Friday, April 11, 2008

Last night Risa, Britton, Rose and I played the SNL edition of Trivial Pursuit. We were all weened on SNL, yet could not answer unbelievable questions like this:

"What everyday object, packaged with a rubber band, did Irwin Mainway sell for 6.95 as a Johnny Space Commander Mask Halloween costume?

Also, Art Palace is neither an Art nor a Palace, discuss amongst yourselves.

*Email me secretly for the answer and I'll have a big prize (Jeff Koons porn poster) for whoever is geekblood enough to get that.

14 comments:

Eric said...

plastic bag!!! wooo!!

Eric said...

oops, got too excited and didn't read that secret part.

Ali Fitzgerald said...

you are so right. damn you.

Shannon said...

Oooh, but can you tell me what other costumes Ernest Mainway was responsible in that sketch?

Eric said...

"Invisible Pedestrian", "Johnny Human Torch", and Military fatigues with a working rifle. blammo. :)

Shannon said...

"It says it right on the package. Not for blind kids."

Well done, sir.

Ali Fitzgerald said...

Nerd out! wow, I feel so inadequate. Here's another one because now I have to stump you both:

What writer based his Olympia Restaurant sketches on Chicago's Billygoat Tavern?

Shannon said...

Buck Henry?

Shannon said...

Remember, I do comedy for a quasi living, so some of this is pretty deep in there. That said, I'm not an actual comedy nerd quoting Monty Python's Parrot Sketch all the time, and I certainly don't know jack shit about SNL after about 1994 besides Fey and Poehler are teh AWESOME and Dick in a Box and Narnia. I just happened to grow up in heavy-rural Iowa with a Betamax copy of the best of Belushi and Ackroyd and my own weird head and a Field of Boredom.

Ali Fitzgerald said...

Shannon, all is forgiven, display your knowledge of sketch comedy minutiae with pride.

Besides, I wanted Gilda Radner to be my mom---and Amy Poehler is awwwwwesome.

I'm guessing you also like Upright Citizen's Brigade? Anyways, the real point of my entry is to inform you that you are incorrect. It is the legendary (?) Don Novello.

Shannon said...

Aha, see? Me no nerd. He's Sarducci, right?

Ali Fitzgerald said...

You got me. Obviously I need to brush up on my novello (I just wrote the card by the way, I did not know the answer..um at all).
My student told me the Kids in the Hall are doing something skit-like this weekend, which I didn't even know. And I loves me some Kids in the Hall. That's how in the dark I am about the drama-ing in this town...and perhaps the world at large.

Shannon said...

The Kids thing was actually last night and the night before that. I didn't get to go either.

Axel said...

Yes, Novello is Father Sarducci, the priest with street cred. Oh my god, this is like the time everyone on the bus was talking french fries.