Join us each week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show for three fun rounds of trivia designed to challenge your pop culture brain and tickle your podcast fancy. Cheer on your favorite contestant as they progress towards the season championship match or throw your hat in the ring and apply to become a contestant yourself!
And Where The Hell Was I?
The playoffs begin with Oscar acceptance speeches and mysterious locations! Returning champions Derek, Anna, and Bobby battle it out by touting all their pop culture knowledge. But only ONE will continue on to the championship match!
Our first game this week asks players to identify the Hollywood figure by listening to their Oscar acceptance speeches, while also challenging them on additional Oscar trivia!
After that, the contestants will identify some notable locations from pop culture-based off descriptions given by people travelling there. Stick around for an exciting Lightning Round plus a challenge for listeners at home!
From A Different Perspective
This week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show, contestants Don, Cate, and Kevin "consider the alternative" about some favorite TV shows, naming shows based on plot descriptions from the point-of-view of secondary characters.
Then, we'll switch gears to movies with a deep dive on the IMDb Top 100 movies. Players will aim low to score high, one-upping each other to guess the "worst of the best." It's as much about movies as it is about knowing who even votes on the IMDb Top 100, so we let the sociological assumptions fly.
As always, it all comes down to the Lightning Round! And stick around for an at-home riddle challenge for you, the listener at home!
This week, it's Disney minus the weird, dark and creepy stuff they left out of their animated adaptations.
Before that however, our players will speculate on the birthing techniques of their favorite characters, and then try to name the common character from a list of three different actors who have played them.
Then as promised, it's on to "Disney Minus," where players identify the differences between their favorite Disney classics and the less-wholesome stories that inspired them. Absentee fathers! Shootings! Death! Death! Death!
As always, there's a Lightning Round, and a special challenge for the listeners at home!
Half & Halftones
It's a cavalcade of comic book crossovers and pop culture rhymes in this week's competition! After a rousing round of My Champion, Bobby, Stephen and Susanna test their knowledge of crazy comic book crossover events that brought together unlikely characters and properties.
Then, it's on to a rhyming game, where from a mashed up description, players parse out the two rhyming TV show and movie titles that have been combined.
All that plus a Lightning Round and the At-home Version riddle for you to solve!
Old Man MacTavish's Confused Direction
Valiant efforts are put forth all around as our players navigate the confused ramblings of an elderly cinephile before getting a look behind the scenes at the lesson plans of some favorite pop culture teachers.
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Johannes Bassoon’s “Minor Quibbles, Major Qualms”
It's time to identify the altered TV show themes our resident composer has created when he confused his major and his minor keys up. After that, it's time to browse some very silly pieces of very real pop culture merch—and pay all the respect to the vociferous fans of a certain animated series.
Our talented combatants Elenore, Mark, and Ilan have a bit of a fishy start, but all's well that ends well... and the ending? Well, we'll leave that to y'all to discover. Speaking about endings, don't forget to stick around at the tail end for the At-Home Version riddle for your chance to name a score break!