2005 TRASH Regionals
Round 05

1. Grandpa Howard used him primarily for yard work, but the Baker family showed him perfect hospitality, allowing him to bunk with their son, Mike. Daughter Samantha takes him to a dance where he meets his new girlfriend. When he goes missing, Grandpa Howard calls it in to the police and describes him as wearing a red argyle sweater, tan trousers and red shoes. For ten points, name this exchange student found after putting Grandpa Howard's car in a big lake, played by Gedde Watanabe in Sixteen Candles.

Answer: Long Duk Dong (accept the Donger)

2. As of May 2005, this company's website features a note from its president, Michael Orteig, who apologizes for its shutdown after 25 years of service. Its website's main page features specials to London, South Korea and Australia, as well as a cryptic message from Santa Barbara native Robert West, as well as a confidential sheet for "Exodus Part Two". If you go to the seating chart, click on six numbers in the right order to get the trailer for the second season. This is the Web site of, for ten points, what fictional airline, whose crash of Flight 815 launched ABC's Lost.

Answer: Oceanic Airlines

3. This team had to veto a trade with the Yankees for Ron Guidry because the other player involved, Bill Singer, was on the cover of this team's media guide. Roy Hartsfield helmed the team's first three seasons. Bobby Cox was in charge from 1982 to 1985, winning a division title in Cox's final season. Jimy Williams was manager from 1986 until mid-1989, when he was replaced by an African-American who would take them to the World Series. For ten points, name this team, which plays its home games at the former SkyDome and won World Series titles in 1992 and 1993.

Answer: Toronto Blue Jays

4. This quartet formed in Willmette, Illinois, from musicians in Chicago's underground hardcore scene. They teamed with Project Rocket on a 2002 LP, and Evening Out With Your Girl earned raves in 2003. The indie label Fueled By Ramen released their breakout album Take This To Your Grave. Now they're getting mainstream attention with their 2005 major-label debut From Under the Cork Tree, which debuted in the Billboard Top 10. For ten points, identify this band named for a Milhouse character, who had a hit with "Sugar, We're Going Down."

Answer: Fall Out Boy

5. Its Kuala Lumpur location, opened in 1963, was the first American fast food place in Malaysia. Founded in 1922 in Lodi, California, its flagship product had previously been sold for a nickel at a roadside stand. Offering a typical burger-and-fries menu, this franchise, founded by Frank Wright and Roy Allen is now part of Yum! Brands. For ten points, name this often retro fast food chain that specializes in draft root beer.

Answer: A&W Restaurants

6. Joe Camp brought him to national attention, directing him in his first film in 1974. His off-screen alter ego was an old hand at show biz, having had roles on "Petticoat Junction" in the mid 1960s, where he met Edgar Buchanan, who would co-star in his screen debut. In the 80s, TV tried to duplicate his success, casting a near clone of him in the short-lived "Here's Boomer." For ten points, name this venerable screen presence, whose eponymous adventures have seen him as "At Work," "Off the Leash" and as "The Hunted."

Answer: Benji

7. Selected with the 133rd overall pick in the 1980 NFL draft out of Central Michigan, his first touchdown passes came in a loss to the Redskins in the 1983 NFC title game. His best season was his last in 1989 as he threw for 2,591 yards, 14 touchdowns but 19 interceptions for the Cardinals. But he's best known for causing a rift in Dallas when he started the 1984 opener over Danny White. For ten points, name this quarterback who's doing a Roger Murdoch impression by denying to his Survivor tribemates that he played in the NFL.

Answer: Gary Hogeboom

8. You encounter Benny and Clyde twice, once under the Capital Avenue Bridge and again in Burb Village. The other paired set of minibosses you encounter are Randy and Andy, your penultimate fight on the third floor of the school. The Generic Dudes, the Homeboys, the Cowboys, and the Plague are among the gangs you must fight in this game, taking their money along the way, before you get to Slick, who has kidnapped Cyndi. For ten points, high school students Alex and Ryan fight their way through the title city in what NES classic?

Answer: River City Ransom

9. It opens in Amsterdam in 1972, when a young girl finds a medieval book and a cache of old letters in her diplomat father's library. After confronting her father, he admits that 20 years earlier, he searched for a grad school mentor, Professor Rossi who disappeared shortly after proclaiming his belief that Vlad the Impaler was still alive. Following in the footsteps of her father and Helen Rossi, the mentor's daughter, the young heroine seeks the truth as the body count grows. This is the basic plot of, for ten points, what 2005 best-seller by first-time novelist Elizabeth Kostova?

Answer: The Historian

10. Among this actress's lowlights was being fired after playing Bobbi Turner in the pilot for the Ed Asner sitcom Thunder Alley, and being Madonna's understudy in Broadway's Speed the Plow. Born in 1962 in Bedford, New York, she made her small screen debut in a 1978 TV movie under her nickname "Flicka". Recent film work included Lindsay Davis in Raising Helen and Merry in Christmas With the Kranks, and she made an uncredited cameo opposite her husband in the 2002 TV film Door to Door. For ten points, name this wife of William H. Macy, who played Dana Whitaker on Sports Night and currently plays Lynette on Desperate Housewives.

Answer: Felicity Huffman

11. Born with the last name Aurandt, he served in the Army Air Corps until being discharged due to mental illness, after he stole an airplane. He then moved to Chicago, where he became a popular newscaster. Since 1951, his News and Comment has been carried by the ABC Radio Network. Often greeting listeners with the words "Hello Americans!," this is, for ten points, what man who also narrates a daily segment in which he gives you "The Rest of the Story"?

Answer: Paul Harvey

12. In 2004, this quartet released Start From the Dark, it's first album of original material since 1991's Prisoners in Paradise. Originally formed in 1981 as a progressive rock group called Force, it changed its name and style two years later after winning a national talent contest in their native Sweden. Their third album for Epic, released in 1986, was this band at its peak, and included the hit ballad "Carrie" and the title track, a keyboard-heavy standard at sporting events. For ten points name this hair metal band responsible for The Final Countdown.

Answer: Europe

13. This game, the first of a series, begins with a single tile, on which all the players' tokens sit. Each turn, players add tiles and attempt to avoid or kill the title enemies while moving through the play field. Players move up to six tiles at a time; the enemies only move one tile at a time, but up to six move at once. The last tile placed is the helipad, where you can escape the shambling but numerous enemies. For ten points, name this game based on monsters made famous by likes of Dan O'Bannon and George Romero.

Answer: Zombies!!!

14. Launched in July 1995, its subscriber base as of May 2003 totaled 51.7 million people. Early shows on this channel included Danger Zone with Picabo Street, Wild Survival with Corbin Bernsen and the animal show Killer Instinct. E-Force looks at those fighting environmental criminals, while All-Star Barbecue Showdown needs little explanation. In recent years, the channel has pulled more into so-called "traditional" sports, running live coverage of professional rodeos and the Tour de France. For ten points, name this Comcast-owned cable channel that, in October, added NHL hockey to its programming schedule.

Answer: OLN or Outdoor Life Network

15. One says that "Every day, I pray my heart can win. / Every night, I pray I can call you my man." The other says that "Even before all the fame and people screaming your name I was there and you were my baby." The chorus of the first promises "if your love is strong, gonna give my all to you," while that of the second says that even though the two haven't seen each other in a while and she is now with another man, they will always be describable by the title. For ten points, give the shared name of a 1996 song by the Ghost Town DJ's and 2004 collaboration between Usher and Alicia Keys.

Answer: "My Boo"

16. Web searches for this company's name turn up a Kansas architectural manufacturing firm, an Indian aluminum company and an Australian hay growing group. James Valente is vice president of the most infamous group, based out of Burlingame, California, while trainer Greg Anderson has been accused of distributing some its products, such as the designer drug THG. For ten points, name this group, headed by Victor Conte, accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Marion Jones and Barry Bonds.

Answer: BALCO or Bay Area Lab Co-Operative

17. He likes dating white women, especially Harvard professors. In Bad Business, he encouraged a more recent girlfriend, this one African American, to act as bait for a sleazy "dating" service. A renaissance man of sorts, he once noted that Boston University has architecture finer than that of some Burger Kings. Initially a foe, he and Spenser became allies at the end of Promised Land. For ten points, name this trusty sidekick played on the small screen by Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Ernie Hudson and, most famously, Avery Brooks.

Answer: Hawk

18. It first took place on August 6, 1994, and featured journeyman Rick Mast on the pole. Bill Elliott earned his next-to-last Nextel Cup victory in this race in 2002, while Kevin Harvick was the first to win from the pole position, doing so in 2003. Dale Jarrett won this event in 1996 and 1999, but Pittsboro native Jeff Gordon has been the king of this race, winning the inaugural one in 1994, as well as 1998, 2001 and 2004. For ten points, name this Nextel Cup race held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Answer: Brickyard 400 (also accept Allstate 400 at the Brickyard)

19. In 1970, he made a well-received transition to the stage, replacing Woody Allen in the Broadway production of Play It Again, Sam. Born in 1935 in New Rochelle, New York, he made his first theatrical appearance in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. While in college, he met Dwayne Hickman, whom he'd later team with on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. '70s TV work from this actor included Dusty's Trail and Far Out Space Nuts, with both playing off the wacky first mate persona he perfected in a 1960s TV show. For ten points, name this actor, who died in 2005, and is best known for being the namesake star of Gilligan's Island.

Answer: Bob Denver

20. In 2005, Michael Levine's concerto for this instrument and orchestra, perhaps the first concerto ever to feature it, premiered April 16 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with Gary Morse of Dwight Yoakum's band as the soloist. "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow of the Flying Burrito Brothers and Lloyd Maines, father of Dixie Chick Natalie, are among the masters of this usually rectangular instrument normally placed above the player's knees. For ten points, name this type of guitar most associated with country and bluegrass.

Answer: pedal steel guitar

21. Founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974, its slogan is "Movies of the Future". This company always has an eye out for emerging talent, having produced or acquired early films with Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Titles from their catalogue include Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown and their latest production, Tales from the Crapper, which was released in 2004. For ten points, name this film company best known for its Toxic Avenger series.

Answer: Troma