1. Incantations in movies, 5-10-15.
- (5) Stops the Deadites in Army of Darkness, or stops Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Answer: Klaatu Barada Nikto
- (10) This power spell summons an apparition that fights off Dementors in the Harry Potter films.
Answer: Expecto Patronum
- (15) In Disney's The Shaggy Dog and The Shaggy D.A., this inscription changes Wilby Daniels into a sheepdog.
Answer: in canis corpore transmuto
2. For ten points each, name these bands that featured some of the newly dead musicians of 2005:
- Jimmy Griffin was a guitarist for this group with Mike Botts, Robb Royer, and David Gates.
- Post-Jefferson Airplane, Spencer Dryden replaced Mickey Hart as drummer of this country rock band which also initially included Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia. Their biggest hit was "Panama Red."
Answer: New Riders of the Purple Sage
- Danny Joe Brown was lead singer of this "Flirtin' with Disaster" southern rock outfit.
Answer: Molly Hatchet
3. For ten points each, which team dealt these teams their first loss in the
2004-2005 men's NCAA basketball season:
Answer: Ohio State University (prompt on "OSU")
- Boston College
Answer: University of Notre Dame
- North Carolina
Answer: Santa Clara University
4. Name these short-lived series featuring the Friends cast long before they became friends, for ten points each.
- Courteney Cox played Gloria, who could levitate objects, on this 1985-86 NBC show about young people with weird abilities being studied at L.A.�s Humanidyne Institute.
Answer: Misfits of Science
- Matt LeBlanc played Vinnie, the son of Al Bundy�s best friend, who worked at a country club and fought off the advances of Joey Lauren Adams on this 1991 Married With Children spinoff, which in turn had its own spinoff, Vinnie and Bobby.
Answer: Top of the Heap
- Matthew Perry played a young cop and brother to Valerie Bertinelli's titular private detective on this 1990 CBS sitcom.
5. With early books on hors d'oeuvres and outdoor cooking, he would gain fame in the US for his Nantucket restaurant, cooking school, columns and TV appearances, and a variety of follow-up books before his 1985 death. For ten points each:
- Name this food pioneer, the "Dean of American Cookery" who is now the namesake of a series of awards honoring the best in U.S. food.
Answer: James Beard
- This 2002 award winner for best chef in New York earned his third nomination for best national chef in 2005. While best known for his Food Network shows, his restaurant Babbo is nothing to sneeze at, either.
Answer: Mario Batali
- This chef will get a lifetime achievement award at this year's event, fitting given his TV work with Julia Child, who will be the subject of a tribute at this year's awards.
Answer: Jacques Pepin
6. (AUDIO) Given a clip of a theme song, identify the program you might find on Game Show Network, for ten points each.
- Clip 63
Answer: Match Game
- Clip 64
Answer: Card Sharks
- Clip 65
Answer: Naturally Stoned (reality show starring Chuck Woolery, who also sang the theme song, a 1960s tune with the group the Avant-Garde)
7. Name these University of Southern Cal Heisman Trophy winners, for ten points each.
- This running back won the Heisman Trophy in 1981, then took his
game to the pros, where he had a Hall of Fame career with the Raiders and
Chiefs, running for 12,243 yards.
Answer: Marcus Allen
- The 1979 Heisman winner, this running back led the NFL in rushing in 1987, gaining 1347 yards.
Answer: Charles White
- The first USC Heisman winner, this 1965 victor is the current USC
Answer: Mike Garrett
8. Roald Dahl deserved a Nobel Prize. Instead, he got Patricia Neal, a movie with Johnny Depp and this bonus. For ten points each, given clues, identify the Dahl title characters.
- This semi-aquatic reptile has secret plans and clever tricks to snare and eat children.
Answer: The Enormous Crocodile
- He has bits of old food in his beard for handy snacking and once fed his wife worms in retaliation for her putting a glass eye in his beer.
Answer: Mr. Twit
- He lives with his father in a caravan and devised the best scheme the world had ever known for poaching pheasants.
Answer: Danny The Champion of the World
9. Ben fucking Folds would probably have a lot fucking more top ten fucking hits if he didn't fucking like the "F word" so fucking much. For ten points each, given naughty lyrics, name the Folds song. Oh, incidentally, fuck.
- "Dad said, son you're fucking high."
- "I've got this great idea / Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin Fucking
Answer: "The Battle of Who Could Care Less"
- "You'd better look out because I'm gonna say fuck."
Answer: "Rockin' the Suburbs"
10. Identify these things about a children's show, for ten points each.
- Kathleen Herles voices this bilingual Nick Junior title character, known for her mismatched clothes.
Answer: Dora the Explorer
- Dora is often accompanied by this best friend, a monkey who wears his namesake red clothing item.
- Dora also almost always has this accessory with her, which helps her in her adventures and is voiced by Sasha Toro.
11. For ten points each, name the Bush administration figure associated with these slips of the tongue.
- He dropped the f-bomb in a heated conversation with Vermont Senator Pat Leahy.
Answer: Dick Cheney
- Cut from Fahrenheit 9/11 was footage of this man saying, "I couldn't get a job with the CIA today. I am not qualified." Of course, this then-Congressman is now CIA director.
Answer: Porter Goss
- On a White House tour, Jessica Simpson said, "You've done a nice job decorating the White House" to this Cabinet member.
Answer: Interior Secretary Gale Norton
12. Blaxploitation: Solid! For ten points each:
- MASH's Allan Arbus plays the evil drug kingpin in this 1973 film. Pam Grier plays the title role, a nurse out to avenge her sister's heroin-related death.
- This football great played Slaughter in 1972, and repeated the role in Slaughter's Big Rip-off the following year.
Answer: Jim Brown
- Six-foot-two Tamara Dobson had this title role in a 1973 film and its 1975 sequel involving a "casino of gold."
Answer: Cleopatra Jones
13. Sure they know drama, especially lots of Law and Order reruns, but what about original shows? Name these somewhat original shows that aired on TNT, for ten points each.
- Based on a Top Cow comic book, Yancy Butler starred as a New York detective who would become invincible when armed with the title weapon.
- Before playing a cyborg in T3, Kristanna Loken played Taja in this show that was a spinoff of a video game-based movie. It aired in syndication just before being shown on TNT.
Answer: Mortal Kombat: Conquest
- Charles Barkley was host of this talk show that wasn�t always about sports but did air just before TNT�s NBA coverage. It shares its name with a current CBS sitcom.
Answer: Listen Up
14. Anne Rice has written a lot of books. Many of them printed on paper.
For ten points each, given a Rice title, provide the real name of the title character.
- Interview with the Vampire
Answer: Louis de Pointe du Lac (do not accept Lestat)
- Queen of the Damned
- The Tale of the Body Thief
Answer: Raglan James (accept either)
15. Given the name of an Amtrak train, name its two terminal cities, for five points each.
- Coast Starlight
Answer: Seattle, Los Angeles
- Texas Eagle
Answer: Chicago, San Antonio
Answer: New York, New Orleans
16. 50 Cent. He's good enough, he's smart enough, but doggone it, not many rappers like him. Answer the following about having a beef with 50, for ten points each.
- Several of Mr. Cent's early singles, including "I Smell Pussy" and "Wanksta" were disses against this rapper, born Jeffrey Atkins.
Answer: Ja Rule
- In February 2005, Mr. Cent booted this rapper out of G-Unit for disloyalty. The feud soon erupted into gunfire outside a New York radio station. In March, the two announced a truce.
Answer: The Game or Jayceon Taylor
- This track off 2005's The Massacre features Mr. Cent taking numerous potshots at Jadakiss, Fat Joe and Nas.
Answer: "Piggy Bank"
17. Name these movies with action taking place in malls, ten points each.
- After a chemical spill makes local venomous spiders get big and mean, the townspeople of Prosperity, Arizona, make a last stand in their local mall.
Answer: Eight-Legged Freaks
- Also called Killbots, this 1986 cheapie finds the Park Place 2000 Mall guarded by heavily-armed Protector 101 robots. Mayhem ensues.
Answer: Chopping Mall
- Though now demolished, the Sherman Oaks Galleria lives on in this film, as the backdrop behind the love lives of Mark Ratner and Stacy Hamilton.
Answer: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
18. The 2004 Boston Red Sox. Now what will Bostonians bitch about? Answer the following about the 2004 Red Sox, for ten points each.
- All or nothing. These two Red Sox hit at least 40 home runs during the 2004 regular season.
Answer: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez
- Only three pitchers under the age of 30 started at least one game for the Red Sox during the 2004 regular season. Byung-Hyung Kim and Abe Alvarez were two. This man was the third.
Answer: Bronson Arroyo
- Johnny Damon led the 2004 Red Sox in stolen bases with 19. This was the only other player this year to steal at least 10 bases while with the Red Sox.
Answer: Jason Varitek (Dave Roberts had 38, but only five after being traded to Boston. Orlando Cabrera stole twelve with Montreal, but only four with the Sox.)
19. Identify these Konami video games, for ten points each.
- Shattered Soldier is the latest sequel to this legendary Konami shooter game, whose original version introduced the world to the the now-famous Konami Code.
- Several Konami games based on this popular card series are available on Game Boy Advance, including Destiny Board Traveler, Dungeon Dice Monsters, The Eternal Duelist Soul and The Sacred Cards.
- This 1986 Konami classic, where Simon Belmont fights Dracula and his evildoers, can now be downloaded onto cell phones.
20. Answer these questions about the Ivy League on TV, for ten points each.
- Going off to college hasn�t altered Gilmore Girls too much because Rory is attending this school, not too far from Stars Hollow.
Answer: Yale University
- This was the college of choice for both daughters on Kate & Allie as well as Meadow Soprano.
Answer: Columbia University
- This member of the Huxtable family was barely seen in the first season of The Cosby Show because she was attending Princeton.
21. Bowling For Soup may have sung about 1985, but do they (or you) know the top hits from that year? Answer the following questions about No. 1 hits released 20 years ago, for ten points each.
- It almost seems hard to believe that Whitney Houston used to be a popular singer. She earned her first No. 1 hit in 1985 with this ballad.
Answer: Saving All My Love For You
- After plenty of close calls, this group finally got their first No. 1 hit with "I Want To Know What Love Is."
- 1985 was also the year of this song, voted the worst of all time by Blender magazine.
Answer: We Built This City (by Starship)
22. While the Prince Charles-Camilla Parker-Bowles wedding did well on British TV, it couldn't beat the wedding between Ken Barlow and Dierdre Rachid. For ten points each:
- Ken and Dierdre got married on this soap opera, in its 45th year of broadcast.
Answer: Coronation Street
- In the UK, the royal wedding drew even ratings overall with the airing of this major British horse race, though the race's peak viewership beat the wedding's.
Answer: Grand National
- Within a half million, what was the average number of viewers in the UK for the royal wedding?
Answer: 7,300,000 (accept anything from 6.8 million to 7.8 million)