Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"World Series of Pop Culture" Preliminary Show 2

First up...Jammin on the 1 from California face Twisted Misters from NYC, which is the hometown of this show.

First up are Anthony Donovan (JOT1) and Andrew Webber (TMs). Their category is "Idol Worship", which features questions about "American Idol"! This should be my category.
First question to Webber:

In Season 3, U.C. Berkeley junior William Hung skyrocketed to fame with his tone-deaf rendition of what Ricky Martin song?

He says "She Bangs" and is right. Donovan's first question:

After being crowned the Season 5 winner, grey-haired groovemeister Taylor Hicks thanked his legion of fans, who are widely known by what nickname?

I didn't have a clue. Webber says "Soul Patrol"....correct! Third question:

In a David Caruso-like move, what co-host left show after the first season, allegedly because he wanted to pursue an acting career, leaving Ryan Seacrest to host solo?

Webber has not much of anything, as he said "Smith". For the steal, Donovan says Brian Dunkleman to take the lead. He also starts the fourth question.

During the third season, what quirky movie director appeared on the show as an unlikely guest judge?

He said Kevin Smith from View Askew Productions, which is incorrect. That gives Webber a chance to tie it up, and he says Quentin Tarratino for the tie! He also gets to start the fifth question.

Much to the annoyance of the other judges, Randy Jackson makes frequent on-air references to his former gig as a bass player for what California-based 80s' band?

He comes up with a pathetic guess of Cameo, which I don't think is even a band. For the steal, Donovan says Journey...he's got the lead back! He can lock the first game up if he answers this question correctly.

Because it spawned two "American Idol" winners and one runner-up, what U.S. state recently erected billboards bearing the slogan, "Where America finds its voice"?

He says Alabama...Jammin on the 1 wins the first game! Next up are Durwood Murray (JOT1) and Victor Lee (TMs), and the next category is "Comedy Quotes". First quote to Murray:

2000: "I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?"

He says "Meet the Parents" and draws first blood. Lee's first quote:

1978: "Who dumped a whole truckload of fizzies into the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode."

He says "Animal House" to tie it up. Third question:

1980: "It's easy to grin when your ship comes in and you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat."

Murray says "Pirate Movie"...NO FREAKIN' WAY. For the steal, Lee says "American Werewolf in London"...I'm not sure if that's a comedy, but I do know that's not correct either. Answer: "Caddyshack". Next question, starting with Lee:

1997: "My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons . In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds-- pretty standard, really."

Lee says "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", which is correct. If he gets the next question right, the match will be tied up, but Murray starts the question.

2004: "I know what you're asking yourself, and the answer is "Yes". I have a nickname for my penis. It's called "The Octagon", but I also nicknamed my testes. My left one is James Westfall, and my right one is Dr. Kenneth Noisewater."

Murray says "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bergundy" to tie it up. Whoever gets this last question right will win. Here it is.

2001: "I'm a hand model, momma. A finger jockey. We don't think the same way as the face and body boys do....We're a different breed."

Lee is dancing near the end of the reading of the question, because he knows it's "Zoolander" to tie the match! Next up are Aimee Meredith (JOT1) and Andrew Unterberger (TMs), and the next category is "TV Catchphrases". First question, to the man:

What catchphrase, which is popular enough to warrant an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, originally appeared in scripts of "The Simpsons" as (annoyed grunt)?

He says "DOH" to get on the board. First question to the lady:

On the classic TV series "Mork and Mindy", Mork favored what pecular greeting?

"Na-Nu-Na-Nu." is right for a tie. Third question:

On the sitcom "Family Matters", what question would Steve Urkel often ask after setting into motion a calamitous chain of events?

He says "Did I do that?"...yes indeed. Fourth question:

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host Robin Leach typically ended the show with a trademark sign-off that referenced "champaigne wishes and" what?

She says "caviar dreams"...right on! Next:

On the 1980s police drama "Hill Street Blues", Sergeant Phil Esterhaus often concluded the precinct's morning roll call with what piece of advice?

He says "Don't do anything I wouldn't do"....no. For the steal, the lady says "And be careful out there"...she's got the lead! Final question:

During her career as an MTV veejay, "Downtown" Julie Brown famously coined what nonsensical catchphrase?

She says "Wubba Wubba Wubba" for the win and a 2-1 lead for Jammin' on the 1! Victor Lee will try to keep his team in the game as he faces Anthony Donovan. The next category is "Dudes Aplenty", where the players have to ID songs that have a dude's name in it. First question:

1991: "At home, drawing pictures of mountaintops/With him on top/Lemon-yellow sun, arms raised in a "V"/And the dead lay in pools of maroon below"

Donovan says "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam...correct! Second question:

2000: "I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane/More than some pretty face beside a train"

I know this one, and Lee does too with "Superman", though he took a lot of time before coming up with the answer. Third question:

1986: "A man walks down the street/He says, "Why am I soft in the middle now"/"Why am I soft in the middle/The rest of my life is so hard"

Donovan says "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon to take a 2-1 lead. Fourth question:

1981: "And what can you say about his company/Is what you say about society/Catch the myst, catch the myth/Catch the mystery, catch the drift"

Lee says "Tom Sawyer" by Rush to tie it up at 2 apiece. Fifth question:

2004: "It's just killing me/And taking control/Jealousy, turning saints into the sea/Swimming through sick lullabies/Choking on your alibis"

Donovan says "Mr. Nice Guy"...wrong. For the steal, Lee, after jumping up and down, says "Mr. Bright Side" by The Killers for the lead! If he answers the next question correctly, we will go to the deciding game of this match.

1993: "Gray is my favorite color/I felt so symbolic yesterday/If I knew Picasso/I would buy myself a grey guitar and play"

"Mr. Wendell"....NO. For the steal and to force a tiebreaker, Donovan says "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows....tie game! Tiebreaker category:

Geogrpahical places mentioned in The Beach Boys song "Kokomo". 10 places are on the list.

Anthony: Aruba-$
Victor: Jamaica-$
Anthony: Bahamas-$
Victor: Key Largo-$
Anthony: Montego-$
Victor: Bermuda-$
Anthony: Tropico-X
Victor: Florida Keys-$

That means it's time for the fifth and final game of the match between Lee and Meredith. The category here is "Lady Killers", which features questions about scary female characters from movies that you wouldn't want to tangle with. Lee has the opening question.

Roxie Hart and Thelma Kelly are two vaudeville performers sent to prison for killing their lovers in what 2002 musical?

We both knew it- it's "Chicago". The lady's first question:

In the 1990 movie "Misery", what actress plays Annie Wilkes, a disturbed author who holds author Paul Sheldon captive in her home?

"Kathy Bates." Tied at 1 apiece. Third question:

Starring Bridget Fonda as a sexy government assassin, the 1993 movie "Point of No Return" is a remake of what 1990 French film?

The man says "Le Femme Nakita"....later revived as a TV series on USA, that is correct! Fourth question:

Charlize Theron won an Academy Award for her portrayal of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in what 2003 film?

The lady says "Monster" to tie it back up. Next:

In 1992's "Single White Female", Hedy kills her roommate's boyfriend by stabbing him in the eye with a what?

He says a stiletto heel for a 3-2 lead. The lady needs this to stay alive:

In the 1987 thriller "Fatal Attaction", the obsessed Alex Forrest attempts to extend her affair with Dan Gallagher by offering him tickets to what opera?

She doesn't know it's "Madame Butterfly", so Twisted Misters go on to the quarterfinals!

Next are Three Men and a Little Lazy from Chicago facing The Lucky Stars from Virginia! First up are Nikki (LSs) and Matt (TMAALL), and the first category is "Bueller...Bueller". All questions will be about the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". First question to Nikki:

What comic actor plays Ferris' monotone economics teacher, who memorably questions the class about voodoo economics? Anyone....anyone?

"That would be Ben Stein." Bingo! Second question:

After storming a float at the Von Steuben Day parade in Chicago, Ferris lip-syncs two songs: "Danke Schoen" and the Beatles' version of what popular song?

The man says "Twist and Shout"...that ties it up! Third question:

Ferris explains that he would have to "barf up a lung" in order to take another day off from school, because he has already taken how many sick days that semester?

She guesses 12....NO. For the steal, the man says 37....the lady was closer. It was 9. Fourth question:

"Why don't you put your finger up your butt?" is one of several insults Ferris' sister Jeanie hurls at a police station detainee played by what actor?

He says Charlie Sheen to take a 2-1. If he steals the next question, he wins the first game for his team.

Despite an impressive body of work, character actor Jeffrey Jones will forever be known as what Bueller-hating high school dean of students?

The lady says Mr. Rooney to tie it back up. Whoever gets this last question right will win the first game.

As Cameron Frye lies sick in bed, he sings a soulful dirge that begins, "When Cameron was in Egypt's land...." and ends with what line?

The man says "Let my Camerons go"...and he wins the first game for his men! Next are Steve Calena for the all-male team and John Taylor for the Virginia Team. The category is "About a Girl", where they will have to ID songs with female names in the lyrics. First question, to Calena:

1982: "She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene/I said, "Don't mind, but what do you mean I am the one?"

He says "Darling Nikki"...wrong. For the steal, Taylor says "Caribbean Queen"....NO. It was "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. Second question:

1978: "You don't have to put on the red light/Those days are over/You don't have to sell your body to the night"

Taylor says "Roxanne"...he's on the board first! Third question:

2002: "Only time we don't speak is durin' "Sex and the City"/She gets Carrie feva, but as soon as the show's ova/She's right back to being my souljah"

Calena says "Bonnie and Clyde"... by Jay-Z and Beyonce, that ties it up. Fourth question:

2001: "We drink wine with diamonds in the glass by the case/The meaning of expensive taste/We wanna gitchi gitchi ya ya/Mocha chocolata"

I believe that's "Lady Marmalade", and Taylor agrees, and he takes a 2-1 lead. If he steals the next question, he can tie up the match.

1989: "He jacked a little bitty baby/The man has got to be insane/They say the spell he was under/The lightening and the thunder/Knew that someone had to stop the rain"

Calena says nothing. To tie the match, Taylor says "Janie's Got a Gun"...that's right! The next man up is Gary Calena, and the next Virginian up is Brad Huggins. The next category is "Where It's At", which talks about fictional locales in the world of entertainment. First question, to the Virginian:

In the 1977 movie "Star Wars", Luke Skywalker destroy's the Galatic Empire's planet-sized battle station, which is called what?

"The Death Star?"...correct! The other man's first question:

According to the lyrics of a popular Guns N' Roses song, "the grass is green and the girls are pretty" in what desirable location?

He says "Paradise City" to tie it up. Third question:

According to the lyrics of his signature song, Jimmy Buffett spends his time in the fictional land of Margaritaville, "wastin' away" and searching for what lost item?

Huggins says "someone to blame"...I don't think so. For the steal, Calena says "shaker of salt"...he takes the lead. Fourth question:

Showcased in a 1999 indie film, the quirky Mertin-Flemmer office building features a floor numbered "7 1/2" and a portal into the brain of what actor?

Calena says John Malkovich for a 3-1 lead. Huggins needs to get this question and steal the last question to force a tiebreaker.

On the sitcom "Perfect Strangers", the wacky shepherd Balki hails from what fictional Mediterranean island?

"Jepose" is right to stay alive, for now. Final question:

What is the name of the bar where Daisy Duke waitresses on the classic TV series "The Duke of Hazzard"?

"Hazzard County Bar?"....NO. To force a tiebreaker, Huggins says "Cat Fancy"....NO, so the male team takes a 2-1 lead. Answer: "The Boar's Nest". The three men would then win the fourth game, meaning the Virginia team is eliminated already. Darn.

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