set-up (Prince Spaghetti, Crispy Critters). However, all appear to be there for one overriding reason-- 'cause somebody liked 'em, and wanted to ask 'em again! And with years and years between askings, the practice was safe then..... little could they have expected that one day a Trivia Archive would come along and expose their black souls! BWAAH-hah-hah-hah!