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Answers to TV theme song trivia 2

May 24, 2014

Answers to TV theme song trivia 2

These are the answers to

Who is the one on whom we can depend? TV theme song trivia 2

If you want to see if you know them, go to the post linked above before coming back to this one to see how you did. 🙂

1. Who “…is the one on whom we can depend?” (I’ve always liked this one, for being  grammatically correct…although that’s not the only reason)

Sailor Moon Youtube video Sailor Moon collection at Amazon (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

2. Who has a character who is “…transferred into a fire-breathing dragon”? (Yes, that’s right…”transferred“, not “transformed“. I never understood how that blooper was the cut that got used)

Mightor Youtube video Moby Dick And The Mighty Mightor: Complete Series (2 Disc) (at AmazonSmile)

3. Who is a “…cool exect”? (That’s another blooper…the singer is very careful to hit the “t” at the end of that strongly…even though the line should actually be a “…cool exec”. It’s common slang, short for “executive”

Iron Man (1966 cartoon) Youtube video The Marvel Superheroes ’66 Collection (at AmazonSmile) [currently unavailable]

4. Where does someone mention “…drinking fresh mango juice”?

Red Dwarf Youtube video Red Dwarf: The Complete Collection (at AmazonSmile)

5. Who’s what are “…like a shield of steel”?

Batfink’s wings Batfink: The Complete Series (at AmazonSmile)

6. Who are you going to want for your valentine? (But stay away…this person is spoken for)

Gidget Youtube video Gidget: The Complete Series (at AmazonSmile)

7. Who doesn’t charm the crabs right out of their shells?

Phyllis Youtube Phyllis – Volume 1 (Two episodes): TV Series Premiere Episode/ Bess Is You a Woman Now? (at AmazonSmile)

8. Who makes the vilest villain cower?

Atom Ant Youtube video Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1 (at AmazonSmile)

9. Who’s got tricks up his sleeve most bad guys won’t believe?

Secret Squirrel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S_F9U9gNEQ Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1 (at AmazonSmile)

10. Who could be wrong now…but I don’t think so? (and in meta-fashion, hated it when the character hates when “they” change the theme songs)

Monk Youtube video

Monk: The Complete Series – Limited Edition (at AmazonSmile)

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the  The Measured Circle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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Who is the one on whom we can depend? TV theme song trivia 2

May 14, 2014

 Who is the one on whom we can depend? TV theme song trivia 2

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been four years since I did a TV theme song trivia post!

What does the nut do in pajamas?

You’ve missed it, right? 😉

I’m going to give you clues to famous TV show theme songs…see how many of them you know (without looking them up…that’s cheating, or at least, demonstrating an entirely different skill). I’ll post the answers later.

  1. Who “…is the one on whom we can depend?” (I’ve always liked this one, for being  grammatically correct…although that’s not the only reason)
  2. Who has a character who is “…transferred into a fire-breathing dragon”? (Yes, that’s right…”transferred“, not “transformed“. I never understood how that blooper was the cut that got used)
  3. Who is a “…cool exect”? (That’s another blooper…the singer is very careful to hit the “t” at the end of that strongly…even though the line should actually be a “…cool exec”. It’s common slang, short for “executive”
  4. Where does someone mention “…drinking fresh mango juice”?
  5. Who’s what are “…like a shield of steel”?
  6. Who are you going to want for your valentine? (But stay away…this person is spoken for)
  7. Who doesn’t charm the crabs right out of their shells?
  8. Who makes the vilest villain cower?
  9. Who’s got tricks up his sleeve most bad guys won’t believe?
  10. Who could be wrong now…but I don’t think so? (and in meta-fashion, hated it when the character hates when “they” change the theme songs)

How did you do? Answers later…

New! Try the free The Measured Circle magazine at Flipboard

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the  The Measured Circle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

 

Answers to the TV theme song trivia

March 1, 2010

 Answers to the TV theme song trivia

Yesterday, I posted some tv theme song trivia questions.  These are the answers today.  🙂

I’m typically linking to the DVD set for the series, as well as a link to a YouTube video of the theme song.  If you are reading this on a Kindle, be aware that the videos won’t be displayed on the current versions of that device.

1. What can you see are all the same?

A1: People (Cheers theme song)

2. What makes her lose control?

A2: A hot dog (The Patty Duke Show theme song)

3. What does the nut do in pajamas?

A3: Walk around (Captain Nice theme song)

4. What will you hear if you sit right back?

A4: A tale (Gilligan’s Island theme song) Special note: this is the first season version of the theme song.  The story goes that star Bob Denver asked the producers to change the theme song, to make sure that everybody got listed…nice guy!

5. What is it like you are stuck in?

A5: Second gear (Friends theme song) Note: this is a long form of the song

6. What isn’t the French Riviera?

A6: Life. (It’s a Living theme song)

7. Where is he wild as the wind in?

A7: Oregon (Maverick  theme song)

8. What do Lori and Judy get to do anywhere…and to whom?

A8: Face criminals (Electra Woman and Dyna Girl theme song)

9. What should you do on the deck?

A9: Drop…and flop like a fish (but only if nautical nonsense be something you wish) (SpongeBob SquarePants  theme song)

10. What is he doing like he’s never coming back?

A10: Jammin’ down the pedal (Speed Racer theme song)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.  If you are reading this blog for free and would like to support it, just click here and then shop at Amazon.

What does the nut do in pajamas?

February 28, 2010

What does the nut do in pajamas?

Okay, I listen to TV theme songs.  No, not just when the show starts…I put together a CD of theme songs (all legally, of course), and it runs about ten and a half hours.  I’ve listened to that a lot in the car, and I use it during breaks when I teach classes.  People tend to like that, by the way…I even get requests.  🙂

It’s funny which ones people know.  Everybody seems to know The A-Team.  A surprising number of people know Quantum Leap.  Why is that suprising?  Well, neither of those have lyrics…that presumably makes it harder.

Sure, we may get exposed to theme songs on a weekly basis (some, like Thundercats, five times a week…yes, a lot of my students know that one, too).  But sometimes, that was twenty, thirty, fifty years ago.  Still, that music can stick with you.

What about the words, though?  What if we take those out of context?  Will you still know them?

I’m going to predict right now that you won’t know all of these.  They’ll all be national shows…you could have seen them (and heard them).  You might surprise me, though.  🙂  Researching on the web is…well, not cheating, but not the same as remembering it.  Answers tomorrow.

1. What can you see are all the same?

2. What makes her lose control?

3. What does the nut do in pajamas?

4. What will you hear if you sit right back?

5. What is it like you are stuck in?

6. What isn’t the French Riviera?

7. Where is he wild as the wind in?

8. What do Lori and Judy get to do anywhere…and to whom?

9. What should you do on the deck?

10. What is he doing like he’s never coming back?

Answers tomorrow! 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.  If you are reading this blog for free and would like to support it, just click here and then shop at Amazon.


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