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

Questions by Mitchell Szezcpanczyk

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.^SHE EARNED NEW YORK AND U.S. PATENT NUMBER 2292387, WHICH INVOLVED HER OWN DISCOVERY OF FREQUENCY HOPPING, AND HELPED PROVIDE A BASIS FOR CELLULAR TELEPHONES. YET SHE (*) was better known as an actress. For 10 points, It was invented by--for 10 points--what star of The Female Animal, Samson and Delilah, and Ziegfeld Girl.

ANSWER: Hedy Lamarr or Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler

2.^RECORDED IN A HOTEL SUITE IN MONTREAL, ITS BACKUP VOCALISTS INCLUDED THE CANADIAN CHAPTER OF THE HARE KRISHNA, AS WELL AS TOM SMOTH! ERS AND TIMOTHY LEARY. "EVERYBODY'S (*) talking about"--for 10 points--what song by John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band which follows "All We are saying"?

ANSWER: (is) Give Peace a Chance

3.^[Warning: the first two pronouns DO NOT REFER TO THE ANSWER] INVENTOR BENJAMIN EISENSTADT TRIED TO SAVE HIS TEA BAG COMPANY AFTER SUGAR COMPANY EXECUTIVES STOLE HIS IDEA FOR (*) sugar packets. Eisenstadt, in 1957, then devised a formula for a powdered saccharin sweetener which was called--for 10 points--what three word name which appeared on its little packets, colored pink?

ANSWER: Sweet 'n Low (prompt on: saccharin)

4.^HER MOVIE ROLES INCLUDED A JUROR IN "SERIAL MOM," AND A SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD IN CRY BABY. SHE EVEN WROTE A MYSTERY NOVEL: MURDER AT SAN SIMEON. BUT (*) in 1974, she shared a Berkeley apartment with fiancee Steven Wood, from which--for 10 points--who was kidnapped by the ! Symbioniese Liberation Army?

ANSWER: Patricia or Patty Hearst Shaw

5.^HE WAS PROMOTED OVER WALTER CRONKITE AS THE FIRST HOST OF THE 1960 BROADCASE OF "EYEWITNESS". AT AGE 25, HE BECAME THE YOUNGEST CBS CORRESPONDENT EVER. (*) For 10 points, name this author of "The Perfect Year," and "Dateline America" who was the longtime host of CBS News Sunday Morning.

ANSWER: Charles (Bishop) Kuralt

6.^IT BEGAN AFTER A JANUARY 1996 MEETING IN ROOM 1006 OF THE PHILADELPHIA SHERATON, AND IT WAS INITIALLY DESCRIBED BY ITS FOUNDER AS "PHASE TWO", WITH (*) phase one being the 1996 Michigan MLK tournament. For 10 points, name this limited liability company founded by David Frazee, a competititor to College Bowl, Inc.

ANSWER: NAQT LLC or National Academic Quiz Tournaments Limited Liability Company

7.^A DOG NAMED MURPHY HAS JOINED PAT JAMES-DEMENT! RI, JANE RUDOLPH TRACY, (*) Mary Beth Roe, Bob Bowersox, Kathy Levine (lih-VIHN), and Steve Bryant--for 10 points--on what Barry Diller owned cable shopping channel, a rival of the Home Shopping Network?

ANSWER: QVC or Quality Value Convenience

8.^ACCORDING TO DAVE BARRY, HOSTILE ALIEN BEINGS FROM THE PLANET GAZOON SHOT A POWERFUL RAY INTO THE BRAIN OF ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY NATIVE WANDA L. KLONGWINKLE, WHO (*) was compelled to move right arm palm down, left arm palm down, and did the rest--for 10 points--of what 1996 dance by Los Del Rio?

ANSWER: Macarena


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

9.^HOSTED LAST BY NANCY CLASTER, ITS PRODUCTION STOPPED IN SEPTEMBER 1994, EVEN THOUGH KTVU-TV IN SAN FRANCSICO STILL AIRS EPISODES. EVERY EPISODE ENDED WIT! H A QUESTION: "DID (*) all my friends have fun at play?" For 10 points, name this children's show with a magic mirror and an alliterative "room."

ANSWER: Romper Room

10.^IN HIS FIRST APPEARANCE, HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE BEARS THE NAME "RALPH MELLISH." HIS MOVIE CREDITS INCLUDE PRODUCING THE SHORT FILM "MAN BEING HIT BY FOOTBALL." AND (*) alcohol ruined his life, even though he's only 31 years old. For 10 points, name this Simpsons character renowned for being really, really slow.

ANSWER: Hans Moleman (accept Ralph Mellish before mentioned in question, and then berate person for not having a life)

11.^A CALIENTE SAFETY HELMET PREVENTED HIM FROM DROWNING TO DEATH AFTER HE WAS KNOCKED OFF BLACK HILLS IN THE 1959 BELMONT STAKES. HE (*) retired two years later, having won 24,921 races. For 10 points, name this jockey, who is perhaps second in fame only to Willie Shoemaker.
ANSWER: George Edward "Eddie" Arcaro

12.^BURT REYNOLDS, CHARLTON HESTON, FRANK SINATRA, CHARLES GRODIN, (*) Marv Albert, and William Shatner all wear--for 10 points--what covering?

ANSWER: toupees or hairpieces or partial wigs or equivalents (prompt on: baldness or equivalents)

13.^3,331,638 PHONE CALLS--THE MOST EVER--WERE MADE IN JUST ONE MONTH ON THE NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY'S DIAL A JOKE LINE AFTER (*) he was the first comedian on that Line, with such jokes as "I miss my wife's cooking as often as I can". For 10 points, who played a Stradivaricose and was called by Walter Winchell "king of the one liners"

ANSWER: Henny or Henry or Hen Youngman

14.^A FIRST TENOR FOR THE YALE GLEE CLUB AND A FINANCIAL MANAGER OF THE YALE NEWS, HE WENT 42-8 AS A PITCHER FOR YALE'S BASEBALL TEAM, AND WAS (*) an All American end on Yale's foot! ball team. For 10 points, name this football coach who coached for 55 years, 14 at the College of the Pacific and 41 at the University of Chicago.

ANSWER: Amos Alonzo Stagg

15.^THE BBC CALLED HIM THE "MOZART OF MAYHEM" FOR SUCH DIRECTORIAL EFFORTS LIKE "A BETTER TOMORROW", "THE KILLER," AND "HARD BOILED." HIS (*) Hollywood debut came in the Mira Sorvino/Chow Yun Fat 1997 film "Replacement Killers" after--for 10 points--who directed "Rumble in the Bronx" and "Supercop," both starring Jackie Chan?

ANSWER: John Woo

16.^BORN IN THE SAME TOWN AS THAT OF LIBRIUM AND VALIUM--NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY--SHE BEGAN HER PUBLISHING CAREER IN 1982 WITH HER BOOK "ENTERTAINING", WHICH BY (*) 1997 entered a 30th printing. Then came 21 more books, and a franchise of cooking and home resources, and a "living" talk show all under the name--for 10 points--of what spokesperson for K*Mart?

ANSWER: Marth! a Stewart or Martha Kostyra


No special rules.

17.^FIRST SOLD IN SEPTEMBER 1954, IT WAS THE FIRST MASS PRODUCED AMERICAN CONVERTIBLE OFFERED WITH TWO ROOFS. IT, ALONG WITH THE AEROSTAR VAN, THE PROBE, AND THE MERCURY COUGAR, (*) ended production in 1997. For 10 points, name this Ford which appeared in a Beach Boys lyric: "She'll have fun fun fun 'til her Daddy takes [what] away"?

ANSWER: Ford Thunderbird or T bird (prompt on: Convertible)

18.^IN THE 1997 TRACK AND FIELD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, HIROMI SUZUKI WON IT, AND IN THE 1896 OLYMPICS, SPIRIDON LOUIS WON, BEATING OUT 16 OTHERS. BOTH (*) versions ended in Athens' Panathinaikon Stadium, and were two runnings--for 10 points--of what race, first reputedly run by Pheidippides, which lasts more than 26 miles?

ANSWER: Marathon

19.! ^BORN DONALD LYTLE, HIS FIRST HIT WAS 1965's "A 11," WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY "(PARDON ME) I'VE GOT SOMEONE TO KILL," AND (*) You'll Recover In Time. For 10 points, name this country music singer, who in 1977 said that he won't work for you no more in "Take This Job and Shove it."

ANSWER: Johnny Paycheck

20.^BEFORE ITS APPEARANCE AGAINST TEXAS IN A 1970 BOWL GAME, ITS PREVIOUS BOWL APPEARANCE WAS ALSO ITS FIRST BOWL APPEARANCE WHEN (*) it beat Stanford in Rose Bowl. That was also the last appearance of the four Horsemen--for 10 points--of what independent yet Big East university in South Bend?

ANSWER: University of Notre Dame

21.^ON OCTOBER 16, 1997, THE FIRST COLONIZERS OF THE ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM TOOK OFF ON THE JUPITER II A VOYAGE (*) botched by Dr. Zachary Smith. For 10 points, name this TV show which depicted John, Maureen, Judy, Penny, and Will--the Space Family Robins! on.

ANSWER: Lost In Space (prompt if early on: Space Family Robinson or Jupiter II)

22.^"JUMP UP AND STAY AIRBORNE FOR 37 SECONDS," "YOU ARE A ROCK; ACT LIKE ONE" and "STAND UP AND BOO THE PERSON ON YOUR LEFT" (*) appear on "Card" cards--for 10 points--in what board game, featuring Tough Luck, the "Anywhere" space, and three pictures of Alfred E. Neuman?

ANSWER: Mad Magazine, the "What Me Worry" Game, or the Mad magazine board game, or equivalents (prompt on: "Card" cards or equivalents)


ANSWER: Independence Day or ID4

! 24.^HER ARREST IN BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT, IN JANUARY 1997 CAME ON THE SAME DAY THAT TONYA HARDING ANNOUNCED A RETURN TO SKATING. (*) At age 15, she won a world title, followed the next year by Olympic Gold. For 10 points, name this orphan, born in Ukraine, who in 1994 defeated Nancy Kerrigan.

ANSWER: Oksana Baiul


See the tournament director if you need overtime questions.

25.^"THAT OLD DOG HAS CHAINED YOU UP ALRIGHT/GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED/TO LIVE INSIDE A TWISTED CAGE/SLEEP (*) beside an empty rage/I had a dream I was your hero." So begins for 10 points what lead song of the 1992 album Tongues and Tails by Sophie B. Hawkins?

ANSWER: Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover (do NOT accept partial answers)

26.^THIS PHRASE WAS COINED IN 1993 BY THE GLASCOW HERALD IN A DESCRIPTION OF A DINER THAT MADE "BACON, SAUSAGE, EGGS, AND B! LACK PUDDING." IT WAS ALSO THE TITLE OF A 1993 BOOK BY JIM DAVIDSON AND A MOVIE ABOUT GAZ, (*) Gerald, Horse, and other Sheffield steel workers. For 10 points, what phrase described a 1997 movie about strippers?

ANSWER: The Full Monty

27.^THEIR FIRST ALBUM, "PICTURES OF STARVING CHILDREN SELL RECORDS," WAS A RESPONSE TO LIVE-AID, AND WAS SOLD ON THEIR OWN LABEL: AGIT-PROP. FOR (*) 10 points, name this British band led by Dunstan Bruce, known for their 1997 hit in which they drink a whiskey drink, and drink a vodka drink, "Tubthumping."

ANSWER: Chumbawumba


1.^Identify the TV actress, 40-30-20-10-1

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^She was the only female recipient (of 16 total) of the 1997 Theodore Herzl Award.
^20.^This Queens College alum had her film debut in Saturday Night Fever, where she said only 5 lines.^10.^Her signature role is as the title character in "The Nanny".
^1.^CBS promotions usually say "The Nanny starring Fran Drescher."

^ANSWER: Fran Drescher

2.^His cadillac had the vanity plate "Five O" in commemorating his 12 year run on the longest running crime series in TV history. For 10 points per answer:

^A.^Name this actor who starred in Hawaii Five O, and name the Detective whom he played.

^ANSWER: Jack Lord or John Joseph Patrick Ryan, Steve McGarrett

^B.^Hawaii Five O also starred what actor who played Danny "Danno" Williams.

^ANSWER: James MacArthur

3.^For 10 points each, name these cartoon characters.

^A.^He always managed to vanquish Dr. Claw with the help of his niece Penny and his dog Brain.

^ANSWER: Inspector Gadget

^B.^He and his pal Chumley helped residents of Megalopolis Zoo with the advice of Phineas J! . Whoopie.

^ANSWER: Tennessee Tuxedo

^C.^Both Inspector Gadget and Tennessee Tuxedo were voiced by what star of Get Smart

^ANSWER: Don Adams

4.^Tricon Global Restaurants was spun off of Pepsico in 1997, and owns three restaurant franchises.

^A.^For 5 points each, and a five point bonus for all correct, name those franchises.

^ANSWER: KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

^B.^For 10 points, KFC owns the rights to what brand of Italian Seasoning Mix that you make yourself?

^ANSWER: Good Seasons

5.^For 10 points each, name these video games that were playable on your Nintendo Entertainment System.

^A.^The first of 3 Konami games, it depicts Simon Belmont attacking the evil Count Dracula.

^ANSWER: Castlevania

^B.^The first of 2 Tecmo games, it depicts Ryu Hayabusa in a martial arts fight ! against Jaquio, from the Realm of Chaos.

^ANSWER: Ninja Gaiden

^C.^He was created by Dr. Right (also known as Dr. Light) in a quest to prevent the attempts by Dr. Wily to conquer the world.

^ANSWER: Mega Man

6.^New Year's Day 1997 saw two notable retirements in sports.

^A.^For 10 points, what LSU basketball coach retired after 25 years, the then 6th longest streak in Division I basketball?

^ANSWER: Dale Brown

^B.^For 20 points, what Bulgarian citizen of Turkish ancestry who won gold in weightlifting in 1988, 1992, and 1996, announced his retirement?

^ANSWER: Naim Suleymanoglu or Pocket Hercules

7.^This bonus is about famous fights of Muhammad Ali.

^A.^For 10 points each, in which country and against whom did Ali fight "the rumble in the jungle"?

^ANSWER: George Foreman, Zaire (prompt on: Democratic Republic of Congo or Congo)

^B.^For 10 points more, against whom did Ali fight the 1975 Thrilla in Manilla.

^ANSWER: Joe Frazier

8.^Identify the delicious part of a nutritious breakfast, 40-30-20-10-1.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^Until 1952, it had three spokesanimals: Katy the Kangaroo, Elmo the Elephant, and Newt the Gnu.
^20.^Katy, Elmo, and Newt, were replaced by a spokesanimal who, in the 1970's, had his own family, including a wife, son, and daughter.
^10.^The wife, son, and daughter, were Mrs. Tony, Tony Jr., and Antoinette respectively.
^1.^Commericals for this product often include the line "Kellogg's Frosted Flakes have the taste children have grown to love."

^ANSWER: Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes or Kellogg's Frosted Flakes or Kellogg's Cocoa Frosted Flakes

9.^Name these movies from their original or working titles for 10 points or! from an additional clue for 5 points.

^A(5).^$3,000 was the amount that Julia Roberts and Richard Gere agreed on in this movie.

^ANSWER: Pretty Woman

^B(15).^I was a Teenage Teenager
^B(5).^Alicia Silverstone starred in this 1990's adaptation of Emma.

^ANSWER: Clueless

10.^Your category: The FOX television network.

^A.^For 10 points, FOX debuted on October 9, 1986, with the first broadcast of whose talk show?

^ANSWER: Joan Rivers

^B.^For 5 points each, FOX went into prime time on April 5, 1987, give any two of the four series that made up the first night of FOX prime-time programming?

^ANSWER: Married...With Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, Duet, or Mr. President

^C.^On April 3, 1997, two FOX shows won Peabody awards. The Simpsons was one. Name the other for 10 points.

^ANSWER: The X Files
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11.^Your category: commercials and their songs. For 10 points each:

^A.^What soft drink began marketing itself in 1968 as the "un-cola"?


^B.^What automotive manufacturer started using the song "Light My Fire" for its commericals in 1970?

^ANSWER: Buick

^C.^What band made the song "Light My Fire"

^ANSWER: The Doors

12.^For 10 points each, identify these Alexander Salkind movies.

^A.^In this 1985 John Lithgow/Dudley Moore movie, we see how the title character *came* to the North Pole.

^ANSWER: Santa Claus: The Movie or Santa Claus

^B.^In this 1984 film, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, and Racquel Welch star in this movie based on a Dumas work.

^ANSWER: The Three Musketeers

^C.^This 1978 movie took us from Krypton to Smallville to Metropolis.

^ANSWER: Superman: The Movie or Superman


13.^Identify the athlete, 40-30-20-10-1.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^During his basketball career, he aimed a pass at Mario Elie's head, and he was bitten by Tree Rollins.
^20.^He was also known as a Toronto infielder allergic to curveballs. He went to college at BYU.
^10.^This basketball player for Boston and Portland has found new success as coach of the Phoenix Suns.
^1.^When he came up to bat, the P.A. announcer would say "now batting for Toronto, Number 17, Danny Ainge"

^ANSWER: Danny Ainge

14.^Identify the man in movies, 40-30-20-10-1.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^Universal made him the youngest director ever signed to a contract by a major Hollywood studio.
^20.^He directed such movies as Duel, The Sugarland Express, 1941, and Always.
^10.^He won the 1993 Academy Award for directing "Schindler's List."
^1.^In the opening credits, his m! ovies usually say "A Steven Spielberg Production"

^ANSWER: Steven Spielberg

15.^For 10 points each, name these enemies of Spiderman.

^A.^Also known as Otto Octavius, he uses four artificial tentacle like arms which were bonded to his nervous system in a nuclear accident.

^ANSWER: Doctor Octopus

^B.^Originally Quentin Beck, he wears a fishbowl helmet and uses a great many smoke and mirror illusions and weapons.

^ANSWER: Mysterio

^C.^He used the weapons and paraphernalia of Norman Osborn, the original Green Goblin, as well as a modified version of Osborn's alias.

^ANSWER: Hobgoblin or Green Goblin I or Green Goblin II or Green Goblin III

16.^Nelson, Lucky, Otis, Lefty, and Charlie T. Junior, are some of the aliases of a superband that was initially formed to complete an album.

^A.^For 10 points, name this band whose second! album was inappropriately titled "Vol. 3"

^ANSWER: The Traveling Wilburys

^B.^For 5 points each, name any four of the 5 Traveling Wilburys.

^ANSWER: Bob Dylan or Robert Zimmerman
George Harrrison
Tom Petty
Roy Orbison
Jeff Lynne


17.^Name these baseball players.

^A.^For 10 points, what member of the 40 40 club was traded for 8 and 7 pitcher John Wasdin, returning him back to Oakland?

^ANSWER: Jose Canseco

^B.^For 20 points, what 30 win pitcher was sentenced to 8 years in prison in May 1997 for stealing $3 million from the pension fund of the Peet Packing company?

^ANSWER: Denny McClain

18.^Identify the sportscaster, 40-30-20-10-1.

^40:^Allow for a guess on the lead-in.
^30:^He provided the voiceover play by play for Acclaim Entertainment's NFL Quarterback Club '98 for the Nintendo 64.
! ^20.^He wrote the 1993 book "I'd Love To But I Have A Game: 27 Years Without A Life"
^10.^Before his 1997 conviction, he was the play by play commentator for NBC's coverage of the NBA.
^1.^He would start out NFL telecasts by saying "Hello everybody, I'm Marv Albert."

^ANSWER: Marv Albert or Marvin Philip Aufrichtig

19.^Your category: Puff Daddy. For 10 points each:

^A.^What is Puff Daddy's real name?

^ANSWER: Sean Combs (prompt on partial answer)

^B.^What album did Puff Daddy and the Family make in 1997?

^ANSWER: No Way Out

^C.^Sean "Puffy" Combs is the CEO of what company?

^ANSWER: Bad Boys Entertainment

20.^They debuted with a 1980 album which had a three letter word as its title. Their 1997 album also had a three letter word as its title. For 10 points per answer, name:

^A.^This band, whose other albums include October, War! , Under a Blood Red Sky, and Wide Awake in America.


^B.^Those one word 1980 and 1997 albums.

^ANSWER: Boy, Pop

21.^For 5 points each, 30 for all correct, given the Beanie Baby name, give the corresponding animal. For example if I said "Zip" you would say "Cat".


^ANSWER: Tortoise (do not accept: Turtle)


^ANSWER: Rhinoceros or Rhino




^ANSWER: Dalmation (prompt on: dog)

22.^For 10 points each, name these movies demonstrating that art sometimes imitates life.

^A.^Released just 3 days before the Three Mile Island accident, this movie about a coverup at a California nuclear power plant starred Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda.

^ANSWER: The China Syndrome

^B.^John Travolta and Emma Thompson star in this ! adaptation of a roman a clef by Joe "Anonymous" Klein.

^ANSWER: Primary Colors

^C.^A war with Albania is contrived to avert a scandal in this Dustin Hoffman film.

^ANSWER: Wag the Dog

23.^For 5 points each, and a 5 point bonus for all correct, name the actor and actresses who played the 5 Huxtable kids.

^ANSWER: Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam

24.^Two members Wyclef Jean and Prakazrel Michel are Haitians, and they made a 1996 remake of a 1973 song about the live performances of Don McLean. For 10 points each, name:

^A.^This band known for their album "The Score".

^ANSWER: The Fugees

^B.^The song the Fugees remade.

^ANSWER: Killing Me Softly (With His Song)

^C.^The singer who initially performed Killing Me Softly (With His Song)?

^AN! SWER: Roberta Flack

25.^16 year old Salvador Agron became the youngest criminal in New York state history to receive a death sentence for stabbing two teenagers in 1959. For 15 points each:

^A.^Agron was commemorated in what 1997 musical based named for a piece of apparel?

^ANSWER: The Capeman

^B.^What Grammy winning singer/songwriter helped create The Capeman?

^ANSWER: Paul Simon