Tuesday Trivia Treasure Hunt: Inaugural Edition!


One of the really interesting aspects of being a fugitive is that there are so few things you can spend your money on. 

~Hannibal Smith

I love it when a prize comes together!

You know, I think P&Q needs to get back to its roots. Which is to say, less about serious social issues and edgy political debates and more about why I started writing in the first place. Which is to say: crazy 1980s throwbacks, plenty of pop culture references. and unbridled insanity. (You’re welcome.)
 
I have to say my fellow blogger Ellie Ann was the partial inspiration for this idea. What I hope to do from now on every Tuesday is conduct a pop culture trivia treasure hunt based on a particular theme. Since most of my regulars seem to love the 80s, why not? Here’s how I hope it’ll work…and I’m open to suggestions, since this is strictly an experiment:
 
1.) There will be three levels of questions:  4 each of easy, sorta hard and Sunday New York Times crossword hard. Anybody who answers all the easy questions right gets a shout out on his/her site. Correct answers to all the medium questions get a bit of custom swag for his/her blog or Facebook page. And if anybody gets all the maddeningly hard questions all right, he/she will get a cool prize from P&Q sent via the Howling Mad Express (aka snail mail). Googling and/or Wiki-ing is discouraged, but acceptable when stumped. Answers will be accepted until the following Saturday (which in this case is January 28). Each week will focus on a particular show, character or movie from the awesome 80s. Sound like fun? We’ll kick things off with an old favorite, The A-Team:
 
Easy Questions
 
1. Name this actress, who played Faceman (Dirk Benedict’s) main squeeze in two separate episodes of The A-Team:
 
 
2. Mr. T, the iconic actor who played B.A. Baracus, was given what name at birth?
 
3. George (Col. Hannibal Smith) Peppard was an actual US military veteran. In which branch did he serve?
 
4. According to its opening credits, The A-Team takes place in which American city (pictured below)?
 

Medium Questions

5. Starting in the middle of season 2, the opening credits of The A-Team featured a visual reference to what other cult classic TV show?

6. Dirk Benedict was not the original choice to play Templeton “Faceman” Peck. Which actor played the role in the show’s pilot episode?

7. H.M. Murdock’s (Dwight Schultz) trademark fashion was a customized leather jacket. What specific type of jacket is it and what is written on the back?

8. In season 5, the cast was expanded to include Frankie Santana (Eddie Velez). What was this character’s unusual nickname?

Insanely Hard Questions

9. In an infamous season 4 episode guest-starring Boy George, Murdock’s musical obsession was not, strangely enough, the Culture Club. Who was it?

10. Hannibal Smith, who often wore rubber monster suits in The A-Team, dresses as “Leo the Lizard” in a season 3 episode. From which campy cult classic TV show is the costume borrowed?

11. Mr. T, before going into acting, was an athlete. For what professional sports team did he try out early in his life?

12. Actor Lance LeGault (Col. Decker), the A-Team’s main nemesis, has another claim to fame as which musician’s movie stunt double?

#13 (Tiebreaker) B.A. Baracus and Murdock shared a common blood type. What type was it, and in which episode do we learn this?

OK, that’s it, P&Q Rangers. You have until Saturday and I think you should have some fun with this one. Remember, there’s a chance to win some awesome prizes…don’t dilly-dally now!

My special thanks to Leanne and the Dwight Schultz Gallery for providing so many of the screencaps you see here. You’re awesome.

As always…if you enjoyed this post, be sure to click “Like” and subscribe to P&Q so you’ll never miss another nanosecond of insanity. Life’s too short, ya know?

 

 

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on January 24, 2012.

2 Responses to “Tuesday Trivia Treasure Hunt: Inaugural Edition!”

  1. Now, do I google the one Medium question I don’t know, or be honest about my ignorance…?

  2. […] And Quartered Your one-stop-shop for geeky surrealism « Tuesday Trivia Treasure Hunt: Inaugural Edition! Should I Bare All? January 25, 2012 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed […]

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