POP QUIZ: FAITH AND BEGORRAH (answers)
First off, an apology. I included Pat Nixon in this quiz, when she is of course a Patricia and not a Patrick. Meant to change the instructions to just say ‘Pat’ but I forgot. I’m sorry if that cost anyone a point. Go ahead and count it, if you want.
And our big winner this week is Dee Dee T. She doesn’t always play but when she does, watch out. She had a perfect 10/10, so I guess we could say she had this quiz down pat. But we won’t say that, that’s silly.
1) … is often referred to simply by his initials, NPH?
2) … is not a number (except he was No. 6)?
3) … replaced Chuck Woolery in 1981?
4) … was married to a US President?
5) … was a 7-foot tall #33 for the NY Nicks?
6) … wrote stories of Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr Stephen Maturin?
7) … was an astronomer who presented “The Sky At Night” on BBC TV from 1957-2013?
8) … was the sixth President of Ireland, from 1976-1990?
9) … usually goes by his last name, and sang for the Smiths? (full three-part name please!)
10) … was The Man From Atlantis?
1) NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
2) PATRICK MCGOOHAN
3) PAT SAJAK
4) PAT NIXON
5) PATRICK EWING
6) PATRICK O’BRIAN
7) PATRICK MOORE
8) PATRICK HILLERY
9) STEVEN PATRICK MORRISSEY
10) PATRICK DUFFY
Chuck Woolery was the host of “Wheel Of Fortune” at the start in 1975. Sajak replaced him in 1981, and then left in ’89 to host a late night show which nobody watched. Like, nobody. Sajak returned to wheel when it switched from network to syndicated, and daytime to evening in 1983. I miss the ceramic dalmations.
Sir Patrick Moore has to have one of the longest TV gigs ever. He presented the same show for the BBC for 56 years. 56! He guested everyone from science icon Carl Sagan to Queen guitarist Brian May to Man-On-The-Moon Neil Armstrong. In that time, he missed one single broadcast, due to food poisoning. Slacker.