Quiz: TV Edition
|Q: In what Brooklyn neighborhood did the Kramdens and the Nortons live in the Honeymooners?
A: Bensonurst (though the street address, 328 Chauncey St., is in Bed-Stuy)
Q: What was the name of the (fictitious) agency where Darrin Stephens worked on Madison Avenue?
A: McMann and Tate
Q: This comedian has a show on FX that often includes scenes of him performing stand-up in NYC clubs. He was born Louis Székely. His stage name?
A: Louis CK
Q: Why does Rhoda take the subway to her wedding in the Bronx?
A: Because Phyllis forgets to pick her up.
Q: From 30 Rock, season one, what's the name of Jenna's indie movie that no one can remember or pronounce?
(In the final episode of the series, Jenna sings the theme song from the movie. It begins, "The Irma Luhrman-Merman murder/Turned the bird's word lurid")
A: The Rural Juror
Q: Nurse Jackie, starring Edie Falco, works at a fictitious NYC hospital. What's it called?
a) Hudson Hospital b) All Saints Hospital c) Moynihan Memorial d) Saint Peter's Hospital
A: All Saints
Q: "There's a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn's broken out in fights; There's a traffic jam in Harlem, That's backed up to Jackson Heights; There's a scout troop short a child, Khrushchev's due at Idlewild!" The next line of this theme song is a question as well as the name of the show that starred Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross.
A: Car 54, Where Are You?
Q: What's the character name of Kimmy's roommate on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
a) Titus Andromedon b) Corey O'Lanus
c) Perry Cleese d) Kingly Ear
e) Simba Lean f) Ham Auletta
A: Titus Adromedon
Q: Starting in 1966, Family Affair starred Sebastian Cabot as a manny for three children, Cissy, Jody, and Buffy. What was the character's first and last name? (50 extra points: what was the name of Buffy's doll?)
A: Giles French. (Bonus points: Mrs. Beasley)
Q: What show's theme song includes the lyrics: "Well, we're movin' on up, To the East Side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin' on up, To the East Side. We finally got a piece of the pie."
A: The Jeffersons
Q: The movie and TV series Fame was set in the NYC High School for Performing Arts, based on what actual school?
A: School of Performing Arts (now merged with LaGuardia High School)
Q: Which was not a Law and Order spinoff?
a) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit b) Law & Order: LA c) Law & Order: Criminal Intent d) Law & Order: White Collar e) Law & Order: Trial by Jury
A: White Collar
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri 11am-8pm, sat 11am-6pm: the fourth annual nyc road bike expo rolls into the penn pavilion. free admission.
fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/9): lola star's dreamland roller disco returns to prospect park's le frak center at lakeside through the summer. tonight's theme: flashdance. $18 admission includes skate rental. bag check and locker rental extra.
sat 10am-5pm: the annual west 102nd + 103rd streets block association yard sale features 40+ sellers of used household items, electronics, jewelry, clothing and toys, plus food, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. west 103rd st., bet. west end avenue and riverside drive.
sat 1-3pm parade, 3-7pm festival: the ninth annual dance parade and festival: 10,000 dancers of 75 styles shake, shimmy and sway through broadway, university place, 8th street and st. marks place, culminating at tompkins square park for more performances, lessons, and an open dance jam with djs rekha, spinna and more. free.
sat 6pm: award-winning storyteller and musician leslie goshko (sideshow goshko, the late night disaster) throws an old-fashioned piano party with songs ranging from traditional standards to a-ha. cornelia street cafe, $10 admission plus $10 food or drink minimum.
sat-sun 12-5pm: the annual ninth avenue international food festival takes over 15 blocks with cuisine from around the world. rain or shine. ninth ave from 42nd to 57th sts, free admission.
thru sun: here are some less expensive options to the frieze art fair:
flux art fair. harlem, $20.
fridge art fair. holiday inn (les), $10 suggested donation.
lic arts open festival. various prices.
new art dealers alliance (nada) fair. basketball city, free.
select fair nyc. center 548, $20.
1:54 contemporary african art fair. pioneer works, $10.
hell's kitchen artist festival. free.
soho photo gallery's affordable photography fair. free.
tribeca open artist studio tour (toast). free.