Friday, 15 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-8-2014: We’re Off To See The Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.

You know, I do love a good tune, I really do.

No, really … !

I think all of us do.

I’m also very aware that quite a few of us suffer with earworms.

In other words, the sort of songs that go bouncing around our brains: for no apparent reason, and at minimal excuse.

Personally … ?

I’ve actually woken up, this morning, with Dr John’s Croker Courtboiullion bouncing around my brain.

Or, and Jump Sturdy: both from the album, Gris Gris … 

Lord knows WHY the two songs decided to take up residence.

But at least they’re from an entertaining album … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Nancy† putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring nine out of ten, with Nancy on five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 15th August saw the début of The Wizard Of Oz.   In which year of the 1930s?
Q2) The film premiered in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.   Grauman's Chinese Theater is in which US city … ?
Q3) The film’s central character was a farm-girl from which US state?
Q4) More to the point, what’s she called?
Q5) Who played her … ?
Q6) The film is based on the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.   Who wrote the book?
Q7) In the book, our heroine wore silver shoes.   What did she wear, in the film?
Q8) Terry plays which of the film’s characters?
Q9) Actor, Frank Morgan, played five different roles in the film.   Name one of them.
Q10) Margaret Hamilton played Miss Almira Gulch: and who else … ?
Q11) The Tin Man famously wanted a heart.   At the end of the film, the Wizard gives him a heart shaped what … ?
Q12) The Munchkins advise the film’s central character to follow the what … ?
Q13) Ray Bolger played which of the film’s characters?
Q14) Which character wanted the Wizard to give him courage … ?
Q15) Finally … The central character gets home by tapping her heels together, three times: and saying what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th August saw the initial release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.   In which year of the 1970s … ?
A1) 1975.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the stage musical the film’s based on … ?
Q3) Which stroke survivor played The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s cross-dressing villain … ?
A3) Tim Curry.
Q4) More to the point, what’s the name of that villain … ?
Q5) The film’s writer, Richard O’Brien, played which character in the film … ?
A5) Riff Raff.
Q6) More to the point, O’Brien was the original presenter of which TV game show … ?
Q7) In the original stage version, two characters are traditionally played by the same actor: one in the first act, one in the second.   Name either character.
Q8) Which of those characters — in the film — was played by singer, and actor, Meatloaf … ?
A8) Eddie.   (Just as a point of trivia, Meatloaf’s a Hartlepool FC fan.)
Q9) The film’s narrator — played by the late Charles Grey — is technically a what … ?
Q10) Finally … the film’s signature dance, The Time Warp, starts with a jump, where: left or right … ?
A10) Left.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“I would watch Wizard of Oz, like every day, when I was two. I had a hard time understanding that I couldn’t go into the film, because it felt so real to me.”
Zooey Deschanel.
Have a good day … 

*        I’ll keep my eyes peeled, Debbi … !   (Oh, sorry about the amount of questions, today: I got a bit … ahh … overenthusiastic … !)

†        Welcome aboard, Nancy!   Nice to have a newcomer, Googling or otherwise … !   (Oh, so you know … ?   The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the movie: the stage version is just The Rocky Horror Show.)


Anonymous said...


1. ?
2. L.A.
3. Kansas
4. Dorothy
5. Judy Garland
6. L. Frank Baum
7. Ruby Red Shoes
8. Toto
9. The Wizard
10. ?
11. Pocket Watch
12. Yellow Brick Road
13. ?
14. The Lion
15. There's no place like home.

Debbi said...

Whoa! That is a lot. :)

1. 1939
2. Los Angeles (the Hollywood section)
3. Kansas
4. Dorothy
5. Judy Garland
6. L. Frank Baum
7. ruby slippers
8. Toto
9. the Wizard of Oz
10. the Wicked Witch of the West
11. a watch
12. the Yellow Brick Road
13. the Scarecrow
14. the Cowardly Lion
15. There's no place like home.