The Third Annual Ann B. Davis Smiletime Variety Popular Culture Tournament

Questions by Autobahn

Reminder: Questions answered before the first syllable spoken before the (*) are worth fifteen points.


Get out of interrupt free cards are in effect for this period only.

1.^THIS SHOW WAS THE FOLLOW-UP TO 1987'S "GOOD MORNING, MISS BLISS," FROM WHICH FOUR CHARACTERS WERE TAKEN. THE NEW SHOW FEATURED GUEST APPEARANCES FROM RUTH BUZZI, SOLEIL MOON FRYE, AND TORI SPELLING. TWO TV MOVIES TITLED (*) "[BLANK] Hawaiian Style" and "[BLANK]: Wedding in Las Vegas" came out in the early nineties, along with three spin-offs including "California Dreams." FTP, name this Peter Engel TV show that chronicled the high-school life of Indiana teens Jessie, Lisa, Kelly, Slater, Zach, and, of course, Screech.

ANSWER: "Saved by the Bell"AU-2-18-T8

2.^THERE IS SOME DISAGREEMENT, BUT IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT THESE WERE FIRST SERVED AT THE ANCHOR BAR, A WESTERN NEW YORK STATE ESTABLISHMENT (*). A particularly annoying SNL skit involved a "Super Mighty Hot" variety, and their preparation is quite simple, requiring only some hot fat, a liberal amount of hot sauce, and the appendages of a number of ex-fowls. FTP, name this delicacy of the Queen City.

ANSWER: Buffalo Chicken Wings

3.^AS MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPECTED, IT WAS ON A POWER-PLAY TIP-IN IN FRONT OF THE NET THAT GAVE THIS NHL VETERAN HIS (*) 600th goal on February 3, 1998. Fifty-five of those goals came in his first full season in the league, and he has never surpassed that total he scored for the 1981-82 North Stars. FTP, name this former North Star, Capitals, Red Wing, and Lightning forward currently playing for the Panthers.

ANSWER: Dino Ciccarelli

4.^YOU'D PROBABLY GUESS FEWER, BUT THIS BOB BARKER PRODUCTIONS '80S SITCOM HAD 96 EPISODES IN ALL. IT FEATURED BURT REYNOLDS AS (*) Troy Garland - a father who was never home, Doug McClure as Mayor Kyle Applegate - a former actor, and Donna Pescow as the main character's mother, Donna. The main character develops three powers as the series progresses: she can pause and un-pause time, she can gleep objects into existence, and she can transport herself from one place to another. FTP, name this '80s sitcom who's main character, Evie Ethel Garland, talks to her father through a glowing cube in her room, since he lives on the planet Anterias.

ANSWER: "Out of this World"

5.^BOB NEWHART, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, MARVIN HAMLISCH, THE BEATLES, TONI BRAXTON, (*) Starland Vocal Band, Rickie Lee Jones, Culture Club, Tom Jones, and A Taste Of Honey do not have much in common -- but they have all taken home an award that was of! ficially awarded to no one in 1989. FTP, name this Grammy won in 1998 by Paula Cole.

ANSWER: Best New Artist Grammy (prompt on: Grammy Awards on early buzz)

6.^SOME COUNT "ATTACK OF THE 5'2" WOMEN," BUT WE DON'T. WE DO, HOWEVER, COUNT "THE DON'S ANALYST," "CLASS OF '86," "CLASS REUNION," (*) "Senior Trip," and "Favorite Deadly Sins." We've even seen "Loaded Weapon 1" and "Animal House." FTP, name the Harvard satire magazine whose name begins the title of the aforementioned movies, as well as the four "Vacation" movies.

ANSWER: National Lampoon

7.^"RAPPIN'," "HOUSEGUEST," "DOMINICK & EUGENE," "CREEPSHOW," "BOB ROBERTS, " "HOFFA," "MRS. SOFFEL," THE REMAKE OF "DIABOLIQUE," "DESPERATE MEASURES," "LORENZO'S OIL" (*),"Silence of the Lambs," "Gung Ho," and "Night of the Living Dead. " FTP, all these movies were filmed in what city -- a city where one might also be saved, by a fis! h, from the bloodsucking pharoahs.

ANSWER: Pittsburgh, PA

8.^RICHARD HAS BEEN DOING MOVIES SINCE 1993. ALEXIS HAS BEEN IN MOVIES SINCE 1989, INCLUDING A SMALL PART ALONG WITH HIS SISTER IN "PULP FICTION." THEIR FATHER LEWIS PLAYED CHIEF HARTLEY IN "SCREAM 2." THE ACTING IN THIS FAMILY DOESN'T STOP THERE - SON (*) David played Deputy Dewey Riley in "Scream" and "Scream 2." The two daughters are, by far, the best known members of this acting family. One was dating lead singer Steve Lukather and inspired Toto to write their biggest hit. The other starred in "The Lost Highway" and "True Romance." FTP, give the name of this acting family which includes daughters Rosanna and Patricia.

ANSWER: Arquette


Each team member is allowed a guess on a tossup only if they did not take a minus-5 for this period only.

9.^A RED JUMPSUIT.! A PANEL IN THE RIGHT ARM. A LEVER IN THE BACK WHICH RAISES THE RIGHT ARM (*) A head which swivels, through which a hole is drilled and a small lens placed to simulate long-distance vision. So describes, FTP, the action-figure version of what television character, otherwise known as Steve Austin?

ANSWER: The Six Million Dollar Man (prompt on an early Steve Austin buzz)

10.^IT WAS A BLEAK DAY WHEN THE PATTERSON'S FAITHFUL 14-YEAR OLD SHEEP DOG, FARLEY, DIED WHILE SAVING YOUNG APRIL FROM A RAGING RIVER. (*) The event was commemorated in "Remember Farley: a Tribute to the life of our Favorite Cartoon Dog," written by Lynn Johnston, the author of, FTP, this comic strip that featured Elly and John and their children, Michael and Liz.

ANSWER: For Better or For Worse

11.^TY COBB CALLED HIS CURVEBALL THE MOST DEVASTATING PITCH HE EVER FACED. HE WAS A COAL MINER BEFORE ENTERING THE MAJORS, ! AND SO HIS ORIGINAL (*) nickname was "Miner". But the unique feature that made his curveball so devastating provided him with a more memorable moniker. FTP identify this Hall of Fame pitcher who, in two separate accidents at age seven, lost one digit and mangled two others.

ANSWER: Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown

12.^"THE BOOK OF LOVE" BY THE MONOTONES, "HELTER SKELTER" BY THE BEATLES, "JUMPIN' JACK FLASH" BY THE ROLLING STONES, AND (*) "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds are all referred to in this classic-rock ballad. Even Bob Dylan and Elvis are hinted at. FTP, name this song which primarily discusses the effects of 3 February 1959, "the day the music died."

ANSWER: "American Pie"

13.^THEY ARE MADE OF A RARE TYPE OF POLISHED GRANITE FOUND ONLY ON THE ISLAND OF AILSA CRAIG OFF THE COAST OF SCOTLAND, AND THEY WEIGH EXACTLY (*) 42 pounds apiece. They can be delivered by a lead or a sk! ip, and they must traverse both hog lines or be removed from play. FTP name these objects which, along with brooms, make up the equipment of curling.

ANSWER: stones or rocks

14.^BORN 7 DECEMBER 1950 AS RICHARD BANCROFT, THIS FUTURE CON MAN WAS ORPHANED WHEN HE WAS FOUR AND DUMPED BY THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE AT AGE EIGHTEEN. THOSE ARE JUST TWO OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENTS THAT LED TO HIS (*) joining the Army and, eventually, the Fifth Special Forces Group. FTP, name this 1984 Corvette-driving member of the A-Team, played by Dirk Benedict.

ANSWER: Lieutenant Templeton (Arthur) "Faceman" Peck (accept "Peck")

15.^WARNING--TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED. HE CALLS HER BEEZER, AND TAKES HER TO TARGET. SHE SAYS THAT THEY "TALK DEEPLY, AND FEEL DEEPLY." HE DOES AAMCO (*) commercials, she has won two Oscars. FTP, name this Hollywood couple, one a former star of "Hotel," the other the director! and star of "Yentl" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces."

ANSWER: James Brolin and Barbra Streisand

16.^THE 12th ONE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, THIS YEAR, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE BROADCAST ON NETWORK TELEVISION--ON ABC. THE FIRST ONE HAPPENED AT THE (*) Pittsburgh Civic Arena on August 1, 1987, and the Denver Dynamite defeated the Pittsburgh Gladiators to win the league's first championship. FTP name this annual event which crowns the champion of 50-yard, indoor football.

ANSWER: The Arena Bowl (prompt on: Arena Football League)


No special rules.

17.^ALTHOUGH HE WAS AN AMERICA ON-LINE EMPLOYEE WHEN HE DIED FROM HODGKIN'S DISEASE IN AUGUST 1997 (*) it was his career in television for which he will be remembered, a career suggested by his Yale professor, Robert Penn Warren. His ideas for shows such! as "The Cosby Show," "The Golden Girls" and "Miami Vice" helped make NBC the top ranked network for five consecutive seasons. FTP, name this youngest entertainment president in network history.

ANSWER: Brandon Tartikoff

18.^ALPHA COMPLEX IS HOME. THERE IS NO OUTDOORS. KNOWLEDGE OF THE OUTDOORS IS TREASONOUS. THE COMPUTER IS CORRECT. TO DOUBT THE COMPUTER IS TREASONOUS. ALL HUMANS ARE CLONES. (*) Cloning does not produce mutations. Believing in mutations is treasonous. The Church of Christ Computer-Programmer is a secret society. Membership in secret societies is treasonous. Treason is punishible by death. FTP, such is the description of the world of what West End role playing game and the state one enters playing it?

ANSWER: Paranoia

19.^THIS ITINERANT CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER AND CREATIVE CHAIR OF THE ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA HAS ONLY ONE NOTABLE TELEVISION APPEARANCE TO HIS CRE! DIT, IN THE TITLE ROLE OF THE "WIZARD OF OZ ON ICE" IN 1996. HE'S ALSO BEEN A SHILL (*) for Ocean Spray and Levi's, and even provided his unique talents for his friend and fellow corporate whore Bill Cosby. FTP, name this singer who gave indifference a good name in 1988 with "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

ANSWER: Bobby McFerrin

20.^HE'S BEEN CONVICTED OF INCOME TAX EVASION, ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, AND TRANSPORTING A MINOR ACROSS STATE LINES--EACH IN SEPARATE DECADES. (*) His only number 1 hit, in 1972, could itself be construed as solicitation of a lewd act. In spite of this criminal past, musicians from Keith Richards to Julian Lennon showed up at a 60th birthday tribute concert for him. FTP, name the star of "Hail, Hail," and author and performer of such hits as "Rock and Roll Music" and Johnny B. Goode."

ANSWER: (Charles Edward Anderson) "Chuck" Berry

21.^TOSSUP WARNING: HUMMING, WHISTL! ING OR SINGING REQUIRED. THE COMBINATION TO THE ELECTRONIC LOCK OF THE VENICE LAB OF HUGO DRAX OF MOONRAKER HAPPENED TO PRODUCE THESE FIVE (*) sounds. First heard at the apparent hands of Francois Truffaut sitting in front of one big-ass organ, the sequence was actually composed by John Williams. FTP, what five note sequence was used to communicate with aliens in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."


22.^HE'S BASED ON THE PARLIAMENT CHARACTER SIR NOSE D'VOIDOFFUNK (pronounced as "devoid of funk"). PEOPLE SAY HE LOOKS LIKE M.C. HAMMER ON CRACK. (*) That's all right, 'cause his body's in motion. It's supposed to look like a fit or a convulsion. Anyone can do his dance. FTP, name this character who is prominently featured on Digital Underground's album "Sex Packets."

ANSWER: Humpty Hump (prompt on "Edward 'Eddie' Humphrey III")

23.^A DRILL SERGEANT IN WORLD WAR I,! HIS FIRST FILM WORK WAS IN EDDIE CANTOR'S "WHOOPEE!" IN 1930, AND 1931'S "PALMY DAYS." HE HAD A DEFINITE EYE FOR THE SURREAL--SUCH AS WOMEN WAVING GIANT BANANAS OR WEARING SUITS OF COINS (*) -- as well as the symmetric, an eye he developed while supervising the drill of a thousand men from a plane above. FTP, name this choreographer of Gold Diggers of 1933, Gold Diggers of 1935, Gold Diggers of 1937, 42nd Street an d many other MGM musicals.

ANSWER: Busby Berkeley

24.^THIS BENEFICIARY QUESTIONED THE PLAN AT FIRST, BUT AFTER IT WAS OK'ED BY BIG EAST COMMISSIONER MIKE TRANGHESE, (*) her coach formulated the plan with Villanova coach Harry Parretta to allow her to surpass Kerry Bascom, who also agreed to this plan. FTP, name this player who found herself at the heart of a controversy after hitting an uncontested layup to become the all-time scoring leader at the University of Connecticut.

ANSWER: Nykesha SalesAU-2-84-CK


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25.^GRILLO THE SUPERANNUATED COLLEGE INTERN, CRACKHEAD BOB, THE FORMER DRUG ADDICT AND STROKE VICTIM(*), and Jackie "the Jokeman," an embittered alcoholic comic are all characters on this widely syndicated morning radio show, hosted by Robin Quivers and the star of "Private Parts."

ANSWER: The Howard Stern Show

26.^THE NEW BOOK DON'T WORRY MAKE MONEY IS LOOSELY A SEQUEL TO THIS 1997 SELF-HELP BOOK WITH NEARLY 3 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT. THIS BOOK OFFERS MINI-CHAPTERS MEANT TO PROVIDE (*) perspective on busy lives, and it is subtitled "100 Heartfelt Strategies for a More Peaceful and Loving Self." FTP, name this self-help book by Richard Carlson, whose title pretty much boils down to, don't worry about anything, there's nothing worth worrying about.

ANSWER: Don't Sweat the S! mall Stuff...And It's All Small Stuff

27.^ANDY KAUFMAN EARNED IT NATIONAL ATTENTION WHEN, AS ITS HOST, HE PURPOSELY FLUBBED HIS LINES AND GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH CAST MEMBERS AT THE END OF AN EPISODE. (*) It's not "Seinfeld," but it is known for launching the careers of Michael Richards and Larry David. FTP, name this early 80's late night sketch comedy, broadcast "live from the Los Angeles Basin," ABC's attempt to duplicate Saturday Night Live on a different night.

ANSWER: Fridays


1.^RFK Campaign aide, politician, and TV talk show host -- Jerry Springer has done it all. For the stated number of points, answer the question about the man.

^A.^ (5) Name the video from his acclaimed talk show that takes you behind-the-scnes and straight into the action, with unseen outtakes from the filming of the show

^ANSWER: Too Hot for TV
^B.^(10) In 1977, Jerry was elected mayor of this midwestern city with the largest plurality in the city's history, despite publicly rooting for the city's opponent in the previous year's World Series

^ANSWER: Cincinnati

^C.^(15) When his busy schedule allows, Jerry is opening for Billy Ray Cyrus on tour. Name his country music CD, for which he co-wrote the title track.

^ANSWER: Dr. Talk

2.^Name the cartoonist given a comic strip for the stated number of points.

^A.^(5) Garfield

^ANSWER: Jim Davis

^B.^(10) Ziggy

^ANSWER: Tom Wilson (Accept: David Bowie because I love that song)

^C.^Tank McNamara

^ANSWER: Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds

3.^FTP apiece answer these questions on diet books.

^A.^His books "The Zone, "Enter the Zone," and "Mastering the Zone" as well as his incessant infomercialing have made thi! s man the current dietician-of-the-minute. For ten points identify him.

^ANSWER: Dr. Barry Sears

^B.^Written by Dr. Robert Haas, this book was only recently replaced by "The Zone" as the athlete's dietary bible.

^ANSWER: Eat to Win

^C.^In what the author, Richard Klein, refers to as a "Post-Modern Diet Book", readers are advised to do exactly what this title says.

^ANSWER: Eat Fat

4.^40-30-20-10-1, Name the director.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^He used his Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Pittsburgh, but dropped out and soon found himself smuggling handguns over the US/Mexican border, and reportedly also worked as a rodeo rider.
^20.^His first film was Signs of Life; his latest film, "Mexico" will be released in 1999 and is being financed by Francis Ford Coppolla.
^10.^He introduced Klaus Kinski to American audiences in "Acguire: Wrath of God"! and "Fitzcarraldo"
^1.^He appeared as himself in the film "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe"

^ANSWER: Werner Herzog

5.^From "fields where glory does not stay" to "the vast wasteland" -- for the stated number of points, identify the TV series in which the following ex-jocks starred.

^A.^(5) It made putative human Emmanuel Lewis a star, but this ABC show featured Alex Karras stretching himself, playing an ex-football player who had never been suspended for gambling.

^ANSWER: Webster

^B.^(10) Christopher Hewitt starred in the title role of the English butler who introduces a little gentility into the lives of the Owens family, headed by ex-Cardinals, Phillies and Braves great Bob Uecker

^ANSWER: Mr. Belvedere

^C.^(15) This series, about a special police unit that uses a high tech helicopter with ground support, also featuring James Farentino and Dana Carvey, had not one, but two jock-turned-! actors: Dick Butkus as Richard "Ski" Butowski and Bubba Smith as Lyman "Bubba" Kelsey

^ANSWER: Blue Thunder

6.^FTP apiece, identify the work given the name of featured viruses and the media in which they first appear.

^A.^Video Games, the T-Virus

^ANSWER: Resident Evil

^B.^Book, Captain Tripps

^ANSWER: The Stand

^C.^Animated TV, Megabyte and Hexadecimal


7.^ Consider the following sports: danball, paddleball, rounders, shinty, korfball, boxball, and sepak takraw. Now, FTP each, which one:

^A.^First, resembles volleyball, except played without using one's hands, like soccer.

^ANSWER: sepak takraw

^B.^Second, is considered a precursor to baseball.

^ANSWER: rounders

^C.^Finally, resembles field hockey, but is played with a rugby mentality.

^ANSWER: shinty

8.^ Name the comedian 40-30-20-10-1.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^He co-wrote "When a Man Loves a Woman" with Ronald Bass.
^20.^He played Paul Flum in the movie "One More Saturday Night."
^10.^He played Stuart Smalley on "Saturday Night Live" and in "Stuart Saves His Family."
^1.^He plays himself -- Al Franken -- on "LateLine"

^ANSWER: Al Franken

9.^For those of you who like your alcohol in 40-ounce intervals, identify the following malt liquors FTP each.

^A.^This McKenzie River Brewing Company brand has gotten in trouble for using rap stars to advertise to black youth -- including Ice Cube's endorsement stating: "Get your girl in the mood quicker/Get your Jimmy thicker. " All we have to say is, beware.

^ANSWER: St. Ide's

^B.^This charcoal-filtered Pabst label took home gold medals for best American malt liquor at the 1995 and '97 Great American Beer Festivals. Afte! r drink 2 or 3 of these, you'll be adding extra e's to words too.

^ANSWER: Olde English 800

^C.^Named for the wife of the Sterling Brewery, this brand was acquired by Stroh's in 1996. The brew of frat boys everywhere, its logo is a bee who is clearly a mean drunk.

^ANSWER: Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor

10.^According to noted social critic Donald Wildmon, "television networks will not be satisfied until they show the insertion of the penis into the vagina in prime-time. " In that spirit, connections -- TV personality and sexual aid or practice. For example, if I said the landlord in Three's Company and an act of oral sex, you would say Norman Fellatio.

^A.^Legendary ABC sports commentator who hosted the Olympics 11 times, most recently the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics; and a sterile, transparent, water-soluble lubricant, greaseless and light amber in colour, made by Johnson and Johnson

^ANSWER: Jim Mc! Kay-Y Jelly

^B.^Former NBC and CBS correspondent who cohosted the NBC Nightly news with Tom Brokaw from 1982-1984; and the act of rubbing oneself or one's partner with feces, performed by 17% of homosexuals, according to the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality

^ANSWER: Roger Muddrolling

^C.^Anorexic actress who played Carol Seaver on Growing Pains (and whose sister, Missy, played the governor's daughter on Benson) and a practice in which one partner urinates on the other.

^ANSWER: Tracey Golden shower

11.^"Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40? Much better than the original version by Corey Hart. It's time for you to show that you know more about music than we do. Given the song title and an artist who covered it, name the artist who originally recorded it.

^A.^(5) "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," George Thorogood and the Destroyers

^ANSWER: John Lee Hooker!

^B.^(10) "Signs," Tesla

^ANSWER: Five Man Electrical Band

^C.^(15) "Take Me to the River," Talking Heads

^ANSWER: Al Green

12.^F5P for one, 10 for 2, 20 for 3, or 30 for all 4, name the four college teams that filled the sacrificial lamb role of number 16 seed in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.

^ANSWER: Prairie View A&M, Radford, the U.S. Naval Academy (accept: Navy), Nicholls State

13.^Identify these songs from lyrics for 15 points apiece, 5 points if you need the singer.

^A(15).^(15) "Better stay away from those / That carry around a fire hose / Keep a clean nose / Watch the plain clothes / You don't need a weather man / To know which way the wind blows"
^A(5).^(5) Bob Dylan

^ANSWER: "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

^B(15).^15) "up above aliens hover / making home movies for the folks back hom! e / of all these weird creatures / who lock up their spirits /drill holes in themselves /and live for their secrets
^B(5).^(5) Radiohead

^ANSWER: "Subterranean Homesick Alien"

14.^The name is Bond. James Bond. We'll give you five points each - shaken, not stirred - if you can name the actor who played James Bond in each of the following James Bond movies. (Moderator: do not give the answers until the bonus is completed.)

^A.^"Live and Let Die"

^ANSWER: Roger Moore

^B.^"You Only Live Twice"

^ANSWER: (Thomas) Sean Connery

^C.^"The Spy Who Loved Me"

^ANSWER: Roger Moore

^D.^On Her Majesty's Secret Service

^ANSWER: George Lazenbee

^E.^Licence to Kill

^ANSWER: Timothy Dalton

15.^The Talking Heads were one of the most influential bands of the late seventies and eighties. During their lifespan they recorde! d a number of live albums, including "The Name of This Band is Talking Heads" and "Stop Making Sense," and eight studio albums. For five points apiece, name any six of these eight. Please don't include greatest hits albums, either.

^ANSWER: Talking Heads: 77, More Songs about Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues, Little Creatures, True Stories, Naked

16.^ From "AfterMASH" to "Joanie Loves Chachi," some of television's finest has been in the form of the sitcom. For the stated number of points, given the spinoff or spinoffs, name the original show.

^A.^(5) "Rhoda," "Phyllis," and "Lou Grant."

^ANSWER: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

^B.^(10) "The Golden Palace" and "Empty Nest"

^ANSWER: "The Golden Girls"

^C.^(15) Broadside

^ANSWER: "McHale's Navy"

17.^ There are no da! mn lies in this question, but some interesting statistics. Given an unusual baseball statistic, identify the player it identifies F15P each. If you need another clue about that player, you'll get 10 points.

^A(15).^He has the most triples in Major League Baseball since 1977 with 147.
^A(5).^This long-time centerfielder hit all but 14 of those triples as the teammate of the second-place finisher in this statistic, George Brett.

^ANSWER: Willie Wilson

^B(15).^At .466 his career on-base percentage is third all-time, and in 1899 he hit .391--the best season ever for a third baseman.
^B(5).^He is better remembered as the manager of the New York Giants from 1902 until 1932.

^ANSWER: John McGraw

18.^Zork is the computer adventure game series that just won't die.

^A.^For five points apiece name the last three games, all graphical adventures released by Activision, to join the series.

^ANSWER: ! Return to Zork, Zork Nemesis, Zork: Grand Inquisitor

^B.^Now, for a bonus fifteen points name any of the original three authors of Zork who helped found Infocom.

^ANSWER: Marc Blanc, Joel Berez, Dave Lebling

19.^Martina Hingis isn't the only teen making waves in women's tennis. For the stated number of points, identify these other phenoms.

^A.^(5) Her fashion-model looks, dislike for Hingis, and romance with Sergei Federov have brought this Russian even more attention than her surprise 1997 Wimbledon semifinal appearance.

^ANSWER: Anna Kournikova

^B.^Though she hasn't had a breakthrough result yet, father Richard and sister Venus expect her to Challenge Venus for the number 1 ranking within a few years.

^ANSWER: Serena Williams

^C.^This Croatian was actually the younger half of the 1998 Australian Open doubles champs, though she played with Hingis. ! This now-16-year-old has raised eyebrows both with her hard-hitting play and by openly challenging WTA rules about tournament restrictions for teen players.

^ANSWER: Mirjana Lucic

20.^40-30-20-10-1, identify the shared musical surname.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^"Danny" was not a person, but a Scottish band that hit the pop charts in 1987 with Mary's Prayer.
^20.^J. Frank led the band the Cavaliers, whose 1964 hit "Last Kiss" is a classic tragedy rock song.
^10.^This last name is also shared by 3 Beach Boys and the lead singer of Heart.
^1.^Along with Chynna Phillips, Carnie and Wendy formed the band Wilson Phillips.

^ANSWER: Wilson

21.^One of the best-remembered NFL playoff games of all time was a 41-38 overtime game played between San Diego and Miami on January 2, 1989. For the stated number of points, identify these principals in that game.

^A.^(5) This! future Hall of Famer caught 13 passes for the Chargers and blocked a Miami field goal attempt on the last play of regulation.

^ANSWER: Kellen Winslow

^B.^(10) This long-time backup to Bob Griese, David Woodley, and Dan Marino led the Dolphins on a furious 24-point comeback in the second and third quarters to keep the game close.

^ANSWER: Don Strock

^C.^(15) The field goal Winslow blocked was kicked by this Dolphin, who in 1984 set the NFL record for extra points kicked in a season.

^ANSWER: Uwe von Schamann

22.^The stench of urine. The dead and dying and the ones left behind. What could be more entertaining than a hospital? For the stated number of points identify these movies set in hospitals.

^A.^(5) Genevieve Bujold discovers a rather sickening medical conspiracy in this 1978 mother of all medical thrillers.


^B.^(10) Sean Young, Michael McKean ! and Harry Dean Stantion among others star in this 1982 Airplane-style spoof of soap operas, directed by Garry Marshall.

^ANSWER: Young Doctors In Love

^C.^(15) Set in a Danish hospital, this Lars Van Trier film ends with a fully grown man being born to a rather surprised woman.

^ANSWER: The Kingdom or Riget

23.^FTP each, name the humor writers--

^A.^Author of "What the Dogs have taught me" and "How to be Hap-hap-happy Like me, her "Guide to Love" frequently mentions her preference for "chain-smoking narcissists," an allusion to her long relationship with David Letterman.

^ANSWER: Merrill Markoe

^B.^Author of "Naked" and "Barrel Fever," this NPR essayist once worked as a house cleaner, because it allowed him to watch soap operas.

^ANSWER: David Sedaris

^C.^This author of "Thank you for smoking" and "wry martinis" and son of a prominent arch-conservative spy no! velist and newspaper columnist appeared on "60 minutes" as a teen while tripping on acid.

^ANSWER: Christopher Buckley