Trivia Recap – Virtual/Streaming – “Finish the Lyrics” Theme – January 16, 2021

Music was the focus of a late night virtual game Saturday night – with lyrics from old timey nursery rhymes, current hits, TV shows and more being thrown at us.

We didn’t do so hot in this category – it was pretty much hit or miss (mostly the latter)! We were in ninth place with 38 points going into the final, but thankfully, the final question was about a song that at least one of us knew really, really well (thanks mom for playing the record a lot when I was a kid)!

1. Locations – According to the title and lyrics of a song by the Village People, where can you find pleasure, search the world for treasure, and learn science and technology? It ain’t the YMCA (bummer for the folks whom could only name one Village People song).

2. According to the lyrics of a 2014 single by Charli XCX, “Boom Clap” is the sound of what? Clearly she needs a cardiologist…

3. Purchases – The Barenaked Ladies say that if they had a million dollars, they would buy you various things, but they will not buy the real versions of what two items, stating that both are cruel?

In each case, the answer is two words—an adjective and a noun. Strangely, Mike – who HATES this group – helped come up with one of the correct answers! We managed to get both.

4. Nursery Rhymes – In the American version of “Pop Goes the Weasel,” popularized in Little House in the Big Woods, what two items are mentioned as each costing one penny? Though at least a couple of us read this book when we were kids (required reading for all Gen X gals), we didn’t remember this nursery rhyme well enough – miss.

5. Names – Of the women’s names mentioned in the chorus of the 1999 single “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega, which four-letter name is the only one that does NOT end in “A”? Easy points for us…

6. Food – In the opening verse of “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett, one food is being eaten while another is in the process of being cooked. Name one of those two foods. Thankfully they only wanted one food…

Doesn’t anyone have a problem with Aaron Burr being played by an African American? I mean – isn’t he like the “bad guy” in this? If we’re going to be taking this many liberties, then just make it all gender swapped too or make them all transgender (SMH)!

7. Broadway – What eight words fill the blank in the lyrics of “Ten Duel Commandments” from Hamilton?“

Number six! _____”Nope, none of us have watched this. Despite my love of history, I have no desire to see this (at least at the moment, I could change my mind later).

8. Country – According to the title and lyrics of a 2015 single by Keith Urban, he “learned everything [he] need(s) to know” from three Johns. Name one of the three Johns. Apparently Johnny Cash isn’t one of them (that is who we guessed).

9. Games – Other than her own name, Shirley Ellis plays the full version of “The Name Game” with six other names. Give any one of those names. Nope… (Chuck is not one of the correct answers)!

10. Boy Bands – In the 1999 single “I Want It That Way”, what word do the Backstreet Boys rhyme three times with the word “fire”? Yay end the regular round by getting one right!

Mystery – TV Theme Songs

Given the year it was first used as a TV theme song, fill in the blanks of each of the following songs with the title of the show for which they serve as the theme.

M1. “Come and play. Everything’s A-OK. Family, neighbors, friends, that’s where we meet. Can you tell me how to get, how to get to ___?” (1969)

M2. “But that’s not why I’m here.” “She’s the ___!” “What? No, I’m not.” “She’s the ___!” “That’s a sexist term!” “She’s the ___!’ (2015)

M3. “Through good times and bad times, it’s true love to share, and so I found a place where everyone will know my happy mustache face. Welcome to ___!” (2009)

M4. “When the world never seems to be living up to your dreams, then suddenly you’re finding out ___ are all about you” (1979)

Missed #2. Ninth place going into the final (clearly this wasn’t a hot trivia theme for us)!

Final Category – Song Lyrics (duh)

There are three real-life men referenced by their full or last names in the 1971 song “American Pie” by Don McLean.

Name two of those three men.

They accepted two answers for one of the men (whose names are spelled differently but are pronounced the same). I don’t necessarily agree with this thinking and spelling DEFINITELY should have counted here, but since we got it right, who cares, right? This allowed us to move up to fifth (yeah small victories)! We’ll be at it again next Wednesday for ’80s music. A topic that is a bit more “friendly” for us! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Mary from “Mambo No. 5!”

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