S03.E09: Long Division 3rd Eliminations

Johannes Bassoon’s 8-bit Wonders

Ever wonder what the greatest one-hit wonders of all time would sound like if they were played by an old-school Nintendo? Of course you haven’t! Why would you? Regardless, you’ll find out on this week’s episode with fierce competitors Paul, Mike, and Stephanie!

After the “8-Bit Wonders” have concluded, we’ll quiz the players on movies whose titles sound like they SHOULD be in a series, but aren’t. You’ll be left wishing that the sequel to 28 Days was actually 28 Days Later. Our players leave it all on the table, and a winner is crowned after a rousing lightning round.

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Contestants

Match Info

S03.E09 -
Long Division 3rd Eliminations
Bracket
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Match
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Milhouse cries when there's a remainder.

Quizzes Played

We Came In That Thing

Who's going to make the fastest time in the Kessel Run?

Johannes Bassoon's 8-bit Wonders

Identify the one hit wonders from the chip tune versions of them.

The Sequelizer

Name the two movies with titles that semantically sound like two parts of the same story.

Nevermind, Achtung Baby's Out of Time

Questions about the pop culture happenings of 1991.

Don't Call Me Childish

Questions about Donald Glover.

I Want It That Way

Questions about boy bands active from 1990 onwards.

They spend five years on a problematic quest,
No time to get married, no time to rest.
One's a Confederate, the other's best girl's moved on,
But it's the 50s, so we'll ignore what's gone wrong.
Their lives really should be past any mending,
But we'll have a whiplash inducing Hollywood ending.

The main characters of The Searchers spend five years looking for a girl who was taken by a band of Comanches, a quest which is problematic for a lot of reasons, many of which are called out within the film itself. John Wayne's character is an unrepentant Confederate; the kidnapped girl's adopted brother's travels with him derails his life, as he leaves behind the girl he loves, who is about to get married to another man. But despite all the complications, and the prospect of murder charges against the men, there's a bizarrely tacked-on happy ending for everyone.

Episode Notes