Friday April 20
Q: Let's end the week with a fun one: Let's say the FAA grounds the Flying Nun due to faulty mechanics. Based on her flying mechanism, how might the report read?
A: When a stiff breeze flows through the convent, the flying nun is lifted into the air by her winged hat, or coronet.
Thursday April 19
Q: What was the highest military rank Tony Nelson achieved on "I Dream of Jeannie"?
A: Though Anthony Nelson started out the series as a captain, he was soon promoted to major.
Wednesday April 18
Q: "I was a cop. To me she was just a thief. Another day on the job. But she wasn't. She changed my life, changed... everything. And both of us knew from that moment on, nothing would ever be the same."
A: Highlander: The Raven
Tuesday April 17
Q: Here's a fun one: What 80's Pro-Wrestler was turned into a G.I. Joe character?
A: GI Joe featured none other than Sergeant Slaughter.
Monday April 16
Q: A good one from our friends at Trivial Pursuit: What year saw the first television coverage of the presidential nominating conventions?
Most Common Answer: 1960 Kennedy-Nixon
Closest Answer: 1952 (which I accepted)
Friday April 13
Q: Okay, I know this question's late. I was going to use the excuse that many people had off on Good Friday, and wouldn't be able to check their email. The real reason, of course, is that I was out late and overslept. (Trivia guys are people too, ya know :-) ) Anyway, here goes:
Which of these things does not equal six?
A: There were seven Walton children.
Thursday April 12
Q: What model of car did Starsky and Hutch drive?
A: Starsky and Hutch drove a Ford Gran Torino.
Wednesday April 11
Q: From Trivial Pursuit: What actor shaved off every hair on his head to land a role on The Addams Family?
A: Jackie Coogan played Uncle Fester on The Addams Family. Though many of you said Christopher Lloyd, he was in the movie version.
Tuesday April 10
Q: Rob Morrow plays the part of Joel Fleischman in which tv show?
A: Northern Exposure
Monday April 9
Q: For all you cartoon fans: What show was a spinoff of "Transformers"?
A: Even though we have a trained team of NASA scientists researching each day's TV Trivia question, a mistake occasionally slips through. Yesterday's question asked for a spinoff of "The Transformers", with the expected answer of "The Go Bots". This answer is, unfortunately, patently wrong, since it was definitely not a spinoff. In light of this blatant error, several of our scientists have been fired, and everyone playing the game gets a free point. (Which really does nothing to the standings, but it sounds good anyway.) In light of this fiasco, I can unconditionally guarantee that today's question is different than yesterday's.
Friday April 6
Q: In honor of Friday, today's question is a gimmie: What 80s show is Frasier a spinoff of?
A: Frasier was a spinoff of Cheers.
Thursday April 5
Q: If Scooby were to adopt the name of the person indirectly responsible for the name "Scooby Doo", what would Scooby's new name be?
A: CBS's Fred Silverman heard Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" and got Scoob's name from the line, "Scooby dooby doo..."
Wednesday April 4
Q: Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Suppose you have one of those "mission tapes" as seen on the show "Mission Impossible." Which of these would you have EXACTLY enough time to do between the end of the "mission tape" and the time that it self-destructs?
A: The mission tapes on "Mission: Impossible" always self destructed after five seconds, just long enough to reheat a tasty tofu snack.
Tuesday April 3
Q: Whose big break was playing Vinnie Barbarino on "Welcome Back Kotter"?
A: The incomparable John Travolta played Vinnie Barbarino.
Monday April 2
Q: What did Edd "Kookie" Byrnes mean when he said, "headache grapplers"?
A: "Headache grapplers" were code for aspirin.
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