Complete the List writer's reference: the categories
Here, on a single page, are each of the six regular categories played in each episode of Complete the List. This is intended to be a reference to writers of future categories; by searching within this page, perhaps it'll be easier to answer a question that I've had more than once: "has this been done before?"
The six categories in Episode 50 were written by Ryan Vickers, Matthew Kimberlin, and Greg Peterson; Episode 70, in which Andy also was a contestant, was written by Jeremy Cahnmann; Episode 80, the James Bond themed game, was written by Andre Cormier (except Round 4, written by Andy). Otherwise, unless noted as a listener-submitted category, all categories were written by Andy Saunders.
ROUND 1: The Tools of Ignorance Is Bliss
Eighteen players whose primary position was catcher have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, including the 2017 induction. Name them.
ROUND 2: I Swear To God, This Is Not A Hamilton Category
Twenty-three people served as Vice President of the United States at some point in the 19th century. Name them.
ROUND 3: Yes, Some People Do Put Out a Book Every Two Months
In 2016, twenty-nine different people had a New York Times fiction best-seller (this includes co-authors). Name them.
ROUND 4: Land O' Large Lakes
Only seventeen lakes in North and Central America have a surface area of greater than 1,500 square miles (that's about 4,000 square kilometers). Name them.
ROUND 5: I Know That Place Biblically
There are fifteen specific places (that we would generally refer to being countries or cities) that were mentioned in the Bible (both Old and New Testament) at least 75 times. Name them.
ROUND 6: Weren't You Nominated Last Year?
There are twenty-four actors and actress who, over the course of their career, have received seven or more competitive acting Oscar nominations (in the four main acting categories). Name them.
ROUND 1: We've Got Chemistry
Give the full English name of any element that has a one-letter symbol.
ROUND 2: Blockbusters of Yesteryear
There were twenty-four films released between 1937 and 1960 that when, adjusting for ticket inflation to 2014 levels, grossed over $300 million in North America. Name them. (Ticket sales from all releases count toward a film's total.)
ROUND 3: The Year Was 1950
In 1950, there were 18 cities proper in the United States that had a population of greater than 500,000. Name them.
ROUND 4: The Dreaded Opera Category
According to Operabase, 19 composers have seen their collective works performed over 1,000 times over the past 5 opera seasons. Name them.
ROUND 5: Hoop It Up
Name an NBA player with 25,000 or more NBA points. (This is only the NBA; ABA totals are not included.)
ROUND 6: Views from the List
In 2016, thirty-one different artists had a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Name them.
ROUND 1: Arthur Nielsen's Television Scouts
Name an American prime time television series that has topped the end-of-season Nielsen ratings at least twice.
ROUND 2: The Bard's Making Him Talk Again?
Twenty different characters have 600 or more lines in a single Shakespeare play. Name them.
ROUND 3: Directors Not Named Alan Smithee
Twenty-two film directors had at least two of their films make the AFI's 2007 list of the top 100 films of all time (the AFI's second Top 100 list). Name them.
ROUND 4: You'll Be Seeing These in 2018
There are fifteen different sport disciplines that take place at the Winter Olympics. Name them.
(For example, a sport would be swimming, a discipline would be synchronized swimming, and an event would be pairs synchronized swimming.)
ROUND 5: The Soviets Had Many Stans
There are fifteen current countries (United Nations members) who used to be a part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Name them.
ROUND 6: Not Elvis Costello
Name an Elvis Presley song that, over the course of his career, went to No. 1 or No. 2 on Billboard's pop charts (either the Hot 100 or a predecessor).
ROUND 1: Daytime Happenings
Name a television series that has won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
ROUND 2: God Save the King (or Queen)
Name a name that has been used by an undisputed King or Queen of England since the Battle of Hastings.
ROUND 3: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Category
Name any Disney animated feature film - that is, a film from Walt Disney Animation Studios - released prior to 1975.
ROUND 4: Since I Was Born
[Andy Saunders] was born on September 12, 1983. Name a team that has won a Stanley Cup in [his] lifetime.
ROUND 5: Panama Is a Hat
Name any country with land on the mainland of South America.
ROUND 6: Wordful Sketches by Boz
Name a published work by Charles Dickens that is generally considered to be either a novel or a novella.
ROUND 1: On Both Sides of the Pond
Name a Beatles song that went to either No. 1 or No. 2 in both the United States and United Kingdom.
ROUND 2: Since Gladiator
Name a film that has been released since January 1, 2001 and won the Oscar for Best Picture.
ROUND 3: This Time, It's a Board Game Category
Name a board game that is part of Games Magazine's Games Hall of Fame.
(The general criteria are that it has been in continuous print, has been out at least ten years, and has a very high standard of quality.)
ROUND 4: They Wrote Really Well
Name someone who represents either the United States or the United Kingdom (according to the Nobel committee) and who has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
ROUND 5: Papal Pandemonium
Name a name that has been used at least five times as a papal name by a pope of the Catholic Church.
ROUND 6: Hamilton Is Not Part of This Category, Yet
Name any Broadway musical that has had a run of longer than 3,000 shows on Broadway.
ROUND 1: Younger than I Am
Emma Stone is 28 years old. Name an actress who won the Oscar for Best Actress before their 28th birthday.
ROUND 2: On Such a Winter's Day
Name a California city with a population of greater than 250,000.
ROUND 3: Great Brits
In 2015, the BBC released a list of the 100 greatest British novels. Name any author who had at least two novels on that list.
ROUND 4: Sadly, Firefly Would Not Make This List
Name an American prime time scripted television series has both aired at least one first-run episode since January 1, 2005, and has aired more than 200 total episodes.
ROUND 5: There Really Should Be at Least 50 in This List, but There Isn't
Name a current female United States Senator.
ROUND 6: Swizzle Sticks
Name a song that Taylor Swift has charted inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 music chart.
ROUND 1: Geography AF
Name a United Nations member whose English language name begins with an "A" or an "F."
ROUND 2: Do You Want to Win a Snowman?
Name a film that has won at least eight Academy Awards.
ROUND 3: Two Decades in Power
Name any current United States Senator who has served for more than twenty years in the Senate.
ROUND 4: Six and a Quarter Miles
Name an NFL running back with at least 11,000 career rushing yards.
ROUND 5: In the 1990s, We Said Farewell
Name any American television series whose series finale aired in the 1990s and had at least 20,000,000 viewers for the finale.
ROUND 6: Quintessentially '80s
VH1 put out a list of the 100 greatest one-hit wonders of the '80s. Name any of the top 20 songs from this list.
ROUND 1: Know Your Canada
Name any of the fifteen most populous census metropolitan areas in Canada, as per Canada's 2016 census.
ROUND 2: Science
Name an element on the periodic table that is considered to be a pnictogen, chalcogen, or halogen - that is, IUPAC groups 15 through 17.
ROUND 3: They Can Shred
In 2011, Rolling Stone released a list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Name anyone who made the top twenty on their list.
ROUND 4: Oft-Used Descriptors
According to the Oxford English Corpus in 2011, name any of the twenty most commonly used adjectives in the English language.
ROUND 5: There Were Just Three Networks Back Then
Name an American primetime television series that finished in the top five in the Nielsen ratings at some point between 1970 and 1980.
ROUND 6: The Landlord's CategoryListener-submitted by David Kendall.
Name a property on a standard American Monopoly board that one may build houses and/or hotels on.
ROUND 1: My Name is Andy, and I'm 17th
According to the Social Security Administration, Andrew was the seventeenth most popular baby name, male or female, in the United States in the 1980s. Give any of the sixteen names more popular than Andrew. (Twelve of these are male names, and four are female.)
ROUND 2: They Started to Rock
In 2014, Billboard magazine released its top twenty hits of the 1960s, as per the Hot 100. Name a musical artist (solo artist or band) that had at least one song in Billboard's top twenty.
ROUND 3: I Swear to God, This Is Not a Hamilton Category, Part IIListener-submitted by Ben Wiles.
Name a musical not named Hamilton that was nominated for a Tony Award in any category at the 70th Tony Awards (presented in 2016).
ROUND 4: Tens of Millions of People
Name a country which has land in some part of Europe had has a population of at least 10,000,000 people. (The boundaries of Europe will be generously interpreted.)
ROUND 5: They Keep Going Back There
Name a country which has hosted the Olympic Games, either Summer or Winter, more than once (through 2016).
ROUND 6: The Best of the 20th Century
In 1999, the American Film Institute listed the top twenty-five male and the top twenty-five female film stars. Name any female film star on the AFI's list.
ROUND 1: They're Wizards, Mostly
At 493, Cornelius Fudge is the 21st most often mentioned character by name in the Harry Potter series of books (the main seven). Name any character mentioned more often.
ROUND 2: Disco Disco Duck
In 2014, Billboard magazine released its top twenty hits of the 1970s, as per the Hot 100. Name a musical act that had at least one song in the top twenty.
ROUND 3: Try to Spell This OutListener-submitted by Ben Wiles.
Name one of the most common non-English languages, in various forms, cited as a language of origin at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, containing at least twenty words between 1996 and 2014. (For example, Old English and Middle English would both count as English.)
ROUND 4: You Might Have Watched These People When You Were Sick
Name a person who was won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, an award first presented in 1974.
ROUND 5: Black Gold, Texas TeaListener-submitted by Jay Johnson.
Name a country which is a member of OPEC.
ROUND 6: Hey, Alexa! Hey, Alexa!
According to Alexa's web rankings, name any of the twenty most visited websites in the United States, as of July 12, 2017.
ROUND 1: You Knew There Would Be a Poison Category
Name an un-evolved Generation 1 or Generation 2 Pokémon character that is of "poison" type (at least partially). Giving the evolved version will count, but takes the un-evolved version off the table.
(Further clarification: the source for this list is Pokémon Go, so if a Pokémon gained the poison type in a later generation, it will count for the purposes of this question.)
ROUND 2: The Association
Name a current NBA franchise that has existed since at least 1967-68, and thus has played at least fifty seasons in either the NBA or the ABA.
ROUND 3: Twelve Figures or More
Name a Fortune 500 company with revenues of at least $100 billion, per the most recent Fortune 500 list.
ROUND 4: Up in the Sky
Name an astrological sign of the Western zodiac.
ROUND 5: They Made Us Laugh… A Lot
Name any television series that has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series more than once.
ROUND 6: But I'm Evil
Name any of the top twenty villains from AFI's 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains list. The list was released in 2003. No. 22 was the Terminator, and No. 21 was Mrs. Iselin from The Manchurian Candidate.
ROUND 1: Some Have Been Around Since 1872
Name any U.S. National Park that received one million or more recreational visitors in the year 2016.
ROUND 2: Great Classic TV Episodes
Name a television series which placed at least one episode inside the top twenty of TV Guide's 1997 list of the greatest television episodes of all time.
ROUND 3: Chemistry AF
Name an element on the periodic table whose chemical symbol (NOT its name) begins with an "A" or an "F."
ROUND 4: One of the Giants of American Letters
Name a work by John Steinbeck that has been classified as either a novel or a novella.
ROUND 5: Someone Has Done This Eighteen Times
Name anyone who has hosted the Academy Awards at least twice.
ROUND 6: The Above Joke Was Ruined on July 15 - Thank You, Switzerland!
Name a male or female tennis player that has won at least seven Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era.
ROUND 1: Giant Countries of Letters
Name a country which has been considered the home country of multiple Nobel laureates in Literature. ("Home country" is taken to mean "country of residence, according to the Nobel committee at the time of their award.")
ROUND 2: A Wakko Version of AmericaListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a U.S. state capital that is also its state's most populous city. (Please give city and state.)
ROUND 3: Two of These Answers Will Be Happy on September 17
Name a series that has been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series or Outstanding Drama Series for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be presented on September 17, 2017.
ROUND 4: They're Good Cars, Brent
Name a car that has been awarded Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 2000 or later.
ROUND 5: Relegated to the History Books
Name a losing major party U.S. presidential candidate (one who finished second in the Electoral College) in the last fifty years.
ROUND 6: Still Awaiting Their First
Name a current National Football League franchise that has never won a Super Bowl.
ROUND 1: Going to the Movies
Name a movie that has won the Oscar for Best Picture whose name beings with "the."
ROUND 2: Drain the Swamp in Your Mind
Name any member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet, excluding Trump himself, as of July 31, 2017.
ROUND 3: The Pinnacle of Music, Recently
Name a music act (solo artist, group, or duet) that has won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year since Lauryn Hill did so in 1999.
ROUND 4: I Was Told There Would Be No Baseball
Tony Romo is 21st on the all-time list with 248 career National Football League touchdown passes. Name any NFL quarterback with more.
ROUND 5: Not from the Sky
Name an animal that is used as a part of the Chinese zodiac.
ROUND 6: Billy Shakes
Name a Shakespeare play in the First Folio which is considered to be a comedy.
ROUND 1: The Best Songs of the Early '80s
In 2014, Billboard magazine released its top twenty songs of the 1980s, as per the Billboard Hot 100. Name any artist that had a song on the list. (The most recent song peaked at No. 1 in January 1986.)
ROUND 2: No Pennants in a While
Name a current Major League Baseball team that has not reached a World Series in the 21st century.
ROUND 3: G-O-graphy
Name a United Nations member whose English language name begins with a "G" or an "O".
ROUND 4: Acting Presidential
Name a President of the United States who served at least two full terms.
ROUND 5: More 20th Century Greats
In 1999, the American Film Institure listed the top 25 male and top 25 female film stars. Name any male film star on the AFI's Top 25 that is not one of the Marx brothers.
ROUND 6: One Question to Rule Them All
Name a character mentioned 200 or more times by name in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
ROUND 1: Title CharactersListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a Best Picture Oscar-winning film whose title contains the name of a person, real or fictional. (The title must contain a proper name; a generic noun, such as The Artist, does not count.)
ROUND 2: A Famous Group of 12
Name any of the gifts given on the Twelve Days of Christmas.
ROUND 3: I Go to This Category Periodically
Name a chemical element whose atomic number is twelve or lower.
ROUND 4: Yum!
Tim Hortons is the largest restaurant chain, in terms of number of locations, that did not originate in the U.S. Name any restaurant chain with more worldwide locations than Tim Hortons.
ROUND 5: The Name Game
As per the 2010 United States Census, Moore is the 16th most popular last name in the United States. Name a surname more popular than Moore.
ROUND 6: One Time Only
Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and Robin Yount were all first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famers in 1999. Name anyone who has been a first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer since.
ROUND 1: Spoiler Alert: Lots of People Die
In the play Romeo and Juliet, servant Samson has thirty-six lines. Name any character that has more.
ROUND 2: One of My Friends Claims This Doesn't Exist
Name a province or territory of Canada.
ROUND 3: No, I Will Not Eat My Broccoli
George Herbert Walker Bush, famous broccoli hater, was the 43rd Vice President of the United States. Namy anyone who held the office of Vice President of the United States between the time of inauguration on March 4, 1929 and Bush's vice presidential inauguration in 1981.
ROUND 4: Could You Leap These in a Single Bound?
Name a country that has a free-standing structure of over 400 meters in height (just over 1300 feet).
ROUND 5: People Think I'm SexyListener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
Name someone who has won People Sexiest Man Alive in the last twenty years, as of August 2017.
ROUND 6: Hurry Hard to Pick This
Name any country, in the curling sense, that competed in either the World Men's Curling Championship or the World Women's Curling Championship in 2017.
ROUND 1: Imma Start Some Drama, You Don't Want No Drama
Name a television series that has won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series since 1990.
ROUND 2: Best MenListener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
Name either an NBA or NHL player who has won that league's Most Valuable Player award at least three times.
ROUND 3: These Are Some Real HeavyweightsListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
As of August 2017, twenty-six trans-uranium elements have been discovered and named. Give me the name of one of these elements. As a hint, many of these elements are named for famous scientists or for a location associated with their discovery.
ROUND 4: I Come from a Land Down Under
Name any Australian city (urban center) with a population of more than 100,000 people as per their 2011 census.
ROUND 5: An Apple a Day
Name any of the eighteen most popular varieties of apple in the United States, as per the U.S. Apple Association.
ROUND 6: This Set Just Got Got a 25th Member
Sue Grafton's "Y" Is for Yesterday recently became the twenty-fifth published book in her alphabet series. Give the title of any of the previous twenty-four.
ROUND 1: My Favorite Squadron
Name a New York Mets player or manager who has been inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame (they must have played or managed at least one game with the Mets).
ROUND 2: I Would Like to Thank… NooneListener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Oscar twenty times, winning three. That means seventeen losses. Name an actress who has won when Meryl was nominated, but did not win.
ROUND 3: This Category Is History
Colorado was the thirty-eighth state to enter the United States. Name any state that entered after Colorado.
ROUND 4: Detroit Rock CityListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a group or solo act that has a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States that was released on one of the various labels owned by Motown Records between 1960 and 2000.
ROUND 5: Before You Can Beat My Guest, You Have to Meet My Guest
Name any member of Saturday Night Live's "five-timers club," signifying generally (but not necessarily) that they have hosted Saturday Night Live five times.
ROUND 6: Pardon My French
Give the name, in French, of any of the twelve months of the year.
ROUND 1: Eat Your Broccoli
GoldenEye, released in 1995, was the seventeenth official James Bond film produced by EON Productions. Name any of the previous EON Bond films.
ROUND 2: Splitting Hairs, but Not Much ElseListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a U.S. state that does not host an operating commercial nuclear power reactor.
ROUND 3: Not the Montréal Expos
As of the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, fourteen different Major League Baseball teams have won three or more World Series. Name them.
ROUND 4: LadybugsListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a Beatles song (hence the bugs) not named "Hey, Jude" that was released between 1963 and 1970 and has a woman's name in the title.
ROUND 5: This Doesn't Mean 500Name any President of the United States who, at some point during his term, belonged to the Democratic Party.
ROUND 6: Bleeding KansasIn terms of land area, Kansas is the thirteenth largest state in the Union. Name any of the states larger than Kansas.
ROUND 1: You'll Marvel at This ListName any of the fourteen most published Marvel comics characters. As a hint, Professor X and Ice Man are 15th and 16th.
ROUND 2: Notable QuotablesOn the American Film Institute's 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes list, fifteen different actors or actresses are credited with having at least two of the 100 quotes on the AFI's list. Name them. (Each quote has been credited to a specific film and a specific actor, even if the quote appeared in multiple films.)
ROUND 3: The View Is FantasticListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone who has served as a co-host of the television series The View for at least one full season.
ROUND 4: We're Actually North of CanadaListener-submitted by Jonathan Graham.
Name any U.S. state capital which is located north of Canada's southernmost point, which is located at 41° 40' 53" north.
ROUND 5: This May, or May Not, Fulfill Can-Con RequirementsWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King served as Prime Minister of Canada until 1948. Name anyone who served as Prime Minister after 1948.
ROUND 6: Yellow Is the New BlackListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a country that has produced a winner of the general classification of the Tour de France. (In years which a winner was stripped of their title due to doping, there is no winner of the general classification.)
ROUND 1: Not Quite the OriginalsListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
As most Americans know, there were thirteen original colonies that became the thirteen original U.S. states. For this question, name any of the next thirteen states to join the Union.
ROUND 2: Multi-Track DriftingName a country that has hosted a Formula One World Championship race at more than one circuit in that country.
ROUND 3: I Hate Roller CoastersAccording to the Theme Entertainment Association, name any of the twenty most visited amusement/theme parks in the North America in 2015.
ROUND 4: The Rainbow ConnectionListener-submitted by Jeff Henderson.
Name any Muppet whose name appears in the closing credits of The Muppet Movie (1979).
ROUND 5: Spoiler Alert: Lots of People Die Around Here, TooNow, we have our Game of Thrones category. Name any character mentioned at least 100 times in George R. R. Martin's book A Game of Thrones (that is, the first book in his series). "Lannister" or "Stark" will require a first name.
ROUND 6: SardinesListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Of all full members of the United Nations, Belgium is one of the most densely populated, at 963 people per square mile. Name any other full United Nations member with a density of greater than 1,000 people per square mile.
ROUND 1: Come Fly AwayListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Based on 2016 statistics, name one of the top twenty busiest airports in the world, based on passenger traffic.
ROUND 2: I Need Two Hands to Count ThisName an actor or actress who has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor or Best Actress (just those two categories, not supporting) at least six times.
ROUND 3: We've Known About These for Over a CenturyName any natural satellite in our solar system that was first discovered before 1900.
ROUND 4: IndivisibleListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a prime number greater than 100 but less than 200.
ROUND 5: Pretty Good, but Not MarvelousName any of the twenty most published DC Comics characters (by overall appearance, not necessarily having their own specific comic).
ROUND 6: A Nice Night on the HardwoodListener-submitted by Nolan Werner.
Name any NBA player who has scored more than 60 points in a single game. (This does NOT include the ABA.)
ROUND 1: StevenName a film directed by Steven Spielberg that received at least one Oscar nomination.
ROUND 2: Across the PondIn the United Kingdom, The Beatles had twelve studio albums chart in the top five. Name them.
ROUND 3: The Dreaded Opera CategoryAs per Operabase, name any of the twenty most performed operas worldwide between the 2010-11 and 2015-16 performance seasons.
ROUND 4: The Answer Here Is a Number TooName a square number between 1 and 150 inclusive.
ROUND 5: It's Time for This CategoryName a U.S. state at least partially in the Mountain Time Zone.
ROUND 6: More than Half Aren't Hall of FamersListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
As of October 2017, Mickey Mantle is 18th on the all-time home run list with 536 home runs. Name a player ahead of Mantle on the all-time home run list.
ROUND 1: The Red, White, and What?Name a full United Nations member whose national flag consists of red, white, and no other color - not even on any other sort of possible markings on the flag.
ROUND 2: I May Play Collins, but This Is Not a Scrabble CategoryName any character mentioned by name more than one hundred times in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy.
ROUND 3: Not by the ButlerName a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock (as opposed to Alfred, the butler from Batman) that received at least Oscar nomination.
ROUND 4: When I'm 64Listener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a song that went to at least No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 recorded by Paul McCartney - either by himself, with Wings, or as a duet - between him leaving The Beatles and his 64th birthday in 2006.
ROUND 5: Over Here and Over ThereName an American or British soap opera that has had an actor portray a character for twenty or more years.
ROUND 6: Sports of the 1960sIn 1967, the National Hockey League expanded to twelve teams. Name any team that played in the National Hockey League in the 1967-1968 season.
ROUND 1: The Last One Died in OfficeName any of the first twelve Presidents of the United States of America.
ROUND 2: A Simple GameThe quote: "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for ninety minutes, and at the end, the Germans always win." That's one's from Gary Lineker. Fortunately for the rest of the world, Gary Lineker isn't always right. Name countries that have defeated Germany or West Germany at the men's FIFA World Cup. (USSR = Russia, Czechosolovakia = Czech Republic, Yugoslavia = Serbia)
ROUND 3: In My LifetimeName a show that has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in (Andy's) lifetime, that is, the Emmy Awards presented in 1983 or later.
ROUND 4: Do Not Call Me at 7:30Name any of the fifteen American television markets of at least 700,000 households that airs Jeopardy! at 7:30 local time. These are all within the 42 most populous television markets in the United States.
ROUND 5: A Night at the MuseumAs per the Themed Entertainment Association, name any of the twenty most visited museums in the United States in 2015.
ROUND 6: July and AugustLeo DiCaprio was the narrator of Hubble 3D, which, adjusting for inflation, grossed $57 million in North America and his 16th highest grossing film. Name any of the fifteen films that Leonardo DiCaprio had a major role in that grossed more, adjusting for inflation.
ROUND 1: At the Turn of What Century?In 1900, Washington, D.C. was the fifteenth most populous city in the United States, with a population of 278,718, per the 1900 U.S. Census. Name any U.S. city that was more populous in 1900.
ROUND 2: I'll Be There For YouName someone who appeared on at least ten episodes of the sitcom Friends. You may name either actor or role; for roles, a first name is required.
ROUND 3: No S? That's WeirdListener-submitted by Jon Klein.
Name an NCAA Division I football school, either Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) or Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA), whose team name ends with a letter other than S.
ROUND 4: What Happened?Name someone who has had a New York Times nonfiction bestseller in 2017. (This is in the combined print and e-books nonfiction category.)
ROUND 5: Contribute to My Patreon So I Might Get In on TheseListener-submitted by Sally Neumann.
Twenty painters have had one of their works sell for, adjusting to U.S. dollars and for inflation, at least $100 million. Name any of them.
ROUND 6: Is It Obsolete, or Is It Not?Donald Trump famously called NATO "obsolete," but then reversed course. When it was founded in 1949, NATO had twelve original members. Name them.
ROUND 1: A Category About NothingName a character that appeared in at least twenty episodes of Seinfeld. You may name either actor or role.
ROUND 2: They Were England's Newest HitmakersName a Rolling Stones studio album that charted in at least the top ten in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
ROUND 3: They Make BlockbustersNot taking inflation into account, the lifetime output of sixteen different directors has a gross of at least $1.5 billion in North America. Name any of those sixteen directors.
ROUND 4: The Big 3-0 for the Big 2-0Listener-submitted by Michael Simon (inspired).
On November 1, 1999, The Home Depot, Intel, and Microsoft were added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Sixteen companies have been on the Dow Jones Industrial Average for longer. Name them.
ROUND 5: Stirred, Not ShakenListener-submitted by Sally Neumann.
Name any of the twenty possible answers inside of a standard Magic 8-Ball.
ROUND 6: Why Is It Fourteen Now?In spite of its name, as of 2016, the Big Ten Conference contains fourteen full members. Name them.
ROUND 1: Old, Smart, and RichListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
For many years, the Ivy League and Seven Sisters colleges have been synonymous with elite education for men and women in the United States. Name one of those schools.
ROUND 2: We Sell Magic BeansListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
According to the International Coffee Association, the top twenty coffee producing countries in the world produced a total of more than eight million metric tons in 2016. Give the name of one of these top coffee producing countries.
ROUND 3: Now You're Speaking My LanguageListener-submitted by Lisa Wolfisch.
Name any language, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, spoken at home by at least 250,000 Americans.
ROUND 4: Drive! Home! Safely!Justin Upton, who finished 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels, finished with 35 home runs in the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season. Name any Major League Baseball player who hit more regular-season home runs in 2017.
ROUND 5: I Actually Watched an Episode of Fallon RecentlyJimmy Fallon, with over 49,000,000 followers, has the 18th most number of followers on Twitter. Name any account with more.
ROUND 6: Neither Edward Nor a JetIn Shakespeare's King Lear, fourteen characters have at least twenty-five lines in the play. Name them.
ROUND 1: Stars in StripesListener-submitted by Jason Sterlacci.
Name a New York Yankees player or manager whose number has been retired by the team.
ROUND 2: They're Good Dogs, BrentName a movie released since 1974 that has grossed at least $50 million in North America, not adjusting for inflation, that is a live-action film that is about, and stars, live dogs.
ROUND 3: A Good Read for the SubwayName an author who had one of the top twenty selling Kindle e-books of 2016, as per Amazon.com's bestseller rankings list.
ROUND 4: 481-516-2342Name a character who appeared in at least forty episodes of the television series Lost. You many name actor or character.
ROUND 5: Canada McMaple BaconName a city that currently serves as either a federal, provincial, or territorial capital in Canada.
ROUND 6: Cars, Girls, and WavesListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a Beach Boys song that charted at No. 15 or higher on the Billboard Hot 100.
ROUND 1: Hoop Dreams FizzledName a basketball movie released in 1982 or later that grossed at least $10 million in North America, not accounting for inflation.
ROUND 2: Kermit Doesn't CountListener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
According to a 2016 Yahoo! ranking, name any of the twenty most popular Muppet regulars on Sesame Street to appear on the series between 1969 and its 2015 move to HBO.
ROUND 3: The Really Potent PotablesListener-submitted by Lisa Wolfisch.
Name one of the top twelve most ordered liquor brands in U.S. bars and restaurants in the first six months of 2017. (The brands could originate anywhere.)
ROUND 4: I Thought This List Would Be LongerListener-submitted by Hunter York.
Name any men's Division I basketball team that has won the NCAA national championship in 1990 or later.
ROUND 5: Two of the Answers Are Band NamesName a Prince song that went to No. 10 or higher on the Billboard Hot 100.
ROUND 6: That Is So ColdListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Of the 92 naturally occurring elements on the periodic table, thirteen have a melting point below 0 °C at standard pressure. Give me the name of one of those elements.
ROUND 1: We Should Road Trip More OftenListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a metropolitan area outside of Los Angeles where the Alex Trebek-hosted Jeopardy! has taped at least one episode.
ROUND 2: Un Mes de Clase de EspañolGive the name of any of the twelve months of the year in Spanish.
ROUND 3: A Slightly Less Contentious Category for This TopicName a king or queen that has ruled Great Britain for at least thirty years. ("Great Britain" here refers primarily to England, of which London is the current capital.)
ROUND 4: The Irish Love You… TooListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
In the United States, U2 have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 twice. However, in their native Ireland, U2 has reached No. 1 or No. 2 on their chart with 25 different songs as of November 30, 2017. Name any of those songs.
ROUND 5: Cliff Clavin Would Know All of TheseListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
John Ratzenberger, who played mailman and Jeopardy! contestant Cliff Clavin on Cheers, has also lent his voice to all nineteen full-length Pixar theatrical releases. Name any of those films.
ROUND 6: No Longer Two Eight-Fold PathsListener-submitted by Jonathan Graham.
Name any of the now seventeen discovered fundamental particles of the standard model of particle physics, the latest having a confirmed discovery in 2012.
ROUND 1: A TV Category That Goes to ElevenName someone who has appeared in at least nine episodes of the Netflix series Stranger Things. You may name either actor or character.
ROUND 2: This Is a Scrabble CategoryListener-submitted by Andre Cormier & Michael Simon (two independent, identical submissions).
Name a letter that, in Scrabble, has a face value of three points or greater in a standard English-language set.
ROUND 3: An Idea from Jason SterlacciName a landlocked African country.
ROUND 4: ArrrrrArrrrr… as in the letter "R"… as in the Republican Party. Name the most recent twelve Republican Presidents of the United States.
ROUND 5: Hot and FastListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
In August 2017, QSR magazine ranked the top fifty limited service restaurants in the United States. Name any of the top twenty on the QSR list.
(Andy defined "limited service restaurant" as "generally an establishment whose patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating. Food and drink may be consumed on-premises, taken out, or delivered to customers' locations.")
ROUND 6: You Can Bank on ThemName any actor or actress who, as of December 14, 2017, has appeared in films grossing a combined $3.2 billion over their career, not counting inflation, as per Box Office Mojo. Bruce Willis just misses the list.
ROUND 1: You Done Messed Up, PricewaterhouseCoopersName a film that was nominated for Best Picture at the most recent (89th) Academy Awards.
ROUND 2: Out of This WorldListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name anyone who has walked on the Moon.
ROUND 3: Take FiveListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a girl's name that is sung about in Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5."
ROUND 4: Not Quite the Far East MovementThe G8 group of countries existed, with the European Union making nine, from 1997 until one member's 2014 suspension. Name a member of the G8.
Clarification prior to the third pass: "The European Union, in general, made a ninth member. However, that does not necessarily preclude any EU members from also being a member of the group on their own."
ROUND 5: A Pretty Famous MergerGive the current name of a National Football League team whose lineage dates back to a team that played in the pre-merger American Football League.
ROUND 6: We're Seven CursedEight United States Presidents have died in office - half by natural causes, half by assassination. Name them.
ROUND 1: A Night at the SymphonyTimpani, percussion, and harp are three of the instruments used by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Name any other instrument used by the symphony.
ROUND 2: Not a Lot of SayName a state that, in the 2016 presidential election, cast either three or four electoral votes.
ROUND 3: Number One on the Court… Maybe Not Number One in Your HeartsListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone who has served as Chief Justice of the United States.
ROUND 4: Billions and Billions ServedName a song whose music video has been viewed at least two billion times on YouTube, as of December 21, 2017.
ROUND 5: That's a Mighty Long TimeListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
According to the Internation Commission on Stratigraphy, the Phanerozoic eon, which began 541 million years ago, is divided into three eras, with those eras divided into a total of twelve periods. Name one of these geologic eras and periods.
ROUND 6: …And The Debate Rages OnBox Office Mojo lists nineteen movies that have grossed at least $50 million (not counting inflation), are released after 1980, are set during Christmas, but are not specifically about Christmas. Name them.
ROUND 1: The SyndicateName an American syndicated television series that sells national advertising (thus eliminating The Simpsons), airs Monday through Friday, and had a weekly household rating of 1.7 or higher from December 4 - 10, 2017.
ROUND 2: Great American WritersIn 1988, Toni Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Beloved. Name a female author who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction prior to that.
ROUND 3: Terribly UnderrepresentedListener-submitted by Jon Klein.
Name a duo or group with at least one female member that has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
ROUND 4: That's So Last Year!Name a movie released in 2016 that, according to Box Office Mojo, grossed at least $140 million in North America. There were twenty.
ROUND 5: Baby RocksListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
As of 2016, the American Gem Trade Association and Jewelers of America have identified twenty gemstones as primary or alternate birthstones associated with people born in a particular month. Give me the name of one of those gemstones.
ROUND 6: Get In LineName someone currently in the United States presidential line of succession that is eligible to assume the Presidency.
ROUND 1: General AudiencesName a G-rated movie that has grossed more than $150 million in North America, not counting inflation. This gross could be made over multiple releases. List per Box Office Mojo.
ROUND 2: It's All Greek to MeListener-submitted by Dylan Edwards.
Name a letter in the Greek alphabet whose name contains multiple syllables.
ROUND 3: The Ball Is RoundListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a team currently playing in the 2017-18 season of the English Premier League in soccer (association football).
ROUND 4: Lists by AName a musical act, either a solo artist or a group, that is from either the United Kingdom, Ireland, or Canada, and had at least one song on the Billboard year-end Hot 100 chart for 2017 (either as lead or featured artist).
ROUND 5: An Unrefined CategoryListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name one of the top twenty crude oil producing states in the United States of America, as of September 2017.
ROUND 6: Levitan and LloydName any Modern Family character who has appeared in more than twenty episodes. You may also name the actor who has portrayed the character.
ROUND 1: We've Got You CoveredListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a metropolitan area with a team in all four of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
ROUND 2: Before Y2KName any film originally released in 1999 or earlier that, over all of its releases, grossed at least $233 million, thus placing it in the top 20 of the 20th century, per Box Office Mojo. The Exorcist is No. 21 on the list.
ROUND 3: I Dislike Pie… ChartsIn 2015, Billboard released its top 100 hits of all time, dating back to 1958. Name any artist, either solo or group, who had at least two songs on Billboard's top 100 hits of all time, on that list either as a main artist or a featured artist.
ROUND 4: Live Long and ProsperListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
At 81.1 years, Belgium is 21st in terms of having the longest average life expectancy (males and females combined). Name any country in the top 20, according to the World Health Organization's 2015 data.
ROUND 5: The Founders' ClubName a country considered by the United Nations to be a founding member, and is generally located in (contains some sort of land in) Asia, Africa, or Oceania.
ROUND 6: Done a Lot of Mailing RecentlyListener-submitted by Josh Woo.
Name a U.S. state whose name consists of one word, and whose postal abbreviation consists entirely of the twenty-one consonants.
ROUND 1: These Might Make You Feel OldListener-submitted by Eric Sutherland.
Name a film released between January 1, 1986 and December 1, 2000 that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
ROUND 2: Why Did the Bard Give One So Many More Lines than the Other?In the play Hamlet, fourteen characters have forty lines or more. Name them.
ROUND 3: State Business OnlyListener-submitted by Jay Johnson.
Twelve U.S. state capitals, per the 2010 U.S. Census, have a municipal population (not metropolitan) of fewer than 50,000 people. Name them.
ROUND 4: V to the Biz, Eh?Nineteen different companies on the Fortune 500 have at least 250,000 employees. Name those companies.
ROUND 5: H to the IzzoThe Recording Industry Association of America has certified eighteen different Jay-Z albums gold or higher. Name them - either studio, collaborative, live, or extended play albums.
ROUND 6: The Ball Is Round, Part IIName a current NBA franchise that has won an NBA title in its current location.
ROUND 1: Album, Noun, One or More Recordings Produced As a Single UnitIn 2015, Billboard magazine released a list of the top 200 albums of all time, as compiled by overall performance on the Billboard 200 album chart between 1963 and 2015. Name an artist who had an album in the top 25. A point system was used that gave more weight to albums higher on the chart for longer.
ROUND 2: Thanks for the Films"Thanks" can mean "thank you," or it can mean "T. Hanks" - as in, Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks has appeared in fifteen films that have grossed $100 million or more in North America, not counting inflation, according to Box Office Mojo. Name them. Voice-only roles (the Toy Story films, The Polar Express) do not count.
ROUND 3: We All Had to Work LateListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone who has served as the regular host of NBC's The Tonight Show or Late Night, or CBS's The Late Show or The Late Late Show.
ROUND 4: One-Quarter AmericanIn 2013, Time magazine released a list of the 100 most significant figures in history. Name any American who made the list of 100.
ROUND 5: Have You Mastered the Art?Listener-submitted by Nette Compton.
Name an item that is an ingredient in Julia Child's bœuf bourguignon recipe, as per Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
ROUND 6: Yotta, Yotta, YottaListener-submitted by Eric Sutherland.
In the International System of Units (SI), there are twenty prefixes, from yocto (10-24) to yotta (1024). Not all of those prefixes have a power evenly divisible by three, though. Name one of the other prefixes that has a power evenly divisible by three.
ROUND 1: May the List Be with YouName any character with ninety or more English lines from the first seven Star Wars films combined. The most recent movie in the series (The Last Jedi) does not count.
ROUND 2: From A to BListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
The "A" and the "B" are the only letters in this group's name. Gold, the 1992 greatest hits album by Swedish pop group ABBA, is one of the top selling albums of all time. Name one of the tracks on this album.
ROUND 3: AntebellumName a U.S. state that entered the Union between the start of the 19th century and the secession of South Carolina.
ROUND 4: No, X-Files and Will & Grace Don't CountNot counting The X-Files and Will & Grace, fourteen different currently airing American scripted primetime television series have lasted for 150 episodes or greater. Name them.
ROUND 5: Elementary VocabularyName an element of the periodic table whose chemical symbol is also a word found in the 2015 edition of Collins Scrabble Words.
ROUND 6: The World CourtListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
In March 2017, FOX Sports ranked the top 20 NBA players of all time who were born outside of the fifty United States and Washington, DC. Give the name of one of those players.
ROUND 1: You Say There's a Curse of the Number Seven?Name a film that was either released before 1980 by a major American studio, or if it was released after 1980, grossed at least $1 million not counting inflation, whose title contains the number seven. Seventeen doesn't count, and if there are remakes, it only counts once.
ROUND 2: Oh Mighty Sound Effects Lady, Do I Have At Least One Number Right?Listener-submitted by Ryan Vickers & Dave Taugher.
We are looking for the 28 active pricing games that are played for a vehicle as their top prize on the current US version of The Price is Right as hosted by Drew Carey. This will not include pricing games that are occasionally played for a car (i.e. Check Out). This also does not include pricing games that are considered “retired” by the show or those that were played on previous syndicated versions or are pricing games from versions outside of the USA.
ROUND 3: Heading South for the WinterListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name an independent country that partly or completely lies south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
ROUND 4: He Shoots, He Scores!Listener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Forbes Magazine recently released valuations of NHL franchises. Name any team in the top 12.
ROUND 5: Things Have Changed in 118 YearsName a country or territory that had a population in 1900 of at least 10 million people.
ROUND 6: More Than Just Kitty PurryInstagram these days is more than just food and cat pictures. Name any Instagram account with more followers than Katy Perry (who has 68 million as of January 4, 2018).
ROUND 1: Delaware Has Just OneListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a U.S. state that is the headquarters of at least ten different Fortune 500 companies.
ROUND 2: The Name's the SameGive a song title where at least ten completely different songs with the same title have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 between August 1958 and March 2017. Cover versions of the same song do not count.
ROUND 3: I Was In a Very Famous TV ShowBack in the '90s, I was in a very famous TV show - called BoJack Horseman. Name someone who has appeared in at least eight episodes of the television series BoJack Horseman. You may name either their primary character or their voice talent.
ROUND 4: AlliterationListener-submitted by Chloe McGuire.
Name a UN member larger than 2000 km2 (that's 770 mi2) whose capital city in English does not contain the word "city" but whose capital does start with the same letter as the name of the country.
ROUND 5: We Lean to the LeftListener-submitted by Hunter York.
The alkali and alkaline earth metals make up the two far left columns on the periodic table. Name any element that is considered by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to be either an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal.
ROUND 6: All By MyselfListener-submitted by Doug Behrend.
Name a North American metropolitan area with just one franchise between the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and National Hockey League. (Brooklyn and northeast New Jersey are part of the New York City metropolitan area, and San Jose is part of the San Francisco metropolitan area.)
ROUND 1: Really Big ThingsThe Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the five largest objects in our solar system by both radius and volume. Name any of the twelve next largest objects.
ROUND 2: Not a Roy Orbison CategoryName a Julia Roberts movie that has grossed at least $75 million in North America not counting inflation. Voice-only roles do count.
ROUND 3: More Than HalfMore than half - in fact, more than 60% of the world's population - lives in the twelve most populous countries in the world, each of which has a population of more than 100,000,000 people. Name any of them.
ROUND 4: Science?Name a character who has appeared in at least ten episodes of The Big Bang Theory. You may name either the character or the actor who portrayed them.
ROUND 5: You Must Be This Tall to RideListener-submitted by Ryan Vickers.
Name any current Six Flags property. This may be an amusement park or a stand-alone water park that while associated with Six Flags, is not directly associated with a nearby amusement park. You may name either the name of the park or where it is located.
ROUND 6: The Subtle Art of Completing the ListName an author who had one of the top twenty bestsellers on Amazon's books list in 2017 (physical books, not Kindle e-books).
ROUND 1: Saban-metricsListener-submitted by Ben Scott.
In the time it has taken for Nick Saban to win six NCAA football national championships - that is, 2003 to date, whether it be the Bowl Championship Series or the College Football Playoff - a total (including teams coached by Saban) of 13 teams have competed in a national championship game. Name them.
ROUND 2: Boldly Going to the MoviesListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
With the exception of 2009's Star Trek, all Star Trek movies featuring Original Series or The Next Generation characters have had a subtitle - Star Trek: (something).Give me the subtitle of any of these films.
ROUND 3: The President's OwnName a woodwind, brass, or strings instrument that is a part of the United States Marine Band, as per its website.
ROUND 4: Be the Change That You Want to See in the WorldThe change refers to changing the United States Constitution. Name a U.S. President where a Constitutional amendment was ratified during their term of office.
ROUND 5: My Favorite OrkanName a movie that Robin Williams was credited in (voice roles count, cameos do not) that grossed at least $90 million, not counting inflation.
ROUND 6: OverplayedName any song that appeared in Spotify's top twenty most streamed tracks worldwide in 2017. Different versions of the same song do not count separately.
ROUND 1: More Than ShrekName a Cameron Diaz movie outside of the Shrek franchise (as the four Shrek movies she's in are one through four on the list) that grossed at least $40 million in North America, per Box Office Mojo, not counting inflation.
ROUND 2: Well I'm Givin' Up, Don Pardo, Just Tell Me Now What I Didn't WinListener-submitted by Mara Apostol.
Name a studio album released by "Weird Al" Yankovic.
ROUND 3: Not That Southeast ConferenceListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a country that is a member or observer state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
ROUND 4: That's Too MuchName anyone who is in the top twenty of Forbes's 400 richest Americans in 2017, havin a net worth of at least $23 billion.
ROUND 5: Lighting a LampAlexander Ovechkin is currently 20th all-time in career goals in the National Hockey League. Name any player with more.
ROUND 6: He Had a Pseudonym TooName a novel written by Stephen King, or King's pseudonym Richard Bachman, that was published between 1974 and 1986 inclusive.
ROUND 1: Pack 'Em InListener-submitted by Jason Sterlacci.
There are fifteen U.S. states with a population density of at least 200 people per square mile. Name them.
ROUND 2: God Save the QueenQueen Elizabeth II is the reigning sovereign of each of sixteen Commonwealth realms. Name them.
ROUND 3: After a Band Aid, Do ThisListener-submitted by Natalie Anderson.
In 1985, the super group USA for Africa recorded "We Are the World," a charity single created for the purpose of raising money for African famine relief. Of the many artists involved, only twenty-one sang solos on the track. Name these artists.
ROUND 4: The Other Major LeagueListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name any of the twenty-two teams of Major League Soccer.
ROUND 5: It's Really HotName any of the fifteen most abundant elements in the Sun, in terms of the number of atoms of each element that are said to be in the Sun.
ROUND 6: Oh, the Books You Can Write!Name a book written by Theodore Geisel, published under the name Dr. Seuss, and published between 1937 and 1972.
ROUND 1: RegisListener-submitted by Scott Chupak.
Give any of the fifteen prize levels from the original ABC Network version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
ROUND 2: We Came In Third... A LotSpain finished the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with seventeen total medals. Name any country that won more total medals than Spain.
ROUND 3: I Like To Keep Things Really Up To DateName a film which received at least two nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, for films released in 2017.
ROUND 4: There's One In Ontario, Too.... as in, there's a Stratford in Ontario, too. Including the upcoming 2018 season, fifteen of Shakespeare's plays have been produced eight or more times by the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario (and this has been going on since 1953). Name any of these fifteen or more plays that have been produced eight or more times by the Stratford Festival.
ROUND 5: Jour de la WocheName a day of the week in French or German.
ROUND 6: Is It A Continent?Listener-submitted by Kris Eve.
Name a United Nations member state that is generally considered to be located entirely in the geopolitical region known as Oceania.
ROUND 1: Oscar Might Be Old, But These People Aren'tListener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
Name any of the twenty youngest actors and actresses nominated for a competitive acting Oscar - that is, in any of the four major acting categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress. Number 21 on the list was Mickey Rooney for Babes In Arms at 19 years, 142 days, so anyone younger than that.
ROUND 2: First Lord of This PodcastListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name someone who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since the conclusion of World War II.
ROUND 3: Hail Mary, Full of GraceName a character who has appeared in at least seventy-five episodes of Grey's Anatomy. You may name either an actor or a character.
ROUND 4: Remember the '80s?Listener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
Remember the '80s? The 1880s, that is. Name any of the top fifteen, male or female combined, birth names by registration of the 1880s, as per the Social Security Administration.
ROUND 5: Frozen MoreListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a school that has won an NCAA Division I Men's ice hockey championship.
ROUND 6: The Left CoastListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a country on the North or South American continents that borders the Pacific Ocean.
ROUND 1: Boom and Bust CycleName one of the sixteen players who was drafted number one overall in the NBA Draft since the year 2000. The most recent number one pick not eligible for this list was Elton Brand, who was drafted number one by the Chicago Bulls in 1999.
ROUND 2: Won't You Be My Neighbor?Name one of the sixteen countries that only borders one other country by land. Only natural country-to-country land borders count.
ROUND 3: Mustache Or No Mustache?Name a game show that Alex Trebek has hosted at least one episode. Pilots that either did not sell, or that he did not host the actual series, are acceptable.
ROUND 4: Of Course, Someone Has Lost the PegsGive one of the ten ways to score points in a standard game of cribbage, or the four scores that you cannot achieve when you're counting out your crib hand at the end of the round. Zero is not acceptable. As a benchmark, 29 is the maximum achievable score in a cribbage hand.
ROUND 5: It's a Small World After AllName either any of the eleven nations featured in EPCOT World Showcase, or any of the other five amusement or water parks that make up the Walt Disney Resort. Specifically, the nation must be a sovereign nation with a dedicated section in the World Showcase; parks are those other than EPCOT that can be accessed via the Park Hopper Pass.
ROUND 6: Don't Try to Lick Their FingersName a person who has portrayed Colonel Sanders in a KFC commercial since 2015. This includes video ads broadcast on television, internet, or social media. The performer must have been shown on screen wearing the iconic white suit or other costuming clearly identifiable as representing Colonel Sanders. Note: Participants in the WWE KFC Rumble match, with the exception of the winner of the match, do not count.
ROUND 1: The Cream of the Crop.You could almost say these were the cream of the crop of 2017 American film. Name a film that was released in 2017 that was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.
ROUND 2: A Little Bit of Knowledge"A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing" is a quote attributed to Alexander Pope. So naturally, this question is about the papacy. Name a present-day country which serves as the birthplace of a Pope. (This is the Pope of what is now the Western Roman Catholic Church.)
ROUND 3: A Lack of SeriousnessListener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Name an ingredient from the Nestlé Toll House original chocolate chip cookie recipe.
ROUND 4: Let's Get SmashedListener-submitted by Josh Woo.
Name a playable character from the original Super Smash Bros. video game for the Nintendo 64.
ROUND 5: Four LettersListener-submitted by Nette Compton.
Name a person who has won a competitive (normal voting categories, not honorary) Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award - the four letters, of course, being E, G, O, and T, being EGOT.
ROUND 6: I Swear to God, This Is Not a Hamilton Category, Part IIIListener-submitted by Jonathan Graham.
This time, Hamilton is referring to the capital of Bermuda. Name a capital of a sovereign island nation, that is a member of the UN in its own right, that is either in the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean Sea.
ROUND 1: Better than Cars 3Per Box Office Mojo, Cars 3 is the 21st highest grossing film in North America of all films released in 2017, at almost $153 million. Name a film that grossed more.
ROUND 2: The Tribe Has SpokenName a country in which the U.S. television series Survivor has filmed at least one season.
ROUND 3: Not OvertimeIn hockey, overtime would be a fourth period. However, this would be about period four of the Periodic Table. Name an element on period four of the Periodic Table, having an atomic number between 19 and 36.
ROUND 4: Seventeen HundredName a current United Nations member state whose name is considered by the United Nations to begin with the letter C.
ROUND 5: A British DoubleListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a British artist who, in the 1980s, had a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. that also reached No. 1 in the UK. A solo artist may have had a No. 1 song as part of a duet.
ROUND 6: An Official VacancyName a Vice President of the United States who for reasons of either death, resignation, or succession to the Presidency, left the office of Vice President vacant. An invocation of Section 3 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment does not apply for the purposes of this question.
ROUND 1: I Hear There's a McDonald's on Every CornerListener-submitted by Choyon Manjrekar.
Name any country that generated 300,000 tourist arrivals into the United States in the first half of 2017 (that is, January through June) as per the United States Department of Commerce.
ROUND 2: NeverlandName a Michael Jackson song that charted inside the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1979 and 1991 inclusive. Any appearance on the song counts.
ROUND 3: From Scranton, PennsylvaniaListener-submitted by Courtney Smith.
Name a character or the actor who played them who was a main cast member or given starring credit for at leas six seasons on the U.S version of The Office.
ROUND 4: From Jonesboro, ArkansasJohn Grisham, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has published twenty-five novels in the legal genre not part of the Theodore Boone series. Name any of them.
ROUND 5: Category BustersName a school whose men's basketball team reached the Sweet Sixteen in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
ROUND 6: How Are There Just Seventeen?Listener-submitted by Katie Raney.
According to Box Office Mojo, only seventeen movies directed or co-directed by a woman have grossed at least $125 million in North America, not counting inflation. (In the case of any directors who may be transgendered, please use their expressed gender at the time any films were released.)
ROUND 1: Mark TwentyListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
First awarded in 1998, the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain. Name one of the twenty recipients of the Mark Twain Prize. As a hint, many of the recipients have been comics or comic actors.
ROUND 2: Get Out the WindexListener-submitted by Ryan Vickers.
Name any of the thirteen English-language versions of Microsoft Windows that have been released for the home personal computer. Server-only versions do not count. They must be distinct, released versions, not just patches or upgrades. There is at most one number after any possible decimal.
ROUND 3: 16 to GloryName any team which has qualified for the 2018 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs.
ROUND 4: I'll Give You a ScoopListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
U.S. Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson has a ballistic missile submarine named in his honor. The U.S. Navy’s other seventeen ballistic and guided missile submarines bear the names of states. Name them.
ROUND 5: Treat Yo' SelfListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
Name a character or the actor who played them that appeared on nineteen or more episodes of the NBC show Parks and Recreation.
ROUND 6: BFFsListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Legendary comedians and co-creators of The 2000 Year Old Man, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner have been the best of friends for more than sixty years. Name a film directed by either man.
ROUND 1: He Could Throw That Speedball By YouName a pitcher who received at least one vote for the 2017 American League or National League Cy Young Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
ROUND 2: 42-17 or Fight!Listener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
The numbers in the title refer to ISO 4217, which defines three-letter codes for currencies. Name one of the top fifteen currencies traded in foreign exchange markets, per the most recent triennial survey by the Bank of International Settlements, taken in 2016.
ROUND 3: I Want to Go ThereListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
Name a character or the actor who portrayed them that appeared on twenty-four or more episodes of the NBC show 30 Rock.
ROUND 4: We've Got a Place Down SouthListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a country that maintains an active research station in the Antarctic, and whose capital is located in Europe. Both permanent and seasonal research facilities count for the purposes of this list.
ROUND 5: I'm Kind of a Big DealListener-submitted by Jeff Henderson.
Name a theatrically released film produced by Apatow Productions, Judd Apatow's production company, that was founded in 1999.
ROUND 6: Twenty Letters to Choose FromName a U.S. state whose name does not begin or end with an A E, I, O, U, or Y.
ROUND 1: Not Quite Transportation, Per SeListener-submitted by Ryan Vickers (slightly modified by Andy).
Name any standard sub variety available for purchase from SUBWAY in the United States, according to the menu on the SUBWAY USA website.
ROUND 2: SwishDonovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz was 16th in the NBA in 2017-18 with 187 made three-pointers. Name any NBA player with more three-pointers made in the 2017-18 NBA season.
ROUND 3: CymbolsName an element on the periodic table whose name, or its symbol, begins with the letter C.
ROUND 4: Wonderful WonderfulSince The Killers hit No. 1 with Wonderful Wonderful about six months ago, nineteen different music acts have had a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart. Name them.
ROUND 5: I Am In Control HereName someone who has served as Secretary of State of the United States since the end of World War II on August 14, 1945. Acting Secretaries do not count.
ROUND 6: All My ExesListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
Name a city in Texas with more than 150,000 residents, as of the 2015 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. (City proper, not metropolitan statistical area.)
ROUND 1: Puts Up a ThreeName an NBA team which made the playoffs in the 2017-18 season.
ROUND 2: Canada Has Musicians, TooName a Canadian musical act (solo artist or band) that has a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song between January 1, 1970 and December 31, 1999.
ROUND 3: Zippity-Doo-DahName a U.S. state whose ZIP Codes begin with an 8 or a 9.
ROUND 4: Vroom VroomListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
According to GoodCarBadCar.com, name any of the twenty best-selling cars in the United States in 2017.
ROUND 5: Repeat OffendersListener-submitted by Nolan Werner.
In the five categories of Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, fifteen of the nominees at the 90th Academy Awards (the most recent, held in March 2018) had at least one previous Oscar nomination. Name them.
ROUND 6: Rest in PeaceWarren G. Harding died in office on August 2, 1923. Name somebody who has served in the office of U.S. President who died since Harding's death.
ROUND 1: We've Got a Place Down South, Part IIListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Part one dealt with European countries. This time around, name a country that maintains an active research station in the Antarctic, and whose capital is NOT in Europe. Both permanent and seasonal research facilities count for the purposes of this list.
ROUND 2: Shaka, When the Walls FellName a character, or the character or portrayed or voiced them, who appeared in at least twenty episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
ROUND 3: No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to DieListener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
Name a musical act that has performed a primary James Bond theme song, which charted on either the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 or the UK singles chart.
ROUND 4: Nearly Six Billion and CountingWith the first one released in May 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has consisted of eighteen feature films, with the nineteenth being released on April 27, 2018. Name any of those first eighteen films.
ROUND 5: I Grow Tired of Asking YouListener-submitted by Andre Cormier (slightly modified by Andy).
Name a brand of automobile tire that Consumer Reports rates at least one model of on its website.
ROUND 6: Wouldn't Fifty Percent Plus One Be Easier?Name a U.S. President who won the presidential election without getting at least 50% plus one of the national popular vote. Note that the popular vote was not recorded until the 1824 election.
ROUND 1: It Was the Summer of '69Between 1969 and 1992, baseball's National League consisted of twelve teams. Name those twelve teams as they were between 1969 and 1992.
ROUND 2: Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never DieListener-submitted by Dan Sweatt (slightly modified by Andy).
Name a baseball movie released since 1982 that has grossed at least $20 million in North America.
ROUND 3: Nothing but NetListener-submitted by Jeff Henderson.
In January 2017, Time magazine published a list of the twenty-five most influential Super Bowl ads of all time. Name a company with an ad featured in this list.
ROUND 4: Doing Double DutyListener-submitted by Dan Sweatt.
Name one of the twenty-two performers that has been inducted twice or more into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
ROUND 5: Twice Upon a TimeName someone who has officially portrayed the Doctor on the BBC television series Doctor Who, also receiving the title "___ Doctor."
ROUND 6: There's a Unit For ThatListener-submitted by Eric Sutherland.
In the International System of Units, there are seven base units: ampere, kelvin, second, meter, kilogram, candela, and mole. Those combine into twenty different derived units. Name them.
ROUND 1: Tony! Toni! Toné!Listener-submitted by Eric Sutherland.
The Tony Award for Best Musical has been presented since 1949, in an era that is known by some as the Golden Age of the Musical. Name any musical that won the Tony for Best Musical between 1949 and 1968.
ROUND 2: It's Not a Small World After AllListener-submitted by Eric Sutherland.
At Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, across their four major theme parks, there are thirteen rides that are considered "thrill rides" according to Disney.com. Name them.
ROUND 3: She's a Really Good FriendName a movie in which Jennifer Aniston was credited that grossed at least $20 million not counting inflation. Voice roles in animated films count.
ROUND 4: The Spirit of GivingThere were twenty-one U.S. charities in 2016 that received at least $600 million in private donations received, according to Forbes magazine. (This could be cash donations or gifts in kind.) Name them.
ROUND 5: An Eighteen Year Drought EndedName a team that reached the playoffs in the 2017-2018 National Football League season.
ROUND 6: The Number 1600Listener-submitted by Mara Apostol.
Name an actor, or the character they portrayed, who appeared in the opening credits of The West Wing at some point during the series.
(Half-game of CtL played as part of "The Trivialympics.")
ROUND 1: Eleven or MoreName any of the twelve most populous states in the United States. Each state has at least eleven representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.
ROUND 2: Quiero Doble Este CategoríaName a country that uses Spanish as an official language.
ROUND 3: Other Gold MedalistsName a country that has been the home country of a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. They also receive a gold medal. Some laureates may have multiple home countries.
ROUND 1: Haha!Between the beginning of the series and the end of the show's twenty-sixth season in 2015, eighteen different The Simpsons characters not part of the Simpson family have appeared in at least 150 episodes. Name them. (In the case of spouses: if they have married a Simpson in the present timeline of the show, they do not count; if the marriage takes place in an episode set in the future, the character could still be on the list.)
ROUND 2: Also Flashdance, Footloose, Beverly Hills Cop, and Miami ViceName a musical act (a solo artist or a group) that had a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart in 1983, 1984, or 1985. (The movies named in the title had soundtracks that went to No. 1 within those three years.)
ROUND 3: Alphabetically LastName an element on the periodic table whose name begins with a "T" or later in the alphabet.
ROUND 4: They Must Need Lots of TranslatorsListener-submitted by Choyon Manjrekar.
Name any of India's twenty-three official languages.
ROUND 5: Ninety MinutesWhile only eight nations have won the men's FIFA World Cup, twelve have reached the final at some point. Name them.
ROUND 6: A Big Deal in Real EstateListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a U.S. state that includes land purchased from France in 1803.
ROUND 1: Alphabetically FirstName an element on the periodic table whose name begins with an "A" or a "B."
ROUND 2: Big Places Across the PondName an urban area in the United Kingdom with at least 400,000 residents, as per their 2011 census.
ROUND 3: Where the Money IsListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a city that is the location of a U.S. Federal Reserve Bank.
ROUND 4: Put the Brooms DownName a nation that competed at the 2018 World Men's Curling Championship or the 2018 World Women's Curling Championship.
ROUND 5: Singing on TelevisionName a country which has won the Eurovision Song Contest at least twice, through 2017.
ROUND 6: Youthful LeadersAbraham Lincoln was 52 years, 20 days old when he assumed the Presidency of the United States. Name any U.S. President who was younger when he became President.
ROUND 1: Point A to Point BName an automobile make that, according to GoodCarBadCar.net, had at least 1.5% of the U.S. market share of all vehicle sales in the first quarter of 2018.
ROUND 2: This Is Not About CurlingListener-submitted by David Kendall.
Name a team that plays in either the National Hockey League or the Canadian Football League, and is based in Canada.
ROUND 3: I'll Have a Little Bacon Cheeseburger All the WayListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Besides bacon and cheese, which do cost extra, name a burger topping available at no extra charge at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
ROUND 4: Stadt StatsName a city in Germany with at least 500,000 people, as per the country's 2015 estimates.
ROUND 5: A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to WasteListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a school in the 2018 Top 20 of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of historically black colleges or universities.
ROUND 6: People Who Are Not E. L. JamesListener-submitted by Cory Harris.
In 1990, Oscar Hijuelos won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Name any author who has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction since 1990.
ROUND 1: What's the Formula, Anyway?Listener-submitted by Eric Sutherland.
Name a country in which a Formula One has been held, or is scheduled to be held, in 2018.
ROUND 2: A Category for the KidsListener-submitted by Hunter York.
Since they were first given out at the 2002 (74th) Academy Awards, there have been a total of twelve different Disney or Pixar films that have won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Name them.
ROUND 3: Songs from the 6Name a song by Drake, either as a main or featured artist, that charted at No. 10 or higher on the Billboard Hot 100.
ROUND 4: There Is No I in Team, but There Is an EmmyListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Through 2017, there have been eighteen television series that have won twenty or more Primetime Emmy Awards. Name them.
ROUND 5: This Lab Is Top SecretListener-submitted by Lisa Wolfisch.
In 2017, sixteen companies spent at least $5.36 billion in R&D (research and development). Ten were tech companies, six were not. Name them.
ROUND 6: Which Is Really the Cradle?Name a President of the United States who was born in either Virginia or Ohio. No President has been born in either state since the 29th.
ROUND 1: This May or May Not Be GarbageListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a major metropolitan area that has hosted a Super Bowl.
ROUND 2: Get Your GreensListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
According to the Produce Marketing Association, the twentieth most purchased vegetable in the United States is asparagus. Name a vegetable that ranks higher. Note that this list uses the culinary definition and not the botanical one.
ROUND 3: Peace!Name an American individual who has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
ROUND 4: Farben and ColoresListener-submitted by Jason Sterlacci.
Name a color of the rainbow in Spanish or German. (There are seven colors in the rainbow for this question.)
ROUND 5: It Is a Truth Universally AcknowledgedListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
That's the opening line of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Name a named character that appears in that work.
ROUND 6: Henry JamesName a country through which the Tropic of Cancer passes. The country need not be a UN member state.
ROUND 1: War GamesListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Give the name of one of the pieces in the original classic version of the board game Stratego.
ROUND 2: More than 37 Million ServedListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
Seventeen airports in North America served at least 37,000,000 passengers in 2015. Name either one of these airports or the city it serves - though in the case of multiple airports in a city, you must be specific.
ROUND 3: The Most Ambitious Crossover Event in HistoryName a film which was released in 2018 and has grossed at least $100 million (US) worldwide to date, as of May 23, 2018.
ROUND 4: Euro BeatsSince the beginning of the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1958, thirteen different European countries have had a musical act reach No. 1 on that music chart. Name them.
ROUND 5: Back to the ShireListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Of the forty-eight ceremonial counties of England, there are twenty-five that end in the letters "-shire." Four are East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire. Name any of the others.
ROUND 6: Lots of VitaminsListener-submitted by Katie Raney.
According to the Produce Marketing Association, the sixteenth most purchased fruit in the United States is raspberry. Name any fruit purchased more than raspberry.
ROUND 1: Landslides and Other ResultsName a U.S. President who received at least 350 electoral votes in a single election.
ROUND 2: You Win or You DieListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Of the characters who appeared in the first episode of the television series Game of Thrones, name one who is still alive. Direwolves count.
ROUND 3: We Were Here FirstListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Not including Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian peoples, name one of the twenty American Indian tribes with the largest number of people reporting ancestry in a specific tribal grouping in the 2010 U.S. Census.
ROUND 4: They Don't Get OffloadedName an app chosen by Apple as one of its twenty most popular iOS apps available from the App Store in 2017. These are all free apps.
ROUND 5: Can You Keep Up?Give the first name of someone who is either a child or a grandchild of the woman currently known as Kris Jenner, formerly Kris Kardashian.
ROUND 6: Something Something BirdsName a sports team form the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, or CFL whose team name is a bird.
ROUND 1: Insert Cheesy Pun HereName any of the top twenty cheese exporting countries worldwide in 2017, based on total value of exports.
ROUND 2: Leave the KeysListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Leave the keys at home, because you’re about to take transit. Name a city whose largest rapid transit system (also known as a metro or a subway) has at least 160 stations. Interchange stations (that is, stations that have multiple sets of platforms in one location) only count as one station.
ROUND 3: I Go to School in ScotlandIn the Harry Potter universe, Hogwarts offers classes in fourteen different subjects to young wizards. Name them.
ROUND 4: Which Way You Goin’, Billy?Name a country that had an IKEA store before the first American IKEA opened near Philadelphia in 1985.
ROUND 5: The Power of LoveListener-submitted by Chris Parsons.
Name a country that has won tennis’s Davis Cup.
ROUND 6: Not an EGOT, but a NogListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Of course, EGOT refers to the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony; however, N-O-G means the Nobel Prize, Oscar, and Grammy. Name a Bob Dylan song that appears on Disc One of the 2010 release of The Essential Bob Dylan, which covers his career from approximately the early to mid-seventies.
ROUND 1: The Boys of Not OctoberListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Since the year without a World Series in 1994, fifteen different teams have lost at least one World Series. Name them.
ROUND 2: No, I Don't Want to Build a SnowmanListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
In 2014, the Frozen soundtrack spent a string of eight consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. Since the year 2000, fifteen other artists have had one or more albums that have spent five or more consecutive weeks at No. 1. Name those artists.
ROUND 3: ABC BlocksName someone who has hosted an American stand-alone version of Pyramid, Family Feud, or Match Game.
ROUND 4: Henry MillerThe show received some "viewer" mail because a category about the Tropic of Cancer was named "Henry James." Therefore, a category about "The Ambassadors" named Henry Miller.
Name a U.S. President or Vice President who at one point served as U.S. Ambassador to another country or the UN, OR a country recognized by the United States that it does not currently maintain diplomatic relations with.
ROUND 5: The Story of My LifeListener-submitted by Lisa Wolfisch.
According to IMDb, The Aviator is the twenty-fifth highest grossing biography feature film of all time in the U.S. Name any biography feature film that grossed more, not counting inflation.
ROUND 6: Long Walks on the BeachListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a UN full member state measured to have at least 7,000 km (4,350 mi) of coastline, according to the CIA World Factbook.
ROUND 1: Not Such a Capital IdeaName any city in the world not in China or India, that is not a national capital, that has a city proper population of at least 3,000,000 people. The city of Toronto is one of the larger cities not on the list, at 2.7 million.
ROUND 2: The Category About the Great White WayThe Tony Awards are tonight (relative to taping), so by the time this airs, they will have already been announced. If "The Band's Visit" wins, it will become the seventeenth Broadway musical with the English word "The" in its name that has won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Name any of the other sixteen, per the titles given on the Tony Awards website.
ROUND 3: This Round Is Not Aboot CanadaName a player that has won either the NHL's Hart Memorial Trophy as regular season MVP* or the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, who was not born in Canada. Prior to 1994, only Canadian-born players had won the awards.
ROUND 4: A Great American CategoryName any American author who has sold at least 200,000,000 books of fiction worldwide. (This list does use the most generous estimated sales totals for each author, and does skew to the more modern.)
ROUND 5: Just One More ThingSince Peter Falk won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for playing (Lt. Frank) Columbo, seventeen different men have also won that award. Name them.
ROUND 6: There Are No Guns in the Van in This CategoryName a band that had an album listed in the top 35 spots of Rolling Stone's list of the 50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time.
ROUND 1: He Doesn't Like Doing SequelsTim Burton has directed eighteen feature films. Name them.
ROUND 2: This Is NutsListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identifies nineteen nuts as tree nuts for the purpose of identifying allergens in food. Give me the name of any of those nuts.
(According to the FDA, in order to be comprehensive, this list employs broad scientific categories that may include a species that currently has no food use, and the fact that a species falls within a scientific category on the list does not mean that the species is appropriate for food use.)
ROUND 3: Dead Presidents and Their FriendsListener-submitted by Josh Woo.
Silver was eliminated from the composition of all circulating U.S. coinage in 1971. Name any individual who has been depicted on a U.S. coin minted for circulation since that year.
ROUND 4: The Voice of a GenerationListener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Name anyone who has been a judge on the U.S. version of The Voice, through the most recently aired fourteenth season.
ROUND 5: Category FiveListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
As of January 2018, and not adjusted for inflation, give the name of one of the twenty costliest tropical cyclones or hurricanes in U.S. history.
ROUND 6: Over the Bounding MainListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Based on gross registered tonnage, name a country or territory ranked in the top twenty that has the largest fleets of registered trading vessels. The list is based on the annual maritime shipping statistics provided by the British Government and the Department for Transport. It is complete and correct for the year ending 2012.
ROUND 1: Easy as 1, 2, 3Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
There have been twenty-one acts that have hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with a number in their name. Name those numerical acts.
ROUND 2: Sitting on Top of the WorldListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Name a UN member whose average elevation is greater than 1,400 meters above sea level. Switzerland just misses at 1,350.
ROUND 3: They Tried to Kill Us, We Won, Let's EatListener-submitted by Jonathan Graham.
The title of this category is a stereotypical summary of most Jewish holidays. Name any Jewish holiday that happens once a year.
ROUND 4: Nine Nine Nine, Fantastic Number NineName someone who was confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States since January 1, 1950, but is no longer a current Supreme Court justice.
ROUND 5: Not Fake NewsName any of the top twenty American-based newspapers (they must actually publish a physical newspaper) as ranked by their website's Alexa ranking in the United States as of June 9, 2018.
ROUND 6: It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady SingsListener-submitted by Ryan Kloefkorn Meyers.
During the 2017-2018 worldwide opera season, twenty-four different men composed the fifty most frequently performed operas. Name any of those composers.
ROUND 1: A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far AwayGive the subtitle of a Star Wars film that currently begins Star Wars: Episode (no.) — ____.
ROUND 2: From the Area Labeled KName a U.S. President who was born west of the Mississippi River.
ROUND 3: Thanks, LatinName a chemical element whose chemical symbol begins with a different letter than its English name.
ROUND 4: Your Category Is… HorsesListener-submitted by Asha Ouseph & Matt Carberry (two independent submissions).
Name a horse that has won the Triple Crown of American thoroughbred racing.
ROUND 5: A Way Too Small Television CategoryListener-submitted by Dan Felsenheld.
Name a black woman who has hosted Saturday Night Live.
ROUND 6: Havana Will Never Be the SameName someone who has had at least two Top Ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 2018. Main and featured artist credits both count, and the song need not have been released in 2018.
ROUND 1: How to Get ImmunityListener-submitted by Nette Compton.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a recommended immunization schedule for children from birth through six years of age. What diseases do they recommend immunizing for?
ROUND 2: An International ConjunctionListener-submitted by Robert Dimitri.
There are twenty UN member states that have the consecutive letters "a", "n", "d" somewhere within their names, in that exact order, as per their name listed by the United Nations. Name them.
ROUND 3: Welcome Aboard, This Is Your Captain SpeakingListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a U.S. President during whose time in office the United States admitted one or more states.
ROUND 4: One Sunday Morning, the Warm Sun Came UpListener-submitted by Phillip Hawkins.
In the children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the caterpillar eats sixteen different things. Name them.
ROUND 5: Almost Always the BridesmaidListener-submitted by Natalie Anderson.
Meryl Streep holds the record for receiving the highest number of acting Academy Award nominations with twenty-one nominations overall - four for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and seventeen for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has won three times, for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, and The Iron Lady. Name any of the remaining eighteen movies for which Streep was nominated for either a leading or supporting role Oscar.
ROUND 6: Canada McMaple Bacon, Part IIName a sport, current or historical, in which Canada has won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics.
ROUND 1: Racing into the FutureListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
As of August 2017 (i.e. prior to Star Trek: Discovery), and excluding main cast members, twenty different races appeared in at least fifteen live-action episodes of Star Trek series. Name them.
ROUND 2: Fast Kicking, Low Scoring, and TiesListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a team that has qualified for the knockout stages of the men's 2018 FIFA World Cup.
ROUND 3: It's a Long Road to CanterburyListener-submitted by Robert Dimitri.
In the surviving work to which we have access today, there are twenty-four existing stories titled according to the name of the pilgrim doing the telling in Geoffrey Chaucer's influential but unfinished Middle English work The Canterbury Tales. Name those pilgrims.
ROUND 4: Nuclear GandhiListener-submitted by Ryan Kloefkorn Meyers.
In the original Sid Meier Civilization computer game, there were fifteen playable empires. Name them.
ROUND 5: Smog CreationListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name any of the top sixteen coal producing states in the United States in 2016. Each produced at least 5,000,000 tons.
ROUND 6: The Dude AbidesListener-submitted by Robert Dimitri.
The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have collaborated on a total of seventeen feature-length films released to theaters for which one or both of them are credited as the director. Name those films.
ROUND 1: When Shall We Three Meet Again?Name a character in Shakespeare's Macbeth with at least eighteen speeches. (A speech is every time the character speaks by themselves, regardless of how many words or lines are spoken.)
ROUND 2: ThrowBlake Bortles finished eleventh in the NFL in 2017 in passing yards. Name any quarterback with more.
ROUND 3: From Justin to KellyListener-submitted by Scott Chupak.
Name someone who has been an American Idol judge. (Guest judges do not count.)
ROUND 4: The Naughty NinetiesName a member of the lineup in Abbott and Costello's famous comedy routine "Who's on First?"
ROUND 5: The Biggest in JapanName any Toyota vehicle model - car, truck, or SUV - that has sold at least 10,000 vehicles in the United States from January through May 2018.
ROUND 6: Island LegendListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Legend, the greatest hits album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, is the best selling reggae album of all time. Name a song that appears on the 2002 Deluxe Edition of this album.
ROUND 1: Nuclear Gandhi, Part IIName a country that is currently presumed to have nuclear weapons.
ROUND 2: Just a Bunch of NumbersListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a Fibonacci number greater than zero and less than 500.
ROUND 3: Here's the Story of a Man Named BradyAccording to IMDb, nine characters appeared in all 117 episodes of The Brady Bunch. Name them, or the actor or actress who portrayed them.
ROUND 4: A Decade of HitsListener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Katy Perry has had fourteen songs hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. Name any of those fourteen songs.
ROUND 5: A Walk in the ParkListener-submitted by Gary Middleton.
As of the beginning of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, there are thirteen cities whose MLB stadium uses the term "park" as part of its official name. Name those cities.
ROUND 6: An Executive LoopholeListener-submitted by Robert Dimitri.
Due to the fact that the United States Constitution did not provide a method to replace until the passage of the 25th Amendment in 1967, there were fifteen Presidents who completed at least one four-year term with the office of Vice President vacant. Name those fifteen Presidents.
ROUND 1: Vanity CardsName a television series that Chuck Lorre has received writing, producing, or creation credit on at least six episodes.
ROUND 2: Eight Years AwayListener-submitted by Mara Apostol.
Name a metropolitan area shortlisted to host games at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
ROUND 3: Henry FListener-submitted by Ryan Kloefkorn Meyers.
In its history; the Ford Motor Company has released sixteen vehicular models whose name begins with the letter F. Name them.
ROUND 4: Listener-submitted by Josh Woo.
Physical Challenge We're in the Money
Name any European Union member state that currently uses the euro as its monetary unit.
ROUND 5: Not in My BackyardListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Give the name of a space on the original classic Monopoly board on which a player cannot build houses or hotels.
ROUND 6: Are You Talkin' to Me?Listener-submitted by Hunter York.
Name any film in which Robert de Niro was credited which grossed at least $100 million per Box Office Mojo, adjusted for inflation.
ROUND 1: Six Years Is a Long TimeThere are fifteen music acts who have had at least one album spend at least 300 total weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. Name them.
(This refers to the main album chart, not the catalog chart.)
ROUND 2: The Granddaddy of Them AllListener-submitted by Courtney Smith.
is a nickname for the largest show in professional wrestling, that being WWE's WrestleMania. Name any metropolitan area that has played host to WrestleMania.
ROUND 3: Mare NostrumListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a United Nations member state with territory located on the mainland European continent that borders the Mediterranean Sea.
ROUND 4: Optimus PrimeListener-submitted by Eugene Byon.
George Washington is the first President of the United States, or POTUS No. 1. Donald Trump is No. 45. Name a U.S. President whose POTUS number is a prime number.
ROUND 5: The CommishListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone who has served as National Football League Commissioner or Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
ROUND 6: The All-Powerful SarlaccListener-submitted by Robert Dimitri.
In 1983's Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, twelve actors were named in the first minute of the end credits, in a separate, more prominent position than the supporting cast listing. Name those twelve performers.
ROUND 1: Bond. James Bond.Not counting stuntman Bob Simmons, who was the Bond who shot the gun in the opening gun barrel sequence in the first few Eon Bond films, twelve performers have portrayed Ian Flaming's James Bond in the media - that being film, television, or radio. Name them. (There is generally one Bond per film.)
ROUND 2: No Odd Jobs AllowedName any of the twelve options available in the milti-player map screen for the original Nintendo 64 release of GoldenEye.
ROUND 3: GlobetrotterName a UN member state that is not a member of the G20 or European Union where James Bond's missions in the Eon Productions films have taken him.
ROUND 4: Behind the CameraWhen the 25th Eon Productions James Bond film is released in 2019, the series will have had twelve different directors. Name those directors.
ROUND 5: Dropping the HammerThere are seventeen distinct car makes driven by James Bond over the course of the Eon Productions film series, including one he drives remotely. Name them.
ROUND 6: Quality Matters, M'DearTwelve performers have played M, Q, or Moneypenny in the Eon Productions James Bond film series. Name them.
ROUND 1: Chart DominationName a musical act who, since 1980, has had five different Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from a single album.
ROUND 2: U.S. "C"itiesThere are twenty-one Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States whose name begins with the letter C, and whose estimated population as per the U.S. Census Bureau was greater than 200,000 people as of July 1, 2017. Name the main population center of these Metropolitan Statistical Areas and their main state. (Both city and state are required.)
ROUND 3: Thanks for Coming, Here Are Your Parting GiftsListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
Name a country who failed to advance out of the group stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
ROUND 4: That's a Lot of BreadsticksListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
According to the trade journal Nation's Restaurant News, The Olive Garden ranks No. 15 on their list of top U.S. restaurant chains, with $3.9 billion in annual sales. Name a restaurant chain that ranks higher by annual sales volume.
ROUND 5: Category: Not ImpossibleName a movie not part of the Mission: Impossible series in which Tom Cruise was credited and that grossed at least $125 million domestically adjusted for inflation, as per Box Office Mojo. Cameo roles or bit parts do not count.
ROUND 6: The Fifth of FourthName someone who has appeared in at least twelve episodes of Arrested Development. You may name the character or the actor who played them. (In terms of episode count, for Season 4, count the original cut, not the remade cut that came out this year, and Season 5's first episodes that have been released on Netflix also count.)
ROUND 1: Parlez-vous Français?Listener-submitted by Troy Osborne.
Name a country with a population of at least 5,000,000 people that has French as an official language.
ROUND 2: Among the Best 32Listener-submitted by Nolan Werner.
Name a nation that, according to FIFA, has had ten or more appearances in the men's FIFA World Cup, as of the 2018 tournament. Note that some nations have carried on the records of others.
ROUND 3: Better than EzraEzra is the fifteenth book of the King James version of the Old Testament. Name any book that comes before Ezra.
ROUND 4: When It Comes Crashing DownListener-submitted by Matt Cooper.
Name someone who has held what's now known as the WWE Championship for more than a combined 270 days. This includes championship reigns in the current WWE, as well as WWWF and WWF.
ROUND 5: After You, I InsistListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone currently in one of the first eighteen positions in the line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II. (First name only is acceptable.)
ROUND 6: Dreams Work, or Maybe OthersListener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Name any of the top twenty highest-grossing animated films domestically (per Box Office Mojo, not counting inflation) that were by neither Disney nor Pixar. Number 20 on the list grossed about $193 million.
ROUND 1: The International Language of Chlorinated WaterListener-submitted by Robert Dimitri.
Since the inception of the Summer Olympics in 1896 and through the Rio Olympics in 2016, sixteen nations or former nations have won more than twenty Olympic medals in the sport of swimming. Name them.
Listener-submitted by Andre Cormier.
ROUND 2: A Series of Villains(This category was originally titled "I'll Huff and I'll Puff", unplayed in Episode 80.)
There are twenty characters who have been given first billing as the main antagonist in the MGM or Eon James Bond series. Name them (either the character or the performer who played them).
ROUND 3: Foreign and DomesticListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name a non-American country in Asia or the Pacific islands with at least one operational U.S. military base located in its territory.
ROUND 4: A Menu with IntegrityListener-submitted by Jeffrey Rivett.
According to Chipotle's website, name an ingredient that you can find in a bowl or a burrito at Chipotle.
ROUND 5: Almost a Heartbeat AwayListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name any major party U.S. Vice Presidential candidate who was on the losing ticket in the 1960 election or later.
ROUND 6: Will You Remember Her?Listener-submitted by Troy Osborne.
Name a main stage artist who played at least one date on the original 1997 Lilith Fair tour.
ROUND 1: Recently Featuring Alex TrebekName someone who, according to IMDb, has been credited in at least fifty episodes of Orange Is the New Black. You may name either the character or the actor or actress who portrays them.
ROUND 2: Is It a Pie, or Is It a Cake?Name an ingredient, any ingredient, that is in Betty Crocker’s Boston cream pie recipe when you are making it from scratch.
ROUND 3: That’s a Lot of SalesListener-submitted by Nette Compton.
Name any female author estimated to have had at least 100 million books sold, who published their work with an original language of English in 1900 or later.
ROUND 4: Party UnityListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name a U.S. state with at least two representatives whose current delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives is made up entirely of members of the same political party.
ROUND 5: Hell Froze OverListener-submitted by Jeffrey Rivett.
Name an Eagles song that charted in the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100.
ROUND 6: A Series of Better HalvesListener-submitted by (This category was originally titled "His Better Half", unplayed in Episode 80.)
Listener-submitted by Andre Cormier..
Bond girls populate the Eon Productions James Bond film series. Name them; you may name either character or actress. The character must be an active ally of Bond purposeful to his main mission - his main female ally.
ROUND 1: Meredith Vieira Talks About BooksListener-submitted by Lisa Wolfisch.
There are fifteen books or book series in PBS's list of 100 Most Loved Books, as part of their Great American Read, that are listed as "young adult." Name any of the authors of these books. (The author need not be American.)
ROUND 2: Play Ball, I Think?Name a Major League Baseball team that, through August 1, 2018, has a regular season record in 2018 that is below a winning percentage of .500.
ROUND 3: Not That Steve PerryListener-submitted by Troy Osborne.
Name a song on Journey's album Greatest Hits.
ROUND 4: One Has Had Alex Trebek, The Other Alex TrebelListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone who was part of the first season cast of either Saturday Night Live (SNL, the Alex Trebek part) or Second City Television (SCTV, the Alex Trebel part).
ROUND 5: Pray for Rain, Deal with MudListener-submitted by Jeffrey Rivett.
Name a Denzel Washington movie that has grossed at least $100 million domestically, adjusted for inflation, according to Box Office Mojo.
ROUND 6: New FriendsListener-submitted by Troy Osborne & Luke Daniels (independent submissions).
Name any current member of NATO that was not one of its twelve founding member states.
ROUND 1: The City CupListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name a city where at least one game was played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
ROUND 2: Where Were They From?Name the U.S. state of primary affiliation that is different from a birth state of a U.S. Vice President since Spiro Agnew's resignation on December 6, 1973.
ROUND 3: Voice ActorsName someone who has provided their voice to at least 100 episodes of The Simpsons.
ROUND 4: That Was QuickName a Shakespeare play whose length is fewer than 20,000 words.
ROUND 5: No, Jeopardy! Does Not Accept East WooClint Eastwood has directed fifteen films that have grossed at least $100 million domestically, adjusted for inflation. Name them.
ROUND 6: HiName an element on the periodic table whose English name begins with an "H" or an "I".
ROUND 1: Collections of Smaller PlacesListener-submitted by Nette Compton.
Based on 2016 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, name any of the seventeen U.S. states that do not have a city in the 100 most populous cities proper in the United States.
ROUND 2: What's the Sitch?Name a character, or the actor or actress who portrayed them, who appeared in at least fifteen episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
ROUND 3: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of TimesListener-submitted by Matt Coleman.
Eighteen actors have won Razzie Awards for acting - including Worst Actor/Actress, Worst Supporting Actor/Actress, and Worst Screen Couple - and have also won an Academy Award in any category, excluding Lifetime Achievement Awards. Name them. (The actor or actress must be specifically named for the Razzie; a member of a Razzie-winning cast does not count.)
ROUND 4: Sid Meier's Role ModelsListener-submitted by Troy Osborne.
Name any country with at least eighteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
ROUND 5: Just One NameThe one name here… is Madonna. Name a track that was on Madonna's 1990 album The Immaculate Collection. (This is a "greatest hits" album of sorts.)
ROUND 6: Going Back to the 1490sName someone who appears in Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper.
ROUND 1: Hasta la Vista, BabyName an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie not part of the Terminator series which has grossed at least $70 million domestically, adjusted for ticket price inflation, according to Box Office Mojo. Bit parts or cameo roles count.
ROUND 2: Things Often Get Spelled with a UName a current member state of the (British) Commonwealth of Nations with a population of at least 10,000,000 people.
ROUND 3: I Bet Fifteen Will Drop Off the Charts QuicklyAndrew is the nineteenth most popular male baby name in the United States of the past hundred years (1918-2017), according to the Social Security Administration. Name any name more popular than Andrew.
ROUND 4: Stan Ross Just Missed This ListListener-submitted by Kris Eve & Jeremy Cahnmann (partly).
Name a Major League Baseball player who had at least 3,000 hits for one team. (The player need not have played his entire career with one team.)
ROUND 5: The Outer LayerName any of the seventeen most abundant elements by weight in the Earth's crust.
ROUND 6: The Number SeventyName a television series nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series or Outstanding Drama Series for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be presented on September 17.
ROUND 1: Tall People in ChargeName a U.S. President whose listed height is at least six feet tall.
ROUND 2: This Is Not an Adam Sandler CategoryName a film in which Drew Barrymore appeared that grossed at least $40 million domestically, adjusted for ticket price inflation, as per Box Office Mojo.
(After the first pass, Andy added that bit parts and cameos count.)
ROUND 3: Smart People Get Things Named After ThemListener-submitted by Jeremy Cahnmann.
There are sixteen people who have had an element on the periodic table named after them. Name the element.
ROUND 4: The Number Seventy, Part IIName a show that received at least three nominations for program, directing, acting, or writing (the major categories) for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be awarded on September 17, 2018.
ROUND 5: Projections May Mess You UpExcluding any Antarctic claims, but including other claims and inland water, name any country in the world with an area larger than that of Mexico.
ROUND 6: A Century of TrendsDonna is the nineteenth most popular female baby name of the last hundred years (1918-2017), according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Name any female baby name more popular than Donna.
ROUND 1: A Hardy CategoryListener-submitted by Jeremy Cahnmann.
Tom Hardy's two highest-grossing movies of all time are The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. Besides Tom Hardy, name any of the ten first-billed actors in those films. There are sixteen total actors and actresses on this list.
ROUND 2: Grey RootsListener-submitted by Michael Simon & Bruce Saunders (independent submissions).
In 1986 and 1987, the first two classes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included twenty-four solo artists and groups in the performers category, all of whom began their careers before the British Invasion in 1964. Give the name of any of these performers.
ROUND 3: Lights? Camera? Action!As per the Oxford English Corpus of 2011, name any of the twenty most commonly used verbs in the English language.
ROUND 4: What's All the Rage?Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Nielsen ratings track the top-rated (most popular) show for each television season. Name any show that was ranked No. 1 in a season from the 1980-1981 television season onwards.
ROUND 5: I Was Told There Would Be No MathName a triangular number greater than one and less than 100.
ROUND 6: I'm the Only OneName any U.S. President who is considered to be the only U.S. President born in their respective state. (In cases where an exact birthplace my be in dispute, please use where the President claimed he was born.)
ROUND 1: Roll for InitiativeListener-submitted by Andrew Brown.
Name any Dungeons and Dragons 5e (5th Edition) basic playable class, accoding to the Player's Handbook.
ROUND 2: Where There's a Will, There's a WayListener-submitted by Jeffrey Rivett.
Name a movie in which Will Smith appeared that grossed at least $90 million in North America, adjusted for ticket price inflation, as per Box Office Mojo.
ROUND 3: A League of WinnersListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name any team from Spain, Germany, England, or Italy which qualified for the 2018—2019 UEFA Champions League by finishing in the top four of their domestic league the previous season.
ROUND 4: There Are Even Spelling Standards, TooListener-submitted by Chris King.
Name an element on the periodic table of the elements whose preferred English spelling, as per IUPAC, contains exactly six letters. (Because it appeared during halftime, curium is removed from the list.)
ROUND 5: Leading LadiesListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name anyone who has served as First Lady of the United States in the last eighty years. (A last name only is insufficient.)
ROUND 6: Yes, There Are Enough for a CategoryName a country that has a land border with the People's Republic of China.
ROUND 1: Yippee Ki-Yay, Mr. FalconListener-submitted by Choyon Manjrekar.
Name a movie not part of the Die Hard series in which Bruce Willis appeared that grossed at least $100 million, adjusted for inflation, as per Box Office Mojo. Bit parts and cameos do not count.
ROUND 2: Shall We Play a Game?Listener-submitted by Tom Minard.
Sixteen video game franchises have sold more than 100 million units worldwide. Name them.
(Console and handheld game sales count; arcade games do not; expansion packs and games bundled with systems are included; free-to-play games and micro-transactions are not included.)
ROUND 3: I Need This Category Like I Need a Hole in the HeadListener-submitted by Chris King.
Name a bone in the human head. (Left and right sides do not count separately.)
ROUND 4: Peak PerformanceListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name any U.S. state that contains at least one of the 200 highest major summits in the United States.
ROUND 5: Please ClapListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
The first Republican presidential debate for the 2016 election was hosted by Fox News, and contained a main stage debate and an undercard debate. Name any candidate who participated in either debate.
ROUND 6: Avoiding a Wipeout This TimeName a Rolling Stones song that went to No. 10 or better on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 music chart.
ROUND 1: No, Ironside Is Not on This List, Part IIName any television series on which William Shatner appeared in at least five episodes. Animated voice roles count.
ROUND 2: Science Inspired by LiteratureListener-submitted by Chris King.
The names of the moons of Uranus are named generally after characters of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Name an inner or major moon of Uranus.
ROUND 3: Eight Cities Are DisqualifiedName a Canadian metropolitan area completely outside of Ontario with a population of at least 200,000 people, as of the 2016 Census.
ROUND 4: Alrighty, Then!Name a movie in which Jim Carrey appeared that grossed at least $90 million in North America, adjusted for ticket price inflation, per Box Office Mojo. (Bit parts or cameo roles do not count.)
ROUND 5: Words, Words, and More WordsName a four-letter word found in the 2015 edition of Collins Scrabble Words that begins with the letter "Q." Please answer by spelling the word.
ROUND 6: Right on the MoneyName a Prime Minister of Canada who served in that position longer than current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
ROUND 1: Well, the U.S. Open Is OnListener-submitted by Chris Swindon.
Name any male tennis player who won a Grand Slam singles title during the 1980s (1980-1989 inclusive).
ROUND 2: Gary's FinestListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name one of the children of Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson of Gary, Indiana, patriarch and matriarch of the musical Jackson family, the "Royal Family of Pop." First name only is acceptable.
ROUND 3: Where the Money Really IsName any U.S. state with a gross domestic product in 2017 of at least $500 billion.
ROUND 4: In the Third Period, the Player Who's Behind Selects FirstName an element on the periodic table between 11 and 18 (inclusive), and is thus in period 3.
ROUND 5: There's Nothing Wrong with Ohio Except the Snow and the RainName a city in Ohio with a city proper population of at least 60,000 people, as of the 2010 U.S. Census.
ROUND 6: Didn't We Pass a Castle Back Down the Road?Listener-submitted by Lisa Wolfisch.
Name a named character in the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
ROUND 1: Booby Traps Aren't Mr. Tarr's Style (But They Are Mine)Name an actor or actress who was credited in the 2001 movie Ocean's Eleven in the first 70 seconds of the end credits.
ROUND 2: Over 300 Seasons and CountingOver 300 seasons of Big Brother have aired worldwide, produced in over 50 countries. Name a country whose first season of Big Brother aired in 2001 or earlier. (Note that the show need not be named Big Brother, just that it uses the general format.)
ROUND 3: Fore!Listener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name someone who has won The Masters golf tournament at least twice.
ROUND 4: The Times They Are a-Changin'Listener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name a U.S. state which is located in multiple time zones.
ROUND 5: It's Still BeatingListener-submitted by Chris Burke.
Huey Lewis and the News's song "The Heart of Rock & Roll" mentions fourteen cities by name or mickname where the heart of rock & roll is still beating. Name the city name, or city nickname that Huey Lewis calls out in the song.
ROUND 6: Paper or Plastic?Listener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
United States Federal Reserve Notes are made of paper. Canadian banknotes, on the other hand, are made from polymer, a.k.a. plastic. Name an American or Canadian bank that is one of the world's 50 largest banks by market capitalization, as of May 31, 2018.
ROUND 1: In Your Neck of the WoodsListener-submitted by Jason McKenney.
Since the program's inception in 1952, sixteen different people have held the title of lead anchor or co-anchor on the Today show. Name them.
ROUND 2: This Is Not an Al Gore CategoryListener-submitted by Kyle Molitor.
Name a film in which Tommy Lee Jones appeared that grossed at least $100 million, adjusted for inflation, as per Box Office Mojo. Cameos and bit parts count.
ROUND 3: This Has Nothing to Do with Microsoft ExcelListener-submitted by Chris King.
Name any organelle that is generally found in a plant cell or an animal cell.
ROUND 4: Back to ChildhoodName any color in a standard sixteen-color pack of Crayola crayons.
ROUND 5: It's Been a WhileName a year since 1970 (inclusive) during which a Canadian hockey team won the Stanley Cup.
ROUND 6: Heavy Is the HeadListener-submitted by Tom Minard.
The 92nd Miss America pageant took place on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, crowning Miss America 2019. During the broadcast finale, the 51 candidates were narrowed down to the top fifteen. Name any political entity (state, territory, etc.) that was represented by a candidate in the top fifteen.
ROUND 1: Fill in the BlancListener-submitted by Brian Israel.
Name a character which Mel Blanc is credited for voicing on The Bugs Bunny Show.
ROUND 2: A 60-Year-Old ListFor the sixtieth anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 music chart, Billboard released the top 600 hits in the history of the chart (August 1958 - August 2018). Name a Canadian music act (solo artist or group) with at least one song on the chart.
ROUND 3: Blue Plate SpecialListener-submitted by Doug Boyle.
Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue knows a lot about shrimp. In the movie Forrest Gump, he outlines twenty different preparations for this fruit of the sea. Give the ways Bubba suggests shrimp may be prepared.
ROUND 4: I Bless the Rains Down HereListener-submitted by Chris Swindon.
Name a country on the continent of Africa whose population, as
of at the 2015 mid-year normalized demographic projections, was 20,000,000 inhabitants or greater.
ROUND 5: Mailing It InListener-submitted by Paul Paquet & Doug Boyle (independent submissions).
Name a U.S. state whose postal abbreviation is also a chemical symbol on the periodic table of the elements.
ROUND 6: We're at the PostListener-submitted by Doug Boyle.
According to Emily Post, a formal dinner setting should have sixteen pieces, including two kinds of plates, four types of glasses, four forks and four knives, with only one spoon. Give the proper name of the pieces that make up a full sixteen piece formal dinner setting.
ROUND 1: Fifteen Mmm Mmm MinutesListener-submitted by Doug Boyle.
In 1962, Andy Warhol presented at MoMA thirty-two painted canvasses, known collectively as Campbell's Soup Cans, depicting thirty-two varieties of soup. Removing non-specific terms like "vegetables," "broth," or "chili," as well as adjectives like "old fashioned," "Italian style" and prepositions like "of" or "with," there are eighteen specific and distinct ingredients named on the soup cans in Warhol's paintings indicating the variety of soup. Ten appear only once; one as many as seven different times. Name these specific food items.
ROUND 2: Why Didn't I Look at This Submission Before Playing Jackie's Game at O'Brien's a Few Weeks Back?Listener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
While in Los Angeles, Andy partook in an O'Brien's Pub Quiz game written and hosted by Jackie Fox - the second round of which was focused on the television series Twin Peaks.
Name a character, or the actor or actress who portrayed them, who appeared in twenty-five or more episodes of the television series Twin Peaks, including both the original series and the 2017 revival. In case of an actor playing multiple characters or a character with multiple identities, appearances are combined.
ROUND 3: La Isla PobladaListener-submitted by Matt Carberry.
There are twenty-two islands with a population greater than five million people. Name a UN member state whose territory includes, in whole or in part, any of these twenty-two islands.
ROUND 4: Not the Droids You're Looking ForListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Name a feature film, not part of either the Star Wars or Indiana Jones franchises, directed or produced by George Lucas. This does not include TV movies or direct-to-video releases, and executive producer credits count.
ROUND 5: Coming to AgreementListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name a country that the United States currently has a free trade agreement with, according to the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.
ROUND 6: Lucky ThirteenListener-submitted by Doug Boyle.
The Preamble to the United States Constitution contains thirteen nouns - two of which are proper names, and eleven of which are common nouns (though most of these common nouns are capitalized). Name the nouns the make up the basic ideas behind the U.S. Constitution, from the Preamble.
ROUND 1: To Unite All Peoples Within Our NationName a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, or Virginia.
ROUND 2: Prepare for TroubleOne of these characters ran late, and it led to trouble. Name a character listed in the SparkNotes character list of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
ROUND 3: And Make It DoubleName an NBA player who had at least thirty double-doubles in the 2017-18 NBA season. (A double-double is ten or more in a single game of any two of the following statistical categories: points, assists, rebounds, blocks, steals.)
ROUND 4: To Protect the World from DevastationName a United Nations member state whose name on the list of UN member states begins with a "G" or an "H."
ROUND 5: To Denounce the Evils of Truth and Love"The truth is out there." Name a character, or the actor or actress who portrayed them, who was in at least ten episodes of The X-Files.
ROUND 6: To Extend Our Reach to the Stars AboveName any of the IAU's eighty-eight constellations whose name begins with the letter "C."
ROUND 1: Before QatarListener-submitted by Paul Paquet.
Name a country that has hosted games in the men's FIFA World Cup, through the 2018 tournament.
ROUND 2: This Question Was Formerly Known by Another NameListener-submitted by Doug Boyle.
Setlist.fm has compiled 1,920 of the setlists of Prince's concerts performed during his lifetime. According to their records, name the top sixteen songs Prince performed the most in concert during his lifetime.
ROUND 3: Cooks Food, Will TravelListener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Name a primary filming location, either city or state, for the Bravo TV series Top Chef through the end of Season 15. (In seasons where a state is the main setting, they travel around it.)
ROUND 4: Around QatarName a United Nations member state whose name on the list of UN member states at their website is alphabetized under the letters "O", "P", or "R".
ROUND 5: The Opposite of TrumpListener-submitted by Bruce Saunders.
Donald Trump was the oldest person to be inaugurated as President of the United States. William McKinley was 54 years, 34 days old when he was sworn in as President. Name one of the seventeen Presidents that were younger when they began their Presidency.
ROUND 6: Team Rocket Blasts Off at the Speed of LightName a European Space Agency full or associate member which has put an astronaut into space.
ROUND 1: A Category in Andy's WheelhouseIn 1902 - and only 1902 - exactly twelve locations had an American League or National League baseball franchise. Name them.
ROUND 2: It's A SinName any of the nineteen characters listed in the SparkNotes character list for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
ROUND 3: It's All Good, ManListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Name a character, or the actor or actress who played them, who has appeared on twenty or more episodes combined of the TV series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
ROUND 4: A Lot Can Change in Twenty YearsListener-submitted by Luke Daniels.
Name any state that voted differently in the 1996 U.S. Presidential election than it did in the 2016 Presidential election.
ROUND 5: Seize the Means of Production HereName any UN member state with a gross domestic product (purchasing power parity per capita) of greater than $55,000, as per the CIA World Factbook.
ROUND 6: Keeping It Real, Part IListener-submitted by the gang at the Triviality podcast: Neal Fischer, Jeff Culver, Ken Pendola, Matt Artz.
Since 1966, there have only been two years - 1976 and 1979 - where all the nominees played fictional characters; in Hollywood, they say if you want to win an Oscar, play a real person. Name an Oscar winner for Best Actor who won playing an actual person for a movie released since January 1, 1966.
ROUND 1: Better than CanadaKim Campbell became Prime Minister of Canada on June 25, 1993, becoming Canada's first female head of government. Name a current UN member state who elected a female head of government or head of state prior to June 25, 1993. Note that members of collective heads of state do count for the purposes of this question, and that the country must only currently be a UN member.
ROUND 2: I Swear to GodThree times on Complete the List, [Andy has] prefaced a category by saying "I swear to God, this is NOT a Hamilton category."
So, this is a musicals category. Specifically, it IS a Hamilton category. Name a song that appears on Act One of the 2015 cast album to the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Any song that has a reprise only counts once on this list.
ROUND 3: I'm in Favor of My Team's ExecutionThis category paraphrases inaugural Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay, whose team lost their first twenty-six games in the National Football League - and when asked about the execution of his offense after a game, he said he would be in favor of it. Name a team that beat the Buccaneers in their inaugural 1976 season; you must give the team's name as it was in 1976.
ROUND 4: Surrender Now or Prepare to FightName any of the top twenty-five war movies of all time, as ranked per Rotten Tomatoes.
ROUND 5: People Probably Set to Die SoonListener-submitted by Courtney Smith.
Name any character, or the actor who portrays them, who has appeared in at least thirty-four episodes of Game of Thrones. For reference, Rory McCann, playing Sandor Cleghane, has appeared in thirty-three episodes and is eighteenth on the list.
ROUND 6: Francis Gary PowersThe band U2 has played thousands of live shows. According to Setlist.fm, name any of the top fifteen songs played in concert by Bono and company.
ROUND 1: Cúmero Número UnoListener-submitted by Hunter York.
Since the creation of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986,
twenty-one twenty-three different male golfers have reached the No. 1 golfer in the world for at least one week during their career. Name them.
ROUND 2: War HorsesListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Name the composer of one of the top twenty-five most frequently performed symphonic works, according to the League of American Orchestras most recent repertoire report, which is based on data from the 2012–2013 concert season.
ROUND 3: The Vancouver Island TreatName an ingredient from the original published recipe for Nanaimo bars, that being the 1953 Edith Adams cookbook as published by The Vancouver Sun.
ROUND 4: Making Us LaughName someone who has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1983 or later.
ROUND 5: Nine, Eight CentralListener-submitted by Adam Holquist.
Name a city with a metropolitan area population of 2,000,000 or more, based on 2015 estimates, which is located in the North American Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00).
ROUND 6: A Pal Up AboveName one of the eighty-eight IAU constellations whose name begins with "P", "A", or "L."
ROUND 1: WSName a William Shakespeare play classified by Open Source Shakespeare as a tragedy.
ROUND 2: NYCThe New York-Newark-Jersey City Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of a number of counties. Name any of those counties.
ROUND 3: KName a pitcher who received votes in 2018 for the American League Cy Young Award or the National League Cy Young Award.
ROUND 4: TV!Name someone who has won at least eight regular-season games of Jeopardy!.
Name a U.S. state that was represented by a single Senator for greater than thirty-six years. (Any length of time spent as a Senator for at least thirty-six years and a day would make the list.)
ROUND 5: R & D(This category was originally titled "Can Term Limits Be a Thing?", unplayed in Season 2, Episode 7.)
Name a film in which Idris Elba appeared that has grossed at least $50 million, adjusted for ticket price inflation, as per Box Office Mojo. Voice roles and cameos count.
ROUND 6: PG(This category was originally titled "Il Sea Bird", unplayed in Season 2, Episode 7.)
ROUND 1: An "A" in GeographyName a UN member state that has a capital city whose English language name starts with the letter "A."
ROUND 2: He's Pretty Much in EverythingName a Samuel L. Jackson film which grossed at least $100 million domestically, adjusted for ticket price inflation, as per Box Office Mojo. Voice roles count; bit parts or cameos do not.
ROUND 3: JThe Oxford 3000 is a list of the most important words in English to learn. In that list of 3000 are twenty-seven entries which start with the letter "J." Name any of these words, proper nouns, or multi-word phrases.
ROUND 4: Daniel Webster Was WrongDaniel Webster twice refused the Vice Presidency of the United States – had he accepted either, he would have become President. Name a Vice President of the United States who went on to become President, for any reason.
ROUND 5: Yes, It's Hot in HereListener-submitted by AJ Mass.
In 1994, for the first time, Major League Baseball invited all of the leagues' professional mascots to attend the All-Star Game, held that year in Pittsburgh. Name any of the teams who were represented by a mascot at the festivities.
ROUND 6: Did These Ever End?Name an American primetime scripted television series that has aired on a major American broadcast network, and has aired at least fourteen seasons.
ROUND 1: Mele KalikimakaListener-submitted by Michael Simon.
Name any of the eight principal Hawaiian Islands.
ROUND 2: Christmas CarolsName a character named in the Spark Notes character list of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
ROUND 3: The First NoelName any of the first eight states to ratify the U.S. Constitution whose name does not contain a letter "L."
ROUND 4: Santa BabyName a villain from the original 1960s Batman TV series that was based on a character from the original comic books.
ROUND 5: Silver BellsName an actress who has won the Oscar for Best Actress after turning 50.
ROUND 6: The Number 5 Bus Out of New HavenName an MLB, NHL, NFL, or NBA team that has retired the uniform number 5.
ROUND 1: She Played an Oscar WinnerName a movie not part of the The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit trilogies in which Cate Blanchett appeared that grossed at least $30 million domestically, adjusted for ticket price inflation, as per Box Office Mojo.
ROUND 2: Just One NFL Team Plays HereName a city in New York State whose population as per the 2010 U.S. Census is greater than 30,000 people.
ROUND 3: One Day MoreName a character named in the Spark Notes character list to Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.
ROUND 4: Chauncey's ChancesListener-submitted by David Plotkin.
According to a statistical model developed by Basketball-Reference.com, Chauncey Billups has an 84.4% chance of being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Using this same model, there are twenty NBA players not currently in the Hall of Fame that have a greater probability of being elected than Chauncey Billups. Name them. (These could be both active and inactive players.)
ROUND 5: Higher EducationName a European nation home to a university that was founded before, and has been in continuous operation since, the year 1500.
ROUND 6: 4077Name a character, or the actor or actress who portrayed them, who appeared in at least fifty episodes of the television series M*A*S*H.
ROUND 1: American GodsListener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.
Name any city in North America that has hosted a Summer or Winter Olympics.
ROUND 2: Alphabetically LastName a President of the United States whose last name begins with the letter "T" or later in the alphabet.
Listener-submitted by Max Meiners.
ROUND 3: A Playing Card Company(This category was originally titled "All I Want for Christmas Is Wii U", unplayed in Season 2, Episode 10.)
Name a video game console released by Nintendo that has sold at least five million units worldwide.
ROUND 4: Big Screen AwardsName a movie nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe in either Best Motion Picture – Drama, or Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
ROUND 5: Small Screen AwardsName a television series nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe in either Best Television Series – Drama, or Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
ROUND 6: Retirement HavensName a metropolitan area in Florida with a population of at least 300,000.
(No game played in this episode; it was a retrospective of the show's history to date.)
ROUND 1: R & RName anyone (a solo artist or a group) who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame classes of 2017, 2018, or 2019.
ROUND 2: I Can Name This Movie in One WordListener-submitted by Elizabeth Olson.
Ralph Breaks the Internet was the fifty-seventh animated movie released by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Of the other fifty-six movies released, sixteen have a one-word title. Name them. (For the purposes of this list, "the" counts as a word, and Pixar movies do not count.)
ROUND 3: Binge WorthyName any of the top twenty of the most watched Netflix original shows in 2018, as per TV Time and Business Insider.
ROUND 4: Ms. HonorableListener-submitted by Eugene Byon.
Name a U.S. state that has a female serving in the United States Senate.
ROUND 5: A Category Green with EnvyName a character in Shakespeare's Othello with at least ten speeches in the play, as per Open Source Shakespeare. (No distinction is made as to how many lines the speech lasts.)
ROUND 6: A Science Category with No MenListener-submitted by Hunter York..
Name a chemical element whose common English name does not end with the letters "m," "e," or "n."
ROUND 1: Movies Are So Last YearName a 2018 released film that, as of January 21, 2019, has grossed at least $400 million worldwide as per Box Office Mojo.
ROUND 2: The Australian Open Is OnListener-submitted by Courtney Smith.
Name a female tennis player who has won a major (the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, or the US Open) in 2008 or later.
ROUND 3: No Use for a NavyListener-submitted by Cheyenne Fletcher.
A landlocked country is defined as a country that is completely surrounded by land or only has coastline on closed seas. Name a landlocked UN full member state that is on the Asian continent.
ROUND 4: It's Hot and Cold in HereListener-submitted by Cheyenne Fletcher.
Name any of the words that have appeared in the titles of George R. R. Martin's A Song of [Ice and Fire] series.
ROUND 5: TGIFName a character, or the actor or actress who portrayed them, who appeared in at least one hundred episodes of either Full House or Boy Meets World.
ROUND 6: Made in SwedenListener-submitted by Courtney Smith.
Stockholm's own Max Martin is one of the most prolific pop song writers of the last twenty-five years. Name an artist who had a Max Martin written or co-written song chart on the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.
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