1. For ten points each, name these Lifetime Television shows.
- On this show, Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie go to people's homes and test their cleanliness.
Answer: How Clean is Your House?
- Lisa Rinna hosts this show where designers work to combine the furniture and tastes of a couple -- usually newlyweds.
- Nancy McKeon and Bonnie Bedelia star in this Lifetime police drama.
Answer: The Division
2. Time to glom on to recent events and, for ten points each, answer these questions about Popes in pop culture for ten points each.
- This Tom Clancy novel puts a young Jack Ryan who, as a freelance analyst for the CIA, learns of a Soviet-led plot to assassinate John Paul II.
Answer: Red Rabbit
- This 1991 movie stars Robbie Coltrane as a priest accidentally named Pope, who discovers that the Mafia controls the Vatican. Outcry about the sentiment of the title led to a US release with an extra letter added to its last word.
Answer: The Pope Must Die or The Pope Must Diet
- This actor, a five-time Oscar nominee for movies ranging from Tom Jones to Under the Volcano to Erin Brockovich would play John Paul II in a 1984 made for TV movie.
Answer: Albert Finney
3. As all musicologists know, Wings would have been a great band if it weren’t for that Paul McCartney behind the mic. For ten points each:
- Wings provided the title track to this 1973 James Bond film.
Answer: "Live and Let Die"
- Released during the 1979 holiday season, this is the Paul McCartney and Wings Christmas ditty you hear on the radio every December.
Answer: "Wonderful Christmas Time"
- The first "rhodium disc," selling two million copies in the UK, it was McCartney's homage to the Scottish region where he lived.
Answer: "Mull of Kintyre"
4. For ten points each, name these NFL players responsible for post-season boners.
- In January 1988, this Cleveland running back fumbled at the Denver
3 in the final minute of the AFC Championship, giving Denver a 38-31 win.
Answer: Earnest Byner
- This Dallas defensive lineman showboated his way to an apparent
defensive touchdown in Super Bowl 27, but Buffalo’s Don Beebe caught him
from behind and knocked the ball loose, resulting in a touchback.
Answer: Leon Lett
- In a 1985 NFC Divisional playoff game, this Giants punter whiffed a
punt, leading to a Chicago Bears touchdown and an eventual 21-0 shutout
of Big Blue.
Answer: Sean Landeta
5. Crap is everywhere. Given titles, name the bad novelists who should've
stuck to their celebrity day jobs, for ten points each.
- Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Crime and Television
Answer: Bill O'Reilly
- The Hottest State
Answer: Ethan Hawke
- Misfortune's Daughter
Answer: Joan Collins
6. For ten points each, name these bad movies that, according to The Onion, have that one great scene.
- The Onion says that the only redeeming scene from this 1999 thriller is when Samuel L. Jackson gets eaten by a shark.
Answer: Deep Blue Sea
- Outside of Edward Norton singing "My Stepdad's Not Mean, He's Adjusting" to kids in this 2002 Danny DeVito satire, The Onion recommends avoidance at all cost.
Answer: Death to Smoochy
- The Onion notes that the only redeeming scene from this 2002 kid's movie is when Crispin Glover terrorizes Jonathan Lipnicki by holding a lighter under the sole remaining picture of Lipnicki's long-lost mom.
Answer: Like Mike
7. Pierce Brosnan is more than just a close second to Sean Connery as James
Bond. For ten points each, given clues, identify the fine non-Bond films starring County Louth's favorite son.
- The story of Irishman Desmond Doyle's fight to regain custody of his
children, it starred Brosnan as Doyle and Sophie Vavasseur in the title role
as Doyle's young daughter.
- In this John Boorman film, Brosnan plays a British spy banished after
having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. After moving abroad, he
meets the title character played by Geoffrey Rush.
Answer: The Tailor of Panama
- Brosnan plays Professor Donald Kessler in this 1996 film that also
starred Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Benning and Natalie Portman.
Answer: Mars Attacks!
8. (VISUAL) Name the games these cards come from, for five points each. Note while some cards may be present in expansions, only the base game is needed. You have 10 seconds:
Answer: A. Apples to Apples, B. Taboo, C. The Settlers of Catan, D. Chez Geek, E. Rack-O, F. Pit
9. Next year will mark the 30th year since an Australian man won the singles title at the Australian Open.
- For fifteen points, he was the last native male to win the Open, doing so in 1976.
Answer: Mark Edmonson
- The streak just missed being beat this year, when an Aussie lost in the finals. Five for one, fifteen for both, name the Aussie who finished second and the player who bested him to take the title.
Answer: Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin
10. (AUDIO) I hear voices. Given a clip of dialogue, identify the voice-over actor (not the character) speaking, for the stated number of points.
- (5) Clip 23
Answer: Dan Castalanetta (as Homer Simpson)
- (10) Clip 24
Answer: Tom Kenney (as SpongeBob SquarePants)
- (15) Clip 25
Answer: Maurice LaMarche (as Orson Welles on The Critic)
11. For ten points each, name the people from the recent annals of celebrity sex news:
- Wrestling fans couldn't decide what was grosser, her vastly enlarged clitoris or Sean Waltman.
Answer: Chyna or Joanie Laurer (Also accept Chyna Doll)
- Noted basion of journalistic integrity the National Enquirer reported that this porn star was paid $15,000 for four hours of sex by Charlie Sheen.
Answer: Chloe Jones
- MTV's TRL proved useful as she flashed her boyfriend, rodeo champion Ty Murray, in the photo booth which, luckily, had a live feed.
Answer: Jewel Kilcher
12. Identify the amusement parks owned by Anheuser-Busch, for ten points each.
- The Tampa park with this name is home to North America's first dive coaster, SheikRa. The Williamsburg, Virginia, park with this name features the thrill ride Curse of DarKastle.
Answer: Busch Gardens
- This Sea World spinoff, located in Orlando, restricts attendants to 1,000 people a day, and gives visitors the chance to literally swim with the dolphins.
Answer: Discovery Cove
- Located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, among this A-B park's rides are Oscar's Obstacle Course, Ernie's Bed Bounce and Grover's World Twirl.
Answer: Sesame Place
13. For ten points each, name these people associated with John Williams:
- Williams has won three Oscars for music for films directed by this man.
Answer: Steven Spielberg
- Until 1993, Williams was the principal conductor of this orchestra.
Answer: Boston Pops Orchestra (do not accept or prompt on "Boston (Symphony) Orchestra")
- Williams often uses this official chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in his film scores.
Answer: Tanglewood Festival Chorus
14. Answer these questions in the changes made from the British to the American version of The Office, for ten points each.
- This Daily Show veteran takes over Ricky Gervais’ role as the head of the office.
Answer: Steve Carrell
- Gervais’ character was called David Brent in England. Carrell takes this name for the American version.
Answer: Michael Scott (accept either)
- The original British series was set in Slough in England. In America, The Office is set in this Pennsylvania city.
15. At the Country Music Association Awards, sometimes a man can win Entertainer of the Year without being Male Vocalist of the Year. For ten points each:
- Although 2004's Entertainer was Kenny Chesney, Male Vocalist was this New Zealand-born Aussie country singer.
Answer: Keith Urban
- Although '97 and '98 where years for Garth Brooks, this legend with the record for career CMA nominations was completing a three-peat in the Male Vocalist category.
Answer: George Strait
- Although John Denver was the 1975 Entertainer of the Year, the Male Vocalist of the Year was this outlaw who had released the albums This Time and The Ramblin' Man the previous year.
Answer: Waylon Jennings
16. Boy has Don Bluth done some crappy animation since An American Tail. Answer these questions about some of the animated films he directed, for ten points each.
- Bluth's most recent film was this 2000 space adventure about the search for a namesake hidden earth ship that featured the voice talents of Drew Barrymore and Matt Damon.
Answer: Titan A.E. (accept Titan: After Earth)
- SNL made fun of Charles Nelson Reilly's role as King Llort (lort) in this 1994 film about a not-mean-enough creature banished to Manhattan, that also had Dom Deluise and Hayley Mills.
Answer: A Troll in Central Park
- 1994 also saw the release of this Bluth film based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen about a diminuitive girl who falls in love with a fairy prince.
17. For ten points each, name these celebrities of Iranian descent.
- This veteran Iranian actress earned a surprise Oscar nomination for House of Sand and Fog, which propelled her to the role of Dina Arraz on 24.
Answer: Shoreh Aghdashloo
- Raised in Iran and a graduate of UCLA, she’s now a correspondent for Anderson Cooper 360 after a stint as one of the most popular Headline News anchors.
Answer: Rudi Bakhtiar
- His real name is Hossein Khosrow Vaziri and he won the WWF title from Bob Backlund in December 1983 before dropping it to Hulk Hogan a month later.
Answer: The Iron Sheik
18. Identify these black comic book characters, for ten points each.
- DC's first black superhero, first appearing in 1977, this was the secret identity of Olympic athlete-turned-teacher Jefferson Pierce, who used a bullet-repelling electro-shield to fight a dubious gang, the 100s.
Answer: Black Lightning
- Probably the best-known and most dangerous of Aquaman's
adversaries, he removed his helmet during a fight with Aquaman, revealing
that he was black. He later forced Aquaman to battle his pal Aqualad for
the life of Aquaman's son.
Answer: Black Manta
- First appearing in 1977, this superhero, birth name John Stewart,
was select to serve as the superhero of Space Sector 2814 should Hal
Jordan become incapacitated.
Answer: Green Lantern
19. Identify these No. 1 overall picks in the major league baseball draft from clues, for ten points each.
- It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years since this member of the 500-home run club was taken by the Mariners with first overall pick.
Answer: Ken Griffey Jr.
- In 1965, the Kansas City A’s took him with the first pick of the first draft. He’s better known as a Dodger, where he stopped a flag burner in the outfield and hit a key homer in the 1981 playoffs.
Answer: Rick Monday
- The Pirates made this Clemson pitcher the first pick of the 1996 draft. He’s now with the Mets but is better known for his flamboyant wife than his pitching prowess.
Answer: Kris Benson
20. For ten points each, answer these questions on related things.
- This central California town is best known as the garlic capital of the world, and hosts a garlic festival every July.
- While the doodle is thought to be British in origin, the proper name in this World War Two-era graffito is generally attributed to a worked at the Quincy (quinn-ZEE) Shipyard outside of Boston, who would write the phrase to denote he'd made his inspection.
Answer: Kilroy was here
- He is the lone son of George and Judy Jetson.
Answer: Elroy Jetson
21. Answer these questions connected to Sin City, for ten points each:
- This actress, making her fourth appearance in a Robert Rodriguez film, plays Lucille, a parole officer.
Answer: Carla Gugino
- Frank Miller's first screenwriting credit was this 1990 Irvin Kershner sequel to a 1987 film. Nancy Allen and Peter Weller reprise their roles as Lewis and Murphy.
Answer: Robocop 2
- Rodriguez quit the Directors Guild rather than deny Frank Miller a co-directing credit. This led to Paramount sacking him from what project, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs books?
Answer: John Carter of Mars
22. James Dobson told me so, so it must be true!. For ten points each, name these acts who are obviously gay because they contributed to the Spongebob Squarepants Movie soundtrack:
- "Spongebob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy" was done by this band known for the song "She Don't Use Jelly."
Answer: The Flaming Lips
- "They'll Soon Discover" is by this indie rock group that has released the albums Oh, Inverted World and Chutes Too Narrow.
Answer: The Shins
- The album includes her version of the Spongebob theme song.
Answer: Avril Lavigne