Specialist: Danny DeVito

From the quiz on 12/9/17.

  1. Which villain does Danny DeVito play in Tim Burton’s 1992 film Batman Returns? The Penguin

  2. Danny DeVito played Martini in the 1971 off-Broadway revival of which 1963 play, before reprising his role in the 1975 film adaptation of the same title? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  3. Rhea Perlman, to whom Danny DeVito was married from 1982 to 2017, rose to fame playing waitress Carla Tortelli on which American sitcom of the 80s and early 90s? Cheers

  4. What is the full name of the satyr voiced by Danny DeVito in the 1997 Disney film Hercules? Philoctetes

  5. Which fellow American actor was Danny DeVito’s roommate in New York in the 1960s and has since collaborated with him on a number of films, beginning with Romancing the Stone in 1984? Michael Douglas



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From the quiz on 12/9/17.

  1. The films Silver Bullet, Hearts in Atlantis, Stand by Me, Secret Window, Maximum Overdrive and The Shawshank Redemption are all based on works by which American author? Stephen King

  2. Which American actor starred as Michael Kelso in That ’70s Show, Colt Bennett in The Ranch and Walden Schmidt in Two and a Half Men, in addition to creating and hosting the hidden camera show Punk’d? Ashton Kutcher

  3. In 2005, thanks to a programming oversight, a virulent disease called Corrupted Blood decimated the players of which MMORPG? World of Warcraft

  4. What is the name of the girl pictured playing noughts and crosses with a stuffed clown on the BBC’s Test Card F, who as a result has more airtime on British TV than any other person in history? Carole Hersee

  5. Which American actor of Italian origin appeared in just five feature films in his career (from 1972 to 1978), all of which were nominated for or won the Academy Award for Best Picture? John Cazale


Specialist: Rocky Horror

From the quiz on 5/9/17.

  1. In a song from The Rocky Horror Show, which character is described as “From the day he was born / He was trouble / He was the thorn / In his mother’s side”? Eddie

  2. In an early scene from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn recreate which famous 1930 painting outside a church? American Gothic

  3. Which character sings the song Once in a While? Brad (Majors)

  4. What is the title of Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien’s 1981 pseudo-sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which features Janet and Brad as contestants on a surreal game show called Marriage Maze? Shock Treatment

  5. In the 2016 Rocky Horror Picture Show TV special subtitled Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, which transgender actress plays Dr Frank-N-Furter? Laverne Cox

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From the quiz on 5/9/17.

  1. Which James Bond film features the famous exchange “Do you expect me to talk? / No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!”? Goldfinger

  2. What animal is Sonny Crockett’s pet Elvis in the US crime drama series Miami Vice? Alligator

  3. Fates, Awakening, Radiant Dawn, Path of Radiance and The Sacred Stones are subtitles of entries in which series of tactical RPGs published by Nintendo? Fire Emblem

  4. Which American actress’s many film roles include Jessie Barnes in Alaska, Enid in Ghost World and Jane Burnham in American Beauty? Thora Birch

  5. The character known in the original A Song of Ice and Fire novels as Asha Greyjoy was given what new first name for the Game of Thrones TV adaptation? Yara

  6. On which island is the TV series Bergerac set? Jersey

  7. For which 2015 western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu did Leonardo DiCaprio win his first Academy Award? The Revenant

  8. Which American company created the Dance Central, Rock Band and Guitar Hero series of rhythm video games? Harmonix

  9. George and Mildred and Robin’s Nest are spin-offs of which ITV sitcom of the 1970s? Man About the House

  10. Pharrell Williams’s song Happy was originally written for which 2013 animated film? Despicable Me 2

Specialist: Peanuts

From the quiz on 29/8/17.

  1. What breed of dog is Snoopy? Beagle

  2. What is the name of the younger brother of Linus and Lucy van Pelt? Rerun (van Pelt)

  3. In which city was the Snoopy Museum opened in 2016? Tokyo

  4. By what one-word nickname does Peppermint Patty always refer to Charlie Brown? Chuck

  5. What is the favourite composer of Charlie Brown’s piano prodigy friend Schroeder? Beethoven

  6. Which American animator directed, produced and provided Snoopy and Woodstock’s voices for the first four Peanuts feature films and the vast majority of the first 44 TV specials? Bill Mendelez

Specialist: Bruce Forsyth

From the quiz on 22/8/17.

  1. According to Bruce Forsyth’s catchphrase from Play Your Cards Right, what do you “get nothing for, not in this game”? A pair

  2. Bruce Forsyth first rose to national fame as the host of an ITV variety show broadcast from which London theatre? London Palladium

  3. Bruce Forsyth’s third wife, Wilnelia Merced, won which international beauty contest in 1975? Miss World

  4. Bruce Forsyth’s catchphrases “Didn’t they do well?” and “Good game, good game” both originated during his time presenting which BBC game show? The Generation Game

  5. In which 1971 Disney film does Bruce Forsyth play Swinburne, the spivvy henchman of the Bookman? Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Specialist: Game of Thrones [II]

From the quiz on 22/8/17.

  1. Which English actress, also known for her role as Cassie Ainsworth in Skins, plays Gilly in Game of Thrones? Hannah Murray

  2. In the first episode of series 7, which singer makes a controversial cameo as a Lannister soldier? Ed Sheeran

  3. What is the name of the deity worshipped by most of the Iron Islands? Drowned God

  4. In season 2, which guild of assassins does Arya Stark briefly join as an acolyte? Faceless Men

  5. What is the meaning of the Old Ghiscari word mhysa, which the inhabitants of Yunkai bestow upon Daenerys Targaryen after she frees them from slavery? Mother