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March Movie/TV Quotes Madness

Have you seen any good movies this week? There are a lot of movies and TV series over the years that leave us with one good quote that makes it forever memorable. That’s the topic of this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind. It’s all about movie or TV quotes.  I’m bringing back some of our Midweek Movie/TV Quotes segments. In previous episodes, I would read the quote. This time I’ll play a clip from a movie or TV series and you’ll have to guess which movie or series the quote comes from.  After I give you the quote and answer, I’ll give you some fun facts.

Speaking of good movies, I do have a lot of movies I consider favorites but last week, I had to pick just one. I was a guest on the podcast called Your Next Favorite Movie. I discussed one of my favorite movies with Josh, the host of the show. If you have a chance, go listen! There is a special reason why the movie I discuss is one of my favorites and I share that personal reason why with Josh.

Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please tell a friend, leave a positive review and 5 star rating if you like Trivia Rewind. Thank you for listening and supporting Trivia Rewind! 

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Trivia Rewind Episode 39 March Movie/TV Quotes Madness

[00:00:00] [00:00:00] Movie Clip: [00:00:00] Todo, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

[00:00:18] Debi Jenkins: [00:00:18] Hey, welcome to Trivia Rewind. I’m Debi Jenkins. Have you seen any good movies this week? There are a lot of movies over the years that leave us with one good quote that makes the movie forever memorable. And that’s the topic of this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind. It’s all about movie quotes.

[00:00:40] This time with a twist. I’m bringing back some of our Midweek Movie Quote segments, where you’ll listen to the quote from the movie and you’ll have to guess which movie the quote comes from. On our past Midweek Movie Quote episodes, I would read you the quote. This time you get to hear it from [00:01:00] the movie.

[00:01:01] I’ll give you some fun facts about the movie after I give you the answers. Stick around to the very end and I’ll tell you about a podcast that I recently appeared on as a guest, where I shared about one of my favorite movies. I’ll tell you where to tune in and listen to that episode. If you’re ready, let’s get started.

[00:01:23] Movie Clip: [00:01:23] Uh, this is Houston. Uh, say again please. Houston. We have a problem. We have a main bus B undervolt.

[00:01:33] Debi Jenkins: [00:01:33] That is from the movie Apollo 13. In the film, you will hear actor Tom Hanks say the line. This popular quote is actually not quite the correct quote from the actual Apollo 13 mission. Astronaut Jack Sweigert first says, okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.

[00:01:54] And then when NASA asks them to repeat, astronaut Jim Lovell says, [00:02:00] uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem. Well, the screenwriter made the change because the original verb tense wasn’t as dramatic. And I say, I’d have to agree because I recently went to YouTube and watched this part from the movie and I watched the NASA recording.

[00:02:17] The movie definitely was more dramatic, but that would probably have to do with the acting and the dramatic score that went along with it.

[00:02:28] Movie Clip: [00:02:28] I will go up to the sixth finger man and say, hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die.

[00:02:42] Debi Jenkins: [00:02:42] Well, this well known movie line is from the movie The Princess Bride. This line was said by actor Mandy Patinkin as character Inigo Montoya, a Spanish fencer. Mandy Patinkin has told people [00:03:00] this was his favorite movie role. Patinkin attended Julliard and actor Kelsey Grammar was a classmate of his.

[00:03:15] Movie Clip: [00:03:15] Hey doc, you better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88. Roads, where we’re going we don’t need roads.

[00:03:24] Debi Jenkins: [00:03:24] This memorable line came from the 1985 movie Back to the Future. In the movie, Dr. Emmett Brown, the inventor of the time machine says this to Marty McFly. This line occurs at the very end of the film when Doc says he’s going to take Marty to the year 2015. Well, unfortunately in 2015, we still needed roads. Flying cars were not the thing.

[00:03:54] Movie Clip: [00:03:54] I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend [00:04:00] for dinner. Bye.

[00:04:03] Debi Jenkins: [00:04:03] Well, I sure wouldn’t want to be the guest of that dinner party because that movie quote comes from the thriller, The Silence of the Lambs. The character Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins says this line to Clarice Starling played by actress Jodie foster. This movie really cleaned it up at the Academy Awards. It took home five Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. In the year, 2003, the American Film Institute gave the character Hannibal Lecter, the honor of being named The Greatest Villain in American Cinema.

[00:04:49] Movie Clip: [00:04:49] Surely you can’t be serious. I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.

[00:04:53] Debi Jenkins: [00:04:53] This line comes from the movie Airplane and it said by Dr. Rumack portrayed by actor [00:05:00] Leslie Nielsen. Leslie Nielsen saw a boost in his career after this movie. Actor Leslie Nielsen was born in Canada and even enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

[00:05:12] After the movie Airplane, his roles took a turn toward slapstick comedy. Even in death, Leslie Nielsen left a bit of humor. On his tombstone are the words Let ‘er Rip, a reference to his favorite practical joke, a portable hand controlled fart machine.

[00:05:32] Movie Clip: [00:05:32] That’ll do pig. That’ll do.

[00:05:41] Debi Jenkins: [00:05:41] That is from the movie Babe. Farmer Hogget says  this line to Babe the pig in the 1990 film, Babe. Farmer Hogget is played by actor James Cromwell. James Cromwell received an Oscar nomination for his role as Farmer Hogget. [00:06:00] Because of the movie, he even became a vegetarian. In an article from The Vegetarian Times he’s quoted as saying, “I decided that to be able to talk about this movie with conviction, I needed to become a vegetarian.” This film was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

[00:06:24] Movie Clip: [00:06:24] You’re going to need a bigger boat.

[00:06:26] Debi Jenkins: [00:06:26] That line came from Steven Spielberg’s hit Jaws. In the movie, Sheriff Brody says this line to the character Quint. Roy Scheider played the role of Sheriff Brody. According to Scheider’s obituary, he ad-libbed the line. Supposedly the line was kind of an inside joke among the cast and crew. A large barge was used to house all of the equipment for the movie and only a small boat was used to support it.

[00:06:55] People would tell the producers “you’re going to need a bigger boat” and [00:07:00] whenever any problems would arise on set, that line would be used as a joke. So when Roy Scheider ad-libbed that line for the movie, imagine the laughs that must have produced among the rest of the cast and crew.

[00:07:13] Movie Clip: [00:07:13] I know this is hard for you, but winter is coming.

[00:07:23] Debi Jenkins: [00:07:23] This quote comes from the series Game of Thrones. Winter is coming as the motto of House Stark. The first time this line was used was by Ned Stark, the head of House Stark. This role was played by English actor, Sean Bean. Before game of Thrones, Sean Bean was widely recognized for his role as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.

[00:07:48] Bean has been married five times, has three kids, and is even a grandfather. Sean Bean should not be confused with the quirky character Mr. Bean [00:08:00] played by Rowan Atkinson. If you think that’s a ridiculous thing to say, it has actually happened multiple times when he’s received fan mail meant for the other Bean. And who would have guessed that this tough guy is afraid of flying.

[00:08:15] Supposedly during the filming of The Fellowship of the Ring, he would hike to their shooting location instead of going by helicopter with the rest of the actors. And he was in full costume when he made the hike.

[00:08:29] At the beginning of the show, I mentioned a podcast I recently appeared on as a guest. That podcast is called Your Next Favorite Movie. While I have a lot of favorite movies in different genres, the favorite I discuss in this episode comes from the following movie. See if you can guess the movie by hearing a small portion of it.

[00:09:07] [00:09:00] Movie Clip: [00:09:07] I have to find my way back home.

[00:09:10] Debi Jenkins: [00:09:10] That movie gets me every time. Hear my interview by listening to the podcast, Your Next Favorite Movie, which can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you for tuning in to Trivia Rewind, and I’ll be back next week with another episode. [00:10:00] .

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Elf Movie Trivia + Christmas Movie Quotes

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?  For a lot of people, that movie is Elf?  Every once in a while a movie comes along that becomes a pop culture sensation. I don’t know about you, but at our house, Elf gets watched way more than once during the Christmas season and we all can recite multiple lines from the movie. 

Will Ferrell does a great job as the star of Elf and I can’t think of a better person to play the part. You know originally, Jim Carrey was offered the role of Buddy but the movie took almost 10 years to get off the ground and in that time Jim Carrey moved on and starred in a different Christmas movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  

Elf is directed by Jon Favreau, known more recently for directing such hits as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, the 2019 Lion King and the 2016 The Jungle Book.  In addition to directing Elf, Favreau even has a minor role where he plays Dr. Ben Leonardo, the Hobbs’s family pediatrician that gives Buddy the DNA test.  Also, Favreau is the voice of the Narwhal that says the line “Bye Buddy. Hope you find your dad.” That’s pretty cool that in addition to directing, he got to have a little role in the movie as well. 

Here’s how this episode will work.  In the first segment,  I’ll ask you ten trivia questions about the movie Elf, then I’ll go back and review the questions and give you the answers plus some fun facts about the movie. Find out what trick director Jon Favreau used to get a genuine scared reaction out of Will Ferrell when he was testing the jack-in-the-box toys. Find out how long it took sculptors to build that New York City skyline out of Legos. I will tell you about a technique Jon Favreau’s team used called Forced Perspective to make Buddy appear bigger than the other elves. Plus, find out why actor James Caan says there won’t be an Elf sequel.  Those are just a few of the fun facts in this episode.

Then,  I’ll move on to our movie quotes segment where I’ll give you five quotes from random Christmas movies and you have to guess which movie the quotes came from.   You’ll find out about some pretty amazing set designs. I mention one movie and its trailer that tricked everyone into not knowing it was a Christmas movie. After you listen to the episode, watch the movie’s trailer here. Find out what iconic Christmas movie was filmed in the middle of a July California heat wave and how over the years snow has been made on movie sets.  Those and more fun facts await you. 

Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please tell a friend, leave a positive review and 5 star rating if you like Trivia Rewind. Thank you for listening and supporting Trivia Rewind! The background Christmas Music heard on the episode is by JuliusH from Pixabay

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Unless you’ve already listened to the episode, don’t look below because you’ll find the answers.

Debi Jenkins 0:05
Welcome to another episode of Trivia Rewind. I’m Debi Jenkins your host. Are you a fan of the movie Elf? In this episode of Trivia Rewind, that’s what I’ll be talking about. Every once in a while a movie comes along that becomes a pop culture sensation. I don’t know about you, but at our house, Elf gets watched way more than once during the Christmas season. I’m sure most people listening to this can recite at least one or more lines from the movie. Will Ferrell is the star of Elf and I can’t think of a better person to play the part. You know, originally, Jim Carrey was offered the role of Buddy, but the movie took almost 10 years to get off the ground and in that time, Jim Carrey moved on and starred in a different Christmas movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Elf is directed by Jon Favreau known more recently for directing such hits as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, the 2019 Lion King and the 2016 The Jungle Book. In addition to directing Elf, Favreau even has a minor role where he plays Dr. Ben Leonardo the Hobbs’s family pediatrician that gives Buddy the DNA test. Also Favreau is the voice of the narwhal that says the line “Bye Buddy, hope you find your dad.”

Debi Jenkins 1:24
Well, before we get to the trivia questions I’ll review how this works. This episode contains two segments. In the first segment, I’ll ask you 10 questions about the movie Elf? Then I’ll go back and review the questions and give you the answers plus some fun facts about the movie. After our Elf trivia segment, I’ll move on to our movie quotes segment where I’ll give you five quotes from random Christmas movies and you have to guess which movie the quotes come from. Are you ready? Let’s play Trivia Rewind.

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Question one. When elves discover a human baby in their workshop, how do they come up with the name Buddy?

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Question two. What is Buddy’s job at the North Pole?

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Question three. Buddy is horrified when Santa tells him what fact about his birth father?

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Question four. What is the name of the department store where Buddy gets a job?

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Question five. What is the name of the character played by actress Zooey Deschanel?

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Question six. What is the name of the author that Buddy gets into a fight with at his father’s office?

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Question seven. Buddy tells the department store Santa that he smells like what?

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Question eight. What is one of the three items that is recited in the Code of Elves?

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Question nine. What does Buddy say are the elves four main food groups?

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And question 10. Where do the reindeer get their magic to make Santa’s sleigh fly?

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Those were our questions. Let’s go back, get the answers and fun facts. Question one. When elves discover a human baby in their workshop, how do they come up with the name Buddy? Well, the elves look at the label on the baby’s diaper and see that it says Little Buddy Diapers. That’s the moment they start calling him Buddy. Well do the elves’ costumes look familiar to you? If you’re a fan of the classic Rankin-Bass Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer special, you may recognize the costumes. The ones in the movie Elf are replicas of those very costumes from the television special. By the way, if you didn’t catch our last episode, you definitely need to go listen. It was all about those classic Christmas television specials like Rudolph. When director Jon Favreau first got the script for Elf he said it was much darker and had more of a PG-13 vibe. After taking a year to do rewrites, the film came more in line with what he wanted, an innocent Buddy the elf in a world that felt like the old Rankin-Bass television specials.

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Question two. What is Buddy’s job at the North Pole? Well, since he couldn’t keep up with the other elves making toys, Buddy is given the job of toy tester. While he’s never played an elf before, in real life actor Will Ferrell was once Santa for five weeks. In an article from Spliced Wire, he says that actor Chris Kattan was his elf at an outdoor mall in Pasadena, California, where together they passed out candy canes. Remember the scene in Elf when Buddy has to test all those jack-in-the-box toys? Do you remember his surprised reaction to the last jack-in-the-box? Jon Favreau had a remote control for that one and he wanted to get a genuine scared reaction out of Ferrell when he was least expecting it. It definitely worked. In the movie, the head elf is named Ming Ming. He was played by the star of a very popular Christmas movie. Actor Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story had a cameo role in Elf playing the Ming Ming character.

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Question three. Buddy is horrified when Santa tells him what fact about his birth father? Well, Santa tells Buddy that his father is on the naughty list. Actor Ed Asner played Santa Claus. Asner is a charter member of the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. He has played Santa in several movies. An IGN Film Force article says that Santa’s wardrobe was modeled after the 1950s Santa in Coke advertisements. Actor James Caan plays the role of Buddy’s birth father, Walter Hobbs. James Caan is definitely known for his Oscar nominated role in the movie The Godfather. His character in Elf was the exact opposite of Buddy’s character. From what I’ve read, Will Ferrell had fun messing with James Caan on the set. In a Spliced Wire article, Ferrell is quoted as saying, “My objective in this movie was trying to drive James Caan crazy, both on a story level, and in just constantly messing with him. It was great.”

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Question four. What is the name of the department store where Buddy gets a job? The department store was Gimbels. Instead of Gimbels the store featured in the movie was almost going to be Macy’s. The filmmakers were in talks with Macy’s about the possibility of filming there. Macy’s was going to allow them to use the store to shoot parts of the movie. However, one of the stipulations was that Santa couldn’t be revealed as fake. I can’t imagine any department store ever wanting to insinuate that their Santa might be a fake. So I can see why Macy’s had this stipulation. Faveau and his team decided to go with Gimbels, a store that was once a competitor of Macy’s. Both Macy’s and Gimbels were the topic of another Christmas movie, the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street. The filmmakers got permission to use the Gimbels name, and they filmed the department store scenes inside the cafeteria of a mental hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Did you know that the Gimbels department store was the first department store to have a Thanksgiving Day Parade? It wasn’t Macy’s.

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Question five. What is the name of the character played by actress Zooey Deschanel? She plays Jovie, an elf in Santa Land at Gimbels. When they started filming the movie, the director didn’t know that Zooey Deschanel could sing. When Favreau found out she could sing he wrote that into the script. In addition to her acting roles, Zooey Deschanel has a musical career. She is one half of the musical group called She and Him. Currently, Zooey is dating one of the Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott.

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Question six. What is the name of the author that Buddy gets into a fight with at his father’s office. That author’s name is Miles Finch, played by actor Peter Dinklage. Many fans now recognize Peter Dinklage, not from his Elf role, but for his role as Tyrion Lannister on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage was born with Achondroplasia, a genetic disorder whose primary feature is dwarfism. Because of this condition, he has often turned down roles that he felt were demeaning, such as playing magical characters like elves and leprechauns. His roll in Elf definitely doesn’t fall into that category.

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Question seven. Buddy tells the department store Santa that he smells like what? He smells like beef and cheese. Buddy and Santa had a pretty amazing fight. They only had one chance to film this scene. There were no second chances because they would have to rebuild that entire elaborate set that Buddy and Santa destroy in the fight. Imagine having to rebuild that New York City skyline made out of Legos. Elf production designer Rusty Smith discusses the Lego situation in an Entertainment Weekly article. H e says, “We had Legos and Favreau said, ‘How about a whole city made of Legos and then they destroy it?’ I was like, Yes, that is so brilliant. But then I turned and looked at my art director, and he was ashen.” I can imagine. It took five sculptors two weeks to build that skyline from scratch. They had to scramble to find enough of the types of colors and different types of Legos needed to build their masterpiece. After all that hard work, it took Santa a few seconds to destroy it. In the article, Rusty Smith discusses more about the transformation that Buddy made inside the Santa Land. He said “It had to feel handmade. It had to feel like Buddy actually did it.” Remember all those snowflakes that Buddy cut out of paper? Smith said it took weeks and weeks for the art department to create those.

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Question eight. What is one of the three items that is recited in the Code of Elves? Here they are, they are treat every day like Christmas. There’s room for everyone on the nice list. And the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. I’m sure you remember the scene when all the elves were seated in the classroom reciting the Code of Elves. To make the other elves look so much smaller than Buddy a technique called forced perspective was used. Director Jon Favreau was inspired by the 1959 film, Darby O’Gill and the Little People. This forced perspective technique was used in a lot of the scenes when you see Buddy with the elves. Check out triviarewind.com, where I’ll post a link to some behind the scenes photos that show exactly how they did this.

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Question nine. What does Buddy say are the elves four main food groups? Well, they are candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. When making the movie, Will Ferrell actually had physical effects from eating so many sweets. It’s been said that he suffered from headaches due to all that sugar. Remember the scene where Buddy puts candy and all kinds of other sweets on top of his spaghetti? Supposedly they had to shoot that scene twice because he threw up the first time. I can see why. And speaking of candy, in the scene where Buddy is at the doctor’s office eating cotton balls, well, what he’s eating is actually cotton candy that had not yet been dyed.

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And question 10. Where do the reindeer get their magic to make Santa’s sleigh fly? Well, that magic comes from Christmas spirit. Remember the end of the movie when Buddy is in Santa’s sleigh and everyone is at Central Park and start singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and it’s showing Christmas spirit, the one thing needed to get Santa’s sleigh in the air? This scene brought tears to Will Ferrell while watching the movie at the L.A. premiere. In a Rotten Tomatoes interview he says, “I’m like, oh, I can’t let everyone see me cry here at my own movie. I was like, oh gosh, this is working on a level that I didn’t anticipate. And that was pretty cool.” People can’t get enough of this movie, and many people, including myself would love to see a sequel. Unfortunately, Will Ferrell turned down $29 million to star in a sequel. In an interview with The Independent James Caan says the reason there won’t be a sequel is that Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau didn’t get along during the filming. This is something I haven’t heard before. Neither Favreau or Ferrell have publicly stated whether it’s true. Whatever the reason, we will still watch Elf year after year. In 2017 Fandango fans named Elf the number one Christmas movie of the 21st century.

Debi Jenkins 14:11
And now for our Christmas movie quotes segment. Before we start, I’d like to take a quick break and ask a favor. If you are enjoying this episode, please subscribe to Trivia Rewind and leave a five star review. If you’re listening on Apple podcasts or another podcast app that allows comments, I’d love it if you would leave a positive comment about Trivia Rewind. Thank you for listening and spreading the word about this podcast. Now back to our Christmas quote segment. I’ll give you five quotes the answers and fun facts.

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Here’s quote one. “Nobody’s walking out on this fun old fashioned family Christmas.”

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Quote two. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

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Quote three. “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”

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Quote four. “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole doesn’t he?”

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And quote five. “You’re skipping Christmas. Isn’t that against the law?”

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Those were our quotes. Let’s go back get the answers and fun facts. Quote one. “Nobody’s walking out on this fun old fashioned family Christmas.” This quote is said by the character Clark Griswold in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Actor Chevy Chase plays the role of Clark. Chevy Chase’s real name is actually Cornelius Crane Chase. His grandmother is the one that gave him the nickname Chevy after the medieval English ballad titled The Ballad of Chevy Chase. Chevy Chase was one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. He had his own satire news segment called Weekend Update, and it’s where he is known for saying the much remembered phrase “I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.” He won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work with Saturday Night Live. When it came to the Christmas Vacation movie, supposedly Chevy Chase wasn’t that easy to work with according to the originally slated director, Chris Columbus. In a Chicago article, he is quoted as saying, “To be completely honest, Chevy treated me like dirt.” So Columbus left the movie and several weeks later, Jon Hughes gave him a different Christmas movie to direct, Home Alone.

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Quote two. “Seeing is believing but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” This quote is from the 2004 film The Polar Express. This quote is said by the conductor, voiced by Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks had seven voice roles in this movie. He was the voice of Hero Boy, Hero Boy’s father, Conductor, Hobo, Scrooge puppet, Santa Claus and the narrator. The movie is quite the production. It combines stage acting, motion capture and computer graphics to bring the characters to life. Robert Zemeckis helped write the screenplay and he directed the film. In a Wired article Zemeckis said that he didn’t want the movie to look like animated cartoons. Well, it went way beyond that. Tom Hanks had to wear a bodysuit that had reflective dots on it. Sixty-five infrared cameras recorded his movements in 3D. For close-ups, Tom Hanks had to have 152 marks glued to his face in order to capture every expression he made. The wired article said that it took over fifty minutes to glue these to his face. After they recorded, all the data then went to a computer where the next steps in the process took place. This is all just part of what gives the film its unique look.

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Quote three. “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” This line was said by character Doris Walker, played by actress Maureen O’Hara in the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street. Maureen O’Hara was one of a few actresses often referred to as the Queen of Technicolor. On Miracle on 34th Street she plays the mother to a little girl named Susan, played by actress Natalie Wood. In Maureen O’Hara’s career she played the role of mother to almost 40 children. Here’s something interesting about the filming of Miracle on 34th Street. The actual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was going on and they shot the movie’s parade sequences live when the real event was happening. And here’s the craziest fact of all. We would all assume this movie was released around Christmas time. I mean, it was a Christmas movie. Nope. It was released on May 2, 1947. The head of 20th Century Fox thought more people went to the movies in the summer when it was warm outside. But do people want to watch Christmas movies in the summer? Well, when they marketed the movie, there was no mention that it was about Christmas. The movie’s trailer made sure of it. I’ll post a link to the trailer on triviarewind.com and you can see how they promoted this Christmas movie in a non-Christmassy way.

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Question four. “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole doesn’t he?” Clarence the angel says this line in the 1946 movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. One of the largest sets ever built in Hollywood history was for this movie. The Bedford Falls Main Street took three city blocks, and included 75 stores and buildings, all of which had to be built for the movie. They even transplanted 20 full grown oak trees. You’d never guess that this cold looking snowy Christmas movie was actually filmed in the middle of a July California heatwave. Russell Shearman the movie special effects artist came up with a new way of making snow for movie sets. He used what’s called foamite and mixed it with soap and water, and some people say sugar also. Then they put the mixture in front of really big fans, which made it look like falling snow. Shearman and the RKO Radio Studio special effects department won a Technical Achievement Award at the 19th Academy Awards for the development of a new method of simulating falling snow on Motion Picture sets. I’ll post a link to a video on triviarewind.com that talks about the making of snow on movie sets over the years. Amazingly, as great as we think this film is today, when the movie was first released, it didn’t even earn enough at the box office to pay what it cost to make it. The movie grew in popularity beginning in the 1970s when the copyright expired and it was available for TV stations to air royalty free. Those reruns over the years have made it a Christmas classic.

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And quote five. “You’re skipping Christmas? Isn’t that against the law? This quote comes from the character Spike in the 2004 movie Christmas with the Kranks. The movie was based on a John Grisham book titled Skipping Christmas and stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. A lot of the movie takes place in the Kranks’ neighborhood. The production team couldn’t find just the right neighborhood so they built their own. Building their own neighborhood would save them from having to ask real people in a real neighborhood to leave their home for an extended period of time. This gave them more control over the production. In a How Stuff Works article, Garreth Stover, production designer and Karen O’Hara, set decorator provide specific details about what it took to pull this off. A parking lot in Downey, California was the blank slate. Here’s just a few of the crazy facts. They spent 504 hours designing the set. Twelve weeks building the set. They built 17 houses that were each 2400 square feet. They planted over 500 trees. They laid over 60,000 square feet of sod. I could go on and on. I mean this was a big production. Stover said, “Even though it lacks structural foundation, it was built to code.” While all this seems extravagant for one movie, the neighborhood on Hemlock Street is available for other movies and television shows to use. And remember the scene where they had the canned ham and it gets run over? Well they use 26 cans of ham to film this one scene.

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Well that’s it for this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind. Please subscribe and leave a positive review wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit us on Twitter and Instagram. All the links talked about in this episode can be found at triviarewind.com Thanks for listening. And I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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Animated Christmas Movie Trivia + Christmas Movie Quotes

When I was growing up, nothing felt more like Christmas than when the TV Specials Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas aired. Unlike today, you only had one chance to watch it and if you missed that special viewing night, you were out of luck. That was until VHS and DVD players came along.

To get the Christmas spirit kicked off, this week’s episode is about five of those classic TV Christmas specials. And to make things even more fun, this episode has two segments!  In the first segment, I’ll be talking about five animated Christmas television specials. Whether you were born fifteen years ago or fifty, these specials transcend time.

In the second segment, it’s Christmas movie quotes trivia! I’ll give you five quotes from popular Christmas movies and you have to guess who said the quote and which movie the quote is from.  

You’ll learn lots of fun facts in this episode. Find out how one man in the midst of grief wrote a Christmas story we won’t soon forget. Find out which television special’s stop motion puppets recently hit the auction block and the amazing price they sold for. I’ll tell you what the producer and the director of A Charlie Brown Christmas thought after they viewed the special for the first time. (It wasn’t a good thing) And in our Christmas movie quotes segment, find out which star of one of the most popular Christmas movies caused the original director to quit after he treated him like dirt.

Plus, as promised from the episode, here’s the picture of Macaulay Culkin, star of the hit Christmas movie Home Alone and his Twitter post that made everyone laugh this year during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I hope you really enjoy this Christmas episode. There will be more Christmas episodes to come. Here’s a hint about the next episode…Think “You smell like beef and cheese!” So what is your favorite Christmas special? Visit our Instagram page and share your thoughts there!

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Unless you’ve already listened to the episode, don’t look below because you’ll find the answers.

Trivia Rewind Episode – Christmas TV Specials + Christmas Movie Quotes

Debi Jenkins 0:05
Hey there Trivia Rewind listeners. I’m Debi Jenkins your host. I’m kicking off the holiday season with this episode. This week, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and talking about five animated Christmas television specials. Whether you were born 15 years ago or 50 these specials transcend time. Did you grow up loving the Rankin-Bass specials like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, or were you more about How the Grinch Stole Christmas fan? Those are two of the shows I’ll be talking about. Also starting new this week, instead of two episodes, I will give you one jam packed episode with the 10 trivia questions plus five quotes. So here’s how this episode will work. Since I’ll be talking about five Christmas specials, I’ll give you two trivia questions for each of the five shows. Then I’ll give you five quotes from Christmas movies. After I ask you the questions I’ll go back and give you the answers as well as some fun facts.

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Find out how one man in the midst of grief wrote a Christmas story we won’t soon forget. Find out which television special’s stop motion puppets recently hit the auction block and the amazing price they sold for. And in our Christmas movie quote segment find out which star of one of the most popular Christmas movies caused the original director to quit after he treated him like dirt? These and so many more fun facts await you in this episode of Trivia Rewind. So grab your hot chocolate and let’s play.

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Question one. In the 1964 special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, what is the name of the narrator who is also the voice of Sam the Snowman?

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Question two. When Rudolph runs away, what is the name of the prospector that he encounters?

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Question three. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, who goes with Charlie Brown to pick out a Christmas tree at the Christmas tree lot?

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Question four. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, what Christmas carol do the kids sing at the end of the show?

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Question five. What was the name of the drummer boy in the 1968 special The Little Drummer Boy?

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Question six. In the Little Drummer Boy, what is the name of the lamb, the little boy’s animal friend?

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Question seven. In Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the little girl that sees the Grinch stealing her family’s Christmas tree?

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Question eight. In the 1966 animated TV special Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the Grinch’s dog?

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Question nine. In the 1969 animated special Frosty the Snowman, what is the name of the magician’s rabbit?

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And question 10. In the animated special Frosty the Snowman, what is the name of the little girl that names the snowman Frosty and hopes to get him to the North Pole?

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Well, those are our 10 questions. Let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts. Question one. In the 1964 special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, what is the name of the narrator who is also the voice of Sam the Snowman? Well, that person is Burl Ives. Burl Ives was the only non-Canadian to voice a character in this special. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer first aired on December 6, 1964 on the NBC network. According to Smithsonian magazine, the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer special is the longest running Christmas special in history. Have you ever wondered how the actual story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer came about? Well, in 1938, Robert May, a copywriter for the Chicago based in Montgomery Ward department store was given the task to write a holiday story that Montgomery Ward could distribute to their shoppers during the next Christmas season. Let me mention here that Robert May grew up in a secular Jewish family and his wife was Jewish. Here he was writing what would become one of the most loved Christmas stories for children. While writing this story May’s wife was suffering from cancer and near death. Life was quite hard for him at that time, but somehow he was able to write this magical story. His young daughter loved the deer that she saw at the Lincoln Park Zoo and that helped give him inspiration for his story. While working on his story, he also thought back to some of his childhood memories of being extremely shy. All of Santa’s reindeer were already named, thanks to an 1820s poem titled, A Visit from St. Nicholas. The poem listed the names of eight reindeer. Well, Robert May came up with reindeer number nine and named him Rudolph. In a 1963 interview, he said Rudolph rolled off the tongue nicely. He even got the idea for the shiny red nose when looking out his window over Chicago’s Lake Michigan and seeing all the fog. It then came to him how Santa could get through the fog, a red nose for Rudolph it would be. In 1939 Montgomery Ward printed the story and gave out over two million copies of it for free. After Robert May’s wife died, he struggled as he had piles of medical bills to pay and he took on the role of single father. Life was difficult to say the least. However, in 1947, Montgomery Ward unexpectedly gave Robert Mae the copyrights for his story. What a gift this would turn out to be. It just so happened that Robert May’s brother-in-law was Johnny Marks, a songwriter, and he went on to write the song that went along with May’s Rudolph story. As the song made its way around to singers, Gene Autry’s wife convinced him to take on the song and by Christmas of 1949, Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy released the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, where it went all the way up the charts and hit number one, the week of Christmas. Robert May’s story led to the song which then set the course for the beloved television special. Robert May’s story about Rudolph set him up financially for the rest of his life. Hearing the background on this story really makes me appreciate it all the more.

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Question two. When Rudolph runs away, what is the name of the prospector that he encounters? That prospector’s name was Yukon Cornelius. Larry Mann was the voice of Yukon Cornelius. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was a Rankin-Bass production. Rankin-Bass were known for their stop motion animated Christmas specials where they used puppet like characters. Well guess who was neighbors with Rankin and Bass? Johnny Marks, the writer of the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer song. Arthur Rankin Jr. approached his neighbor about turning the song into a TV special and the rest is history.

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So how about those memorable Rudolph and Santa stop motion puppets they used in the special. The auction house called Profiles in History recently auctioned off the six inch tall Rudolph and 11 inch tall Santa that were used to bring this television special to life. When the auction took place on November 13, the set sold for $368,000. The puppets were made by a Japanese puppet maker. They are the faces of many Christmas television memories. Not everyone was able to view this colorful television special on a color television, something we tend to take for granted. In a 1964 Baltimore Sun article, writer Donald Kirkley reviewed the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer special. He said, “The movie is a splendid gift from the General Electric Company to the television audience. It will be treasured even more in years to come when more people are able to watch it in color.” In a WYRK.com article it noted that in 1964, only about 3 percent of households owned a color TV. It took until 1972 for color TV sales to surpass that of black and white. Imagine watching this television special in black and white. No red nose for Rudolph. No red Santa suit. Let that sink in for a minute.

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Question three. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, who goes with Charlie Brown to pick out a Christmas tree at the Christmas tree lot? That was Linus. The Charlie Brown Christmas special first aired on December 9, 1965 and out of those watching TV that night 45 percent were watching this special. It was the first animated television special with the Peanuts characters. At first, the network rejected the idea of having the proposed animated special air during prime time. When they finally agreed to it, they gave the team only six months to complete the task. Coca Cola was the sponsor. When it was done, the producer Lee Mendelson and the director Bill Melendez, they watched the final product together. In Charles Solomon’s, The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating 50 Years of Television Specials, Mendelson remembers Melendez turning to him and saying, “I think we’ve ruined Charlie Brown.” However, they were able to change a few things in the little time they had before it was to air. The network thought this special would be a disaster but their predictions were far from correct. The show won an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award and since its debut, it has aired like clockwork every year on network television. That is until this year, when Apple TV+ acquired the rights. Apple TV+ will make this special available for free only during a three day time period. So mark your calendars for December 11th through the 13th of 2020 where you can watch the special on Apple TV+ for free. As I mentioned in our It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown podcast episode, the thought of the Peanuts specials not being on network TV takes a little of the nostalgia away. And here’s some breaking news. After all the backlash, It was announced a few days ago that Apple TV+ has decided to partner with PBS and PBS Kids to allow them to broadcast it commercial free on a special one night event taking place December 13th at 6:30pm central time.

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Question four. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, what Christmas carol do the kids sing at the end of the show? That song was Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The kids that you hear singing that song are members of the children’s choir of St. Paul Episcopal Church in San Rafael, California. Supposedly the children were paid $5 each for their participation. So when someone says the words Charlie Brown Christmas tree, what do you picture in your mind? If you watched the show, you probably picture a little sprig of pine tree that looks pretty sad. The Charlie Brown Christmas special made that simple Christmas tree a popular item. Even today you can find models of the tree for sale around Christmas being marketed as “The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.”

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Question five. What was the name of the drummer boy in the 1968 special The Little Drummer Boy? The drummer boy’s name was Aaron and child actor Teddy Eccles provided the character’s voice. On December 19, 1968 Rankin-Bass released this stop motion animated Christmas special on NBC. The special was narrated by Academy Award winning actress Greer Garson. The TV special is based on the popular song The Little Drummer Boy by Katherine Davis. The song was originally titled Carol of the Drum and based on a traditional Czech song.

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Question six. In The Little Drummer Boy, what is the name of the lamb, the little boy’s animal friend? The lamb’s name was Baba. Remember the Von Trapp family singers portrayed in the movie The Sound of Music? Well, the real life Trapp family singers were the first to have recorded the Little Drummer Boy song back in 1951. Since then, it has been recorded numerous times by other artists. In this television special, the Vienna Boys Choir sings the title song.

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Question seven. In Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the little girl that sees the Grinch stealing her family’s Christmas tree? That little girl was Cindy Lou Who. The television special first aired on the CBS network on December 18, 1966 and was based on the Dr. Seuss book by the same name. The book was first published in 1957. This TV special had quite the budget. The budget for this show was $300,000. To compare, the Charlie Brown Christmas special only had a budget of $96,000. Voice actress June Foray was the voice of Cindy Lou Who. June Foray was known as the first lady of voice actors. In an Animation World magazine article, it says, “It was not uncommon for people to refer to her as the female Mel Blanc. That prompted her friend and frequent employer Chuck Jones to correct folks. ‘June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc was the male June Foray.'” She was highly respected in the world of animation.

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Question eight. In the 1966 animated TV special Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the Grinch’s dog? His dog’s name was Max. Do you know who sang the You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch song? It was Thurl Ravenscroft, the same guy who did the Tony the Tiger, “They’rrreeee Grrreat” voice in the Frosted Flakes commercials from 1952 to 2005. He was mistakenly left out of the credits in this TV special. Because he was not credited there was often speculation that Boris Karloff or Tennessee Ernie Ford was the person singing the Mr. Grinch song. Supposedly the producer Ted Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss) felt so bad about this he did all he could to get the story of Ravenscroft’s roll into trade papers. He apologized to Ravenscroft profusely. The soundtrack for Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Album for Children.

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Question nine. In the 1969 animated special Frosty the Snowman, what is the name of the magician’s rabbit? The rabbit’s name was Hocus Pocus. This magical Christmas special was another Rankin-Bass production and it first aired on December 7, 1969 on the CBS network. Actor Jimmy Durante was the narrator of the Frosty the Snowman special and this was his last film performance. Sadly, he suffered a stroke in 1972 and died in 1980. The television special was based on the song Frosty the Snowman, which was first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County boys in 1950. The previous year, Gene Autry had a hit when he recorded Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Debi Jenkins 17:26
And question ten. In the animated special Frosty the Snowman, what is the name of the little girl that names the snowman Frosty and hopes to get him to the North Pole? Her name was Karen. June Foray was the voice of Karen in Frosty the Snowman. However, after its first year of airing, Suzanne Davidson replaced her. In the book titled The Enchanted World of Rankin-Bass, June Foray is quoted as saying, “I was called in to voice the little girl Karen. I was disappointed to learn later that my work for the Karen character was replaced by another actress. To this day, I am unsure of the reason, but I still enjoy the special.” In July of this year, it was announced by Warner Brothers and Stampede Pictures that a live action movie is in the works starring Jason Mamoa as the voice of a CGI Frosty the Snowman in what’s being called a hybrid CG/live action film. It will be interesting to see a new version of Frosty the Snowman.

Debi Jenkins 18:32
And now for our Christmas movie quotes segment. Before we start, I’d like to take a quick moment and ask that if you’re enjoying this episode that you please subscribe to Trivia Rewind and leave a five star review. If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts or another podcast app that allows comments, I’d love it if you would leave a positive comment about this podcast. And the best compliment is to tell a friend about Trivia Rewind. Thanks for your continued support of this podcast. I enjoy bringing you TV and film trivia each week. Now back to our Christmas quotes segment where I’ll give you five quotes, the answers and fun facts.

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Here’s quote one. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

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Quote two. “You’ll shoot your eye out kid.”

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Quote three. “Would it be indecent to ask the grandparents to stay at a hotel?”

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Quote four. “I made my family disappear.”

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And quote five. “Who gave you permission to tell Charlie there was no Santa Claus? I think if we’re going to destroy our son’s delusions, I should be part of it.”

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Those were our questions, let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts.

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Quote one. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” This line is said by Buddy the elf in the 2003 movie Elf. Will Ferrell plays Buddy the elf and this is just one of many great quotes that came out of this movie. The movie is often listed as one of the top Christmas movies of all time. Will Ferrell wasn’t the first pick for the Buddy the elf role. Jim Carrey was initially chosen for the role. It took 10 years to get this movie off the ground so during that time, Jim Carrey moved on and took on other projects. Director Jon Favreau has a cameo role in this movie. He plays the doctor that gives buddy the DNA test. Favreau’s voice also plays a big part in this movie as the narwhal saying, “Bye Buddy. Hope you find your dad.” When making the movie, the goal was not to have a CGI created movie, but make it more like the nostalgic stop motion Rankin-Bass productions that gave us the TV specials like Frosty and Rudolph. The only CGI you find in this movie is the snow over the opening credits and the snowballs in Buddy’s snowball fight scene. One might assume the movie was only filmed in New York City. Some of the movie was shot in Vancouver, Canada. In a Rolling Stone magazine article, Director Jon Favreau mentions how they used an empty field at a mental hospital to double as Central Park when shooting parts of the ending scene of the movie.

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Quote two. “You’ll shoot your eye out kid.” This line is said by Santa Claus played by actor Jeff Gillen in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story. Santa Claus is talking to the character Ralphie. Ralphie, the main character in this movie was played by a child actor Peter Billingsley. Would you believe that the Director Bob Clark auditioned 8000 kids for the Ralphie role? Peter Billingsley was the first child to audition and after seeing those 8000 other kids, Bob Clark came back to Billingsley. Peter Billingsley went on to have a successful career in Hollywood and people still quote the line, “you’ll shoot your eye out” to him. After the film Billingsley got to keep some of the memorable prop items such as the Red Ryder BB gun and the pink bunny suit. Peter Billingsley appeared in another popular Christmas movie. He had an uncredited cameo as Ming the elf in the 2003 movie Elf. Look for Ming the next time you watch Elf. One unforgettable scene from this movie was when the character Flick gets his tongue stuck to a frozen pole. How did they film this scene without actually sticking his tongue to an icy pole? Well, they used a hidden suction tube and a piece of plastic that slid over the pole. The exterior shots of A Christmas Story were filmed in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately for the filmmakers, there was no snow in Cleveland that winter. They had to take matters into their own hands and go hundreds of miles away to bring in snow from ski areas. They even had to go as far as using potato flakes to simulate falling snow and they even had to resort to using firefighter’s foam that looked like snow. Remember the scene where Ralphie is wearing the rhinestone shirt and dreams of using a Red Ryder BB gun? In the scene he spits out some tobacco. Well, it was actually the real thing. Redman Chaw to be exact. That small amount had enough effect on actor Peter Billingsley that they had to shut the set down for an hour while he laid down and sweated it off. I don’t imagine that happening with a child actor on a film set today.

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Quote three. “Would it be indecent to ask the grandparents to stay at a hotel?” This was said by Audrey Griswold in the 1989 movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Actress Juliette Lewis plays Audrey Griswold, the cranky teenager. This was Juliette Lewis’ first major film role. The movie was written and directed by John Hughes and was based on a story Hughes wrote called Christmas 59 that was published in the National Lampoon magazine in December of 1980. The movie was originally supposed to be directed by Chris Columbus, known today as the King of family films. But in a Chicago article, he is quoted as saying, “To be completely honest, Chevy (meaning Chevy Chase) treated me like dirt.” So Columbus left the movie and several weeks later, Hughes gave him a different Christmas movie to direct, Home Alone. Have you ever wondered where they shot some of the scenes for the movie? The movie was set in suburban Chicago, but that’s not where it was filmed. Some of the exterior locations were shot in the cities of Silverthorne, Breckenridge and Frisco, Colorado. The Griswold family home is located on the Warner Brothers ranch facility in Burbank, California. And here’s something interesting to think about. Have you ever realized that while this movie is about Christmas, the movie ends on Christmas Eve and we don’t even get to experience Christmas Day at the Griswolds.

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Quote four. “I made my family disappear.” This line is said by Kevin in the 1990 movie Home Alone. Actor Macaulay Culkin had the role of Kevin. When John Hughes wrote the script he had Macaulay Culkin in mind to play Kevin. Hughes had previously worked with Culkin in the movie Uncle Buck. Director Chris Columbus auditioned 200 other kids before going ahead and giving Culkin the role. This role made Macaulay Culkin a household name. In a Guardian article, Columbus admits he learned a big lesson about child actors when working on Home Alone. He mentions that when you’re hiring a child actor, in a way you’re hiring their family as well. The article quotes him as saying, “I was casting a kid who truly had a troubled family life.” In an Entertainment Weekly article, Chris Columbus says the famous scene where Macaulay Culkin puts cologne on his face, screams and then holds his hands to his face was somewhat improvised by Culkin. He thought Culkin would just touch the cologne to his face and scream but Culkin held his hands there in what is now an iconic movie scene. Culkin made fans everywhere laugh during the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic when he posted a selfie of himself wearing a mask with a picture that featured that very Home Alone scene. I will post a photo on the Trivia Rewind website.

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And quote five. “Who gave you permission to tell Charlie there was no Santa Claus? I think if we’re going to destroy our son’s delusions, I should be a part of it.” That line is said by Scott Calvin in the 1994 movie The Santa Clause. Scott Calvin was played by actor Tim Allen. In 1994 Tim Allen had quite the trifecta. During one week in November, his movie, the Santa Clause was number one at the box office, his show Home Improvement was the number one rated television show and his book titled, Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man was number one on the New York Times list of bestsellers. The Santa Clause movie went on to have two sequels.

Debi Jenkins 28:11
Well, that’s our show for this week. I’d love to hear what your favorite Christmas special is. Visit triviarewind.com and share your thoughts. And while there, you’ll find links to our Twitter and Instagram pages. Please subscribe and leave a positive review wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. And I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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“Use the Force Luke”

It’s time for another episode of Mid-Week Movie Quotes!  This week’s quotes are out of this universe…meaning all the quotes come from the 1977 movie Star Wars.  Do you know which Star Wars character said this line? “Use the Force Luke!” That’s one of the quotes in this week’s episode.

Star Wars was written and directed by George Lucas. In 1977 Star Wars was initially released to only 50 theaters. Not long after it was released in theaters, Star Wars became a blockbuster hit. At the time, the visual effects were groundbreaking and Star Wars became the highest grossing film of all time until it was surpassed by E.T in 1982.  This movie was the first of three in the original Star Wars trilogy. In 1981 when the movie was re-released in theaters, it was re-titled Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.   

In this episode I will give you five quotes and you’ll have to guess which character said each one. That may be easy but after I give you the answers, I’ll give you some facts about each of the actors who said these memorable lines. This week you’ll find out what the inspiration was for the Princess Leia bun hairstyle.  You’ll find out which actor was banned from attending Star Wars conventions and which actor ignored fan mail from Star Wars fans.  

After you listen to the episode, come back here and below you can hear each line used in the movie. I’ll label them by quote number so there are no pre-listening spoilers.

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Quote 3 – Also, as I promised in the episode, here’s the link where you can find the other times this line was said by Star Wars characters.

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Midweek Movie Quotes – Star Wars Movie Quotes

Debi Jenkins 0:04
Hey there Trivia Rewind listeners. I’m Debi Jenkins your host. It’s time for another episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. This week’s quotes are out of this universe… Meaning all the quotes come from the 1977 Movie Star Wars. Star Wars was written and directed by George Lucas. In 1977 Star Wars was initially released to only 50 theaters. Not long after it was released in theaters, Star Wars became a blockbuster hit. At the time, the visual effects were groundbreaking and Star Wars became the highest grossing film of all time, until it was surpassed by E.T. in 1982. This movie was the first of three in the original Star Wars trilogy. In 1981. When the movie was re-released in theaters, it was retitled Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. Well, are you ready to see if you know who said the quotes in this week’s episode? Here’s how this episode of Trivia Rewind will work. I’ll give you five quotes and you’ll have to guess which Star Wars character said each one. After I give you the answers. I’ll give you some fun facts.

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Here’s quote one. “Help me Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

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Quote two. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

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Quote three. “I have a very bad feeling about this.”

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Quote four. “Don’t everybody thank me at once.”

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And quote five. “Use the force Luke.”

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Those were our five quotes. Let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts. Quote one. “Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” This quote was said by Princess Leia, played by actress Carrie Fisher. A lot of actresses tried out for this role but Carrie Fisher was selected. In a Huffington Post article, Fisher said she was asked to lose 10 pounds to be in the movie. She said at the time she only weighed 105 pounds. That would mean she needed to get down to 95 pounds. Something she said she was unable to do. Have you ever wondered where the idea for Princess Leia hair buns came from? It wasn’t a film hairstylist that came up with the idea, it was actually George Lucas. He was inspired by Mexican history when deciding Leia’s hairstyle. Mexican revolutionary women to be exact. Carrie Fisher was just 19 years old when she auditioned for Star Wars. Her parents were well known. Her mom was Debbie Reynolds and her dad was Eddie Fisher. Carrie Fisher was a vocal advocate for mental health care and lobbied for more mental illness funding. She suffered from bipolar disorder and fought drug addiction for decades. Carrie Fisher died in 2016 at the age of 60. She was on board a flight to Los Angeles when she suffered a major heart attack just 15 minutes before landing. A medic performed CPR until the plane landed and paramedics arrived. After arriving at the hospital, she was placed on a ventilator and died four days later. Sleep apnea played a role in her death according to the coroner. In a 2017 full coroner report, it was noted that she had cocaine in her system at the time of her death. Traces of heroin and other opiates were also found in her system. In a Today article, her daughter said “she was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.” (meaning her drug addiction and mental illness) She also said “I know my mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles, seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs.” Even in death, the actress made sure to give people a laugh. Her ashes now rest inside a giant Prozac pill urn. In a Hollywood Reporter article her brother Todd said “it was a porcelain antique Prozac pill from the 50s that was one of Carrie’s prized possessions.” Sadly, the day after her death her mother Debbie Reynolds had a stroke and died. Imagine the heartache for that family. After Carrie Fisher’s death, archival footage was used so she could appear in the 2017 movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the 2019 movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Quote two. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” The character that said this was Darth Vader. James Earl Jones provided the voice for Darth Vader and British actor David Prowse was the man inside the costume. James Earl Jones was not credited for his role in this movie. It wasn’t until a 1997 special edition re-release of the movie that Jones was credited for being the voice of Darth Vader. George Lucas initially considered having Orson Welles do the voice of Darth Vader, but decided his voice would be too recognizable. So where does the Darth Vader name come from? Nowhere special Really. In a Rolling Stone magazine article, George Lucas is quoted as saying, “Darth is a variation of dark and Vader is a variation of father. So it’s basically dark father.” In 2015 David Prowse, the actor that played the physical form of Darth Vader, he starred in a documentary called I am your father. Supposedly George Lucas and David Prowse did not get along. In 2010 Prowse was banned from attending any Star Wars conventions. Lucas said Prowse had burned too many bridges. There were a few incidents where Prowse felt slighted. First, they didn’t like his voice, so they chose James Earl Jones to provide the voice of his character. At the end of the Return of the Jedi Prowse says he was told that when Darth Vader’s mask was removed, people would see his face. Instead, the actor Sebastian Shaw’s face was used. In the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsaber fight scenes it wasn’t Prowse doing the fighting. He was replaced by Olympic fencer and fight choreographer Bob Anderson. That was because Prowse was not a good swordsman. Then he said that he didn’t receive a share of the profits for Return of the Jedi, which he said his contract included. So add all those things up and put George Lucas in the mix and you can see how there was some tension between the two. Darth Vader was a commercial success for Lucasfilm. He was their most profitable character. When I googled Darth Vader products, you wouldn’t believe the things you can buy that have to do with Darth Vader. I saw a Darth Vader fireplace, a toaster, a coffee machine. Someone dreams up the idea and people will buy it.

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Quote three. “I have a very bad feeling about this.” This quote is from Luke Skywalker, played by actor Mark Hamill. Luke Skywalker was the first character to say this line. Other characters have said the line or a line very similar. If you want to know who else has said it. After the episode, you can visit our website where you’ll find a link to other times this line has been used in Star Wars movies. Early on in Mark Hamill’s career he had a recurring role on the soap opera General Hospital. In the pilot episode of The 70’s series Eight is Enough, Hamill played the role of David Bradford, the oldest son in the family. After the pilot episode, another actor replaced him. It was the Luke Skywalker role in Star Wars that made Mark Hamill a teen idol. In addition to all his acting roles, Hamill has quite the list of voice acting roles. Did you know that in the 2019 Child’s Play remake, Hamill was the voice of Chucky? In the 1992 Batman: The Animated Series, Hamill was the voice of the Joker. No person has held the Joker role longer than Mark Hamill. He received critical acclaim for that voice role. Here’s something you may not have known about Mark Hamill. He has an interest in science. In 2017 he became an affiliate member of the Royal Academy of Chemistry.

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Quote four. “Don’t everybody thank me at once.” Well the person that said this was Han Solo. Actor Harrison Ford played that role. His Star Wars role brought him worldwide fame as well as his role as Indiana Jones. Not only was Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo a pilot, piloting the Millennium Falcon, Ford himself is a licensed pilot. He was 53 when he received his pilot’s license. In 2004, Ford became the chairman of the Young Eagles, a program that is part of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He replaced General Chuck Yeager, the first pilot that broke the sound barrier. In 2009 the person that took Ford’s place was famed pilot Captain Chelsea “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot that landed his US Airways jet safely in the Hudson River. Harrison Ford also flies helicopters and once rescued a stranded hiker in his home state of Wyoming. In Flying Magazine’s list of 51 Heroes of Aviation, they list Harrison Ford at number 48 and call him an advocate for the aviation community. So have you ever noticed the scar on Harrison Ford’s chin? He received that in a car accident after his car hit a telephone pole. That scar is even worked into two of his movie roles, one of which being in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where a whip on the chin gives him a scar.

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And quote five. “Use the Force Luke.” This line was said by the aging Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi played by British actor Sir Alec Guinness. Why the sir? That’s because he was knighted in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth. Interestingly enough in one early draft of the Star Wars script, it had the Obi-Wan Kenobi character portrayed as an old geezer who became wiser over time. In a Time magazine article it mentions that Alec Guinness wasn’t thrilled with that so he mentioned to George Lucas that it would be better if Kenobi be wise the whole time. George Lucas agreed. In a Cancer Today magazine article, it says that Guinness called the Star Wars script, “fairy tale rubbish” but said the movie’s sense of moral good appealed to him, and it didn’t hurt that the studio doubled their initial salary offer. The Star Wars role wasn’t something Guinness was proud of. In his book titled Positively Final Appearance, he says that he ignored Star Wars fan mail. He says, “I have no intention of revisiting any galaxy. I shrivel inside each time it’s mentioned.” From the book Alex Guinness, the Authorised Biography it mentions him writing to longtime friend Anne Kaufman during the filming of the movie and told her he wasn’t enjoying the film. In the year 2000, Sir Alec Guinness died of cancer. He had both prostate and liver cancer. Thank you to everybody that made Star Wars such a memorable movie.

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And with that, we close out this Midweek Movie quotes episode of Trivia Rewind. I hope you had fun and learned something new about Star Wars. Please subscribe and leave a positive review wherever you listen to podcasts. And visit us online at triviarewind.com, where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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That’s What She Said

Do you remember which television series the line “That’s what she said” comes from? That line is one of the quotes in this week’s Midweek TV Quotes episode of Trivia Rewind.

Here’s how this episode works. I’ll give you five quotes from TV shows.  After the quotes, I’ll give you the answers and some fun facts.  You’ll find out which actress bought an oceanfront home in Malibu at the young age of 11 years old.  And one of the shows we’re talking about was nominated for 62 Emmy awards.  One actor from that show had his first gig in a ketchup commercial. I won’t give away who so don’t watch this commercial until after you listen to the episode.

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Unless you’ve already listened to the episode, don’t look below because you’ll find the answers.

Trivia Rewind – Midweek TV Quotes

Debi Jenkins 0:04
Hey there. This is Debi Jenkins, your host of Trivia Rewind. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek TV Quotes. Here’s how it works. I’ll give you five quotes from TV shows. After the quotes, you’ll get some fun facts. This week, you’ll find out which actress bought an oceanfront home in Malibu at the young age of 11 years old. And one of the shows we’re talking about was nominated for 62 Emmy Awards. Are you ready to play?

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Here’s quote one. “How you doin’?”

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Quote two. “The truth is out there.”

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Quote three “You got it dude!”

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Quote four. “Marsha, Marsha Marsha.”

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And quote five. “That’s what she said.”

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Those are our quotes. Let’s go back, review, get the answers and fun facts.

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Quote one. “How you doin’? “This quote comes from this sitcom Friends and is said by Joey Tribbiani played by actor Matt LeBlanc. In over 10 seasons and 236 episodes, Joey said this line less than 20 times. The first time he said it was halfway through season four. Matt LeBlanc was nominated for three Emmy Awards for his role as Joey on Friends. In high school and then into trade school, LeBlanc studied carpentry with plans of becoming a carpenter but his dreams turned to acting. His first acting gig was in a Heinz ketchup commercial. I’ll put the link to this commercial on the Trivia Rewind website if you’d like to see Matt LeBlanc trying to sell ketchup. Friends was on for 10 seasons and was nominated for 62 Emmy Awards. Fans will be happy to know that a Friends reunion special is in the works with HBO Max. It was supposed to shoot earlier this year but the Covid pandemic stopped that from happening. The special will bring all six of the cast members back together for the first time since Friends wrapped in 2004.

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Quote two. “The truth is out there.” This quote comes from the show The X-Files and is said by FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder played by actor David Duchovny. David Duchovny has quite the education to brag about. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. He then received a Master of Arts degree in English literature from Yale University. He was working on his doctoral degree when he decided to go full time with his acting career. He is the author of several books and is a New York Times best selling author. In the year 2000, David Duchovny was the first celebrity to appear on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Celebrity Edition.

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Quote three. “You got it dude!” This quote is said by Michelle Tanner on the sitcom Full House. Michelle Tanner was played by two people, twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Due to child labor laws, the show used the twins who could take turns doing the role of Michelle. When Mary Kate and Ashley were nine months old, they started their role on Full House. Fans got to watch them grow for eight seasons of the show. When it came time for college, the duo attended NYU. After a year and a half Mary Kate dropped out. Ashley only had a year and a half left before she was set to graduate when she dropped out. The two have made the news in recent years for their smoking habit. The magazine In Touch Weekly has an entire article devoted to their chain smoking. Not the way we want a picture Michelle Tanner that’s for sure. The two jointly own their own company called Dual Star. And here’s something you wouldn’t expect. The last I heard they don’t have social media. In 2016 Netflix released a sequel series called Fuller House and most of the original actors are back except for Mary Kate and Ashley.

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Quote four. “Marsha Marsha Marsha.” Well this one should be super easy. It’s said by Jan Brady on the Brady Bunch. Actress Eve Plumb plays the role of Jan. This line from the Brady Bunch is iconic, but did you know it was only said one time during the series run? The line was said in season 3 episode 10 in the episode titled My Sister’s Shadow. In the 1995 Brady Bunch movie, Jan uses this line multiple times. Actress Eve Plumb started her career at age six. Here’s something you don’t hear every day. At the age of eleven, Eve Plumb (with the help of her parents) bought her first home, an oceanfront property in Malibu, California. And talk about a good investment. When she purchased the house in 1969 it was just over $55,000. In 2016, she sold it for $3.9 million. For the past few decades, Eve Plumb has been a painter with her work being shown in galleries. She also occasionally has small roles on television shows.

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And quote five. “That’s what she said.” This quote was said by character Michael Scott on The Office. Michael Scott is played by actor Steve Carell. Life Magazine once named Steve Carell America’s Funniest Man. Before getting into acting, Carell went to college and got a degree in history. He even considered law school. Like a lot of people he felt he owed it to his parents to have a serious career. In an NJ.com interview he said that his parents sat him down and said, “look, you need to do what makes you happy.” He then started off on his acting career and the rest is history. Bob Odenkirk the star of Better Call Saul was almost cast to play Michael Scott. While the roll went to Steve Carell, Odenkirk did have a guest role in the last season of the show. Remember Michael Scott’s realtor girlfriend Carol? Well, the actress is Nancy Carell, Steve Carell’s real wife. They have been married since 1995. Currently you can see Steve Carell on Netflix in the series Space Force. He also has a series on Apple TV+ called The Morning Show and stars alongside Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

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Well that’s it for this week’s Midweek TV Quotes. I hope you had fun and learned something new. Please subscribe and leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. And visit us online at triviarewind.com where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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“Remember Who You Are”

Which animated Disney movie does the quote “Remember who you are” come from? That’s one of the quotes in this week’s Midweek Movie Quotes. In this episode, all the quotes are from animated Disney movies.

Not only will I give you five quotes, I’ll give you some interesting facts about each of the movies. This week you’ll find out about some ugly things that went on behind the scenes in Hollywood including which voice actor for one of the most popular Disney characters ended up being buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave.

You’ll learn a little history about the 1941 cartoonist strike that went on in Hollywood. Visit this link to learn more about this interesting piece of history.

After listening, please leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. I hope you’ll tell your friends about Trivia Rewind and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Unless you’ve already listened to the episode, don’t look below because you’ll find the answers.

Trivia Rewind – Midweek Movie Quotes – Disney Movie Quotes

Debi Jenkins 0:04
Hi, this is Debi Jenkins, your host of Trivia Rewind. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. This week all the quotes come from animated Disney movies. In our fun facts segment, you’ll definitely learn about some things that went on behind the scenes in Hollywood. Before we start, here’s how it works. I’ll read you five quotes from movies. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and a few quick facts about each movie. Are you ready to play?

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Here’s quote one. “Remember who you are.”

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Quote two. “The very things that hold you down, are going to lift you up.”

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Quote three. “Can anybody be happy if they aren’t free?”

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Quote four. “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

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And quote five. “Now think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.”

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Those are our five quotes. Let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts. Quote one. “Remember who you are.” This quote is from the movie The Lion King, and is said by Mufasa to Simba. James Earl Jones was the voice of Mufasa and he said this line to an older Simba, which was voiced by actor Matthew Broderick. The young Simba was voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, known at the time for his role on Home Improvement. Did you know that when the Lion King was made, it was the first animated movie that wasn’t based on a pre-existing work? It was an original story. The Lion King was the highest grossing film of 1994 and was nominated for multiple awards. In 2019. Walt Disney Pictures did a CGI remake of the film. There were mixed reviews about which version was better.

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Quote two. The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up. This is from the 1941 movie Dumbo, and was said to Dumbo by Timothy Mouse. Actor Edward Brophy was the voice of the character Timothy Mouse. Dumbo didn’t have any lines in the movie so no actor was associated with him. In May of 1941, during the production of Dumbo, there was a huge animation strike in Hollywood. This did not go over well with Mr. Walt Disney and things got a bit ugly at times. Members of the Screen Cartoonists Guild seemed to be targeted and were laid off. They were even left out of film credits. Animators were blacklisted due to the strike. One way Disney retaliated was with a scene in the movie Dumbo. There’s a scene where clowns are arguing for more pay and they use this scene to depict the animators that were on strike. The strike was a big deal and an important part of Walt Disney finally agreeing to sign a union contract. If Hollywood history is of interest to you, visit our website for a link to more information about this piece of history.

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Quote three. “Can anybody be happy if they aren’t free?” This line comes from the movie Beauty and the Beast and is said by the character Belle. In the 1991 animated film, actress Paige O’Hara is the voice of Belle and Robbie Benson is the voice of Beast. Did you know that Disney sometimes recycles a scene from one movie and uses it in another? This has actually been going on for over 50 years. One example can be seen in Beauty and the Beast. In the last scene of the movie when Belle and the Beast dance, that scene was taken from the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty. They just resized some things and cleaned it up a little. This was done for time’s sake. With a deadline just a few days away, they didn’t have time to create the scene from scratch. So if you ever see a scene in a Disney movie that looks familiar, maybe, just maybe it’s been taken from another Disney movie and been repurposed. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

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Quote four. “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” This line is from the 1951 Disney movie Alice in Wonderland and is said by the character Alice. Alice is crying as she sings this line in a sad song. It’s the only song from the 1951 movie to make it into Tim Burton’s 2010 adaptation. In Tim Burton’s film, Robert Smith of the group The Cure sings this song. In the 1951 Alice in Wonderland, actress Kathryn Beaumont was the voice of Alice. If her voice sounds familiar, it might be because she was also the voice of Wendy in then 1953 movie Peter Pan. In 1998, she was given the honor of being named a Disney Legend.

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And quote five. “Now think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.” This line is from the 1953 movie Peter Pan and is said by Peter Pan himself. In the movie teenage actor Bobby Driscoll is the voice of Peter Pan. Bobby Driscoll had a great career as a child actor. At the age of nine he was a household name. When he was 13, he won an Oscar for Outstanding Juvenile Actor of 1949. Sadly, his story goes downhill after Peter Pan. He was now into his teens and had acne. His voice changed and he wasn’t the cute little boy anymore. The studio decided to terminate his contract three years early. The worst part is that he found out this awful news from Walt Disney’s secretary because Walt Disney was too busy to tell them himself. Bobby Driscoll broke down in tears and they had security escort him off the Disney lot. His career with Disney was suddenly history. Then to make matters worse, in high school, he was bullied and teased, and he started using drugs. As an adult, he became addicted to heroin. He was arrested numerous times for things like burglary, assault and drug possession. He spent some time in prison, Bobby Driscoll left Hollywood and went to New York City where Andy Warhol befriended him. He eventually disappeared into the New York underground. Not long after turning 31 some kids found his body on a cot in an abandoned apartment. Nobody knew who he was. There was no identification on his body and the body went unclaimed. He was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. There lay the voice of Peter Pan. A year later fingerprints revealed his identity. His father was nearing death and his mom went searching for their missing son so his dad could say goodbye. Because of the fingerprint identification, they found out he was dead.

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With that sad story, we close out this Midweek Movie Quotes bonus episode of Trivia Rewind. This has been a good reminder to never take child actors or the hard working people behind the scenes for granted.

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Please subscribe and leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. And visit us online at triviarewind.com where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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“Friends Don’t Lie”

Which TV series does the quote “Friends don’t lie” come from? That’s one of the quotes in this week’s Trivia Rewind episode called Midweek TV quotes. The past several weeks our quotes episodes have been about movie. This week, I’m switching things up and all the quotes are based on TV shows.

Along with the five quotes, you’ll learn some interesting facts to go along with them. Find out which actress is deaf in one ear plus you’ll never guess which TV tough guy is afraid of flying.  Challenge your friends and family and see who can guess first. After listening, please leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Don’t look below unless you’ve already listened to the episode because you’ll find the answers below.


Trivia Rewind – Midweek TV Quotes – Friends Don’t Lie

Debi Jenkins 0:04
Hey there Trivia Rewind listeners. I’m Debi Jenkins, your host. It’s bonus episode time. Our last few bonus episodes have been about movie quotes. This week it’s all about television quotes. You’ll learn some fun facts about the actors who said the famous lines that we will discuss. I had fun doing all the research and now it’s your turn to have fun playing Trivia Rewind. Here’s how it works. I’ll read you five quotes from TV shows. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and fun facts. When the episode is over, I’d love it if you’d go to Apple podcasts and write a positive review about Trivia Rewind. Are you ready to play?

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Here’s quote one. “Friends don’t lie.”

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Quote two. “Winter is coming.”

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Quote three. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”

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Quote four. “No soup for you.”

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And quote five. “Rut roh!”

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Those are the five quotes. Let’s go back and I’ll give you the answers and fun facts. Quote one. “Friends don’t lie.” This quote is said by the character Eleven on the show Stranger Things. Eleven is played by British actress Millie Bobby Brown. First of all, can you believe she’s only 16 years old. She was born in Spain, but her nationality is British. Millie Bobby Brown is deaf in one ear after being born with hearing loss. Her role as Eleven on Stranger Things was a huge springboard for her acting career. This breakout role earned her Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. When she took on the role, she didn’t realize she was going to have to shave her head but she went right along with it. Not only did she have to shave her head, she had her first kiss on the show when she had to kiss her co-star Finn Wolfhard. At the young age of 16 she already has her own production company, her own skincare line and she is the youngest person to ever be appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She’s definitely on her way up.

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Quote two. “Winter is coming.” This quote comes from this series Game of Thrones. “Winter is coming” is the motto of house Stark. The first time this line was used was by Ned Stark, the head of house Stark. This role was played by English actor Sean Bean. Before Game of Thrones, Sean Bean was widely recognized for his role as Boromir on the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Bean has been married five times, has three kids and is even a grandfather. Sean Bean should not be confused with the quirky character Mr. Bean played by Rowan Atkinson. If you think that’s a ridiculous thing to say, it has actually happened multiple times when he’s received fan mail meant for the other Bean. And who would have guessed that this tough guy is afraid of flying. Supposedly during the filming of The Fellowship of the Ring, he would hike to their shooting location instead of going by helicopter with the rest of the actors. And he was in full costume when he made the hike.

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Quote three. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” This line comes from the show Friday Night Lights. Coach Eric Taylor says this line. Eric Taylor is played by actor Kyle Chandler. Unlike most shows, Friday Night Lights was filmed on location. The only thing made for the show was the locker room. All five seasons were filmed in the Austin, Texas area. Peter Berg the executive producer required that the show be filmed in Texas. It has been reported that the actors never rehearsed their roles. They just went for it. The producers wanted the acting to be authentic. Actor Kyle Chandler and his family must have liked Texas because they left their Los Angeles home and bought 33 acres in Dripping Springs, Texas, where he’s even been a volunteer firefighter.

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Quote four. “No soup for you.” Well, this line comes from the sitcom Seinfeld, and it is said by the Soup Nazi. Actor Larry Thomas played the Soup Nazi on the popular show. The character was inspired by a real life soup vendor in New York City. Supposedly the vendor made it known that he was quite offended, saying the whole Soup Nazi thing ruined his life and he demanded an apology. However, something good did come out of the Soup Nazi character. Actor Larry Thomas has used his celebrity status to help homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Larry Thomas was nominated for an Emmy Award for his guest performance on the show.

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Quote five. “Rut Roh!” This quote was actually heard on two different shows. The very first show was The Jetsons and the second show was Scooby Doo. On The Jetsons it was said by the dog Astro. On Scooby Doo, it was said by Scooby himself. Both Astro and Scooby were Great Danes. Don Messick was the voice actor for both Astro and Scooby. Astro from 1962 to 1963, and Scooby from 1969 to 1996. Over the years, he voiced many characters in over 100 programs. When he was a young teenager, he taught himself the art of ventriloquism where he learned to do many of his voices. In 1944 when drafted into the Army, he took along his ventriloquist dummy and entertained the troops.

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Well, that’s the end of our Trivia Rewind bonus episode. I hope you had fun and learned something new. Please subscribe and leave a positive review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen. And visit us online at triviarewind.com where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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“You’re Killin’ Me Smalls!”

Do you know what movie the line “You’re killin’ me Smalls” is from? That’s just one of the quotes found in this episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. I’ll give you five popular quotes from movies and you’ll guess which movie each line is from. After the answers, I’ll give you some fun facts.  On this episode, it’s all about ad-libbed lines, disappearing fish and inside jokes on the movie set.  All of this in five minutes! Challenge your friends and see who can guess first. After listening, please leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks!

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Don’t look below unless you’ve already listened to the episode because you’ll find the answers below.


Trivia Rewind – Midweek Movie Quotes – You’re Killin’ Me Smalls

Debi Jenkins  0:04  
Hello there Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins your host. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. Here’s how it works. I’ll read you five quotes from movies. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and a few quick facts about each of those movies. Are you ready to play? 

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Here’s quote one. “That’ll do pig that’ll do.”

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 Quote two. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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Quote three. “You’re killin’ me, Smalls.” 

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Quote four. “Just keep swimming.”

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Quote five. “Hasta la vista, baby.” 

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All right, those were our five quotes. Let’s go back and see how you did. 

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The first quote was, “that’ll do pig, that’ll do.” That is from the movie Babe. Farmer Hoggett says this line to Babe the pig in the 1990 film Babe. Farmer Hoggett is played by actor James Cromwell. James Cromwell received an Oscar nomination for his role as farmer Hoggett. Because of the movie, he even became a vegetarian. In an article from the Vegetarian Times, he’s quoted as saying, “I decided that to be able to talk about this [movie] with conviction, I needed to become a vegetarian.” This film was nominated for seven Academy Awards. 

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Quote, two. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” That line came from Steven Spielberg’s hit Jaws. In the movie, Sheriff Brody says this line to the character Quint. Roy Scheider played the role of Sheriff Brody. According to Scheider’s obituary, he ad-libbed the line. Supposedly, the line was kind of an inside joke among the cast and crew. A large barge was used to house all of the equipment for the movie and only a small boat was used to support it. People would tell their producers, “you’re gonna need a bigger boat” and whenever any problems would arise on set, that line would be used as a joke. So when Roy Scheider ad-libbed that line for the movie, imagine the laughs that must have produced among the rest of the cast and crew.

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Quote three. “You’re killin’ me Smalls.” Well, that line came from the 1993 coming of age sports comedy The Sandlot. Actor Patrick Renna plays the character Ham Porter in the movie, and he says this line to the character Scotty Smalls. This line was actually not in the script. It was improvised by Patrick Renna. In a Hollywood Reporter article, the director said that when the line is translated in Japanese, it’s equivalent to “Hurry up. My clothes are going out of style.” I guess you could say that line was lost in translation. Patrick Renna has his own YouTube variety show called You’re Killing me with Patrick Renna. He often features his co-stars from the movie.

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Quote four. “Just keep swimming.” This quote comes from Dory on the animated hit Finding Nemo. Dory uses this line with Marlin, Nemo’s father. The director of Finding Nemo, Andrew Stanton, well he also wrote the story. He even provided the voice for one of the characters in the movie. He was the voice of the turtle named Crush. After the movie, I’m sure you can guess what type of fish children became obsessed with? Yep, Clownfish. So much so that there was a 75% drop in the population of Clownfish in natural habitats, such as the ocean around the country Vanuatu.

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Quote five. “Hasta la vista baby.” This line comes from the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This phrase was made popular by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character known as the Terminator. It’s a Spanish phrase that means “until the next sighting.” Or in more general terms, “see you later.” When the movie was released, it was the highest grossing rated R movie of all time. It was also the most expensive movie ever made at the time of its release. 

Debi Jenkins  4:52  
And with that, we close out this Midweek Movie Quotes bonus episode of Trivia Rewind. I hope you had fun and learned something new. Please subscribe and leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen and visit us online at triviarewind.com, where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time with more Trivia Rewind.

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“Roads? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads!”

Do you know which movie the line “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” came from? That’s one of the quotes in this episode of Midweek Movie Quotes.

I’ll give you five popular quotes from movies and you’ll guess which movie each quote is from. Plus, get fun facts after each answer!  Flying cars, snow, villains…Get ready to have some fun. 

Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Don’t look below unless you’ve already listened to the episode because you’ll find the answers below.

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Trivia Rewind – Midweek Movie Quotes – Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads

Debi Jenkins  0:04  
Well hello there Trivia Rewind listeners. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. I hope you’ve been having fun the last few weeks with these bonus episodes. Here’s how it works. I’ll read you five quotes from movies. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and a few quick facts about each movie. Are you ready to play? 

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Here’s quote one. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father Prepare to die.” 

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Quote two. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” 

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Quote three. “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

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Quote four. “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.”

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 And quote five. “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.”

Debi Jenkins  1:09  
 Those are our five quotes for this week. Let’s go back and see how you did. 

Debi Jenkins  1:16  
Quote one. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Well, this well known movie line is from the movie The Princess Bride. This line was said by actor Mandy Patinkin as character Inigo Montoya, a Spanish fencer. Mandy Patinkin has told people this was his favorite movie role. Patinkin attended Juilliard and actor Kelsey Grammer was a classmate of his.

Debi Jenkins  1:52  
Quote two. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” This memorable line came from the 1985 movie Back to the Future. In the movie, Dr. Emmett Brown, the inventor of the time machine, says this to Marty McFly. This line occurs at the very end of the film when Doc says he’s going to take Marty to the year 2015. Well, unfortunately, in 2015, we still needed roads. Flying cars were not the thing. 

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Quote three. “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” Well, this famous quote comes from the 1946 Classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Little Zuzu Bailey says this to her father at the end of the movie when a bell on the Christmas tree rings. Young Actress Carolyn Grimes play the role of Zuzu Bailey, daughter to Jimmy Stewart’s character, George. Here’s an interesting little fact. The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards. It won a Technical Achievement award at the Oscars for the development of a new method of simulating falling snow on Motion Picture sets. Well, I guess someone had to know how to do it. And we thank the special effects team at RKO for their award winning achievement. 

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Quote four. “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.” Well, I sure wouldn’t want to be the guest of that dinner party because that movie quote comes from the thriller, The Silence of the Lambs. The character Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins says this line to Clarice Starling played by actress Jodie Foster. This movie really cleaned it up at the Academy Awards. It took home five Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. In the year 2003 the American Film Institute gave the character Hannibal Lecter the honor of being named the greatest villain in American cinema.

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And quote five. “I am serious and don’t call me Shirley” Well this line comes from the movie Airplane and it said by Dr. Rumack portrayed by actor Leslie Nielsen. Leslie Nielsen saw a boost in his career after this movie. Actor Leslie Nielsen was born in Canada, and even enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the movie airplane, his roles took a turn towards slapstick comedy. Even in death, Leslie Nielsen left a bit of humor. On his tombstone are the words “Let Er Rip”  a reference to his favorite practical joke, a portable hand-controlled fart machine. 

Debi Jenkins  5:03  
And with that we close out this Midweek Movie Quotes bonus episode of Trivia Rewind. I hope you had fun and learned something new. Please subscribe and leave a positive review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen. And visit us online at triviarewind.com, where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening. And I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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“You Gonna Eat Your Tots?”

Do you know what movie the “You gonna eat your tots?” line came from? That’s one of the quotes you’ll find in this episode of Midweek Movie Quotes.

Midweek Movie Quotes is becoming a favorite five minute break for many. All it takes is five minutes to hear the five quotes and fun facts. Challenge your friends and see who can be first to guess correctly.

Here is the transcript from this episode. Spoiler alert! Don’t look below unless you’ve already listened to the episode because you’ll find the answers below.

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You Gonna Eat Those Tots? – Midweek Movie Quotes

Debi Jenkins 0:03
Hey there, Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins your host. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. Here’s how it works. I’m gonna read you five quotes from movies. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and a few quick facts about each of the movies. Are you ready to play?

Debi Jenkins 0:27
Here’s quote one. “You can’t handle the truth.”

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Quote two. “I volunteer as tribute.”

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Quote, three. “You gonna eat your tots?”

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Quote four. “There’s no place like home.”

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Quote five. “Put some Windex on it.”

Debi Jenkins 0:55
Well, those were our five quotes. Were they easy? Let’s go back and see if you had the correct guess. Quote one was, “you can’t handle the truth.” That quote was from the movie A Few Good Men. Jack Nicholson’s character Colonel Jessup said this line to Tom Cruise’s character. Imagine this. The screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, he wrote down most of his ideas about the film on cocktail napkins while he had a bartending job. He would then go home and take all the cocktail napkins out of his pockets and type up the words on his computer. Sorkin was nominated for a Golden Globe for his screenplay. I may never look at a cocktail napkin the same again.

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Quote two. “I volunteer as tribute.” This quote is said by Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen in the movie Hunger Games. The Hunger Games was based on a book series of the same name. Fans were so excited for the film that at one point, Fandango reported selling 17 Hunger Games tickets per second. Fans of the book series were not too happy when they found out that Jennifer Lawrence was cast in the lead role. They were upset because she had blonde hair. In the book series, the way the author described the character had many fans thinking that the character was biracial and surely not blonde. But hair dye easily fixed that problem, and they gave her brown hair.

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Quote three. “You gonna eat your tots.?” This quote is said by Napoleon in the movie Napoleon Dynamite. He is at lunch talking with his friend Pedro, played by actor Efren Ramirez. Jon Heder plays the lead role of Napoleon. Would you believe that originally he was only paid $1,000 for his part? This was an independent film that originally started out as a short film. They had no idea how big of a hit this movie would become. Thankfully, Heder was able to renegotiate his compensation. Recently, there were talks that a sequel is in the works. We’ll see what happens with that, but I know fans everywhere would be excited.

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Quote four. “There’s no place like home.” This quote is said by Judy Garland’s character Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Near the end of the movie, Dorothy taps the heels of her red ruby slippers three times and says this line. Did you know that in The Wizard of Oz book Dorothy’s slippers are silver? In the movie they are red because the studio thought red would look better in Technicolor. Technicolor was the most widely used color process for movies back when Wizard of Oz was being filmed. The Oz sequences were filmed in what was called three strip Technicolor. Some have asked if the Wizard of Oz was originally shot in black and white and the answer is no. If you grew up watching it on a black and white TV, then that may be why you think it was shot in black and white.

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And quote five. “Put some Windex on it.” That quote is from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It is said by the character Gus played by Michael Constantine. The character believes that Windex can heal any ailment. Did you know that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were two of the movie’s producers? In 2020, both Hanks and Wilson officially became Greek citizens when they received their Greek passports. In 2019, their family became honorary Greek citizens. Rita Wilson is part Greek and Tom Hanks is a Greek Orthodox convert. Not only did they produce My Big Fat Greek Wedding and its sequel, they produced the Greek themed movie Mamma Mia and its sequel.

Debi Jenkins 5:02
Well that’s it for our bonus episode Midweek Movie Quotes. I hope you had fun and learned something new to go along with the memorable quotes. Make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and visit us online at triviarewind.com for links to our social media sites. I’d love it if you’d leave a positive review on Apple podcasts. Thanks for listening to Trivia Rewind. And I’ll be back next time with more trivia.

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