Sunday, November 27, 2011

Answers To Friday Funday Trivia: TV Families

Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week:

1st place- Jessica: 42 pts (Being the early bird put you over the top... excellent job!
2nd place- Ann and Pjazzy 40 pts each
3rd place- Jon: 33 pts

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.

In parentheses are the names of the TV series.


1. 2 pts- Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
2. 2 pts- Walsh (Beverly Hills, 90210)
3. 2 pts- Ewing (Dallas)
4. 2 pts- Griffin (Family Guy)
5. 3 pts- Cartwright (Bonanza)


6. 3 pts- Heck (The Middle)
7. 2 pts- Duke (The Dukes of Hazzard)
8. 2 pts- Brady (The Brady Kids)
9. 3 pts- Winslow (Family Matters)
10. 2 pts- Petrie (The Dick Van Dyke Show)


11. 4 pts- Baxter (That's So Raven)
12. 2 pts- Keaton (Family Ties)
13. 3 pts- Reagan (Blue Bloods)
14. 2 pts- Bundy (Married... with Children)
15. 6 pts- Smith (The Smith Family)- This ABC comedy drama (about a police detective, his wife and their three kids) starred Henry Fonda, Janet Blair, Darleen Carr, Ron Howard, and Michael-James Wixted and ran for a season and a half from 1971-1972.

Below are the two opening credits sequences used for The Smith Family. It looks as if the 2nd sequence was an effort to emphasize the action elements of the show.

The Retro Mix Playlist For 11/26/11

Show theme: The 1980s

6 pm hour

Beat It- Michael Jackson
The Ooh Ooh Song- Pat Benatar
Who Can It Be Now?- Men at Work
Smuggler’s Blues- Glenn Frey
If You Don’t Know Me By Now- Simply Red
Very Special- Debra Laws
Word Up- Cameo

With or Without You segment:
Had It with You- The Rolling Stones
Just Another Night- Mick Jagger

Early in the Morning- The Gap Band
Human- The Human League
Hey Jack Kerouac- 10,000 Maniacs
Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)- Paul Lekakis
Hell Bent for Leather- Judas Priest

7 pm hour

Bust a Move- Young MC
Candy Man- Mary Jane Girls
Red Skies- The Fixx
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye
Friday Let Me Down- Hall & Oates
Don’t Get Me Wrong- The Pretenders
My Prerogative- Bobby Brown

On the Flip Side segment:
Let’s Make This Precious- Dexy’s Midnight Runners (B-side to “Come on Eileen”)

Hot for Teacher- Van Halen
Steamy Windows- Tina Turner
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me- Culture Club
Smalltown Boy- Bronski Beat
Play at Your Own Risk- Planet Patrol

8 pm hour

Cum on Feel the Noize- Quiet Riot
Turn to You- The Go Gos
Shake Your Thang- Salt ‘n’ Pepa
Super Freak- Rick James
Shining Star- The Manhattans
The Longest Time- Billy Joel
Disturbance at the Heron House- R.E.M.
Coming Up- Paul McCartney
Pull Up to the Bumper- Grace Jones
Just Can’t Get Enough- Depeche Mode
Smooth Operator- Sade
Chains of Love- Erasure
Change of Heart- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Apache- The Sugarhill Gang

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Smuggler's Blues by Glenn Frey

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Funday Trivia: TV Families

This week's quiz features 3 montages containing 15 photos of TV show families. You have to correctly provide the last name of the family. To enlarge the montages, click on them. Below the montages are the point values for each photo (40 pts total).

If you are a Friday Funday Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the following rules before playing:

* The game is pub style so looking up the answers, using friends/family for help, etc. is not allowed.

* If you are the only player to correctly identify a photo, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their final answers to me will earn 2 bonus points. 

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to no later than Friday night (11/25) at 11:59 PM EST. The answers will be posted on Saturday, Nov. 26th.

Because its Black Friday, I may extend the deadline by a day. This will depend on the number of submissions I get during the normal timeframe.

Not an official rule: If you have no clue about a photo, feel free to come up with an intentionally funny answer. Although you won't get credit for a correct answer, you'll get a thumbs up from me for originality, execution, and showmanship. What can I say, I love to be entertained and I'll take it any way I can get it!

Have fun and good luck!


1. 2 pts
2. 2 pts
3. 2 pts
4. 2 pts
5. 3 pts


6. 3 pts
7. 2 pts
8. 2 pts
9. 3 pts
10. 2 pts

11. 4 pts
12. 2 pts
13. 3 pts
14. 2 pts
15. 6 pts
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