It’s a barn-burner, this week!
Will, Liz, and Julia all bring their A-games, but stay cool under pressure as they ponder how their champions would defuse a bomb. Once the wires are cut, they’ll amp up the tension further in round one when they “save the cat.” Literally.
Microfragments of lyrics to title songs from popular movies make up round two. How few words will it take for our players to name that song? As always, it all comes down to the lightning round!
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Long Division 2nd Eliminations
Milhouse cries when there's a remainder.
M As In Mancy
Who would be coolest under pressure when snipping the correct bomb wire with one second to go?
Save The Cat
Identify the movie from its character shorthand "save the cat" moment.
Tricky Title Tracks
Name the eponymous song from lyrics doled out one word at a time.
The Pig And The Frog
Questions about the careers of Muppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
When Carrie Wrote Her Diaries
Questions about television shows that premiered in 2013.
Left Of The Dial
Questions about college rock / post-punk / proto-indie bands of the 80s featured on the Left of the Dial box set
Meanwhile in Castle Rock
Films that were adapted in whole or part from Stephen King stories.
In this LA Noir
The squad rides four to a car.
Broke into an Air Force base
To chase an atom bomb case.
Though their reasoning's sound,
few clues can be found
When sources keep getting tossed to the ground.
Nick Nolte's squad in Mulholland Falls drives around together in one convertible. They're sucked into a case involving an atomic weapons testing program, and witnesses are found squashed on the ground, as if they've been dropped from a great height.