You Asked for It- Another Sven Quiz!

Posted on July 29, 2012

I always get some nice feedback from you blog readers when I present one of those wacky quizzes that tests your Svengoolie knowledge- or, at least, fills in some gaps in your knowledge- so, since I didn’t have any other ideas for the blog today- how about a quiz? Put your Sven thinking caps on (that can be a top hat, a hat shaped like a chicken, or just the usual aluminum foil you wrap your head into keep the spy satellites from reading your thoughts)- and – let’s begin! 1. Sven fashion question- before I wore the current stylish tuxedo shirt- I wore that delightful overly-warm turtleneck sweater. Back before that, as “Son of Svengoolie”, I wore one of the official red “Son of Svengoolie” t-shirts- BUT- before that- what did I wear, in the shirt department? 2. Our show is now seen all over the country- but, back in the early 80s, our ‘Son of Svengoolie” show was seen on Field Communications stations in 4 cities besides Chicago. Name those cities! 3. My mentor, the original Sven, Jerry G. Bishop, made a guest appearance on the “Son of Svengoolie” show- what was unusual about that? (No, it wasn’t that he lived in San Diego at the time…) for extra credit- what was the movie for that show? 4. When I went to my very first local Emmy awards show (they were broadcast on TV back then), I was not wearing a tuxedo- why? (I have told this story before, so you COULD know the answer!) 5. True or false: Sven has sung for the “seventh inning stretch” at Wrigley Field. 6. True or false: I once spent New Year’s Eve sitting at a table with WLS-TV anchorman Joel Daly. 7. Which movie never aired on Svengoolie? - “Jack Frost”- “Jack Frost II”- “The Nurse”- “The Raffle”- “Witchboard”-“The Whispering” (choose one!) 8. My longtime pal Doug Graves and I met in what class (or- hint-organization) back in high school, at Maine East in Park Ridge, IL ? 9. Why have I never been hit in the face with a pie on my show? (Sure, Rich Koz has been, on a couple of his Stooge-a-palooza shows, but- why not Sven?) 10. True or false- I have never appeared on WGN TV. BONUS QUESTION: What movie about a rock group did I ALMOST appear in- and- why was I NOT in the movie? I may have made this a little more obscure than some of the previous quizzes we’ve done- but some of the “expert” Sven fans have actually complained that I should REALLY test them- so, here’s to you! Look for all the answers in tomorrow’s blog! ATTENTION! There are NO prizes involved in this. I don’t want the usual suspects giving me the old “ I deserve a t-shirt for getting all/most/ some of the answers correct” or “Shouldn’t I get a rubber chicken for knowing question # X is false?” No- if you do well, just bask in the realization that you know more about me than most people even care to…

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