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(NOTE: Although this archive has numbered the on-air questions for easy reference, Williams B originally did not.)

Question: With what line did "Sky King" open?
Answer: "Out of the blue of the western sky comes Sky King!"
Song: "At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors

Question: What was under the rock in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"?
Answer: A gila monster.
Song: "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons

Question: In "McHale's Navy," what was McHale's first name?
Answer: Quentin.
Song: "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis

Question: In the earliest Anacin ads, we see a head with three squares inside it. Each square is a pictorial representation of your headache. What was in each square?
Answer: A hammer, a twisting rope, and lightning.
Song: "The Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee and the Starliters

Question: On "The Dick Van Dyke Show," what was the name of Sally Rogers' boyfriend?
Answer: Herman Glimpsher.
Song: "Mr. Blue" by the Fleetwoods

Question: Who are the two football players who ran the wrong way?
Answer: Roy Riegels (for Cal in the Rose Bowl); Jim Marshall (98 yards for the Vikings).
Song: "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" by Rolf Harris

Question: Who played the hotel desk clerk in the movie "The Graduate"?
Answer: Buck Henry (who also wrote the screenplay).
Song: "Goodbye Cruel World" by James Darren

Question: What was the name of Dudley Do-Right's horse?
Answer: Horse.
Song: "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin

Question: Name the three television shows that were spinoffs from "77 Sunset Strip."
Answer: "Hawaiian Eye," "Surfside Six," "Bourbon Street Beat."
Song: "Skokiaan" by Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra

Question: What do "Gunga Din" and "Lost Horizon" have in common?
Answer: Sam Jaffe (who played Gunga Din, and the High Lama).
Song: "Get a Job" by the Silhouettes

Question: What movies did the following Academy Award-winning songs come from: "Windmills of Your Mind," "Shadow of Your Smile," and "Call Me Irresponsible"?
Answer: "Windmills"-- "The Thomas Crown Affair"; "Shadow"-- "The Sandpiper"; "Irresponsible"-- "Papa's Delicate Condition."
Song: "Whispering" by Nino Tempo and April Stevens

Question: Name the original seven astronauts.
Answer: Alan Shepherd, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Scott Cooper, and Deke Slayton.
Song: "Chantilly Lace" by the Big Bopper

Question: On the TV show "What's My Line," Dorothy Kilgallen often prefaced her comments with a particular phrase. We want the exact phrase.
Answer: "Would we be right in assuming....?"
Song: "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley

Question: What actor in the movie "The Wild Ones" later became an actor and director on a TV comedy series?
Answer: Jerry Parris, on "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Song: "From the Vine Came the Grape" by the Gaylords

Question: Where did the Invaders from Mars leave their mark?
Answer: On the back of their victims' neck.
Song: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens

Question: How did Judge Roy Bean call the court to order?
Answer: By shooting his gun through the ceiling.
Song: "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler

Question: What commercial ends with the words, "That makes sense"?
Answer: One old lady says it to another, for Phillips Milk of Magnesia.
Song: "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March

Question: In the Disney serial "Corky and White Shadow," who was the old man who lived in the mountains with his wild animal friends, and who was the bank robber who, in the end, saved poor Corky from the rest of the gang?
Answer: Uncle Dan, and the Durango Dude.
Song: "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels

Question: What attacked Raquel Welch in "Fantastic Voyage"?
Answer: White corpuscles.
Song: "Keep On Dancing" by the Gentrys

Question: In the motion picture "Goldfinger," who got gilded?
Answer: Shirley Eaton.
Song: "The Great Pretender" by the Platters

Question: On the ORIGINAL TV series "Lassie," who was Timmy's best friend, and what call did they yell to each other to secretly announce their presence?
Answer: Porky; "EE-yah-KEE!"
Song: "Dance By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by the Olympics

Question: Who were the only two blacks ever to win Oscars?
Answer: Hattie McDaniel ("Gone with the Wind") and Sidney Poitier ("Lilies of the Field").
Song: "Image of a Girl" by the Surfaris

Question: Jerry Mathers starred in "Leave It to Beaver." We're asking you, where is he now?
Answer: Jerry Mathers was killed in Vietnam.
Song: "Teenage Idol" by Ricky Nelson
(NOTE: This pervasive urban legend.... or tropical jungle legend.... was untrue. Jerry Mathers was still alive as of the 21st century.)

Question: Who was loyal and true blue to King Leonardo?
Answer: Odie Cologne (pronounced "Co-LO-nee").
Song: "Blue Moon" by the Marcels

Question: This is going to be a hard one. You have to get it word for word. Quote the advertisement for the movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Answer: "You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games."
Song: "Popsicles and Icicles" by the Murmaids

Question: How did "The Bob Cummings Show" open? What were the circumstances, and what did he say?
Answer: Cummings was a photographer, and he developed a picture on which was listed the stars of the show, as he said, "Hold it! I think you're going to like this picture!"
Song: "Della Ware" by Perry Como

Question: In the movie "No Time for Sergeants," what actor gave Andy Griffith the "ring test"?
Answer: Don Knotts.
Song: "Step By Step" by the Crests

Question: Back to Disney days. In the serial "Moochy in the Little League," what was Moochy's good luck charm?
Answer: Two unwashed socks which stood up by themselves.
Song: "He's a Rebel" by the Crystals

Question: In relation to ads for Chunky candy, what were Arnold Stang's words, just the way he said them?
Answer: (With proper inflection....) "Whatta chunka chocolate!"
Song: "Patches" by Dickie Lee

Question: In honor of the Carter Film Festival, what was Zorro's full real name?
Answer: Don Diego de la Vega.
Song: "Denise" by Randy and the Rainbows

Question: On the show "Oh Susanna," what was the name of the cockney steward?
Answer: Cedric.
Song: "Bumble Boogie" by B. Bumble and the Stingers
(NOTE: "Oh Susanna" was the syndicated name for 1956-60's "The Gale Storm Show.")

Question: In the "Miscellaneous" category, of what geographical location should one think, when one hears the phrase, "Slowwwly, he turns...."?
Answer: Niagara Falls.
Song: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" by Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon

Question: What four TV series has Chuck Connors been associated with?
Answer: "Branded"; "Arrest and Trial"; "Cowboy in Africa"; and everybody's favorite, "The Rifleman."
Song: "Stranded in the Jungle" by the Cadets

Question: In the movie "A Night to Remember," about the sinking of the Titanic, what song was being sung as the ship hit the iceberg?
Answer: "Yard By Yard."
Song: "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens

Question: Everybody remembers back to their grade school days, reading "My Little Reader." What was the weekly comic strip that everybody chuckled at?
Answer: "Peanuts and Jocko."
Song: "There's a Moon Out Tonight" by the Capris

Question: In the show "Auntie Mame," what did Agnes Gooch do to get her kicks?
Answer: She drank Dr. Pepper.
Song: "Quarter to Three" by Gary "U.S." Bonds

Question: In the back of almost every DC comic book, there used to be an ad for Revolutionary War soldiers. How many did you get, for what price?
Answer: 204 soldiers for $1.98.
Song: "Cross Over the Bridge" by Patti Page

Question: In the last scene of the movie "Tom Dooley," who played the three cowboys who rode off into the sunset?
Answer: The Kingston Trio.
Song: "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone

Question: What are the five names over the south entrance to the Williams Stetson Library?
Answer: Moliere, Franklin, Cervantes, Goethe, Homer.
Song: "26 Miles" by the Four Preps

Question: Now we go into the world of Sunday comics, and deeper into the world of Al Capp. What is the effect of Kickapoo Joy Juice?
Answer: It makes you stronger, and it makes you lose your emotion.
Song: "Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence

Question: In the "Superman" TV series, there is a very steady character who never appeared in the comic. Who is he?
Answer: Inspector Henderson.
Song: "St. George and the Dragonet" by Stan Freberg

Question: Who was the villain in the "Beany and Cecil" series?
Answer: Dishonest John.
Song: "Earth Angel" by the Penguins

Question: What Brooklyn Dodger hit the triple that resulted in three men on third base at one time?
Answer: Babe Herman.
Song: "Asia Minor" by Kokomo

Question: According to the world of comics and such, who was "rotten to the core"?
Answer: Crabby Appleton.
Song: "Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell" by Eartha Kitt

Question: What was David McCallum's first movie role?
Answer: Judas, in "The Greatest Story Ever Told."
Song: "Bim Bombay" by Jimmie Rodgers

Question: What is the name of the dragon in "The Hobbit"?
Answer: Smaug.
Song: "Young Love" by Sonny James

Question: What was W.C. Fields' advice to insomniacs?
Answer: "Get plenty of sleep."
Song: "Waterloo" by Stonewall Jackson

Question: For what kind of people is Gleem toothpaste made?
Answer: People who can't brush after every meal.
Song: "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant

Question: In the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night," what was Paul's grandfather's one redeeming quality?
Answer: He's very clean.
Song: "Sink the Bismarck!" by Johnny Horton

Question: You all remember "Tom Terrific," a great cartoon series. What was Tom's dog's name?
Answer: Mighty Manfred, the Wonder Dog.
Song: "Ninety-Nine Ways" by Tab Hunter

Question: In Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant," exactly how many pictures were taken at the "scene of the crime"?
Answer: "There were twenty-seven 8x10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was" (or a reasonable fascimile).
Song: "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" by Gene Pitney

Question: In the theater version of John Barrie's "Peter Pan," how does Peter revive the dying Tinkerbell?
Answer: He gets all the idiotic kids in the audience to clap if they believe in fairies, and when they do, Tinkerbell comes alive.
Song: "We Got Love" by Bobby Rydell

Question: Another W.C. Fields question: what did W.C. Fields have put on his headstone?
Answer: "Better here than in Philadelphia."
Song: "Beep Beep" by the Playmates

(NOTE: While Fields often joked that he wanted the words "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia" carved onto his tombstone, sadly, it never came to pass.)

Question: Who are the last three heavyweight wrestling champions of the world?
Answer: Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, and Pat O'Connor.
Song: "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston
(NOTE: Unlike today's nationwide wrestling groups, the pro wrestling business in 1969 was actually comprised of numerous regional organizations. The above answer is correct for the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the Northeast (the precursor to today's WWF). But 1960s wrestling fans in Florida, California, Tennessee or Texas would have given entirely different answers.)

Question: What is the blatant symbolism at the end of the movie "North By Northwest"?
Answer: A train going into a tunnel.
Song: "Shop Around" by the Miracles

Question: In the James Bond book "Dr. No," how was Dr. No killed?
Answer: Dr. No was buried under 40 tons of guano (bird excrement).
Song: "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley

Question: There are two favorite lines of Herbert T. Gillis on the "Dobie Gillis" show. Would you please give us both of those lines?
Answer: Either "Some day I'm going to kill that boy" or "I gotta kill that boy, I just gotta"; and "I was a veteran of W.W.2, that was the big one, you know, WITH the Good Conduct Medal."
Song: "Hernando's Hideaway" by Archie Bleyer

Question: In "The Guns of Navarone," what blew up right before the fortress?
Answer: A rat.
Song: "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley

Question: In the movie "Conflict," how did Sidney Greenstreet know that Humphrey Bogart had killed his (Humphrey Bogart's) wife?
Answer: Sidney Greenstreet had given Humphrey Bogart's wife a flower just before she died, and Humphrey Bogart mentioned that he had seen the flower on her lapel, and since Sidney Greenstreet had assumed that he had been the last person to have seen her before she died, he realized that Humphrey Bogart had seen his own wife in between the time she got the flower from him and the time she died, thus he figured out that it was Humphrey Bogart who had killed her.
Song: "Till Then" by the Classics

Question: What hotel did Paladin work out of?
Answer: The Hotel Carlton, San Francisco.
Song: "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton

Question: How was the jail blown up in "Exodus"?
Answer: By a bomb in the toilet.
Song: "Catch a Falling Star" by Perry Como

Question: Who says "How're ya doing, Guy?" in the Right Guard commercials?
Answer: Chuck McCann.
Song: "Palisades Park" by Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon

Question: In "The Bridge Over the River Kwai," how did the Japanese discover that the bridge was wired to explode?
Answer: Because the water level dropped below the wiring.
Song: "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes

Question: In the words of the Council on Dental Therapeutics of the American Dental Society, what has Crest been shown to be?
Answer: "An effective dental decay-preventive dentifrice, and can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care."
Song: "Mr. Custer" by Larry Verne

Question: Who played the reporter in the original Japanese version of "Rodan"?
Answer: Raymond Burr.
Song: "Western Movies" by the Olympics
(NOTE: Burr was not in "Rodan." He was actually in the semi-original "Godzilla." Additional English-speaking wraparound footage including Burr was shot for the film's American release.)

Question: We'd like to know who was.... (singing) "that bold, adventurous man"?
Answer: Jim Bowie (Jim Bowie....)
Song: "Tossin' and Turnin' " by Bobby Lewis

Question: In "The Great Escape," what were the nicknames of Steve McQueen and James Garner?
Answer: Steve McQueen was referred to as "The Cooler King." James Garner was "Scrounge."
Song: "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds

Question: We want to know, what was the chant that opened the cartoon on "The Mickey Mouse Show"?
Answer: "Meeska mooska Mousketeer, Mousecartoon time now is here!"
Song: "White Silver Sands" by Don Rondo

Question: What was the name of the villain in the movie "101 Dalmations"?
Answer: Cruella de Vil.
Song: "Little Town Flirt" by Del Shannon

Question: In what movie do we see Kirk Douglas co-starring as a dentist dying of tuberculosis?
Answer: "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral." (He played Doc Holliday.)
Song: "Silhouettes" by the Rays

Question: What little animal advertised Wheat and Rice Honeys?
Answer: The Honeybee.
Song: "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins

Question: What two types of guns does James Bond use?
Answer: A Baretta and a Walter PPK (which he switched to after his Baretta jammed in "From Russia With Love").
Song: "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Laurie London
(NOTE: Williams B also accepted "Smith and Wesson .38" as an answer, after being told Bond used that model in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service.")

Question: Will you please describe, as rapidly as possible, William P. Dowd's best friend?
Answer: He's a six-foot-tall invisible white rabbit named Harvey. (Harvey has blue eyes, pink ears, always wears a straw hat, and is a Pooka.)
Song: "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price
(NOTE: The character's name is really Elwood, not William)

Question: In every trivia contest that you've ever participated in, you've been asked to name the Seven Dwarfs. We thought that was a little bit trivial. So we've decided to ask you instead of the Seven Dwarfs, to name Santa's eight reindeer.
Answer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Comet, Donder, and Blitzen.
Song: "All Alone Am I" by Brenda Lee

Question: In the movie "My Little Chickadee," who called whom "my little chickadee"?
Answer: Mae West called W.C. Fields "my little chickadee" at the very end of the film, when they reversed roles. (W.C. Fields said, "Why don'tcha come up and see me sometime?")
Song: "A Wonderful Dream" by the Majors

Question: In last year's Orange Bowl, what was the famous defensive alignment that Kansas used in its famous defensive goalline stand against Penn State?
Answer: The 6-3-3 Defense (which is just slightly illegal). (Any variation of "12 men on the field" acceptable.)
Song: "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp Bomp)" by Barry Mann

Question: In the original "Honeymooners" show, who played Trixie Norton, Ed Norton's wife?
Answer: Joyce Randolph.
Song: "Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin

Question: Back in the late '50s, under what name did Simon and Garfunkel perform?
Answer: Tom and Jerry.
Song: "Lover Please" by Clyde McPhatter

Question: As we all know, in "High Noon," Gary Cooper plays the sheriff of Hadleyville as the movie begins. However, a character appears who was the sheriff before Gary Cooper. Who plays the sheriff before Gary Cooper?
Answer: Lon Chaney, Jr.
Song: "The Green Door" by Jim Lowe

Question: What are the real names of the two members of the Fabulous Kangaroos tag team?
Answer: Roy Hefferman and Al Costello.
Song: "Saved" by LaVern Baker

Question: We all know that in the movie "Inherit the Wind," the character who is supposed to be Clarence Darrow is played by Spencer Tracy. And the character who is supposed to be William Jennings Bryan is played by Frederic March. However, in the Broadway production, who played Darrow, and who played Bryan?
Answer: Frederic March played Darrow (he switched roles for the movie), and Ed Begley played Bryan.
Song: "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley

Question: In the TV show "Bonanza," what is the name of the Chinese cook who works on the Ponderosa?
Answer: Hop Sing.
Song: "Summertime" by Ricky Nelson

Question: In the "Dobie Gillis" show, what was the name of the building that Maynard used to watch being torn down as he came home from school every day?
Answer: The Endicott Building.
Song: "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-La's

Question: When do you drink Dr. Pepper?
Answer: At 10, 2, and 4.
Song: "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen

Question: From the Carter House Film Festival, in "The Great Race," what was Jack Lemmon's name?
Answer: Professor Fate.
Song: "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Jimmy Clanton

Question: If I am rolling ball bearings in my hand, and talking about stolen strawberries, who am I?
Answer: Captain Queeg (from "The Caine Mutiny").
Song: "Baby Sittin' Boogie" by Buzz Clifford

Question: On the television show "It Takes a Thief," Robert Wagner plays, quite naturally, a thief. In what movie role did he seem to anticipate his TV role as an international thief?
Answer: "The Pink Panther." (Robert Wagner played David Niven's nephew, and both were thieves.)
Song: "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" by the Shangri-La's

Question: How did George and Marion Kirby die?
Answer: They were killed in a snow avalanche on their 5th anniversary (in "Topper").
Song: "Come On Little Angel" by the Belmonts

Question: Name the four Yankees who made up "Murderer's Row."
Answer: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri and Bob Meusel.
Song: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" by the Shirelles
(NOTE: The nickname actually applied to the entire eight-man Yankee lineup, but those four players were the biggest hitters.)

Question: Who were Peter Lawford's and Phyllis Kirk's predecessors?
Answer: William Powell and Myrna Loy (who starred in the 1930s "Thin Man" films; Lawford and Kirk starred in the late-50s TV version).
Song: "A Girl, A Girl" by Eddie Fisher

Question: What is the name of B.B. King's guitar?
Answer: Lucille.
Song: "My Blue Heaven" by Fats Domino

Question: What is Certs?
Answer: "Certs is a breath mint!"
"Certs is a candy mint!"
"Stop! You're both right! Certs is two! Two! Two mints in one!"
Song: "Dead Man's Curve" by Jan and Dean

Question: For all you Saturday morning television fans, who were Shari Lewis' two favorite puppets?
Answer: Lambchop and Charlie Horse.
Song: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley

Question: What was Andy Devine's oft-repeated line on the "Wild Bill Hickok" series?
Answer: "Hey, Wild Bill, wait for me!"
Song: "Book of Love" by the Monotones

Question: What was the name of the monkey in the "Ramar of the Jungle" series?
Answer: Babette.
Song: "Crying" by Roy Orbison

Question: To you, they are Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey. Who were they to your mother?
Answer: Lou Ayres and Lionel Barrymore (as Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie on "Dr. Kildare.")
Song: "Angel Baby" by Rosie and the Originals

Question: Sing the Pepsodent jingle.
Answer: "Oh, you'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent."
Song: "Like, Long Hair" by Paul Revere and the Raiders

Question: When Captain Marvel said the word "Shazam," he immediately assumed the powers of six mythical figures. Please name them.
Answer: S-ampson, H-ercules, A-tlas, Z-eus, A-chilles, and M-ercury.
Song: "The Wanderer" by Dion
(NOTE: The "S" actually stood for the wisdom of Solomon.)

Question: What machine permitted Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman to move about in time?
Answer: The Wayback Machine.
Song: "Things" by Bobby Darin

Question: In the Hardy Boys series by F.W. Dixon, who was Frank Hardy's girlfriend, and who was Joe's girlfriend (and you have to match them up with the right boy)?
Answer: Frank-- Callie Shaw; Joe-- Iola Morton.
Song: "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers

(Sadly, the remainder of Williams B's questions and songs are unavailable. If this pace is any gauge (100 questions in 6:30+), the contest probably ended up at about 122 trivia questions. As noted, though, Williams B was not numbering the questions as they asked them.)