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Elendil's Heir 08-11-2019 11:26 PM

No, I am actually

Dolly Levi

Lead character of Thornton Wilder's 1938 play The Merchant of Yonkers, later turned into the much more famous musical and then film Hello, Dolly!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merchant_of_Yonkers

Knowed Out 08-12-2019 06:55 AM

Never considered that she had a last name, and didn't think to ask about plays. You got us good EH.

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-12-2019 08:04 AM

Good choice, EH. She's got elegance. I knew we'd discussed it before, but I'd forgotten we decided that plays were considered prose.

Elendil's Heir 08-12-2019 10:25 AM

I wasn't sure of that myself, but Wiki, at least, defines plays as literature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_(theatre)

OK, our next letter is

B

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-12-2019 12:14 PM

IQs:

1) Did Liza Minnelli play you in Cabaret?
2) Did you play the title character in Yentl?
3) Did you spend decades reminding people to spay and neuter their pets?

De La Rue 08-12-2019 02:26 PM

IQs:
1. Did you sit in enlightenment under the Bodhi tree?
2. Are you Tank Girl's kangaroo friend?
3. Did you produce Car Talk?

Elendil's Heir 08-12-2019 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21801847)
IQs:

1) Did Liza Minnelli play you in Cabaret?
2) Did you play the title character in Yentl?
3) Did you spend decades reminding people to spay and neuter their pets?

Not Sally Bowles, Barbra Streisand (hey, she played Dolly too!) or Bob Barker.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21802152)
IQs:
1. Did you sit in enlightenment under the Bodhi tree?
2. Are you Tank Girl's kangaroo friend?
3. Did you produce Car Talk?

Not the Buddha, Bouncer or Bob Magliozzi.

SCAdian 08-12-2019 05:27 PM

IQ1: Were you a foppish baronet in a novel based on a stage play written by the same person?
IQ2: Were you an upholsterer in 18th-century Philadelphia?
IQ3: Did you have 500 hats?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-12-2019 05:43 PM

Swept me.

IQs:

1) Did you play Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who?
2) Were you known as "the It Girl"?
3) Are you an adopted caveboy who grew up to marry your next door neighbor?

De La Rue 08-12-2019 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21802486)
Not the Buddha, Bouncer or Bob Magliozzi.

2 (Tank Girl's kangaroo friend) was Booga; 3 (the producer of Car Talk) was Doug "Bongo Boy" Berman.

DQs:
1. real?
2. male?


IQs:
1. Are you a one-eared cartoon rabbit?
2. Do you play the titular Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?
3. Were you Secretary-General of the UN in the 2000s?

Elendil's Heir 08-12-2019 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCAdian (Post 21802521)
IQ1: Were you a foppish baronet in a novel based on a stage play written by the same person?
IQ2: Were you an upholsterer in 18th-century Philadelphia?
IQ3: Did you have 500 hats?

Dunno, dunno, and not Bartholomew Cubbins.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21802549)
...

IQs:

1) Did you play Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who?
2) Were you known as "the It Girl"?
3) Are you an adopted caveboy who grew up to marry your next door neighbor?

Dunno, not Theda Bara, and not Bam-Bam Rubble.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21802999)
...

IQs:
1. Are you a one-eared cartoon rabbit?
2. Do you play the titular Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?
3. Were you Secretary-General of the UN in the 2000s?

Not Matt Groening's Bongo, dunno, and not Boutros-Boutros Ghali.

B.

1. fictional
2. male

Knowed Out 08-13-2019 07:07 AM

IQ1: Are you QB for the Cleveland Browns?
IQ2: Were you released by the Jacksonville Jaguars and now signed up to be backup QB to Jared Goff for the LA Rams?
IQ3: Are you QB for the New Orleans Saints?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-13-2019 07:19 AM

IQs:

1) Did you play Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who?
2) Were you known as "the It Girl"?
3) Are you an adopted caveboy who grew up to marry your next door neighbor?
Dunno, not Theda Bara, and not Bam-Bam Rubble.

#1 was John Barrowman.
#2 was Clara Bow. Theda was "the Vamp".
#3 is, indeed, Bamm-Bamm.

DQs:

1) Created after 1900?
2) Created by an American or Americans?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-13-2019 07:23 AM

IQs:

1) Did you write The Pilgrim's Progress?
2) Did you compose White Christmas?
3) Did Alex Trebek recently state he thought you were his likely successor as host of Jeopardy?

Elendil's Heir 08-13-2019 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21803251)
IQ1: Are you QB for the Cleveland Browns?
IQ2: Were you released by the Jacksonville Jaguars and now signed up to be backup QB to Jared Goff for the LA Rams?
IQ3: Are you QB for the New Orleans Saints?

Dunno x3.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21803264)
IQs:

1) Did you write The Pilgrim's Progress?
2) Did you compose White Christmas?
3) Did Alex Trebek recently state he thought you were his likely successor as host of Jeopardy?

Not Bunyan, Berlin or... Bob Hoskins? (wildass guess).

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-13-2019 09:31 AM

IQs:

1) Did you write The Pilgrim's Progress?
2) Did you compose White Christmas?
3) Did Alex Trebek recently state he thought you were his likely successor as host of Jeopardy?
Not Bunyan, Berlin or... Bob Hoskins? (wildass guess).

Correct on 1 and 2.

Alex said the person following him would have to be, in these days, a smart, witty, young woman, so it'd have to be... Betty White.

DQ: Originally from a work of prose fiction?

Slow Moving Vehicle 08-13-2019 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21802999)
2 (Tank Girl's kangaroo friend) was Booga; 3 (the producer of Car Talk) was Doug "Bongo Boy" Berman.

(...)

That's Doug "Bongo Boy, the Subway Fugitive, Not A Slave To Fashion" Berman, if you please.

:D

De La Rue 08-13-2019 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21803016)
Not Matt Groening's Bongo, dunno, and not Boutros-Boutros Ghali.

2 was Rachel Brosnahan; 3 was Ban Ki-moon (Boutros Boutros-Ghali was in office until the end of 1996).

DQs:
1. first name starts with B?
2. created before 1960?


IQs:
1. Do all the downtown ladies call you "treetop lover", and all the men just call you "sir"?
2. Are you a ten-year-old detective from Idaville?
3. Did you lead the Iceni against the Romans?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-13-2019 10:07 AM

IQs:

1) Did you write Kitchen Confidential?
2) Are you a cartoon bear who rode a unicycle?
3) Were you Attorney General under Pres. Lincoln?

Knowed Out 08-13-2019 10:53 AM

Quote:

IQ1: Are you QB for the Cleveland Browns?
IQ2: Were you released by the Jacksonville Jaguars and now signed up to be backup QB to Jared Goff for the LA Rams?
IQ3: Are you QB for the New Orleans Saints?

Dunno x3.
Baker Mayfield, Blake Bortles, Drew Brees

DQ: Originally from a novel?

holding 2 DQs

Elendil's Heir 08-13-2019 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21803518)
...

IQs:
1. Do all the downtown ladies call you "treetop lover", and all the men just call you "sir"?
2. Are you a ten-year-old detective from Idaville?
3. Did you lead the Iceni against the Romans?

Not Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Encyclopedia Brown or Boadicea Brown. Er, just Boadicea.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21803539)
IQs:

1) Did you write Kitchen Confidential?
2) Are you a cartoon bear who rode a unicycle?
3) Were you Attorney General under Pres. Lincoln?

Not Anthony Bourdain, Yogi Bear (probably wrong) or Edward Bates.

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans
5. originally from a work of prose fiction
6. last name starts with B
7. created after 1960
8. originally from a novel

Knowed Out 08-13-2019 02:24 PM

DQ: Adapted to TV/streaming?

holding a DQ

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-13-2019 02:37 PM

IQs:

1) Did you write Kitchen Confidential?
2) Are you a cartoon bear who rode a unicycle?
3) Were you Attorney General under Pres. Lincoln?
Not Anthony Bourdain, Yogi Bear (probably wrong) or Edward Bates.

#1 and 3 are correct. #2 was Disney's Bongo.

DQ: Protagonist?

De La Rue 08-13-2019 02:42 PM

A clean sweep!

IQs:
1. Do you perform in the concert film Never Say Never?
2. Are you the protagonist of a series of novels by Robert Ludlum?
3. Does a comedy routine of yours distinguish between "Jewish" and "goyish"?

Elendil's Heir 08-13-2019 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21804236)
...

IQs:
1. Do you perform in the concert film Never Say Never?
2. Are you the protagonist of a series of novels by Robert Ludlum?
3. Does a comedy routine of yours distinguish between "Jewish" and "goyish"?

Dunno, not Jason Bourne, and dunno.

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans
5. originally from a work of prose fiction
6. last name starts with B
7. created after 1960
8. originally from a novel
9. not adapted to TV/streaming
10. not the protagonist

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-13-2019 05:37 PM

IQs:

1) Are you a blue cat who hangs around with Top Cat?
2) Before you married were you known as Elizabeth McBricker?
3) Did you play Cinnamon Carter on Mission: Impossible?

Knowed Out 08-13-2019 06:17 PM

IQ1: Are you a former UN Secretary General from South Korea?
IQ2: Are you a former UN Secretary General from Egypt?
IQ3: Are you a rapper who covered "(You) Got What I Need" in 1990?

DQ: Adapted to film?

De La Rue 08-13-2019 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21804249)
Dunno, not Jason Bourne, and dunno.

1 was Justin Bieber; 3 was Lenny Bruce.

DQs:
1. novel written before 1990?
2. antagonist?


IQs:
1. Did you star as Liz in the radio show My Favorite Husband?
2. Were you mentor and inspiration to a Scottish doctor-turned-author?
3. Did you play Ambassador de Sadesky in Dr. Strangelove?

Elendil's Heir 08-13-2019 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prof. Pepperwinkle (Post 21804555)
IQs:

1) Are you a blue cat who hangs around with Top Cat?
2) Before you married were you known as Elizabeth McBricker?
3) Did you play Cinnamon Carter on Mission: Impossible?

Not Blue Cat, dunno, and not Barbara Bain.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21804617)
IQ1: Are you a former UN Secretary General from South Korea?
IQ2: Are you a former UN Secretary General from Egypt?
IQ3: Are you a rapper who covered "(You) Got What I Need" in 1990?....

Still not Ban Ki-Moon or Boutros Boutros Gali; dunno.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21804768)
...

IQs:
1. Did you star as Liz in the radio show My Favorite Husband?
2. Were you mentor and inspiration to a Scottish doctor-turned-author?
3. Did you play Ambassador de Sadesky in Dr. Strangelove?

Dunno, not Dr. Joseph Bell, and dunno.

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans
5. originally from a work of prose fiction
6. last name starts with B
7. created after 1960
8. originally from a novel
9. not adapted to TV/streaming
10. not the protagonist
11. adapted to film
12. novel written before 1990
13. an, but not the sole, antagonist

Knowed Out 08-14-2019 07:07 AM

Quote:

IQ1: Are you a former UN Secretary General from South Korea?
IQ2: Are you a former UN Secretary General from Egypt?
IQ3: Are you a rapper who covered "(You) Got What I Need" in 1990?....

Still not Ban Ki-Moon or Boutros Boutros Gali; dunno.
Biz Markie

DQ: Thriller genre?

Knowed Out 08-14-2019 07:16 AM

IQ1: Were you the lead singer for Linkin Park before committing suicide in 2017?
IQ2: Are you lead singer for Incubus?
IQ3: Was your first hit "Loser," released in 1994?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-14-2019 07:54 AM

Quote:

IQs:

1) Are you a blue cat who hangs around with Top Cat?
2) Before you married were you known as Elizabeth McBricker?
3) Did you play Cinnamon Carter on Mission: Impossible?
Not Blue Cat, dunno, and not Barbara Bain.
#1 was Benny the Ball.
#2 is Betty Rubble.
Correct on #3.

2 DQs reserved.

De La Rue 08-14-2019 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21804974)
Dunno, not Dr. Joseph Bell, and dunno.

1 was Lucille Ball; 3 was Peter Bull.

DQs:
1. novel written before 1980?
2. adapted to film after 2000?


IQs:
1. Did your creator say of you, "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find...much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers'"?
2. Would you prefer not to?
3. Do you host America's Next Top Model?

Elendil's Heir 08-14-2019 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21805313)
IQ1: Were you the lead singer for Linkin Park before committing suicide in 2017?
IQ2: Are you lead singer for Incubus?
IQ3: Was your first hit "Loser," released in 1994?

Dunno x3.

Quote:

Originally Posted by De La Rue (Post 21805816)
...

IQs:
1. Did your creator say of you, "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find...much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers'"?
2. Would you prefer not to?
3. Do you host America's Next Top Model?

Not James Bond, Bartleby the (infuriatingly passive) Scrivener, or Tyra Banks.

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans
5. originally from a work of prose fiction
6. last name starts with B
7. created after 1960
8. originally from a novel
9. not adapted to TV/streaming
10. not the protagonist
11. adapted to film
12. novel written before 1990
13. an, but not the sole, antagonist
14. not really in the thriller genre, I'd say, although some might disagree
15. novel written before 1980
16. adapted to film before 2000

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-14-2019 01:46 PM

DQ: Genre fiction (mystery, horror, sci-fi, fantasy)?

1 DQ remaining.

De La Rue 08-14-2019 02:26 PM

Another clean sweep.

IQs:
1. Did you write "The Story of Suicide Sal"?
2. Did you invent Scrabble?
3. Did you play Holly Gennaro/McClane?

atimnie 08-14-2019 02:55 PM

Is it Norman Bates?

SCAdian 08-14-2019 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCAdian (Post 21802521)
IQ1: Were you a foppish baronet in a novel based on a stage play written by the same person?
IQ2: Were you an upholsterer in 18th-century Philadelphia?
IQ3: Did you have 500 hats?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21803016)
Dunno, dunno, and not Bartholomew Cubbins.

Sir Percy Blakeney.
Betsy Ross.
Correct.


DQ: Created by a male author?
One DQ reserved.

SCAdian 08-14-2019 08:14 PM

IQ1: Were you the prime minister of Italy in the 1920s?
IQ2: Was #1 named after you?
IQ3: Did a doctor rule out #2 as being the inspiration for your name?

Knowed Out 08-14-2019 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atimnie (Post 21806205)
Is it Norman Bates?

Read this first.

Knowed Out 08-14-2019 08:52 PM

Quote:

IQ1: Were you the lead singer for Linkin Park before committing suicide in 2017?
IQ2: Are you lead singer for Incubus?
IQ3: Was your first hit "Loser," released in 1994?

Dunno x3.
Chester Bennington, Brandon Boyd, Beck

DQ: Law enforcement genre?

holding 2 DQs

Elendil's Heir 08-14-2019 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atimnie (Post 21806205)
Is it Norman Bates?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21806750)

Quite.

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans
5. originally from a work of prose fiction
6. last name starts with B
7. created after 1960
8. originally from a novel
9. not adapted to TV/streaming
10. not the protagonist
11. adapted to film
12. novel written before 1990
13. an, but not the sole, antagonist
14. not really in the thriller genre, I'd say, although some might disagree
15. novel written before 1980
16. adapted to film before 2000
17. genre fiction (mystery, horror, sci-fi, fantasy)
18. created by a male author
19. kinda sorta in the law enforcement genre

Prof. Pepperwinkle and SCAdian are each holding one DQ, and Knowed Out is holding two, so that's it for IQs.

Please ask all earned DQs by noon EST Friday.

Knowed Out 08-15-2019 07:36 AM

DQ: Appeared in more than one novel?

holding a DQ

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-15-2019 09:13 AM

Hi, atimnie! Welcome to the game!

DQ: Known from mystery or horror?

Prof. Pepperwinkle 08-15-2019 09:27 AM

EH, I do think you oughta let atimnie have another crack at a DQ. Since he's new.

Elendil's Heir 08-15-2019 12:57 PM

Sure, why not? atimnie, welcome aboard - you may ask three IQs, if you like. I will answer one DQ, if earned.

B.

1. fictional
2. male
3. created after 1900
4. created by an American or Americans
5. originally from a work of prose fiction
6. last name starts with B
7. created after 1960
8. originally from a novel
9. not adapted to TV/streaming
10. not the protagonist
11. adapted to film
12. novel written before 1990
13. an, but not the sole, antagonist
14. not really in the thriller genre, I'd say, although some might disagree
15. novel written before 1980
16. adapted to film before 2000
17. genre fiction (mystery, horror, sci-fi, fantasy)
18. created by a male author
19. kinda sorta in the law enforcement genre
20. did not appear in more than one novel
21. not known from mystery or horror

atimnie 08-15-2019 01:53 PM

I think I'll sit this one out, I prefer simpler games, like 20 questions.

Elendil's Heir 08-15-2019 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atimnie (Post 21807940)
I think I'll sit this one out, I prefer simpler games, like 20 questions.

Aw, you can do it! Take a look at the thread starting with the first post, and you'll see how it goes. We're always glad to have new players.

SCAdian 08-15-2019 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elendil's Heir (Post 21806901)
that's it for IQs.

So you're not going to answer my last set?

Elendil's Heir 08-15-2019 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCAdian (Post 21808525)
So you're not going to answer my last set?

No, because we'll already be well over the customary 20 answered DQs.


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