We had no idea the Hallmark Channel was considered a “basic” cable TV channel. Though that is probably not the reason we didn’t think of it as a possibility for a question answer in a recent Stump! virtual trivia game, since the two of us playing in that game aren’t exactly in the Hallmark Channel’s target audience! We were “virtually” roughed up a bit by the question set on this night, here were the questions:
1) Song Lyrics – What five words follow “Stop! In the name of love” in the lyrics of a 1965 single by the Supremes?
2) Audio clue involving theme song for Netflix series we never watched (sorry that’s the best I’m gonna do for you guys here). Miss.
3) Words – What name for military battle dress is derived from the tiring manual work performed by soldiers?
4) Nicknames – Which Atlantic Coast Conference school has athletic teams nicknamed the Eagles? Clearly we needed our former regular ‘Pod Brad for this one, since he knows a lot more about sportsball than us.
Mystery Round One – (Visual)
5) United Nations – What former First Lady was the first U.S. representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, beginning in 1947?
6) Book Titles – Which day of the week is in the title of a 1997 memoir by Mitch Albom?
7) Cards – Name the value and the suit of any of the three one-eyed face cards in a traditional deck of playing cards. Clearly we did not understand this question, big miss for 5. Mike way more bummed than I was about it (I still have a pretty devil may care attitude about trivia games).
8) Restaurants – In 2001, what fast casual restaurant chain released a mission statement called Food with Integrity? Mike said, “I don’t know this,” but I said, “This sounds like a mission statement X restaurant would have.” My guess was correct – too little too late to save us in this game though!
Mystery Round Two – Quickfire
Name the four languages that are official or recognized national languages in Switzerland, none of which is Swiss.
Got all of these.
We were in last place with 42 points going into the final question category. And it was not a good category for us, as it were:
According to Nielsen, the four most-watched basic-cable TV channels during primetime in 2021 were Fox News, ESPN, MSNBC, and CNN, each averaging at least 1.09 million viewers each evening.
Name any one of the other four basic-cable TV channels that averaged at least 900,000 viewers in primetime, more than both TLC and History.
We incorrectly guessed AMC. Clearly we were thinking too much about networks we like to watch when we’re not streaming something, and not networks the general populace enjoys. Oh well…
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Diana Ross!