Monday, June 19, 2017

Let's all play FRIDAY QUESTIONS JEOPARDY!

Reader bobgassel had an interesting thought:

How about a "Friday Jeopardy" where you post the answers and we try and guess the questions?

Okay, I’ll bite. Try your luck.

A rotating joke, a restaurant, and a congressman.

William Devane and a former Ram.

VIPness.

ALL IS FORGIVEN and THE TORTELLIS.

The dialogue coach on FLIPPER.

Molly Ringwald and Darryl Hannah.

Would have stayed in Sacramento if they had only given him a small raise.

The “Abby Singer Shot.”

55 share, 19 share.

An “Up and Back.”

Hope Lange.

Starred in a TV movie about herself.

Schmuck bait.

Paper partners.

Charlie Haid and Walton Goggins.

HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE.

Camelot.

Studio 25 at the NBC Burbank Studios is named in his honor.

The “Questions” tomorrow. Good luck.

30 comments :

Stoney said...

Since you posted about Johnny Carson a couple days ago, some of these answers seem more along the lines of Carnac The Magnificent than Jeopardy. You got a turban?

ChipO said...

Carnac!

Mike Barer said...

What is spin? who played Jack Kennedy? What dick joke in Mash didn't get past standards and practices?
More later...

Cat said...

#2- Who else was up for the role of Sam Malone?

#4- what other shows did the Charles Brothers create?

That's all I got.

Mork said...

VIPness: What does every man think his is?
ALL IS FORGIVEN and THE TORTELLIS: Name two shows more deserving of multiple seasons than TWO BROKE GIRLS.
Would have stayed in Sacramento if they had only given him a small raise: Who is Ronald Reagan?
55 share, 19 share: What were Roseanne's ratings before and after she went bats**t crazy?
HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE: What TV show titles describe the previous administration and the current administration?
Camelot: What was the name of the porn movie based on the JFK administration cancelled after the assassination?
Studio 25 at the NBC Burbank Studios is named in his honor: Who is William Morris?

Thomas Mossman said...

HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE: What are two shows created and produced by Garry Marshall?

Y. Knott said...

Charlie Haid and Walton Goggins: Who are two people who have never been in my kitchen?

croquemore said...

The “Abby Singer Shot.” - What is the second to last shot of an episode. Or What is the title of the second to last episode of St. Elsewhere? Actually I think it was titled "The Abby Singer Show." Which was fitting since he was one of the producers for the show.

Paul Duca said...

Was Abby Singer a man?

VP81955 said...

Would have stayed in Sacramento if they had only given him a small raise:

Who is Rush Limbaugh?

The Bystander said...

Starred in a TV movie about herself.

Ann Jillian

Joseph M. said...

Happy Father's Day, Ken! I'll skip the ones that have already been answered.

55 share, 19 share: What were the ratings for the finale of M*A*S*H and the first episode of CHEERS, respectively?

HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE: What are two shows that switched from single-cam to multi-cam?

Schmuck bait: what is this blog?

Would have stayed in Sacramento if they had only given him a small raise: Who was Beaver Cleaver?

Jeff R said...

Here is a Friday Question -
You have posted so many interesting things about MASH - I am curious of the role of your Medical Adviser, Walter Dishell. How did you use his knowledge when writing and how engaged was he on a daily/weekly basis. With so many medical shows on TV, my wife is an ER nurse and just laughs at the "reality" they show!
Thanks

Roseann said...

I know only Abby Singer. Who was the AD who had named after him the shooting day's penultimate shot? And do you know why? Cuz he would always call it as the 'last shot of the day' - and he was invariably wrong cuz the director would add one more shot. So....

Diane D. said...

The Kennedy Administration is associated with what 1960's Hollywood Musical? Camelot

Jahn Ghalt said...

VIPness:

The only time I ever came up with a comeback without missing a beat:

At my work the word had spread about my brand new Professional Engineer's License. Walking up the aisle, I was confronted by a co-worker, an architect, who bowed and intoned:

"Honors to your Pee-Eee-ness"

I bowed back and said:

"Honors to your AIA-ness"

(AIA = American Institute of Architects)

Michael said...

My guess on HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE are shows that started out as single-camera and then switched to Multi-Cam taped in front of live audience.

Matt said...

#6. Who are two people who have never been in my kitchen?

Matt said...

I was wondering if you would possibly consider loosening the comment monitoring. I think you ran off the commentator who made it neccessary. I just like it better when you can get or give real time responses.

However, you see all the comments and if you think it is necessary I will still follow the blog.

Ken Levine said...

Matt,

There are still trolls so I've got to continue monitoring. I guess that's the price of popularity so trolls must mean I'm doing something right.

ADmin said...

William Devane and a former Ram: Name two of the worst/most difficult actors you've ever worked with?

Anonymous said...

Starred in a TV movie about herself. Who was Patty Duke?

Ted said...

Schmuck Bait: Why would NBC broadcast that Alex Jones interview last night?

James said...

I'm a credit reader and I know who this guy is, so I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for question to "The “Abby Singer Shot.”

Johnny Walker said...

This was really obvious once I stopped and thought about it. It's clearly an interview with Ken, and I'm pretty sure it went like this:

Thanks for meeting, Ken. If we could just start the interview talking about your new project. What's it about?

> A rotating joke, a restaurant, and a congressman.

Sounds original. I understand you went to Kickstarter for funding. Who gave you the money? Was it fans of Cheers and Frasier, or fans of new comedy?

> William Devane and a former Ram.

Oh. Just literally two backers? Hmm. I guess that could be seen as good...?

> VIPness.

Right. A very exclusive backer pool. So if you had to say the show was a cross between something, what would it be?

> ALL IS FORGIVEN and THE TORTELLIS.

Huh! Quite a mix. Who's starring?

> The dialogue coach on FLIPPER.

And who wrote it with with you?

> Molly Ringwald and Darryl Hannah.

Wow. I didn't expect that. But let's talk about your star. How did you get the dialogue coach from Flipper? It says in my notes that he was cleaning pools when you found him.

> Would have stayed in Sacramento if they had only given him a small raise.

I guess their loss is your gain. So what's the show called?

> The “Abby Singer Shot.”

What are your best case, worst case hopes for the show?

> 55 share, 19 share.

You're really expecting a lot. Although it says here you'll be kicked off if you don't hit those ratings. What kind of crazy deal is that?

> An “Up and Back.”

Jeez. So getting back to the show, I understand you originally had another actress in mind to play the female lead...

> Hope Lange.

Right, she obviously passed away before you could cast her. What characteristics did you look for in the actress who eventually took her role?

> Starred in a TV movie about herself.

That's pretty specific. And how are you selling this show to advertisers?

> Schmuck bait.

Probably a big market. So tell me more about your famous co-writers. How does your partnership work?

> Paper partners.

I guess that's a Hollywood term. Tell me, is it true they sometimes appear in shows under pseudonyms?

> Charlie Haid and Walton Goggins.

You're kidding! Although I think I can see the resemblance, now that you mention it. I hear you have another project in the works that's too secret. I know you can't share specifics, but if you had to say it was a cross between two shows, how would you describe it?

> HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE.

That actually sounds like there might be potential for big success. Where is it set?

> Camelot.

Hmm. So finally, you've plucked this dialogue coach from obscurity. What would you like see happen for him if the show's a success?

> Studio 25 at the NBC Burbank Studios is named in his honor.

You should be an agent! Thanks for your time.

Elf said...

55 share, 19 share: What were the ratings for the final episode of MASH and the first episode of AfterMASH?

Wallis Lane said...

Studio 25 at the NBC Burbank Studios is named in his honor.

Who is Art Fleming?

I was very careful to phrase that in the form of a question.

Wayne K said...

An “Up and Back.”

What is a reversal joke form coined by Stan Daniels?

What is a joke in which a character suddenly reverses their attitude like on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, horny Sue Anne Nivens might describe a man she met: "He's hard. He's cruel. He's sadistic... I think I'm in love."

Frank Beans said...

A rotating joke, a restaurant, and a congressman.
What are "sit and rotate", the Space Needle, and Tip O'Neill?

VIPness.
What is a term douchebags use?

ALL IS FORGIVEN and THE TORTELLIS.
What are two short-lived NBC sitcoms from the mid-80s?

The dialogue coach on FLIPPER.
Who is Darryl Hannah's character in SPLASH?

Molly Ringwald and Darryl Hannah.
Who are two actresses who made notable film debuts in 1984?

Would have stayed in Sacramento if they had only given him a small raise.
What is Arnold Schwarzenegger's penis?

The “Abby Singer Shot.”
What is the assassination of John Lennon? (sorry for that one)

55 share, 19 share.
What are Nielsen ratings that could get you fired overnight in the 1970s vs Nielsen ratings that would make you a wunderkind today?

An “Up and Back.”
Whatever it is, something I'm probably too old to possibly do

Starred in a TV movie about herself.
Who is Rosanne Barr?

Schmuck bait.
What is The Internet?

Paper partners.
What are rock and scissors?

HAPPY DAYS and THE ODD COUPLE.
What are two sitcoms that never jumped the shark? (Oh wait, the first one did.)

croquemore said...

Yes, he was