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 clichés, 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.