BuscemiS by SorensonG

Champion(s):

SchroederS
Windmills do not work that way! Good night!


Runner(s)-Up:

helitzur


Quiz Description

It's THAT guy! It's Steve Buscemi! As one might expect from a quiz about a character actor, this is heavily TV and Film-oriented. While there are a few other access points, consider this a hard R on the ModKos scale.

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Questions:

Buscemi's recent HBO series is getting a Sesame Street parody treatment in this screencap. In it, Nucky Ducky Thompson and his crew run a-fowl (oh yes I did) of Clucky Luciano. What is the name of this PUNNY SESAME STREET SKETCH?

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Birdwalk Empire

The first of Buscemi's five straight collaborations with the Coen Brothers was in this 1990 FILM. Buscemi plays Mink, a shifty fellow who may be stepping out on enforcer Eddie Dane with bookie Bernie Birnbaum.

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Miller's Crossing

Less highbrow but more frequent than his Coen collaborations are Buscemi's collaborations with Adam Sandler. Their first work together was this 1994 FILM, in which they're bandmates (along with Brendan Fraser) who hijack a radio station to get their demo tape played. Ahh, those pre-Internet days...

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Airheads

In a highlight of the Super Bowl XLIX ads, what PRODUCT is Buscemi advertising here?

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Snickers

Buscemi appeared several times on THIS SITCOM as private detective Lenny Wosniak. A master of disguise, Wosniak often goes undercover in assignments for General Electric executives. Here's a look at his past, as "part of a special task force of very young-looking cops who infiltrated high schools".

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30 Rock

On The Sopranos, Tony Soprano killed his cousin Tony Blundetto (Buscemi) rather than hand him over to this CHARACTER (played by Frank Vincent). Eventually taking over Johnny Sack's crime family, this person gets his head crushed under the wheel of his own SUV.

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Phil Leotardo

Active North American major sports athletes wearing THIS NUMBER include Tim Lincecum and Joe Blanton (MLB), Niklas Kronwall (NHL), and Joakim Noah (NBA), while in the NFL it was retired posthumously for Junior Seau. Though also associated with Tom Waits, the Eagles, and Sammy Hagar, its relation to this quiz is that it's the number of the FDNY Engine Company Buscemi served with in the early 1980s.

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55

Buscemi contributed spoken-word vocals to The Raven, a 2003 Poe-based concept album by what MUSICIAN? Among this artist's concept albums, The Raven was not as well-received as Songs for Drella (with John Cale), but not as reviled as the infamous Lulu (with Metallica).

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Lou Reed

In Trees Lounge, Buscemi's 1996 directorial debut, his character engages in what PROFESSION? This job was sung about on Van Halen's debut album, and Cheech and Chong also took up the gig in their third feature film.

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ice-cream man (ice cream truck driver)

Buscemi is shown here posing with a mural honoring what MUSICIAN, his co-star in the Jim Jarmusch film Mystery Train? The image is a screenshot from a posthumous music video of the artist's cover of "Redemption Song."

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Joe Strummer

Buscemi plays Gordon Pratt on a three-arc episode of this SERIES, shooting detectives Howard, Felton, and Bolander. He is arrested but walks, and is later found dead of a gunshot wound, seemingly in retaliation. Bayliss suspects Munch, but doesn't pursue it. What NBC television series, which aired from 1993 to 1999, am I describing?

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Homicide: Life on the Street

What COMPOUND ADJECTIVE fills in the blank below? Hint: it's an adjective used earlier in the piece.

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