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Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:47 am

Much like the earlier Afternoon Delight thread, I'm creating a new thread to lay down a series of quickie questions.

1. Here's a Question 7 type. What do the following people have in common?

Jason Bateman
Daniel Day-Lewis
Christopher Guest
Diane Lane
Paula Patton
Aishwarya Rai
Catherine Zeta-Jones

2. What two films are being described by the following 3 sentences?

A troubled young man wishes to become a pilot, but is denied the opportunity when his uncle points out life's reality. The principal characters undertake a journey in an old vehicle that does not look like much, but somehow arrives at its destination. An old man dies, having served his purpose in training a youngster.

3. What is unusual about the following songs? Can you come up with others?

"You're So Vain" by Carly Simon (1973)
"I Will Not Go Quietly" by Don Henley (1989)
"Galileo" by Indigo Girls (1992)
"Don't Drink the Water" by Dave Matthews Band (1998)
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby skullturfq » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:09 am

Neel Mehta wrote:2. What two films are being described by the following 3 sentences?

A troubled young man wishes to become a pilot, but is denied the opportunity when his uncle points out life's reality. The principal characters undertake a journey in an old vehicle that does not look like much, but somehow arrives at its destination. An old man dies, having served his purpose in training a youngster.


I think this is
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Star Wars
and
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Little Miss Sunshine
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby braggtastic » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:40 am

1. Here's a Question 7 type. What do the following people have in common?

Jason Bateman
Daniel Day-Lewis
Christopher Guest
Diane Lane
Paula Patton
Aishwarya Rai
Catherine Zeta-Jones


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They're all married to people with famous fathers
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby marpocky » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:45 am

Neel Mehta wrote:2. What two films are being described by the following 3 sentences?

A troubled young man wishes to become a pilot, but is denied the opportunity when his uncle points out life's reality. The principal characters undertake a journey in an old vehicle that does not look like much, but somehow arrives at its destination. An old man dies, having served his purpose in training a youngster.


skullturfq beat me to it, but this is awesome.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Muskrat » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

skullturfq wrote:
Neel Mehta wrote:2. What two films are being described by the following 3 sentences?

A troubled young man wishes to become a pilot, but is denied the opportunity when his uncle points out life's reality. The principal characters undertake a journey in an old vehicle that does not look like much, but somehow arrives at its destination. An old man dies, having served his purpose in training a youngster.


I think this is
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Star Wars
and
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Little Miss Sunshine


Or the other movie could be
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The Blues Brothers. Or Memphis Belle. Or lots of other movies. Or none -- why aren't all three sentences about Star Wars?
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:35 pm

Muskrat wrote:Or the other movie could be
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The Blues Brothers. Or Memphis Belle. Or lots of other movies. Or none -- why aren't all three sentences about Star Wars?


They are. The point of the question is that the 3 sentences, taken together, can describe 2 different movies. I hoped that putting the sentences together in a paragraph would eliminate any confusion.

History:
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This sprang from a very different bulletin board after it was announced that Michael Arndt, who wrote Little Miss Sunshine, was writing Star Wars Episode VII. Someone commented, "Little Miss Sunshine is funny, strange, and touching. Cannot imagine that it has any relation to Star Wars." I took that as a challenge.


Answers to #1 and #2 are correct. I would add that for #1
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each person, however famous, is arguably less famous than his or her father-in-law.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby gwynn1984 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:29 pm

I got #3.

They're all songs that have
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famous backup singers
.


I got the answer by knowing the first 2:

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Mick Jagger and Axl Rose


I had to look up the other 2:
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Jackson Browne and Alanis Morissette
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:30 pm

#3 is correct.

4. At present there are 24 Academy Awards categories. In which 4 categories has a woman never been a nominee?

5. Here are four members of a fairly exclusive club. What is their criterion for admission? Once you know that, who else belongs to the club, and who just got invited in 2013?

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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Paucle » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:46 pm

gwynn1984 wrote:I got #3.

Nice! I would've needed something like
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"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell (1984)
to get that link.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Paucle » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:49 pm

Neel Mehta wrote:4. At present there are 24 Academy Awards categories. In which 4 categories has a woman never been a nominee?

Well, there's the easy ones, Best Actor/ Supporting Actor. :wink:
Wait- which one was Linda Hunt for The Year of Living Dangerously ?
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby gwynn1984 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:22 am

#4 is a great question. In addition to the obvious two, I've got...


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Best Cinematography


I thought about both
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Best Animated Feature - since it's new
and
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Best Original Score
, but I was able to recall recent female nominees in each.

Hmm.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:38 pm

gwynn1984 wrote:#4 is a great question.


Thanks. The following three answers are correct:
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Actor in a Leading Role
Actor in a Supporting Role
Cinematography

To save you some time, Suzanne Benson was on the team that won Visual Effects in 1986 for Aliens. (That nominee list is otherwise a sausage fest.)

The fourth category is a bit of a trick. Hint, if you need it:
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A woman has never been a nominee. A man has never been a nominee either.

#5 has not been answered.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Bill » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:35 pm

Neel Mehta wrote:#5 has not been answered.


Actually, we did this one before, but most of the images seem to be gone.

I think this is the new one:

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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:51 am

Bill wrote:
Neel Mehta wrote:#5 has not been answered.


Actually, we did this one before, but most of the images seem to be gone.


Wow. I posted in that old thread, too. I probably didn't know the theme at the time. (And my comment was nonsensical and supertangential, even for me.)

You are correct: Tina Fey is the latest addition, and possibly the first woman in the club.

#4 is mostly answered, and if anyone wants to add club members to #5, they can.

6. What do the following TV characters have in common?

Miranda Bailey, Grey's Anatomy
Ellie Bartowski, Chuck
Jeanie Boulet, ER
Jan & Cindy Brady, The Brady Bunch
Will Gardner, The Good Wife
Tommy Gavin, Rescue Me
Kelly Kapoor, The Office
Sam Malone, Cheers
Greg Sanders, CSI
Walden Schmidt, Two and a Half Men
Marie Warner, 24
Jeff Winger & Ben Chang, Community
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby marpocky » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:07 pm

Neel Mehta wrote:6. What do the following TV characters have in common?

Miranda Bailey, Grey's Anatomy
Ellie Bartowski, Chuck
Jeanie Boulet, ER
Jan & Cindy Brady, The Brady Bunch
Will Gardner, The Good Wife
Tommy Gavin, Rescue Me
Kelly Kapoor, The Office
Sam Malone, Cheers
Greg Sanders, CSI
Walden Schmidt, Two and a Half Men
Marie Warner, 24
Jeff Winger & Ben Chang, Community


I'll add:
Winston Bishop, New Girl
Haley Dunphy, Modern Family
Artie Abrams, Glee
Troy McClure, The Simpsons
...and possibly Penny from The Big Bang Theory, although we don't know for sure whether she qualifies.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:25 pm

Well done on #6.

#4 is still 25 percent unanswered.

7. What do the following people have in common, besides winning Academy Awards?

Woody Allen
Ingrid Bergman
Michael Caine
Clint Eastwood
Clark Gable
Charlton Heston
Grace Kelly
Martin Scorsese
Barbra Streisand
Forest Whitaker

8. Can you name the TV series based on the titles of 3 of its episodes?

a) Ground Rules, Bob and Carol and Larry and Terri, The New Landlord
b) Shrink Wrap, The Dark Defender, Remains to Be Seen
c) The World Series Defense, The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby, The Nightman Cometh
d) Maidenform, The Hobo Code, Commissions and Fees
e) The 43 Peculiarity, The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition, The Cornhusker Vortex
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Paucle » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:27 am

Neel Mehta wrote:a) Ground Rules, Bob and Carol and Larry and Terri, The New Landlord
b) Shrink Wrap, The Dark Defender, Remains to Be Seen
c) The World Series Defense, The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby, The Nightman Cometh
d) Maidenform, The Hobo Code, Commissions and Fees
e) The 43 Peculiarity, The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition, The Cornhusker Vortex


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c: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
d: Mad Men
e: Big Bang Theory


just a guess on B: Dexter
A: feels like Seinfeld, but not.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby gwynn1984 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:21 am

I would think 8a is
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Three's Company
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Bill » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:45 pm

9. The following TV characters have something in common:

Tony Almeida, 24
Arnie Becker, L.A. Law
Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown
Helen Chappel-Hacket, Wings
Eunice Harper Higgins, Mama's Family
Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, JAG

While these TV characters have the opposite thing in common:

Jodie Dallas, Soap
Col. Robert Hogan, Hogan's Heroes
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Maurice Minnifield, Northern Exposure
Will Tippin, Alias
Walter White, Breaking Bad

Can you add to either list?
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Cannon » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:09 am

For #3, you could add Howard Jones' "No One is to Blame," which may feature but a single line that makes it fit the criteria.

You're the fastest runner but you're not allowed to win....
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Paucle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:24 am

I've mulled on Bill's characters and can't come up with anything, so here's my own that I briefly considered as a solution to his.
Trekkies should have no problem with this one, and non-Trekkies can probably IMdB it pretty effortlessly if curious.

What do the following regulars and semi-regulars have in common?
Star Trek: none
The Next Generation: Dr. Pulaski
Deep Space Nine: Quark, Rom, Gul Dukat
Voyager: Tom Paris, Tuvok, Neelix
Enterprise: Admiral Forrest

Hint if needed:
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the original series is none by necessity.


ETA: Forrest
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:17 pm

Bill wrote:9. The following TV characters have something in common:

Tony Almeida, 24
Arnie Becker, L.A. Law
Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown
Helen Chappel-Hacket, Wings
Eunice Harper Higgins, Mama's Family
Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, JAG

While these TV characters have the opposite thing in common:

Jodie Dallas, Soap
Col. Robert Hogan, Hogan's Heroes
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Maurice Minnifield, Northern Exposure
Will Tippin, Alias
Walter White, Breaking Bad

Can you add to either list?


Got it. You could make a pair of bizarro lists as such:

Bizarro List #1
Florence Henderson, The Brady Bunch
Hayden Panettiere, Heroes
Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City
Matthew Perry, Friends
Alfonso Ribeiro, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Bizarro List #2
Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows
Lorne Greene, Bonanza
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Scott Porter, The Good Wife
Brian Van Holt, Cougar Town
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Paucle » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 am

Over a day and nary a nibble? Maybe this list from Law & Order will help, which has similar properties. (These are not necessarily inclusive.)

Original Series Characters: Lenny Brisco, Anita Van Buren, Emil Skoda
Special Victims Unit: Casey Novak, Odafin Tutuola, Melinda Warner, Kathy Stabler
Criminal Intent: Ron Carver, Danny Ross, Megan Wheeler
Trial By Jury: Tracey Kibre, Kelly Gaffney, Hector Salazar, Chris Ravell


Paucle wrote:I've mulled on Bill's characters and can't come up with anything, so here's my own that I briefly considered as a solution to his.
Trekkies should have no problem with this one, and non-Trekkies can probably IMdB it pretty effortlessly if curious.

What do the following regulars and semi-regulars have in common?
Star Trek: none
The Next Generation: Dr. Pulaski, Ro Laren (added)
Deep Space Nine: Quark, Rom, Gul Dukat
Voyager: Tom Paris, Tuvok, Neelix, Lt. Carey (added)
Enterprise: Admiral Forrest

Different Hint if needed:
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does the face ring a bell?

ETA: Forrest
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Neel Mehta » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:10 pm

Paucle wrote:Over a day and nary a nibble? Maybe this list from Law & Order will help, which has similar properties. (These are not necessarily inclusive.)


I had two ideas but I think I've ruled them both out. Yesterday I thought it might have something to do with
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marital status when the character was introduced.
I thought that might make sense with the original series, given your hint. (It would be easier for TV audiences to accept crew members going on a long voyage
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if they weren't leaving spouses and kids behind.)


Today, after your Law & Order application and additional hint, I thought it might have something to do with
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eye color.
That would also make sense with the original series,
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filmed in color but still watched on B&W televisions.


So now I got nothing.
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Re: Evening Delight (Another Set of Quickies)

Postby Paucle » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:41 pm

What if I told you M*A*S*H has Col Sherman T Potter representing this factor?
Another hint here:
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kidding! I'll wait a bit before adding another hint.
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