Monday, March 11, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: The 1990s


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

1st place-  
Teresa: 54 pts 
2nd place- Becky: 40 pts 
3rd place- Jon: 27 pts

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


1. 2 pts- movie- Titanic
2. 2 pts- toy fad- Furby
3. 2 pts- album- Nevermind by Nirvana
4. 2 pts- TV show- In Living Color When this show debuted, it aired on what night of the week? 3 bonus pts
5. 2 pts- toy- Game Boy


6. 3 pts- Nutritionist/motivational speaker- Susan Powter This woman popularized what 3-word catchphrase? 3 bonus pts- Stop the insanity!- Best intentionally funny answer of the week goes to Ann who said, Sinéad O'Connor after a make-over
7. 2 pts- movie- Boyz in the Hood
8. 2 ptsclothing fad- Cross Colours- Launched on the premise of producing “clothes without prejudices” Cross Colours helped establish a fashion market based around black youth. Among the many celebs who sported Cross Colours were Arsenio Hall, TLC, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, and Kriss Kross. Teresa was the only player to get this correct. 
9. 2 pts- music video-Jeremy by Pearl Jam
10. 4 pts- self-help author- John Gray, author of the bestselling book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus 


11. 3 pts- R&B group- SWV (Sisters with Voices)
12. 4 pts- series of books- Magic Eye- 
Becky was the only player to get this correct. 
13.  2 pts- movie- Pulp Fiction What's the title of the song which plays over the opening credits of this movie? 4 bonus pts- Misirlou by Dick Dale
14.  2 pts- toy fad- Tickle Me Elmo
15. 6 pts- TV show- Over the Top- This sitcom ran on ABC in 1997. It starred Tim Curry as a fired soap opera actor who moves into the hotel run by his ex-wife (played by Annie Potts) who he was married to 20 years ago... for 12 days. Also in the cast were John O'Hurley (Peterman from Seinfeld) as the hotel's assistant manager, Marla Sokoloff (The Practice) and Luke Tarsitano (Fudge) as Annie's children. In the upper right corner of the photo above is a young Steve Carell, who played the hotel's psychotic Greek chef. Teresa was the only player to get this correct. As Teresa said, she may have also been the only person to watch this show because it ran for only 3 episodes. 

The clip below is from an episode with guest star John Ritter:

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