The Trivia Hound


995. On TV, June 1969

Jim got #994! He's five in a row!

Who remembers this character and what he represents?


| posted by John, 5:57 AM | 7 comments |

Happy Memorial Day!


994. VietNam, May 1969

Jim got #993! He's four in a row!

This one is kind of a downer for Memorial Day, but the timing is right. Their mission is to take the hill. Its strategic importance? The Enemy is there. Tensions are high.


| posted by John, 8:39 AM | 5 comments |

993. California, May 1969

Jim got #992!

He doesn't speak, make eye contact, or seem to hear, but if you put him in front of a pinball game, he's a wizard!


| posted by John, 10:59 AM | 2 comments |

992. California, Mar. 1969

Jim got #991!

This man makes art out of used car parts. (Hey, we should introduce him to Stanley Marsh!)



| posted by John, 2:48 PM | 3 comments |

991. Amsterdam, Jan. 1969

Jim got #990!


What a way to start the year! Maybe it was just a media farce, but at least we got a good song out of it.



| posted by John, 8:18 PM | 3 comments |

Welcome to 1969!

We're moving on! Check back daily, as the TriviaHound takes you on a four-week tour of 1969!

Born this year: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Terrence Howard, Connor Trinneer, Renee Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, Kim Rhodes, Jennifer Lopez, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, Matther Perry, Jack Black, Hal Sparks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matthew McConaughey, and Ellen Pompeo!

| posted by John, 8:58 AM | 0 comments |

990. Beverly Hills, Nov. 1968

Roy got #989!

That male hairstylist sure has a way with the ladies!



| posted by John, 2:00 PM | 3 comments |

989. At the Movies, Nov. 1968

Jim got #988!

It's absolutely amazing. But under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than he could with a hit.


| posted by John, 7:43 PM | 2 comments |

988. San Francisco, Oct. 1968

Jim got #987!

This man's partner was killed guarding a witness who was going to testify against a mobster. Now he's on the trail.


| posted by John, 11:14 PM | 1 comments |

987. Mexico City, Oct. 1968

Roy & Jim got #986!

Many reacted with anger. Some, with sympathy. Either way, this incident was a slap in the face seen 'round the world... Who are these guys?



| posted by John, 6:14 AM | 2 comments |

986. Maine, Sep. 1968

Jim got #985! He's sweeping up the '60s!

Back to movies!


| posted by John, 9:45 PM | 2 comments |

985. CBS, Sep. 1968

Jim got #984! He's seven in a row!

Of all the shows that premiered in 1968, this one had the most staying power.


| posted by John, 5:37 AM | 2 comments |

984. ABC, Sep. 1968

Jim got #983! He's six in a row!

They don't look much like the police, do they?


| posted by John, 5:46 AM | 2 comments |

983. CBS, Sep. 1968

Jim got #982! He's five in a row!

This movie actress got a new TV show.


| posted by John, 6:18 AM | 3 comments |

982. NBC, Sep. 1968

Jim got #981! He's four in a row!

Happy Mother's Day from TriviaHound and... ?

| posted by John, 9:15 AM | 2 comments |

981. At the Movies, Sep. 1968

Jim got #980! He's got shut-outs three in a row!

This actress brought her Broadway role of a famous comedienne to the big screen.

Starting tomorrow we'll take a look at what you were watching on TV in the fall of 1968.


| posted by John, 9:32 AM | 2 comments |

980. Prague, Aug. 1968

Jim got #979!

Back in January, a program of liberalization brought new freedoms in Czechoslovakia. Of course, their Soviet overseers could not tolerate this. After eight short months, the tanks rolled in.



| posted by John, 7:42 AM | 3 comments |

979. U.S., Aug. 1968

Jim got #978!

Who are these guys? Not individually, but collectively?


| posted by John, 6:20 AM | 4 comments |

978. At the Movies, Aug. 1968

#977 was a collaberative effort! Thanks, Nora, Jim, Roy and Amy!

Can this widow successfully blend her family of three children with the man she wants to marry? Audiences don't care; they saw the same premise in #975 two months ago. Plus the title sounds like a racial stereotype. After twenty years of acting, this actress is dropping out to focus on TV.



| posted by John, 6:13 AM | 2 comments |

977. L.A., June 1968

Roy got #976!

Lightning strikes twice in the American royal family.


| posted by John, 6:27 PM | 4 comments |

976. New York, May 1968

Roy got #975!

Good friends don't always make good roomates.


| posted by John, 10:48 AM | 6 comments |

975. Connecticut, Apr. 1968

Jim got #974!

Here's a devoted dad with a house full of kids...



| posted by John, 10:34 AM | 2 comments |

974. New York, Apr. 1968

Jim got #973!

Some draftees are determined not to go.


| posted by John, 5:35 AM | 3 comments |

973. Vietnam, Jan. 1968

Jim got #972!

If captured, soldiers could expect harsh treatment from the enemy.

| posted by John, 5:33 AM | 1 comments |

972. NBC, Jan. 1968

Nora & Jim got #971!

This frenetic and offbeat show includes some strange characters, and that's the truth!


| posted by John, 5:40 AM | 3 comments |

Welcome to 1968!

America was simmering, simmering, simmering. 1968 brought us to a boil. (Apologies to Walt Whitman.)

Born this year: Cuba Gooding Jr., LL Cool J, Chad Lowe, Edward Burns, Gary Coleman, Jeri Ryan, Daniel Craig, Lucy Lawless, Ashley Judd, Gillian Anderson, Eric Bana, Debra Messing, Rachael Ray, Will Smith, James Caviezel, Hugh Jackman, Owen Wilson, and Lucy Liu!

| posted by John, 5:49 AM | 4 comments |