Episode 97

Akua Hideaway


May 11th, 2020

2 hrs 31 mins 1 sec

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc are once again joined by Quizmaster Erin Sullivan and Artist Justin Peterson to share and play trivia. Categories for the quiz include Vocabulary, Saturday Night Live, Disney, Drugs, Music, Movies, Pen Names, Movie Adaptations, Technology, First First Ladies, Clone High, and more!

Round One

  • VOCABULARY - Named by cartoonist Mort Walker, “grawlixes” are used for what purpose?
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Who holds the current record for hosting Saturday Night Live?
  • DISNEY - What classic film does Wall-E watch when we meet him at the beginning of the movie?
  • DRUGS - Thalidomide, which was pulled from the shelves after showing birth defects in children by pregnant women or women who were impregnated by men while taking it, was originally marketed for what?

Missed Corrections/KnowNotes

  • Lee adds some extra notes about The Phantom Tollbooth.
    • PSYCHOLOGY - “What is aibohphobia?” - submitted by EplosiveJedi, David Holbrook

Round Two

  • MUSIC - What musician, who would later go on to win four Grammys for songs such as “Gentle On My Mind” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” replaced Bryan Wilson as a touring member of the Beach Boys in 1965?
  • MOVIES - Who did Sigourney Weaver portray in the 1988 film Gorillas In The Myst?
  • PEN NAMES - What 19th century author used the pen name Ellis Bell not to hide their identity for the public but to appear more marketable?
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - In terms of worldwide box office sales, what Sautrday Night Live film earned the most (with an estimated total of $183,000,000) and which performed the worst (with a total of $60,000).
  • MOVIE ADAPTATIONS - Devery Freeman’s 1979 novel ‘Father Sky’ was later adapted into what film starring Timothy Hutton, George C. Scott, Tom Cruise, and Sean Penn in his feature film debut?
  • HISTORY - Which former pharaoh was allegedly the only Egyptian mummy with a passport (which was used to send them to France in 1976)?

Rate My Question

  • COMPANIES, BRANDS & PROJECTS - What technology company was originally named after a mythological creature before dropping part of the name? - Submitted by Mike C.
  • GEOGRAPHY - What is the largest land-locked country in the world? - Submitted by Abbey

Final Questions

  • TECHNOLOGY - What was the name of the first computer to beat a World Chess Champion on May 11, 1997?
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Which five people have been cast members for ten seasons or more?
  • FIRST FIRST LADIES - Which First Lady of the United States was the first to ever guest DJ at WNYC?

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