Blackouts in Popular Culture by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

AdelmanM


Runner(s)-Up:

AdamKing

BrochinS
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Quiz Description

While we're stuck in a blackout, let's revisit where we've seen this situation on screen, stage, page, and more.

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Questions:

"Under the words 'Contact Position' there is a round, green button that says 'Push to Close.' Push it."

WHAT FILM ACTRESS follows these instructions via walkie-talkie to restore much-needed power to her very dangerous environs?

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LAURA DERN

Most sport broadcast blackouts are implemented based on television contracts, but WHAT LEAGUE long mandated local blackouts of games unless ticket sales reached a certain threshold? Their policy was quietly suspended in 2015 (and remains so), which is a lucky break for the struggling residents of the StubHub Center.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL)

In the magnificent Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, characters gather in the aftermath of total power grid failure to recreate the Simpsons episode "Cape Feare," featuring what big-haired Bartian nemesis voiced by Kelsey Grammer?

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SIDESHOW BOB

WHO HOSTED the brief Syfy game show Total Blackout, in which contestants completed challenges in the dark? (Don't ask him for help, though; he'll likely just respond with a cheeky "Did I do that?")

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JALEEL WHITE

A highly elastic, destruction-wreaking orb — "a practical joke" by some presumably extraterrestrial being — is blamed for the 1977 New York City blackout as NYPD officer James Edwards tours WHAT FICTIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY early in the eponymous film?

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MEN IN BLACK (MIB)

"Blackout," the act one finale of WHAT TONY-WINNING MUSICAL, chronicles the understandable panic of its powerless uptown citizens?

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IN THE HEIGHTS

WHAT FICTIONAL WIDOWER'S NAME has been redacted from this summary of a blackout-themed television episode?

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(ADRIAN) MONK

A tense Mancini-scored scene lit only by refrigerator provides the chilling climax (presumably fulfilling the promise of its titular exhortation) of WHAT 1967 FILM starring Audrey Hepburn as a blind woman?

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WAIT UNTIL DARK

Please FILL IN THE BLANK below from the text of a great American work titled Blackout.

"I'm Mrs. Lifestlyes of the Rich and Famous;
I'm Mrs. Oh My God That ____'s Shameless;
I'm Mrs. Extra, Extra! This Just In!
I'm Mrs. She's Too Big; Now She's Too Thin."

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BRITNEY

A blackout in Washington D.C. occupies former HUD Secretary Tom Kirkman in the 2018 TV episode "In the Dark." Kirkman is played by WHAT ACTOR, no stranger to government work or time-sensitive crises?

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KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Two answers required. NAME BOTH CHARACTERS depicted in this (partly redacted) comic strip. (First names only necessary.)

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GARFIELD and JON (ARBUCKLE)

A power outage affecting over 100 million people (though only several thousand directly) on 3 February 2013 closely followed the reunion of WHAT SINGING GROUP?

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DESTINY'S CHILD