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Decades '17 - Day 16
October 23, 2017

Grand Finale!

COMING & GOING


Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)

Name the original host. (3 points)

Name the new host. (3 points)

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)

Name the TV detective. (3 points)

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)


Total points: 48

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COMING & GOING[/b]

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points) Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve
Name the original host. (3 points) Dick Clark
Name the new host. (3 points) Ryan Seacrest
Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points) Regis Philbin

WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points) Graceland
Name the baseball guy. (3 points) Bill Veeck

TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points) Needs more cowbell
Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points) Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points) Christopher Walken
Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points) Will Ferrell

BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each) Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner

WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points) The Eagles
Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points) NOPE

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.

Name the more common title for this document. (3 points) The Pentagon Papers
Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points) Daniel Ellsburg

KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points) NOPE
Name the TV detective. (3 points) Ellery Queen
Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points) Jim Hutton

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[Reveal] Spoiler: "I Love Decades!"
Decades '17 - Day 16
October 23, 2017

Grand Finale!

COMING & GOING


Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Name the original host. (3 points)
Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points)
Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)
Regis


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)
Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)
Bill Veeck


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)
"more cowbell"

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)
Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)
Will Ferrell


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)
Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)
Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)
The Long Road


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)
The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)
Daniel Ellsberg


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)
King Crimson

Name the TV detective. (3 points)
Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)
Robert Stack


Total points: 48

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Thanks for the game even if I only played occasionaly.
COMING & GOING
Name the show. Dick Clark's Rockin new Years Eve
Name the original host. Dick Clark
Name the new host. Ryan Seacrest
Bonus: Nope

WILL & GRACE
1986
Name the album. Graceland
Name the baseball guy. Bill Veeck

TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS
2000
Name the catchphrase. "More Cowbell"
Name the band and song used in the sketch. Blue oyster Cult - Don;t fear the reaper
Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. Christopher Walken
Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. Will Farrell

BEFORE & AFTER
2010s
Name them. Bruce Jenner / Caitlyn Jenner

WORDS & MUSIC
1994
Name the band. The Eagles
Bonus: Nope

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
1971
Name the more common title for this document. The Pentagon Papers
Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. Daniel Ellsburg

KINGS & QUEENS
1975
Name the band. King Crimson
Name the TV detective. Ellery Queen
Bonus: Nope


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Thanks for taking the time and effort to host the game.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)DICK CLARK'S ROCKIN' NEW YEARS EVE

Name the original host. (3 points)DICK CLARK

Name the new host. (3 points)RYAN SEACREST

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)REGIS??


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)GRACELAND

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)BILL VEECK


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)MORE COWBELL

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)DON'T FEAR THE REAPER BY BLUE OYSTER CULT

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)WILL FERRELL


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)BRUCE/CAITLYN JENNER


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)THE EAGLES

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)THE PENTAGON PAPERS

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)DANIEL ELLSBERG


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)KING CRIMSON

Name the TV detective. (3 points)ELLERY QUEEN

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)JIM HUTTON


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[Reveal] Spoiler:
Decades '17 - Day 16
October 23, 2017

Grand Finale!

It's World Series Week! In support of our team, my answers, right and wrong, will be in the team color. Go Astros!

COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)

Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve

Name the original host. (3 points)
Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points)
Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)
Regis Philbin

WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)
Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)
William Wrigley


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)
We need more cowbell!

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)
Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)
Will Ferrell


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)
Bruce & "Caitlyn" Jenner

WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)
The Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)


Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)
Pink Floyd

Name the TV detective. (3 points)
Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)


Total points: 48

Thanks for playing Decades '17!

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points) - Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve

Name the original host. (3 points) - Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points) - Ryan Seacrest?

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points) - Ed McMahon


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points) - Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points) - Bill Veeck


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points) - More Cowbell!

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points) - Blue Oyster Cult

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points) - Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points) - Will Farrell


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each) - Bruce and Caitlyn Jenner


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points) - Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points) - The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)

Name the TV detective. (3 points)

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
I Love Decades! wrote:
Decades '17 - Day 16
October 23, 2017

Grand Finale!

COMING & GOING


Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)
Rockin' New Years Eve

Name the original host. (3 points)
Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points)
Frankie Valee

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)
Bob Eubanks

WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)
Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)
Will Wyn


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)
I need more cowbell

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)
Tomorrow Belongs To Me - Anita Bryant

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)
Christopher Walkin

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)
Will Farrell

BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)
Bruce / Kaytlin Jenner

WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)
The Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)
Soarin'

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)
The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)
Daniel Eisenberg

KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)
King Crimson

Name the TV detective. (3 points)
Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)
Jim Hutten

Total points: 48

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COMING & GOING[/b]

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)
NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE

Name the original host. (3 points)
DICK CLARK

Name the new host. (3 points)
??????
Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)
?????

WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)
GRACELAND

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)
?????


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)
MORE COWBELL!

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)
DON'T FEAR THE REAPER/BLUE OYSTER CULT

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)
?????

BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)
BRUCE JENNER/KAITLIN JENNER

WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)
THE EAGLES

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)
?????

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.
DANIEL ELLSBERG

Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)
PENTAGON PAPERS

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)
?????

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1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)
KING CRIMSON?

Name the TV detective. (3 points)
ELLERY QUEEN

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)
JIM HUTTON

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COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points) Rockin New Years Eve

Name the original host. (3 points) Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points) Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points) Joan Rivers


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points) Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points) Bill Veeck (As in wreck)


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points) More Cowbell

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points) Grand Funk - American Band

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points) Alec Baldwin

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points) Will Ferrell


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each) Bruce and Caitlyn Jenner


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points) Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points) Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points) King Crimson

Name the TV detective. (3 points) Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points) Jim Hutton


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Decades '17 - Day 16
October 23, 2017

Grand Finale!

COMING & GOING


Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve


Name the original host. (3 points)

Dick Clark


Name the new host. (3 points)

Ryan Seacrest (or one of his many clones)


Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)

REGIS!


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)

Graceland


Name the baseball guy. (3 points)

Bill Veeck



TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)

Various riffs on "MORE COWBELL!"


Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)

Blue Oyster Cult-"(Don't Fear) The Reaper)"


Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)

Christopher Walken


Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)

Will Ferrell



BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)

Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn Jenner



WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)

Eagles


Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)

Long Road Out Of Eden. It would've made a terrific SINGLE album....


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)

The Pentagon Papers


Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)

Daniel Ellsberg


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)

King Crimson. Strangely enough, both original singer/bassist Greg Lake and subsequent singer/bassist John Wetton passed away within a couple of months of each other less than a year ago, Lake preceding Wetton as he did in Crimson. .


Name the TV detective. (3 points)

Ellery Queen


Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)

If memory serves, it was Jim Hutton


Total points: 48

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points) New Year's Rocking Eve

Name the original host. (3 points) Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points) Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points) More cowbell!

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points) Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each) Bruce Jenner & Caitlin Jenner


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS


1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points) The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points) Daniel Ellsberg


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)

Name the TV detective. (3 points) Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)


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

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)
Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve

Name the original host. (3 points)
Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points)
Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)
Regis Philbin

WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)
Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)
William "Bill" Veeck


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)
More Cowbell

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)
Blue Oyster Cult, Don't Fear the Reaper

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)
Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)
Will Ferrell

BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)
Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner

WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)
The Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)
Nope


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)
Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)
Daniel Ellsberg

KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)
Nope.

Name the TV detective. (3 points)
Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)
Nope

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coming & going

New Year's Rockin Eve
Dick Clark
Ryan Seacrest
bonus: Regis Philbin


will & grace

graceland
williams


tv shows & theme songs

needs more cowbell
blue oyster cult, don't fear the reaper
christopher walken
will ferrell


before & after

bruce & katilyn jenner


words & music

eagles
hell freezes over


awards & achievements

?
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kings & queens

king chrimson
ellery queen
david jansen


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[Reveal] Spoiler:
Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)
New Year's Rockin' Eve

Name the original host. (3 points)
Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points)
Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)
1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.
The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)
Graceland
Name the baseball guy. (3 points)
Bill Veeck

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.
Name the catchphrase. (3 points)
Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)
Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)
Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)
Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."
Name the band. (3 points)
Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)
The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)
Daniel Ellsberg

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".
A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.
Name the band. (3 points)

Name the TV detective. (3 points)
Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)
Jim Hutton


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Thank you for the games!

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Grand Finale!

COMING & GOING[/b]

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points) New Year's Rockin' Eve

Name the original host. (3 points) Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points) Ryan Seacrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points) Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points) Bill Veeck


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points) More Cowbell

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points) Blue Oyster Cult, Don't Fear The Reaper

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points) Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points) Will Ferrell


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each) Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points) I'll guess Steely Dan.

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points) Two Against Nature


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points) Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points) King Crimson

Name the TV detective. (3 points)

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)


Total points: 48

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Decades '17 - Day 16
October 23, 2017
Grand Finale!

[Reveal] Spoiler:
COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Name the original host. (3 points)

Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points)

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)

Regis Philbin


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)

Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)

Bill Veeck


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)

I need more cowbell!

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)

Don't Fear the Reaper -- Blue Oyster Cult

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)

Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)

Will Ferrell

BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)

Caitlyn Jenner (Nee Bruce Jenner)

WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)

The Eagles

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.

Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)

The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points)

Daniel Ellsberg

KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)

King Something

Name the TV detective. (3 points)

Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)

Jim Hutton


Total points: 48

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COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points) New Year's Rockin' Eve

Name the original host. (3 points) Dick Clark

Name the new host. (3 points) Ryan Secrest

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points) Regis Philbin


WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points) Graceland

Name the baseball guy. (3 points) Bill Veeck


TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS


2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points) "More cowbells."

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points) Christopher Walken

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)


BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each) Bruce and Caitlin Jenner


WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points) Foreigner

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points) The Pentagon Papers

Name the award-winning analyst who discovered and released the study. (3 points) Daniel Ellsworth


KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.

Name the band. (3 points)

Name the TV detective. (3 points) Ellery Queen

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)
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Decades '17 - Day 16 answers/points
October 23, 2017

Grand Finale!



COMING & GOING

Beginning in 1972, a well-known TV personality hosted a live special on the final night of the year. He continued to host until he suffered a stroke in 2004. A co-host joined the original host the next year and continued until the original host's death in 2012. The new host is still there. (Got that?)

Name the show. (3 points)

Name the original host. (3 points)

Name the new host. (3 points)

Bonus: Who hosted on short notice on the last day of 2004 while the original host recuperated? (3 points)

New Year's Rockin' Eve
Dick Clark
Ryan Seacrest
Regis Philbin




WILL & GRACE

1986
An album by Paul Simon wins album of the year and record of the year at 1987 Grammys.

The former owner of the the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox (and true baseball legend) dies at the age of 71.

Name the album. (3 points)

Name the baseball guy. (3 points)

Graceland
Bill Veeck



TV SHOWS & THEME SONGS

2000
A famous sketch from Saturday Night Live featured a fictional music producer ('The' Bruce Dickinson) overseeing the recording of a popular 1976 rock song, which in turn featured fictional, overzealous musician Gene Frenkle. The sketch is considered of the greatest of all time and helped spawn a popular catchphrase.

Name the catchphrase. (3 points)

Name the band and song used in the sketch. (3 points)

Name the actor (the show's host) playing 'The' Bruce Dickinson. (3 points)

Name the SNL member playing Gene Frenkle. (3 points)


More cowbell (or some cowbell reference)
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
Christopher Walken
Will Ferrell



WORDS & MUSIC

1994
Fourteen years after a band member commented that they would play together again "when Hell freezes over," the band played together again and released a live album appropriately called "Hell Freezes Over."

Name the band. (3 points)

Bonus: Name the studio album this band released 13 years later, their first since 1979. (3 points)

Eagles
Long Road Out of Eden




BEFORE & AFTER

2010s
"He" was a former decathlon gold medal winner and reality TV star. "She" received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards. "They" are the same person.

Name them. (3 points each)

Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner




AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1971
A top secret study titled "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense" was discovered and released by a military analyst in 1971, first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times. He was awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize in 2004.


Name the more common title for this document. (3 points)

Name the award-winning analyst who released them. (3 points)

Pentagon Papers
Daniel Ellsberg




KINGS & QUEENS

1975
A British band consisting of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford released a live album in 1975 titled USA which included a nearly 9-minute version of their hit, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

A TV detective series reboot premiered in 1975. Each episode contained a "Challenge to the Viewer" with the detective breaking the fourth wall to go over the facts of the case and invite the audience to solve the mystery on their own, immediately before the solution was revealed.


Name the band. (3 points)

Name the TV detective. (3 points)

Bonus: Name the actor in the title role. (3 points)

Ellery Queen
King Crimson
Jim Hutton




Total points: 57

Thanks for playing Decades '17!

points:

tbone ~~ 57 Perfect!
panic ~~ 57 Perfect!


esto ~~ 54
triviawayne ~~ 52
krox ~~ 52
tangredi ~~ 52
earendel ~~ 51
AJ ~~ 48
melly ~~ 48
weasel ~~ 48
lb ~~ 39
frogman ~~ 39
elwood ~~ 39
Bob#s ~~ 39
BiT ~~ 39
catfish ~~ 33
jarnon ~~ 30


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