Welcome back to Trivial Warfare show notes page! We are back for our 39th episode and that is very exciting. This is Chris and I will be hosting your show notes for this week.
Daniel is back and hosting this special episode. This episode is all Halloween related. We have candy, we have movies and we have spooky questions too. I will say that at more than one occasion for this episode I got a little unnerved. Probably the main reason for me feeling this way is due to the difficulty of the questions. Daniel brought the challenging questions, but he also brought some really great follow ups to the questions. You can tell Daniel did a ton of research for this episode. Thanks Daniel for hosting this week!
Warm It Up Chris! Question of the Episode
Top 10 Traditional Animated Movies in Terms of Dollars in the Box Office (as of 2015):
- The Lion King
- The Simpson’s Movie
- Beauty and the Beast
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Lilo and Stitch
For the record The Little Mermaid made $211,343,479 in its worldwide run.
I really thought this question would be easier than it turned out to be. I think the guys truly overthought everything!
Let's start the show notes!!
What Catholic holiday was Halloween a lead in to?
All Saints Day
Halloween was originally called All Hallows Eve before being given the name we all know it to be now. And yes, Jonathan was eating pizza throughout the whole first half of the episode. It was a little rude I know, but a man’s got to eat. All he does is eat, sleep, play with his son and edit the show, so I guess we can let him multitask here.
What percentage of the candy sold in the United States is sold for Halloween?
Yes, I was going pew pew in the background. And yes, I was acting like I had laser guns in my hands. Hey, don’t judge me. I am losing a lot. I am even excited now when I get one question right.
Chris takes a rare early lead here 20 to 10. I am sure this will change real quick…
Count Dracula is well known to be based on Vlad Tepes, a 15th century dictator. What was the name of the kingdom that Prince Vlad actually ruled?
According to Wikipedia, “He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler and was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. His father, Vlad II Dracul, was a member of the Order of the Dragon, which was founded to protect Christianity in Eastern Europe. Vlad III is revered as a folk hero in Romania and Bulgaria for his protection of the Romanians and Bulgarians both north and south of the Danube. Following his raids on the Ottomans, a significant number of Bulgarian common folk and remaining boyars resettled north of the Danube to Wallachia and recognized his leadership.” Considered knowledge just dropped on you. You are welcome.
Freedonia is a fake country mentioned in the Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup. Here is one of my favorite clip from the movie The West Wing talking about Freedonia. The funny part is that the story that is talked about actually happens!
Halloween is general accepted to have begun as what Celtic harvest festival?
Does anyone else notice how hard these questions are?? Daniel is clearly winning this episode right now.
Trick or treating is believed to be descended from the European of mummying or guising. This required participants to do what before they were allowed to get their treat? Three possible answers.
Sing a song
Do a play or a comedic skit
Yep, Daniel is clearly winning! We did a lot of Monty Python riffing here. I had to put at least ONE clip on the show notes.
What was the first individually wrapped penny candy sold in the US?
Who wrote the song, Monster Mash?
Bobby Pickett performed by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Keepers
Daniel continues to win…sigh. This is not going to help me break this cruddy losing streak I am in!
What is the scientific term for transforming from a human being to a werewolf?
This is also actually a disease. ICD-10 code F22.
So Jonathan closes the gap before halftime 32 to 31. Daniel is still winning even though Jonathan disagrees.
The Top 10 most popular girls and top 10 most popular boy’s costumes from 2014. In any order name 5 costumes from each list.
Daniel accidentally only gave us 9 out of 10 of the boy’s costumes. I looked and looked for the 10th costume for boys and literally found hundreds of top 10 lists. Not sure which one he went with, so I just wanted to mention that here.
Elsa (from Frozen)
Anna (from Frozen)
1950’s Sock Hop costume
After the midpoint I am still leading by one point, 44 to 43.
Jack O’ Lanterns were originally made in Ireland from what vegetable?
I have no clue where Jonathan pulled this answer out…but he did. Well done.
Michael Myers’ iconic white mask was actually purchased in a Halloween store for $2. It was a Halloween mask for what actor’s face?
This is the face of Michael Myers. I can so see that now…
Two part question. Orange and black are the official colors of Halloween. What do each of those colors signify?
Orange – Harvest
Black – Death or Darkness
After four rounds it is 73 to 49 Jonathan getting further ahead. Sigh…frustrating.
In the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, before Freddy Krugger became a nightmare haunting demon, he was a human being that worked in a school that was killed by a lynch mob after being accused of what crime?
Murdering a child
What is the name for the real life medical condition that mimics the symptoms of vampirism?
Nothing really funny to say here, but some really good discussion here on vampires and Bram Stoker.
In the classic vampire movie, Nosperatu, what is the name of the vampire antagonist?
OK, that question was just insane!! So crazy hard.
The two most commonly believed signs for spotting a werewolf in their human form?
Unibrow and hairy palms
Yeah, this question could have turned really dirty. I am so happy we were mature about this. Well sort of mature!
Harry Potter and his friends were invited to what social function on Halloween night in their second year of Hogwarts?
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 500th Death Day Party
This one made me so mad!! I knew this answer. I notice as I do this show more and more that I rush answers too many times and for no reason at all. Jonathan allows us as much time as we want. We edit out dead air. We do not have to rush, but I still do. Ugh…this one still smarts. Oh, and the book this question is from is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
What seral killer was the real life inspiration for characters, Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Norman Bates from Psycho?
So glad Jonathan and I decided to go pub trivia on this question. This question was insane!! It was so difficult. I cannot tell you how bad it is when you hear a question and have ZERO clue. The feeling is just brutal when you have nothing in your noggin when a question is asked. But even after a great discussion between Jonathan and I we had no clue. NONE. You will see nothing in the show notes about this guy, because I still do not want to look anything on him up!
To wash our pallet clean of that icky question, here is a picture of a fluffy bunny. Awwwww!
Going in to the final round Jonathan and I are limping in to it with Jonathan in the lead, 73 to 59.
Put these top selling chocolate candies (mmmm candy!) from bestselling to least selling.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
And with a final score of 73 to 44 it is another win for Jonathan. Noooooooo!
To sum up this week's show, as Jonathan and I said at the end, the true winner of this episode was our hostest with the mostest Daniel Richardson. Well done Daniel!
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