Special Sub-Topic: Too Much Tube Time- Part One
|The happy couple, Daniel and Roseanne Conner, lived at Third and Delaware Street in Lanford, Illinois. Of these choices, who never lived at 714 Delaware with the Conners?|
Crystal Anderson Conner. Natalie West played Crystal Anderson for over 80 episodes. That seems like way more than I remember seeing her, but it's apparently true! Crystal married Dan's father and had two babies with him. I do not recall their mom, Bev, ever living there either, but she did stay when she fell and hurt her hip. Dan and Roseanne had four children in the course of the series, Becky, Darlene, DJ (David Jacob), and Jerry Garcia. The baby, Jerry, was supposedly a girl, as told by Roseanne's amniocentesis, but morphed into a boy after the death of musician Jerry Garcia.
In the show's final season, the family was depicted as having been lottery winners. This was after Dan suffered a heart attack at Darlene and David's wedding. In the shocking series finale, Roseanne was seen sitting in her basement in front of a typewriter. While there, she admitted that many things we'd seen were not accurate, as she'd changed them to fit the way she thought they should be. The family never won the lottery, Darlene married Mark and David married Becky, Jackie was gay instead of their mother, baby Jerry had most likely never been born at all, and Dan had died from his heart attack.
|On "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", who were Buffy's watchers?|
Giles and Wesley. Technically, as stated in the ridiculous comedy movie of the same name, Merrick was Buffy's original watcher. He was only ever referenced on the show at the end of season two, as Angel watched Buffy be called. Rupert Giles was her first watcher on the series. Then, in season three Giles was fired from the Watchers Council and replaced with the inept Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. Faith had an extra watcher in season three, who turned out to be a phony. Gwendolyn Post had been a watcher before she went rogue, but hadn't been appointed to Faith via the council. Wesley's skills improved in ALL arenas when he left Sunnydale and joined Angel and Cordy in Los Angeles on the series "Angel". Giles remained her acting watcher until he was re-hired officially in season five.
|Name the fictional town that was the home for Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Lane, Sookie and Kirk on "Gilmore Girls". |
Stars Hollow. The Connecticut town was about a half hour from the real city of Hartford. Hartford was the home of Richard and Emily, Lorelai's parents. When the series opened, Rory was getting used to the private school Chilton; Lorelai, Sookie and Michel worked at the Independence Inn; and the elder Gilmores used coercion to get their daughter and granddaughter to spend every Friday evening having dinner with them. Later, Lorelai and Sookie bought their own inn, the Dragonfly, and hired Michel to work there. After years of back and forth, Luke and Lorelai became a couple, only to have it end abruptly after the appearance of Luke's daughter April. In the series finale, it appeared as though Luke and Lorelai would reunite, having survived his daughter and her ridiculous marriage to Rory's father.
|In the first four seasons of "Beverly Hills, 90210", what was the name of the diner where Brandon, Brenda, Dylan and Steve all worked, some way longer than others?|
The Peach Pit. Co-owned by the affable Nat Bussichio, the Peach Pit quickly became the hang out for the Walshes and their West Beverly High buddies. Brandon held a job there all through the high school seasons, only stopping briefly during the summer months so he could make more money at the Beverly Hills Beach Club. In season four, Brandon returned to work briefly at the diner after Nat had a heart attack. He quit to re-focus on school when Dylan became Nat's co-owner, buying out his cousin Joe. Steve and Brenda held extremely brief jobs at the diner in the first few seasons, though Brenda used an alias named Laverne to overcome her insecurities. Steve, David, and Valerie all became involved in the diner's conjoined twin, also known as the Peach Pit After Dark.
|Think back to the late 1970s. This show, about DJs at a local radio station, starred Howard Hessman, Loni Anderson, Tim Read, and Gordon Jump. The TV series last four seasons and was rhythmically entitled "WKRP in ______". Which city was home to that radio station?|
Cincinnati. The show's creator, Hugh Wilson, was known to have said that he came up with the idea from his own life experience. He worked in the advertising department of a struggling radio station in Atlanta, Georgia. This series brought a lot of attention to actress Loni Anderson, as it was her first starring role at age thirty-three. She went on to gain notoriety for her hot/cold relationship with Burt Reynolds.
|Because I watched since its inception, I couldn't leave off a question about the drama "ER". Match the main character correctly to the facts about his or her death. |
Dr. Robert Romano- crushed by a downed helicopter. None of the incorrect death choices are true for any of the main characters here that have died. I thought that would make it easier to narrow down the correct choice. I also believe Robert "Rocket" Romano's poetic death by helicopter would be the easiest to be sure of, since it was so spectacular. Paul McCrane played the doctor for 125 episodes and died at the start of season ten. I left off Dr. Mark Greene, played by Anthony Edwards, who was the longest seen character at 179 episodes. He died of inoperable brain cancer at the very end of season eight.
Dr. Dennis Gant died of suicide by rail train. Played in 10 episodes by Omar Epps, Gant was the student of Dr. Peter Benton. He succumbed to the pressure of internship and jumped into one of the trains on the elevated (nicknamed by locals as The El) rail system. Lucy Knight, played by Kellie Martin, spent much of her 36 episodes under the guidance of Dr. John Carter. Both Lucy and John were attacked by a psychiatric patient at the end of season six. The staff tried desperately to keep Lucy alive, but she couldn't survive her wounds, which included a slashed throat. Dr. Carter did live, but became addicted to pain killers as a result. And, the last one to die amongst these, Dr. Michael Gallant died in a roadside bombing in Iraq. Before his death he dated and later married Dr. Neela Rasgotra. Sharif Atkins played Dr. Gallant for a total 61 episodes (no flashbacks) between 2001-2006.
|In the first three seasons of the smash hit "LOST", which characters entertained a simmering romance triangle?|
Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Kate and Sawyer finally eased their own sexual tension in the first part of season three. The trio was taken at the end of season two, after the hatch's EMP fail safe malfunctioned. Jack was kept away from Kate and Sawyer (aka James Ford), in order to save the Others' leader Ben (aka Henry Gale). Driven almost beyond their limits, Kate and Sawyer found solace in each other before they got off the island and back to camp. Kate later turned to Sawyer again, when it appeared Jack was cozying up to Juliet. Jack told Kate he loved her as season three wound to a close, even though he knew she'd consummated her friendship with Sawyer. "Lost" lasted for six seasons.
|Please choose the character that wasn't a known vampire. |
"Charmed"- Leo Wyatt played by Brian Krause. Leo Wyatt was the Whitelighter for the Charmed Ones, Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige. He was also the father of Piper's children. Brain Krause played Leo Wyatt for eight seasons.
Angel and Spike were both vamps with a soul on the sister series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel". David went on to star as Seeley Booth on "Bones". Alex O'Loughlin began playing Mick in September 2007. Mick could very well have had his soul, as all vampire tales take on their own set of mythology. "Moonlight" was well liked but canceled by CBS after one season.
|My name is Horatio Cane. I wear sunglasses in almost every episode of my hit crime show. I often end the opening sequence with a hilarious cliché, pun, play on the words or the like, while sliding said sunglasses over my eyes. I spend most of my conversations standing sideways, instead of facing my companion. Is it true that I appear on "CSI: Miami"?|
Y. David Caruso started playing Horatio in an episode of "CSI" called "Cross-Jurisdictions" in 2002. He has since starred in "CSI: Miami" and guest starred on "CSI:NY". Horatio, perhaps once the coolest and most empathetic cop of all time, became more of a caricature than a character in seasons five and six. I still cannot fathom why he almost never stood facing anyone he was talking to. I love the way he circumvented the legal precedents he proclaimed to uphold. Though the character became quite laughable, I still enjoyed David Caruso's portrayal of Cane. The show drove me insane with its ridiculous miracle tools, lightening fast crime solving, and insanely predictive runs of good luck. Too many times did it happen that an episode was full of perfect circumstances in which the investigators could solve the crime by practically just rolling out of bed in the morning. Hey, and can anyone tell me what CSI works night and day without any time off? "CSI Miami" was finally cancelled in 2012 after a ten season run.
|She types, she clicks her mouse, she hacks into any and all databases at fast as you can say her name. She is a pretty blonde, with a slightly sketchy past. She works for the BAU, the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. She is perky and feisty and is known by her cohorts as Garcia. What is the first name of the woman after my own heart on "Criminal Minds"?|
Penelope. Kirsten Vangsness began playing Penelope Garcia when the show started in 2005. Garcia has been the paper trail behind all of the BAU's unsubs (unknown subjects). She delivered the information to her team, usually via speaker phone or web-cam, with zest, pep and flavor. Kirsten brilliantly brought light to the dark tone of "Criminal Minds". Her character, Garcia, has flirted madly with Derek Morgan, played by former "Young and the Restless" star Shemar Moore. It was revealed in a November 2007 (season three) episode that Garcia was recruited by the FBI for her illegal hacking capabilities. Garcia was stalked and shot by a handsome police man trying to hide what she knew. Thankfully, she recovered from her wounds and helped the BAU catch the man, played by actor Bailey Chase. During that story line she met her temporary fill-in Kevin Lynch, played by "BtVS" alum Nicholas Brendon. The pair became an on screen couple.
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