Dave by WalkerAJ

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Quiz Description

FryedBetaKappa's quiz on one of my all-time favorite movies, "That Thing You Do!" inspired me to make a quiz on another favorite: Dave. Well, that, and a desire to escape real-life politics, of course!

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Questions:

When we first meet him, where is Dave doing his impersonation of the president?

Click to Reveal Answer
(Durenberger's) Car Dealership

What is Dave's day job?

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Runs A Temp Agency

Which alliterative actress plays Randi, the secretary Bill Mitchell is having sex with when he has his stroke?

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Laura Linney

Toward the end of the film, we learn that Ellen Mitchell had suspected that Dave wasn't her husband since what moment?

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When He Looks At Her Legs In the Car

What television personality asks about the president's post-stroke personality change by asking if he's "been eating too many Happy Meals lately?"

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Jay Leno

When Dave asks about calling in the vice president after Mitchell's stroke, what reason to Bob and Alan give for not doing so?

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"The vice president is mentally unbalanced."

At the homeless shelter, Dave bonds with a shy boy by asking him a classic riddle: "What can run all day without getting tired?" Well, what is it?

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Your Nose (And look, I found a quarter!)

Dave makes up lyrics to a certain tune while singing in the shower. Finish the phrase: "Hail to the chief, he's the one we all say hail to! We all say hail cuz __ __ __ __ __!" (I'll decide how lenient to be on phrasing :) )

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"He keeps himself so clean!"

For most of Dave's "term", Vice President Gary Nance was on a goodwill tour of Africa. He brings back gifts from two different countries- fertility beads and a spear & hat. Name EITHER country. Hint: The two countries are 2,168 miles apart and both are counted among the continent's 15 smallest.

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Togo, Burundi

In her small role as White House Tour Guide, Bonnie Hunt utters quite possibly the most quoted line of the movie, shortly before a furious Bob Alexander flies past her. What is it? (Two word phrase, repeated.)

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"We're walking, we're walking."

Upon being stopped by police, Dave makes the excuse that he and Ellen are both celebrity impersonators. He launches into a comedy routine culminating in a performance of what musical theater classic, with Ellen singing harmony?

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"Tomorrow"

Besides [Answer to Q5], several real-life celebrities, pundits, and politicians appear in the film as themselves. Name any TWO of these people.

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Ben Stein, Oliver Stone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McLaughlin, Eleanor Clift, Fred Barnes, Mort Kondracke, Chris Matthews, Larry King, Ronald Brownstein, Bernard Kalb, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. Tom Harkin, Sen. Paul Simon, Michael Kinsley, Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, Justice Abner J. Mikva, Robert Novak, Tip O'Neill, Richard Reeves, Sen. Alan Simpson, Kathleen Sullivan, Jeff Tackett, Hellen Thomas, Nina Totenberg, Sander Vanocur, and John Yang. ::exhales::