In 1846, Monsieur Lefebre married Madmoiselle Utile, creating a French baking
empire that flourishes to this day. FTP, name the division that now produces
their Petit Ecolier (Ay-cole-e-air), petit beurres, and Pims cookies, a baking
company currently owned by the Danonne Corporation, whose cookie boxes feature
boldly emblazoned orange initials.
They sang "The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for a gun" in
their song Student Demonstration Time. In the 80s, they released the second
rock/rap collaboration, after Walk this Way, to be played on MTV. Perhaps this
outlaw past was why Reagan Administration Interior Secretary James Watt feared
their concerts might attract the wrong element. FTP, name this now-harmless
band, noted for classics like Surf City and Help Me Rhonda.
ANSWER: The BEACH BOYS (Optional moderator comment: Their rock/rap crossover was with the immortal Fat Boys)
In 1997, this 3rd generation boxer said he would dedicate his future fights
to Chris Farley, a former roomate at a drug rehab center. A graduate of
Bridgewater State College, his pro record since an August 1995 defeat is 4-1.
That fight brought him endorsement deals with America
Online and Pizza Hut, as well as scorn towards him and manager Vinnie Vecchione. FTP name this fighter, who promised to wind Mike Tyson into his cocoon of horror, only to lose to him in 89 seconds.
A: Peter MCNEELEY
This actress's last screen appearance was 1994's Dead Connection, two years
after legally changing her name to Lilokai Moon. Born in San Francisco in 1967,
she was married to the artist formerly known as Romeo Blue from 1989-91. She
previously made waves getting jiggy with Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart, and being
a TV roomate of Marisa Tomei. FTP name this actress, who bolted from her role as
Denise Huxtable three times - twice on The Cosby Show, the third with A
A: Lisa BONET
Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, he won the Juan Gualberto Gomez award in 1946. A
founder of the humor magazine Zig Zag, his work was denounced by the Castro
regime, and he left the country in 1960. Arriving in New York, he was promptly
hired by Mad Magazine, where he worked until retiring in 1990. FTP, name this
cartoonist and creator of Spy vs. Spy, who died in February at age 77.
A: Antonio PROHIAS
FULL NAME REQUIRED. The name's the same: A longtime Marvel Comics editor who
currently oversees the Spiderman and Daredevil lines; and FTP, what actor, whose
films include Up The Academy, Teachers, The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny and the
first three Karate Kid films?
A: RALPH MACCHIO
Michael Lembeck played the lead singer. Superchick, Nashville and Turkey made
up his band. In between songs and comedic bits, they introduced Dr. Shrinker,
Wonderbug, and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. FTP, name this alliterative musical
group, hosts of the Krofft Supershow before
the Bay City Rollers.
A: KAPTAIN KOOL & THE KONGS
He was the only rookie to start all 82 regular-season NBA games last season,
despite entering training camp second on the depth chart to Brent Price. Passed
by in the 1995 NBA Draft, he took his hoop skills to the CBA's Grand Rapids
Mackers, where he was named to the CBA
All-Rookie Team. FTP, name this player, who made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team as point guard for the Houston Rockets.
A: Matt MALONEY
It debuted on September 7, 1993 with announcer Ron Russ, house band Tom Scott
and the Hollywood Express, occassional sidekick Archie Hahn, and opening guest
Goldie Hawn. Six weeks later it was off the air, with Fox breaking a
three-million dollar contract with the host, and the host making light of the
matter in a Doritos commercial. FTP name this show, Fox's last attempt at a
late-night talk show.
A: THE CHEVY CHASE SHOW
It's a rose, according to Neil Young. It's what you want it to be, according
to Alannah Myles. Howard Jones and Foreigner want to know what it is. Nazareth
says it hurts, Judas Priest says it bites, while the J. Geils band just tells us
it stinks. FTP, what is this phenomenon which is just around the corner, here to
stay, all that matters, all you need, and a many-splendored thing?
He was nearly killed by drug gang leader Clarence Boddicker in a prolonged
and bloody way, but Alex Murphy's near-dead body was recovered by the police.
Dick Jones of OCP decided to use him as the basis of a project intended to take
him to the head of OCP, but that instead got him fired, shot, and thrown out of
a 90th story window. FTP, name this cybernetic Detroit policeman, titular hero
of three movies.
A: ROBOCOP (prompt on: Alex Murphy until it is said)
He collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on two screenplays in the 1950s, The
Killing and Paths of Glory, but it wasn't until 1972 that any of his own novels
were made into films. Since then, 11 of his books have become movies, with one
of them, The Getaway, filmed twice. FTP, name this
master of real pulp fiction, whose works include A Hell Of A Woman; A Swell-Looking Babe; After Dark, My Sweet; and The Grifters.
A: Jim THOMPSON
Craig Kilborn referred to her as a self-important unwashed bag of sticks and
played her message on PETA's anti-turkey recipe hotline to the hoots of his
audience. FTP, name this skinny gal-pal of Marilyn Manson and fan of Maya
Angelou, the winner of a VH-1 Style award for her video, Criminal.
A. FIONA APPLE Maggart
This character was created by Walter Williams and Ellen Degeneres' older
brother Vince, who made his first vignette on Super 8 and mailed it in to a TV
producer. He took perhaps more abuse than any TV character in history, including
Wile E. Coyote--being baked, chopped, smashed and
generally destroyed in every episode by his "friend" Mr. Hand. FTP name this Play-Doh character from the early years of Saturday Night Live--recently parodied in Pizza Hut commercials.
A: MR. BILL
Born on May 23, 1976 in Monoma, Iowa, he was named for a character played by George Peppard in the film Home for the Hill. Named to Parade's All-American team in 1994, he averaged 34 points and 16 rebounds a game for a high school with only 300 students. Playing under Scot Pollard and Jacque Vaughn, he earned second-team All-American status
in 1997, and is seen as a potential lottery pick this year. FTP, name this Kansas seven-footer.
A: Raef LAFRENTZ
Also called Whitey and Momo in the south-central part of the country,
distinctive features associated with it include a foul smell, said to resemble
rotten eggs or decaying flesh, and glowing red eyes. It has supposedly been
photographed a few times, and one film exists, shot in
northern California, apparently showing a six-and-a-half-foot specimen. FTP, name this apparently mythical creature of the U.S. and Canada, also known as "Sasquatch."
A: BIGFOOT or SKUNK APE (accept "Sasquatch" or before it appears in the question)
War. Lords. Lab. Vengeance. Secret. Money. Kill. Power. Net. These words are
partial titles of the adventures of detective Jake Cardigan. FTP, what
three-letter word is common to all titles in this series, written by William
Some of the bit players, such as Connie Stevens and Tab Hunter, create new
roles, while others like Didi Conn, Sid Caesar, and Eve Arden reprise their
roles from the original. The major characters are all new, including Johnny
Nogerelli, Stephanie Zinone, and Michael Carrington, a.k.a. Cool Rider. FTP name
this 1982 movie musical sequel featuring Adrian Zmed and Michelle Pfeiffer as
the leaders of the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies.
A: GREASE 2
The first and last name's the same. The first was a 3-year-old trotter who
won the 1955 Hambletonian under the tutelage of Joe O'Brien. The second is a
native of Wood River, Nebraska who, in 1997, became the 10th quarterback in
Division 1-A history to rush and pass for at least 1,000 yards in a season, this
under the tutelage of Tom Osborne. FTP, give the shared name.
A: SCOTT FROST
Addy Walker escaped slavery. Samantha Parkington is a Victorian orphan.
Felicity grew up in colonial Williamsburg. And Molly McIntire collected
bottlecaps for the war effort. FTP, give the collective names for these young
ladies, a name coined by Pleasant Company to sell a line
of dolls with matching story books, elaborate clothing, and other expensive accessories.
A. The AMERICAN GIRLS
He first learned music from a black street performer named Tee-tot. By the
age of fifteen, he'd already formed a band called the Drifting Cowboys and
developed a serious booze problem. FTP, name this innovater of the white man's
blues as famous for his hard living as he was for his hits Lovesick Blues, Hey
Goodlookin, and Cheatin' Heart.
A. Hank WILLIAMS SR.
Round 8 Bonuses
Street Fighter III continues the tradition of button-heavy, quarter-intensive
games it began, but with a radical change- in cast. Of the ten fighters in
Street Fighter III, eight are new. FFP, name any six of the new eight
A: DUDLEY, ALEX, YUN, IBUKI, NECRO, SEAN, ORO, ELENA
Super Bowl 32 has come and gone. Answer these questions on records and
near-records set during the Super Bowl FTPE.
1. Green Bay placed this receiver on injured reserve two days before the Super Bowl, preventing him from becoming the first player in NFL history to play in six Super Bowls.
ANSWER: Don BEEBE
2. With Denver's win, this Bronco defensive lineman avoided becoming the second player ever to lose five Super Bowls, having lost four with Buffalo.
ANSWER: Mike LODISH
3. Terrell Davis became the first player to score three rushing touchdowns in a Super Bowl. Who was the first player to score three touchdowns in a single Super Bowl, doing so for the 49ers in Super Bowl 19?
A: Roger CRAIG
Sometimes the musical guests help out on Saturday Night Live and appear in
skits- of course, sometimes they're the guest host as well. Given some acting a
musician did on SNL, name the musician FTPE.
1. He and his wife helped out with vocals on Adam Sandler's Weekend Update performance of Red Hooded Sweatshirt.
ANSWER: Paul MCCARTNEY
2. Also on Weekend Update, she did a duet with an SNL cast member entitled Basted in Blood, in protest of Thanksgiving.
ANSWER: Sarah MACLACHLAN
3. He not only was stuck in an elevator with guys singing his songs badly, he also played Billy Idol in an installment of The Sinatra Group.
A: STING or Gordon SUMNER
Name these fast-food Ishtars for 5-10-15.
1. 5 pts: According to one food critic, this 91% fat-free concoction attempted to destroy fast food as we knew it. If people wanted fat-free burgers, they'd go to Pluto. Name this infamous McDonald's concoction.
2. 10 pts: These McDonalds treats came in a special container to keep the hot side hot and the cool side cool; they also came with an instruction manual.
3. 15 pts: Not learning from McDonald's, Taco Bell introduced a series of low-fat meals under this name in 1995. Customers ran from the border in fright and horror, forcing Taco Bell to dump the concept a year later.
A: BORDER LIGHTS
Between 1988 and 1990, the New Kids on the Block had 3 number one Hits --
Step By Step, Hangin' Tough, and I'll Be Lovin' You Forever. However, They had 6
other top ten hits during that period. You'll get 5 points for naming one, 10
for 2, 20 for 3, 30 for 4, and deported for naming 5 or more.
ANSWER: PLEASE DON'T GO GIRL, YOU GOT IT (The Right Stuff), DIDN'T I (Blow Your Mind), COVER GIRL, THIS ONE'S FOR THE CHILDREN, TONIGHT
Now a question for a different kind of cinema aficionado. ID the actor or
actress from a nude or partially nude scene F15P each, or from more mundane
clues for 5.
1. 15 pts: While in bed with Robin Williams in _Cadillac Man_, she shows her breast briefly. Hopefully, it distracts the viewer from her voice.
5 pts: She seems typecast as the irritating Jewish girl, with roles like Bobbi Flekman in _This is Spinal Tap_, Pamela Finklestein in _UHF_, and Karen Blittstein in _Doctor Detroit_. Oh, yeah, and a TV series -- what was that about the voice?
ANSWER: Fran DRESCHER
2. 15 pts: In 1970's _Bloody Mama_, he's naked for about three seconds during a towel fight with his brother.
5 pts: A more extended nude scene can be found in _The Deer Hunter_. He won an Oscar for some extended topless work in 1980's _Raging Bull_.
A: Robert DE NIRO
The Cleveland Cavaliers had a monopoly of players on the Eastern Conference
of the 1998 Schick Rookie Game. Four of the eight rosters spots belonged to
1. FFPE, name any three of the four Cavs.
ANSWER: Zydrunas ILGAUSKAS, Brevin KNIGHT, Cedric HENDERSON, Derek ANDERSON
2. In 1997, three of the eight players on the Western Conference Rookie team were members of the L.A. Lakers. FFPE, name them.
ANSWER: Kobe BRYANT, Travis KNIGHT, Derek FISHER (Lakers)
Identify the artist who performed each of the following "Theme From"s for the
stated number of points.
a. F5P, Theme From Shaft
ANSWER: Isaac HAYES
b. F5P, Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard
ANSWER: Waylon JENNINGS
c. FTP, Theme From Moonlighting
ANSWER: Al JARREAU
d. FTP, Theme From Valley Of The Dolls
ANSWER: Dionne WARWICK
Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising consistently wins polls as his best book.
Identify the following characters from RSR for ten points each.
1. A navy reservist, he is one of the intelligence officer's on the Nimitz when it is attacked on the second day of the war.
ANSWER: Bob TOLAND
2. Starting out as a meteorologist at the Air Force base, he and his merry band march around to meet up with the invading US forces.
ANSWER: Mike EDWARDS
3. For a final ten points, in what country is the Air Force base where Edwards is holed up, where he hears Backfire bombers overhead and is able to foil a key Russian attack?
During her long life, Rose, the central character in the film Titanic, went
by 4 last names. Two were her maiden names, used in tandem, one was adopted
after she was rescued, and the last was her eventual married name. 5PE for the
first two you can name and TPE for the other two, what were these four last
A: DEWITT, BUKATER, DAWSON, CALVERT
30-20-10 Name the game show:
30: In July 1958 it featured a special game between two other game show hosts, Hal March of The $64,000 Question and Johnny Carson of Who Do You Trust.
20: One month after that show it was dropped without warning and replaced with the game show Top Dollar.
10: This game, in which contestants answered questions to earn connections for a picture of a famous person, was the first game show dropped in the game show scandals that would later rock TV.
Major realignment did not occur in Major League Baseball, but it did happen
in Triple-A baseball. FTP each:
1. First, Triple-A consolidated its three leagues into two. Which smallest of the three leagues was dispersed into the other two?
ANSWER: The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
2. With major league expansion, two new Triple-A teams have been added for 1998. Give the city or nickname of these two teams.
A: Durham Bulls and Memphis Redbirds
Identify these Pop Tarts for the stated number of points.
1. 10 pts: First, name the newest kind of Pop Tart, the first one to feature two different colors of frosting- it has pink frosting with turquoise swirls.
ANSWER: WILD WATERMELON
2. 20 pts: Besides Wild Watermelon, four other kinds of Pop Tarts are sold in frosted form only. FFPE, name these four flavors.
A: RASPBERRY, CHERRY, CHOCOLATE FUDGE, SMORES
Answer these questions about We Are The World - the song - FTPE.
A. Within four, how many artists sang on We Are The World?
ANSWER: _46_ (42-50)
B. There were originally 47 artists scheduled to perform, but this man dropped out, after his bodyguards were jailed for assault the night before the recording.
C. The group that performed We Are The World was called USA for Africa. That's a misnomer, since one of the artists was Canadian. Name him.
ANSWER: 46 (42-50), PRINCE (NOT "The Artist"), Dan AYKROYD
So many late-night talk shows, so little time to watch them before they got
canned. Given the house band or musicians, name the now-defunct talk show for
the stated number of points.
1. FFP, The Posse, featuring Michael Wolfe
ANSWER: The ARSENIO HALL SHOW
2. FTP, Mark Hudson and the Party Boys, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
ANSWER: The LATE SHOW (with Joan Rivers, then Ross Shafer)
3. F15P, The Tom Canning Band, The John Toben Band
A: THICKE OF THE NIGHT
If you saw The Wedding Singer then you not only got a huge dose of '80s
music, but more '80s styles than really necessary. FTP each, given a character
from the film, tell me who they were trying to emulate in their look.
1. Robby Hart's bandmate George
ANSWER: BOY GEORGE
2. Julia's cousin Holly
3. the ticket agent who sells Robby his ticket to Las Vegas wears his hair in homage to what band?
A: FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
The Role-Playing Game Bureau 13 has spawned a series of three novels dealing with the super-secret branch of the FBI as it battles the supernatural.
1. First, FTPE, name any two of the three books.
ANSWER: BUREAU 13, DOOMSDAY EXAM, FULL MOONSTER
2. Now, for ten points, name the author of Bureau 13, Doomsday Exam and Full Moonster
ANSWER: Nick POLLOTA
The Russians were triumphant in figure skating at the Nagano Olympics. FFPE,
identify these Russian champs from clues.
1. He won gold in past Olympics with Natalia Mishkatunok. (Mish-ka-tune-ock) Name this 1998 pairs gold medalist, now partnered with Oksana Kazakova.
ANSWER: Artur DMITRIEV
2. He skated the most difficult long program in history, and beat Todd Eldredge for gold in men's singles.
A: Ilya KULIK
Name the artist from the songs, 30-20-10:
30: When I Get Through With You, Back In Baby's Arms
20: Heartaches, Walkin' After Midnight
10: I Fall To Pieces, Sweet Dreams
ANSWER: Patsy CLINE
Shirt Tales was an NBC cartoon inspired by a greeting card line. The main
characters were six animals -- five originals and one later add-on. F5PE,
identify the cuddly types of animals featured in Shirt Tales.
ANSWER: RACCOON (Rick), PANDA (Pammy), MOLE (Digger), MONKEY (Bogey), TIGER (Tyg), KANGAROO (Kit)