1. VISUAL BONUS. Name these people usually behind the camera, for five points each.
Answer: A: George Romero, B. Francis Ford Coppola, C. Jonathan Demme D. John Waters, E. John Ford, F. Nora Ephron
2. We’ve already asked about Peter Frampton, but for ten points each, identify these other eclectic musicians who have appeared on animated TV series other than The Simpsons.
- This ‘60s singer, famous for the song “Mellow Yellow,” narrated the story of the lost city of Atlanta to the cast of Futurama.
- Famed for the instrumental hit “Feels So Good,” this musician was often seen at the Mega-Lo-Mart on King of the Hill.
Answer: Chuck Mangione
- Mocked by Triumph as an “atonal ass” in “I Keed,” this avant-garde composer was responsible for a disliked Christmas pageant on South Park.
Answer: Philip Glass
3. The Columbus Blue Jackets aside, expansion isn't always a horrible
failure. For ten points each, name the NHL expansion team given its first coach. If you
need a more famous coach, you'll get five.
- (10) Ray Kinasewich
(5) Glen Sather during the team's Stanley Cup-winning run in the 1980s.
Answer: Edmonton Oilers
- (10) Phil Goyette
(5) Al Arbour during the team's Stanley Cup-winning run in the 1980s.
Answer: New York Islanders (more on "New York")
- (10) Lynn Patrick
(5) Patrick was soon replaced by Scotty Bowman, who led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1968.
Answer: St. Louis Blues
4. He's got mini-dreads, a gap-toothed smile, and will be appearing in a variety of TV and print ads for a variety of hard alcohol. FPTE:
- Name the spokesman and the gin that he'll be touting.
Answer: Tony Sinclair, Tanqueray
- Tanqueray has gone this route before, using this other fictional personage in a series of print ads in the 1990s. This older, more urbane character was only known by his last name.
Answer: Mr. Jenkins
5. Name the heroic movie canines from their work.
- For five points, tis German shepherd starred in almost 30 films in the 1920s and '30s, and doubled his on-screen heroics by saving Warner's from bankruptcy.
Answer: Rin Tin Tin
- For ten points, this dog not only survived being punted off a San Diego bridge, he also saved Veronica Corningstone and his master, anchorman Ron Burgundy, from being mauled by bears.
- For fifteen points, se found movie stardom just when Rin Tin Tin was taking off, starring in westerns such as The Oregon Trail, Sky High Corral, and The Arizona Kid.
Answer: Rex the Wonder Dog
6. Pretentious magazines are the best. For ten points each, given sections, name the high brow publications.
- Shouts & Murmurs, The Talk of the Town, The Film File
Answer: The New Yorker
- Books & Critics, Pursuits & Retreats, Foreign Affairs
Answer: The Atlantic Monthly
- From My Home to Yours, Dessert of the Month, Good Things
Answer: Martha Stewart Living
7. For ten points each, name these musical maladies.
- According to Jay-Z's "Bonnie & Clyde '03," Beyonce gets this whenever Sex and the City is on. The only symptom is that no one can talk.
Answer: Carrie fever
- The Sylvers noted this disease causes one to turn down the sound at drive in movies and to eat pizza in a rhythmic fashion. You may also be doing the bump-bump-bump all night long.
Answer: Boogie fever
- This illness, documented by Buckner & Garcia, will cause you to convert your money into coin form and spend it all trying to get a high score by eating everything in sight.
Answer: Pac Man fever
8. For ten points each, name these non-premium coffees.
- Created by William Black and named for his original enterprise, this “heavenly coffee” now owned by Sara Lee is supposed to represent New York City, but in coffee form.
Answer: Chock Full ‘o Nuts
- Also now owned by Sara Lee, this brand dating back to the 1800s was the first to pack roast coffee in sealed tins.
Answer: Chase & Sanborn
- A&P stores offered this coffee when it opened its first store in 1859. It is the top-selling whole bean coffee in the US, though pre-ground versions are now available. It is named for the best time – both AM and PM – to enjoy a cup.
Answer: Eight O’Clock Coffee
9. For ten points each, name these female auto racers.
- A four-time world champion top fuel dragster, this "First Lady of
Racing" was played by Bonnie Bedelia in the movie Heart Like a Wheel.
Answer: Shirley Muldowney
- This 22-year-old driver for Rahal-Letterman Racing and recent FHM
subject is in her first year in IRL and hopes to be the fourth woman to race
in the Indy 500.
Answer: Danica Patrick
- The woman who most recently competed in the Indy 500 is this
24-year-old Ohio native who started five times at Indy but recently jumped
ship to the NASCAR West series.
Answer: Sarah Fisher
10. (AUDIO) Given a clip of a song that made Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 50 Love Songs of All Time, identify the title and artist, for five points each.
- Clip 19
Answer: "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star
- Clip 20
Answer: "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
- Clip 21
Answer: "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure
11. Answer these questions about Ken Jennings' brush with celebrity since his Jeopardy! run for ten points each
- Almost immediately after his loss, this company took out an ad in USA Today saying that his guess on his last Final Jeopardy was the first time it was not the right answer.
Answer: FedEx (accept Federal Express)
- Ken's first nationally televised commercial was for this cell phone carrier who touted that he would need a bigger family to account for all the new "relatives" who have appeared since his Jeopardy! run.
- The first licensed product featuring Ken is this board game from University Games that challenges players to reach $2.6 million before Ken does.
Answer: Can You Beat Ken?
12. A new U.S. president will be in office during the 2005-06 season of The West Wing. This season, the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are squaring off. For the stated number of points:
- (15) Five points for one, 15 for both, this Emmy-award winning actor plays the wanna-be Republican candidate -- a U.S. senator from California.
Answer: Alan Alda, Arnold Vinick (accept either first or last for the character name)
- (15) Five points for one, 15 for both, this Emmy-award winner plays the wanna-be Democratic candidate -- a U.S. congressman from Texas.
Answer: Jimmy Smits, Matthew Santos (accept either first or last for the character name)
13. 40-30-20-10 Name the action
Answer: Marrying a First Cousin [CUDDLE stands for Cousins United to Defeat Discriminating Laws through Education.]
- (40) "Action" is a rather general term, don't you think?
- (30) Founded by Christie Smith in 2002, CUDDLE International is devoted to having this action legalized nationwide.
- (20) On The Simpsons, the founders of Springfield and Shelbyville split over this action. Shelbyville Manhattan was for it.
- (10) In the U.S., 26 states and D.C. permit this action. Five of the states have provisions preventing reproduction, while one requires genetic counseling.
14. True crime in the movies, for ten points each.
- This actress, onscreen in Slackers but best known for work on a long-running FOX sitcom, plays Canadian murderess Karla Homolka in 2005's Deadly.
Answer: Laura Prepon
- She played Pauline Parker in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures.
Answer: Melanie Lynskey (Sorry, Winslet was the other one)
- This actor played both Ed Gein in the 2000 film of the same name, and Charles Manson in the original TV-movie Helter Skelter.
Answer: Steve Railsback
15. Identify these classic Fisher Price toys and brands, for ten points each.
- Named for a kitchen appliance, this push toy, made since 1957, has multi-colored balls which, according to Professor Frink, undergo "erratic oscillation" of its colors.
Answer: Corn Popper
- This Fisher Price brand of ride-on toy cars debuted in 1984 and has since sold over 10 million.
Answer: Power Wheels
- Tracing its origins to the 1950 Looky Fire Truck, this brand has since placed their namesake figures in school bus, airport, construction, and farmyard settings among others.
Answer: Little People
16. In the world of dance music, it’s tradition to take a popular pop song from the past and turn it into a crappy dance ditty. For ten points each:
- Marvin Gaye’s last Top 10 hit, this 1982 R-and-B smash was remade into an annoying, reggae-fied ditty in 1999 by Max-a-Million.
Answer: "Sexual Healing"
- The summer 2004 global dance hit "Love Me Right" by Angel City was basically a housed and tranced-up version of "Oh Sheila," a 1985 #1 hit for this Flint, Michigan sextet.
Answer: Ready for the World
- Swedish DJ Eric Prydz garnered an international dance hit in 2004 with "Call On Me," which used re-recorded tracks from this 1987 Steve Winwood Top 10 hit with a somewhat similar-sounding title.
17. Name these people, for ten points each. Note: first and last names required.
- This former Oregon signal-caller was the third overall pick in the
2002 NFL Draft.
Answer: Joey Harrington
- As of March 6, 2005, this Irish golfer stood eighth in the
official world golf rankings.
Answer: Padraig Harrington
- This man won the 1995 World Series of Poker, and followed that up
with a third-place finish in 2003 and a fourth-place finish in 2004.
Answer: Dan Harrington
18. In 1992, Sub Pop sales manager Megan Jasper put one over on this publication when they ran a story denoting several words of grunge slang that Jasper made up. For ten points each:
- Name the publication that was so spoofed, an omen of shoddy reporting a decade in the future.
Answer: The New York Times
- This term for uncool outsiders was likely inspired by this band made up of members of Talking Heads, best known for their song "Genius of Love".
Answer: Tom Tom Club
- This phrase for 'bummer' would later become the title of a comic book that was turned into a TV show by X-Files creator Chris Carter. Both centered around people stuck in a virtual reality environment.
Answer: Harsh Realm
19. For ten points each, identify these actors and actresses who share an alma mater.
- An accomplished stage actress, she's still probably best known for playing the title waitress on TV’s Alice.
Answer: Linda Lavin
- Nominated five times for Oscars in the 1980s, she's never won one, but did win a Golden Globe this year for her role in the TV remake of The Lion in Winter. She was also added to the cast of The Shield.
Answer: Glenn Close
- He's had acting roles in The Faculty, Big Daddy, and Death to Smoochy, but he is probably best known for his nightly show.
Answer: Jon Stewart
(Note: They all went to the College of William and Mary and not Ball State)
20. Authors of Star Wars novelizations, for ten points each.
- Arguably the most famous of the Star Wars authors, this man wrote the best-selling Heir to the Empire in 1991. Other works include Dark Force Rising, The Last Command and the Cobra and Dragonback series of books.
Answer: Timothy Zahn
- This author of Jericho Moon and Iron Dawn penned the Star Wars novel Shatterpoint. He also wrote the book version of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.
Answer: Matthew Woodring Stover
- The novelization of Episode 2: Attack of the Clones was penned by this man, who authored the Icewind Dale and Dark Elf trilogies, all part of the Forgotten Realms series of novels.
Answer: R.A. Salvatore
21. James Cameron and Steven Spielberg are both pledging to film a big-budget 3-D movie. Answer the following about 3-D movies of the past, for ten points each:
- Title and subtitle required. This 2003 Robert Rodriguez film, saw Carmen Cortez trapped in the virtual reality world of the Toymaker, played by Sylvester Stallone.
Answer: Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also accept Spy Kids 3: Game Over)
- This 1953 MGM musical, based on the Cole Porter Broadway smash of the same name, brought together Porter, Shakespeare and 3-D.
Answer: Kiss Me, Kate
- A 1986 short shown for years at both Epcot and Disneyland, this, er, epic, featured Michael Jackson as a space traveler who must deliver a special gift to a wicked queen.
Answer: Captain Eo
22. Active NBA record-holders, for ten points each.
- This point guard, who was re-signed by the Celtics in March 2005
shortly after being traded by Boston to Atlanta for Antoine Walker, is
the NBA’s current all-time leader among active players in assists.
Answer: Gary Payton
- Now with the Rockets, this center became only the fourth player in
NBA history to accumulate at least 3,000 career blocked shots, doing so
during the 2004-05 season.
Answer: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo
- Currently in his second tour of duty with Atlanta, this
center/forward and 20-year veteran became the fourth player in NBA
history to play at least 1400 regular season games, doing so during the
Answer: Kevin Willis