Saturday, September 23, 2006

Character Quiz III

Here's the latest quiz to identify fictitious personalities from early radio and television. These vary from pretty easy to fairly hard, so have at it, and leave your guesses and additional info in the comments!

1. Mr. Conklin

2. Rochester

3. Lamont Cranston

4. Senator Beauregard Claghorn

There you go!

Note: Eddie in Ireland suggested some characters for future quizzes, and one of the above four was indirectly part of his suggestions.


At Saturday, September 23, 2006 10:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Our Miss Brooke principally.

2. Jack Bennys straight man(who got all the laughs)

3. Only the shadow knows what evil lurks in the heart of a gun grabber.

4. The inspiration of a chicken! "That's a joke, son."


At Saturday, September 23, 2006 11:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems I can't spell nor follow directions completely.

1. Our Miss Brooks Principally played by Gale Gordon.

2. Jack Bennys straight man(who got all the laughs) AKA Eddie Anderson began as a pullman porter and became Benny's manservant/nanny/butler/valet. Mel Blanc of Bugs Bunny fame (among others) also played on the show.

3. Only the Shadow knows what evil lurks in the heart of a gun grabber. Played by alec baldwin in the 1994 movie. The chacater first appeared on radio in the very early '30's given his own show in '36 and voiced by Orson Wells, then by Bill Johnstone and Brett Morrison to 1954.

4. The inspiration for a chicken, 'Foghorn Leghorn'! "That's a joke, son." Played by Kenny Delmar in the "Allens Alley" segment on the 'The Fred Allen' radio show.

Here's one for you: A cartoon character first appeared in 1957 and wore a funnel for a hat. Extra credit for his ever-faithful companion's full name, bonus points for the chief villain and associated tag line.


At Sunday, September 24, 2006 2:46:00 PM, Blogger trainer said...

Tom Terrific wore the funnel. And the villian was Crabby Appleton (Rotten to the Core). Mighty Manfred was his canine sidekick.

My kids loved it.

At Sunday, September 24, 2006 2:49:00 PM, Blogger trainer said...

Here's one for you.

Prior to Tom Terrific there was a cartoon charactor that only used sound effects for words. He even had his own show in '56.

At Sunday, September 24, 2006 2:50:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Man, you guys are GOOD! I better come up with some tougher ones for the next quiz!

...... Mr. C.

At Monday, September 25, 2006 5:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to ask these questions:

1) Who remembers what flavors Bonomo Turkish Taffy came in?

2) Anyone besides me who used to munch on Sen-Sen?


At Monday, September 25, 2006 9:32:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

BJB: I think I know that one, Gerald McBoingBoing! I even remember there being a phonograph record of him.

....... Mr. C.

At Tuesday, October 03, 2006 1:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonomo's Turkish Taffy: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
Sen-Sen - a very dear (and elderly) lady who'd been my piano teacher and sat nearby in the church choir always had Sen-Sen. Side note: she was Ethel Ward, David Cassidy's maternal grandmother. OldeForce


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