Eighties Contest Results
To celebrate the 2nd Continuous year of ChuckyG's Eighties web pages, I ran a small contest. These questions were way too hard for the average eighties addicts I found. If I run another contest next year, I'll make them easier. I thought I would get a lot of responses, and I wanted to see the questions difficult enough so no one person could get them all right.

The Questions!

The Answers!

The total amount of people to submit answers was: 20
  1. Name the founding member of Duran Duran who produced Kajagoogoo's first album.
    11, Nick Rhodes produced the first (and only) Kajagoogoo album, Simon was the last member as almost any fan knows, and John Taylor was the only other original member still in the group by the time of their first album, so you had a 50% chance if you're a Duranie.
  2. What was Chris Hamill's stage name?
    6, Limahl, an anagram for his last name, Hamill. He was the lead singer for Kajagoogoo and had a minor hit with the theme song for "Never Ending Story" as just Limahl. I wasn't going to use it, but the first person I tried the quiz on got it right off the bat, so I thought it wasn't that hard.
  3. Axl Rose was an anagram for what phrase?
    11, Oral Sex is an anagram for "Axl Rose"
  4. Which eighties album, that sold 20 million plus copies, featured Vincent Price?
    19, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson has Vincent Price on the song "Thriller" talking at the end.
  5. Which Aerosmith song was re-made by Run D.M.C.?
    18, "Walk This Way" was by Aerosmith and performed by Run-D.M.C., the video featured them both.
  6. Who sang the theme song to the "Breakfast Club"?
    19, Simple Minds sang the theme song for the "Breakfast Club", although it wasn't written by them.
  7. What were the B-52's named after? (Hint, it's not a plane)
    10, Southern slang for a beehive, which happens to be a B-52 (inspired by the plane).
  8. Which eighties musician got sued by a music related company for using their name as part of his pseudonym?
    8, Thomas Dolby (known best for "She Blinded Me With Science") got sued over the copyright, even though Dolby was his middle name, Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson. I also accepted MCA from the Beastie Boys, which I had forgotten about. Another possible answer would be the "Timex Social Club"
  9. Chrissie Hynde was in which early eighties group?
    17, The Pretenders featured Chrissie Hynde
  10. After The Fire made "Der Kommissar" popular, but which eighties musician performed it originally?
    15, Falco wrote and sang "Der Komissar" first.
  11. What show was "Whatcha talkin' 'bout Willis?" a standard catch phrase?
    20, Different Strokes is where you would hear "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
  12. Which sitcom helped launch Michael J. Fox's career by portraying him as a money-grubbing teenager?
    20, "Family Ties" was Michael J. Fox's first big sitcom.
  13. Which city did Crocket and Tubbs spend most of their time in?
    19, Miami (Florida) is where Crocket and Tubbs hung out in "Miami Vice"
  14. Complete this phrase: "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get ..." (three words)
    12, Your adverbs here, "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here" was from Saturday morning School House Rock. Someone said "Adjectives" but that was "Unpack Your Adjectives"
  15. Which eighties sitcom featured Tom Hanks in drag on a regular basis?
    18, "Bosom Buddies" featured Tom Hanks
  16. Name the sitcom that featured Judd Hirsch, Andy Kaufman, Tony Danza and Danny Devito.
    20, "Taxi" was the show which featured Andy Kaufman.
  17. David Hasselhof spent most of his time driving a car on which eighties tv show?
    20, "Knight Rider" features Hasselhoff and a KITT 2000
  18. What does ALF stand for?
    20, Alien Life Form is what ALF stands for.
  19. Soleil Moon Frye was the real name of which young eighties sitcom star, whose character name was also the title of the show?
    17, Punky Brewster was Soleil Moon Frye in real life, I thought this would be fairly difficult.
  20. Which eighties cartoon ended with the phrase: "And knowing is half the battle?"
    18, "G.I. Joe", at the end of the show they used to run a small safety segment, and that's how they would all end.
  21. Who got slimmed first in Ghostbusters?
    14, Peter Venkman/Bill Murray got slimed first.
  22. Which eighties movie features a DJ named Adrian Cronauer?
    18, Good Morning Vietnam features Adrian Cronauer
  23. Which movie had a device known as a flux-capacitor?
    19, Back to the Future features a flux-capacitor as the method of time travel
  24. What cult-fav eighties movie features John Lithgow from another dimension?
    9, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Buckaroo Banzai alone was fine) features John Lithgow. "Twilight Zone: The Movie" was suggested alot, but he isn't FROM another dimension, he's in an airplane with the gremlin on the wing ala William Shatner.
  25. Which movie is the line "Snakes, I hate snakes" from?
    19, Indiana Jones hated snakes, and said the catch-phrase in "Raiders Of The Lost Ark".
  26. Which city was Axel Foley a cop in?
    11, Detroit, MI. He went to Beverly Hills to track down the killer of his friend.
  27. John McClane was fighting terrorists in a skyrise in which eighties movie?
    20, Die Hard featured John McClane
  28. Complete this quote: "I feel the need... the need for " (one word).
    20, Speed... "I feel the need, the need for Speed"
  29. Who inspired the geek in Breakfast Club to use the name the Breakfast Club to sign his letter at the end of the film (also read at the beginning of the film)?
    0, When I came up with this question, I was thinking of Bender because I thought at one point in the film he stated his favorite part of school was breakfast. I re-watched the movie and discovered no one mentions breakfast (except of course in the infamous letter). So no one got it right, since the question wasn't properly asked because I'm on drugs (or everyone got it right, since no one gets credit for the answer).
  30. In "Sixteen Candles", what did the geek need to get to prove he had sex (which he got from Molly Ringwald)?
    18, "Underpants" was the exact line, ("Girls Underpants!") but any derivate along that theme was correct.
  31. Which computer manufacturer in 1984 advertised their new computer during the Super Bowl, and never re-used the commercial?
    17, Apple ran the commerical for the Macintosh during the 1984 Superbowl
  32. If the left ear is the right ear, what's the right ear?
    17, The wrong ear... as in ear piercing, it meant you were gay to have the right ear pierced. I was looking for the phrase "wrong ear" but I excepted "gay" as well, since that was what is was in reference to. Only the brave used to pierce their ear in the eighties, unlike today in which everything is pierced!
  33. Which eighties fashion accessory consisted of a saftey pin and small beads?
    17, Friendship pins featured beads and little safety pins
  34. What to manufacture made the must have toy, Cabbage Patch Kids?
    16, Coleco/Mattel, Xavier Roberts was the designer not the manufacturer of Cabbage Patch kids.
  35. Which Olympics did the US boycott?
    15, 1980 was the year we boycotted the Summer Olympics.
  36. What was the name of the nuclear missle defense system Reagan proposed?
    19, Star Wars (also SDI, Strategic Defense Initiative) was Regan's missile defense system.
  37. Was Ollie North ever found guilty?
    8, Yes (trick question), it was overturned on appeal later, but he was originally found guilty which is what I was looking for.
  38. Which character of the "Bloom County" comic strip ran for president even though he was dead at the time?
    16, Bill the Cat, was run for the 1984 election. I can't believe so many people knew this one.
  39. What was the first name of the baby girl who fell down the well?
    18, Baby Jessica fell down the well.
  40. What was the board game introduced in the eighties which featured six categories of questions and little pie shaped pieces you had to collect?
    20, Trivia Pursuit featured those little pieces, this of course should have been the easiest question on the test since we're basically doing trivial type stuff here right?

Final Results

Sean Durkin won the tape.
Cindy Meier, Chris Smith, Terri Hodges won the CDs.

Congratulations to all who entered, and to those who won.

Answers to Follow-up Questions

  1. What was the name of the rich boy that Andie was asked to go to the senior prom with in the movie "Pretty in Pink"?
  2. Who sang the song "Cry" which was the first video on Mtv to use morphing technology through the entire video?
    Godley and Creme
  3. What song (and by what artist) is the following lines from:
    "So never judge a book by its cover,
    Or who you're gonna love by your lover,
    Love put me wise to her love in disguise,
    She had the body of a Venus,
    Lord imagine my surprise!"

    Aerosmith, "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

  4. George Michael was one half of Wham!, name the other half.
    Andrew Ridgley
  5. Who was the famous individual who originated the catch phrase "Just Say No"
    Nancy Reagan
  6. What is the song "Pass the Dutchie" about? (HINT, it's not marijuana, that's what the original song was about that they copied)
    A Cooking Pot
  7. Spaceman Spiff was a charcter on which eighties cartoon strip?
    Calvin and Hobbes
  8. What was the name of the first "portable" computer?
  9. (Since I screwed up the "Breakfast Club" question) What was the reason each of them was in detention?
    In order of their mentioning it:
    • Claire (Prom Queen) (Molly Ringwald): Ditched school to go shopping
    • Andrew Clark (Jock) (Emilio Estevez): Tapped Larry Nester's butt cheeks together
    • Bender (Criminal) (Judd): Pulled a fire drill ("What if your house was on fire? What if your dope was on fire?" "It couldn't be, it's in Johnson's shorts")
    • Brian Johnson (Brain) (Anthony Micheal Hall): Tried to kill himself with a flare gun
    • Allison(Basketcase) (Ally Sheedy): Had nothing better to do
  10. Pick a random number between 1 and 10. This question only counts if there is a tie between answers 1 - 9.
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