Brain Exercises – December 1

TV Trivia

  1. What actress was known for doing the Vetameatavegamin “ commercial” for her husband on their show?

  2. When Elvis appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1956, how many viewers watched the show?

  3. Before his last song on the Sullivan, Elvis introduced the song by saying, “Friends, as a great philosopher once said, then shouted, “________________________.”

  4. What was Rob’s last name on the Dick Van Dyke show?

  5. What two actors played Dick’s fellow comedy writers?

  6. For four years and 120 episodes, David Janssen played Dr. ________ ________ who was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife.

  7. The last episode of The Fugitive was the highest rated single episode in TV history , a distinction that it held for 13 seasons, until someone shot ______.

  8. Who played Mike “Meathead” Stivic on All in the Family? What actress played  his daughter Gloria?

  9. Each episode of All in the Family began with the sound of a _______ __________, a sound that had been forbidden on Television before this.

  10. What were the names of the six Brady Bunch kids?

  11. Which Brady girl had her nose broken when her brother hit her with a football?

Criminal Mind Puzzles

1. You’ve intercepted a message that is meant to reveal a location for an upcoming meeting between t wo criminal masterminds.  The only problem is, the message shows many place names.  Can you figure out the right location?

Abu Dhabi

Barbados

Argentina

Iceland

Bejing

Albania

Sofia

Andorra

Gambia

  1. The thief left behind a list of scrambled passwords. This puzzle functions exactly like an anagram with an added step: in addition to being scrambled, each word below is missing the same letter. Discover the missing letter, then unscramble the words to reveal the list of passwords.

MORBID
COINED

RETRAIN

VELATE

  1. Try the same for this one:

MINCED

RAGBAG

GOOGLY

GAUCHO

  1. Change one letter in each word to go from left to right. Do not change the order of the letters. You much have a common English word at each step:

JAIL    ________        ___________        CELL

  1. Try the same for this one:

FLEES    _______      _______     _______   SHENT (BROUGHT SHAME ON)   _______    SCENE

     6. INTERCEPTION :  You’ve intercepted a message.  You think it might be the location of a major criminal meeting,  but it                 doesn’t make sense.  Can you decipher the true message?

WILL  SKIING  HUBBLE  BURR  BAA  PURR  YAY  IMMUNE

SOON   INNS   MEDDLE   AARDWOLF    YUCKY

  1. What in heaven’s name is GOUACHE ( Question #3)?

Answers

TV Trivia

  1. Lucy

  2. 60 million – the largest audience in TV history at that time

  3. “You Ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.”

  4. Petrie

  5. Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam

  6. Richard Kimble

  7. JR

  8. Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

  9. Toilet flushing

  10. Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy

  11. Marcia

  

Criminal Mind Puzzles

  1. Take the second letter of each word to reveal Barcelona

  2. The missing letter is E : bromide, codeine, retainer, elevate

  3. The missing letter is E : endemic, garbage, geology, gouache

  4. (ANSWERS MAY VARY) jail, fail, fall, fell, cell

  5. (Answers may vary ) Flees, fleet, sleet, sheet, shent, scent, scene

  6. In each word, find the letter that occurs twice and you end up with LIBRARY MONDAY

  7. Gouache is opaque watercolor paint prepared with gum Arabic. Transparent watercolors allow you to see the “white” of the paper below the paint.  Gouache is heavier and more opaque than watercolor.