In this week's episode Ben is back in the host's chair pitting Jonathan and Chris head to head against each other.
Today's episode is just as awesome as ever but near the end of the show we had our first accusation of possible cheating! I know, can you believe it? Who did the cheating? Was it really cheating or just a joke? Did they get caught?! There's only one way to find out. Join us for this episode of Trivial Warfare where it's not just trivia, It's WAR!
First, Chris said that he heard that Michael Bay was a bit of a Delta Bravo. That’s a bit of an inside joke. For a long time we’ve used the NATO phonetic alphabet to represent the initials of various insults in order to use them without being dirty. Delta Bravo equals DB. I’ll let your imaginations do the rest.
Second, there was a brief note about Back to the Future in the segment. That’s enough of an excuse for me to make sure that you’re aware we’re bearing down on the date of Marty McFly’s appearance in the “future”. It’s also worth noting that movie predicts the Cubs to win the World Series this year. I’m starting to hope they do it just so we can say the movie predicted it!
What sport is played on a field that is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide?
What is the name for the Roman god of war?
Remember the tip guys. The planets (excepting earth) were all named for the Roman pantheon of gods
Within 1 year either way, what year were pretzel M&M candies first released?
Who wrote the children’s tale The Ugly Duckling?
Hans Christian Anderson
Harpo Inc. is the production company of what television impresario?
Chris and I joke about this clip all the time. Here’s the real deal, definitely worth a watch
What is the capital of Finland?
What was the performing name of Joe Yule Jr?
Chris talked about remembering Rooney from the Muppets. My favorite Rooney role is actually Pete’s Dragon :-)
What novel was adapted by Mercury Theater on the air in 1938 and caused a nationwide panic?
War of the Worlds
Here’s the actual broadcast. It’s easy to see how this fooled people considering it was their only source of news at the time
Who holds the record for the most points scored in a single game of the NHL?
I made the flippant comment on the show that Sittler wasn’t a “great”. Turns out I’m wrong. Sittler is actually an NHL Hall of Famer. Shows what I know.
Six New York 20-somethings do life together in the NBC sitcom Friends. Name 4 of the 6 actors who starred in the main cast.
This cult film is set almost entirely in and around a Quick Stop convenience store. What was the name of this 1994 black and white film?
Name the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse.
What is the name of the financially troubled company that created the popular social networking games Mafia Wars, Cityville and Farmville?
Who invented the Guillotine?
The guillotine obviously gets a bad rap, but considering that the previous way to behead someone was to hack it off with an axe this actually represented an improvement in both efficiency and humane treatment of the condemned.
Dr. Claw and the forces of M.A.D. were constantly being bested by what animated detective, or at least by the detective’s niece and her dog?
This cool video shows all kinds of voices that Frank Welker did (including Dr. Claw)
With what vocal group did Beyonce Knowles rise to fame?
What unit of measurement gets its common abbreviation from the Latin word Libra?
They can make him stronger, better, faster than he was. What popular name was applied to the rebuilt Alex Murphy?
Oceanus Hopkins was the first baby to be born on what celebrated seagoing vessel?
So this was a first for us. Chris says he wasn’t trying to cheat as you heard on the show. I think he got caught up in the moment and was so frustrated with getting the answer wrong that he just slipped up. I don’t think it was premeditated at all, it just slipped out and he probably would have corrected himself before a couple of seconds had passed. I know that I've told a lie before without thinking about it and then had to come behind myself after a few seconds and say it was untrue and correct it. That's pretty much what I feel like happened here. To be fair, he maintains that it was a joke done poorly.
What do you guys think? Was Chris joking or did he really slip up out of frustration?
Put these iconic NFL football games in chronological order from earliest to latest
The Ice Bowl
The Immaculate Reception
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Fog Bowl
1958 The Greatest Game Ever Played – was the NFL Championship game where the Colts beat the Giants 23-17 in the first playoff game to go into sudden death overtime.