S07.E06: Fall Guys
We're back in the Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes Division this week where Coleen, Liz, and returning player Glenn will duke it out across three round of pop culture trivia. After a social game of My Champion, we'll celebrate the practical stunts that make us gasp at the movies before diving into the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards. Then, if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find it, maybe you can hire…The Lightning Round! All this and more, this week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show!
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🦴 Sadly, “Yakima Canutt” was not his birth name – it’s just from an early photo caption that identified him as a “cowboy from Yakima.” But it’s way better than “Enos.”
🏍 While Steve McQueen has often been credited for the big jump in The Great Escape, it was actually his stunt double, Bud Ekins.
🤖 The wingsuits are just about the only thing in Transformers: Dark of the Moon that aren’t CGI.
🏠 If you haven’t seen the falling house scene from Steamboat Bill, Jr., you owe it to yourself to check it out.
💯 The Ubbi Dubbi scorebreak: Ubbi Dubbi Rubbemubbembubber Ububbubi Dububbubi? Frubom Zuboom? [1/10. I never watched this show, and had to write it out phonetically.]
🙊 You can try putting things into Ubbi Dubbi yourself, if you want to for some reason.
🏆 Yes, Judi Dench got an Oscar for only 8 minutes of screen time.
🤨 The conspiracy theories about Marisa Tomei not winning her Oscar are false (and kind of insulting).
🧙 The TGAPCQS Cognoscenti: We know Production Master Dave is the straw that stirs the drink. [2/10 It’s really Taylor]
🥩 Raw pushes a bit past foregoing vegetarianism for a feminist horror parable.
🏰 No actual wolves are in Wolf Hall.
🐺 In the Rampage movie, the wolf can fly, because why not?
📖 Buy Glenn's book: Six Centuries Of Type & Printing
🔬 Coleen would push listeners to the Mass General Research Institute blog