Christmas Movie Trivia

Christmas Movie Trivia

On Wednesday several customers won prizes during “Christmas Movie Trivia” at a local bar.

The Wobbly Bobby British Pub hosted a Christmas movie themed trivia and bingo night.

Participants had to answer questions about Christmas movies like “A Christmas Story” and “Fred Claus.”Manager Jason Herringer says Christmas trivia night is great whether you’re alone or with a couple of friends.

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  1. Bob Clark, the director of A Christmas Story, also directed what 1974 holiday thriller? Hint: it was remade in 2006.
  2. Who plays the Grinch in the 2000 film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
  3. Who wrote the book that the short film A Charlie Brown Christmas is adapted from?
  4. What are the names of the two burglars in the first Home Alone movie?
  5. What three ghosts visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
  6. What Austrian-American actor plays the father in Jingle All the Way?
  7. In It’s a Wonderful Life how do you know that an angel has received his wings?
  8. In the film Fred Claus, Fred is played by what actor?
  9. In 1988, Ernest made a Christmas movie where he helped Santa find a successor. What is the name of the movie?
  10. Bill Murray plays a bah-humbug character in what 1988 Christmas movie?
  11. What is the name of the third installment to the Christmas movie series featuring Tim Allen as Santa Claus?
  12. What does Frosty the Snowman always say when he comes to life?
  13. What is the name of the stop-motion movie that features a blend of Halloween and Christmas?
  14. What does Clark Griswold hope to buy with his bonus in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?
  15. Who was the lead actor in I’ll Be Home for Christmas?
  16. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation follows the holiday mishaps of what family?
  17. What is the name of the villain in the Claymation short film Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town?
    Burgermeister Meisterburger
  18. In 2006, Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito appear in a Christmas movie by the name of?
  19. Paul Giamatti played Santa Claus in what 2007 Christmas film?
  20. In the classic A Christmas Story what toy does Ralphie ask Santa for?
  21. In the movie Elf what are the elves four main food groups?
  22. In “Die Hard”, the office Christmas party is spoiled by terrorists from which country?
  23. What Big Bang Theory actor plays son Rusty in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?
  24. In the Claymation Rudolph’s Shiny New Year why was Baby New Year always laughed at?
  25. What well known special/visual effects company created the animatronic snowman used in 1998’s Jack Frost film?
  26. What Breaking Bad actor had one of the lead roles in the 2001 film ’Twas the Night?
  27. What actor admitted to being genuinely intoxicated during the filming of Bad Santa?
  28. The Muppet Christmas Carol suffered at the box office due to competition from the release of the second installment of what movie series?
  29. Ming Ming, one of the elves from the beginning of the movie Elf, was actually played by what other well-known Christmas movie actor / character?
  30. In The Year Without a Santa Clause why was Santa Claus not going to deliver presents?
  31. What well known actor does the voice for Santa Claus in The Polar Express?
  32. Many of the holiday short films of the 60’s-70’s were created by what production company?
  33. Who wrote the lyrics to the songs in the 1966 TV adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
  34. What is the name of the hard-to-get Christmas toy in Jingle All the Way?
  35. In the Claymation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer what is Rudolph’s fathers name?
  36. Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis appear as a couple in what 2004 Christmas film?
  37. What actor from Parks and Recreation has a role in 2015’s Krampus?
  38. George Clooney’s aunt, Rosemary Clooney appeared in what 1954 Christmas film?
  39. Which Christmas favorite features the angel Clarence, the old curmudgeon Mr. Potter and the generous George Bailey?
  40. What does Charlie use to summon Santa in The Santa Clause?

Answers

1. A Red Ryder BB gun

2. Fred Claus

3. Deck the Halls

4. Burgermeister Meisterburger

5. The Griswolds

6. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

7. A pool

8. Nightmare before Christmas

9. Happy Birthday!

10. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

11. Scrooged

12. Ernest Saves Christmas

13. Vince Vaught

14. A bell rings

15. Arnold Schwarzenegger

16. Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come (Future)

17. Harry and Marv

18. Charles M. Schulz

19. Jim Carrey

20. Black Christmas

21. Candy, candy canes, candy corn and maple syrup

22. Germany

23. Johnny Galecki

24. His big ears

25. Jim Henson’s creature shop

26. Bryan Cranston

27. Billy Bob Thorton

28. Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York

29. Peter Billingsley / Ralphie from A Christmas Story

30. He had a cold

31. Tom Hanks

32. Rankin/Bass Productions

33. Dr. Seuss

34. Turbo Man

35. Donner

36. Christmas with the Kranks

37. Adam Scott

38. White Christmas

39. It’s a Wonderful Life

40. Snowglobe

Wild Turkey Day

Wild Turkey Trivia

Visit Wobbly Bobby every Wednesday night for bingo and trivia. Special Thanksgiving themed trivia was held November 23, 2016

  1. What president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
  2. Jonathan Davis is the lead singer of what band?
  3. In what state did the turducken originate?
  4. The flap of skin under a turkey’s chin is called what?
  5. What year was the first Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade?
  6. What is a female turkey called?
  7. Stuffing that is not actually stuffed into the turkey is technically called what?
  8. In bird terms, what is a “clutch”?
  9. What is the day after Thanksgiving traditionally known as?
  10. Who is the greek goddess of corn?
  11. What loveable dog has appeared more than any other in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
  12. Which Native American tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?
  13. In what US city was the first Thanksgiving held?
  14. What was the first character balloon to fly in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
  15. Where do cranberries grow? In a tree, on a bush or in a bog?
  16. What is the “Furcula” more commonly known as?
  17. What does the number 3.14 signify?
  18. The science of birds is called what?
  19. Who was the first astronaut to eat a turkey dinner on the moon?
  20. In the 1987 Thanksgiving road trip film, “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” John Candy’s character is a traveling salesman who sells what?
  21. In A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, where does everyone gather for the meal?
  22. Name at least one US state that is included in the “Corn Belt”.
  23. What is a male turkey called? (there are two acceptable answers)
  24. In Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song,” which performer only has one eye?
  25. In what country are Yams native?
  26. In the film “free birds” who voices the main character “reggie”?
  27. Children generally draw turkeys by tracing what?
  28. In bowling, what is it called when you get three strikes in the last frame?
  29. What did Jimmy crack?
  30. The fleshy covering over a male turkey’s beak is called what?
  31. In what state is Wild Turkey Bourbon distilled and bottled in?
  32. What is a baby turkey called?
  33. What Irish rock band sang the song “Zombie”?
  34. What is a capotain?
  35. The world’s largest corn mural is in what city?
  36. What is a “gizzard”?
  37. Name at least one state that has the wild turkey as their state game bird.
  38. In what city did the rock band “Bread” originate?
  39. The Detroit lions played against which team in the first Thanksgiving Day NFL game in 1934?
  40. Rumor has it that many Canadians call our American Thanksgiving by what name?

 

Answers:

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Korn
  3. Louisiana
  4. a wattle
  5. 1924
  6. hen
  7. dressing
  8. eggs
  9. black friday
  10. demeter
  11. snoopy
  12. Wampanoag
  13. Plymouth
  14. Felix the Cat
  15. Bog
  16. Wishbone
  17. Pi
  18. Ornithology
  19. Neil Armstrong
  20. Shower Curtain Rings
  21. ping pong table
  22. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin
  23. a tom or a gobbler
  24. Sammy Davis Jr.
  25. Africa
  26. Owen Wilson
  27. their hand
  28. a turkey
  29. corn
  30. a snood
  31. Kentucky
  32. poult
  33. The Cranberries
  34. a hat worn by pilgrims
  35. Mitchell SD
  36. bird’s stomach
  37. Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma or South Carolina
  38. Los Angeles
  39. Chicago Bears
  40. Yanksgiving

Happy IPA day

Before the craft beer boom of the early 2000’s, you were considered a beer geek because you knew that IPA stood for India Pale Ale.
Nowadays, every beer drinker knows at least that much. In fact, most know that, despite it’s name, this hoppy ale is really of British in Origin.

The extreme hop content and higher alcohol by volume assisted in preserving the beer  for the long voyage to the British colonialists. But beyond that, this style’s history gets a little hazy.

Many believe that IPA was invented specifically for travel to India, historically this wasn’t the case. In fact, previous to IPA’s invention, plenty of beer was making the voyage to India in the 1700s. There is even evidence that porter reached India prior to the introduction of IPA.

Many versions of this style’s true origin exists. But we’ve been able to find one rooted in at least some truth. In the early 19th century a British man by the name of George Hodgson crafted beer near London.  One fateful day, he created an October style ale  – a recipe with extra alcohol and extra hops – it was a fairly common style for the time.

The London beer-maker got lucky for two reasons:
First, the brewery that he worked for was situated on a river; it was also the closest brewery in London to the merchant ships that traveled between England and India. When the ships’ captains went searching for beer to export, they didn’t have to look far to find George Hodgson.

Second, the voyage had a unique and fortunate affect on a particular batch of George’s October ale. The voyage’s rough waters caused the ale to mature quickly.
Because of the conditions encountered during the voyage, Hodgson’s beer arrived in India in peak condition.

George quickly branded the beer as, “Hodgson’s India Ale.”
At one point, he controlled up to 50% of the market in India. This is largely because of his proximity to Indian trading company headquarters and his willingness to negotiate with ships’ captains. Eventually, other brewer’s followed suit, cementing this style in the beer history books.

Free Peanuts at each table

Ah Nuts!

Why peanuts go with beer.

While visiting our bar you may have noticed that we have free peanuts. But have you ever wondered why? The answer: Science.

There are four main ingredients in beer: water, barley, yeast, and hops.
The ingredient to focus on here is hops. These flowers used to make beer contain the acids that give beer flavor, aroma and bitterness. They also act as a preservative.

Humans have evolved to dislike the sensation of bitterness – this trait keeps us from ingesting things that could kill us. Somehow, sodium chloride (salt) blocks the sensation of bitterness.

Don’t believe us?  grab a piece of rhubarb. Uncooked it is ridiculously bitter – until you add salt. The flavors completely change, it becomes much sweeter.

But it takes more than salt for beer to go down easily. There’s another element at work here: tannins. They are a by-product of the brewing/fermentation process and don’t have much flavor. Instead, they create a feeling a astringency (almost like a drying sensation in the back of your mouth). Fat counteracts this by lubricating your mouth.

So grab a fistful of fat and salt and sling back a cold brew at the Wobbly Bobby.

Feeling Lucky?

On July 10th, Wobbly Bobby will be offering the public a chance to win a Traveler Beer Company bike; visit us from 5-9PM, this Friday, to try your luck at taking this beauty home!

And, of course, to drink some Traveler brew (on tap)!

 

traveler logoWe’ve unleashed a family of beers so surprising and delightful that no matter how you travel, it’s always the same destination–true refreshment of body and soul. Wherever you are, refreshment is just a Traveler away.” 

Traveler Beer Company was founded January 1st, 2012 and is located in Burlington, Vermont.

Thanks to everyone who made it out for Traveler Night!
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Wobbly Bobby Fish N' Chips

Founder’s Brew in the Dakotas

For a limited time, try the Rubaeus Ale and earn an Untappd badge!

For a limited time, try the Rubaeus Ale and earn an Untappd badge!

We’re excited to announce craft beer from Founder’s Brewing Company is now available at The Wobbly Bobby.

Founders Brewing Co. has evolved into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. They have been ranked in the top breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the last five years, and several of their beers are listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com. Boasting six World Beer Cup medals, four European Beer Star medals and three Great American Beer Festival medals—we’re excited to be able to feature them on tap.

Our bartenders recommend Founders Pale Ale (served on a nitro tap) paired with our house-made fish n’ chips, seafood dishes or a sweet tangy cheese like Sartori’s MontAmore.

What’s a ‘Wobbly Bobby’ anyway?

A bit of Wobbly Bobby history

Sir Robert Peel, commonly referred to as the father of modern policing, helped establish the first organized police service in London. These new police officers quickly earned the nicknames ‘Peelers’ or ‘Bobbies.’

It took some time to establish the standards of discipline which are expected today from a police force (in 1863 alone, 215 officers were arrested for being intoxicated while on duty).

It is to those early Bobbies of the London police force, be they noble, or not so noble (perhaps even a bit wobbly on occasion), whom we raise a glass in salute of their efforts.