The idea here is to create categories of five questions and answers each in the "Jeopardy!" format. To prevent the thread from stagnating when something obscure comes up (like the quotes game), posters may provide the answers (well, actually questions). I'll attempt to hide the responses by using a spoiler tag. Leaving responses in the form of a question is optional. Due to the time period of Our Gang, I think the dollar amounts when "Jeopardy!" was hosted by Art Fleming are more appropriate. Harder sets of questions can go in the Double Jeopardy round. Try to make the harder questions worth more. My first example is
In each of these clues the amount of five dollars figures prominently.
$10 This character prays for and quickly gets $5 needed for Pete's license in "The Pooch" $20 $5 is the purse for a race involving a horse, mule, cow, goat, two dogs, and a tricycle in this film $30 Spanky and Alfalfa win a go-cart race with a $5 prize to pay for Whiskers' license in this film $40 Mary says she will earn $5 for acting in a movie, and the gang wants to sign up and do the same in this film $50 To earn $5 for his dog Oleander's license, Farina, soon helped by the rest of the gang, lets a rich kid do this
Doesn't the spoiler tag work? It does for me. Clicking anywhere on "SPOILER: Click to show" should reveal the answers, so there are no actual cash prizes.
The idea was to create a Jeopardy board where I didn't do all the work. There were so many themes that were repeated, like fire brigades, wild rides, and pulling teeth, that there should be natural categories.
Anyway, I'll try one more:
Let the Good Times Roll
In each of these clues some Rascal rolls down a hill in some object.
$20 Stymie rolls downhill in some tires in a short-lived escape attempt in this film $40 This character rolls downhill in a garbage can in Auto Antics $60 Farina falls into this object and rolls downhill in It's a Bear $80 This character goes for rides on hills in a barrel in A Quiet Street and a tire in One Terrible Day $100 Wheezer and Pate roll down hill in a piece of sewer pipe in this film
It works just fine. $10 This character prays for and quickly gets $5 needed for Pete's license in "The Pooch" $20 $5 is the purse for a race involving a horse, mule, cow, goat, two dogs, and a tricycle in this film $30 Spanky and Alfalfa win a go-cart race with a $5 prize to pay for Whiskers' license in this film $40 Mary says she will earn $5 for acting in a movie, and the gang wants to sign up and do the same in this film $50 To earn $5 for his dog Oleander's license, Farina, soon helped by the rest of the gang, lets a rich kid do this
- Who is Stymie? - What is "Derby Day"? - What is "Auto Antics"? - What is "Dogs of War!"? - What is punch them in the nose?
- What is "Little Daddy"? - Who is Porky? - What is a barrel? - Who is Ernie? - What is "The First Seven Years"?
The idea was that each poster provides both the questions and answers in one post, unlike all those other threads where a poster answers something and then provides the next question. This way the thread shouldn't end on an unanswered question. I'll try one more time.
Here, Kitty Kitty!
Kittens were confused with skunks in the following:
$20 This character gives Jackie a present of a skunk in "Ten Years Old." $40 This character chases a skunk into a hollow log, forcing the gang to exit the other end in "Bear Shooters." $60 Farina and Jackie have to bury their clothes when a skunk enters the gang's place of work in this film. $80 The gang does this when a skunk follows Farina through a tunnel into their trench in "Dogs of War!" $100 This character chases a skunk into the school in "Readin' and Writin'."
$20 Who is Farina? $40 Who is Wheezer? $60 What is Big Business? $80 What is put on the gas masks? $100 Who is Marmalade?
Special guest star _________
Once in a while, the Gang brushed elbows with famous (or soon to be famous) folks.
$20 This actor later played Perry White in the original Superman movies. $40 These celebrities appeared briefly as two babies in "Wild Poses." $60 This lady appeared as the Be Kind to Animals Society woman in "Cat, Dog & Co." $80 This actor was rejected from Our Gang, but got his own series the following years. $100 Dorothy Dandridge made one of her first film appearances as an extra in this Our Gang short.
The idea is to create your own set of five answers that are related to one topic, and then provide the questions in hidden from with spoiler tags. Another example:
In each of these clues someone lost a tooth.
$10 After Buckwheat gets a dime for losing a tooth, Alfalfa suggests getting all their teeth pulled in this film. $20 Nitrous oxide is not needed to pull this character's tooth in "Wedding Worries." $30 Joe and Harry tie one end of a string around Joe's loose tooth and Farina ties the other end to Pete in this film. $40 Jack Davis ties a string to Mickey's loose tooth and a dog in this film. $50 In "Seeing the World," Farina chases his fallen-out tooth carried away by a bird to the Eiffel Tower in a dream sequence of this character.
$10 This character scores the first touchdown for the gang after a six-lateral kickoff return in "The Pigskin Palooka" $20 Wally gets his clothes all muddy after a scoring a touchdown in this film $30 The gang attends this university in Alfalfa's dream in "Time Out for Lessons" $40 This lost film features the gang playing the Gas House Garlics $50 The final score in both "The Pigskin Palooka" and "Football Romeo"
In recognition of Alex Trebek's passing and his final episode, this category is Last Appearances (in production order, and cameo roles don't count)
$10 "Unexpected Riches, in which he was the only gang member not to have a dream sequence, was the final appearance of this character. $20 This film marked the final appearances of Farina, Chubby, and Mary Ann Jackson. $30 This character made her final appearance helping put out a fire in "The Fourth Alarm!" $40 Stymie's first appearance was in "Teacher's Pet," and his last in this film. $50 Jean Darling and Harry Spear made their final appearances in this film.
Well anyway, I got three out of five! Should have got the $10, but I mostly pretend the MGM Our Gangs don't exist.
$10 The last Our Gang film in which Dorothy DeBorba appears. $20 The only film, from his debut in the role till the end of the series, in which Billie Thomas does not appear as Buckwheat. $30 They are in second and third place, respectively, behind Farina in the number of appearances in Hal Roach Our Gang films. $40 After appearing in 35 Our Gang silents, he appears in exactly one Our Gang talkie. $50 The greatest number of years elapsed between this child’s first and last appearance in an Our Gang film. (Not counting later "adult" cameos.)
I'll post the answers if someone can help me figure out how to work the Spoiler function.
$10 What is "Mush and Milk"? $20 What is "Feed 'Em and Weep"? $30 Who are Joe Cobb and Jackie Condon? $40 Who is J.R. Smith? ("Moan & Groan, Inc.") $50 Who is Jannie "Mango" Hoskins? (1923's "Stage Fright" through 1935's "Teacher's Beau")
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2021 16:43:13 GMT -5 by dchord568