Any Questions #420: Brothers | WAMC

Any Questions #420: Brothers

Sep 13, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a sibling showcase.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase NINE MUSES. Rearrange the letters to spell a four-letter word and a two-word phrase each of which you might see on the entrance to a restroom. What are they?
Answer: If you rearrange the letters, you can spell MEN'S and IN USE.

On-air questions: On September 13, 1985, the video game Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan. Designed as a successor to the 1983 game Mario Bros., the game is frequently named as one of the greatest video games of all time. It is cited as a reason – along with the Nintendo Entertainment System, with which it was packaged – for the revival of the video game industry and is often given credit for popularizing both side-scrolling games and video game music. To commemorate the release of Super Mario Bros., let's see how much you know about other brothers. I'll describe the members of a set of brothers and you give me their last name.

1. Director and co-writer of the 1994 film "Fargo," producer and co-writer of the 1994 film "Fargo"
2. Portrayer of Ashley Stubbs on the HBO series "Westworld," portrayer of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games trilogy, portrayer of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
3. Composer of the music for the songs "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me", writer of the lyrics for the songs "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
4. Contributor to the pregame show NFL Fox Kickoff, first overall pick of the 1998 NFL draft, MVP of Super Bowl XLVI
5. Portrayer of the title character in the 2010 film "The Fighter," founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block

Extra credit
1. Portrayer of Mark Wedloe on the 1960s television series "Gentle Ben," co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment
2. Co-host of the NBC show Today from 1982 to 1997, first African-American announcer to call the play-by-play for a major sports championship in the U.S.

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase STEP BROTHER. Rearrange the letters to spell a six-letter word for someone who makes something a gardener might use and a five-letter word for things a gardener might grow. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Coen
2. Hemsworth
3. Gershwin
4. Manning
5. Wahlberg

Extra credit
1. Howard
2. Gumbel