Any Questions #421: TV By The Numbers | WAMC

Any Questions #421: TV By The Numbers

Sep 20, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel urge you not to touch that dial.

Last 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?
Answer: The words are POTTER and HERBS.

On-air questions: On September 20, 2010, the television show Hawaii Five-0 premiered on CBS. The show is a re-imagining of the original series of the same name, which aired from 1968 to 1980, and follows a state police task force charged with fighting major crimes in Hawaii. While the new series incorporates many elements of the original series, one subtle difference is in the title: the revival uses a zero at the end, instead of the letter O, which was apparently done to distinguish the two versions of the show in search results. To mark the debut of the new Hawaii Five-0, this week our questions are about other television series with numbers in their titles. Specifically, I'll give you the titles of four episodes from a series and you name the series.

1. "Captain Peralta", "Chasing Amy", "Boyle's Hunch","Serve and Protect"
2. "Jack Gets in the Game", "Tracy Does Conan", "Queen of Jordan", "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"
3. "The Dreams of Dylan McKay", "Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington", "Beach Blanket Brandon", "Reunion"
4. "Brotherly Love", "Chip Off the Old Block" "Mike in Charge" "The Ever-Popular Robbie Douglas"
5. "Day 2: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm", "Day 3: 10:00 am – 11:00 am", "Day 4: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm", "Day 5: 7:00 am – 8:00 am"

Extra credit
1. "War Between the Bradfords", "Generations", "You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore", "And Baby Makes Nine"
2. "Indianapolis Story", "The Girls Alone", "Schneider's Helper", "Ave Romano"

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase FOUR TITLES. Rearrange the letters to spell a five-letter word for a species of fish and a five-letter word for things that a fisherman uses. What are the words?


On-air questions
1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. 30 Rock
3. Beverly Hills, 90210
4. My Three Sons
5. 24

Extra credit
1. Eight is Enough
2. One Day at a Time