There is no better way to remind yourself that you haven’t watched too many “Thanksgiving” TV specials than by playing in a virtual trivia game asking about exactly that! Only two came to our mind when we decided to sign up to play – the “Pangs” episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and of course – the “It’s The Great Turkey, Charlie Brown.” That last one isn’t really the name of the episode, thankfully we remembered enough about it to have gotten the question about it correct!
Just a little gripe about the zoom call based trivia games… (ahem) – I fucking HATE it when we’re in the “main” room to hear questions and the host doesn’t mute all of the participants. If I wanted to hear what the other players had to say, hear their babies, hear their dogs, hear them chuckle at whatever it is that makes them laugh, I’d ask them to play with my team and listen to that in the breakout rooms! Some of the hosts mute everyone, others…don’t. I’ll have to try to remember that this particular host doesn’t mute everyone in the main session and NOT sign up for one of his games again!
Uh, back to game commentary?
Throw in a couple of other correct guesses out of our asses and a zero wager on the final – and that allowed us to finish in second place! Uh, woot? Moral victory!
1. Cartoons – In A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, Rabbit sends various characters to collect food items for three standard Thanksgiving dinner dishes. Name any one of those food items. Miss, never watched this, and our guess of “carrots” was incorrect.
2. Operations – In the Scrubs episode “My Day Off,” which doctor gets stuck at work with appendicitis, and is uneasy about their friend operating on them? Miss.
3. Birds – In “Just Like the Pilgrims Intended,” a season two episode of Shameless, the Gallagher family plans to eat what large bird for dinner, which was shot out of the sky by Carl with an Uzi? We thought of the correct bird, but guessed a different one.
4. Running Gags – In “Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap,” Marshall bequeaths his fourth slap of Barney to Robin and Ted, who end up bickering about who gets to slap Barney. Eventually, they bequeath their slap to a guest character, who bequeaths it to a series regular. Name both of those characters, neither of whom actually slaps Barney. Nope… We’ve only ever watched one TV series featuring a character named “Barney,” and it wasn’t “How I Met Your Mother!”
5. Lyrics – The following lyrics are from a season one episode of what series:
“I’ve come to slaughter. These dads and moms is my sons and daughters! Skilled seductress, I will kill and crush this. This is my business and I’m built for success. Expect to witness a familial lovefest. Valencia? You’re zip, zilch, and bupkis.” Absolutely no idea whatso f—ing ever…
6. Cooking – In A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, upon discovering that he has gotten roped into hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, Charlie laments that all he knows how to make are two foods.Name either food. Got one of them, so we weren’t “toast” in this game after all!
7. Attacks – In “Pangs,” a season four episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hus, a Chumash Spirit, manifests as what animal, who is stabbed to death upon attacking the Scooby Gang? YAY A BUFFY QUESTION! “THANK” THE TRIVIA GODS!
8. Animated TV – On what animated TV series does a main character give a behind-the-scenes look at her own stage debut in a self-penned erotic fiction-turned-musical, “Quirky Turkey”? Mike with the correct guess.
9. Potatoes – In the first season of Friends, Ross, Phoebe, and Joey each request potatoes that are served in different ways.Name two of those three ways. We got one, but not both.
10. What three words complete the quote from a 1978 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati?“As God as my witness, I thought_________!”
Mystery – Given the titles of multiple Thanksgiving episodes, identify the TV series.
1. “Blair Waldorf Must Pie” (2007), “The Magnificent Archibalds” (2008) and “The Treasure of Serena Madre” (2009)
2. “We Gather Together” (1989), “The Last Thursday of November” (1995), and “Home is Where the Afghan Is” (1996)
3. “A Brown Thanksgiving” (2009), “Another Bad Thanksgiving” (2010), and “Turkey Pot Die” (2012)
4. “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving” (2002) and “He’s Slippin ‘em Bread… Dig?” (2005)Nope, nope, nope and nope.
Final Category – TV
In the episode “Thanksgiving” during season one of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which two characters solve a robbery using the fake names Bob Barley and Gerald Jimes?
At the conclusion of the episode, “Barley” credits “Jimes” with making him realize what he is thankful for.
Missed, wagered nothing and came in second. Hey, it’s better than we usually do in the virtual games! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!