Ever have one of those trivia questions that you know the answer to for reasons other than knowing a lot about the actual subject itself? Case in point, a final question about a set of TV brothers who appeared on a popular 1990s TV series, where one of the brothers was a radio personality. The actors playing those brothers also appeared on an episode of “The Simpsons,” in which one of the brothers proves to be even more evil than his evil brother by planning to blow up a dam. In case you’re chomping at the bit to queue up this episode, it’s Season 8, episode 16 (it’s a funny one and worth a watch)!
The final question was NOT about the “Simpsons” episode, but rather was about a “Cheers” spinoff series. Which admittedly I never watched. I may have noticed it being on TV while it aired, but I was never an aficionado. So my knowledge of “The Simpsons” strangely aided me in getting this question correct. I’ll take whatever lifelines I can get in a trivia game that don’t involve me sending psychic vibes to James Holzhauer in the hopes that he will telepathically send me the answer! Would that be considered cheating?
We wound up on fourth place after the final, moving up from sixth.
1) Nursery Rhymes – In a classic nursery rhyme, what article of clothing is home to an old woman who had “so many children, she didn’t know what to do?” Apparently there was something she knew how to do that got her into this situation in the first place!
2) TV Characters – What 1970s police action TV series features a streetwise informant named “Huggy Bear,” played by Antonio Fargas?
NERD POINT: Who plays “Huggy Bear” in the 2004 film adaptation?
Got this for both parts.
3) 1990s Albums – In the 1990s, what band released the albums Yield, No Code, and Vitalogy? The last album only one ringing a bell for me, but that was enough to get it.
4) Capitals – Bucharest is the capital of what European country that has a coast on the Black Sea?
Mystery Round One:
5) 2010s Movies – What 2010 film stars Bruce Willis as an ex-CIA agent alongside John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman?
Thankfully, my trivia pardner Mike remembered watching this before,.
In the film, Willis’s character is a former CIA agent with RED status, which stands for Retired, Extremely Dangerous.
6) Flowers – The record for most flowers sold in one day in U.S. history was set the day after what entertainer died in 1977?
7) Scientists – In 1947, Gerty Cori became the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first to win in what category? FB clue (whew)!
8) Airports – The New York City airport that was given its current name in 1963 is commonly known by what three-letter name, which is also its IATA code?
Mystery Round Two
We had 49 points and were in sixth going into the final question.
Final TV Shows
For 11 seasons, actor John Mahoney played a TV character named Martin, who had two sons. Give the first names of those two sons.
Mike thought I might have had the wrong first letter when I mentioned one of the names, but I said “Trust me.”
Moved up to fourth from sixth. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Sideshow Cecil! Maybe someday Sporcle will ask about Sideshow Bob’s brother’s name! 🙂