Retro Rewind Trivia Time Challenge 1

Let’s face it, we all love trivia. Trivial Pursuit proved that a long time ago. We here at the Retroist also love the 80’s even more than we love trivia.

What if we jammed them together like peanut butter and chocolate? Would we get a Reeses Cup or would we get the good but not nearly as yummy Mallow bar?

Let’s find out shall we?!!!

I’ll ask the questions, you’ll give the answers in the comments section. No Googling allowed, this is only a friendly competition. Answers (and new questions) will be given in the next post. Feel free to let me know if you have a favorite question genre and I’ll include it in the future.

Ok trivia dudes and dudettes, here we go:

1 – Which 80’s movie had this line in it – “The question is not what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do?”.

2 – In 1985, George Michael sold more albums than Michael Jackson. True or false?

3 – The popular 80’s music group “The Go Go’s” all posed nude for an issue of Playboy together. True or False?

4 – What popular toys sales slogan was “Interesting playthings typifying the spirit of America?” Need a hint? I’ll bet they were honest.

5 – He-Man had a catch phrase he used to yell at the end of his transformation. Was it:

– I Am He-Man, and You Are Not!
– Paul Is Dead! Long live Paul!
– I Have The Power!
– Better Hide Your Kids and Hide Your Wife!

6 – What 80s actor was valedictorian of their high school class and later turned down the lead in “American Beauty” (1999)?

7 – What was ALF’s girlfriend from Melmac’s name? (For extra credit how many times did she appear on the show?)

8 – On Three’s Company, what was the name of Jack’s restaurant that he opened and was head chef of on the show?

9 – What was Roscoe P Coletrain’s dogs name on the Dukes of Hazzard?

10 – Did I make this up or could it be true? In the 80’s TV show that Lee Majors starred in called “The Fall Guy” I know I saw the Bionic Man make an appearance. Am I lying?

That’s it for this post (answer as many as you can, as fast as you can in the comments). Your answers will be coming in my next post. Let’s see who can get the most correct. Who amongst you can Stump the Doc?

The Doc

If it was made in the 80's it's simply better!Take Empire Strikes Back for instance!

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5 thoughts on “Retro Rewind Trivia Time Challenge 1

  1. patrickjdoody says:

    Okay – without Googling – many are guesses.

    1 – Which 80?s movie had this line in it – “The question is not what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do?”.

    – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    2 – In 1985, George Michael sold more albums than Michael Jackson. True or false?

    – False

    3 – The popular 80’s music group “The Go Go’s” all posed nude for an issue of Playboy together. True or False?

    -False – I believe it was just Belinda Carlyle

    5 – He-Man had a catch phrase he used to yell at the end of his transformation. Was it:

    – I Am He-Man, and You Are Not!
    – Paul Is Dead! Long live Paul!
    – I Have The Power!
    – Better Hide Your Kids and Hide Your Wife!

    ***I have the power!!!!!!!!

    6 – What 80s actor was valedictorian of their high school class and later turned down the lead in “American Beauty” (1999)?

    ***Cusak

  2. plaidman76 says:

    1. Ferris Buellers day off
    2. True
    3. False
    4. Lincoln Logs (I actually knew that without the hint)
    5. I have the power
    6.
    7. Rhonda (I think she appeared only once)
    8.
    9. Flash
    10. Made it up?

  3. The Doc says:

    Ok lets check in and see how my friends are doing:

    patrickjdoody – very good, but you missed one!!

    plaidman76 – very good as well, but you missed one as well!!

    Well it looks like no ones gotten them all correct yet!! And let me totally applaud you that have tried and did not use Google! That way leads to the Dark Side!!!!

    I’ll keep checking in to see how people are doing. Can anyone stump me and get them all correct???!!!

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