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Daily Trivia: 12/5/11

Question: What M*A*S*H veteran was brought in to play Major Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later, when Larry Hagman was too busy with Dallas?

Last Question: In A Christmas Story, Which Christmas song were Ralphie, Randy, and his mother singing in the car before they got a flat tire?

Answer: “Jingle Bells”

In a scene where the whole family was driving home, Mrs. Parker and her sons were in the Christmas spirit. They decided to show it by singing very loudly, while the old man just drove making faces of disgust. They ended the song with a raspberry and giggles, then heard a pop. That’s when they realized they had a flat, so the old man raced out to fix the flat tire. Ralphie also went out to help his father. This was right before the infamous ‘Oooooh Fuuuudge’ moment!

Trivia Tuesday – 12/21/10

Question: This week’s question is about When Harry Met Sally. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know that it was Rob Reiner’s mother that had the famous line “I’ll have what she’s having,” so that’s not the question. The question is, What was the name of the place where this classic scene took place?

Last Question: In A Christmas Story, what did Ralphie want for Christmas? And what was the reason he was given (several times) that he should not get it?

Answer: Ralphie wanted a “Red Rider 200 shot carbine action range model air rifle with a compass and this thing which tells time built right in the stock.” Of course, he was told many times that he should not get it because “You’ll shoot your eye out!”

Here are some other classic scenes/lines from A Christmas Story in no particular order:

Following a triple dog dare:
Stuck? Stuck. It’s Stuck. It’s STUUUUUUUUUCK!!!

Then what made that scene even better was that the school bell rang for the end of recess, and they all left Flick there stuck to the pole. I could be wrong, but I think only boys would do this. “Aah, suck it up dumb-ass.” And then play dumb when the fire department shows up. Most girls would probably freak out and scream for help as a group.

You used up all the glue… on purpose!
-Mr. Parker

Did anybody really own one of those sexy-leg lamps? Especially back then? Now you see them in a lot of stores at this time of year. Honey, I think I know what I want for Christmas now!

After drinking gallons of Ovaltine Ralphie finally receives his long-awaited Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder pin in the mail. He decodes his first message: “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ovaltine? A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!”

Some things never change. “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine?” What the hell did they think he was doing in order to get that decoder ring?!? Oh, those greedy corporations and their self promotion! It really aggravates and annoys me!

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Now let’s continue…

Ralphie lays the smackdown on Scut Farkus.

Now that’s how it’s done, son! There’s no need to bring a gun to school. Not that I condone violence, but what better way can you take care of a bully then to lose it and give an old school beatdown to a bully? I bet Farkus layed off of Ralphie and his friends after that.

“Ho, ho, ho! You’ll shoot your eye out!” Boot to the face.

Poor Ralphie even gets dissed by Santa. Ah, it all works out for him anyway. I still remember that scene in the commercial for this movie when it first came out.

“Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge!” Only I didn’t say “Fudge.” I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word!

Kind of speaks for itself. I also loved the follow-up with the soap in the mouth. OK, how many actually put soap in your own mouth after seeing that?

What are some of you favorite scenes? The deranged Easter Bunny outfit? The poor brother in the snowsuit? I actually used to have to wear that type of snowsuit, and I felt just like him! Or how about Ralphie fantasizes about being blinded for life from “soap poisoning!” I bet that would make his mother feel bad!