Any Questions #354: "Mister"

Jun 8, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel mark the end of the Fund Drive with a show about various misters.

Last week's challenge
Start with the words CAKE and CANDLE. Rearrange the letters and you can spell a two-word term that you might see on TV just before Valentine’s Day. What are the words?

On-air questions: On June 8, 1948, Texaco Star Theatre debuted on NBC. It originally featured a rotating group of four comedians as hosts, but during its first year on the air, Milton Berle became the permanent guest host. In 1953, the show was renamed The Buick-Berle Show when its sponsorship changed, and it was renamed again two years later as The Milton Berle Show. The show is largely credited with helping Berle earn the nickname "Mr. Television". To commemorate Milton Berle's famous nickname, our questions this week are about other people and things known as "Mr." something.

1. "L.A. Woman" the title track from a 1971 album, features what singer repeating during the bridge of the song the phrase "Mr. Mojo Risin'", an anagram of his name?
2. By what name do we most commonly know the person whose May 1969 testimony before Congress – during a session about funding for public television – included the following description of his program: "I'm the host, yes. And I do all the puppets and I write all the music, and I write all the scripts."
3. Complete the following analogy: Reggie Jackson : Mr. October :: _____ : Mr. November
4. Played by George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach in the 1960s Batman television series and by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1997 film Batman and Robin, what character's origin story most commonly includes a laboratory accident that lowers his body temperature to a point that requires him to wear a cryogenic body suit to survive?
5. What was introduced on May 1, 1952, originally sold for $0.98, came with approximately 30 attachable pieces, and a decade or so was later sold in kits with Oscar the Orange, Pete the Pepper, Katie the Carrot, and Cooky the Cucumber?

Extra credit
1. Joel Grey and John C. Reilly are among the many people who have played Amos Hart in a production of the musical Chicago and performed what song?
2. What Disneyland ride is based on a 1949 adaptation of the 1908 book The Wind in the Willows?

This week's challenge
Start with the name MISTER ROGERS. Change one letter to a D and you can spell a four-letter word for a category of animals, and an eight-letter word for a breed in that category. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Jim Morrison
2. Mister Rogers
3. Derek Jeter
4. Mr. Freeze
5. Mr. Potato Head

Extra credit
1. "Mr. Cellophane"
2. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride