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TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Final results)

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 am
by clt013
The questions in this quiz are related to the two TV shows that my kids say I use as references "for everything". Those are The Brady Bunch (Here's the Story…) and Seinfeld (a show about nothing) and therefore this TD is titled "Story About Nothing".

Rules/Notes
1) Lowest point total wins; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players submitting that same answer
2) You may use one drop and take zero points for one question
3) You may elect to take the sheep answer for one question
4) Wrong responses are the "sheep" answer +4
5) All answers are due by 10 AM Central time on Monday, February 24, 2020
6) Submit answers via this Google form or PM

Questions

1. Greg & Marcia - The two oldest children who had lead vocals on songs such as "It's a Sunshine Day" and "Time to Change" (which Greg "wrote" when Peter's voice was cracking). Name the artist for one of these songs with "sunshine" or "change" in title.

Sunshine on My Shoulders [#1 1974]
Pocketful of Sunshine [#5 2008]
You Are the Sunshine of My Life [#1 1973]
Steal My Sunshine [#9 1999]
Walking on Sunshine [#9 1985]
Cool Change [#10 1980]
Changes [#66 1972]
A Change Would Do You Good [#5 1997]
Wind of Change [#4 1991]
Seasons Change [#1 1988]

2. Peter & Jan - The (sometimes forgotten) middle kids. Answer one of these clues about people / characters named Peter or Jan.

Peter Billingsley played Ralphie (who wanted a Red Ryder air rifle) in this 1983 movie that is aired frequently every December
In a common tongue twister, this guy picked a peck of pickled peppers
Peter Tomarken was the host of this CBS game show from 1983 to 1986
Canadian-born journalist who anchored ABC World News Tonight from 1983 to 2005
Peter Gabriel song that spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard chart in 1986
Cast member of Saturday Night Live (1986-1991) who went on to a regular role on Designing Women
Laurel Coppock plays a character named Jan in ads for this car company
Actress known for playing Bailey Quarters on WKRP in Cincinnati
Professional golfer (and pinup calendar model) Jan Stephenson hails from this country
Melora Hardin played this corporate manager on The Office

3. Bobby & Cindy - The two youngest children once attempted to set a world teeter-totter record. Name one of these words that rhymes with either "teeter" or "totter".

A person who acts dishonestly in order to gain an advantage
Someone who welcomes those entering a church service or store
Metric measure of volume equal to about 1.75 pints
A device that measure and records the quantity, degree or rate of something
Arranged in a more orderly, tidy way
A temporary recording book, especially a police charge sheet
Having a higher temperature
Someone who secretly makes plans to do something illegal or harmful
The member of an auto racing team who sits above the track and communicates happenings along the course to the driver
A person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited building or unused land

4. Mike, Carol, Alice - The three adults in the Brady household. Name one of these guest stars on the show who has since died.

He was the voice of Mr. Magoo
Actor who was Captain Parmenter on F Troop and Vinton Harper on Mama's Family
Actress who starred opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows
Hall of Fame Dodgers right-handed pitcher, was married to basketball player Ann Meyers
Hawaiian singer best known for "Tiny Bubbles"
Member of The Monkees and Tony nominee for performance as the Artful Dodger in Oliver!
Actor who played a lawyer on The Defenders and a juror in 12 Angry Men
Horror movie actor with spoken word part in Michael Jackson's song Thriller
Actress who had a role as the oldest of the three female castaways on Gilligan's Island
She portrayed the receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show and voiced Bart's teacher on The Simpsons

5. Answer one of these clues containing either "Brady" or "Bunch" (First & last name required for responses to 1st five clues)

This outfielder hit 50 home runs for the Orioles in 1996
Notre Dame QB who was a first round draft pick by Browns
Famous Civil War photographer
White House press secretary disabled by gunshot wound in assassination attempt on Reagan
Improv comedian on Whose Line is it Anyway? and Let's Make A Deal host

Early 1980s group of Washington Redskin receivers known for choreographed end zone celebrations
ZURU makes this product of 100 "water war" products that can be filled in sixty seconds
A Post cereal featuring three kinds of flakes and clusters baked with a hint of Winnie the Pooh's favorite food
Don Cherry called the 2019 Carolina Hurricanes this 3-word phrase due to their victory celebrations
Group that hit #1 in 1991 with "Good Vibrations"

6. Jerry - The comedian went out with many ladies. Given two of their other credits, name one of these actresses who played his girlfriend in at least one episode.

Kimberly on Melrose Place, Bree on Desperate Housewives
Charlotte on Sex and the City, voice role on Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends
Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, Sarah on Parenthood
Jean on The Practice, Skyler on Breaking Bad
A "Mermaid" on The Love Boat, Lois on The New Adventures of Superman
Best Supporting Actress nominations for Being John Malkovich and Capote
Daphne on Frasier, Joy on Hot in Cleveland
Jody on The Edge of Night, Becky on Full House
Title characters on Will & Grace and The Mysteries of Laura
Jacqueline on Jack & Jill, Jules on Brockmire

7. George - One of his jobs was the assistant to the traveling secretary for the New York Yankees. Name a team that the Yankees have met in the postseason over the last 25 years.

8. Kramer - Once had a line in a Woody Allen movie. Name a Woody Allen movie that was nominated for Best Director and/or Original Screenplay Oscar(s).

9. Elaine - For four seasons, worked at Pendant Publishing. Name the author for one of these book series.

Captain Underpants
Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Divergent
Harry Potter
Middle School
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The Hunger Games
The Mortal Instruments
Timmy Failure
Twilight

10. There were many other famous people who made at least one appearance on the show. Name one of these guest stars who played themselves.

Third baseman Roger Dorn in the movie Major League; George met him backstage at The Tonight Show
Professional zoologist and host of Wild Kingdom; was a guest when Kramer reassembled the old Merv Griffin Show set in his apartment
Host of Real Sports on HBO; interviewed "puffy shirt" wearing Jerry on The Today Show
First baseman on 1986 World Series champion Mets; Kramer and Newman once taunted with "Nice game, pretty boy!" after his crucial error in a game
"Divine" actress/singer; run over by George in collision at home plate during softball game
Kevin on The Wonder Years; Kramer talked to him in a restaurant while in Los Angeles
Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; an engaged George tried to go on a date with her after being told he's her type
Singer nicknamed "The Velvet Fog"; dedicated his song "When You're Smiling" to Kramer during performance at a benefit
Academy Award winner for role in Coming Home; bit George (who thought he had bought the actor's old car) on the arm
Actress on the poster in Andy Dufresne's cell in The Shawshank Redemption; assaulted Elaine - who she thought was mocking her

11. (BONUS) - Six more questions about the Brady kids and four about the main Seinfeld quartet. Answer up to 4 with a bonus of -1 for each correct answer (other than the "SHEEP" response, which = 0) and no penalty for wrong guesses.

Raquel, the mascot of a rival school that Greg kept in his attic bedroom was this kind of animal
Peter broke this favorite object of his mother while playing ball in the house
Bobby was worried about getting the mumps after kissing Millicent - played by this future Little House actress
Being struck by this object led to Marcia yelling, "Oh, my nose!"
Jan's poster of this cartoon character is accidentally switched with Mike's blueprints while the family is at Kings Island amusement park
A boat trip has to be postponed when both Cindy and Carol have this procedure done
Jerry once dated a Romanian who was an Olympic athlete in this sport
George tried to save an arcade machine for this video game because he had the high score
Kramer and Newman drove a mail truck full of empty bottles towards this state with plans to profit from its 10 cent return law
Elaine was kicked out of seats at Yankee Stadium for wearing the hat of this team

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:20 am
by clt013
Final entrant list...
Spoiler
Ironhorse
OpusthePenguin
Shaquebanisa
casketromance
Rackme32

Bmwhitehead
ElendilPickle
ParrotRob
floridagator
mennoknight

Gamawire
WhatAreDogs
twelvefootboy
MarkBarrett
Flealick

SenseiCAY
merica
barandall800
Peachbox
MollyQMurphy

xabe
MattKnowles
threearruda
econgator
squarekara

cthulhu
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx
jeffwolfe
gwallace2

heppm01

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:05 am
by clt013
Bump #1

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:02 pm
by clt013
Pre-weekend bounce - still time to join the group "spoiler-ed" above.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:28 pm
by Ironhorse
Thank you for hosting.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:01 pm
by clt013
Third and final bump before Monday's deadline.

Hoping to start the reveal Monday afternoon, but an "in flux" schedule may cause that to be delayed.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:38 pm
by clt013
1. Greg & Marcia - The two oldest children who had lead vocals on songs such as "It's a Sunshine Day" and "Time to Change" (which Greg "wrote" when Peter's voice was cracking). Name the artist for one of these songs with "sunshine" or "change" in title.

Sunshine on My Shoulders [#1 1974] (John Denver)
Pocketful of Sunshine [#5 2008] (Natasha Bedingfield)
You Are the Sunshine of My Life [#1 1973] (Stevie Wonder)
Steal My Sunshine [#9 1999] (Len)
Walking on Sunshine [#9 1985] (Katrina and the Waves)
Cool Change [#10 1980] (Little River Band)
Changes [#66 1972] (David Bowie)
A Change Would Do You Good [#5 1997] (Sheryl Crow)
Wind of Change [#4 1991] (Scorpions)
Seasons Change [#1 1988] (Expose)

Top 4 = "sunshine" songs, while four "change" songs were used the same amount of times…

John Denver [SHEEP] - 8
casketromance
Rackme32
Gamawire
twelvefootboy
Flealick
MollyQMurphy
AFRET CMS
heppm01

Katrina and the Waves - 6
OpusthePenguin
ParrotRob
Peachbox
squarekara
xxaaaxx
jeffwolfe

Len - 3
Ironhorse
mennoknight
xabe

Natasha Bedingfield - 3
Shaquebanisa
threearruda
gwallace2

Expose - 2
floridagator
MarkBarrett

Little River Band - 2
ElendilPIckle
econgator

Scorpions - 2
merica
MattKnowles

Sheryl Crow - 2
WhatAreDogs
cthulhu

Stevie Wonder - 2
SenseiCAY
barandall800

NOT USED
David Bowie

WRONG ANSWER = 12
Bmwhitehead (U2)

2. Peter & Jan - The (sometimes forgotten) middle kids. Answer one of these clues about people / characters named Peter or Jan.

Peter Billingsley played Ralphie (who wanted a Red Ryder air rifle) in this 1983 movie that is aired frequently every December [A Christmas Story]
In a common tongue twister, this guy picked a peck of pickled peppers [Peter Piper]
Peter Tomarken was the host of this CBS game show from 1983 to 1986 [Press Your Luck]
Canadian-born journalist who anchored ABC World News Tonight from 1983 to 2005 [Peter Jennings]
Peter Gabriel song that spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard chart in 1986 [Sledgehammer]
Cast member of Saturday Night Live (1986-1991) who went on to a regular role on Designing Women [Jan Hooks]
Laurel Coppock plays a character named Jan in ads for this car company [Toyota]
Actress known for playing Bailey Quarters on WKRP in Cincinnati [Jan Smithers]
Professional golfer (and pinup calendar model) Jan Stephenson hails from this country [Australia]
Melora Hardin played this corporate manager on The Office [Jan Levinson]

Almost half of the field flocks to two Jans…

Jan Hooks [SHEEP] - 7
Shaquebanisa
mennoknight
Flealick
barandall800
Peachbox
squarekara
AFRET CMS

Jan Smithers - 6
OpusthePenguin
Rackme32
floridagator
econgator
cthulhu
jeffwolfe

Peter Jennings - 4
casketromance
Gamawire
twelvefootboy
MollyQMurphy

Sledgehammer - 3
Ironhorse
ElendilPIckle
ParrotRob

A Christmas Story - 2
SenseiCAY
gwallace2

Peter Piper - 2
Bmwhitehead
xabe

Press Your Luck - 2
WhatAreDogs
merica

Toyota - 2
threearruda
xxaaaxx

Jan Levinson [SINGLETON!] - 1
heppm01

NOT USED
Australia

DROP = 0
MarkBarrett
MattKnowles

STANDINGS AFTER Q2
1. MarkBarrett - 2
1. MattKnowles - 2
3. WhatAreDogs - 4
3. merica - 4
3. SenseiCAY - 4
6. gwallace2 - 5
6. threearruda - 5
6. xabe - 5
6. ElendilPickle - 5
10. Ironhorse - 6
11. floridagator - 8
11. xxaaaxx - 8
11. econgator - 8
11. cthulhu - 8
15. heppm01 - 9
15. barandall800 - 9
15. ParrotRob - 9
18. Shaquebanisa - 10
18. mennoknight - 10
20. OpusthePenguin - 12
20. Gamawire - 12
20. twelvefootboy - 12
20. MollyQMurphy - 12
20. casketromance - 12
20. jeffwolfe - 12
26. Peachbox - 13
26. squarekara - 13
28. Bmwhitehead - 14
28. Rackme32 - 14

ALL SHEEP LINE - 15

30. Flealick - 15
30. AFRET CMS - 15

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:08 pm
by econgator
While everyone was all about Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers was my WKRP crush. :)

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:40 am
by Flealick
I guess everyone thought David Bowie would be the sheep for #1.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q3-Q4 revealed)

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:28 am
by clt013
3. Bobby & Cindy - The two youngest children once attempted to set a world teeter-totter record. Name one of these words that rhymes with either "teeter" or "totter".

A person who acts dishonestly in order to gain an advantage [cheater]
Someone who welcomes those entering a church service or store [greeter]
Metric measure of volume equal to about 1.75 pints [liter]
A device that measures and records the quantity, degree or rate of something [meter]
Arranged in a more orderly, tidy way [neater]
A temporary recording book, especially a police charge sheet [blotter]
Having a higher temperature [hotter]
Someone who secretly makes plans to do something illegal or harmful [plotter]
The member of an auto racing team who sits above the track and communicates happenings along the course to the driver [spotter]
A person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited building or unused land [squatter]

Lots of sheep on the blotter…

blotter [SHEEP] - 10
ElendilPIckle
ParrotRob
mennoknight
Gamawire
merica
barandall800
MollyQMurphy
squarekara
cthulhu
AFRET CMS

spotter - 6
casketromance
Rackme32
threearruda
econgator
xxaaaxx
jeffwolfe

greeter - 3
Ironhorse
Bmwhitehead
MarkBarrett

hotter - 3
twelvefootboy
Peachbox
heppm01

cheater - 2
OpusthePenguin
SenseiCAY

liter - 2
MattKnowles
gwallace2

plotter - 2
floridagator
Flealick

squatter - 2
Shaquebanisa
WhatAreDogs

neater [SINGLETON!] - 1
xabe

NOT USED
meter

4. Mike, Carol, Alice - The three adults in the Brady household. Name one of these guest stars on the show who has since died.

He was the voice of Mr. Magoo [Jim Backus]
Actor who was Captain Parmenter on F Troop and Vinton Harper on Mama's Family [Ken Berry]
Actress who starred opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows [Imogene Coca]
Hall of Fame Dodgers right-handed pitcher, was married to basketball player Ann Meyers [Don Drysdale]
Hawaiian singer best known for "Tiny Bubbles" [Don Ho]
Member of The Monkees and Tony nominee for performance as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! [Davy Jones]
Actor who played a lawyer on The Defenders and a juror in 12 Angry Men [E.G. Marshall]
Horror movie actor with spoken word part in Michael Jackson's song Thriller [Vincent Price]
Actress who had a role as the oldest of the three female castaways on Gilligan's Island [Natalie Schafer]
She portrayed the receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show and voiced Bart's teacher on The Simpsons [Marcia Wallace]

One answer "bubbles" to the top…

Don Ho (Sings to Bobby and Cindy in Hawaii) [SHEEP] - 6
Ironhorse
OpusthePenguin
Bmwhitehead
ParrotRob
MattKnowles
gwallace2

Vincent Price (Kidnaps boys in Hawaii) - 5
casketromance
Gamawire
WhatAreDogs
xabe
jeffwolfe

Jim Backus (Locks family in ghost town jail; Mike's boss in another episode) - 4
Rackme32
twelvefootboy
Flealick
heppm01

Imogene Coca (Carol's Aunt Jenny) - 3
ElendilPIckle
MollyQMurphy
cthulhu

Ken Berry (Brady neighbor who adopts three kids) - 2
Peachbox
econgator

E.G. Marshall (School principal) - 2
floridagator
MarkBarrett

Natalie Schafer (Mike's client) - 2
squarekara
AFRET CMS

Marcia Wallace (Two different roles) - 2
Shaquebanisa
merica

NOT USED
Don Drysdale (Talks to Greg about playing baseball)
Davy Jones (Marcia's date to school dance)

DROP = 0
mennoknight
SenseiCAY
barandall800
threearruda
xxaaaxx

STANDINGS AFTER Q4
1. SenseiCAY - 6
2. MarkBarrett - 7
3. MattKnowles - 10
4. WhatAreDogs - 11
4. threearruda - 11
4. xabe - 11
7. floridagator - 12
8. gwallace2 - 13
9. xxaaaxx - 14
9. Shaquebanisa - 14
11. Ironhorse - 15
12. merica - 16
12. econgator - 16
12. heppm01 - 16
15. ElendilPickle - 18
15. Peachbox - 18
17. barandall800 - 19
17. twelvefootboy - 19
19. mennoknight - 20
19. OpusthePenguin - 20
21. cthulhu - 21
21. Flealick - 21
23. casketromance - 23
23. jeffwolfe - 23
23. Bmwhitehead - 23
26. Rackme32 - 24
27. ParrotRob - 25
27. MollyQMurphy - 25
27. squarekara - 25
30. Gamawire - 27
30. AFRET CMS - 27

ALL SHEEP LINE - 31

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q4 revealed)

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:16 pm
by Rackme32
I knew most of the personalities in the Brady question (not EG Marshall, never watched any of the shows he has credits for, his pic doesn't look the least bit familiar), and most strongly considered three: Drysdale, Jones, Backus. The first two weren't used, but I went with Backus. :cry:

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q5-Q6 revealed)

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:51 am
by clt013
5. Answer one of these clues containing either "Brady" or "Bunch" (First & last name required for responses to 1st five clues)

This outfielder hit 50 home runs for the Orioles in 1996 [Brady Anderson]
Notre Dame QB who was a first round draft pick by Browns [Brady Quinn]
Famous Civil War photographer [Mathew Brady]
White House press secretary disabled by gunshot wound in assassination attempt on Reagan [James Brady]
Improv comedian on Whose Line is it Anyway? and Let's Make A Deal host [Wayne Brady]

Early 1980s group of Washington Redskin receivers known for choreographed end zone celebrations [The Fun Bunch]
ZURU makes this product of 100 "water war" products that can be filled in sixty seconds [Bunch O Balloons]
A Post cereal featuring three kinds of flakes and clusters baked with a hint of Winnie the Pooh's favorite food [Honey Bunches of Oats]
Don Cherry called the 2019 Carolina Hurricanes this 3-word phrase due to their victory celebrations [Bunch of Jerks]
Group that hit #1 in 1991 with "Good Vibrations" [Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch]

Two Bradys lead the way, followed by some jerks…

James Brady [SHEEP] - 6
OpusthePenguin
twelvefootboy
MarkBarrett
squarekara
jeffwolfe
heppm01

Mathew Brady - 5
casketromance
floridagator
Peachbox
MollyQMurphy
cthulhu

Bunch of Jerks - 4
Ironhorse
mennoknight
WhatAreDogs
merica

Brady Anderson - 3
ParrotRob
SenseiCAY
econgator

Honey Bunches of Oats - 3
barandall800
xabe
MattKnowles

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - 3
Flealick
threearruda
xxaaaxx

Wayne Brady - 3
Rackme32
ElendilPIckle
Gamawire

SINGLETONS - 1

Brady Quinn
Bmwhitehead

Bunch O Balloons
gwallace2

The Fun Bunch
AFRET CMS

WRONG ANSWER = 10
Shaquebanisa (The Wild Bunch)

6. Jerry - The comedian went out with many ladies. Given two of their other credits, name one of these actresses who played his girlfriend in at least one episode.

Kimberly on Melrose Place, Bree on Desperate Housewives [Marcia Cross]
Charlotte on Sex and the City, voice role on Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends [Kristin Davis]
Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, Sarah on Parenthood [Lauren Graham]
Jean on The Practice, Skyler on Breaking Bad [Anna Gunn]
A "Mermaid" on The Love Boat, Lois on The New Adventures of Superman [Teri Hatcher]
Best Supporting Actress nominations for Being John Malkovich and Capote [Catherine Keener]
Daphne on Frasier, Joy on Hot in Cleveland [Jane Leeves]
Jody on The Edge of Night, Becky on Full House [Lori Loughlin]
Title characters on Will & Grace and The Mysteries of Laura [Debra Messing]
Jacqueline on Jack & Jill, Jules on Brockmire [Amanda Peet]

Jane Leeves [SHEEP] - 7
OpusthePenguin
mennoknight
WhatAreDogs
barandall800
econgator
AFRET CMS
jeffwolfe

Anna Gunn - 4
Shaquebanisa
ElendilPIckle
xabe
xxaaaxx

Marcia Cross - 2
floridagator
Peachbox

Kristin Davis - 2
ParrotRob
gwallace2

Lauren Graham - 2
Gamawire
merica

Catherine Keener - 2
squarekara
cthulhu

Debra Messing - 2
MollyQMurphy
MattKnowles

SINGLETONS - 1

Teri Hatcher
Rackme32

Lori Loughlin
threearruda

Amanda Peet
MarkBarrett

DROP = 0
Ironhorse
casketromance
Bmwhitehead
twelvefootboy
Flealick

SHEEP = 7
heppm01

WRONG ANSWER = 11
SenseiCAY (Cox)

STANDINGS AFTER Q6
1. MarkBarrett - 14
2. MattKnowles - 15
2. threearruda - 15
4. gwallace2 - 16
5. xabe - 18
6. floridagator - 19
6. Ironhorse - 19
8. SenseiCAY - 20
9. xxaaaxx - 21
10. WhatAreDogs - 22
10. merica - 22
12. Flealick - 24
12. Bmwhitehead - 24
14. ElendilPickle - 25
14. Peachbox - 25
14. twelvefootboy - 25
17. econgator - 26
18. Shaquebanisa - 28
18. cthulhu - 28
18. casketromance - 28
18. Rackme32 - 28
22. heppm01 - 29
22. barandall800 - 29
24. ParrotRob - 30
25. mennoknight - 31
26. MollyQMurphy - 32
26. Gamawire - 32
28. OpusthePenguin - 33
28. squarekara - 33
30. AFRET CMS - 35
31. jeffwolfe - 36

ALL SHEEP LINE - 44

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q6 revealed)

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 am
by MarkBarrett
SINGLETONS - 1

Amanda Peet
MarkBarrett

Brockmire is the only thing I watch on IFC and the only reason I know where to find that channel. Hank Azaria demonstrates a lot of talent in that show.

Amanda Peet on Seinfeld or Jack & Jill (whatever that is)? Call me Sgt. Schultz.

Psst: Mathew "one T" Brady

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q6 revealed)

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:37 am
by SenseiCAY
Booger. I had a bag of nothing on three questions, and this was the one I figured I was the most likely to stumble on a guess.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q6 revealed)

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:27 am
by Ironhorse
SenseiCAY wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:37 am
Booger. I had a bag of nothing on three questions, and this was the one I figured I was the most likely to stumble on a guess.
I did too, except I guessed "Don Ho" for Hawaiian singer for one of my three and it turned out to be good... for a sheep.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q1-Q6 revealed)

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:57 am
by xxaaaxx
Not doing too badly but sheesh, all the answers I thought for sure would sheep have been singletons/unused so far (on the opposite end, that Jan Hooks/Smithers combo was incredible). Never change, TD :lol:

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Q7-Q8 revealed)

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:18 am
by clt013
7. George - One of his jobs was the assistant to the traveling secretary for the New York Yankees. Name a team that the Yankees have met in the postseason over the last 25 years.

Something that might not be said often this year: Orioles win!...

Orioles (1996, 2012) [SHEEP] - 4
casketromance
ParrotRob
MarkBarrett
merica

Rangers (1996, 1998, 1999, 2010) - 3
WhatAreDogs
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx

Red Sox (1999, 2003, 2004) - 3
OpusthePenguin
Rackme32
ElendilPIckle

Twins (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2019) - 3
floridagator
Peachbox
MollyQMurphy

Padres (1998) - 2
SenseiCAY
gwallace2

Mets (2000) - 2
MattKnowles
econgator

Diamondbacks(2001) - 2
Ironhorse
barandall800

SINGLETONS - 1

Mariners (1995, 2000, 2001)
mennoknight

Braves (1996, 1999)
Bmwhitehead

Athletics (2000, 2001, 2018)
Shaquebanisa

Marlins (2003)
threearruda

NOT USED
Indians (1997, 1998, 2007)
Angels (2002, 2005, 2009)
Tigers (2006, 2011, 2012)
Phillies (2009)
Astros (2015, 2019)

DROP = 0
Gamawire
xabe
squarekara
cthulhu
jeffwolfe
heppm01

WRONG ANSWERS = 8
twelvefootboy (Blue Jays)
Flealick (Giants)

8. Kramer - Once had a line in a Woody Allen movie. Name a Woody Allen movie that was nominated for Best Director and/or Original Screenplay Oscar(s).

Half of the possible correct answers used the same number of times as I've seen any of these movies - 0…

Annie Hall [Co-SHEEP] - 5
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
threearruda
cthulhu
jeffwolfe

Bullets over Broadway [Co-SHEEP] - 5
casketromance
Rackme32
mennoknight
squarekara
xxaaaxx

Manhattan - 4
ElendilPIckle
twelvefootboy
Flealick
MollyQMurphy

Midnight in Paris - 3
Shaquebanisa
MarkBarrett
barandall800

The Purple Rose of Cairo - 3
Gamawire
gwallace2
heppm01

SINGLETONS - 1

Broadway Danny Rose
floridagator

Crimes and Misdemeanors
OpusthePenguin

Match Point
WhatAreDogs

NOT USED
Alice
Blue Jasmine
Deconstructing Harry
Hannah and Her Sisters
Husbands and Wives
Interiors
Mighty Aphrodite
Radio Days

DROP = 0
ParrotRob
merica
Peachbox
econgator
AFRET CMS

SHEEP = 5
Bmwhitehead
SenseiCAY

WRONG ANSWER = 9
xabe (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

STANDINGS AFTER Q8
1. MarkBarrett - 21
1. threearruda - 21
1. gwallace2 - 21
4. MattKnowles - 22
5. floridagator - 23
6. Ironhorse - 26
6. WhatAreDogs - 26
6. merica - 26
9. xabe - 27
9. SenseiCAY - 27
11. Peachbox - 28
11. econgator - 28
13. xxaaaxx - 29
14. Bmwhitehead - 30
15. ElendilPickle - 32
15. Shaquebanisa - 32
15. heppm01 - 32
18. cthulhu - 33
19. barandall800 - 34
19. ParrotRob - 34
21. Gamawire - 35
22. Flealick - 36
22. Rackme32 - 36
24. twelvefootboy - 37
24. casketromance - 37
24. mennoknight - 37
24. OpusthePenguin - 27
28. squarekara - 38
28. AFRET CMS - 38
30. MollyQMurphy - 39
31. jeffwolfe - 41

ALL SHEEP LINE - 53

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Final results)

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:18 am
by clt013
9. Elaine - For four seasons, worked at Pendant Publishing. Name the author for one of these book series.

Captain Underpants [Dav Pilkey]
Diary of A Wimpy Kid [Jeff Kinney]
Divergent [Veronica Roth]
Harry Potter [J.K. Rowling]
Middle School [James Patterson]
Percy Jackson and the Olympians [Rick Riordan]
The Hunger Games [Suzanne Collins]
The Mortal Instruments [Cassandra Clare]
Timmy Failure [Stephan Patsis]
Twilight [Stephenie Meyer]

No wrong answers and only one goes ignored…

Stephenie Meyer [SHEEP] - 6
casketromance
ParrotRob
xabe
MattKnowles
cthulhu
jeffwolfe

Rick Riordan - 5
Shaquebanisa
Gamawire
barandall800
gwallace2
heppm01

Dav Pilkey - 4
mennoknight
Peachbox
threearruda
squarekara

J.K. Rowling - 4
Rackme32
twelvefootboy
SenseiCAY
merica

Suzanne Collins - 3
Bmwhitehead
econgator
xxaaaxx

SINGLETONS - 1

Cassandra Clare
ElendilPIckle

Jeff Kinney
Ironhorse

Stephan Pastis
Flealick

James Patterson
MarkBarrett

NOT USED
Veronica Roth

DROP = 0
OpusthePenguin
floridagator
WhatAreDogs
MollyQMurphy

SHEEP = 6
AFRET CMS

10. There were many other famous people who made at least one appearance on the show. Name one of these guest stars who played themselves.

Third baseman Roger Dorn in the movie Major League; George met him backstage at The Tonight Show [Corbin Bernsen]
Professional zoologist and host of Wild Kingdom; was a guest when Kramer reassembled the old Merv Griffin Show set in his apartment [Jim Fowler]
Host of Real Sports on HBO; interviewed "puffy shirt" wearing Jerry on The Today Show [Bryant Gumbel]
First baseman on 1986 World Series champion Mets; Kramer and Newman once taunted with "Nice game, pretty boy!" after his crucial error in a game [Keith Hernandez]
"Divine" actress/singer; run over by George in collision at home plate during softball game [Bette Midler]
Kevin on The Wonder Years; Kramer talked to him in a restaurant while in Los Angeles [Fred Savage]
Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; an engaged George tried to go on a date with her after being told he's her type [Marisa Tomei]
Singer nicknamed "The Velvet Fog"; dedicated his song "When You're Smiling" to Kramer during performance at a benefit [Mel Torme]
Academy Award winner for role in Coming Home; bit George (who thought he had bought the actor's old car) on the arm [Jon Voight]
Actress on the poster in Andy Dufresne's cell in The Shawshank Redemption; assaulted Elaine - who she thought was mocking her [Raquel Welch]

One flock to the (baseball) field and another of equal size goes for the fog…

Corbin Bernsen [Co-SHEEP] - 5
casketromance
merica
MollyQMurphy
threearruda
AFRET CMS

Mel Torme [Co-SHEEP] - 5
Rackme32
WhatAreDogs
Flealick
cthulhu
xxaaaxx

Fred Savage - 4
ElendilPIckle
mennoknight
Gamawire
jeffwolfe

Keith Hernandez - 3
Bmwhitehead
twelvefootboy
econgator

Jim Fowler - 2
Peachbox
squarekara

Bryant Gumbel - 2
gwallace2
heppm01

Bette Midler - 2
OpusthePenguin
floridagator

Marisa Tomei - 2
barandall800
xabe

Raquel Welch - 2
Shaquebanisa
MarkBarrett

Jon Voight [SINGLETON!] - 1
MattKnowles

SHEEP = 5
Ironhorse

WRONG ANSWERS = 9
ParrotRob (Bill Buckner)
SenseiCAY (Jack Hanna)

11. (BONUS) - Six more questions about the Brady kids and four about the main Seinfeld quartet. Answer up to 4 with a bonus of -1 for each correct answer (other than the "SHEEP" response, which = 0) and no penalty for wrong guesses.

Raquel, the mascot of a rival school that Greg kept in his attic bedroom was this kind of animal [Goat]
Peter broke this favorite object of his mother while playing ball in the house [Vase]
Bobby was worried about getting the mumps after kissing Millicent - played by this future Little House actress [Melissa Sue Anderson]
Being struck by this object led to Marcia yelling, "Oh, my nose!" [Football]
Jan's poster of this cartoon character is accidentally switched with Mike's blueprints while the family is at Kings Island amusement park [Yogi Bear]
A boat trip has to be postponed when both Cindy and Carol have this procedure done [Tonsillectomy]
Jerry once dated a Romanian who was an Olympic athlete in this sport [Gymnastics]
George tried to save an arcade machine for this video game because he had the high score [Frogger]
Kramer and Newman drove a mail truck full of empty bottles towards this state with plans to profit from its 10 cent return law [Michigan]
Elaine was kicked out of seats at Yankee Stadium for wearing the hat of this team [Orioles]

From the least used correct answer to the sheep response that is worth zero…

Vase (3/6 correct responses) = -1
floridagator
Gamawire
xxaaaxx

WRONG ANSWERS
Flealick (Lamp)
MollyQMurphy (Lamp)
xabe (Lamp)

Melissa Sue Anderson (4/9) = -1
ParrotRob
floridagator
MarkBarrett
squarekara

WRONG ANSWERS
Bmwhitehead (Melissa Gilbert)
Gamawire (Melissa Gilbert)
merica (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
MollyQMurphy (Melissa Gilbert)
jeffwolfe (Melissa Gilbert)

Yogi Bear (5/6) = -1
casketromance
floridagator
MarkBarrett
squarekara
gwallace2

WRONG ANSWER
barandall800 (Woody Woodpecker)

Orioles (5/16) = -1
ParrotRob
mennoknight
WhatAreDogs
twelvefootboy
xabe

WRONG ANSWERS
Ironhorse (Red Sox)
Rackme32 (Red Sox)
Bmwhitehead (Mets)
SenseiCAY (Red Sox)
barandall800 (Mets)
Peachbox (Red Sox)
MattKnowles (Mets)
threearruda (Red Sox)
cthulhu (Red Sox)
AFRET CMS (Red Sox)
jeffwolfe (Red Sox)

Goat (6/7) = -1
casketromance
Gamawire
MarkBarrett
MollyQMurphy
squarekara
heppm01

WRONG ANSWER
merica (Raccoon)

Michigan (8/14) = -1
Ironhorse
OpusthePenguin
Shaquebanisa
Bmwhitehead
mennoknight
WhatAreDogs
xxaaaxx
heppm01

WRONG ANSWERS
twelvefootboy (Ohio)
merica (New Jersey)
barandall800 (New Jersey)
MattKnowles (Delaware)
cthulhu (New Jersey)
jeffwolfe (New Jersey)

Tonsillectomy (9/10) = -1
casketromance
ParrotRob
floridagator
MarkBarrett
Flealick
SenseiCAY
Peachbox
AFRET CMS
gwallace2

WRONG ANSWER
barandall800 (Root canal)

Frogger (11/18) = -1
OpusthePenguin
Shaquebanisa
mennoknight
WhatAreDogs
Flealick
SenseiCAY
xabe
squarekara
xxaaaxx
jeffwolfe
gwallace2

WRONG ANSWERS
Ironhorse (Pac-Man)
Rackme32 (Galaga)
twelvefootboy (Centipede)
Peachbox (Pac-Man)
MattKnowles (Space Invaders)
threearruda (Pac-Man)
cthulhu (Pac-Man)

Football (13/14) = -1
OpusthePenguin
Rackme32
Bmwhitehead
ParrotRob
Gamawire
Flealick
SenseiCAY
merica
threearruda
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx
gwallace2
heppm01

WRONG ANSWER
MollyQMurphy (Baseball bat)

Gymnastics (14/15) [SHEEP] = 0
Ironhorse
OpusthePenguin
casketromance
ElendilPickle
mennoknight
WhatAreDogs
twelvefootboy
Peachbox
xabe
MattKnowles
threearruda
cthulhu
AFRET CMS
heppm01

WRONG ANSWER
Rackme32 (Weightlifting)

TOTAL BONUS
ElendilPickle = 0
barandall800 = 0
MattKnowles = 0
econgator = 0
cthulhu = 0
Ironhorse = -1
Rackme32 = -1
twelvefootboy = -1
merica = -1
Peachbox = -1
MollyQMurphy = -1
threearruda = -1
jeffwolfe = -1
Shaquebanisa = -2
Bmwhitehead = -2
xabe = -2
AFRET CMS = -2
OpusthePenguin = -3
casketromance = -3
mennoknight = -3
Gamawire = -3
WhatAreDogs = -3
Flealick = -3
SenseiCAY = -3
heppm01 = -3
ParrotRob = -4
floridagator = -4
MarkBarrett = -4
squarekara = -4
xxaaaxx = -4
gwallace2 = -4

FINAL STANDINGS
31. jeffwolfe - 50
30. AFRET CMS - 47
28. ParrotRob - 45
28. casketromance - 45
26. cthulhu - 44
26. Rackme32 - 44
24. twelvefootboy - 43
24. MollyQMurphy - 43
23. mennoknight - 42
21. barandall800 - 41
21. Gamawire - 41
20. squarekara - 40
19. Flealick - 39
16. SenseiCAY - 37
16. ElendilPickle - 37
16. Shaquebanisa - 37
14. heppm01 - 36
14. OpusthePenguin - 36
11. merica - 34
11. econgator - 34
11. Bmwhitehead - 34
8. xabe - 33
8. Peachbox - 33
8. xxaaaxx - 33
7. Ironhorse - 31
5. threearruda - 29
5. MattKnowles - 29
4. WhatAreDogs - 28

On the podium…
3. gwallace2 - 24
2. floridagator - 21

And the champion…
1. MarkBarrett - 20

Thanks to everyone for playing and all of the positive feedback. I'll be hosting again in March. Be sure to check out threearruda's quiz next week.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Final results)

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:02 am
by MarkBarrett
Thanks for the game and always feel free to include more tidbits from The Brady Bunch. I thought for sure "football" was going to be the overall sheep for the bonus.

floridagator: Sorry you were Bobby Brady and I ate my ice cream just a little faster to eke out the Kartoon King Golden Spoon Trophy.

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Final results)

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:06 am
by threearruda
clt013 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:18 am

5. threearruda - 29
5. MattKnowles - 29
4. WhatAreDogs - 28

On the podium…
3. gwallace2 - 24
2. floridagator - 21

And the champion…
1. MarkBarrett - 20

Thanks to everyone for playing and all of the positive feedback. I'll be hosting again in March. Be sure to check out threearruda's quiz next week.
Thanks for the promo and thanks even more for stepping up to host again - I hope I speak for everyone in saying how much we appreciate your work.

Things were going really well for me until the double sheep and bonus blunders.. I should have anticipated that many Pilkey responses with those new Dog-Man books of his.