It’s an off-season special featuring three great contestants from The Incomparable podcast network. Incomparable founder Jason Snell goes up against tech reporter Glenn Fleishman and our pal Monty Ashley across three rounds of pop culture trivia. Round one looks at famous references to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and round two goes deep in the weeds on opening themes to some real kooky animated series adaptations. A back-and-forth lightning round leads to an exciting conclusion. Join us next week as we kick off season six!

Quizzes Played

Jazz Hands

Which champion has the best one man show on Broadway?

I'm Sorry Dave, But This Reference Is Getting Old

Identify the pop culture property from a description of its 2001: A Space Odyssey reference.

The Animated Series

Name the 80s or 90s cartoon adaptation from its theme song.

Mohawks And Motorcycles

Questions about post-apocalyptic movies and TV.

Victor Hugo

Questions about Hugo Award winners.

'Tis a Silly Place

Questions about Arthurian legend in pop culture.

The Riddle

He’s the worlds greatest swordsman,

At least by his own gauge.

He has a crossbow based plan

To help our favorite little man

But first he has to get out of that cage


Mad Martigan introduces himself in Willow as "The world's greatest swordsman," though that claim is highly questionable. Towards the end of the movie, he sets up an elaborate trap involving crossbows in order to help Willow, but he couldn't do any of that if he isn't let out of the cage he's found in when they first encounter him.

Match Results

Episode Notes

The Euphonium Scorebreak. The Euphonium: The brass instrument that no one can identify but everyone loves when they hear it. No it's not a tuba. Not, it's not a saxophone. It's a Euphonium.
The Wilhelm Scream Scorebreak. The Wilhelm Scream: [Dan does wilhelm scream].