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  • 1. 

    In the Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" movies, who is Clouseau's combative houseboy?

    • A.

      Nato

    • B.

      Sato

    • C.

      Cato

    • D.

      Potato

    Correct Answer
    C. Cato
    Explanation
    In the Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" movies, Clouseau's combative houseboy is named Cato. Cato is known for his martial arts skills and is often instructed by Clouseau to surprise him with attacks to keep him on his toes. Cato's character adds comedic tension to the films as he constantly ambushes Clouseau at unexpected moments, leading to hilarious fight scenes between the two.

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  • 2. 

    In 1964's "The Pink Panther", as what are Sir Charles Lytton and his nephew disguised?

    • A.

      Plumbers

    • B.

      Panthers

    • C.

      Giraffes

    • D.

      Gorillas

    Correct Answer
    D. Gorillas
    Explanation
    In the 1964 film "The Pink Panther," Sir Charles Lytton and his nephew are disguised as gorillas. This disguise allows them to blend in and carry out their secretive activities without drawing attention.

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  • 3. 

    What show, starring Mike Rowe, premiered on the Discovery Channel in November 2003?

    • A.

      Dirty Jobs

    • B.

      Too Yucky For Film

    • C.

      Revolting Jobs

    • D.

      Nasty Jobs

    Correct Answer
    A. Dirty Jobs
    Explanation
    Dirty Jobs is the correct answer because it is the only show mentioned that starred Mike Rowe and premiered on the Discovery Channel in November 2003. The other options, "Too Yucky For Film," "Revolting Jobs," and "Nasty Jobs," are not valid choices as they are not real shows or do not fit the given criteria.

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  • 4. 

    O-Town, Da Band and Danity Kane were put together in the first iterations of what show?

    • A.

      Making The Lunch

    • B.

      Making The Band

    • C.

      Making The Team

    • D.

      Making The Dance Group

    Correct Answer
    B. Making The Band
    Explanation
    O-Town, Da Band, and Danity Kane were all created and formed as musical groups in the reality TV show "Making The Band". The show followed the process of selecting and training the members of these groups, showcasing their journey in the music industry.

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  • 5. 

    What comedian from "The Daily Show" started his own show airing right after it in 2005?

    • A.

      Stephen Colbert

    • B.

      Fred The Funny Guy

    • C.

      Rob Corddry

    • D.

      Samantha Bee

    Correct Answer
    A. Stephen Colbert
    Explanation
    Stephen Colbert is the correct answer because he is a comedian who started his own show airing right after "The Daily Show" in 2005. He gained popularity as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" and went on to host "The Colbert Report," a satirical news program that aired immediately after "The Daily Show." Colbert's show was known for its humorous and politically-charged commentary, making him a prominent figure in late-night television.

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  • 6. 

    What did "The Daily Show" call its election coverage in 2000?

    • A.

      Indecision 2000

    • B.

      Limbo 2000

    • C.

      Don't Look Now 2000

    • D.

      Shrodinger's President

    Correct Answer
    A. Indecision 2000
    Explanation
    "The Daily Show" called its election coverage in 2000 "Indecision 2000." This name reflects the show's satirical approach to politics and highlights the uncertainty and indecisiveness surrounding the outcome of the election. The term "indecision" also plays on the word "decision," emphasizing the comedic tone of the show's coverage.

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  • 7. 

    Who hosted "Politically Incorrect" from 1993-2002, on Comedy Central and later on ABC?

    • A.

      Lamb Chop

    • B.

      Bill Maher

    • C.

      Craig Kilborn

    • D.

      Bill Major

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Maher
    Explanation
    Bill Maher hosted "Politically Incorrect" from 1993-2002, on Comedy Central and later on ABC.

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  • 8. 

    Who plays Detective Tubbs on the 1980's series "Miami Vice"?

    • A.

      Philip Michael Thomas

    • B.

      Denzel Washington

    • C.

      Bruce Willis

    • D.

      Hayden Christensen

    Correct Answer
    A. Philip Michael Thomas
    Explanation
    Philip Michael Thomas played Detective Tubbs on the 1980's series "Miami Vice."

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  • 9. 

    A flock of what birds is seen in the opening credits of "Miami Vice"?

    • A.

      Flamingos

    • B.

      Ostriches

    • C.

      Swans

    • D.

      Pelicans

    Correct Answer
    A. Flamingos
    Explanation
    In the opening credits of "Miami Vice," a flock of flamingos is seen. Flamingos are known for their vibrant pink feathers and are often associated with tropical environments. The presence of flamingos in the opening credits helps to set the scene and establish the show's Miami setting, as flamingos are commonly found in the wetlands and coastal areas of Florida.

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  • 10. 

    The TV show "Angel", which premiered in 1999, was a spinoff of what show?

    • A.

      My Mother, The Car

    • B.

      Chicago Hope

    • C.

      Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    • D.

      Firefly

    Correct Answer
    C. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Explanation
    "Angel" was a spinoff of the TV show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". This means that "Angel" was created based on characters or storylines from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". This is a common practice in television, where successful shows often spawn spinoffs to capitalize on their popularity and expand the universe of the original show. In this case, "Angel" focused on the character Angel, who was a vampire with a soul, and his own adventures separate from the main storyline of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer".

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  • 11. 

    What's the real name of the title character on the series "Dog the Bounty Hunter"?

    • A.

      Albert Michael

    • B.

      David Shepherd

    • C.

      Collie H. Poodle

    • D.

      Duane Chapman

    Correct Answer
    D. Duane Chapman
    Explanation
    Duane Chapman is the real name of the title character on the series "Dog the Bounty Hunter". This information can be inferred from the question itself, which asks for the real name of the title character. The other options, Albert Michael, David Shepherd, and Collie H. Poodle, are not relevant to the question and can be eliminated.

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  • 12. 

    What TV chef is known for saying "Bam!" and "Kick it up a notch"?

    • A.

      Mario Batali

    • B.

      Emeril Lagasse

    • C.

      Barbie

    • D.

      Masaharu Morimoto

    Correct Answer
    B. Emeril Lagasse
    Explanation
    Emeril Lagasse is known for saying "Bam!" and "Kick it up a notch". He became famous for his energetic cooking style and catchphrases on his television shows, such as "Emeril Live" and "Essence of Emeril". Lagasse's use of "Bam!" to add emphasis and excitement to his cooking demonstrations became his signature catchphrase, while "Kick it up a notch" encouraged viewers to take their own cooking to the next level by adding more flavor and creativity.

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  • 13. 

    What anthology series that began in 1980 has opening credits based on Edward Gorey's work?

    • A.

      Night Gallery

    • B.

      Mystery

    • C.

      Scary People In Suits

    • D.

      Masterpiece Theater

    Correct Answer
    B. Mystery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mystery." The anthology series "Mystery" began in 1980 and its opening credits are based on Edward Gorey's work.

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  • 14. 

    What 1974 holiday special featured Heat Miser and Snow Miser?

    • A.

      Labor Day Laughs

    • B.

      Peter Cottontail

    • C.

      Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    • D.

      The Year Without A Santa Claus

    Correct Answer
    D. The Year Without A Santa Claus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Year Without A Santa Claus." This holiday special, released in 1974, features the characters Heat Miser and Snow Miser. In the story, Santa Claus decides to take a year off from delivering presents, and the Heat Miser and Snow Miser play a significant role in the plot. They are two contrasting characters who control the weather, with Heat Miser controlling hot weather and Snow Miser controlling cold weather. They become central figures in the story as they help Santa Claus in his mission to save Christmas.

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  • 15. 

    What 1964 Christmas special featured the Island of Misfit Toys?

    • A.

      Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    • B.

      Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    • C.

      The Year Without A Christmas

    • D.

      Santa's Really Bad Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Explanation
    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is the correct answer because it is a well-known Christmas special that was first aired in 1964. The story revolves around Rudolph, a reindeer with a glowing red nose, who is initially rejected by his peers but eventually becomes a hero. The Island of Misfit Toys is a significant part of the story, where Rudolph and his friends encounter abandoned and unwanted toys. This Christmas special has become a beloved classic and is often associated with the holiday season.

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  • 16. 

    On the series "Star Trek: The Next Generation", what is the name of Data's cat?

    • A.

      Spot

    • B.

      Foofy Fluffykins

    • C.

      Tabby

    • D.

      Stripe

    Correct Answer
    A. Spot
    Explanation
    In the series "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Data's cat is named Spot. This is a well-known fact among fans of the show. Spot is a recurring character and often seen in Data's quarters.

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  • 17. 

    Who stars as Charles Francis Harper on the show "Two and a Half Men"?

    • A.

      Julia Roberts

    • B.

      Robert De Niro

    • C.

      Martin Sheen

    • D.

      Charlie Sheen

    Correct Answer
    D. Charlie Sheen
    Explanation
    Charlie Sheen stars as Charles Francis Harper on the show "Two and a Half Men".

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  • 18. 

    Who parodied "Risky Business" on "Saturday Night Live" during his father's presidency?

    • A.

      Steven Ford

    • B.

      George W. Bush

    • C.

      John Quincy Adams

    • D.

      Ron Reagan, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ron Reagan, Jr.
    Explanation
    Ron Reagan, Jr. parodied "Risky Business" on "Saturday Night Live" during his father's presidency.

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  • 19. 

    What was the name of Roseanne Barr's character on the show "Roseanne"?

    • A.

      Helen Abrams

    • B.

      Roseanne Conner

    • C.

      Barr None

    • D.

      Roseanne Jacobs

    Correct Answer
    B. Roseanne Conner
    Explanation
    Roseanne Barr's character on the show "Roseanne" was named Roseanne Conner.

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  • 20. 

    In what U.S. city is the HBO drama "The Wire" set?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Wireopolis

    • C.

      Baltimore

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    C. Baltimore
    Explanation
    "The Wire" is set in Baltimore. The HBO drama series revolves around the interconnected lives of various characters involved in the drug trade, law enforcement, and politics in the city of Baltimore. The show is known for its realistic portrayal of urban life and has been praised for its social commentary and complex storytelling.

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  • 21. 

    On the series premiere of "Eleventh Hour", what is the code name for the cloners' boss?

    • A.

      Cinderella

    • B.

      Pumbaa

    • C.

      Aladdin

    • D.

      Geppetto

    Correct Answer
    D. Geppetto
    Explanation
    In the series premiere of "Eleventh Hour," the code name for the cloners' boss is Geppetto.

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  • 22. 

    What's the name of Walter's wife on the series "Breaking Bad"?

    • A.

      Skyler

    • B.

      Tweetles

    • C.

      Sydney

    • D.

      Aimee

    Correct Answer
    A. Skyler
    Explanation
    In the series "Breaking Bad," Walter's wife is named Skyler.

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  • 23. 

    Who plays Warrick Brown on the series "CSI"?

    • A.

      Eric Szmanda

    • B.

      Jorja Fox

    • C.

      William Peterson

    • D.

      Gary Dourdan

    Correct Answer
    D. Gary Dourdan
    Explanation
    Gary Dourdan is the correct answer because he played the character Warrick Brown on the series "CSI."

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  • 24. 

    Who is shot in the second season finale of the TV show "House"?

    • A.

      House

    • B.

      House's Least Favorite Patient

    • C.

      Wilson

    • D.

      Cuddy

    Correct Answer
    A. House
    Explanation
    In the second season finale of the TV show "House," House is shot. This event adds a dramatic twist to the storyline and leaves viewers wondering about the consequences and potential character development in the following season.

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  • 25. 

    What's the last name of brothers Don and Charlie on the series "Numb3rs"?

    • A.

      Olmes

    • B.

      Aptes

    • C.

      Urps

    • D.

      Eppes

    Correct Answer
    D. Eppes
    Explanation
    The last name of brothers Don and Charlie on the series "Numb3rs" is Eppes.

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  • 26. 

    On the series "Numb3rs", at what university is Charlie Eppes a professor?

    • A.

      Harvard University

    • B.

      Keokuk University Of Corn

    • C.

      Florida Institute Of Technology

    • D.

      California Institute Of Science

    Correct Answer
    D. California Institute Of Science
    Explanation
    Charlie Eppes is a professor at the California Institute Of Science.

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  • 27. 

    What character does Kathryn Morris play on the TV series "Cold Case"?

    • A.

      Violette Bellini

    • B.

      Snapdragon Jones

    • C.

      Lilly Rush

    • D.

      Rose Hartman

    Correct Answer
    C. Lilly Rush
    Explanation
    Kathryn Morris plays the character Lilly Rush on the TV series "Cold Case."

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  • 28. 

    Ryan Wolfe was shot in the eye with what unusual weapon in Season Four of "CSI: Miami"?

    • A.

      Water Pistol

    • B.

      Ketchup Bottle

    • C.

      Nailgun

    • D.

      Paint Gun

    Correct Answer
    C. Nailgun
    Explanation
    In Season Four of "CSI: Miami," Ryan Wolfe was shot in the eye with a nailgun. This weapon is considered unusual because it is typically used for construction purposes rather than as a weapon. The nailgun shoots nails at high speeds, and the impact can cause severe injury or even death. In this specific episode, the nailgun was used as a weapon, resulting in Ryan Wolfe's eye injury.

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