Valiant efforts are put forth all around as our players navigate the confused ramblings of an elderly cinephile before getting a look behind the scenes at the lesson plans of some favorite pop culture teachers. A last-minute substitution makes for an unusual, but nonetheless exciting game on this week’s episode of The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show. Sean and Monty are taken by surprise by the sudden inclusion of one of Extra Hot Great‘s pop culture teachers, Tara Ariano in the third spot! Make sure to stick around to the end for a SHOCKING TWIST ENDING that you won’t wanna miss!

Quizzes Played

Santa Land

Who would be the best shopping mall Santa Claus?

Old Man MacTavish's Confused Direction

Old Man MacTavish is conflating two movies from the same director. Parse his old man ramblings and set the record straight.

Leave Them Kids Alone

Figure out who's behind the teacher's desk from up to three clues from their lesson plans

Draper James

Questions about actor Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

Suspension of Disbelief

Questions about bridges in pop culture

Back When I Was Kind of a Big Deal

Questions about pop culture happenings of 2004

The Riddle

Find me on Spotify. Find me on Tidal.

My work long preceded American Idol.

In some ways, I'm known for my vocal dexterity,

But I'm just a stray with unusual polarity


MC Skat Kat's album is streaming on both Spotify and Tidal, most notably his hit single "Opposites Attract" with Paula Abdul--recorded years before her judgeship on "American Idol." As a rapper, he would be known for vocal dexterity. And the magnetic implications of the title "Opposites Attract" refers to an unusual polarity.

Match Results

Episode Notes

Dangerous Minds is based on a real person, Luanne Johnson. In reality, she used rap lyrics to illustrate concepts to her class, but that was too edgy for the movie, so they changed it to Bob Dylan, a singer that young people are famous for liking.
Please do not mix up Waking Life and Waking Ned Devine. These are very different movies.
Technically, the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise has been re-titled Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, but since we were asking for franchise names, "Indiana Jones" works just fine.
If it had been a scoring question, we would have accepted River Phoenix, Corey Carrier, George Hall or Sean Patrick Flanery as actors who had played Indiana Jones.