POP QUIZ: THE MOUSETRAP (answers)
It’s clear to me that whatever else she does for fun, Dee Dee spends WAY too much time watching TV. She topped our leaderboard again this week with a perfect 10/10. Well done!
1) Tool Time
2) Three different shows: Twilight Zone parody ‘The Scary Door’, soap-opera ‘All My Circuits’, and entrancing hit program ‘Everybody Loves Hypnotoad’.
3) The Girly Show
5) Chuckles The Clown
6) Wormhole X-Treme!
7) Public access call-in show ‘Jesus And Pals’, innapropriate kid’s cartoon ‘The Terrence & Philip Show’.
8) Up Late With Miss Piggy (careful with the title here…)
9) Wake Up, San Fransisco
10) Viking Quest
1) HOME IMPROVEMENT
3) 30 ROCK
4) MURPHY BROWN
5) THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
6) STARGATE SG-1
7) SOUTH PARK
8) THE MUPPETS
9) FULL HOUSE
30 Rock had an additional fake show, a film called “The Rural Juror”. There was a running gag about how difficult it was to pronounce “Rural Juror”, and how no one was really sure what the name of the film was.
“Wormhole X-Treme” was a pretty hilarious element of ‘Stargate SG-1’. When the real show hit it’s 200th episode, their ‘special episode’ was all about the supposed 200th episode of the made-up show-within-the-show.
The Simpsons had a brilliant spin on the show-within-a-show idea. There’s basically an entire (short) “McBain” film spread across several episodes.