Sunday, September 12, 2010

Trivia Time - Part 50

This week Rick has a free pass! Good thing, Rick, you'll need it!

Who Are We? Legend has it that this director borrowed John Barrymore's body from the mortuary for a few hours for a good-bye visit with which actor? Who Are We?

1. What does the button that Richard Loo wears in Road to Morocco say?

2. Who was the football announcer in the Jack Lemmon film, The Fortune Cookie?

3. Who played Boom Boom's dad in The Fortune Cookie?

4. Which future pop star/music executive had an uncredited bit part in the Jimmy Stewart film, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation?

5. Which two Warner Bros "stars" helped make Pismo Beach famous?

6. Who was the broadcast team for the FIRST season of ABC's Monday Night Football?

7. Who was the host of ABC's Wide World of Sports?

8. Who was the host of ABC's The American Sportsman?

9. Who were the emcees of the 1964 T.A.M.I. show?

10. Which act in the T.A.M.I. show scared the Rolling Stones so much that they locked themselves in their dressing room to discuss whether or not they were going to try to follow it?


  1. Hey Paul! I can redeem myself from last week's question about Errol that I couldn't answer. Director Raoul Walsh got a couple of friends to take Barrymore's body from the funeral home. They took it to Errol Flynn's house and propped Barrymore up in a chair. When Flynn got home, he completely freaked out to see Barrymore's unembalmed body sitting in his chair. Of course, all were extremely drunk at the time. I can't help thinking that Barrymore would have laughed the hardest at this ghoulish joke.

  2. Becks, good job! I'd be disappointed if you didn't know this one....see I did get a Flynn question in for you!

    Raoul Walsh said that when he took the body back, the mortician asked "Where did you take him?" When Walsh replied, "To Errol Flynn's house" the mortician said, "You should have told me! I would have put him in a better suit!" LOL!

  3. #2. Was it, Keith Jackson?

    Who Are We? Legend has it that this director borrowed John Barrymore's body from the mortuary for a few hours for a good-bye visit with which actor? Who Are We?

    "oh my gosh" !!!

  4. Paul, I was so excited about knowing the Barrymore story I forgot to do #9 and #10. Jan and Dean opened the concert, and James Brown performed before the Stones. It's hard to believe now that the Stones would need to be afraid of following ANYBODY.
    Dawn, I love your simple reaction to the Who Are We answer -- oh my gosh is right! What a wild bunch they were!

  5. Dawn, Keith Jackson is the answer to #2! Way to go!

    By the way, if you can ever catch Raoul Walsh in The Men Who Made the Movies, just watch his face as he tells the story about John Barrymore's body. His final comment is, "Those were the days!"

    Becks, you're right about #9 and #10! BTW the T.A.M.I. Show has recently been released on DVD.

  6. 6. I'll try to Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell, and Dandy Don.
    7. Jim McKay.
    8. Wasn't Curt Gowdy one of them?

  7. I'm sorry, but... that is just wrong(((gag)))on so many levels.

  8. Well Rick, you had the free pass, but jumped in anyway! Good for you! #6 is wrong, but you're right about Jim McKay and Curt Gowdy. For #6, remember I said the FIRST season!

    Dawn, are you still talking about the practical joke played with Barrymore's body? Then you better not watch Blake Edward's film, S.O.B., because he uses a variation of it!

    I agree with you that it's wrong....but it is part of Hollywood history and so belongs on this site! LOL!

  9. Based on his appearance in another question, I'll go with Mr. Versatile: Keith Jackson to go with Howard and Don for Season 1 of MNF (not the same not that it's on ESPN).

  10. It's about time you figured it out, Rick! LOL!

    Yes, it was a trick question!

  11. Time for a recap: #1, 3, 4, and 5 are still unanswered.

  12. I don't remember Herb Albert in that movie.

    Is #5 Frankie and Annette?

  13. Good work, Dawn! You got #4! I'm impressed!

    Tom, Herb Alpert was a trumpet player in the band at the yacht club dance. Sorry, #5 is not Frankie and Annette.

  14. #3. Was it.. Archie Moore? (I had help from the DH).

  15. #5 I think that would be Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck

  16. LOLOL!! Welcome back Gilby! Want to come to Pismo and eat some clams?

    You're right on the money, of course! Great job!