Airplane! by Egantx7

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

HorwitzJ
videri quam esse


Quiz Description

On a dark and stormy night, the lives of dozens of passengers dying from poisoning are in the hands of an ex-fighter pilot with a drinking problem who finds himself battling his own demons.

Could you think of a more hilarious plot for a movie? Shirley, you could ... yet Airplane! has stood the test of time as one of the single greatest comedies ever concocted by the twisted minds of our species. Your goal is to navigate through 12 perilous questions on the topic of Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker's comic masterpiece. Will you have to drag Walton and Denier up and down the court for 48 minutes? No! But if you cheat, by all means, help yourself to some leftover fish!

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Questions:

The choices for dinner on the flight were steak or fish. What did Dr. Rumack have for dinner? (hint: it wasn't the steak ... or the fish).

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lasagna

What is missing from the following list?

Reverend Moon, Jews for Jesus, Jehovah's Witness, _____, Jerry's Kids, Scientology, nuclear power.

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Buddhism

What was the name of the airline (whole name, not the abbreviation) AND the flight number of the ill-fated Los Angeles to Chicago flight?

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TransAmerican, 209

At one point, Elaine comes through the cabin offering reading material. The old woman sitting next to Ted asks for something light. Elaine offers a leaflet with what title?

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Famous Jewish Sports Legends

The first passenger to show signs of illness acknowledges that she hasn't felt so bad since she and her husband saw that _________ film. Which actor's name fits in the blank?

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Ronald Reagan

Fill in the blank in this list (be specific):

smoking, drinking, _____, sniffing glue.

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amphetamines

While Airplane is a spoof of the Airport series of films, the script lifted entire scenes, shots, and dialogue (and even the name Ted Stryker) from which 1957 film about an airplane crew sickened by food poisoning and requiring a passenger to land the plane?

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Zero Hour!

At one point, McCroskey shares his concern with Captain Kramer that the aircraft could be off course. Kramer reassures him that this is impossible, because they are on instruments. We then cut to the cockpit where Ted, Elaine, Dr. Rumack, and Randy are jamming on instruments. Identify any three of the four instruments they are playing in the cockpit.

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clarinet (Elaine), trumpet (Ted), double bass (Dr. Rumack), saxophone (Randy)

Fill in the blank on this list:

boxing glove, wrench, revolver, _____, whip.

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baseball bat

Fill in the blank with the five word phrase given by a participant on the program "Counterpoint":

They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.

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I say let 'em crash.

Three answers needed. Fill in the blanks:

Neubauer:Chief, this weather bulletin just came off the wire.

McCroskey:Johnny, what can you make out of this? (hands Johnny the weather report)

Johnny:This? Why I can make a _____, or a ______ or a __________.

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hat, broach, pterodactyl

Long after Ted and Elaine have left the cockpit after landing, Kramer continues talking to them. It is a shame Ted and Elaine didn't stick around, because Kramer closes the film with an investment tip. What does Kramer recommend investing in, calling it the "best investment in America".

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municipal bonds (I'm talking AA rating)