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  A Little Respect For Mr. Dangerfield   great trivia quiz  
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Rodney Dangerfield was one of the funniest comedians ever to grace a stage. See how much you know about his life and career.
Average, 10 Qns, fredsixties, Jun 06 09
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  Rodney Dangerfield    
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A little respect for the master of self-deprecation.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Feb 20 07
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Rodney Dangerfield Trivia Questions

1. What year was Rodney born?

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A Little Respect For Mr. Dangerfield

Answer: 1921

Rodney was born on November 22, 1921 in Babylon Long Island. He was the son of Jewish parents. His father was a vaudeville performer.

2. What is Rodney's real name?

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Answer: Jacob Cohen

As a young man, he performed under the name Jack Roy, but never achieved great success.

3. Rodney first performed his own jokes at age 19. What pseudonym did he use?

From Quiz A Little Respect For Mr. Dangerfield

Answer: Jack Roy

Jack Roy was the name he chose. His father used the name Phil Roy, so Rodney was actually the son of Phil Roy. Rodney didn't do very well at first. He gave up performing after about nine years. Obviously, he didn't use Rodney Dangerfield as his name at that time. Philip Cohen was his father's birth name, and Jacob Cohen was his birth name.

4. After struggling for several years, Rodney quit show biz. What new job did he take?

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Answer: Aluminum siding salesman

Rodney would have been perfect for a role in "Tin Men." Luckily, he eventually tired of life in the "real world," and went back into standup comedy.

5. What color is Rodney's trademark necktie?

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Answer: red

During shows, he'll often give his tie to any pretty girl in the audience who'll give him a kiss.

6. Why must Rodney's character, Monty Capuletti, give up drinking, smoking and carousing, in the film "Easy Money"?

From Quiz Rodney Dangerfield

Answer: It was a condition of his late mother-in-law's will

The movie's theme song was written and sung by Billy Joel.

7. What's the essence of most of Rodney's on-stage jokes about his wife?

From Quiz Rodney Dangerfield

Answer: She's constantly cheating on him

"The other night, outside my house, I saw a guy jogging naked. I asked him how come. He said 'Because you came home early!'"

8. Complete this Rodney Dangerfield joke: "When I was a kid, my uncle's last, dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap. He was in the ____."

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Answer: electric chair

"My father never liked me either- he used to carry around the picture of the kid that came with the wallet."

9. What movie gave Rodney his first major role?

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Answer: Caddyshack

Rodney was in all four of the movies listed, but it was "Caddyshack" (1980), that established Rodney as a motion picture star. The film was about the travails of a young man who was a golf caddy one summer to earn money to go to college, and the cast of crazy characters he met along the way. He ended up competing for the Caddy Scholarship, which was awarded annually. Rodney played the role of Al Czervik, the flamboyant, rowdy, real estate tycoon who played havoc with the establishment on the golf course, and ended up competing against a judge with a large wager on the line. The young man was caddy for the judge, but switched allegence mid match and ended up getting the cash at the conclusion. This was ranked as one of the funniest films ever, with such stars as Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Ted Knight in addition to Dangerfield.

10. In what comedy does Rodney play Adam Sandler's grandfather?

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Answer: Little Nicky

Rodney played Lucifer, who's semi-retired, and lets his son, Harvey Keitel, run Hades.

11. In 1994 Rodney departed from his comedic roles to play a part in a crime drama, directed by the legendary Oliver Stone. Can you name the film?

From Quiz A Little Respect For Mr. Dangerfield

Answer: Natural Born Killers

Stone directed all four pictures but Dangerfield's role was in "Natural Born Killers" (1994). The plot of the movie revolved around two lovers who went on a cross country killing spree, in part due to their abusive childhoods, and their portrayal in the news and media coverage that surrounded them. Their M.O. was to attack a group of people and kill all but one, who would be left alive to tell what happened. It also recounted their eventual escape from prison after being caught. Dangerfield's role was that of an abusive father named Ed Wilson and his daughter was played by Juliette Lewis.

12. In what movie does Rodney play the rich but crude Al Czervik?

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Answer: Caddyshack

In the movie, Al is a terrible golfer, but he's rich enough to afford the best in high-tech golf gear.

13. Rodney was recognized by The Smithsonian Institute by having a display there in his honor. What was displayed?

From Quiz A Little Respect For Mr. Dangerfield

Answer: His trademark white shirt and red tie

The Smithsonian actually put his trademark white shirt and red tie on display in the 1990s. Rodney was once asked about the honor and his reply was "they are using the shirt to clean Charles Lindbergh's plane."

14. In what movie does Rodney play a pedophile who's murdered by his daughter's boyfriend?

From Quiz Rodney Dangerfield

Answer: Natural Born Killers

Oliver Stone presents the horrifying reality of a dysfunctional family's life as if it were a sitcom.

15. Sadly Rodney passed away in September of 2004. What was inscribed on his headstone?

From Quiz A Little Respect For Mr. Dangerfield

Answer: Rodney Dangerfield...There goes the neighborhood

This was his final epitaph, still waiting for the respect that he so richly deserved. Dangerfield passed away due to complications from brain surgery. The comedic community gave Rodney all the respect he really deserved and he lives on in the memory of those who enjoyed the work of this comedic genius.

16. In "Back to School," how did Rodney's character, Thornton Mellon, get so rich?

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Answer: He owns a chain of clothing stores for fat people

Mellon gets into college by making a generous donation to build a new business school.

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