Question: In the video for ‘Time After Time’, where do Cyndi Lauper and her boyfriend live?
Last Week’s Question: What actress played Laura and Almanzo’s niece on Little House on the Prairie?
Answer: Shannen Doherty
Pre-Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty played Jenny Wilder from 1982-1983. This was Little House on the Prairie‘s jump-the-shark years, when Michael Landon was no longer on the show. After Almanzo’s brother’s died, Laura (Melissa Gilbert) and Almanzo (Dean Butler) took in his daughter Jenny. There’s no truth to the rumor that Shannen Doherty and Melissa Gilbert got into catfights on the set.
Question: What actress played Laura and Almonzo’s niece on Little House on the Prairie?
Last Week’s Question: In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” who plays the burnout at the police station that Jeanie kisses?
Answer: Charlie Sheen
This was a very funny scene in the movie. Ferris’s sister Jeanie (Dirty Dancing‘s Jennifer Grey) catches the principal, Mr. Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) sneaking around her house to bust Ferris. Jeanie kicked Mr. Rooney in the face, then ran upstairs to call the cops. Mr. Rooney took off, and Jeanie was arrested for prank calling the police.
While Mrs. Bueller is in the back of the station talking to the police, Jeanie is sitting next to Charlie Sheen’s drug addict, and annoys the crap out of her. And it didn’t help that he heard of Ferris, and implied that he admired him. Jeanie, got really annoyed, and Sheen tells her that she needs to stop worrying so much about Ferris and more about herself. All of a sudden they were kissing when the mother came out. Mrs. Bueller then dragged Jeanie out of the station.
Question: In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” who plays the burnout at the police station that Jeanie kisses?
Last Week’s Question: What Pro-Wrestler was turned into a G.I. Joe character?
Answer: Sgt. Slaughter
Sgt. Slaughter (Robert Remus) signed with the WWF in 1980. He started out as a bad guy. But in 1984, his career took off as he became a good guy when he feuded with the Iron Sheik. He ended up leaving the WWF when Hulk Hogan emerged as the face of the WWF. He has bounced around the different wrestling federations such as the NWA and AWA, and even returning to the WWF. He is still active as an ambassador in the WWE (formally WWF). In 1985, Sgt. Slaughter became a G.I. Joe action figure. From 1985-1989, there were new Sgt. Slaughter action figures almost every year. Hasbro, the maker of G.I. Joe toys, discontinued production in mid-1990, partly because the World Wrestling Federation’s new storyline featuring Slaughter as a “bad guy” and Iraqi sympathizer. Sgt. Slaughter also did the voice for the cartoon character and also appeared in person doing introductions to the episodes that were originally G.I. Joe: The Movie. He was also the spokesman for the GI Joe toys from 1989 to early 1990 introducing the new vehicles and figures.
Question: What Pro-Wrestler was turned into a G.I. Joe character?
Last Week’s Question: Who was Mallory Keaton’s fiance?
Answer: Nick Moore
Nick, Mallory’s dim-witted fiance on Family Ties, was played by Scott Valentine. In 1986, He actually starred in a spin-off called The Art of Being Nick. The show also starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus. But only the pilot episode was aired. Nick was then a recurring character on Family Ties again. Here is The Art of Being Nick:
Scott Valentine did not have many other major roles after Family Ties. Here is a recent photo of him:
Question: Who was Mallory Keaton’s fiance?
Last Week’s Question: Who griped of his duo’s MTV image: “It’s not as simple as me being the melodic one or John being the one with the mustache”?
Answer: Daryl Hall
Hall & Oates are one of the most successful duos of all time. They had 6 #1 hits: “Rich Girl”, “Kiss on My List”, “Private Eyes”, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”, “Maneater”, and “Out of Touch”. In total, they had 34 top 40 hits. In 1990, they had their last top 40 hit “So Close”. But, they have continued to tour successfully over the years. In 2003, Daryl Hall and John Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
They have had a resurgence of late. Their 1980 hit “You Make My Dreams” was featured in a montage of Adam Sandler’s ’80s tribute movie, The Wedding Singer, and most recently, it was featured in the movie (500) Days of Summer last year.
Question: Who griped of his duo’s MTV image: “It’s not as simple as me being the melodic one or John being the one with the mustache”?
Last Week’s Question:What disease killed off Mark Harmon’s character on St. Elsewhere?
Before there were those McWhatevers on Grey’s Anatomy, Mark Harmon (who now stars in the great show, NCIS) played Dr. Bobby Caldwell on St. Elsewhere. He was a plastic surgeon at at St. Eligius. He had an affair with hospital administrator Joan Halloran (Nancy Stafford). Bobby ended the relationship because he thought they were superficial, and he wanted something more meaningful. However, he ended up having a series of empty flings and one-night stands. Eventually, Bobby was diagnosed with HIV. This was the first time a main character on series TV contracted the virus, and it was one of the first times a heterosexual character contracted the virus. When word of his HIV status got out, Bobby was told he could no longer be involved in patient care at the hospital, though he initially refused to leave. Devastated at his diagnosis and the impact it had on his career, he almost committed suicide, but was interrupted by a neighbor’s child knocking at his door requesting his help. He then decided to go on with his life, but he left St. Eligius, and Boston, towards the end of season 4, to go and work part-time in an AIDS hospice on the West Coast. Two years later, during season 6, his friends and former colleagues at St. Eligius were informed that he’d died.
Question: What disease killed off Mark Harmon’s character on St. Elsewhere?
Last Week’s Question: Who teamed with Aretha Franklin in 1987 for her first chart-topper since Respect? What was the name of the song?
Answer: George Michael and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”
George Michael had always wanted to sing with Aretha, who was one of his favorite singers. His dream came true when he recorded “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”. The song debuted at #59, the week of February 21, 1987. It reached #1 on April 18, 1987, and stayed for 2 weeks. It also reached #1 in the U.K., which made it Aretha’s only #1 song there.
In recent years, George Michael is more known for his legal troubles than his music. But this song was really good:
Question: Who teamed with Aretha Franklin in 1987 for her first chart-topper since Respect? What was the name of the song?
Last Week’s Question: In the movie “Better Off Dead”, what was the name of Lane’s younger brother?
Answer: Badger Meyer
Lane Meyer’s silent, but genius brother, Badger, was played by Scooter Stevens. He could build laser guns, and attract trashy women.
Better Off Dead, was one of my favorite movies of the ’80s, and it is still funny today. It is still one of my favorite John Cusak movies.
Question: In the movie “Better Off Dead”, what was the name of Lane’s younger brother?
Last Week’s Question: What was the name of the bar on Dukes of Hazzard?
Answer: Boars Nest
The Boar’s Nest was the oldest establishment in Hazzard County, and was owned by Boss Hogg. Daisy worked there, and the Dukes frequented there. Boss Hogg had an office there, and it is where he planned a lot of his schemes.
The Boar’s Nest joins Cheers, the Regal Beagle (Three’s Company), and Kelcy’s (All in the Family) among some of our favorite television watering holes.
Question: What was the name of the bar on Dukes of Hazzard?
Last Week’s Question: What does ALF stand for?
Bonus Question: What animal would best be advised to stay away from ALF?
Answer: Alien Life Form. Bonus: Cats should keep away from ALF.
Alf and his fellow Melmacians feasted on cats. The Tanners, with whom Alf stayed, owned a cat named Lucky. Alf was always trying to catch him to eat. However, when Lucky died, Alf found that he had loved and respect Lucky. He admitted to the Tanners he has become the worst kind of Melmacian, a “cat lover”.