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reddpen wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:51 pm Did that category strike you as exceedingly difficult though? I knew the 400, 1200 and 2000 clues cold--then again, I saw the Letterman one on TV (it was excruciating to watch him keep flogging the same joke). The Hope line is pretty well known, and Niven's ad lib might be the best known in Oscar history.
I didn't know the Niven one, but that Steve Martin line was unforgettable.
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Robert K S wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:13 pm
reddpen wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:51 pm Did that category strike you as exceedingly difficult though? I knew the 400, 1200 and 2000 clues cold--then again, I saw the Letterman one on TV (it was excruciating to watch him keep flogging the same joke). The Hope line is pretty well known, and Niven's ad lib might be the best known in Oscar history.
I didn't know the Niven one, but that Steve Martin line was unforgettable.
For me it's the opposite. I may have gotten the Steve Martin one in 2005 because it was recent, but it seems past its sell-by to me now. (I'm not even sure I get it... :?: ) The streaker and the Niven remark are shown whenever Oscar history comes up. It also had the advantage of being spontaneous.
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davey wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:45 pm I'm not even sure I get it... :?:
Here's the acceptance speech that immediately preceded Martin's (hastily scripted?) "ad-lib".


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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... rs-944184/
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Thanks. Now I wish I didn't get it... :roll:
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Peachbox wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:02 pm Only knew it because of research for a previous TD. See Question 3.
What does "TD" stand for? I looked around for a while, but couldn't find any explanation of it. Thanks!
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Robert K S wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:58 pm
davey wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:45 pm I'm not even sure I get it... :?:
Here's the acceptance speech that immediately preceded Martin's (hastily scripted?) "ad-lib".


Contemporary reporting:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... rs-944184/
I knew it was Steve Martin from reading that clue today because I remembered something in a Bathroom Reader about a crack team of writers behind the scenes coming up with that line for Steve Martin.
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You should know by now that I hate, hate, HATE :evil: anything to do with the Oscars. I got Oprah, Uma and that was it.
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Went to Ottawa on a family vacation in 2006, and if I recall correctly, we went for a walk in the city one day which included crossing over the canal. This was in spring, so no skaters, but still, nice of the writers to give a layup to the Canadian viewers. The more I think about it, the less surprised I am to see boardies here struggle with it. I'm not sure how well known it is outside of Canada.
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Robert K S wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:39 pm "Cold + French + world capital" should lead to a WECIB response. Going there in the late winter (March) was the coldest I have ever been.
To me, skating on canals = Hans Brinker (Dutch), and in my mind I could just hear Swedish Chef saying, "Vinter-ludə," so I stayed in Europe with Amsterdam and Stockholm. Picked Stockholm because Amsterdam seemed too obvious. Wasn't familiar with the festival. Or Ottawa canals.
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davey wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:11 pm Thanks. Now I wish I didn't get it... :roll:
You clicked Play? What were you thinking?!!?! :lol:
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The Talking Mime wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:34 pm Went to Ottawa on a family vacation in 2006, and if I recall correctly, we went for a walk in the city one day which included crossing over the canal. This was in spring, so no skaters, but still, nice of the writers to give a layup to the Canadian viewers. The more I think about it, the less surprised I am to see boardies here struggle with it. I'm not sure how well known it is outside of Canada.
Well, "Rideau" isn't only the name of the canal in Ottawa. There is also the Rideau River and the Rideau Falls. Oh, and the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall...
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ldfghjkl wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:26 pm
Peachbox wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:02 pm Only knew it because of research for a previous TD. See Question 3.
What does "TD" stand for? I looked around for a while, but couldn't find any explanation of it. Thanks!
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CailinGaoilge wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:51 pm
The Talking Mime wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:34 pm Went to Ottawa on a family vacation in 2006, and if I recall correctly, we went for a walk in the city one day which included crossing over the canal. This was in spring, so no skaters, but still, nice of the writers to give a layup to the Canadian viewers. The more I think about it, the less surprised I am to see boardies here struggle with it. I'm not sure how well known it is outside of Canada.
Well, "Rideau" isn't only the name of the canal in Ottawa. There is also the Rideau River and the Rideau Falls. Oh, and the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall...
See, if we'd known that....
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opusthepenguin wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:00 am
CailinGaoilge wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:51 pm
The Talking Mime wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:34 pm Went to Ottawa on a family vacation in 2006, and if I recall correctly, we went for a walk in the city one day which included crossing over the canal. This was in spring, so no skaters, but still, nice of the writers to give a layup to the Canadian viewers. The more I think about it, the less surprised I am to see boardies here struggle with it. I'm not sure how well known it is outside of Canada.
Well, "Rideau" isn't only the name of the canal in Ottawa. There is also the Rideau River and the Rideau Falls. Oh, and the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall...
See, if we'd known that....
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The Steve Martin one was my only miss.
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Ottawa instaget. I could have gotten Ford just from president born in Omaha. They gave the whole name and they still didn't get it?
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