It was kind of like traveling back in time! To a decade where one of the most popular pets you could get was a rock, disco was still alive and well, playing a video game usually required for you have a quarter and Michael Jackson’s upcoming popularity was just a twinkle in one of the sequins on his gloves. Which hand did he wear that glove?
The trivia theme was “1970s pop culture.” We decided to sign up at the spur of the moment – just my husband and I. We didn’t do too badly, though the mystery round about solo songs by former Beatles members was a bit challenging (we only got two of those right).
Overall, though – I thought the questions were a bit TOO easy!
1. Musicals – Velma Kelly, Roxie Hart, and Mary Sunshine are characters in what musical that debuted on Broadway in 1975? I totally expected this question to be about “Grease.” Thank goodness it wasn’t…
2. Purchases – The most flowers sold in one day in U.S. history was the day after what person died in 1977? What? People didn’t buy peanut butter and banana sandwiches to leave on this person’s grave?
3. Graphics – Mr. Yuk is a trademarked graphic image that was conceived in the 1970s to help children learn to avoid what? I REMEMBER THESE! Good idea, needs to still be used to keep kiddos from eating bleach and stuff…
4. Toys – What toy, introduced in 1973, consists of flexible sheets that turn into smaller, harder plates when baked in an oven? Utterly pointless toy…but I still had one!
5. Gifts – What kind of animals were Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, which were given by China to the United States following a 1972 visit by Richard Nixon? Nature’s D students…
6. Songs – What 1976 song by the Steve Miller Band tells the story of Billy Joe and Bobby Sue? Thankfully Mike was all over this – he said he remembered this because he “hears this annoying song at Aubree’s a lot…”
7. Movies – In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a rival candy maker offers Charlie a large sum of money if Charlie can provide him with a sample of what Wonka candy?
8. Athletes – What athlete’s final game was a 1977 exhibition match between the New York Cosmos and Santos FC, in which he played one half for each team? Yup, the letters FC were a big clue here…
9. TV Themes – What 1970s sitcom used a theme song titled “Love is All Around,” which ended with the lyrics, “You’re gonna make it after all?” Never watched this show really – but it’s one of my mom’s favorites.
10. Video Games – Within five, how many invaders form the initial block of alients on the first stage of the 1978 arcade game “Space Invaders?” Only miss of the regular round.
Mystery Round – The Beatles on their Own
The 1970s saw the beginning of the Beatles embarking on solo careers. Given the song title, name the Beatle who released the track. Note – some band members may or may not be repeated.
M1 – “Photograph”
M2 – “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”
M3 – “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
M4 – Isn’t it a Pity
Such a “pity…” we missed #3 and #4. How could we forget about the solo songs by this Beatle that my mom thought was the cutest?
We were in fifth with 57 points going into the final.
Final Category – Candy
What color of M&M’s candy was eliminated for roughly 10 years beginning in 1976, due to health concerns over a dye of the same color?
Got it, but so did virtually everyone else.
Next trivia game is a “virtual” one tonight. As always, Go Pods and stay classy, Bob Fosse!