So yeah, I know, it's been nearly 24 hours since Halloween ended, and the candy-and-costumes bonanza is already ancient news in this bold new month of 11/11. But hell with it, here's your belated recap of last night's Big Quiz Thing Halloween Semi-Spectacular.
Why Semi-? Because it wasn't all Halloween-esque content (I did ask which current Republican candidate for President’s full first name is also a brand of fruit cookie), though damn, we had some great holiday fun. Monsters Destroy Celebrities for Round 2 (give him a couple months, I swear Jay-Z is actually going to look like that), some Crappy Halloween Masks and Candy Cross-Section (courtesy my new favorite website, Scandybars), and the second edition of the Scream, Singer, Scream! audio game, featuring the male yellers. (On Facebook, people were bemoaning the lack of Roger Daltrey. Also, no James Brown. Sorry, folks—trying to avoid the obvious.) And yes, I wore new silly headgear each round to accent my quizmaster gear: crown, fez, winter-ear-flap thing, turban, purple pope-type thing, and Spider-Man mask. I'm curious if any first-timers didn't realize that was a holiday thing.
We also had a question about one of my favorite silly-scary movies: "A 1988 horror-comedy movie—with a theme song that included the lyric, 'It’s time to take a ride on a nightmare merry-go-round'—was titled Killer BLANKs from Outer Space. (Spelling counts.)" This is the genius of which I speak…
Apparently, a sequel (in 3-D!) is in the works. And you thought America's best days were behind her.
The evening's best Smart-Ass Point: What rhetorical question does "Bela Lugosi" ask in the lyrics of "The Monster Mash"? "Did you remember to clear your browser history?"
And the finale was…potentially interesting. I was disappointed it went so quickly. The theme was that every answer either was or contained a stereotypical Halloween costume, though we got to hear only two, as Steve of Incontinental Kardashians won it in a straight pair of questions (devil and gypsy). Well earned. Sorry, no team photo due to ridiculous reasons, but here's what a member of the winning team was dressed as:
1. Incontinental Kardashians: Easily the winngingest BQT team of 2011.
2. The Fantastic Fournicators/Hulk Hogan's Halloween Heroes (tie): Honestly, I was pulling for the 4H team, since they are super-dedicated regulars who had never made it into the finale before. Credit the ringer, but I predict this is the start of a new era.
4. Gerard Depardouche
5. Strippers for Boris Karloff
6. Cash Cab for Cadavers
7. Fat Kids Are Neither Crunchy nor Fun-Size
8. Jefferson Davis Sugah Titz
9. Oh Noah, Scary Edition
10. Jews Against Jesus
Thanks again to our sponsors, delicious and otherwise: Geek Treats (how were the Wookiee Cookies?) and GeekChicDaily. I'm detecting a theme.
Next? Well, that's a good question. Stay tuned for details about next week's special event at the New-York Historical Society, Friday, November 11—all history, as part of the museum's grand reopening. And we're back in Boston the following Monday, the 14th. Beyond that…we're working on it. Patience is a virtue.