TV Trivia Thursday #8
1) It's been a while since I've included a Star Trek question, so here's an oldie but goodie to kick off today's quiz: Name four episodes of the original show that featured duplicate Captain Kirks.
2) This long-running children's variety show featured segments like "Snake Cans", "Exercise, Exercise!", "Whose is Whose is Whose?", and "Disguise Delimit". Name the show, at least one of its regular hosts, and its classic closing theme song.
3) Back in the mid-60s, Charles Schulz introduced a Peanuts character called "5", whose family had taken on numeric-based names in protest of the government's introduction of zip codes. And while it took another three decades for there to be a TV show named for a zip code, there were no less than four series aired during the 60s that had numbers in their titles. Name as many as you can.
4) We all remember Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" and its aftermath four Superbowls back. But nearly four decades ago, an NBC flub relating to a regular-season football game also changed forever the league's relationship with its broadcasters. Name the two teams involved in this contest, and describe the infamous network error, as well as the nickname by which this game thus became known.
5) A few years earlier, it had been NBC's turn lose their cool - at the producer of this animated show, when its title character told young viewers: "Pull the knobs off your TV sets! That way, we'll be sure to be with you next week!" An estimated 20,000 tots complied!
6) And then again, sometimes it's an actor who stirs up the trouble. Which cast member of this 60s comedy clashed with its producer, because she had been under the impression that she was to be the main focus of the show and not just a supporting character? You'd think the show's title would have given her a clue!
7) And here's one more to complete today's "anger" sub-theme: This rock group performed on the Ed Sullivan show exactly once, earning the host's fury by reneging, on live TV, on an agreed change to a controversial lyric. Name the band and song, and for extra credit, the lead singer's response when told that he and his group were banned from the show forevermore.
8) To end on a sunnier note: All of the following characters were known on their respective shows almost exclusively by nicknames, but their "real" names were mentioned on the rare occasion. For each, give his/her familiar moniker and the associated series:
a) Warren Weber
b) Ernie Pantusso
c) Roy Hinkley
d) Homer Deegan
e) Jeff Albertson
f) James Anderson, Jr.
g) Maurice B. Sorrell
h) Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca III
i) Matsuo Takahashi
j) Kent Dorfman
- Feel free to add some of you own!