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Author:  I Love the 80s! [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:41 am ]
Post subject:  Decades '17 - Day 9

Decades '17 - Day 9
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!


COMING & GOING


1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)

Name the network. (2 points)


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

Name the song. (3 points)

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)


Total points: 34

Author:  BackInTex [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Decades '17 - Day 9
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!


COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)
Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)
Dan Ratherbiased

Name the network. (2 points)
CBS

TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)
Issace Hayes

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)
S.W.A.T. and Shaft

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)
Lady Diana and Prince Charles

ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.


Name the movie. (3 points)
Can't Buy Me Love

Name the song. (3 points)
I'm All Out Of Love

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)
Anthony Michael Hall

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)
Buddy

Total points: 34

Author:  ShamelessWeasel [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING
Name the outgoing newsman. Walter Cronkite
Name the incoming newsman. Dan Rather
Name the network. CBS

TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS
NOPE

LOVE & MARRIAGE
Name this now-divorced royal couple. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

ACTORS & LINES
Name the movie. Say Anything
Name the song. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Name the actor who holds up the boombox. John Cusack
Super geek bonus: Name the character. Lloyd Dobler

Author:  PanicinDetroit [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)WALTER CRONKITE

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)DAN RATHER

Name the network. (2 points)CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)MIKE POST

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)MAGNUM PI, HILL STREET BLUES

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)ANDREW AND SARAH FERGUSON


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)SAY ANYTHING

Name the song. (3 points)IN YOUR EYES

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)LLOYD DOBLER

Author:  frogman042 [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I Love the 80s! wrote:
Decades '17 - Day 9
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!


COMING & GOING


1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)
Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)
Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points)
CBS

TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)
Henry Mancini which is of course wrong

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)
Miami Vice and
Hill Street Blues

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)
Prince Andrew
Sarah Fergison


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)
Say Anything

Name the song. (3 points)
In Your Eyes

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)
John Cussak

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)
Buster Poindexter

Total points: 34

Author:  Catfish [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)
Walter Cronkite
Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)
Dan Rather
Name the network. (2 points)
CBS


1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)
Prince Edward and Sarah Ferguson


Name the movie. (3 points)
Say Anything
Name the song. (3 points)

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)
John Cusack
Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)

Author:  T_Bone0806 [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Decades '17 - Day 9
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!


COMING & GOING


1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)

Walter Cronkite


Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)

Dan Rather


Name the network. (2 points)

CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)

Mike Post


Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)

Hill Street Blues, ?????


Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)

Prince Andrew and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

Say Anything


Name the song. (3 points)

In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel


Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

John Cusack


Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)

Accchhh! I know it was Lloyd something that started with a "D"...Lloyd Dobbins?



Total points: 34

Author:  T_Bone0806 [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Well, I was close...Dobbins (Dobyns according to the search I just did)...was a news guy. I guess that's why the name jumped out. I knew it was Lloyd D.... at least. Close but no Dutch Master..

Author:  BackInTex [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler: For Tbone
T_Bone0806 wrote:
Well, I was close...Dobbins (Dobyns according to the search I just did)...was a news guy. I guess that's why the name jumped out. I knew it was Lloyd D.... at least. Close but no Dutch Master..


Little known ,very little known,, probably known only by me fact: His friends called him "Buddy". :)

Author:  franktangredi [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
[COMING & GOING[/b]

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)
WALTER CRONKITE

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)
DAN RATHER

Name the network. (2 points)
CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)
MIKE POST

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)
S.W.A.T.?
BARETTA?

LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)
PRINCE ANDREW & SARAH FERGUSON


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)
SAY ANYTHING

Name the song. (3 points)
IN YOUR EYES

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)
JOHN CUSACK

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)
LLOYD

Author:  littlebeast13 [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points) - Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points) - Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points) - CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each) - Mike Post

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each) - Hill Street Blues for sure and Magnum PI?

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each) - Donald and Ivana Trump


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points) - Say Anything

Name the song. (3 points) - In Your Eyes

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points) - John Cusack?

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points) - Johnny Boombox (I think that would make a swell name for this character. That is what you wanted us to do, right? Give him a name?)

Author:  jarnon [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points) Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points) Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points) CBS


LOVE & MARRIAGE


1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each) Prince Andrew and Fergie

Author:  triviawayne [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

coming & going

cronkite
rather
cbs


TV shows & theme songs

mike post
hill street blues
magnum, pi


love & marriage

fergie & ?

actors & lines

say anything
your eyes
stiller

Author:  elwoodblues [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING[/b]

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points) Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points) Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points) CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each) Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points) Say Anything

Name the song. (3 points) I'll guess In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel.

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points) John Cusack

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)


Total points: 34

Author:  kroxquo [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points) Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points) Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points) CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each) Mike Post

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each) Hill Street Blues and Magnum PI

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each) Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

Name the song. (3 points)

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points) John Cusack

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)


Total points: 34

Author:  mellytu74 [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)

WALTER CRONKITE

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)

DAN RATHER

Name the network. (2 points)

CBS

TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)

MIKE CURB

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)

THEME FROM SWAT. THEME FROM THE ROCKFORD FILES

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)

FERGIE AND THE ONE WHO ISN'T CHARLES

ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

SAY ANYTHING

Name the song. (3 points)

IN YOUR EYES

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

JOHN CUSACK

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)

LLOYD DOBLER

Author:  Earl the Squirrel [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I Love the 80s! wrote:
Decades '17 - Day 9
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!


COMING & GOING


1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)

Walter Cronkite

He was from Texas? Why did I think Wisconsin or someplace like that?

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)

Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points)

CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)

[b]Charlie Harper[/b]

I don't even remember a Rockford Files theme song, just the answering machine. Oooh! An answering machine, how hi-tech is Smooth Jim Rockford???

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)

Hill Street Blues
Magnum PI


Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show

Thanks for the hint, it at least gave me some something to try and make an educated guess. Hill Street Blues I think had a big deal theme and I know they were in 81 because I'd watch Cheers on my portable tv in my $225/mo apartment and then when I heard the HSB theme I knew it was time to go and make the donuts.... As for Magnum? He's the only early 80s detective I can think of (other than Simon & Simon and I can't remember their theme song). Scads of them in the 70s, but then everything went cops and lawyers.


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)

Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward and Sarah Margaret Ferguson

Why do I even remember that name crap? I'm just a sucker for royal weddings, I guess.

Fun Fact: Andrew and Sarah are practically living together these days and would probably get married again, except they don't want to incur the wrath of Prince Philip, who can't stand her.



ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

Say Anything

Name the song. (3 points)

In Your Eyes

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

John Cusack

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)

Dolby? Doppler? Something like that

Although if it was Doppler, shouldn't he have been playing Radar Love? Ha! And Dolby just because of the whole sound/boombox thing. I've never ever seen this stupid movie.


Total points: 34

Author:  Bob78164 [ Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler: Maybe some comic book questions?
COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points) Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points) Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points) CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each) Henry Mancini

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each) Hill Street Blues

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each) Sarah Ferguson and Edward


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

Name the song. (3 points)

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)
--Bob

Author:  Estonut [ Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

[Reveal] Spoiler: "I Love the 80s!"
Decades '17 - Day 9
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!


COMING & GOING


1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)
Walter Cronkite

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)
Dan Rather

Name the network. (2 points)
CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)
Mike Post

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)
Hill Street Blues & Hunter

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show


LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)
Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson


ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)
Say Anything

Name the song. (3 points)
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel - This was an awesome surprise to experience this song used in this way. NO ONE used PG songs in movies before this, except for "Birdy," which was another thing altogether, since PG did the score with Daniel Lanois.

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)
John Cusack

Super geek bonus: Name the character. (4 points)
Lloyd Dobyns - Wait - That was the co-anchor (w/Linda Ellerbee) of Overnight News, which followed the original Late Night with David Letterman show. - Lloyd Dobbler

Total points: 34

Author:  I Love Decades! [ Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Decades '17 - Day 9

Decades - Day 9 - answers/points
October 12, 2017

I Love the 80s!



COMING & GOING

1981
In March, a Texan known as "the most trusted man in America" signed off after 19 years as news anchor for a major network. Another Texan took over.

Name the outgoing newsman. (2 points)

Name the incoming newsman. (2 points)

Name the network. (2 points)

Walter Cronkite
Dan Rather
CBS


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

A prolific TV theme show composer charted three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 70s and 80s. His first was "The Rockford Files" in 1975.

Name the composer. (3 points each)

Name the other two TV theme songs that charted (one in 1981, the other 1982): (3 points each)

Hint: One was from a cop show, the other a detective show

Mike Post
"The Theme from Hill Street Blues" (#10, 1981)
"Theme from Magnum P.I." (#25, 1982)




LOVE & MARRIAGE

1986
A royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. The same day, the Queen dubbed him Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh.

Name this now-divorced royal couple. (3 points each)

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson



ACTORS & LINES

1989
A young man holds up a boombox playing a popular 80s song outside of a girl's bedroom window. The scene says it all.

Name the movie. (3 points)

Name the song. (3 points)

Name the actor who holds up the boombox. (3 points)

Super geek bonus: Name the character (4 points)


Say Anything...
In Your Eyes
John Cusack
Lloyd Dobler (I accepted just Lloyd since It didn't specify full name)


Total points: 34


Points:

panic ~~ 34 Perfect! (again)

tbone ~~ 31
esto ~~ 31
tangredi ~~ 28
earl ~~ 27
weasel ~~ 25
krox ~~ 24
frogman ~~ 24
lb ~~ 24
triviawayne ~~ 24
melly ~~ 22
elwood ~~ 21
catfish ~~ 18
Bob#s ~~ 18
BiT ~~ 12
jarnon 12

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