Thursday, September 28, 2006

Character Quiz IV

You all made short work of the last quiz, so here's a new one. I'd rate these as all fairly easy, but I'm working on some tougher ones for future quizzes.

As usual, extra credit for additional information beyond just identifying the character.

1. Archie the Bartender

2. Number one son

3. Mr. Peepers

4. Dr. Zarkov


At Thursday, September 28, 2006 6:32:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Archie's Place

Charlie Chans boy


Flash Gordon's nemesis

At Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:09:00 PM, Anonymous steveH said...

1. ?

2. Son of Charlie Chan, an American Chinese character popular in 1930s movies...even if generally played by a known asian actor like Sidney Greenstreet. Although Keye Luke played a similar character in some movies around the same time.

3. A 1940s-1950s milquetoast-esque movie character.

4. Flash Gordon's friend and go-to science guy, usually working against the Merciless Ming, ex-emperor of Mongo. (And boy, are some of those old serials dreadful, though not always bad enough to be good.)

At Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:12:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

CUG: Partial credit for Carrol O'Connor's sitcom where he's a bartender, but you need to go back 30 or 40 years for the Archie the Bartender I'm talking about.

Number One Son is Charlie Chan's son.

steveh: Good answer on Number One Son. Number two answer is weak, though. You nailed it solid on Dr. Zarkov!

At Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:14:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

steveH: I meant number 3 answer, not number two.

.....Mr. C.

At Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on folks.

Mr Peepers was played by Wally Cox, the bespecticled, crew-cut, clean-cut highschool science teacher in a mid-1950's sitcom. Sort of like a prehistoric Mr Kotter, but without Vinnie Barborino.

PS: Cox died of a heart attack apparently brought on by a sleeping pill overdose, in Los Angeles at the age of 48.

At Friday, September 29, 2006 8:26:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Wally Cox was a wonderful character actor, and appeared in an amazing number of shows.

I can't believe no one's got the first one right yet!

..... Mr. C.

At Friday, September 29, 2006 1:55:00 PM, Anonymous Rustmeister said...

Was that the bartender Jackie Gleason played on his show?

At Friday, September 29, 2006 9:29:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

OK, a small hint: Archie the bartender tends bar "where the elite meet to eat".

At Saturday, September 30, 2006 3:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. "Duffy's Tavern, where the elite meet to eat", the opening answer to the ringing telephone and voice over the theme(?) music, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". "Archie the manager speaking Duffy ain't here . . . Oh, Hello Duffy", completed the greeting.

It ran from '41 to '51 and was created by Ed Gardner the actor who played 'Archie'. Shirley Booth, Gardners real-life first wife played man crazy 'Miss Duffy'. Booth played the well known Hazel Burke live-in house keeper to the Baxters, on the long running TV sit com Hazel.


At Saturday, September 30, 2006 7:56:00 PM, Anonymous Fred said...

1. Archie the Bartender: Character of Jackie Gleason. Worked at _____'s Tavern and _____ was never in. The name of the tavern won't come to mind unless I cheat.

2. Number one son: Oldest son of Charlie Chan (fictional Chinese detective of movies)

3. Mr. Peepers: Title character of the television show of the same name. I never saw the show, so I don't remember much more.)

4. Dr. Zarkov: Flash Gordon's technical wizard. From the comics and later, movie serials. The serials were on TV in the 60's. Buster Crabbe played Flash Gordon. I don't recall who played the other characters.

At Saturday, September 30, 2006 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

I didn't realize ther were so many bartenders named Archie! Tommygun got the right Archie, and gets extra credit for additional information. Good answers!!

Next quiz will be up tomorrow.

....... Mr. C.

At Sunday, October 01, 2006 7:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Lambchop the original sock puppet, was the inspiration of Shari Lewis first appeared on TV's Captain Kangaroo in 1957. Shari and Lambchop had their own show for a number of years in the '60's and went on to even more fame on PBS as a 5 time Emmy winner. Sadly, Sheri passed from uterine cancer in 1998. Lambchop lives on through Sheri's daughter Mallory.

2. The Beanry? or Joe E. Ross the actor who played the part on Car 54 Where are You? I never watched that show.

3. Wow!, your dredging up some dim memories. Buffalo Bob Smith, Howdy Doody and Phineas T. Buster are some of the other characters clinging to the cob webs.

4. You had Rochester of Jack Benny fame on last week and now you have Benny's 'announcer' Don Winslow, or was it Don Wilson?

I think you should put this exercise on topic like Floating Chamber. A facinating story of the inventor. There was even a movie staring Jimmy Stewart, it plays occasionally on late nite tv.



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