Rejoice! Chris and Jonathan are back with more bad jokes and more awful singing! Most importantly, Episode 5 is chock full of awesome trivia. This week we touch on topics like Frozen, the Thrilla in Manilla, and Soviet spacecraft.
On this episode Chris struggles with the rivers of the underworlds but shows off his knowledge of American lit and politics. On the other hand Jonathan completely misses obvious clues in questions to make life harder for himself but makes up for it with his knowledge of the NFL.
Category of the week: God liked it so much he put a ring on it.
In 1952 Albert Einstein was offered but refused the presidency of what country?
Actors & Actresses
Everyone knows that Idina Menzel plays the part of Elsa in Frozen thanks to “Let it Go”, but who plays Anna?
The first American blood bank was established in 1937 in what Cook County Hospital?
According to Greek Mythology, who ferried the dead across the River Styx?
Bonus – there are 5 rivers in the Greek afterlife, name at least one of them
Acheron, Phlegethon, Lethe, Cocytus
In 1972 the Soviet spacecraft Venus 8 made a soft landing on what planet?
The Boxer rebellion was the officially supported peasant uprising of 1900 that attempted to drive all foreigners from what country?
It is currently January 2015, the New England Patriots have just earned their way to their 8th Super Bowl. Can you name the 2 other teams that also have 8 Super Bowl Appearances?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys
Bonus – out of the 7 appearances that the Patriots have made, what is their record?
Who wrote the play A Streetcar Named Desire?
(Sometimes Chris stuns me with his literature knowledge. It’s not one of his specialties but he still manages to answer a lot of questions.)
During the first season of Sesame Street Oscar the Grouch was not the dirty green color he is now. What color was he?
Bonus – Can you name another very famous character that turned to green? Originally he was Grey.
The Incredible Hulk
God liked it so much, he put a ring on it
Three planets other than Saturn have rings. Jupiter and Uranus as two, what is the third?
(I’m still stunned about the potential reason that Uranus has vertical rings.)
How many red stripes are there on the American Flag?
(I really botched my chance to make a “Red Stripe, it’s Beer!” joke)
Who wrote the novels 50 Shades of Gray, 50 Shades Darker, and 50 Shades Freed?
Henry the VIII was a member of which dynastic house of the English monarchy?
A Penny-Farthing is an early type of what type of man powered vehicle
What literary character lived at 221B Baker Street?
Who was Muhammad Ali’s opponent in the fight known as the Thrilla in Manilla?
What ailment is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease?
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Even More Sports
Former Soccer star Pele is a national of what country?
What Magazine is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America?
Who was the first Roman Catholic president of the United States of America?
John F Kennedy
The National Football League
There are 6 teams in the NFL that do not have cheerleaders. Can you name 4 of them?
The Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
Please put these Disney movies in order by release date from earliest release to most recent
The Jungle Book
The Fox & the Hound
101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Fox & the Hound
Final Thoughts: Episode 5 this and Episode 6 (look for it next week) were challenging. Both Chris and I were tired and a bit out of sorts. It led to some arguing and frustration. That being said, after editing this episode down it feels like a good quality show. I’ll be interested to see how the mood feels on episode 6 when it’s released.
Stick with us though, we just finished recording episodes 7 and 8 this week and I think they are going to be fantastic. Then beginning in week 9 we expect to have some exciting changes to the format that should lead to even more awesome shows.
Thanks for listening – JO