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Harrier fighter - The court rejected Leonard's claims and ruled in favor of Pepsi.In 1996, what plane did Pepsi jokingly offer in exchange for 7 million "Pepsi Points," only to have John Leonard sue after earning enough points to claim it?

       a. B-2 stealth bomber
       b. Harrier fighter
       c. Apache helicopter
       d. C-130 Hercules

Magilla Gorilla - Magilla Gorilla spent his time lounging in the front display window of Melvin Peebles' pet shop, eating bananas and being a drain on the businesses finances.What Hanna Barbera character was perpetually available for sale at the Peebles Pet Store?

       a. Magilla Gorilla
       b. Abu
       c. Grape Ape
       d. Gorilla Grodd

Emma Thompson - Emma's earliest television appearance included the comedy sketch show Alfresco, which was broadcast in 1983 and 1984.Who was the first person to win Oscars for both screenwriting and acting, and one of the few to be nominated for both for the same film?

       a. Emma Thompson
       b. Woody Allen
       c. Warren Beatty
       d. Matt Damon

RoboCop - Robocop was produced for the relatively modest amount of $13 million.Alex P Keaton was that kid on "Family Ties". In what movie series would you see Alex J Murphy?

       a. RoboCop
       b. The Karate Kid
       c. Police Academy
       d. Lethal Weapon

Ants - Them! was one of the first of 'nuclear monster' movies, and the first 'big bug' film.Thanks to nuclear testing, what critters become the supersized "them" in the 1954 sci-fi film "Them!"?

       a. Spiders
       b. Wasps
       c. Ants
       d. Cockroaches

Dick Clark - Dick was a primary force in legitimizing rock and roll, not only to teenagers, but also to America's adult population.In 1984, he hosted shows on all three networks, "The $25,000 Pyramid" on CBS, "American Bandstand" on ABC and "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" on NBC. Who was he?

       a. Dick Clark
       b. Bob Saget
       c. Ed McMahon
       d. Tom Bergeron

Diane Chambers - Diane Chambers was played by Shelly Long in the sitcom Cheers. She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress.In 1987, what TV character left Cheers, saying she'd be back in "just six months", only to end up writing TV scripts?

       a. Rebecca Howe
       b. Carla Tortelli LeBec
       c. Diane Chambers
       d. Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane

Arnold Jackson - Arnold Jackson is a character from the television series Diff'rent Strokes. He was portrayed by Gary Coleman.What television character frequently had occasion to inquire into the nature of Willis' discourse?

       a. Arnold Jackson
       b. Potsie Weber
       c. Arnold Horseshack
       d. Radar O'Reilly

Vanna White - Vanna sued the Samsung Electronics corporation over its use of a humorous ad featuring a robot turning letters on a game show. She was awarded over $400,000.In 1982, the first letter ever turned on Wheel of Fortune was a T, in the puzzle "General Hospital". Who turned it?

       a. Dian Parkinson
       b. Vanna White
       c. Pat Sajak
       d. Janice Pennington

Song of the South - The film inspired the Disney theme park attraction Splash Mountain.Probably due to its controversial depiction of slavery, what Disney movie has never been released on home video?

       a. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
       b. Song of the South
       c. Zippity Doo Dah
       d. Nigger Joe

All About Eve - Praised by critics when it was released, All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awards.Thanks to her bit part as an actress, what is the only Marilyn Monroe movie to win the Best Picture Oscar?

       a. Some Like It Hot
       b. Sunset Boulevard
       c. All About Eve
       d. The Seven Year Itch

He is an inch too short - Cruise is well known for his adherence to the Church of Scientology.Tom Cruise played a top gun in the movies. But what would disqualify him from being one in real life?

       a. He is an inch too short
       b. He is blind in one eye
       c. He is Quaker, so he opposes war
       d. He has asthma

Salt shaker - The tricorder prop for the original Star Trek series was designed and built by Wah Ming Chang.What did the prop people on the 1960s Star Trek use for the probe found in the doctor's tricorder?

       a. Gin bottle
       b. Cell phone
       c. Salt shaker
       d. Palm pilot

Yes, it is - Time magazine named the routine Best Comedy Sketch of the 20th century in 1999,In the famous Abbott and Costello radio skit, "Who" is on first. But what's the name of the man on second?

       a. Yes, it is
       b. Why
       c. Because
       d. When

Wheel of Fortune - Woolery was selected to host, when the producer reportedly heard his first choice Edd Byrnes reciting 'A-E-I-O-U' to himself in an effort to remember the vowels.Initially, hosted by Chuck Woolery, what game show was originally called "Shopper's Bazaar" and even had Arte Johnson serve as the letter turner?

       a. Wheel of Fortune
       b. The Price is Right
       c. Match Game
       d. Concentration

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