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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/14/21

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Question: What superhero costume did Dan Goodwin don before scaling Chicago’s John Hancock Center and Sears Tower in 1981?


Last Question: What movie featured the line, “Cops and women don’t mix. It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano. Sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.”?

Answer: The Naked Gun (or The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!)

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/10/21

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Question: What was the only single from Michael Jackson’s album Off the Wall to hit #1 in the ’80s?


Last Question: In the movie, The Shining, Jack Torrance’s novel consisted of what repeated sentence?

Answer: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/4/21

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Question: In Return of the Jedi, how old is Yoda when he finally succumbs to “The Force”?


Last Question: In the movie Valley Girl (released on this day in 1983), why does Julie dump Randy?

A. Her friends want her to
B. Tommy wants her to
C. Her parents don’t like him
D. Her grandma wants her to

Answer: A. Her friends want her to
Her friends put a lot of pressure on Julie because Randy isn’t one of them.

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/27/21

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Question: What Yankees outfielder was cleared of animal cruelty charges, after Canadian officials decided he hadn’t intentionally beaned a seagull?


Last Question: What series aired episodes titled, It’s a Wonderful Job, Fetal Attraction, and I Am Curious…Maddie?

Answer: Moonlighting

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/23/21

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Question: In Light of Day, who played siblings and band mates Joe and Patti Rasnick?


Last Question: What future talk-show host helped pen the theme song for The Facts of Life?

Answer: Alan Thicke

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/22/21

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Question: What future talk-show host helped pen the theme song for The Facts of Life?


Last Question: After hearing the 1982 Prince song “Little Red Corvette” on the radio, Stevie Nicks was inspired to collaborate with Prince to write and record a song based on the melody of the Prince song. Which 1983 Stevie Nicks song was created by this collaboration with Prince?

Answer: Stand Back


The following is from Wikipedia, but you can hear the story from Stevie Nicks herself below:

Nicks has often told the story of how she wrote “Stand Back”. She wrote it on the day of her marriage to Kim Anderson on January 29, 1983. The newlyweds were driving up to San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara when Prince’s song “Little Red Corvette” came on the radio. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers on the song, and “Stand Back” was born. The couple stopped and got a tape recorder and Nicks recorded the demo in the honeymoon suite that night. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. Prince came to the studio that night (on 8 February 1983 at Studio 55, Los Angeles) and played synthesizers on it, although his contribution is uncredited on the album. He and Nicks did agree however to split the publishing royalties on the song 50-50. Then, she says, “he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream.”

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/21/21

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Question: After hearing the 1982 Prince song “Little Red Corvette” on the radio, Stevie Nicks was inspired to collaborate with Prince to write and record a song based on the melody of the Prince song. Which 1983 Stevie Nicks song was created by this collaboration with Prince?


Last Question: What car company’s pitchman lied in TV commercials but claimed, “You have my word on it.”?

Answer: Isuzu

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