Pop Culture Trivia Questions XXVIIIFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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On TV's The Howdy Doody Show, what character's only words, "Goodbye, kids", were saved for the
a. Chief Thunderthud
b. Clarabelle the Clown
c. Buffalo Bob
d. Princess Summerfall Winterspring
Clarabelle the Clown - Lew Anderson delivered the line, his only one in 13 years, with a choking voice
and a genuine tear.
What is the name of the bird that is "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs"?
Sonny - This General Mills brand is made of chocolate-flavored puffed grain.
Billy Wilder wrote a draft of this movie. Martin Scorsese swapped "Cape Fear" for it. Roman
Polanski turned it down, but did win an Oscar for a movie with a similar theme. What movie is this?
a. The Color Purple
b. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
c. Schindler's List
d. Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List - Wilder, who lost family in the Holocaust, begged Spielberg for what would have been
his last film.
After losing 72 pounds, the now 142-lb Jean Nidetch founded what organization in May 1963 in
Queens, New York?
a. Weight Watchers
b. Overeaters Anonymous
c. Eating Disorders Association
d. American Diabetes Association
Weight Watchers - She got people to together in her home in Queens as an ad hoc support group.
Although Jerry Mathers did serve in the Air National Guard, it is not true he died in Vietnam.
What show had he been on?
a. Leave it to Beaver
b. My Three Sons
c. Dennis the Menace
d. The Andy Griffith Show
Leave it to Beaver - The Marines refused him because, ironically, it didn't want to risk the publicity
of his death. In 1967, Mathers appeared in full dress uniform at the Emmy Awards. And somebody named Jerry
Mathers apparently was killed in Vietnam, leading both UPI and AP to announce the Beaver dead. TV Guide
A poker variation in which you combine the best two of four dealt cards and the best three of
five community cards is named for what Midwest city?
Omaha - Played as a high only or a high/low split game, it is part of the rotation in HORSE tournaments.
Believing that it encourages people to reject class divisions, I practically invented montage
with a scene in the Battleship Potemkin, in which I splice together 155 separate shots into four minutes and
20 seconds of screen time. Who am I?
a. Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov
b. Igor Stravinsky
c. Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
d. Sergei Eisenstein
Sergei Eisenstein - It is a 'visual symphony' of five movements, one of which involves czarist soldiers
shooting citizens on the steps of Odessa.
Which of these wasn't a Partridge Family hit, but was instead the theme to Laverne and
Shirley, a version of which by Cyndi Grecco reached #25 on the charts?
a. I Think I Love You
b. Come On, Get Happy
c. I Woke Up in Love This Morning
d. Making Our Dreams Come True
Making Our Dreams Come True - Cyndi Grecco's Making Our Dreams Come True hit #25.
As writer Murray Slaughter, who was the only cast member of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" never
nominated for an Emmy, and the only one other than Georgette Engel not to win?
a. Ed Asner
b. Gavin MacLeod
c. Cloris Leachman
d. Ted Knight
Gavin MacLeod - He was never even nominated. The show won 27 Emmys. Helen Hunt played his daughter when
she was seven. She later won an Emmy, too.
Allan "Shipwreck" Kelly became a minor celebrity when he spent 49 straight days doing
something in Atlantic City. What?
a. Dancing non-stop with Mrs. Kelly
c. Staying awake
d. Sitting on a flagpole
Sitting on a flagpole - Kelly began the fad in 1924, when he was hired to sit on a pole to promote a
movie. One year he made $30,000 for spending 145 days on poles.
When Spencer Tracy was offered this role in the Batman TV series, he said he'd only accept if
got to kill Batman. And so, what role was played by Burgess Meredith, instead?
Penguin - Danny De Vito played him in one of the Michael Keaton movies.
Who designed the clothes for the movie "American Gigolo" and for the TV show "Miami Vice"?
a. Karl Lagerfeld
b. Gianni Versace
c. Giorgio Armani
d. Tommy Hilfiger
Giorgio Armani - He therefore was instrumental in the 80s look.
Bridget Jones' search for love continued in a sequel, which also became a movie. What is the
subtitle of that book and that movie?
a. The Search of Mr Right
b. Singleton's Revenge
c. Wanton Sex Goddess
d. The Edge of Reason
The Edge of Reason - In the book, Bridget Jones gets to interview Colin Firth, as she is obsessed with
his performance in the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, but since Firth plays Mark Darcy in the film, doing
this scene in the film would have been weird.
Mary Quant, who brought us the mini-skirt and hot pants, was at the heart of which city's
swinging fashion scene?
London - Her designs made miniskirts and hot pants famous, and often included striking geometric
patterns and strong colors.
Which of these musical Genes sang "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and
"Here Comes Santa Claus"?
a. Gene Autry
b. Gene Simmons
c. Gene Kelly
d. Gene Krupa
Gene Autry - From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films.
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