Posts tagged: trivia
The actress who played the wife of Steve Martin's character in “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” went on, decades later, to play the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan in what critically acclaimed television show?
Tomorrow is the anniversary of a calamitous event that took place in 1975. A journalistic account of It inspired a song that includes references to November. That song has the tendency to remind listeners that the names we call lakes now are not the names by which they were known long ago.
What was that Nov. 10, 1975 event?
If that's too easy for you, feel free to up the ante by sharing the original names of a few of the Inland Northwest's bigger lakes.
The Spokane team in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association almost a hundred years ago was called what?
They could have won the Stanley Cup, but did not.
Yes, THAT Stanley Cup.
In what TV show or movie did a character played by Claire Danes refer to the band Smashing Pumpkins?
Name the Washington city mentioned in this song.
In the wake of Beatlemania, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” had an episode in which a British singing duo spent the night at the Petrie home — to hide from frantic fans.
Can you remember the name they went by and do you recall who they were in real life?
There is a Spokane Avenue in Detroit.
Not to mention the one in Chicago.
(Referred to here in the directions to the clinic.)
Tess Harding accompanies Sam Craig to an early afternoon baseball game. As they walk to their seats in the crowded stadium, Tess asks “Are all these people unemployed?”
Sam replies, “No, they're all attending their grandmother's funeral.”
Can you name the TV series in which one of the characters had a radio show called “Chris in the Morning”?
In what movie from 30 years ago does a group of friends gathered far from the Midwest sit down to watch a Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on TV?
If someone said his mission statement comes from “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” what, in all likelihood, would he mean?
What holiday was the backdrop for the series finale of “The Wonder Years”?
Bing Crosby Productions was one of the producers of “Hogan's Heroes.”
In what 1966 TV show did baseball hall of famer Willie Mays have a cameo — playing in a scene with an actress who would a number of years later portray a troubled Spokane mother?
Though it might be the least Mormon place in the U.S., one state back East was the birthplace of both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Can you name it without Google?