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Question: In Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant," exactly how many pictures were taken at the "scene of the crime"?

Answer: "There were twenty-seven 8x10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was" (or a reasonable fascimile).

Song: "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" by Gene Pitney


Question: In the theater version of John Barrie's "Peter Pan," how does Peter revive the dying Tinkerbell?

Answer: He gets all the idiotic kids in the audience to clap if they believe in fairies, and when they do, Tinkerbell comes alive.

Song: "We Got Love" by Bobby Rydell


Question: Another W.C. Fields question: what did W.C. Fields have put on his headstone?

Answer: "Better here than in Philadelphia."

Song: "Beep Beep" by the Playmates

(NOTE: While Fields often joked that he wanted the words "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia" carved onto his tombstone, sadly, it never came to pass.)


Question: Who are the last three heavyweight wrestling champions of the world?

Answer: Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, and Pat O'Connor.

Song: "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston

(NOTE: Unlike today's nationwide wrestling groups, the pro wrestling business in 1969 was actually comprised of numerous regional organizations. The above answer is correct for the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the Northeast (the precursor to today's WWF). But 1960s wrestling fans in Florida, California, Tennessee or Texas would have given entirely different answers.)


Question: What is the blatant symbolism at the end of the movie "North By Northwest"?

Answer: A train going into a tunnel.

Song: "Shop Around" by the Miracles


Question: In the James Bond book "Dr. No," how was Dr. No killed?

Answer: Dr. No was buried under 40 tons of guano (bird excrement).

Song: "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley


Question: There are two favorite lines of Herbert T. Gillis on the "Dobie Gillis" show. Would you please give us both of those lines?

Answer: Either "Some day I'm going to kill that boy" or "I gotta kill that boy, I just gotta"; and "I was a veteran of W.W.2, that was the big one, you know, WITH the Good Conduct Medal."

Song: "Hernando's Hideaway" by Archie Bleyer


Question: In "The Guns of Navarone," what blew up right before the fortress?

Answer: A rat.

Song: "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley


Question: In the movie "Conflict," how did Sidney Greenstreet know that Humphrey Bogart had killed his (Humphrey Bogart's) wife?

Answer: Sidney Greenstreet had given Humphrey Bogart's wife a flower just before she died, and Humphrey Bogart mentioned that he had seen the flower on her lapel, and since Sidney Greenstreet had assumed that he had been the last person to have seen her before she died, he realized that Humphrey Bogart had seen his own wife in between the time she got the flower from him and the time she died, thus he figured out that it was Humphrey Bogart who had killed her.

Song: "Till Then" by the Classics


Question: What hotel did Paladin work out of?

Answer: The Hotel Carlton, San Francisco.

Song: "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clanton


Question: How was the jail blown up in "Exodus"?

Answer: By a bomb in the toilet.

Song: "Catch a Falling Star" by Perry Como


Question: Who says "How're ya doing, Guy?" in the Right Guard commercials?

Answer: Chuck McCann.

Song: "Palisades Park" by Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon


Question: In "The Bridge Over the River Kwai," how did the Japanese discover that the bridge was wired to explode?

Answer: Because the water level dropped below the wiring.

Song: "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes


Question: In the words of the Council on Dental Therapeutics of the American Dental Society, what has Crest been shown to be?

Answer: "An effective dental decay-preventive dentifrice, and can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care."

Song: "Mr. Custer" by Larry Verne


Question: Who played the reporter in the original Japanese version of "Rodan"?

Answer: Raymond Burr.

Song: "Western Movies" by the Olympics

(NOTE: Burr was not in "Rodan." He was actually in the semi-original "Godzilla." Additional English-speaking wraparound footage including Burr was shot for the film's American release.)


Question: We'd like to know who was.... (singing) "that bold, adventurous man"?

Answer: Jim Bowie (Jim Bowie....)

Song: "Tossin' and Turnin' " by Bobby Lewis


Question: In "The Great Escape," what were the nicknames of Steve McQueen and James Garner?

Answer: Steve McQueen was referred to as "The Cooler King." James Garner was "Scrounge."

Song: "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds


Question: We want to know, what was the chant that opened the cartoon on "The Mickey Mouse Show"?

Answer: "Meeska mooska Mousketeer, Mousecartoon time now is here!"

Song: "White Silver Sands" by Don Rondo


Question: What was the name of the villain in the movie "101 Dalmations"?

Answer: Cruella de Vil.

Song: "Little Town Flirt" by Del Shannon


Question: In what movie do we see Kirk Douglas co-starring as a dentist dying of tuberculosis?

Answer: "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral." (He played Doc Holliday.)

Song: "Silhouettes" by the Rays


Question: What little animal advertised Wheat and Rice Honeys?

Answer: The Honeybee.

Song: "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins


Question: What two types of guns does James Bond use?

Answer: A Baretta and a Walter PPK (which he switched to after his Baretta jammed in "From Russia With Love").

Song: "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Laurie London

(NOTE: Williams B also accepted "Smith and Wesson .38" as an answer, after being told Bond used that model in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service.")


Question: Will you please describe, as rapidly as possible, William P. Dowd's best friend?

Answer: He's a six-foot-tall invisible white rabbit named Harvey. (Harvey has blue eyes, pink ears, always wears a straw hat, and is a Pooka.)

Song: "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price

(NOTE: The character's name is really Elwood, not William)


Question: In every trivia contest that you've ever participated in, you've been asked to name the Seven Dwarfs. We thought that was a little bit trivial. So we've decided to ask you instead of the Seven Dwarfs, to name Santa's eight reindeer.

Answer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Comet, Donder, and Blitzen.

Song: "All Alone Am I" by Brenda Lee


Question: In the movie "My Little Chickadee," who called whom "my little chickadee"?

Answer: Mae West called W.C. Fields "my little chickadee" at the very end of the film, when they reversed roles. (W.C. Fields said, "Why don'tcha come up and see me sometime?")

Song: "A Wonderful Dream" by the Majors


Question: In last year's Orange Bowl, what was the famous defensive alignment that Kansas used in its famous defensive goalline stand against Penn State?

Answer: The 6-3-3 Defense (which is just slightly illegal). (Any variation of "12 men on the field" acceptable.)

Song: "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp Bomp)" by Barry Mann


Question: In the original "Honeymooners" show, who played Trixie Norton, Ed Norton's wife?

Answer: Joyce Randolph.

Song: "Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin


Question: Back in the late '50s, under what name did Simon and Garfunkel perform?

Answer: Tom and Jerry.

Song: "Lover Please" by Clyde McPhatter


Question: As we all know, in "High Noon," Gary Cooper plays the sheriff of Hadleyville as the movie begins. However, a character appears who was the sheriff before Gary Cooper. Who plays the sheriff before Gary Cooper?

Answer: Lon Chaney, Jr.

Song: "The Green Door" by Jim Lowe


Question: What are the real names of the two members of the Fabulous Kangaroos tag team?

Answer: Roy Hefferman and Al Costello.

Song: "Saved" by LaVern Baker


Question: We all know that in the movie "Inherit the Wind," the character who is supposed to be Clarence Darrow is played by Spencer Tracy. And the character who is supposed to be William Jennings Bryan is played by Frederic March. However, in the Broadway production, who played Darrow, and who played Bryan?

Answer: Frederic March played Darrow (he switched roles for the movie), and Ed Begley played Bryan.

Song: "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley


Question: In the TV show "Bonanza," what is the name of the Chinese cook who works on the Ponderosa?

Answer: Hop Sing.

Song: "Summertime" by Ricky Nelson


Question: In the "Dobie Gillis" show, what was the name of the building that Maynard used to watch being torn down as he came home from school every day?

Answer: The Endicott Building.

Song: "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-La's


Question: When do you drink Dr. Pepper?

Answer: At 10, 2, and 4.

Song: "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen


Question: From the Carter House Film Festival, in "The Great Race," what was Jack Lemmon's name?

Answer: Professor Fate.

Song: "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Jimmy Clanton


Question: If I am rolling ball bearings in my hand, and talking about stolen strawberries, who am I?

Answer: Captain Queeg (from "The Caine Mutiny").

Song: "Baby Sittin' Boogie" by Buzz Clifford


Question: On the television show "It Takes a Thief," Robert Wagner plays, quite naturally, a thief. In what movie role did he seem to anticipate his TV role as an international thief?

Answer: "The Pink Panther." (Robert Wagner played David Niven's nephew, and both were thieves.)

Song: "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" by the Shangri-La's


Question: How did George and Marion Kirby die?

Answer: They were killed in a snow avalanche on their 5th anniversary (in "Topper").

Song: "Come On Little Angel" by the Belmonts


Question: Name the four Yankees who made up "Murderer's Row."

Answer: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri and Bob Meusel.

Song: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" by the Shirelles

(NOTE: The nickname actually applied to the entire eight-man Yankee lineup, but those four players were the biggest hitters.)


Question: Who were Peter Lawford's and Phyllis Kirk's predecessors?

Answer: William Powell and Myrna Loy (who starred in the 1930s "Thin Man" films; Lawford and Kirk starred in the late-50s TV version).

Song: "A Girl, A Girl" by Eddie Fisher


Question: What is the name of B.B. King's guitar?

Answer: Lucille.

Song: "My Blue Heaven" by Fats Domino


Question: What is Certs?

Answer: "Certs is a breath mint!"

"Certs is a candy mint!"

"Stop! You're both right! Certs is two! Two! Two mints in one!"

Song: "Dead Man's Curve" by Jan and Dean


Question: For all you Saturday morning television fans, who were Shari Lewis' two favorite puppets?

Answer: Lambchop and Charlie Horse.

Song: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley


Question: What was Andy Devine's oft-repeated line on the "Wild Bill Hickok" series?

Answer: "Hey, Wild Bill, wait for me!"

Song: "Book of Love" by the Monotones


Question: What was the name of the monkey in the "Ramar of the Jungle" series?

Answer: Babette.

Song: "Crying" by Roy Orbison


Question: To you, they are Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey. Who were they to your mother?

Answer: Lou Ayres and Lionel Barrymore (as Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie on "Dr. Kildare.")

Song: "Angel Baby" by Rosie and the Originals


Question: Sing the Pepsodent jingle.

Answer: "Oh, you'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent."

Song: "Like, Long Hair" by Paul Revere and the Raiders


Question: When Captain Marvel said the word "Shazam," he immediately assumed the powers of six mythical figures. Please name them.

Answer: S-ampson, H-ercules, A-tlas, Z-eus, A-chilles, and M-ercury.

Song: "The Wanderer" by Dion

(NOTE: The "S" actually stood for the wisdom of Solomon.)


Question: What machine permitted Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman to move about in time?

Answer: The Wayback Machine.

Song: "Things" by Bobby Darin


Question: In the Hardy Boys series by F.W. Dixon, who was Frank Hardy's girlfriend, and who was Joe's girlfriend (and you have to match them up with the right boy)?

Answer: Frank-- Callie Shaw; Joe-- Iola Morton.

Song: "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers

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