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TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:15 pm

TD 187 - Seinfeld

Welcome to TD 187 with questions inspired from the world of Seinfeld.

Before we begin, keep in mind that other than a couple of questions (which are fairly easy) this is NOT a quiz about your knowledge of the TV show. Rather, they are trivia questions inspired from situations on the show. Take a look and try it out.

I’ve tried, but I haven’t found a show that’s engaged me more than Seinfeld. Right from the start, the show has always been my window to the world on dating, philosophy and city life. Besides the awesome writing, the characters and its contributions to the zeitgeist (yes, I used that term), it was just plain fun. In honor of that, I put together this TD with trivia inspired from the show.

Here are the rules, adapted from the many TDs before this one:

1. Please send me your answers by private message, but NOT ANYWHERE IN THE THREAD!

2. Please use the PM function for any questions and clarifications and I will post changes in the main thread if required.

3. The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM EST Sunday, April 20, 2014

4. The object, as always, is to provide the least popular correct answer for each of the questions. If your answer is correct, your score on a question equals the number of people (including you) who gave your answer. The player with the least common cumulative score wins.

5. If your answer is incorrect, your score will be twicethe sheep score plus five. (I changed this rule to encourage more guessing and not
have wrong answers hurt as much)

6. You may drop one question by invoking the magical chant of “No Soup for You” Your score for that question will be zero.

7. If a question seems intimidating, you can sneeringly say “Hello Newman” and take the sheep score. You may use this option only once.

8. Answers must be provided out of the wealth of information that exists in your brain - no research! However, if you are lucky enough to stumble onto an answer between when you read the question and when you submit your answers, it is fully acceptable to use that. (Try to stay away from those Seinfeld reruns)

9. The first tiebreaker will be the score before the bonus questions, then the number of singletons, then doubletons, then submission order.

10. Entries sent in are considered final. Since im new with this and dreading the reveal, I won't be able to change answers once an entry is submitted.

Onto the questions. Or as Kramer would say, Giddyup.

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Edited 4/17 for change to wrong answer scoring
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TD questions

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:16 pm

1. Seinfeld is famous for introducing a number of words and phrases from the show into the lexicon, collectively known as Seinfeldisms. Given the definition of 10 Seinfeldisms, pick one and tell me the Seinfeldism that is being defined. Important: Specify the letter you choose with your answer

a. Someone bigoted against people holding a DDS or DMD degree
b. A Latvian orthodox term for someone with an irresistible, animal allure
c. A non-denominational, non commercial celebration held in December conceived by Frank Costanza , George’s Dad (See Bonus 1)
d. Alliterative interjection used to gloss over details in a story or used in place of narrating events
e. Quality possessed by a non Jewish woman that makes her attractive to Jewish men
f. A person who gives something given to them to someone else
g. Someone at a social gathering who introduces their half eaten food into the communal relish, sauce or accompaniment
h. Adjective for someone who has enough admirable qualities to merit use of a rare contraception method
i. Someone with little regard for personal space during conversations
j. A situation that arises when different parts of a persons life meet or come together

2. "Hey George, the ocean called; they're running out of shrimp." (See bonus question 2) George was famously called out for eating too much shrimp in the classic episode, “The comeback.” In light of that call out, name one of the top 10 most consumed seafood species in the US. (Data was compiled in 2012)

3.


In the “Hot Tub” episode of Seinfeld, Elaine hosts a marathon runner from Trinidad and Tobago preparing for a big race. In honor of that feat, name me a country that has won an Olympic gold medal in the men’s marathon event. (15 answers)

4.


In the Merv Griffin show, Jerry and the gang famously show off their child like side by drugging a girlfriend and playing with her antique toys. Since toys are so much fun, name one of the toys/games inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame between 2008 and 2013. Hint: Although there are some branded names on here, a lot of the toys on this list are generic things that are just fun to play with. (15 possible answers)

5.

“But are you master of your domain?” “The Contest” was considered a watershed moment, not just in the history of the show, but in the history of TV itself. The website pornhub (which I meticulously researched in preparation for this question) performs a social service by releasing usage statistics for a number of parameters. In light of these findings, name either:
(a) One of the five states whose users spent the most time per “self pleasure session”
(b) One of the five states whose users spent the least time per “self pleasure session”
(All statistics from 2013)
Since some have requested it, here's a hint. States in both categories are largely clustered around two regions that are considered to be very different from each other. You don't have to specify what category the state you name belongs to.

6. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” A timeless disclaimer from the “Outing” episode, used to indicate that someone has no problems with homosexuality, but that they aren’t gay themselves. Things have come a long way since then. Name a state where gay marriage is currently legal. (States awaiting court decisions or that have not begun issuing licenses as of quiz publication do not count)

7. “Uh, we don't allow any outside syrups, jams or condiments in the restaurant.” In the episode “The Wife” Jerry gets into trouble for bringing a bottle of syrup into “The restaurant” the gang hangs out at. In honor of that, name me one of the top 7 most consumed condiments in the US. (Just the type of condiment, no need for brand names)

8. The gang loved eating at the generically named “restaurant” Speaking of places to eat, name one of the top 10 fast service/casual food chains in terms of total US sales revenue (Food stats compiled in 2012)

9. From the Puerto Rican Day episode:
TAXI DRIVER: Oh, yeah, sure, and now I'm gonna be stuck here. But you knew the way to go! You went to college!
ELAINE: Hey, I went to Tufts! That was my safety school! So don't talk to me about hardship.

Poor Elaine, who had to go to her safety school in Tufts. Now despite being her safety school, Tufts actually has a pretty good reputation. It is in elite company as one of the 11 members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Also known as Little Ivies, they are highly elite, selective colleges around New England. In honor or Elaine’s alma mater, name a NECSAC member school. (Hint: Just think of hoity toity, private schools in the northeast and you have a pretty good chance of landing on one)

10.


“Isn’t an architect just an art school dropout with a tilty desk and a big ruler?” George vicariously fulfilled his ambition of being an architect through his alter ego Art Van Der Lay. Well, lucky for you, there are no fake architects here. Given the names of prominent buildings, landmarks and cities, name me one of the architects or planners responsible for each work. Important: Specify the letter you choose with your answer

A. Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
B. City Of Brasilia, Brazil
C. CBS building in New York
D. Guaranty Building in Buffalo
E. Taliesin West
F. City of Chandigarh, India
G. Central Park, New York (designer)
H. Sydney Opera House
I. Salk Institute, La Jolla
J. Sears Tower/Willis Tower

11. Boxer shorts or jockey shorts? In the “Chinese Woman,” Kramer famously decides to explore underwear options after finding out he has a low sperm count. One of his options were boxers. Tangentially related to that, name one of the major weight classes in the sport of boxing. (Clarification – a major weight class is one that does not include subweights. For example, lightweight would be an acceptable answer. Super lightweight or junior lightweight would not be acceptable.)

12. The Finale. Seinfeld’s finale is one that inspires debate even today and was a huge television event at the time. Whether you think it was good or bad, name one of the top 10 11 most watched series finales in US TV history.

Bonus 1: For one point each, name me up to two of the components of the celebration mentioned in question 1 – c
Bonus 2: For one point, give me one of the responses George comes up with when called out for eating too much shrimp
Bonus 3: “No Soup for You.” Everyone loves the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld. So, for one point each, name up to three soups mentioned in this classic episode.


Edit 1 - Hint added for question five
Edit 2 - Clarification for question 8
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Entry roster

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:18 pm

Participant Roster

MarkBarrett
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Creed Bratton

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Woppy T
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:49 pm

If someone can show me how to embed videos, that would be great.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby MarkBarrett » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:23 pm

ihavejeoprosy wrote:If someone can show me how to embed videos, that would be great.


I just use the YouTube link and do [youtube] and [/youtube] to enclose it. The sizing usually looks decent here.

All right my answers are in.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby Vanya » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:46 pm

This may be the most public yet of my many humiliations.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby dnbguy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:46 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:If someone can show me how to embed videos, that would be great.


I just use the YouTube link and do [youtube] and [/youtube] to enclose it. The sizing usually looks decent here.

All right my answers are in.


And make sure it is an http link, not an https link.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby Bamaman » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:57 pm

(a) One of the five states whose users spent the most time per “self pleasure session”
(b) One of the five states whose users spent the least time per “self pleasure session”
(All statistics from 2013)


Unless you happen to have stumbled across this rather obscure survey, I cannot for the life of me figure out how one is supposed to get this one right other than by a lucky 1 in 5 guess.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:05 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:If someone can show me how to embed videos, that would be great.


I just use the YouTube link and do [youtube] and [/youtube] to enclose it. The sizing usually looks decent here.

All right my answers are in.


Thanks. I will try that.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:
(a) One of the five states whose users spent the most time per “self pleasure session”
(b) One of the five states whose users spent the least time per “self pleasure session”
(All statistics from 2013)


Unless you happen to have stumbled across this rather obscure survey, I cannot for the life of me figure out how one is supposed to get this one right other than by a lucky 1 in 5 guess.


I did name the source and it was on a lot of places, like digg, buzzfeed, reddit and gawker so I wouldnt call it obscure. Ill try and add a hint. You could also use a lifeline for that question.
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Re: TD questions

Postby lieph82 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:20 pm

ihavejeoprosy wrote:Hint: Just think of hoity toity, private schools in the northeast and you have a pretty good chance of landing on one)


Hey!!!
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby Woppy T » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:28 pm

A TD with all questions about the show would be awesome.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:18 pm

Woppy T wrote:A TD with all questions about the show would be awesome.


I thought about that but it would be too specific for a lot of people.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby soxfan99 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:47 pm

As a Seinfeld fan, as well as a Tufts alum and former NESCAC athlete, I must enter this quiz.

Also, isn't it Art Vandelay, not "Art Van Der Lay"?
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:15 pm

soxfan99 wrote:As a Seinfeld fan, as well as a Tufts alum and former NESCAC athlete, I must enter this quiz.

Also, isn't it Art Vandelay, not "Art Van Der Lay"?


Looking forward to your entry.
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Re: TD questions

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:17 pm

lieph82 wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:Hint: Just think of hoity toity, private schools in the northeast and you have a pretty good chance of landing on one)


Hey!!!


Sorry about that. You're a NECSAC alum I take it?
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby Vanya » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:30 am

Woppy T wrote:A TD with all questions about the show would be awesome.


A TD based on pornhub would be even more awesome.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby Creed Bratton » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:13 am

I would have expected this quiz to include a "Name a famous Mulva" question.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby mennoknight » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:45 am

This is good stuff. I'd love an actual Seinfeld one too...that's one of my dream Jeopardy categories.
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Re: TD 187 - Seinfeld

Postby ihavejeoprosy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:00 am

Creed Bratton wrote:I would have expected this quiz to include a "Name a famous Mulva" question.


I did think of including that as a bonus question asking to name a couple of the names Jerry came up with trying to remember the name of the person he was dating.
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