Monday, May 20, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: Before They Were On SNL


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

1st place- Becky: 58 pts... superb job!
2nd place- David  and Teresa: 49 pts each
3rd place- Jon: 46 pts

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


1. 2 pts- John Belushi 
2. 2 pts- Tina Fey
3. 2 pts- Chris Rock-  In a  1991 sketch which featured this performer as militant talk show host Nat X, Kevin Bacon appeared as what rapper?  2 bonus pts- Vanilla Ice
4. 2 pts- Adam Sandler
5. 2 pts- Maya Rudolph- On a 2004 episode in which Janet Jackson was the host and musical guest, the performer above played two characters in one skit... which was a spoof of what 70s sitcom? 2 bonus pts. Good Times. 1 bonus pt each if you can also name the two characters she played in the skit. Maya played Thelma and Willona. 

When Maya pulled double duty in the Good Times skit, it was yet another example of her tremendous talent. Unfortunately, it also put a spotlight on a problem that's plagued SNL for years... it's lack of ethnic diversity. The preceding commentary was brought to you courtesy of the National Federation of Soapbox Makers.


6. 3 pts- Chris Farley
7. 2 pts- Dana Carvey Enid Strict, the above performer's pious talk show host character, is better known as The __ __. 2 bonus pts- The Church Lady
8. 2 pts- Bill Murray
9. 2 pts- Kristen Wiig- On the above performer's final SNL appearance as a regular in 2012, what rock legend was the host and musical guest? 3 bonus pts- Mick Jagger
10. 4 pts- Al Franken

11. 3 pts- Ben Stiller
12. 4 pts- Harry Shearer
13.  2 pts- Amy Poehler
14.  2 pts- Eddie MurphyOn December 11, 1982, this performer became the only SNL cast member to do what while still a regular? 4 bonus pts- Eddie hosted the show (filling in for an ill Nick Nolte)
15. 6 pts- Robert Downey Jr.- Robert was a regular on SNL from 1985-1986. Becky was the only player to get this correct.


David Burke said...

On the drive home that night all of a sudden I thought, "Jeez, that was probably Robert Downey Jr."

Malcolm Bondon said...

David: lol. I've had similar things happen to me when it comes to trivia. I hope you had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

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