Binging With Babish: 10 Million Subscribers Quiz by JCEurovision


Babish Culinary Universe hit another milestone recently. His YouTube channel surpasses the 10 million-subscriber mark! To celebrate this, here is a special quiz about the dishes and the pop culture pieces of work that inspired them.


Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 10 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

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Question 1

Who wouldn’t want a full Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes and gravy, string beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and an andes mint rolled into a ball, battered, and deep-fried? Probably most people, but maybe you’re different. If so, please try these Thanksgiving Balls from what show, aired on the USA Network from 2006 to 2014?

Question 2

These croissants from It's Complicated are simply your only choice to impress that special someone. They’ll only take a mere 12-16 hours to make, sounds like a perfect first date to us. What Oscar-winning actress played the lead role as Jane Adler?

Question 3

Whether you’re a clever kid on the precipice of becoming a trollhunter or just your average joe or jill looking for a tasty sandwich: this Meatloaf Sandwich from Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is a must-try. Who knew cardamom, balsamic mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes would work so well in a meatloaf? Speaking of Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, what Oscar-winning director was the program creator of this Netflix animated series?

Question 4

Okay, so fish fingers and custard might sound like a weird combo initially, but trust us, the writers over at Doctor Who really had something. Fish fingers and custard really are cool. What man, being the 11th actor to play the Time Lord, enjoyed this dish?

Question 5

Twister did more than make me briefly go through a phase of wanting to be a storm chaser - it showed me that with a durable enough pickup truck, you could easily drive directly through a four-bedroom house. It also made my stomach growl when Aunt Meg busted out the country cooking in her bohemian Oklahoman homestead: ribeyes with fried sunny-side-up eggs, mountains of fluffy mashed potatoes, and a rightfully famous gravy. In the 1996 film of the same name, who played Dustin Davis?

Question 6

Babish takes a turn for the sweet and opulent as we explore the possibilities of a $5 milkshake. Or rather, the lack thereof: there aren't many ways to inflate the price of a plain vanilla shake, outside of simply being served in an overpriced theme restaurant in LA. So let's see just how expensive we can make this sucker! What 1995 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture was inspired by this?

Question 7

Crêpes are discussed at length, in a pretty threatening manner, in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Before his arm is snapped by the very French Jean Girard, he's coerced into admitting he likes crêpes...which he actually does. Which makes sense, because they're the perfect vessel for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. What US First Lady's quote was in the beginning credits of this 2006 sports comedy?

Question 8

Do yourself a favor: don't start "You" if you don't have a full day in which to binge the entire series. This soapy-fun Netflix series is, at its core, about dating...albeit in a frightening and murderous way. And dating, at its core, is about food - so it was inevitable that there end up being some delectable food porn in this stalker-rom-com. We explore not only the passionately-prepared roast chicken, but the idea of the perfect bite itself! What "Gossip Girl" alum was one of its main cast members?

Question 9

A hanging plaque now immortalizes the spot where Meg Ryan gave her Oscar-worthy performance in Katz's Delicatessen, whose legendary pastrami we're bringing to life at home! Nevermind that she's actually eating a turkey sandwich. This one's a stretch, folks - but a tasty one! Who was Meg Ryan's leading man in the 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally"?

Question 10

Sometimes less really is more. This beautifully straightforward recipe pays homage to our most important food group: butter. Whether you opt for the classic shortbread or our upgraded browned butter biscuits, they will surely impress any ill-intentioned boss or anyone else in need of some old-fashioned buttering-up. In the Apple+ TV series Ted Lasso, which inspired the dish, the main character had what original job?

Question 11

We took our shot at Meat-ghetti and Spag-balls from American Dad and honestly, here’s the thing, it would be boring if we nailed it every time… right? Well, that’s what we’re going with. Anyway, what is the title of the show's opening and ending theme song?

Question 12

What better way to end this quiz is that in his 10 million subscriber video, he created chocolate from scratch. Now, complete the title of the full Spongebob Squarepants episode that inspired it: "Chocolate with _______"