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Van Halen - Naturally, Mattel sued but lost.In a 1996 ad for Nissan, whose remake of The Kinks "You Really Got Me" played as an action figure rescued a doll from her Ken-like boyfriend?

       a. Ozzy Osbourne
       b. Ted Nugent
       c. Van Halen
       d. KISS

Warren Beatty - In 2010, a new version apparently identifies the subject as 'David', leading some to pick David Geffen.Believed to be the subject of the song "You're So Vain," whose sexual conquests include Madonna, with whom he apparently copulated on the set of Dick Tracy?

       a. Warren Beatty
       b. Mick Jagger
       c. Colin Farrell
       d. Jack Nicholson

K - The Bureau of Navigation, part of the Department of Commerce, set up the system in 1912 for radio operators on ships. K was for ships on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and W for ships on the Pacific coast and the Great Lakes.You'd think radio and TV stations in the western US would have call letters that start with a W, but that's eastern stations. What do they use in the west?

       a. K
       b. C
       c. R
       d. V

Darrin Stephens - He hurt his back while filming They Came to Cordura.After Dick York's back problems, pill popping and nervous breakdown, he was replaced on "Bewitched" by Dick Sargent. What role did they both play?

       a. Rob Petrie
       b. Darrin Stephens
       c. Anthony Nelson
       d. Jethro Bodine - sank, even suing Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (a sock puppet sidekick of Conan O'Brien's).Ads for what dot-com featured a canine sock puppet created by actor Michael Ian Black?


Avis - Warren Avis founded the company at etroit's Willow Run Airport, having convinced Ford that it was good business to let renters test-drive cars.In its 1970s ads, what company acknowledged being number two, saying that, as a result, "We try harder"?

       a. Avis
       b. Alamo
       c. Tilden
       d. Hertz

Dallas - The six flags belonged to France, Spain, Mexico, Texas, the USA and the CSA.In reference to the six flags that had flown over the state, the first Six Flags theme park was built just outside what city?

       a. Dallas
       b. Atlanta
       c. Baltimore
       d. St Louis

Jar-Jar Binks - Called Episode 1.1, it was an example of how fans can re-create the material they enjoy.Mike Nichols's "The Phantom Edit", drops 20 minutes from the Star Wars movie, including almost all appearances of what character?

       a. Obi-Wan Kenobi
       b. Jar-Jar Binks
       c. Anakin Skywalker
       d. Yoda

American Dreams - Usher was Marvin Gaye, Jennifer Love Hewitt was Nancy Sinatra and John Legend was Stevie Wonder.What 2000s NBC show had current stars duplicate "American Bandstand" performances, such as LeeAnn Rimes as Connie Francis, Chris Isaak as Roy Orbison and Third Eye Blind as the Kinks?

       a. American Idol
       b. American Dreams
       c. American Pop
       d. American Grandstand

The Elements - To the tune of the song from Pirates of Penzance, it has him sing the names of all the elements.Comedian Tom Lehrer set what scientifically oriented song to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General"?

       a. The Elements
       b. The Bones
       c. The Planets and Moons
       d. The Eras of Geology

King Kong - Of course, falling down a 1,453-ft building and bonking your head three times along the way can't help things much, either.In what movie do we hear these lines? "It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."

       a. Beauty and the Beast
       b. King Kong
       c. Frankenstein
       d. Godzilla

Steve Martin - Shopgirl was based on an incident in his own life and became a movie starring himself and Clare Danes.What stand-up comic wrote a novel called Shopgirl and published a collection of his New Yorker items called "Pure Drivel"?

       a. George Carlin
       b. Steve Martin
       c. Bob Newhart
       d. Sam Kinison

Sophie's Choice - Since winning in 1983, it seems she has been unsuccessfully nominated almost every year since. She also has a Supporting Actress win for Kramer vs Kramer.When Meryl Streep won a Best Actress Oscar for The Iron Lady, it was her first win in that category since her turn in what movie?

       a. Kramer vs Kramer
       b. The Deer Hunter
       c. Sophie's Choice
       d. The French Lieutenant's Woman

Mel Brooks - He won three straight Emmy Awards for a guest-starring role. Series creator Paul Reiser won none.Helen Hunt won three Emmy Awards for her work on "Mad About You". Who else won three Emmy Awards for that show?

       a. Hank Azaria
       b. Mel Brooks
       c. Paul Reiser
       d. Jerry Seinfeld

Taxi - Despite that, in 1982 it switched from ABC to NBC.This ABC program was not only the first non-CBS show to win the best comedy Emmy since 1970, but it won three years in a row.

       a. Taxi
       b. Cheers!
       c. Soap
       d. Barney Miller

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