Monday, October 14, 2019

Movie-TV Connection Game (October 2019)

Robert De Niro and Robby Benson.
If you're new to this game, here are the rules:  You will be given a pair or trio of films or performers and will be required to to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc. As always, don't answer all the questions so others can play, too. There is a single best answer for each question. 

1. The TV series Superman and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

2. The TV series Lost in Space and Sky King.

3. Banacek and Longstreet.

4. Bonanza and Lost in Space (this one is a stretch...but still a connection).

5. The TV series Star Trek and The Love Boat.

6. Tales of Manhattan and The Yellow Rolls Royce.

7. The Music Man and the TV series Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

8. Dead of Night (1945) and Spellbound.

9. Raquel Welch and Grant Williams.

10. Lee J. Cobb and Stewart Granger.

11. Rebecca and The Birds (No, it's more than Hitchcock!).

12. Peter Lorre and Doris Day (an easy one!).

13. Ava Gardner and Kim Cattrall.

14. Robert De Niro and Robby Benson.

15. George Hamilton and Sissy Spacek.

27 comments:

  1. #4: Guy Williams. The Lost in Space captain/dad was briefly a Cartwright.

    #6: Anthology movies with stories connected by a suit in one and a car in the other.

    #10: They both owned TVs Shiloh ranch. Cobb as Judge Garth on The Virginian and Granger as Col. MacKenzie on The Men from Shiloh.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well done, especially with #6 and #10! There's also another connection with #4.

      Delete
  2. 9. Both shrank to very tiny size, Welch in Fantastic Voyage and Williams in The Incredible Shrinking Man.

    15. Both played country music stars. Hamilton was Hank Williams in Your Cheatin' Heart and Spacek was Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Two great answers! While your response to #15 is absolutely correct, there's also another connection, too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. 15. Both have really powerful psychokinetic abilities.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great job, Bill! Sissy in CARRIE and George in THE POWER.

      Delete
  5. #14 DeNiro (Bang the Drum Slowly) and Benson (Death Be Not Proud) both played characters that succumb to disease. DeNiro....Hodgins....Benson....Brain tumor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is true, but there's also another connection.

      Delete
  6. #3 Longstreet and Banacek were both insurance investigators.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are correct (as always).

      Delete
    2. Tho Banacek was an anti insurance investigator. Hated such companies after one screwed his father. Got paid for beating them. Humiliating them.

      Delete
  7. #12 Both were in a version of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" Lorre in the 1930s, Day in the 1950s

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right again, same films but the tone of each is very different.

      Delete
  8. #12 Peter Lorre starred in "Mad Love". That movie was remade into "Pillow Talk" with Doris Day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think PILLOW TALK is related to MAD LOVE.

      Delete
  9. #13 Kim Catrell starred in "Manniquin" which had the same theme as the movie "One Touch of Venus" starring Ava Gardner.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, both films are about statues (well, one is a mannequin) vome to life.

      Delete
  10. Replies
    1. There is a silly connection that hasn't been identified.

      Delete
  11. Still looking for answers (or additional answers) for 2, 4, 5 (very easy), 7, 8, and 14.

    ReplyDelete
  12. #2. Both shows featured teenage girls named Penny?

    #7. Both had prominent parts for librarians (either that, or maybe at some point Buffy fought a demon named Shipoopi)?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Al, you did great, answering both question correctly!

      Delete
  13. Remaining questions needing answers: 4, 5 (very easy), 8, and 14.

    ReplyDelete