Wednesday, May 7, 2008

pop culture quiz (part 2)

Prepare yourselves to be educated.

1. B
"These pretzels are making me thirsty!" Check it out. Still makes me laugh every time.

2. Bill Murray--Carl Spackler--Caddyshack
The conclusion of arguably the greatest speech in movie history. Here it is.

3. Screws
Look closely at that statement: "Screws fall out all the time. The world's an imperfect place." That's the bottom line of almost every argument you've ever had.

4. D
Sonny got shot at the tollbooth. Fredo broke Michael's heart. There was no Anthony.

5. 1st prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, 2nd prize is a set of steak knives, 3rd prize is you're fired
If you didn't know the answer to this question, you need to see this movie (or at least this scene) three times before we talk again. I'm being serious.

6. Zen
How often do you think Craig Kilborn tells people that he was doing the moment of Zen thing way before Jon Stewart? Do you think that Kilborn has a Jon Stewart voodoo doll? I bet he does.

7. Matt LeBlanc--Joey Tribbiani--Friends
Did you know they spell Tribbiani this way? I always assumed one "b" until I saw it. Also Phoebe's last name is Buffay, not Buffet. And Ross and Monica's last name is Geller, not Gellar.

8. C
Interesting sidenote: Did you know that a guy once won $250,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on a question about Office Space? That seems unfair.

9. "I am serious...and don't call me Shirley."
When I revise my Top 50 Movies list, this is one that will be on it.

10. Darryl
If you didn't know that Larry shows up at the hotel with his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl, then you clearly didn't grow up in my house.

11. Neil Patrick Harris--Barney Stinson--How I Met Your Mother
I don't feel like this show has a big enough audience. It should join Picket Fences and Ed and Sports Night as one of the best shows that more people ought to watch. If I haven't convinced you yet, just get the first season from your local library and make a list of all the ways that NPH's character is exactly like Joe Baker.

12. B
Inconceivable! And since I have nothing else to say here, my second-favorite quote from this movie: "I do not envy the headache you will have in the morning. In the meantime, rest well and dream of large women."

13. You do not talk about Fight Club.
The second rule of Fight Club is you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!

14. C
Mel didn't direct Airplane!, but he did Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which were capital-G Great, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, which was capital-O Okay.

15. B
If anyone knows why he intentionally mispronounces Chianti here, I would love to hear an explanation. That's always bothered me.

16. A
He's not Groundskeeper Willie. He IS Apu, Carl, and Chief Wiggum, along with Moe, Comic Book Guy, Lou, Dr. Nick, Snake, Kirk Van Houten, Captain McAllister, Bumblebee Man, Superintendent Chalmers, Professor Frink, Cletus, Dredrick Tatum, and Chase.

17. C
I really did know this one when they asked. I did NOT know the 8 before this one. And I disliked this guy because he used his phone-a-friend on this question to call his dad and tell him that he didn't actually need any help, he just wanted to tell him he was about to win a million dollars. That's smug.

18. Ray Liotta--Henry Hill--Goodfellas
Sara asked what this was from, and I told her, and she said, "Oh. That's dumb."

19. B
Tricky one here. Dan Akroyd is well known for his Point-Counterpoint segments with Jane Curtin, which were part of Weekend Update. However, he never actually hosted it. Incidentally, Norm Macdonald was the only one of these that was any good.

20. C
This was hard, I know. But this is such a great movie. If you're going to read my blog, you're expected to know everything about it.

How'd you do? Anywhere under 18 and I think you need to go rearrange your Netflix queue.

Later gators.


Stacy said...

YES - all of you should go watch How I Met Your Mother!!! Feel free to come to Indiana and watch my copy of Season 1 with me.

Sara said...

I didn't say that quote from Goodfellas was dumb, just the fact that you like the movie so much. This is very much an Alex-favorites quiz.

The Ben Show said...

Did you know they still haven't renewed How I Met Your Mother for next year? WTH?! Everybody go watch. If that show gets canceled, you'll hear my shouted obscenities echoing across Missouri. Of course, if you're not in Missouri you probably won't hear me, but you should still watch!