Daily Trivia: 12/28/12

Question: In Can’t Buy Me Love, what future Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast member played the younger brother of Patrick Dempsey’s character?


Last Question: What nighttime soap cast Alec Baldwin as the wife-beating televangelist Joshua Rush?

Answer: Knot’s Landing

Great job Christa (@buttercup081474)!!

Alec Baldwin played Joshua Rush for two seasons on Knot’s Landing, from 1984 to 1986 (seasons 6 and 7):

And here is his death scene were Joshua takes a Crash Landing on Knot’s Landing:

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Daily Trivia: 12/27/12

Question: What nighttime soap cast Alec Baldwin as the wife-beating televangelist Joshua Rush?


Last Question: What sitcom, which aired from 1986-1987, starred Jack Klugman and John Stamos?

Answer: You Again?

Great job Christa (@buttercup081474)!!

You Again? aired for two seasons – February 27, 1986 to March 30, 1987. Jack Klugman played Henry Willows, and John Stamos played his son, Matt. Henry was a supermarket manager who had been divorced for 10 years, and made no effort to see his son in that time. Then Matt came back in his life to come live with him. They were a bit of an “odd couple” as Matt was ill-mannered and a ladies man, and Henry was gruff and bitter. They would have differences, and in sitcom tradition, they were resolved by the end of the episode. Here is an episode:

 

 

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Daily Trivia: 12/26/12

Question: What sitcom, which aired from 1986-1987, starred Jack Klugman and John Stamos?


Last Question: In Christmas Vacation, what was wrong with the turkey the Griswolds had for dinner on Christmas Eve?

A. It was really a Cornish Hen
B. It was still frozen
C. It was severely overcooked
D. It still had feathers

Answer: C. It was severely overcooked

Great job Jim and Frida (@carrjam94)!!

Remember That Song: 12/26/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I can’t remember anything
Can’t tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me


Last Song: “I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz

My love, tell me what it’s all about
You’ve got something that I can’t live without

“And Now a Word From Our Sponsor” – ’80s Christmas Commercials

This is a repost of an article I posted 2 years ago. Many of you may have missed this the first time around, or it may have been a couple of years since you last saw these classic commercials. I hope you enjoy these:

They could be annoying at times. Some were pretty good. Good or bad, some of them are ingrained in our brains. But in the days before DVR, you used to have to sit through commercials. Whether you liked them or not, it can be fun to look back at some commercials. We may have been in the house more in the winter, so that may have been when we saw the most commercials. Let’s Return to the ’80s, and look back at some Christmas commercials:

Folgers

No matter how dramatic and tear-jerking the television show was that you were watching, you could not help but well up during the Foldgers commercials of the ’80s. Anyway, that’s the affect they wanted to push on you.

Oreos

I know you finally got the jingle out of your head. So, now you can get another listen. Your Welcome!!!!

McDonalds

Oh what a nice guy that Ronald McDonald is! And how the hell can he ice skate with those big ass clown shoes?!? If you can’t skate with the big kids, then stay off the ice! But Ronald McDonald has compassion for him.

Fruity Pebbles

Even Fred Flinstone was generous at this time of year. This may have been the only time Fred shared is Fruity Pebbles with cheapskate Barney. I know cereal can be expensive, but come on, man! Why don’t you ever buy your own!!

Toys R Us

Yeah, I’m sure they had a large collection of Cabbage Patch Kids! There’s no truth to the rumor that immediately after this commercial aired, there was a mob scene at all the Toys R Us stores, and all the stores were picked clean. On second though, maybe there is some truth to it. Why can I picture Geoffrey getting trampled?

Honey Nut Cheerios

Wow, Scrooge’s “Bah, Humbug” is pretty intense for a commercial with a cartoon bee.

Sears

What prices!! Ah, cassette players. Those were the days.

And here’s one for the ladies:

Atari

Atari AND E.T.!! You don’t get more ’80s than that!

Daily Trivia: 12/21/12

Question: Since noone got yesterday’s Christmas Vacation trivia, here’s another one:
What was wrong with the turkey the Griswolds had for dinner on Christmas Eve?

A. It was really a Cornish Hen
B. It was still frozen
C. It was severely overcooked
D. It still had feathers


Last Question: In Christmas Vacation, how many imported Italian twinkle lights does Clark use on the house?

A. 25,000
B. 6
C. 500,000
D. 2,500

Answer: A. 25,000

And he checked every bulb!!
Drumroll please!!

But hope is not lost…

Remember That Song: 12/21/12

Can you name the artist and song:

My love, tell me what it’s all about
You’ve got something that I can’t live without


Last Song: “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

Great job Jim and Kids Inc Daily (@kidsincdaily)!!

Now I don’t want you back for the weekend, not back for a day (no no no)
I said baby I just want you back and I want you to stay

And courtesy of @kidsincdaily:

Daily Trivia: 12/20/12

Question: In Christmas Vacation, how many imported Italian twinkle lights does Clark use on the house?

A. 25,000
B. 6
C. 500,000
D. 2,500


Last Question: Can you name all the colors on a traditional Rubik’s Cube?

Answer: Red, White, Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Green

Great job Wilhelmina (@WillieSun)!!

Yesterday at work, we had our Christmas party. We had a Yankee Swap at the party, with a $15 limit. The gift I bought for the swap…You guessed it! A Rubik’s Cube!! Everybody has different rules. In this case the way the swap worked was after a person opened a gift, then the next person would grab another gift, and before they open it, decide whether they wanted to steal somebody else’s gift, or keep the one they have, then open it.

My supervisor got a Blu-Ray of The Muppet Christmas Carol. A few people later, somebody stole the movie, and gave him another gift, which was the Rubik’s Cube. He said that part of the interview process was going to include having a prospective employee try to solve the Cube. A few people later, somebody stole the Rubik’s Cube from him! I was so happy that there was interest in the Rubik’s Cube.

I actually had a really good number, and was next to last. As tempted as I was to take the Rubik’s Cube, I decided to keep the gift I picked, which looked like a gift card. It ended up being a $15 iTunes gift card. Score!! I’ll make sure I’ll use it towards ’80s related music!

Have any of you recently given or received a cool ’80s gift from somebody at work?

Here are some old Rubik’s Cube commercials that will bring back memories: