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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/14/22

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Question: After leaving Atari, what popular kids’ restaurant chain did founder Nolan Bushnell start?

Last Question: 1984 was a great year for movies! Which 2 movies were released in theaters on the same day – June 8, 1984?

A. Footloose
B. Ghostbusters
C. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
D. Gremlins

Answer: B. Ghostbusters and D. Gremlins



Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/20/22

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Question: The final episode of the television show Soap aired on this day in 1981. What series, which ran from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, was a spin-off of Soap?

Last Question: In the film Gremlins, what would happen if a Mogwai got wet?

Answer: It would multiply



Episode 40: Die Hard

Welcome to the party, Pals! Return to the ’80s is back just in time for Christmas week! Caroline, Claire, Del, and Paul celebrate the Christmas classic, Die Hard. I can assure you, our party does not get interrupted by thieves (exceptional or otherwise). So sit back and enjoy the show. Yippee Ki-Yay!!!

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Quote of the Day: Gremlins

Mr. Wing’s Grandson: Look Mister, there are some rules that you’ve got to follow.

Billy Peltzer: Yeah, what kind of rules?

Mr. Wing’s Grandson: First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it’ll kill him. Second, don’t give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight.

Gremlins was released on this day, 34 years ago – June 8, 1984

If you’d like to watch/rent/buy this movie from Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Daily Trivia: 12/20/11

What show, starring Ann Jillian, aired from 1980-1982, was cancelled, then returned with new episodes in syndication from 1985-1989?

Last Question: Which of the following does Billy’s mother NOT use to kill a gremlin?

A. Oven
B. Carving knife
C. Microwave
D. Mixing bowl

Answer: A. Oven

Billy’s mother, Lynn Peltzer, was played by Frances Lee McCain. She was not unfamiliar to playing mothers in the ’80s. Besides playing Billy’s mother in Gremlins, she also played Ren’s mother in Footloose, and Stella Baines, Lorraine’s (Lea Thompson) mother in Back to the Future.

She proved to be a badass in Gremlins. In the famous kitchen scene, she offed the first gremlin with the blender, then stabbed another one with the knife she was holding. And last of all, and most memorable, she sprayed another gremlin in the face, backing him into the microwave, causing him to explode. Here is the classic the scene: