In recent months, my roommates, K, and assorted Baltimore friends have begun a daily trivia contest. Each of us creates quizzes for dedicated days of the week (I have Tuesday), and then we e-mail them to each other. It's a great way to kill time at work, or to realize how dumb you are.
1.) You must know the knowledge off the top of your head.
2.) Ten questions
3.) As many bonus questions as you want.
4.) New theme every week (i.e. food, sailing terminology, Harry Potter)
5.) No looking up the answers when you're taking the quiz.
So, I decided that every Tuesday night, I'll post my quiz from the day. If you want to participate, leave your answers in the comments. Maybe if this catches on I'll give away a prize or something.
1. “Frasier” was a spinoff of what show?
2. Match the catchphrase to the series it appeared on:
“That’s what she said.”
“Did I do thatttt?”
“Eat my shorts!”
“Legend-wait for it- DARY.”
How I Met Your Mother
3. In addition to the original “Law and Order,” the series has produced four spinoffs bearing the “Law and Order” moniker. Name them. (.25 points each)
4. Two of the three longest running sitcoms of all time are animated. Name them. (.5 each)
5. Fill in the blank (note: these are each ONE WORD answers) (.25 each):
King of ______
The ______ Hillbillies
_____ Feet Under
6. Other than Conan O’Brien, four men have been the full-time host of “The Tonight Show.” Name two of them. (.5 each, .5 bonus for each of the other two)
7. In 2009, which comedy series was nominated for more Emmy Awards in one year than any series ever before?
8. In what year did MTV debut?
9. Who won the first season of “American Idol”?
10. What do the following television personalities have in common? Hint, it’s in their blood.
a. Alex Trebek
b. Peter Jennings
c. Mike Myers
d. Pamela Anderson
Bonus #1: Name as many members of the original cast of Saturday Night Live as you can (.5 points each)
Bonus #2: Name the first four cities MTV's Real World was held in (.5 each, and I will only accept the first four answers you type)
Bonus #3: Each of the five seasons of "The Wire" focused on a different theme. Name each theme. (.5 points each)