1. "The white zone is for loading and unloading only. There is no parking in the white zone." "Roger Roger! We have clearance Clarence. What's our vector Victor?" "Headquarters, what is it? The big building where generals meet, but that's not important now." and "Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?" are among the quotes in, FTP, what 1980 parody starring Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, and Robert Hays?
2. In 1988, he claimed to be the first in his family to go to college, but he was the second to use the phrase. Was it because his parents weren't bright? No, it was because Neil Kinnock had said it first. FTP, identify this plagarizer of Kinnock, Hubert Humphrey, and Robert Kennedy during his presidential campaign, and a current senator from Delaware.
A: Joseph BIDEN
3. This 1984 comedy was billed as doing for rock and roll what The Sound of Music did for hills. Much of the movie's dialogue was ad-libbed, and the stars were all competent musicians who acually played the music on the soundtrack. FTP name this fictional documentary whose fictional band actually became a real band and which starred Harry Shearer, Michael McKeon and Christopher Guest.
A: THIS IS SPINAL TAP
4. In 1977 he was an 18-year-old student-athlete at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, when he lost his right leg below the thigh due to bone cancer. On April 12, 1980 he left St. John's, Newfoundland, running westward toward Port Renfrew, British Columbia. Unfortunately, he collapsed in Thunder Bay, Ontario, as his cancer had spread to his lungs. FTP name this man whose aborted run raised $24 million for cancer research, but who died on June 28, 1981 as a result.
A: Terry FOX
5. This team has won exactly one Stanley Cup, and it happened in the '80s. They have played in perhaps the strangest shaped arena is pro sports since 1983, three years aafter they moved from Atlanta. FTP name this team which brought home the fifth of Alberta's six 80s Stanley Cups in 1989.
A: CALGARY or FLAMES
6. According to one poll, 79 percent of West Germans laughed along with him. A higher 88 percent expressed ``respect''for his achievement, and 93 percent thought he belonged in the Guinness Book of World Records. FTP name this aviator who left Helsinkiin May of 1987, purportedly for Stockholm, but who instead ended up in the middle of Red Square.
A: Mathias RUST
7. Two answers required. One team had gained a 20-19 lead with only seconds left on November 23, 1982, but they hadn't counted on Kevin Moen, five laterals, and their own band conspiring to turn a routine squib kick into a miraculous touchdown. FTP name these two teams, who will forever be linked to the phrase, "Oh my God! The band is out on the field!"
A: CALifornia (or BERKELEY) and STANFORD
8. Geoff Nightingale and Ken Kragen resurrected an idea that never got off the ground during the Bicentennial, this time to raise money for America's poor and homeless. 5,442,960 people paid $10 each, and sponsors such as MTV, Citibank, and McDonald's bought miles for up to $50,000. FTP name this 4,124-mile long line in which ribbons and balloons were poured in to fillin empty areas of the human chain.
A: HANDS ACROSS AMERICA
9. This school was planning to change its name on January 1, 1983, but only days before this Division II's upset of the century caused such a glut of publicity htat the name has never been changed. FTP name this Hawaii college which beat the Ralph Sampson-led Virginia Cavaliers in 1982.
A: CHAMINADE College
10. On November 24, 1987 she claimed to have been abducted to upstate New Yorkand raped by several white men. Represented by Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason, she was advised not to cooperate with the criminal investigation, instead relying on the razor-sharp analytical techniques of Reverend Al Sharpton. FTP name this woman who later recanted her story, to the embarrassment of all.
A: Tawana BRAWLEY
11. We'll leave this description to Roger Ebert. "It is a truly dreadful film, a lifeless, massive, lumbering exercise in failed comedy. Elaine May, the director, has mounted a multimillion-dollar expedition in search of a plot so thin that it hardly could support a five-minute TV sketch. It's not funny, it's not smart and it's interesting only in the way a traffic accident is interesting." Thanks Roger. FTP, name this legendary 1987 bomb starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty.
12. He ended a 51-day hunger strike in November 1984 only after President Reagan agreed to turn the Federal City College building into a model shelter for the homeless. FTP name this activist and leader of the Community for Creative Non-Violence who committed suicide in 1990 due to apathy toward his cause.
A: Mitch SNYDER
HALFTIME "PYRAMID GAME" 5-Reaganisms 10-Things that show you're a yuppie 15-Things He-Man would say 20-Things a Valley Girl would say 25-'80s Oscar winners 30-Things that can "Bork" you THE RULES: The captain of the team that is ahead "gives". He chooses one of his teammates and one player from the opposition. They take buzzers in hand. The captain gives under Pyramid rules, meaning they can only give a list and cannot use their hands. Either player may buzz in with an answer. A wrong answer is no penalty, and you can buzz again. Two wrong buzzes and you forfeit the bonus to the other team. A "foul" by the person giving means the points for that part go to the other team. Fouls, if not laid out here, should be called in the spirit of $25,000 Pyramid rules. You have 60 seconds.
13. Roxy, Pizazz, and Stormer formed the Misfits, and Osha, Shana, and Kimber were the Holograms, but the show was really all about the Holograms' lead singer. FTP name this truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous cartoon singer and action figure.
14. On July 4, 1984, he got his wish as Wayne Newton played a free concert on the Mall, replacing those "un-American" Beach Boys. In 1989, he revealed that he had earned $420,000 by placing phone calls to HUD. FTP, identify this memorable Reagan cabinet member who described his commission on coal as, "A black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple."
A: James WATT
15. In this film, the Soviet Ambassador, Anatoli Kuragin, is named after a character in "War and Peace." First telecast in 1983, along with a panel discussion, it starred Jason Robards, John Lithgow, Steve Guttenberg, and JoBeth Williams. FTP, what was this tale of how the Dahberg survives nuclear war in their Kansas town?
A: The DAY AFTER
16. In 1977 he saw an exhibit of Pierre Alechinsky art and noted its remarkable similarity to his own work, prompting him to move to New York, where he befriended Jean-Michel Basquiat. He first garnered notice in 1980 by painting in subway stations, and in 1986 he opened The Pop Shop in order to make his work accessible to all. FTP identify this pop artist diagnosed with AIDS in 1988 whose distinctive style involved people and objects drawn merely as unicolored, broadly outlined figures.
A: Keith HARING
17. He's lying. He hocked T-shirts at Comic Relief II, but it was generally a different product that he talked up, with a high degree of exaggeration. FTP name this character, played by David Leisure, who sold his namesake Japanese cars.
A: JOE ISUZU (prompt on Isuzu)
18. In describing this event, The Book of Rock Notes neglects to include The Hooters, who started the whole thing, though it does include the fact that Phil Collins took a Concorde jet so that he could play with Led Zeppelin on one continent and with Sting and Julian Lennon on another. FTP name this event which took place simultaneously in London and Philadelphia dn which raised money for starving Ethiopians.
A: LIVE AID
19. He left the White House to start his own lobbying firm, whose clients included Kim Kihwan, a South Korean envoy, who paid him nearly half a million dollars. In 1988, he was convicted of perjury, in failing to recall his lobbying efforts, which he blamed on alcoholism. FTP, identify this longtime friend of Ronald Reagan, whose lobbying for TWA, Boeing, Canada, and Rockwell, was considered a conflict of interest.
A: Michael DEAVER
20. When a good time turns around, you will never live it down. Give the pack the slip. Get straight. Go Forward. Move ahead. Try to detect it. It's not too late. FTP, when a problem comes along you must do what, according to Devo?
A: WHIP IT
21. The most recent advances in this field, according to its Internet Journal, are improvements in platinum anodes, allowing for better loading. First discovered at the University of Utah, it consists of anomalous heat releases at low temperatures. FTP, identify this 'scientific breakthrough' by Pons and Fleischman.
A: COLD FUSION
22. This (noun) (verb) kids with (amount of time) of fun in the (decade). Usually ordered through Weekly Readers, you played by filling in a skeleton with (noun) and (noun). For (number) points, name this word game.
A: MAD LIBS
23. "Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they did not commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security military stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, maybe you can hire..." FTP, who?
A: The A-TEAM
24. Garry Marshall, creator of 'Happy Days' was hired for the ad campaign to promote this, but it was to no avail. Max Headroom couldn't save it from being dominated by its predecessor, but today it's remembered as one of the most colossal advertising mistakes in history. FTP, identify this sweeter soft drink reformulation.
A: NEW COKE (accept: COKE II)
(TIEBREAKER) 25. FAQTP, who shot J.R.?
A: KRISTIN Shepard (Accept: Mary CROSBY)
1. Yeah, there was never any doubt that there would be a one-hit wonders question, so let's get that out of the way from the start. F5P each, given the one-hit wonder artist, name their song.
2. Yeah, yeah, boo hoo, a teacher died. F5P each name her 6 real astronaut companions. A: Michael SMITH, Francis SCOBEE, Judith RESNICK, Ronald MCNAIR, Ellison ONIZUKA, Gregory JARVIS 3. The only appropriae response to tragedy, of course, is to laugh at it. With that in mind, give the punch line of these Challenger jokes FTP each. 1. How many astronauts can you fit in a Volkswagen? 2. What does NASA stand for? 3. What was the last thing Christa McAuliffe said to her kids? A: (accept close equivalents, or equally funny, [in]appropriate answers) 1. 2 IN THE FRONT, 2 IN THE BACK, 7 IN THE ASHTRAYS 2. NEED ANOTHER SEVEN ASTRONAUTS 3. YOU FEED THE DOG, AND I'LL FEED THE FISH 4. Speaking of seven astronauts, who can forget "The Right Stuff." We'll give you Charles Frank, a.k.a. "Who?" who played Scott Carpenter. For five points each name the actors who played the other six astronauts. A: Dennis QUAID, Fred WARD, Lance HENRIKSEN, Sam SHEPARD, Scott GLENN, Ed HARRIS 5. Certain popular novels defined the '80s. Identify the following such books FTP each, or for 5 if you need their authors. 1. Clay, a rich Los Angelean, comes home from school in New Hampshire and has a totally strung out Christmas break b. Bret Easton Ellis 2. Told in the second person, it is the tale of a New York copy editor strung out on cocaine and distraught after his mother's death b. Jay McInerney 3. This book features ambitious climbers on the lower rungs of the New York art scene and is notable for having been turned into a Merchant-Ivory film. b. Tama Janowitz 4. Now for however many points you have left to get to a total of 30, these three books were turned into a parody version of Cliff's Notes by what quintessentially '80s magazine? A: 1. LESS THAN ZERO 2. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY 3. SLAVES OF NEW YORK 4. SPY 6. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince recorded "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson." These guys thought the same thing. 1. First F5P each, name the three boxers Tyson defeated to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles. 2. Tyson did not get to box in the Olympics, thanks to 2 controversial losses as an amateur to this man, the 1984 heavyweight gold medalist. F15P, name this man, whose pro career was wholly undistinguished. A: 1. Trevor BURBICK, James "Bonecrusher" SMITH, Tony TUCKER 2. Henry TILLMAN 7. After two decades of a swarm of countries gaining independence, the 80s were relatively quiet. FTP each identify these countries that were exceptions to that rule. 1. The only country in mainland Africa to gain independence in the 80s was this nation which also changed the name of its capital, Salisbury. 2. This former British colony left French Guiana as the only colony on the American mainlands when it gained independence in 1981. 3. This island nation, with its capital at Saint John's gained independence from the UK on November 1, 1981. A: 1. ZIMBABWE 2. BELIZE 3. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 8. For many of us, our first experience in solid geometry came from Rubik's Cube and its many ripoffs. For the stated number of points, name these Rubik's Cube wannabes. 1. F5P, The most obvious and first rip off was the simple extension of the cube to 4 by 4 by 4. Give the full name of this toy. 2. F5P, imagine what would happen if instead of cubes you used tetrahedra, or triangles. 3. FTP, take a four-sided prism on each side you see a chain made out of panels. Slide and twist the panels around to connect the chain. 4. FTP, take an icosahedron where you can spin pieces around each vertex. Try and line up rings of the same color. A: 1. RUBIK'S REVENGE 2. PYRAMINX 3. the MISSING LINK 4. ALEXANDER'S STAR 9. You didn't have to have a last name to be famous in the '80s. Several children became famous in the media with the appelation Baby BLANK. FTP each, identify these 80s babies. 1. The American public was way too interested in this two-year-old from Texas who fell down a well. 2. This baby became the subject of a custody battle between surrogate mother Mary Beth Whitehead and biological father William Stern. 3. This newborn became the first and to date only human being to receive a baboon heart transplant in 1984. A: 1. Baby JESSICA McClure 2. BABY M 3. Baby FAYE 10. If this were an ACF packet, this would be Travels with Vishnu, and would travel through space. But this is a trashy 80s packet, so this is time travels with Julie Stahlhut. Answer these questions by and about Julie F5P each. 1. Julie twice saw this band, her favorite, singers of Mexican Radio, live in Boston, Massachusetts, and still wonders where original percussionist Joe Nanini is today. 2. Since she's part punk wannabe and part nature girl, Julie always liked to perk up her hair color with a preparation of the powdered leaves of this plant, notorious for producing bright red tones as well as browns and blacks. 3. In the late 80's, Julie worked in computer support at this prestigious East Coast postgraduate institution, one of whose richest and tallest graduates may well be novelist-screenwriter Michael Crichton. 4. In 1980, Julie got involved in politics for the first and only time, volunteering on the presidential campaign of this silver-haired third-party candidate from Illinois. 5. When she played quasi-competent electric guitar with her band, VideoFree Europe, Julie's main axe was a Fender Telecaster, the same model favored by this rock and roll goddess and lead singer-songwriter for the Pretenders. 6. Julie's MIT buddies Steve Meretzky, Joel Berez, Marc Blank, and Mike Dornbrook launched this company, which specialized in text-based computer games such as "Planetfall", "Leather Goddesses of Phobos", and the classic "Zork". A: 1. WALL OF VOODOO 2. HENNA 3. HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL 4. John ANDERSON 5. Chrissy HYNDE 6. INFOCOM 11. The 1980-81 Saturday Night Live was easily the least memorable ever. FTP each, identify these cast members, all of whom were fired in a mass purge before the end of the season. 1. Easily the most subsequently successful of the three, despite being a "Thicke of the Night" cast member, this comedian is best known as Iago in Aladdin, Mr. Peabody in the Problem Child movies, and for yelling "This stuff is intense!" in Oh! Henry commercials. 2. The only Saturday Night Live cast member who also appears in Saturday Night Fever, she is best known for her role as secretary Toby Pettleby on Dream On. 3. Easily the worst Weekend Update anchor ever, he caused the mass purge by turning to the camera and "accidentally" swearing. Other "notable" starring roles were as the evil head of Network 66 Ned Grossberg on Max Headroom and as David Addison's brother on Moonlighting. A: 1. Gilbert GOTTFRIED 2. Denny DILLON 3. Charles ROCKET 12. Iran-Contragate was a horrific scandal if for no more reason that it started the trend of attaching "gate" to a scandal name for no good reason. FTP each, identify these non-defendants in that scandal. 1. In parody testimony on Saturday Night Live, Senators kept asking, "You're not going to go off and kill yourself, are you?" 2. Perhaps no one ever became more famous for whispering into someone's ear on TV than this lead counsel for Ollie North. 3. Joe once rode the Senate subway with this slot-machine-like Senator who chaired the Senate investigation. A: 1. Robert MCFARLANE 2. Brendan SULLIVAN 3. Daniel INOUYE 13. A man named Tom Tomlinson has compiled a list of the Top 10 Cheeziest Songs of the 80s. We don't know him, but we like his style. Given part of his description of a song, identify it F5P each. 10. The popularity of this OMD song was at least somewhat assured by being associated with the inexplicably popular movie Pretty in Pink, which was yet another John Hughes effort at establishing Molly Ringwald as some sort of 80s sex goddess, contrary to all of the observable evidence. 9. [TIE] F5 each, Although English versions eventually were broadcast as well, the German versions of these 2 songs deserve special notice for pointing out their relevance of anything other than having a good beat to a song's popularity. 8. Originally intended as a workout aerobics album, this debut showed signs of Madonna's coming dominance over the genre, but her particular talents were never exploited so effectively as in this anthem for high schooler-infested malls across America. 7. The theatrical nature of the lead vocalist Ivan Doroschuk is particularly noteworthy, although the key to the song is the choral repetition and helpful spelling guide to those who may be higher-brain- function-impaired. Also notable for the memorable video featuring dwarfs. 6. it has long been my opinion that the fake camera sounds in this song (much worse even than those in Girls on Film) put it over the top. A: 10: IF YOU LEAVE 9: DER KOMISSAR and 99 LUFTBALLONS (or RED BALLOONS) 8: LIKE A VIRGIN 7: The SAFETY DANCE 6: FREEZE FRAME 14. You knew it was coming, here's songs 5 through 1. You'll get 5 points each, and a bonus 5 if you have aced this and the previous bonus. If you didn't get the previous bonus, oh well. 5. This song had it all. A controversial front-man, a fun fast-paced song, and an actual hint at the idea that the song meant something, even if the vast majority of listeners had never heard of its first word in 1985 -- obviously it had something to do with color ("red, gold, and green"?). 4. One of the two consummate prom songs of the 80s (the other being Phil Collins's One More Night), thissong inspired strong emotion in those who heard it - often repulsion and slight nausea. Noteworty for the amazing ability of lead singer Kevin Cronin to hold his "r"s far beyond the limits of normal human endurance. 3. The group's popularity led certain over-excitable record executives compare them to the Beatles and after their initial breakup had enough left over to support both Power Station and Arcadia. From the woman's laugh at the start to the solemn "Doo-doo-doo" chorus, it proves that guitar too can be cheezy. 2. From a group so important that its name needed punctuation, the song's immediate embrace by an eager populace was a sure signal to important record executives of the triumph of form over substance. It was based on a note left by the lead singer's roommate to not let him sleep. 1. Coming from a band which admitted that they didn't really know how to play their instruments, this song was an anthem of would-be swingers and sexual optimists everywhere. The story of a cocktail waitress and her narcissistic ex-lover tapped into the American subconscious in a way previously exploited only by Copacabana. A: 5. KARMA CHAMELEON 4. CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING 3. HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF 2. WAKE ME UP (Before You Go-Go) 1. DON'T YOU WANT ME? 15. For the stated number of points name these airlines whose seat cushions could not keep them afloat in the '80s. 1. F5P, this child of airline deregulation pioneered no-frills, $39 flights to Newark and employee managers. In 1987, it became airline food, literally, for Continental. 2. FTP, The first U.S. airline to go bankrupt since the '60s, it was the nation's eighth-largest when it permanently returned all seats to the locked and upright position in 1982. 3. F15P, this airline primarily serving Appallachia and the Deep South permanently turned off the "no spitting" sign when it merged with USAir in 1989. A: 1. PEOPLEXPRESS 2. BRANIFF International 3. PIEDMONT Airlines 16. We didn't want to have actually watch the Friday the 13th movies to write a question, so we'll just ask about their subtitles. 1. FTP, this installment, subtitled "The Final Chapter" is the only one whose title does not contain its number. Name that number. 2. Now, F5P each, give the subtitles of movies 5 through 8, in any order. A: 1. 4th 2. A NEW BEGINNING, JASON LIVES, The NEW BLOOD, JASON TAKES MANHATTAN 17. Identify these hostages who spent time in Lebanon. 1. F5P, His sister, Peggy Say, became the most visible advocate of the hostages, after he was abducted in 1985. 2. FTP, This representative of the Church of England, worked for many years as a liasion between England and the terrorists, before being taken himself in 1987. 3. F15P, this US Army Lieutenant Colonel, was abducted and quickly murdered by Islamic Radicals, who sent videotape of his body hanging from a gallows. A: 1. Terry ANDERSON 2. Terry WAITE 3. William HIGGINS 18. The Atlanta Games have just ended, but what do you remember about the multiple games from the '80s? Answer these questions for the stated number of points. 1. F5P, This Canadian non-author of Volpone and Bartholomew Fair ran the fastest 100-meter dash in history but failed to qualify in the 100- milliliter squirt in the Seoul games. 2. "Do you believe in miracles?" Who cares? FTP, Do you remember who the U.S. hockey team subsequently defeated for the gold medal. 3. Joe and Dwight were the two people in the country upset that when Jerry Seinfeld dated the runner-up to Mary Lou Retton on the show, she didn't have this, the real name of said person. A: 1. Ben JO(H)NSON 2. FINLAND 3. Ecaterina SZABO 19. Cereal--it's not just for breakfast anymore! F5P each name these breakfast cereals, painfully trapped in the '80s, from a description. 1. Take Apple Jacks, but make them orange flavored. 2. Like their namesake food, this cereal contained 2 flavors, one on each half of the box. 3. There was just something in the middle of this cereal that made people say...its name. 4. This was the only '80s cereal to contain a toxic dye, making it much scarier than the other two in its series. 5. This celebrity cereal was featured prominently in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. 6. Sold with a jingle set to the Nutcracker Suite, this cereal was a something, fruity breakfast treat. A: 1. O'JAYS 2. NERDS 3. O'S 4. BOO BERRY 5. MR. T 6. SMURFBERRY CRUNCH 20. While some '80's beverages failed, the one enduring beverage of that decade remains the wine cooler. For the stated number of points, identify these crimes against alcohol. 1. F5P, the popularly held urban legend about this brand of wine cooler was that it was named for the pet dogs of Ernest and Julio Gallo. 2. FTP, this brand was represented in ads by Bruce Willis, in his "Return of Bruno" days. 3.. For fifteen points, this brand was originally represented by a polar bear, then they paid Ringo Starr a multimillion dollar contract to promote it, which he may have spent entirely on the product, as he went to Betty Ford soon after. A: 1. BARTLES AND JAYMES 2. SEAGRAM'S (Golden Wine Cooler) 3. SUN COUNTRY 21. For a very easy 10 points, identify the two leaders of the Soviet Union who preceded Mikhail Gorbachev. 2. For a much more difficult 20 points, this man headed the Politburo in the time between Brezhnev and Andropov, and between Andropov and Chernenko, serving as acting party secretary. F20P, identify this man, the most powerful Communist in the world for a total of four days. A: 1. Yuri ANDROPOV and Constantin CHERNENKO 2. Vasily V. KUZNETZOV 22. Given a quarterback, identify the USFL team he led. 1. Jim Kelly A: Houston GAMBLERS 2. Cliff Stoudt A: Birmingham STALLIONS 3. Steve Young A: Los Angeles EXPRESS 4. Doug Williams A: Tampa Bay BANDITS 5. Doug Flutie A: New Jersey GENERALS 6. Chuck Fusina A: Philly (or Baltimore) STARS 23. Yes indeed, "They were more than meets the eye," They were pretty damn weird. Identify these Transformers for the stated number of points. 1. F5P, Possibly the ancestor of DOOM's BFG9000, he was the first leader of the evil Decepticons. 2. F5PE, these two tapedeck animals, one bird, one jaguar, sprang from the belly of Soundwave in many an episode. 3. F15P, this truly evil character, voiced in the movie by Orson Welles, was a disembodied head/moon orbiting the Transformer's home planet. A: 1. MEGATRON 2. LAZERBEAK and RAVAGE 3. UNICRON 24. Identify these 1980's Pulizer winners, for the stated number of points. 1. F15P, this newspaper was the only multiple 80's winner of the Meritorious Public Service Award, for reporting in 1981 on Brown Lung disease, and for 1988's report on how Jim Bakker fleeced his flock. 2. FTP, the only 80's winner of the Biography/Autobiography prize to win for an Autobiography was this columnist's book "Growing Up." 3. F5P, the only posthumous winner in Poetry ever, was awarded for her "Collected Poems," released in 1986. A: 1. CHARLOTTE(NC) OBSERVER 2. Russell BAKER 3. Sylvia PLATH.