2005 TRASHionals
Round 07
Tossups

1. Supporting cast members include Ashley Drane, who’s married to Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein, Ayda Field, Peter Oldring, Brooke Dillman and Gary Anthony Williams. Taped in both Atlanta and L.A., the show features characters like overzealous dog Rusty and weighty cop Heavy Heat. Skits include Dan Grogan’s House of Gravy and regular features include the redneck word of the week. For ten points, name this WB sketch comedy show starring Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy.

Answer: Blue Collar TV

2. The only NASCAR driver to appear in ESPN.com's poll for hottest male athlete, he first made a name for himself racing midget cars in his native Washington before jumping to NASCAR in 2002. He earned his first Busch win in 2003 and won both truck races he entered in 2004. He missed the Chase for the Nextel Cup by just 28 points but ended the season with 15 top-five finishes taking over Bill Elliott's ride. For ten points, name this driver of the No. 9 Dodge car, 2004's Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year.

Answer: Kasey Kahne

3. Released 20 years ago, it topped out at just #87 on the Billboard album chart. Among its guest stars were Vicki Sue Robinson, Rick Derringer, and Cyndi Lauper as Mona Flambe. It featured the covers "Cara Mia" and "Land of a 1,000 Dances," while other tracks include "For Everybody" and "Eat Your Heart Out, Rick Springfield." Featuring such themes as "Grab Them Cakes" and "Real American," for ten points, this is what classic output of the merger of MTV and the WWF?

Answer: The Wrestling Album

4. It is the first word of Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi. Victor Hugo apologized for using it in the text of Les Miserables when he recorded the legendary response given by the viscount Cambronne to the English offer of surrender at Waterloo. For ten points, give "les cinq lettres," the French profanity meaning "feces."

Answer: merde

5. It was re-released in 2004 as "Connection" or "Plus" and came with a higher screen resolution and wireless capabilities. This Bandai product still has the original shape and three-button setup. In America, this product must eventually return to its home planet, while the international ones just die out. For ten points, Oniontchi, Androtchi and Babytchi are among the versions of this wildly popular toy that's taken from the Japanese word for egg.

Answer: Tamagotchi

6. Its headquarters are on the corner of Concord Lane and Fifth Street. Its first edition, released in 1775, featured a guest editorial from George Washington. It was once owned by the international conglomerate TransNational Enterprises, which hired Franklin Stern as publisher. Under control of LexCom, only four employees remained here, including Simone D'Neige, Dirk Armstrong and Jimmy Olsen. Now under the ownership of long-time editor-in-chief Perry White, this is, for ten points, what "great metropolitan newspaper" of Metropolis?

Answer: Daily Planet

7. The title character made his small-screen debut in the March 1973 TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders. A detective at the 13th Precinct in the Manhattan South district, he worked under former partner Frank McNeil, and with plainclothes detective Bobby Crocker. When its star quit smoking before the series’ 1973 premiere, a lollipop was introduced as a substitute. Returning in 2005 with Ving Rhames as the title character, for ten points, name this '70s detective drama, starring Telly Savalas.

Answer: Kojak

8. (AUDIO) Given a clip of a 2000s country No. 1 hit, name the title and artist, for ten points. [Clip 26]

Answer: "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson

9. In June 1995, it became the first feature-length film to be shown in its entirety on the Internet, through Glenn Fleishman's Point of Presence Company. Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down apartment and high fashion wardrobe. To repay a loan for bail money, she agrees to work for her godmother as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but she is then determined to prove to her godmother and herself that she is responsible and can be a great library clerk. This describes, for ten points, what 1995 film, which starred Parker Posey as the title character?

Answer: Party Girl

10. Formerly the front man for the band Rock Slide while at NYU film school, he was on the panel for the show Last Call in 1995. He’s recorded two albums including Everybody’s Normal But Me and had the lead in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, where he met his wife Suzannah. Deemed “Hero of the Stupid” by his former co-workers, he gained notoriety for asking Gennifer Flowers if Bill Clinton used a condom. For ten points, name this former Howard Stern sidekick who’s now the announcer for The Tonight Show.

Answer: Stuttering John Melendez (accept either part) (do not accept "John the Stutterer")

11. It was founded in 1850 by Henry Wells, William Fargo and John Butterfield. Thirty-two years later, in unveiled a money order business to compete with the Post Office. This company established its first travel agency in 1915, 24 years after unveiling its first travelers checks. Its trademark ISO 7810 card was introduced in 1959, 40 years before unveiling its illustrious Centurion black card. For ten points name this company, whose charge cards and travelers checks you should never leave home without.

Answer: American Express or AmEx

12. Born in 1952 in Nashville, his father served as an assistant coach at Navy for 33 years. A 1975 graduate of Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, he entered the pro ranks later that year as a special assistant coach for the Colts. As a defensive coordinator, he helped the New York Giants to victories in Super Bowls 21 and 25. His five season run as Cleveland Browns head coach led to only one winning season, and his tenure as New York Jets head coach lasted all of one week in February 1997. For ten points, name this head coach, who got his act together to lead the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles in the 2000s.

Answer: Bill Belichick

13. She last appeared on the big screen in 1964, with roles in The Night Walker and the Elvis Presley film Roustabout. Among her more notable films are Christmas in Connecticut, Frank Capra's Meet John Doe, Preston Sturges's The Lady Eve, and Cattle Queen of Montana. Although she won Emmys for work in The Thorn Birds and The Big Valley, she never won an acting Oscar despite four nominations. For ten points, name this leading lady in Stella Dallas, Sorry Wrong Number, Ball of Fire and Double Indemnity.

Answer: Barbara Stanwyck

14. The 1946 movie version of this novel omits the pornographic library and homosexual affair with valet Carol Lundgren by Arthur Geiger. Also omitted is the nymphomania of Carmen, who is revealed as the killer of her brother-in-law, "Rusty" Regan. The story's impetus is General Sternwood hiring a detective to look into the gambling debts and possible blackmail of his daughter, Carmen. Narrated by Philip Marlowe, this is, for ten points, what first novel by Raymond Chandler?

Answer: The Big Sleep

15. You are Kratos, a Spartan warrior armed with lethal double chainblades, who must carve through mythology’s darkest creatures, including Medusa, the Hydra and Cyclops, as well as your former Spartan allies. Collect magic and upgrades to improve your weaponry and receive a near-unlimited variety of new attacks, all leading to a possible final showdown with Ares. This describes, for ten points, what 2005 Sony video game of ancient Greek mythology?

Answer: God of War

16. According to the Internet Movie Database, this man has 20 film credits, but none since playing Creagan in 1997's Assault on Devil's Island. Born in 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he became the first Amateur Athletic Union karate champion, winning in 1975. A black belt in six martial arts, he won 36 gold medals in international competition and was inducted into the Karate Hall of Fame in 1982. After opening martial arts academies in Boston and Los Angeles, he would soon develop a hybrid of dance moves and martial arts that would gain a celebrity following in the 1990s. For ten points name this martial arts guru, who developed the Tae Bo and Bootcamp exercise programs.

Answer: Billy Blanks

17. Competitors have included Scott Campbell, Rob Feenie, Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai. Kevin Brauch and Mark Dacascos pick up two of the key roles from its predecessor, while Alton Brown actually replaces two people at once. Mario Battali and Bobby Flay are now the hunted instead of the hunter, joining Masaharu Morimoto, the only holdover from the original Japanese series. For ten points, name this non-dubbed, Food Network original take on a Japanese culinary cult classic.

Answer: Iron Chef America (prompt on Iron Chef, do not accept Iron Chef USA)

18. The title is the same. A 1986 TV movie starring Ken Wahl as a vigilante who uses his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunk drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges. A 1992 film about two teenagers, played by Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Marshall, trapped in the world of illegal boxing and evil promoter Brian Dennehy. A 2000 Ridley Scott historical epic that was nominated for 12 Academy Awards. For ten points, give the common one-word title, whose 2000 version won Oscars for Best Actor Russell Crowe and Best Picture.

Answer: Gladiator

19. The 415 acres on which this course was built was purchased for just one dollar in 1978. Greg Norman and Fred Couples share the course record with a 9-under 63. Among the memorable holes include the 583-yard, par-5 ninth and a tough 358-yard par-4 12th. The first course designed specifically for a PGA Tour event, it first hosted its signature event in 1982. For ten points, name this Ponta Vedra Beach, Fla. club, home to the Tournament Players Championship and whose stadium course features the memorable 17th island hole.

Answer: TPC at Sawgrass

20. In the '90s, they have released albums such as Sonic Origami and Spellbinder, but their heyday was the '70s, when they earned the nickname "the Beach Boys of Heavy Metal" for their use of multi-part harmony vocals, beginning with their debut album Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble. The albums The Magician's Birthday and Demons & Wizards and the songs "Easy Livin'" and "Free Me" are some of the output of, for ten points, what British band named after a David Copperfield character?

Answer: Uriah Heep

21. Recent efforts by this man include performing the title song to the Disney series Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, and the 2001 album Ladies and Gentleman, which featured a remake of David Lee Roth’s "Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody." Born in Munich to a Sicilian mother and Ugandan father, he released his first album in 1990 when he was only 15. A trip to Miami as an 18-year-old introduced him to the Afro-Cuban stylings that would become his trademark, as seen in his 1999 album, A Little Bit of Mambo. For ten points, name this man, responsible for the most annoying ditty of 1999, "Mambo No. 5".

Answer: Lou Bega