skullturf wrote:As soon as I saw "Comic Strip Characters", I thought to myself, "I'll be embarrassed if I don't run this category." It's definitely something I think of as one of my wheelhouses. When all three contestants missed "Nancy" at $2000, I shouted at the TV, "You people don't know your history!"
Well, you have to admit, Fritzi Ritz usually is only referred to as "Aunt Fritzi" in the strip, so that could have thrown folks off. That and the fact it doesn't get much love in the newspapers anymore. And younger folks might associate "Sluggo" more with Mr. Bill instead of Nancy.
FWIW, Fritzi was the original star of the strip back in the 1920s (then named Fritzi Ritz
); after a decade, Nancy came on board and overtook the main stage (as Popeye did with Thimble Theater
and Snuffy Smith did with Barney Google
) and the name was changed.
dhkendall wrote:Said "Treaty of Hidalgo" instead of "Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo" for the last DJ clue, I assume it's wrong?
I really screwed this one up. I said "What is the Treaty of Hidalgo? No, wait, what is the Treaty of Guadeloupe?" I figure it's wrong either way though
silverscreentest wrote:I wonder if knowledge of area codes and comic strips is a generational thing. In your job, you might know the area codes of the nearby jurisdictions or distant cities where you do business. You might also know the area codes of family. Otherwise, you don't even have to remember phone numbers because they're stored on your cellphone. And do people still follow comics if they don't get a dead tree copy of newspaper? I can read many different newspapers online, but I have to make an effort to read a comic strip online.
Area codes and dyslexia can make for fun. When I got "The Call," I saw the 310 area code on my mobile and thought "who's calling me from Maryland?" (Mrs. Spiff is from there and has many friends still up there), my brain scrambling it to 301. Needless to say I was most pleasantly surprised that I was mistaken!
And part of my morning routine is to read a number of comics online; I've been doing it for about 15 years now. The "dead tree copy" prints the dang things so small it's almost impossible to read anyway.