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AARP Right Again! Trivia Contest 2021

Do you love trivia?  Who doesn’t? Trivia games aren’t just fun – they also test your knowledge and help you learn new things! 

 

In our new AARP Online Community Right Again! Trivia Contest we’re looking for the best 70’s and 80’s Pop Culture Trivia from our community members like you. We’re talking music, movies, TV, fashion, dance crazes, games … even food.  To be entered in the contest, share your ideas for questions and answers and you’ll get a chance to win one of five (5) $50 VISA gift cards along with 50 AARP Rewards Points.  A panel of judges appointed by AARP will select the top five trivia question winners, which may be selected for use in AARP’s new Right Again! Trivia game, coming soon.

 

 

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Reply to this discussion to share your 70’s and 80’s Pop Culture trivia question. Entries are accepted from Monday, September 6 until midnight September 25, 2021. Official Rules here

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Which celebrity set the record for making it to the top of the $20,000 Pyramid in the fastest time in 1977?  The record has never been beaten throughout all the years and versions of this game show.

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Billy Crystal

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BillyCrystal 

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Q:  What horror movie--about an all-consuming, formless, alien entity--was first made in the Fifties and then remade thirty years later?

 

A:  "The Blob."

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Q:   What do Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury have in common?

 

A:    They used the same century-old Bechstein piano. Paul on "HEY JUDE", Freddie on "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY".

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Who were the three co-founders of Duran Duran?

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Roger, Andy &  John Taylor

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Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor

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Q What John Hughes movie was written for Molly Ringwald?

 

A Pretty In Pink

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What was the first video played on MTV?  A: Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles

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Q. What famous first did Louise Brown become known for in 1978?

A. First test tube baby (IVF treatment)

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Who invented the concept behind MTV?

 

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Michael nesmith

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Correct!  Michael Nesmith of the Monkees.  He also invented the concept of the music video calling them "little films"

 

 

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Michael Nesmith wasn't the only inventor in the family.  His mom created "White Out."

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Robert W. Pittman

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John Lack

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What TV character literally “jumped a shark?” This phrase subsequently became an idiom referring to a gimmicky plot antic used on a TV series past its prime.

 

Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, better known as "Fonzie" or "The Fonz"

Played by Henry Winkler on Happy Days

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The Fonz

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Fonzi on happy days 

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Henry winkler

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Fonzie

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Who was the men's decathlon champion at the 1976 olympics in Montreal?

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bruce jenner

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Then Bruce jenner

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Bruce Jenner now known as Caitlyn Jenner

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Bruce Jenner 

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Goldie Hawn

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What Billy Squier song has an entirely different meaning to us now, than it did when it was released in 1981?

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