Episode 120

Pee-Wee's Roadhouse


October 19th, 2020

2 hrs 5 mins 59 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by chef Skyler Denison (Death By Taco) to learn some tips on building epic nachos at home, as well as to ask, suss and answer a general knowledge quiz with topics including Inventions, Superstitions, 90’s Alt-Rock, Currencies, Famous Brothers, Food Lingo, Television, Animals, Competitions, Olympics, Country Capitals and more!

Round One

  • Inventions - The original beer widget used to control a canned beer's head was originally patented by what company?
  • SUPERSTITIONS - Often depicted holding a scepter, what card in a traditional 52-card deck is considered to be unlucky in trick-taking card games such as Hearts?
  • 90’s ALT-RCOK - "Take Me Down" was the only song on Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness that was not written by Billy Corgan, but by who?
  • CURRENCIES - Taught by Aristotle by age 13-16, who was the first person to have his image impressed on coinage?
  • FAMOUS BROTHERS - Fraternal twin brothers Chuck and John Pannozo formed the rhythm section of what Chicago-based rock group who released four multi-platinum albums between 1977 and 1981?
  • FOOD LINGO - What are the unpopped kernels in a batch of popcorn called?

Missed Corrections

  • Dylon self-missed corrects his Rate My Question from episode 119, clarifying that seasons 2-13 were titled "Simpsons Halloween Special," not the Treehouse of Horror.

Round Two

  • ANIMATED SITCOMS - Aaron McGruder is the creator of what controversial animated series that aired from 2005-2014?
  • TELEVISION - George Carlin was the first host for what late-night comedy show?
  • FISH - Goldfish are a relatively small member of what fish family?
  • COMPETITIONS - Scottish poets Walter Kennedy and William Dunbar are best known as the progenerators of flyting, which is a fierce competition of what?
  • INVENTIONS - Originally designed as a way to process corn for cattle feed, what crunchy cheese snack was invented instead?
  • OLYMPICS - Mary Lou Retton, the first American woman to win the All-around Gold medal in the Olympics, did so in what year?

Rate My Question

  • COUNTRY CAPITALS - What country’s capital is Windhoek, a word that most likely comes from the Afrikaans “wind-hoek” meaning “wind corner”? - submitted by C.J.

Final Questions

  • CHILDREN’S TELEVISION - What character on Pee-Wee's Playhouse often gave the word of the day?
  • POP CULTURE WORDS - Appearing in popular culture items such as Reservoir Dogs, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and an episode of The Office, what is a 'truel?'
  • ANIMALS - What deep sea fish is believed to have the lowest brain-to-body weight ratio of any vertebrate?

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