Episode 215

The Singing Quizmasters


August 17th, 2022

1 hr 17 mins 47 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc meet for a trivia quiz with topics including Classic Actors, 80’s Sitcoms, 90’s Music, Medieval Memes, Tabletop RPG’s, Tarot, Broadway Musicals, Cars and more!

Round One

  • INNOVATION - In what country would you find a dabbawala, a food delivery system that has existed since the late 1800's?
  • DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - Of the three core books published for each edition of Dungeons and Dragons, which features the games bestiary?
  • CLASSIC ACTORS - What actor who played Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film was born William Henry Pratt?
  • MEDIEVAL MEMES - In medieval manuscripts, knights can frequently be seen battling what kind of armored creature?
  • SPORTS ANNOUNCERS - Sports announcer Vin Scully had the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history with what Major League Baseball team?
  • BROADWAY MUSICALS - In Wicked, it is said that the father of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, is the governor of which fictional region (first described in the Oz stories by Frank L. Baum which inspired the musical source material)?

Round Two

  • 80’s SITCOMS - Gordon Shumway is the protagonist of what sitcom that debuted in 1986 had two animated spin-offs series?
  • TAROT - How many major arcana cards are there in a standard deck of tarot cards?
  • 90’s MUSIC - Which 1998 dance pop song was the first popular song to deliberately distort a vocal track with Auto-Tune?
  • APRIL FOOLS - On April 1st, 1957, the BBC TV news programme Panorama convinced thousands of English viewers that what type of Italian food grew on trees?
  • DRUG NAMES - Which brand name anxiety drug takes part of its name from the latin word for "farewell"?
  • COUNTRY MUSIC - What country group won a Grammy in 2007 with the album Taking The Long Way?

Rate My Question

  • FRUIT - Although humans used to eat many kinds of bananas, there is only one type of banana sold globally today. This is problematic as it is susceptible to a deadly fungus that could wipe out all commercially grown bananas. This banana also shares its name with the archenemy of the Lone Ranger. What is the name of this banana variety?
  • U.S. HISTORY - Which Founding Father invented the pros and cons list? Maybe he used one when he helped to draft the treaty of Paris, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence making him the only Founding Father to contribute to all 3 documents.

Final Questions

  • STATE NICKNAMES - What state's nicknames include Mother of Rivers, the Switzerland of America and the Centennial State?
  • CARS - What model car had an engine in the back, a trunk in the front, and was profiled in Ralph Nader's book "Unsafe At Any Speed", which led to the creation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the inclusion of industry-wide safety standards such as seat belts?

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