If game show hosts like Bob Barker, Wink Martindale, and Monty Hall taught me anything during my internet/cable/cellphone-free youth, it’s that a good host always builds suspense before the big reveal of the answers. With that in mind, two notes before I give the answers from Wednesday’s CMEpalooza Agenda Trivia:
- If your company is interested in sponsoring CMEpalooza Fall, make sure you check out the Sponsorship Prospectus soon. We are selling out quickly.
- This is how the scoring works: There are eight trivia questions, and the answer for each question relates in some way to one of the agenda sessions. For each question, you get 1 point for the correct answer and 1 point for naming the correct CMEpalooza session, for a total of 2 points for each question. Two of the trivia questions have two-part answers, so you get 1 point for each answer, plus 1 point for the CMEpalooza session, for a total of 3 points. There are a total of 18 possible points. If you get a perfect score without googling, let us know in the comments. There aren’t any prizes, though maybe I can you send you an old pack of baseball cards or something.
This article of clothing, made from PVC plastic and featuring numerous colors, was one of the biggest fashion hits of the 80s.
Answer: Jelly Shoes
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This 1989 movie predicted that in 2015, the President would be a woman, cars would fly, and the Cubs would win the World Series. All were wrong.
Answer: Back to the Future II
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The 80s were weird. People would pay $2 a minute to dial these four digits (followed by a standard seven digit phone number) to listen to pre-recorded messages from Hulk Hogan, Paula Abdul, He-Man, and others (not to mention the various party lines and psychic options that were available.)
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This popular 90s sitcom included a character named Wilson Wilson (yes, that’s his name) and his catchphrase “Hi-di-ho, neighbor!”
Answer: Home Improvement
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The star of 1980s hit show The Fall Guy also starred as astronaut Steve Austin in this even more popular show from the 70s. One point for naming the actor and one point for naming the show.
Answer: Lee Majors and The Six Million Dollar Man
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This person dominated tennis during the 70s and 80s, winning 18 major singles titles, 31 major doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles, for a combined total of 59 major titles, the most in the Open Era.
Answer: Martina Navratilova
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This song from 1985 was written for a movie of the same name, by the same person (Danny Elfman) who wrote the theme song for The Simpsons. One point for naming the song and one point for naming the band who sings it.
Answer: Weird Science by Oingo Boingo
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In 1984, a Mister Softee ice cream truck driver memorized the board patterns of this game show and won more than $100,000, record winnings at the time.
Answer: Press Your Luck
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The answer to Scott’s bonus question (“There was one for Mr. Body in the study, 2 for the chandelier, 2 at the lounge door, and 1 for the singing telegram. 1+2+2+1”) is Clue (0 points.)