We’re taking a little break before we get into season three with a romantic comedies quiz for (the day after) Valentine’s Day! We’ve got three rom-com heads Greta, Sarika, and Meredith to test the knowledge of the best and worst of the genre!

Lovelorn confessions on airplanes, iconic (if a little bit modified) lovey-dovey quotes, and your favorite cinematic meet-cutes all pop up in today’s game.

We get into all the clichΓ©s, debate the best Nancy Meyers kitchen, and one of our players will be crowned champion after a fierce lightning round that truly runs the rom-com gamut.

Quizzes Played

Leavin' On A Jet Plane

Who's going to give the best confession of love to someone that's about to get on a plane?

Smurfing Romantic

Identify the ensmurfenized romantic comedy quote.

We Have The Meets

Guess the movie from a description of the 'meet cute' from it.

Love In The Days Of Beanie Babies And Dial-Up Internet

Questions about the rom-coms of the 1990s.

Love In The Days Of Social Media And Streaming Television

Questions about the rom-coms of the 2000s.

Love In The Days Of Pac-Man And Shoulder Pads

Questions about the rom-coms of the 1980s.

The Riddle

A wet hot director. A cast that is goofing.

But rom-com cliches are the things they are spoofing.

Will the small candy shop make it through? Nah, I doubt it.

Well you can say that again. Tell me about it.

Answer

They Came Together director David Wain is also known for directing the 2001 comedy Wet Hot American Summer. He uses many repeat cast members across his films, and always has them working in particularly goofy veins. They Came Together is a spoof of many of the cliches of romantic comedies. The plot is almost identical to that of You've Got Mail in that Amy Poehler owns a small candy store that is threatened by the big corporation that Paul Rudd works for. As for the last line, this should explain it.

Match Results

Episode Notes

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We couldn't actually include Blended, in this week's game, as it's actually a grueling horror flick, masquerading as a romantic comedy.
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The Pointless Scorebreak. Pointless: The one UK show that does more than 8 episodes a year, whether Osman likes it or not.
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For the record, the quote from Sweet Home Alabama is "So I can kiss you any time I like," so get your mind out of the gutter.
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The Empty Coffee Cups on Television Scorebreak. Empty coffee cups on television: just pretend everyone is drinking a bone-dry cappuccino.