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That's Not Fair!

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"The title is a famous quote from the TV show "The Twilight Zone" from the episode "Time Enough at Last". It has resonated with audiences since it first aired in 1959. Join me on a journey back in time and through pop culture to look at its impact."

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1. The TV flickers on and you hear Rod Serling's voice, "Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. A bookish little man whose passion is the printed page, but who is conspired against by a bank president and a wife and a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock. But in just a moment, Mr. Bemis will enter a world without bank presidents or wives or clocks or anything else. He'll have a world all to himself...without anyone."

Which actor, probably best known as the original Penguin on the '60s TV show "Batman" or as Rocky's trainer in the "Rocky" series of movies, played Henry Bemis?
    Burgess Meredith
    John Astin
    Cesar Romero
    Roddy McDowell


2. The short story "Time Enough at Last" by Lyn Venable upon which this episode was based was originally published in 1953 in which sci-fi magazine that shares its name with the name of a famous Rudyard Kipling poem from 1895 that posits several questions in a conditional way. What is this title?
    If
    Since
    When
    Why


3. In the episode the world, or at least Mr. Bemis' corner of the world, is destroyed by nuclear war. Mr. Bemis is in the bank vault reading during his lunch hour when the bombs drop. He was reading "A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus" by which author best known for the short story "Rip Van Winkle"?
    James Fenimore Cooper
    Washington Irving
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Ralph Wadlo Emerson


4. What was Mr. Bemis' initial response when he realized he was the only survivor of a nuclear holocaust?
    Contemplation of suicide
    Stunned silence for several hours
    Joy because of the peace and quiet
    Sheer panic because he had no food or water in order to survive


5. Henry Bemis spoke the immortal words and from the title of this quiz "That's not fair!" in response to what event?
    The death of everyone but him
    The fact his boss fired him for reading too much
    The destruction of the library
    The breaking of his glasses


6. The episode closes with Rod Serling saying, "The best laid plans of mice and men...and Henry Bemis...the small man in the glasses who wanted nothing but time. Henry Bemis, now just a part of a smashed landscape, just a piece of the rubble, just a fragment of what man has deeded to himself. Mr. Henry Bemis...in the Twilight Zone."

The line 'of mice and men' could be a reference to John Steinbeck's novel of the same name but Steinbeck's title was in reality a reference too. The poem "To a Mouse" by which Scottish poet is the inspiration for both this monologue and Steinbeck's novel?
    Samuel Colleridge
    Sir Walter Scott
    William McGonagall
    Robert Burns


7. The 1983 movie "Twilight Zone: the Movie" opens with a man driving down a deserted highway late at night and telling his passenger how much "Time Enough at Last" scared him as a 7 year-old. Which actor, who appeared as Bernie Rose in 2011's "Drive", played the driver?
    Dan Aykroyd
    Albert Brooks
    Bill Murray
    John Belushi


8. Which TV show named after a stand-up comedian who has since gone on to become a game show host did a parody of "Time Enough at Last" when fears of Y2K were running rampant in 1999?
    Roseanne
    Seinfeld
    The Drew Carey Show
    The Bill Cosby Show


9. Which British post-punk rock band with a cult following used "Time Enough at Last" as the title of a song on their 1992 album "Code: Selfish"? (I bet Adam and Eve were not fans.)
    The Trip
    The Bee Gees
    Sex Pistols
    The Fall


10. One of Fox's animated TV series has a parody of "The Twilight Zone" that its characters watch called "The Scary Door". "The Scary Door" also featured an episode that parodied "Time Enough at Last". Which animated series is this?
    The Simpsons
    Futurama
    King of the Hill
    Family Guy


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Compiled Jan 21 13