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The Queens of Comedy

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The Queens of Comedy game quiz
"How well do you know these comediennes who have graced television screens since the medium began?"

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1. Let's start with a question about one of television's comedy pioneers. Which funny lady starred in "Your Show of Shows" from 1950-53, but is perhaps better known to younger audiences as Aunt Edna, who Chevy Chase strapped to the top of the station wagon in 1983's "National Lampoon Vacation"?
    Martha Raye
    Vivian Vance
    Imogene Coca
    Gracie Allen


2. In 1961 Mary Tyler Moore was cast in her first major comedic role in "The Dick Van Dyke Show." What was her character's name?
    Mary Richards
    Samantha Stevens
    Laura Petrie
    June Cleaver


3. Which comedienne won her first Emmy for her leading role in "Life With Elizabeth" in 1952, and was still killing audiences 58 years later when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" following a grassroots campaign on Facebook?
    Marlo Thomas
    Betty White
    Elizabeth Montgomery
    Barbara Eden


4. Before she landed the role of Dorothy Zbornak in "The Golden Girls", actress Bea Arthur premiered in 1972 as "Maude." What often repeated phrase would Maude say to her husband when they were arguing?
    "God'll getcha for that, Walter."
    "Stifle yourself."
    "What you see is what you get."
    "The devil made me do it."


5. Which television show is said to have launched the careers of comedy heavyweights Lily Tomlin and Goldie Hawn?
    "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In"
    "The Flip Wilson Show"
    "Saturday Night Live"
    "The Carol Burnett Show"


6. Comic great Gilda Radner's character Roseanne Roseannadanna ended each of her "SNL" editorial segments by saying "It just goes to show you, ____________."
    "It's..oh, that's something completely different. Never mind"
    "It's neither here nor there"
    "It's so funny I forgot to laugh"
    "It's always something"


7. This lady won an Emmy as "Weezy", the wife of a successful dry cleaning magnate in Manhattan who was "movin on up, to the dee-luxe apartment in the sky." Name her.
    Phylicia Rashad
    Valerie Harper
    Isabel Sanford
    Nell Carter


8. On this comedy series that premiered in 1998, Megan Mullally starred as Karen Walker, a booze swilling, pill popping socialite and assistant to an interior designer, who zinged one-liners like this: "Like the 'Bible' says, I felt bad when I had no shoes, then I saw someone with really bad shoes."
    "Mad About You"
    "Sex and the City"
    "3rd Rock From the Sun"
    "Will and Grace"


9. AskMen.com ranked this "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring "NPR ladies" Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon interviewing Alec Baldwin as the 4th best sketch in the show's history, and the only one in the top 10 to star women. Can you spot it?
    "Mother Lover"
    "Chippendale's Auditions"
    "More Cowbell"
    "Schweddy Balls"


10. Which breakout star of 2011's "Bridesmaids" was a surprise winner of the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Emmy for her role in "Mike and Molly"?
    Kristin Wiig
    Jane Lynch
    Zooey Deschanel
    Melissa McCarthy


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Compiled Sep 17 12