Question: The first question has to do with some of our origins. In the movie classic "Citizen Kane," when the newsreel about Citizen Kane's life goes on, there are flashed on the screen a couple of lines of verse. We want you to tell us what those lines say.
Answer: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome decree."
Song: "She's the One" by the Chartbusters
Question: What did all the people in the audience of "The Price is Right" used to scream out?
Answer: "Higher!" or "Freeze!"
Song: "Road Runner" by Bo Diddley
Question: Tune up your little voices, teenyboppers, and sing the "Bat Masterson" theme song.
Answer: "Back when the West was very young / There was a man named Masterson / He wore a cane and derby hat / They called him Bat / Bat Masterson."
Song: "Get a Job" by the Silhouettes
(NOTE: The song's second and third verses were apparently not required.)
Question: Rick and David Nelson had a good friend, rather short and pudgy, with a crewcut, who cackled a lot, and his name was Wally. We want you to tell us, what was the name of Wally's girlfriend?
Song: "At the Hop" by Danny & the Juniors
Question: Last Winter Study (not this past one but the one before), and this evening on Channel 2's "Film Odyssey," was Fritz Lang's classic film "M," which is about a child murderer. In the film, how was it that it was known that Peter Lorre was a child killer?
Answer: Lorre was identified by the blind balloon man, who recognized Lorre's whistle (which was the Theme of the Mountain King, from "The Peer Gynt Suite").
Song: "Angel Baby" by Rosie & the Originals
(NOTE: WCFM's house copy of the "Angel Baby" 45 record was well-worn, and this was not its first appearance in a Trivia contest. In the late 1960s, Carter House's Ted Green became an instant Trivia legend by identifying the song and artist as soon as he heard the sound of the scratches along the outer groove, before the record itself began.)
Question: What was the name of Max Bialystock (played by Zero Mostel)'s partner in "The Producers"?
Answer: Leo Bloom.
Song: "Dead Man's Curve" by Jan and Dean
Question: Name one of the two songs that Marlene Dietrich sang in "Destry Rides Again."
Answer: "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have," and/or "Little Joe."
Song: "Rhythm of the Rain" by the Cascades
Question: Whom did Roger Maris hit his 60th home run off? Not 61st.... 60th.
Answer: Jack Fisher.
Song: "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blane
Question: A Broadway question for all you New York freaks. When his brother came to visit in the play "Arsenic and Old Lace," who did Cary Grant tell him he looked like? And what was the irony of this?
Answer: He told him he looked like Boris Karloff. The brother was played BY Boris Karloff.
Song: "Return to Sender" by Elvis Presley
Question: What is the name of Buster Brown's dog, and where do you find him?
Answer: Tige; "on the seal in the heel."
Song: "Devil or Angel" by Bobby Vee
Question: In the movie "Conflict," how did Sidney Greenstreet know that Humphrey Bogart had killed his wife?
Answer: By the flower in Humphrey's lapel.
Song: "The Chipmunk Song" by the Chipmunks with David Seville
Question: Who first recorded the classic hit "Hi-Heel Sneakers"?
Answer: Tommy Tucker.
Song: "Did You Have a Happy Birthday?" by Paul Anka
(NOTE: Teams paying close attention got a bonus a mere 94 questions and seven hours later: Xanadu played Tommy Tucker's "Hi-Heel Sneakers" as its 106th song.)
Question: On the "Ruff N Ready" show, what did the people on the planet Moony-Moola look like?
Answer: They were television sets on wheels.
Song: "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton
Question: A woman once went on "You Bet Your Life" and mentioned that she had eleven kids. When Groucho asked her why, she said because she liked her husband. What was Groucho's classic reply?
Answer: He said, "I like my cigar also, but sometimes I take it out.""El Paso" by Marty Robbins
Question: In "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"-- known to the in crowd as "The GBU"-- who played the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?
Answer: Clint Eastwood played The Good, Lee Van Cleef played The Bad, and Eli Wallach played The Ugly.
Song: "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris
Question: King Kong and the Phantom lived in places of the same name. What is that name?
Answer: Skull Mountain.
Song: "Little Demon" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(NOTE: King Kong actually lived in a cave high on a mountain, on Skull Island.)
Question: Before the 1970 Ohio State-Michigan football game, the television camera panning the stadium crowd caught something it shouldn't have. What was it?
Answer: Someone holding up a bumper sticker that read "FUCK MICHIGAN."
Song: "Love is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia
Question: We've got an oldie from Contest #1, in the Spring of 1966. WCFM ran it, Garfield won it. What was the slogan of Cott Quality Beverages before the current one, "It's Cott To Be Good"?
Answer: "Life is great when you carbonate."
Song: "Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)" by Little Caesar & the Romans
Question: Here's something of a toughie, so we're giving you two songs to answer.In the current edition of the Great North Adams Metropolitan Area Phone Book, we want you to turn to the Williamstown section. In it, one can find five listings for the New England Telephone Company. We want you to tell us on which five pages are the five listings.
You have two songs to answer that question, and we're going right now into another trivia question and song.
Question: Everybody knows that Andy Griffith lived in Mayberry. What was the name of the town nearest Mayberry?
Answer: Mount Pilot.
Song: "When You Dance" by the Turbans
You now have one more song to answer the New England Telephone Company question. Now, the next trivia question, which has four parts..
Question: What were the famous holds of the following wrestlers: "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, Bobo Brazil, Johnny Valentine, and last but not least, Killer Kowalski?
Answer: "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers-- figure four leg lock (or figure four grapevine);Bobo Brazil-- coco butt;Johnny Valentine-- atomic elbow smash;Killer Kowalski-- the claw.
Song: "One Fine Day" by the Chiffons
PREVIOUS ANSWER: This is not necessarily to be taken as a reflection on the intelligence of the people making telephone calls in and around North Adams, but here goes:
pg. 99-- "Bell Telephone Company"
pg. 110-- "New England Telephone Company"
pg. 111-- "Phone Company"
pg. 114-- "Telephone Company"
pg. 103-- "Fone Company"
Question: Give us the name of the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Answer: Pop'n Fresh.
Song: "Raindrops" by Dee Clark
Question: What school did Boris Badenov attend?
Answer: Terrorist Tech. (Motto: "When in doubt, blow it up.")
Song: "Speedo" by the Cadillacs
Question: Everybody remembers one of TV's great early shows, Zorro. We take you back now to the Pueblo Della Los Angeles, where Zorro has once again escaped the clutches of Henry Calvin, alias Sgt. Garcia.
"Garcia, you fool! You let Zorro escape!"
"Corporal Lopez! Call out the lancers!"
"Lancers to arms! Lancers to arms!"
Of course, about this time, Zorro would step up behind Garcia and say, "Well, my friend. I seem to have eluded your clutches again."
zwip-zwip-zwip!!! (and you all know what that was).
At any rate, for the next trivia question, we want you to sing to our eager panel of trivia operators the theme song to "Zorro."
Answer: "Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, comes the horseman known as Zorro / This bold renegade carves a Z with his blade, a "Z" that stands for Zorro / Zorro, Zorro, the fox so cunning and free, Zorro, who makes the sign of the "Z" / Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro!"
Song: "Mr. Blue" by the Fleetwoods
Question: Everybody knows that Theodore Cleaver was "the Beaver," and that Herbert J. "Bucky" Beaver was the famed beaver on the Ipana Toothpaste ad. We want to know what was the special ingredient that Ipana Toothpaste contained?
Answer: "Hexa, hexa, hexa-chlorophine."
Song: "Little Town Flirt" by Del Shannon
Question: Another one that's gonna test your vocal chords and memory banks: Sing the Good 'N' Plenty jingle about Choo-Choo Charlie.
Answer: "Once upon a time there was an engineer / Choo-Choo Charlie was his name, we hear / He had an engine and he sure had fun / He used Good 'N' Plenty candy to make the train run / Charlie says! / Love that Good 'N' Plenty / Charlie says! / Really rings a bell (ding ding) / Charlie says! / Love that Good 'N' Plenty, Don't know any other candy that I love so well."
Song: "Poison Ivy" by the Coasters
Question: Everybody knows that Superman is the Man of Steel, that his hometown is Metropolis, and that he works as a reporter. But there are a couple of facts that people might not know. We're going to see if you do. Tell us, what is the name of the city that he keeps in a bottle, and where does he keep the bottle?
Answer: "Maybe Baby" by Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Song: Kandor; kept in Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
Question: On "The Dick Van Dyke Show," what was the name of Sally Rogers' boyfriend?
Answer: Herman Glimcher.
Song: "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" by Edd "Kookie" Byrnes
Question: Who is speaking, and from what movie is this recording? (AUDIO CLIP: "Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free. Talk free. Go or come, be drunk or sober, whatever they choose. Some words give you a feeling. 'Republic' is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat. Same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step, or his first baby shaves, or makes his first sound like a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. 'Republic' is one of those words.")
Answer: John Wayne, in "The Alamo."
Song: "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" by Lonnie Donegan
Question: Before he was in "Bonanza," Dan Blocker had a regular role in another Western starring George Montgomery. What was the show, and what was the name of the charcater Blocker played?
Answer: "Cimarron City"; Tiny Tim.
Song: "Big Girls Don't Cry" by the Four Seasons
Question: What was the name of Frank and Joe Hardy's best friend?
Answer: Chet Morton.
Song: "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley
Question: Name the original seven astronauts.
Answer: John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Alan Shepherd, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, Deke Clayton.
Song: "Runaround Sue" by Dion
Question: Who was loyal and true to King Leonardo, and whose voice did he parody?
Answer: Odie Cologne; Ronald Colman.
Song: "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee
Question: What were the sponsors of "Captain Gallant," and "The Avengers of the Foreign Legion"?
Answer: Heinz 57, and Chunky.
Song: "Diana" by Paul Anka
Question: In "Duck Soup," when Margaret Dumont remarks to Groucho that this must be a gala day, what is his reply?
Answer: "At my age, I can't handle more than a gala day."
Song: "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las
Question: In "From Russia With Love," where was the Bulgarian killer when James Bond's Turkish friend shot him?
Answer: He was in Anita Ekberg's mouth. (On the side of the building where the killer lived was a huge poster advertising "Holiday in Paris" with Bob Hope.)
Song: "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" by Gene Pitney
Question: From Contest #2 in the fall of '66 (WMS radio station ran it, Carter House won it). What four arch-auto-villains does Bardol fight?
Answer: Gummy Rings, Sticky Valves, Blacky Carbon, and Greedy Sludge.
Song: "Wonderful Summer" by Robin Ward
Question: What rock was it that those hardy men who drank Ovaltine used to throw around?
Answer: The Oomphatum Stone.
Song: "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups
Question: We're going to play you a clip. It's from the closing scene of what famous movie? (The audio clip was 90% throaty laughter.)
Answer: "Treasure of the Sierra Madre."
Song: "I've Cried Before" by Dion & the Belmonts
Question: At the end of "Requiem for a Heavyweight," who is Anthony Quinn's first wrestling opponent?
Answer: 601-pound Haystacks Calhoun.
Song: "Navy Blue" by Diane Renay
Question: What was the name of the Munsters' dragon?
Song: "Run to Him" by Bobby Vee
Question: What do the following all have in common: Omar Khayyam, Alan-A-Dale, and Apollo?
Answer: They were all horses who won the Kentucky Derby.
Song: "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning
Question: We all know that Ralph Kramden was a bus driver, and when you asked him "What's your job?" he said, "I'm a bus driver." When someone asked his friend Ed Norton what his job was, what did he say?
Answer: A subterranean sanitation engineer. (Which of course meant he worked down in the sewer.)
Song: "The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association" by Jan and Dean
Question: At the very end of "The Maltese Falcon," what did Humphrey Bogart tell Mary Astor? (Only an approximate quote is needed.)
Answer: "If they send you away for 20 years, I'll wait for you. And if they hang you, I'll always remember you."
Song: "Only Love Can Break a Heart" by Gene Pitney
Question: Tell us what was on Paladin's calling card, and we want EVERYTHING.
Answer: The words "Have Gun -- Will Travel.... Wire Paladin, Hotel Carlton, San Francisco," superimposed over a white chess knight.
Song: "Donna" by Ritchie Valens
Question: We are going to sing one line from one of two songs that occur in a very well-known movie. We want you to sing a line from the OTHER song. "Prisoners of love, blue skies above, can't keep my heart in jail."
Answer: "Springtime for Hitler and Germany...." (from "The Producers")
Song: "Walk Like a Man" by the Four Seasons(NOTE: Alas, Xanadu forgot about the THIRD song, which was Lorenzo Saint Dubois (L.S.D.)'s audition for the coveted role of Adolf Hitler.... the immortal "Love Power.")
Question: What was the advertising slogan for the movie "Dracula Has Arisen from the Grave"?
Answer: "You can't keep a good man down."
Song: "Old Rivers" by Walter Brennan
Question: Identify the man who is speaking in the following event. (AUDIO: "Referee stops the bout, the time 2:36 of the 8th round, winner by a TKO, Rocky Marciano!")
Answer: Johnny Addie. (Announcing the result of the Marciano-Joe Louis fight.)
Song: "Be Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps
Question: Recite, as closely as you possibly can (we'll give you a little leeway), the ending which Walter Cronkite recited at the end of every "You Are There."
Answer: "What kind of a day was it? A day like all other days, filled with those exciting events that alter and illuminate our times.... and YOU ARE THERE."
Song: "St. George and the Dragonet" by Stan Freberg
Question: Throughout the entire movie "A Walk in the Sun," Lloyd Bridges wanted something, and at the end, he finally got it. What was it?
Answer: An apple.
Song: "Indian Love Call" by Billy Vaughn
Question: What does Jimmy Durante do when he dies in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"?
Answer: He (quite literally) kicks the bucket.
Song: "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell
Question: In the movie "Exodus," exactly what is it that is used to trigger the explosion that blows up the jail?
Answer: A bomb in the toilet.
Song: "All I Do Is Dream Of You" by Patience and Prudence.(NOTE: The 4 AM halftime break came at this point.)
Question: In the movie "A Night at the Opera," the opera at the end of the film is "Il Trovatore." However, Harpo substitutes music for the orchestra. What we want to know is, what was the music played for "Il Trovatore"?
Answer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Song: "Twisting the Night Away" by Sam Cooke
Question: In the film version of "Twelve O'Clock High" starring Gregory Peck, we want to know the name of the command aircraft?
Answer: Piccadilly Lady.
Song: "Hey Little Cobra" by the Rip Chords
Question: This question is from the third WCFM trivia contest in 1967, won by Carter House. While Rocky and Bullwinkle search for the Kirwood Derby, who were the little men from space whose mission it was to stop our heroes from using the Derby to find the Mooseberry Bush-- and how did they plan to do it?
Answer: Gidney and Cloyd; by skooching.
Song: "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston
Question: On "Car 54, Where Are You?" what were the habits of Toody and Muldoon?
Answer: Toody always said "Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!" while Muldoon always pulled on his left earlobe.
Song: "California Sun" by the Rivieras
Question: Still in the Realm of Television, who did Chet Huntley and David Brinkley replace in 1956, when they began their nightly news television show?
Answer: John Cameron Swayze.
Song: "Witch Doctor" by David Seville
Question: What was the name of Wally's girlfriend on "Leave It to Beaver"?
Answer: Mary Ellen Rogers.
Song: "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino
Question: The next question is an Audio Daily Double. What we want to know is from what film is the following passage taken? (AUDIO: Stirring music, then a narrator saying, "Greece and the islands of the Aegean Sea have given birth to many myths and legends of war and adventure. And these once-proud stones, these ruins and enchanted temples bear witness to the civilization that flourished and then died here. And to the demigods and heroes who inspired those legends on this sea, and these islands. But though the stage is the same, ours is a legend of our own time, and its heroes are not demigods, but ordinary people.")
Answer: The opening narration to "The Guns of Navarone."
Song: "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis
Question: This is from the world of advertising. Colgate toothpaste had some special quality. What was that quality that only Colgate could boast?
Answer: Guard-All, with the invisible shield.
Song: "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" by Gale Garnett
Question: Let's go back to Television, and also the archives of Williams Trivia. The year was 1967, in the fall, and the contest was #4 in the history of Williams Trivia. WCFM ran it, and Carter House won it with a record of 186 points. And the question: what restaurant does Kookie park for, in "77 Sunset Strip"?
Song: "I'll Be Seeing You" by Tommy Sands
Question: What was Willie Shoemaker's famous mistake in the 1952 running of the Kentucky Derby?
Answer: He mistook the 1/16th pole for the finish line, pulled up, and lost the race.
Song: "Baby It's You" by the Shirelles
Question: We're going to play a song. Not only do we want the name and artist, but the trivia question is: which movie does it come from?
Answer: "Singing Guns."
Song: "Mule Train" by Bing Crosby
Question: From the movie "Fantastic Voyage," what attacked Raquel Welch?
Answer: White corpuscles.
Song: "See You in September" by the Tempos
Question: Name the Happy Scotsman who pushed Kellogg's OK cereal.
Answer: Big Otis.
Song: "G'wan Home, Your Mother's Calling" by Jimmy Durante
Question: What was the movie showing at the midnight spook show, at the theater in "The Blob"?
Answer: "Daughter of Horror," with Bela Lugosi.
Song: "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Question: For our next trivia question, we are going to play a tape. What movie does the following come from, who is speaking, and who says, "Loud and clear, sir"? (AUDIO: "At ease! Well, you're as ready as we can make you. This 5-cent toy wasn't issued to you for laughs! It may save your life. You're gonna be landing in the dark. And on the other side of that hedgerow, the fella might not be wearing the same uniform you are. So, one click (click) is to be answered by two clicks (click click). Now if you don't get that answering click, hit the dirt, and open fire. I repeat, one click (click) must be answered by two clicks (click click). Now hang onto this gimmick. It's as important as your weapon. Do you read me?"
"Loud and clear, sir!"
"All right. Now one more thing. Your assignment tonight is strategic. You can't give the enemy a break. Send 'em to Hell!")
Answer: "The Longest Day," John Wayne, and Red Buttons.
Song: "Betty Boop" by Phil Spitalny & His Orchestra
Question: In the 1940s movie serial "Sir Galahad," who played Sir Galahad?
Answer: George Reeves.
Song: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens
Question: Here is something for film buffs, aesthetic fans, whatever. What film has been advertised outside the Snack Bar in Baxter Hall for the past two and one-half years?
Answer: "Le jour se leve" (or "Daybreak"), directed by Marcel Carne, and starring Jean Gabin.
Song: "Monster Mash Party" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Cryptkickers
Question: Who was the only baseball player ever traded for himself?
Answer: Harry Chiti.
Song: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka(NOTE: Chiti was traded from the Mets to the Indians in 1962 for cash and a player to be named later. When the time came for Cleveland to send back a player, it was.... Harry Chiti.)
Question: In the movie "Gung Ho!", Randolph Scott explains the significance of the title words. Explain just what "gung ho" meant.
Answer: As Randolph says, "gung" means "work," and "ho" means "harmony." Hence "gung ho" means "work in harmony."
Song: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Conway Twitty
Question: Now we go on to Trivia trivia. In the fifth contest, which was run in the spring of 1968 and run by Carter House, Morgan won with 166 points. This was a question asked then, and this is a question we'll ask now. What did Patricia Neal say to the robot Gort, to prevent it from destroying the world, after Michael Rennie was killed in the movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?
Answer: "Gort, klaatu barata niktu."
Song: "Papa Oom Mow Mow" by the Rivingtons
Question: Here's one for all you fans who watch TV every night at 6: quote the opening lines to "Star Trek."
Answer: "Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."
Song: "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" by Bobby Vee
Question: In what film did James Arness play.... a vegetable?
Answer: "The Thing."
Song: "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers
Question: We want you to hum the theme song to, and tell us the cast of, "Father Knows Best."
Answer: (As the theme was hummed:) Robert Young.... Jane Wyatt... Elinor Donahue.... Billy Gray.... and Lauren Chapin.
Song: "Who Put the Bomp" by Barry Mann
Question: Each week "The Lone Ranger" TV program ended in one of two ways. What we want to know is, what were they? (And we don't mean the "Hi yo, Silver, away" ending.)
Answer: "Who was that masked man? He left this silver bullet." "I don't know.... but I wanted to thank him."
"Who was that masked man? He left this silver bullet." (again)"Why, don't you know? That man was.... the LONE RANGER!"
Song: "Do You Love Me" by the Contours
Question: Who were the two actresses who played Lois Lane on the "Superman" show?
Answer: Phyllis Coates and Noel Neill.
Song: "Tell Him" by the Exciters
Question: Who was known as O. Henry's "Robin Hood of the Old West"?
Answer: The Cisco Kid.
Song: "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes
Question: What was the name of Marky Maypo's uncle?
Song: "Let's Go" by the Routers
Question: What is the name of Zorro's deaf and dumb servant, and what is wrong with the description just given of him?
Answer: Bernardo; he only pretended to be deaf.
Song: "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence
Question: Where did Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger live?
Answer: Galahad Glen.
Song: "Pink Shoelaces" by Dodie Stevens
Question: In "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," why was Pseudolys (Zero Mostel) able to blackmail Hysterium (Jack Gilford)?
Answer: Pseudolus knew that Hysterium owned the largest collection of pornographic pottery in Rome.
Song: "Crossfire" by Johnny & the Hurricanes
Question: What was it that tipped James Bond off to the fact that Robert Shaw was NOT a British agent, in "From Russia with Love"?
Answer: Because he drank red wine with his fish. (How gauche.)
Song: "(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet" by the Reflections
Question: What is the last line of "Lost Horizon"?
Answer: "To each of us, gentlemen, that we might all find our own Shangri-La."
Song: "Tobacco Road" by the Nashville Teens
Question: What is Chico Marx's favorite flavor of ice cream?
Song: "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin
Question: What movie is this song the theme from?
Answer: "The Alamo."
Song: "The Green Leaves of Summer" by the Brothers Four
Question: What is the closing line to "Gone With the Wind"?
Answer: "And after all, tomorrow is another day!"
Song: "A Walkin' Miracle" by the Essex
Question: Who is the singer on "Hawaiian Eye," and who played her?
Answer: Cricket Blake, played by Connie Stevens.
Song: "Leader of the Laundromat" by the Detergents
Question: On the TV show "The Roaring Twenties," what role did Dorothy Provine play, and where did she perform?
Answer: Pinky Pinkham; the Charleston Club.
Song: "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvus
Question: This next question is another historic one. It was given in contest #6, during Winter Study period in January 1969. Morgan ran the contest; Carter won it by 204 points. The question is: how many cases did Hamilton Burger lose to Perry Mason?
Song: "I Don't Need You Anymore" by the Teddy Bears
Question: Who are the three members of John Forsythe's household in "Bachelor Father"?
Answer: Kelly and Bentley Gregg, and Peter Tong.
Song: "The Rules of Love" by the Orlons
Question: In the movie "Yellow Submarine," the Beatles ran into Jeremy the Nowhere Man, who repeated to them a little rhyme. What was it? (No extra points for being too stoned to remember.)
Answer: "Ad hoc, ad hoc, and quid pro quo, / So little time, so much to know."
Song: "Gotta Get a Date" by Jan and Arnie
Question: What was the name of Maxwell Smart's robot friend?
Song: "Up on the Roof" by the Drifters
Question: Besides Mr. Greenjeans, who are Captain Kangaroo's four friends?
Answer: Mr. Moose, Mr. Bunny Rabbit, the Dancing Bear, and Grandfather Clock
Song: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" by Perry Como
Question: In "The Great Escape," how did the Germans find Tom?
Answer: They poured coffee on the tunnel (whose name was "Tom"), and it seeped through the floor.
Song: "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day
Question: Who was Superman's impish enemy from the Fifth Dimension, and how did Superman get rid of him?
Answer: Mr. Mxyzptlk; Superman could get rid of him for 90 days by getting him to say his name backwards.
Song: "Little Latin Lupe Lou" by the Chancellors
Question: How many glasses of water did the Fizzies boy want?
Song: "Let the Little Girl Dance" by Billy Bland
Question: Buck Rogers was working in a mine when there was a cave-in, in the original strip. As the gas leaked in, he thought he was dying-- not knowing, of course, that he would be transported into the 25th century. What were the last words he said before he passed out?
Answer: "Goodbye, all.... Mother."
Song: "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March
Question: Sing the advertising jingle for U.S. Keds.
Answer: "If you want shoes with lots of pep, get Keds, Kids' Keds! With bounce and zoom in every step, get Keds, Kids' Keds! You'll be a champion in style, you'll hit that ball a half a mile, they're tough, they'll last a long, long while, Keds, KIDS' KEDS!"
Song: "Charlie Brown" by the Coasters
Question: What line did William Bendix say once during each showing of "The Life of Riley"?
Answer: "Wotta revoltin' development THIS turned out to be."
Song: "And Then He Kissed Me" by the Crystals
Question: What do the films "The Wizard of Oz" and "Brewster McCloud" have in common?
Answer: Margaret Hamilton.
Song: "Popsicles and Icicles" by the Murmaids
Question: This is from the 7th Williams Trivia contest in the spring of '69. Carter ran it, and Williams B won it with 136 points. (Yay!) Here's the trivia question. In "Sinbad the Sailor, what island was Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. searching for?
Song: "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" by Gene McDaniel
Question: What gave Gary Cooper religion in "Sergeant York"?
Answer: A bolt of lightning struck Gary Cooper's gun while he was on his way to kill Zeb Andrews, and he went into a revival meeting.
Song: "Come Softly to Me" by the Fleetwoods
Question: Here's another oldie but goldie. This one comes from Contest #8 December 1969. Williams B ran the contest. Gladden won, with 204 points. In the movie "Titanic" starring Clifton Webb, what song is being sung when the ship hits the iceberg?
Answer: The Williams College song, "Yard By Yard." (As you'll recall, they sang, "Yard by yard, we'll find a way through Amherst's line, and fight for dear old...." CRASH! Iceberg!)
Song: "Out of My Mind" by Johnny Tillotson
Question: What helmets do you use to distinguish jammers, blockers, and pivot men in Roller Derby?
Answer: Blockers wear white helmets, pivot men have black helmets, and jammers' helmets have crossing stripes.
Song: "Sixteen Candles" by the Crests
Question: What did Claude Rains throw away at the end of "Casablanca"?
Answer: He symbolically threw a bottle of Vichy Water into the garbage.
Song: "Hi-Heel Sneakers" by Tommy Tucker
(NOTE: Teams who were still alert enough to remember Xanadu's 12th question seven hours earlier ("
Question: Who sang the classic song "Hi-Heel Sneakers"? Answer: Tommy Tucker") enjoyed a major advantage here.)
Question: Where was the Statue of Liberty in "Midnight Cowboy," according to Brenda Vaccaro?
Answer: In Central Park, taking a leak.
Song: "Cool Jerk" by the Capitols
Question: How did The Giant Behemoth kill people?
Answer: With his radioactive breath.
Song: "Wonderland of Love" by the Tymes
Question: Ah, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," one of the greats. What did Zelda Gilroy do repeatedly to Dobie Gillis, to prove that he really loved her?
Answer: She would wrinkle her nose up, and Dobie would instinctively do the same. Pavlovian, you know.
Song: "Southtown, U.S.A." by the Dixiebelles
Question: What did Tiny Tim have to drink after his wedding on "The Tonight Show"?
Answer: After announcing three weeks of chastity to start his marriage, Tiny Tim celebrated with milk and honey.
Song: "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" by Betty Everett
(Although Xanadu's questions were not numbered, the above trivia was the 110th and final question of the February 1972 Williams College Trivia Contest.)