Thursday, October 27, 2011

I knew that!

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz:

1. Wonder Bread

2. Cassius Clay (He was from Louisville, Kentucky. Because he said things like “I am the greatest!” and “Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee” he was known as The Louisville Lip.)

3. He is us. (The cartoonist was Walt Kelly.)

4. Good night, Chet. (Chet Huntley and David Brinkley were news anchors on NBC-TV.)

5. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

6. Maynard G. Krebs (The television program was The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. The Skipper was on Gilligan’s Island.)

7. Pants on fire.

8. The American way.

9. It’s Howdy Doody time. (Buffalo Bob Smith asked the question at the beginning of every program and the kids in the peanut gallery would shout out the answer.)

10. Oh, my! (from The Wizard of Oz.)

11. Over 30. [Editor’s note. Reader Snowbrush in Oregon has pointed out that the admonition not to trust anyone over 30 is not attributed to Bob Dylan but to Jerry Rubin. He is correct. I knew something didn’t sound right about this question but couldn’t put my finger on it. Jerry Rubin was one of the Chicago 7 along with Abby Hoffman, Tom Hayden (a future husband of Jane Fonda), and others who were jailed at the time of the disturbances surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. If you don’t remember that time, count yourself among the fortunate. Bob Dylan was a person who wanted to sing very badly, and he did. --RWP]

12. Joe Namath (and they weren’t stockings, they were pantyhose.)

13. A little dab’ll do ya.

14. On Blueberry Hill. (Fats Domino and Pat Boone both had hits with this song.)

15. Mary Martin (She also starred on Broadway in South Pacific and The Sound of Music, and she was the mother of Larry Hagman, who played J.R. Ewing on Dallas.)

16. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. Who wrote the book of love?

18. Cause I eats me spinach. (I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.)

19. Smile, you’re on Candid Camera. (with Allen Funt and Fannie Flagg. One of them wrote Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and was a former Miss Alabama.)

20. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

How many did you get right?


  1. I ended up with 17 correct answers. Trying to remember grading scales...I'm at the 85th percentile, giving me probably a C, unless you use a sliding scale. Teacher, be kind.

  2. I keep leaving comments and not having them "take." Frustrating. I got all the answers right! Which is interesting since I never watched much t.v. in my life and have always ignored commercials. I've always said my brain was a flea market of trivia!

  3. On #11, the quotation is attributable to Jerry Rubin rather than Bob Dylan, so I can't count that one as right or wrong, but I got the rest right.

  4. Jeannelle, good for you, you young person, you!

    Rosezilla, see my comment to Jeannelle.

    Snowbrush, you are absolutely correct. I have added a note to the answer to #11 in the post.

  5. "Snowbrush, you are absolutely correct."

    About religion or about Jerry Rubin? Ha, ha, ha. I think I know which one you meant, but I got a laugh from pretending that I didn't.

  6. I managed eleven, but not bad for a non-American. Some I actually knew, others I had to guess at.

  7. Ian/Shooting, that's great! I doubt I would do as well on an equivalent sort of UK quiz.

  8. None. I missed the quiz entirely. Sorry ;-)

  9. Carolina, that's no excuse! I will let you in on a little secret: If you had scrolled down a couple of inches on your computer screen, you would have found it!

  10. I got 18 correct!!
    Missed #4 and #11.

  11. Angela, more than acceptable! I believe that is a grade of 90.