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On 5/8/2019 at 2:43 PM, phkrause said:

Which 1970s TV sitcom had its theme song reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

Welcome Back, Kotter

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 the answer  is  WELCOME  BACK  KOTTER

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Answer: In 1975, John Sebastian, former member of the beloved 60s pop group the Lovin’ Spoonful, was asked to write and record the theme song for a brand-new television show with the working title Kotter. Sebastian had trouble finding rhymes for the word “Kotter” and ended up going with the more general “welcome back” theme. That song, “Welcome Back,” became the #1 song on the charts on this day in 1976. It also led producers to change the show’s title to Welcome Back, Kotter. Sebastian performed the song on the first season of Saturday Night Live, and memorably flubbed the opening lyrics.

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Betty White Was the Oldest Host, so Who Was the Youngest SNL Host?

With Betty White as the oldest host at age 88, who was the youngest? That honor went to Drew Barrymore, who hosted the show after E.T. became a hit. She was only seven years old at the time. The next youngest host was Macaulay Culkin, who hosted at age 11. Between White and Barrymore, SNL has had a host age range of about 81 years.

23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the First Person Banned From the Show?

Despite SNL's reputation for biting and sometimes crude humor, it is possible to annoy the producer, cast, and audience so much that you are outright banned from coming back. The first musical guest banned was Elvis Costello for his interrupted musical performance; he was pressured to perform a political song by his record company, but Costello thought the song, about a British figure, wouldn't make sense to an American audience. He stopped the song a few seconds in and told the audience he wouldn't play it, and instead played "Radio, Radio." The first host banned was either Charles Grodin in 1977 or Milton Berle in 1979, depending on your tolerance levels; Grodin merely was considered a bad host who missed rehearsals, but Berle tried to wrest so much control of the show from the actual writers and showrunners that he performed his own sketches and reportedly made performing difficult for other cast members. And the first person banned by the audience was comedian Andy Kaufman, who asked audience members to vote on whether he should be banned.

 

23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the First Host From the Political Arena?

The first season of SNL had hosts from all across the public spectrum, and parodying politics quickly became a hallmark of the show. Many people remember Gerald Ford's cameo, where he got to say the famous "Live From New York" line, but the first show to actually feature a political host was on April 17, 1976, when Ford's press secretary, Ron Nessen, was the host.

 

23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who Was the First Member of the Show to Mess up a Line?

Watch a few SNL shows and chances are you'll see at least one host or cast member break character and laugh during the sketch, or obviously mess up a line, to the great delight of the audience. But the first flub didn't happen during a sketch. It happened in the first show and was from announcer Don Pardo. The cast was known as the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players," and Pardo mixed up the word order a bit ("Not for Ready Prime Time Players"). The flub was obviously forgiven as Pardo continued to announce the show until 2014, when he died at age 96.

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In 2006, William Shatner sold which item on eBay for $25,000?

I believe "A grilled cheese sandwich?"

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I  will  go along  with  a  GRILLED  CHEESE  SANDWICH

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

In 2006, William Shatner sold which item on eBay for $25,000?

I believe "A grilled cheese sandwich?"

 

3 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

GRILLED  CHEESE  SANDWICH

Answer: Kidney stones are pretty disgusting, but that didn’t stop someone from purchasing the kidney stone of famed actor William Shatner, who put his kidney stone up for sale on eBay in 2006 to raise money for the housing charity Habitat for Humanity. Shatner’s kidney stone ended up selling for a ridiculous $25,000 to GoldenPalace.com, which is the same wacky online casino that bought a Dorito shaped like the Pope’s hat and forked over $28,000 for a half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich that resembled the Virgin Mary.

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What legendary underdog defeated Goliath in an ancient Biblical fight?

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

What legendary underdog defeated Goliath in an ancient Biblical fight?

Answer: The story of David and Goliah can be found in First Samuel 17 of the Bible. It tells the story of the giant Goliath, a nine-foot soldier from Gath, and his defeat at the hands of David, a young Israelite shepherd. In the famous battle, David hurls a stone from his sling and hits Goliath in the center of his forehead, Goliath falls on his face to the ground, and David cuts off his head. The story of David and Goliath is most often quoted as an analogy used to illustrate a perceived underdog overcoming a challenger or foe considered much stronger and more likely to win.

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Who created the American tradition of Mother's Day?

Anna Jarvis

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At what average age do American women become first-time mothers?

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23 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who created the American tradition of Mother's Day?

Anna Jarvis

Answer: Anna Jarvis was the founder of the Mother's Day holiday in the United States. In 1908, three years after her mother's death, Jarvis held a memorial ceremony to honor her mother and all mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, marking the first official observance of Mother's Day. In the ensuing years, Anna Jarvis embarked upon a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday. After her persistent efforts, Mother’s Day was finally proclaimed a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar.

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

At what average age do American women become first-time mothers?

Answer: Women are becoming mothers later in life. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of American women at the time of their first birth is 26.3. The increase in the average age to have a baby reflects two broader trends: women getting married later in life and more women attending college. The average age at which women tie the knot for the first time is 27.6 years, rising to 29.5 years for men. That's a sharp jump from the average marriage ages of 21 and 23 reported in 1968.

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Which product was originally marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic & Intellectual Beverage"?

Coca-Cola

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Toucan Sam is the mascot for which breakfast cereal?

Froot Loops

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20 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which product was originally marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic & Intellectual Beverage"?

Coca-Cola

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

COCA  COLA

Answer: Coca Cola was originally marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage" when it first appeared on the market in 1886. It was promoted it as an “intellectual beverage” and a “brain and nerve tonic”, one that “could cure headaches, relieve exhaustion and deliver you with exhilarating and invigorating joy”. It was particularly beneficial for “ladies, and all those whose sedentary employment causes nervous prostration”. Initially it was available through the drug store and soon found its way to the soda fountain.

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15 hours ago, phkrause said:

Toucan Sam is the mascot for which breakfast cereal?

Froot Loops

 

1 hour ago, dgrimm60 said:

FOOT  LOOPS

Answer: Froot Loops is a brand of sweetened, fruit-flavored breakfast cereal introduced by Kellogg's in 1963. Originally, there were only red, orange and yellow loops, but green, blue and purple were added during the 1990s. Toucan Sam has been the mascot of Froot Loops since its first appearance. Toucan Sam is a blue anthropomorphic toucan; the colors of his bill correspond to the three original Froot Loop colors. He is portrayed as having an uncanny ability to smell Froot Loops from great distances and locates a concealed bowl of the cereal while intoning "Follow my nose! It always knows!"

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Which of these musical titles does NOT actually end with an exclamation point?

I'm gonna guess Annie

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21 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these musical titles does NOT actually end with an exclamation point?

I'm gonna guess Annie

 

2 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

I  will  go along with  ANNIE

Answer: Many Broadway musicals have followed the proud tradition of punctuating their title with an exclamation mark starting with Oklahoma! (1943), and continuing on with Hello Dolly! (1964), Oh! Calcutta! (1976), and Mamma Mia! (2001). "It brings urgency, excitement and humor," says Mark Zablow, a branding specialist at Cogent Entertainment. "It makes you expect the show to be lively and have a lot going on." The Broadway musical Annie opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years but does not contain an exclamation mark in its title.

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Elton John wrote the song "Candle in the Wind" about what actress?

I believe Marilyn Monroe

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Which sports league's commissioner has a last name that can be found on the periodic table?

My guess the NHL

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18 hours ago, phkrause said:

Elton John wrote the song "Candle in the Wind" about what actress?

I believe Marilyn Monroe

Answer: "Candle in the Wind" is a song with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. The lyrics of the song are a sympathetic portrayal of the life of Marilyn Monroe. (The song's opening line "Goodbye Norma Jean" refers to Monroe's real name.) Bernie Taupin was inspired to write the song after hearing the phrase "candle in the wind" used in tribute to Janis Joplin. In 1997, John performed a rewritten version of the song as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which sports league's commissioner has a last name that can be found on the periodic table?

My guess the NHL

Answer: Adam Silver is the current commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Silver was unanimously elected NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, by the NBA Board of Governors. Since joining the NBA in 1992, Silver has also held the positions of Senior VP & COO, NBA Entertainment, and NBA Chief of Staff. Before joining the NBA, Silver was a lawyer at the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. In 2015, he was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People and one of Fortune's 50 Greatest Leaders.

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