I heard a bit earlier that the mystery round in game one Wednesday was a bit of a stumper! So I appealed to the “peanut gallery” (loyal followers of my team’s Facebook page) to find out a bit more! A player from Your Resume Sucks supplied each one of the mystery round questions, and I answered them all correctly by myself! Well, I did take my time – and since I didn’t have any teammates to help me, I would look up the clues (but would not look at any list of movies). So it was sort of like an open book test…One of my trivial “party tricks” is naming all of the best pictures. I can do this with a title and year with all of the movies since 1960, earlier than that, I can at least name them and know quite a lot of their release years (though not every single one). I can even name the “porno” alternative titles that my teammates Mike and Brad jokingly made up for some of them! My favorite is An American in Paris Hilton.
The gist of it was players were given clues that would become initials for people – and those initials would turn into titles of films that won the Academy Award for best picture.
Here are the questions (not in any particular order):
M1 – Famous Chef and author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
M2 – Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, this famous person is noted as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.
M3 – This famous person joined the Saturday Night Live cast in 2001 and since 2014 has been the host of Late Night.
M4 – He co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch.
Here’s how it would’ve gone down if I’d played with my team. I’d write down all of the best picture titles since 1970…and hope that my teammates would be able to help with the rest!