Archive for November, 2013
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Festivus, odds are good that you’re a Seinfeld fan. So to celebrate the season, let’s test your knowledge of the hit show.
- What was Kramer’s first name?
- Who was Jerry’s arch enemy?
- George worked at which well-known organization?
- Which comic strip hero appeared in every episode?
- Who won “The Contest?”
- During a blind date with Elaine’s cousin, Jerry was turned off by what physical feature of the woman?
- What’s the fictitious name regularly used by Jerry and George?
- What was Jerry’s favorite baseball team?
- What distasteful act did Elaine do at a company party?
- Seinfeld co-creator, Larry David, gained success as the star of his own show. Name it.
- Elaine worked at which catalog company?
- Which of the following was not part of the Festivus celebration: Airing of grievances, feats of strength, a metal pole, eating broccoli?
- When Kramer moved to Los Angeles, he was mistakenly arrested for what?
- Who was the voice of late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner?
- What was the name of the diner where the gang hung out?
- What career professional did George pretend to be?
- Kramer was said to have the “kavorka.” What is that?
- Which legendary comedian played George’s father?
- What was unique about the episode in which Elaine’s friend, Sue Ellen Mischke, was married?
- Jerry was unable to kiss his girlfriend, played by Kristin Davis, because she used something that fell in the toilet. What was it?
Bonus: The opening dialog in the first show and the closing dialog in the final episode were about the same topic. Name it.
- Kramer’s first name was Cosmo.
- Newman was Jerry’s nemesis.
- George worked a number of jobs, most notably for the New York Yankees.
- Superman appeared in every episode, usually in the form of a figurine on Jerry’s shelf.
- In the final episode, we learn that Jerry won The Contest, when George confessed that he cheated.
- Elaine’s cousin had “man hands.”
- Jerry and George often referred to the fictitious Art Vandelay. BTW, he has a profile on LinkedIn.
- Jerry was a fan of the Mets.
- Elaine was a terrible dancer, a fact that George discovered at one of her office parties.
- Larry David stars in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- Elaine worked at J. Peterman.
- Eating broccoli was not part of the Festivus celebration.
- The police thought Kramer was a serial killer.
- Larry David provided the voice for George Steinbrenner.
- Monks Café was the restaurant’s name.
- George pretended to be an architect (as well as a marine biologist).
- The kavorka, or the lure of the animal, made him irresistible to women.
- George’s father was played by Jerry Stiller (who happens to also be Ben’s father).
- The scenes in the Sue Ellen Mischke wedding episode were aired in reverse chronological order.
- Kristin Davis’ toothbrush fell in the toilet. She used it before Jerry was able to alert her.
BONUS: The first episode opened, and the last show ended, with Jerry commenting on the placement of a shirt’s buttons.
How did you do?
15 – 20 correct: NBC executive
10-14 correct: Comedy writer
5-9 correct: Network intern
1-4 correct: Kramer
Related post: Good communication no laughing matter for Seinfeld
In honor of the Red Sox World Series victory, let’s test your knowledge of the Beantown nine. Answers are below.
- Jimmy Fallon played a Red Sox fanatic in this 2005 movie, which also starred Drew Barrymore.
- How tall is the Green Monster, the left field wall at Fenway Park?
- What was Babe Ruth’s primary position during his time in a Red Sox uniform?
- Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912, but was pushed off the front page by what event?
- Which New York Yankee hit the game-winning home run in the 1978 playoff game at Fenway Park? Extra credit if you know his nickname.
- In his book The Teammates, author David Halberstam writes about the lifelong friendship between Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and which other Red Sox legend?
- True or false: Ted Williams crash landed a plane during the Korean War.
- Name the Red Sox centerfielder who won both the Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player Award in 1975.
- This former manager led the Red Sox to the 1967 World Series, and later won two World Series in Oakland.
- How many World Series have the Red Sox won?
- The manual scoreboard at Fenway has a series of dots and dashes — Morse Code. What does it spell?
- In days gone by, Fenway Park sported only one advertisement. What was it?
- Speaking of signs, what is the famous corporate sign, located in nearby Kenmore Square, that is often associated with Fenway Park.
- Who is considered the greatest clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox?
- Let’s end with an easy one…what is the unofficial theme song of Red Sox Nation?
- Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore starred in Fever Pitch.
- The Green Monster is 37 feet tall.
- Babe Ruth was a pitcher, and a darn good one.
- The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, five days before Fenway Park opened.
- Bucky Dent homered off Mike Torrez to win the one-game playoff game. He’s known in Boston as Bucky “Bleeping” Dent.
- Johnny Pesky is the fourth teammate in Halberstam’s book. The four are immortalized in a statue outside of Fenway.
- True. Captain Ted Williams served in both WWI and Korea. During the latter, his plane was hit by enemy fire. He considered ejecting, but feared it would destroy his kneecaps.
- Fred Lynn became the first player named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season, 1975.
- Dick Williams managed the “Impossible Dream” season of 1967, and won World Series with the Athletics in 1972-74.
- The Sox have won 8 World Series titles: 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, and 2013.
- The Morse Code on the scoreboard is TAY and JRY, the initials of former owners Thomas A. Yawkey and his wife, Jean R. Yawkey. See photo, below.
- The lone advertisement at Fenway was the Jimmy Fund.
- The CITGO sign, a landmark in Boston, is located just blocks from Fenway.
- World Series MVP David Ortiz.
- Sweet Caroline is played in the 8th inning of every home game.