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tdn
09-20-2005, 01:03 PM
1. Why couldn't Howard sing Oklahoma?

2. What was Henry Winkler's profession?

3. What did Jerry eat every morning (as a kid)?

4. Why is a $20 piano no good? Explain.

5. To whom did Bob compare his new furniture?

6. According to Bob's old professor, what is psychology?

7. How do you spell pride?

8. What did Howard do when he was upset?

9. When Emily was sick, what hurt?

10. When Bob thought of life without Emily, what was his secondary profession? Who played his wife?

tdn
09-20-2005, 01:05 PM
11. What was Howard's brother's name? And what did he do for a living?

anyrose
09-20-2005, 01:11 PM
11. What was Howard's brother's name? And what did he do for a living?
gee, i guess i wasn't paying as much attention to the BNS as I thought

now for #10, (i know this isn't right but) Counrty Inn Owner-Writer/Joanna Loudon

plnnr
09-20-2005, 01:16 PM
11. What was Howard's brother's name? And what did he do for a living?

Gordon Borden, the Mormon doorman.

(You forgot to ask his religion).

anyrose
09-20-2005, 01:18 PM
Gordon Borden, the Mormon doorman.

(You forgot to ask his religion).
GET OUT!!!!!! that can't be right?!?!?!?

C K Dexter Haven
09-20-2005, 01:36 PM
The Moderator guesses that tdn meant this to be a separate thread, so I've split it off from the Mary Tyler Moore Trivia Show Trivia Game. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=335733
)

The Moderators are OK with this, as long as we don't go too far overboard. At the point that we have ten or twelve trivia games rolling at the same time, we'll merge 'em all into one giant trivia game thread. Until then, a couple of show-specific trivia games are fine.

Robot Arm
09-20-2005, 01:40 PM
GET OUT!!!!!! that can't be right?!?!?!?It's not.

11. What was Howard's brother's name? And what did he do for a living?Gordon Borden was a game warden.

Now, does anybody know where he lived?

tdn
09-20-2005, 02:01 PM
The Moderator guesses that tdn meant this to be a separate thread, so I've split it off from the Mary Tyler Moore Trivia Show Trivia Game. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=335733
)
Oops, sorry. And thanks.

tdn
09-20-2005, 02:03 PM
now for #10, (i know this isn't right but) Counrty Inn Owner-Writer/Joanna Loudon
Incorrect. I'm talking about within the BNS itself.

13. What was Bob's reaction to Emily's tears?

zamboniracer
09-20-2005, 02:11 PM
3. What did Jerry eat every morning (as a kid)? Gruel, in the orphanage.




8. What did Howard do when he was upset? He ironed his clothes.

tdn
09-20-2005, 02:12 PM
3. What did Jerry eat every morning (as a kid)? Gruel, in the orphanage.

8. What did Howard do when he was upset? He ironed his clothes.
Correct and correct.

plnnr
09-20-2005, 02:13 PM
It's not.

Gordon Borden was a game warden.

Now, does anybody know where he lived?

You're right, his other brother (Norman?) was the Mormon doorman.

zamboniracer
09-20-2005, 02:18 PM
Correct and correct.


All right!!! I got two out of ten!! That means.... I suck at this game! :D

Robot Arm
09-20-2005, 02:18 PM
You're right, his other brother (Norman?) was the Mormon doorman.Except that Emily made that one up.

tdn
09-20-2005, 02:21 PM
Now, does anybody know where he lived?
Oregon? (Or Jordan?)

14. According to Jerry, what was "The boring part"?

15. What was Bob's primary criticism of Emily's tennis game?

16. How smart was Bob?

17. What's Chicken on a Stick?

18. What's Teflon?

19. What was "Fires of the Mind" changed to?

Robot Arm
09-20-2005, 02:51 PM
Warden Gordon Borden from Jordan.
16. How smart was Bob?I don't remember the number, but he was "almost gifted".

RA1: Bob had to go out on a building ledge and talk one of his patients out of jumping. What was he wearing at the time?

anyrose
09-20-2005, 02:53 PM
EASY1 What did the 'boys' order from the chinese take out place?

anyrose
09-20-2005, 02:54 PM
Incorrect. I'm talking about within the BNS itself.

i *knew* it was wrong
but it was a kind of tie in to the Newhart Series Finale....

JThunder
09-20-2005, 02:55 PM
9. When Emily was sick, what hurt?Her hair.

tdn
09-20-2005, 02:57 PM
EASY1 What did the 'boys' order from the chinese take out place?
About 50 containers of moo goo gai pan. That's because they couldn't cook a frozen turkey, even if they turned the oven up to 2000 degrees.

T20. Bob Hartley and Dick Louden shared something. What was it?

anyrose
09-20-2005, 03:01 PM
About 50 containers of moo goo gai pan. That's because they couldn't cook a frozen turkey, even if they turned the oven up to 2000 degrees.

I would also have accepted "moo-goo-goo-goo"

tdn
09-20-2005, 03:22 PM
I would also have accepted "moo-goo-goo-goo"
It must be the Duck talking.

tdn
09-20-2005, 03:26 PM
17. What's Chicken on a Stick?
Thinking about it, this might be a MTM question, not BNS.

eleanorigby
09-20-2005, 03:32 PM
Dayum. I miss good TV. I loved Carol and all Bob's patients. Great show. Can't think of any of the answers, though.

I loved this show as a kid--and now I want to watch it! Anyone know when it is on TVland (as I assume it is?). I don't get TV Guide or a paper.



Anyone play the "Bob" drinking game in college? Heh. Good times.

And the classic TV moment was when Bob woke up next to Emily and the Vermont stuff was all a dream.....loved that,too.

eleanorigby
09-20-2005, 03:33 PM
I think Howard cried each time he tried to sing "Oklahoma".(?)

tdn
09-20-2005, 03:41 PM
I think Howard cried each time he tried to sing "Oklahoma".(?)
Sorry, nope. Emily snag Oklahoma every time she cried. But Howard couldn't join in.

And sorry again, BNS doesn't air at any time. At least not with the channels I get.

Beware of Doug
09-20-2005, 03:50 PM
I loved Carol.So did I, when I was 14. With the burning passion of 1000 suns. Many years later, I saw Marcia Wallace on like The $24,000 Pyramid or something. She'd about doubled in size and basically looked like a super-size drag queen. I wanted to bawl.

Bob Hartley and Dick Louden shared something. What was it?Extraordinarily poor taste in sweaters.

tdn
09-20-2005, 03:57 PM
Extraordinarily poor taste in sweaters.
And an interesting telephone manner. But that's not what I was looking for. :)

zamboniracer
09-20-2005, 03:59 PM
RA1: Bob had to go out on a building ledge and talk one of his patients out of jumping. What was he wearing at the time?


Oh boy, another one of the few ones I know! Bob was wearing a Zorro costume and he drew a big "Z" on the wall afterwards.

Loopus
09-20-2005, 06:20 PM
6. According to Bob's old professor, what is psychology?
"It's all a crock!"

Robot Arm
09-20-2005, 06:45 PM
Bob was wearing a Zorro costume...Yes. And it's one of the very, very few times I've ever seen Bob Newhart do physical comedy. He has just talked his patient out of jumping, and the patient goes through the window back into the building. Bob walks along the ledge to the window while the crowd below cheers (sound effects, all we see is the ledge); then he puts his hands on his hips, sticks out his chest and strikes a pose, then turns, writes a 'Z' on the dirty window and goes inside. It was brilliant.

waits
09-20-2005, 09:24 PM
I would also have accepted "moo-goo-goo-goo"

Jerry: Did you hear that? Bob just said "moo-goo-goo-goo."

Howard: Maybe he's ordering Chinese baby food.


What was Bob's mother always trying to get him to eat?

tdn
09-20-2005, 10:48 PM
What was Bob's mother always trying to get him to eat?
1st guess: His vegetables
2nd guess: His spinach

How many times did he have to chew, and why? Include the poem.

I already asked: Bob Hartley and Dick Louden shared something. What was it?

Here's a hint: "The 'Topes Win a Game! The 'Topes Win a Game!"

anyrose
09-21-2005, 07:14 AM
1st guess: His vegetables
2nd guess: His spinach

How many times did he have to chew, and why? Include the poem.

I already asked: Bob Hartley and Dick Louden shared something. What was it?

Here's a hint: "The 'Topes Win a Game! The 'Topes Win a Game!"
a love of baseball? But Bob would have been a Cubs or WSox fan, whereas Dick most certainly would have been a RSox fan

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
09-21-2005, 07:24 AM
What did Jerry say on The Art Linkletter Show?

tdn
09-21-2005, 08:52 AM
a love of baseball? But Bob would have been a Cubs or WSox fan, whereas Dick most certainly would have been a RSox fan
Nope.

tdn
09-21-2005, 08:54 AM
What did Jerry say on The Art Linkletter Show?
The darndest things.

MikeTheTiger
09-21-2005, 09:10 AM
The darndest things.


Now that's funny :)

tdn
09-21-2005, 09:24 AM
Now that's funny :)
I probably didn't answer the question right. IIRC Jerry was talking about when he was a kid and was on the Art Linkletter Show...

"...And I said poo poo. I did say the darndest things!"

Except I don't know if "poo poo" was what he said.

Robot Arm
09-21-2005, 09:36 AM
How many times did he have to chew, and why? Include the poem.Thirty-two chew keeps your tummy from danger,
or you don't get to stay up and watch The Lone Ranger.

tdn
09-21-2005, 09:37 AM
Here are some hints on the unanswered questions:

1. Why couldn't Howard sing Oklahoma?

He didn't know the words. Why not?

2. What was Henry Winkler's profession?

It had to do with his recent place of residence.

4. Why is a $20 piano no good? Explain.

Why is a $2000 watch no good?

5. To whom did Bob compare his new furniture?

Think fascism.

7. How do you spell pride?

Sky Guy.

10. When Bob thought of life without Emily, what was his secondary profession? Who played his wife?

This was an episode where both Bob and Emily fantasized about what life would be like if they'd never met. Bob's fantasy wife was played by a 70s soap opera beauty icon.

Bob Hartley and Dick Louden shared something. What was it?

Think syrup.

Robot Arm
09-21-2005, 09:38 AM
"chews"

Preview, dammit!

tdn
09-21-2005, 09:39 AM
Thirty-two chew keeps your tummy from danger,
or you don't get to stay up and watch The Lone Ranger.
Correct! Or, close enough.

anyrose
09-21-2005, 09:53 AM
Bob Hartley and Dick Louden shared something. What was it?

a love of pancakes?

tdn
09-21-2005, 10:03 AM
a love of pancakes?
You're getting closer.

Another hint: Mork and Mindy.

anyrose
09-21-2005, 10:08 AM
You're getting closer.

Another hint: Mork and Mindy.
French Toast? (tie in is the Egg that was Mork's ship)

tdn
09-21-2005, 10:34 AM
French Toast? (tie in is the Egg that was Mork's ship)
Who lived upstairs from Mork and Mindy?

anyrose
09-21-2005, 10:38 AM
Who lived upstairs from Mork and Mindy?
Tom Poston - but he wasn't on the BNS

He *was* however in Bob wherein Bob Newhart plays a comicbook artist/writer

tdn
09-21-2005, 10:41 AM
Tom Poston - but he wasn't on the BNS
One last hint: Who played Bob's best friend -- also known as "The Peeper" -- who was a Vermont native, and who loved to pour maple syrup over everything?

anyrose
09-21-2005, 10:50 AM
ok - that's one on me - Tom Poston was in all 3 of Bob's series

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
09-21-2005, 10:52 AM
Except I don't know if "poo poo" was what he said.
Yes. From memory, so probably not verbatim, but close:

"I did say the darnedest things. I was ahead of my time. Today I'd get applause with a word like 'poo-poo.'"

want2know
09-21-2005, 02:04 PM
Wow, some toughies here!Here's a few more:
W1: After Howard got laid off, what airline did he finally land a job with?
W2: What restaurant did the boys order the "moo goo goo goo" from?
W3: What was Bob's response when Howard said he was going to brush his teeth after taking a bath?
W4: At the sex therapy retreat, what question did Bob ask the naked guy behind the desk?
W5: What did Bob tell Emily was the reason he was called "The Mooner" in college? And what did "The Peeper" put in Bob's sock drawer?

tdn
09-21-2005, 02:07 PM
W1: After Howard got laid off, what airline did he finally land a job with?
EDS

W4: At the sex therapy retreat, what question did Bob ask the naked guy behind the desk?
"Don't you stick to your chair?"

W5: What did Bob tell Emily was the reason he was called "The Mooner" in college?
Moons Mullens? I never did understand that reference.

anyrose
09-21-2005, 02:08 PM
W1: After Howard got laid off, what airline did he finally land a job with?
EDS

W4: At the sex therapy retreat, what question did Bob ask the naked guy behind the desk?
"Don't you stick to your chair?"

W5: What did Bob tell Emily was the reason he was called "The Mooner" in college?
Moons Mullens? I never did understand that reference.
Moon Mullens was a comic strip from the 30's or 40's (either way BMT)

tdn
09-21-2005, 02:10 PM
Moon Mullens was a comic strip from the 30's or 40's (either way BMT)
Ah. Thanks.

want2know
09-21-2005, 02:10 PM
W1: After Howard got laid off, what airline did he finally land a job with?
EDS

W4: At the sex therapy retreat, what question did Bob ask the naked guy behind the desk?
"Don't you stick to your chair?"

W5: What did Bob tell Emily was the reason he was called "The Mooner" in college?
Moons Mullens? I never did understand that reference.
"Moon Mullins" was a popular comic strip from the 30's to the 60's--Bob tried to tell Emily he was a fan of that strip (she didn't believe him, of course).

want2know
09-21-2005, 02:11 PM
BTW, tdn , all your answers are right!

tdn
09-21-2005, 02:11 PM
Heh heh heh. I was just thinking about this convertable I used to have.

waits
09-21-2005, 04:06 PM
What was Bob's mother always trying to get him to eat?


1st guess: His vegetables
2nd guess: His spinach

Close enough. The answer I was thinking of was ruffage.

deevee
09-21-2005, 04:09 PM
A $2000 watch is no good because for $2000 you can get a piano.......and a watch.

What did Mr. Carlin give out as Hallowee'n treats?

tdn
09-21-2005, 04:55 PM
A $2000 watch is no good because for $2000 you can get a piano.......and a watch.
I think a closer quote is:

"You have to spend $2000 on a piano, because a $20 piano is no good. But for $20, you could have gotten a watch that does everything this one does. And with the money you have left over, you could buy... a piano."

Robot Arm
09-21-2005, 06:45 PM
W5: ..And what did "The Peeper" put in Bob's sock drawer?
Raw chicken parts. I don't remember exactly which parts, but the numbers didn't match.

Funny.

Sternvogel
09-22-2005, 12:35 AM
SV1. Okay, we've established that Tom Poston played "The Peeper". What were that character's first and last names?

SV2. From what college/university did Bob graduate? How about Jerry?

SV3. When Carol was temporarily out (I think it was her honeymoon, but it could have been illness), what did her replacement (an older, scatterbrained woman) erroneously call Bob?

SV4. As a result of his giving a fake name, Mr. Carlin was asked by a ditzy woman: "More ________ for _______ ?" Fill in the first blank with the name of an alcoholic beverage, the second with a nickname based on his fake surname.

Pashnish Ewing
09-22-2005, 10:36 AM
SV2. From what college/university did Bob graduate? How about Jerry?Bob went to Loyola University (Chicago). Don't know about Jerry.

anyrose
09-22-2005, 10:44 AM
SV1. Okay, we've established that Tom Poston played "The Peeper". What were that character's first and last names?

Cliff Murdock

tdn
09-22-2005, 11:21 AM
SV4. As a result of his giving a fake name, Mr. Carlin was asked by a ditzy woman: "More ________ for _______ ?" Fill in the first blank with the name of an alcoholic beverage, the second with a nickname based on his fake surname.
More Cold Duck for Smitty?

tdn
09-22-2005, 11:24 AM
Carol once dated an older man. What was his name?

What did Jerry call him?

What did Carol threaten to do if Jerry called him that again?

waits
09-22-2005, 03:40 PM
SV2. From what college/university did Bob graduate? How about Jerry?

Bob went to Loyola University (Chicago). Don't know about Jerry.

Jerry went to William and Mary.

zamboniracer
09-22-2005, 04:11 PM
Jerry went to William and Mary.


That's got to be right, because he was wearing a "W&M" sweatshirt during the Thanksgiving day episode. :D

Sternvogel
09-22-2005, 06:34 PM
All the replies given to mine were correct. Carlin's fake name was "Dick Smith", which led to his being addressed as "Smitty". SV3 is still up for grabs. Here's a hint if you want one:

Carol's replacement erroneously addressed Bob as "Dr. ____", with the surname being one that's prominent in Chicago politics.

want2know
09-26-2005, 02:47 PM
Last chance on the two I still have out there:
W2: What restaurant did the boys order the "moo goo goo goo" from? (House of...)
W3: What was Bob's response when Howard said he was going to brush his teeth after taking a bath? (Incredulous question)

zamboniracer
09-26-2005, 08:41 PM
TDN, would you kindly say, "Time's up!" and give us the answers to your very difficult and as yet unanswered questions? Pretty please?

If you refuse I'll send Mr. Herd over to stand on your doorstep for a while.

want2know
09-28-2005, 03:21 PM
Last chance on the two I still have out there:
W2: What restaurant did the boys order the "moo goo goo goo" from? (House of...)
W3: What was Bob's response when Howard said he was going to brush his teeth after taking a bath? (Incredulous question)

OK, here they are:W2:House of Hoo--Remember, Bob called them very drunk and said "Hello, is this Hoo?" W3: One of Bob's best deadpan lines: "You take a bath with ...dirty teeth?!"

tdn
09-28-2005, 03:54 PM
TDN, would you kindly say, "Time's up!" and give us the answers to your very difficult and as yet unanswered questions? Pretty please?
TIME'S UP!

Remind me of the questioned still outstanding. From the OP:

1. Why couldn't Howard sing Oklahoma?

He didn't know the words. He's never even seen South Pacific!

2. What was Henry Winkler's profession?

Criminal. He was just out of prison.

5. To whom did Bob compare his new furniture?

He didn't like it. Hate was too strong a word. Hate is a word you use to describe Hitler. His furniture was more like Mussolini.

7. How do you spell pride?

P-R-I-D-E. As in when Howard pride himself from the cockpit.

10. When Bob thought of life without Emily, what was his secondary profession? Who played his wife?

He was a race car driver married to Morgan Fairchild.

want2know
09-28-2005, 04:05 PM
TIME'S UP!

Remind me of the questioned still outstanding. From the OP:

1. Why couldn't Howard sing Oklahoma?

He didn't know the words. He's never even seen South Pacific!

2. What was Henry Winkler's profession?

Criminal. He was just out of prison.

5. To whom did Bob compare his new furniture?

He didn't like it. Hate was too strong a word. Hate is a word you use to describe Hitler. His furniture was more like Mussolini.

7. How do you spell pride?

P-R-I-D-E. As in when Howard pride himself from the cockpit.

10. When Bob thought of life without Emily, what was his secondary profession? Who played his wife?

He was a race car driver married to Morgan Fairchild.
Your earlier doubt was correct, tdn . Question #2 was indeed a MTM episode. Rhoda brought him to Mary's "Veal Prince Orloff" dinner party. Remember Ted singing "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"?

tdn
09-28-2005, 04:14 PM
Your earlier doubt was correct, tdn . Question #2 was indeed a MTM episode. Rhoda brought him to Mary's "Veal Prince Orloff" dinner party. Remember Ted singing "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"?
From IMDB:

# "The Bob Newhart Show" playing "Miles Lascoe" in episode: "Clink Shrink" (episode # 2.19) 26 January 1974
# "Mary Tyler Moore" playing "Steve Waldman" in episode: "The Dinner Party" (episode # 4.10) 17 November 1973

In MTM he wasn't a criminal, he was just Rhoda's date. In BNS, he was court ordered to see a shrink as part of his parole. He stole something--a tape recorder?--from Bob.

Incidently, those were his first credited roles.

want2know
09-28-2005, 04:20 PM
From IMDB:

# "The Bob Newhart Show" playing "Miles Lascoe" in episode: "Clink Shrink" (episode # 2.19) 26 January 1974
# "Mary Tyler Moore" playing "Steve Waldman" in episode: "The Dinner Party" (episode # 4.10) 17 November 1973

In MTM he wasn't a criminal, he was just Rhoda's date. In BNS, he was court ordered to see a shrink as part of his parole. He stole something--a tape recorder?--from Bob.

Incidently, those were his first credited roles.
Mea culpa, tdn , you're right.

tdn
09-28-2005, 04:24 PM
Mea culpa, tdn , you're right.
No problem.

What was Bob's reaction to Emily's tears?

He couldn't help but laugh.

Carol once dated an older man. What was his name?

I don't remember his first name, but his last name was Rivers.

What did Jerry call him?

Old Man Rivers.

What did Carol threaten to do if Jerry called him that again?

Rip his smock.

tdn
09-29-2005, 09:30 AM
A few more answers:

14. According to Jerry, what was "The boring part"?

"It's the same old thing again and again. I meet a woman, we go out to dinner, then over to my place for sex. It's boring! I want something more meaningful. On the other hand, I don't want to give up the boring part."

15. What was Bob's primary criticism of Emily's tennis game?

She runs like a girl.

17. What's Chicken on a Stick?

Chicken on a Stick played rock music.

18. What's Teflon?

A new rock opera.

19. What was "Fires of the Mind" changed to?

Blazing Brains.