Saturday, October 15, 2011


Another weekend is upon us. The leaves are falling and the autumn winds are blowing, but inside is nice and warm. Here are a couple of enigmas to enjoy indoors.

Something familiar is represented by the image below. Do you know what it is?

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After 70 years, in an upcoming issue of Wonder Woman, DC Comics will reveal that Zeus is the title character's "real" father.
Who was believed to be the sire of the Amazing Amazon before?

We'll reveal all next weekend. Meanwhile, let's try to avoid tripping over the ottoman as we peek inside THE ANSWERS BOX and reveal the results from our Dick Van Dyke Show 50th anniversary quiz.

01. What fashion did Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore) make popular via the series? Capri Pants
02. What was Laura's maiden surname? Meehan
03. Did Sally (Rose Marie) Rogers EVER get married? Yes, but not until sometime after leaving The Alan Brady Show, after the end of the original series, as revealed during the 2004 Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited reunion special.
04. What was Buddy (Morey Amsterdam) Sorrell's real first name on the show? Maurice
05. Which cast member later reprised their character for a guest appearance in a 1990s TV show?

Carl Reiner appeared as Alan Brady on a 1995 episode of Mad About You.
06. Which cast member appeared in a memorable episode of The Twilight Zone?

Richard Deacon (Mel Cooley) starred in "The Brain Center at Whipple's" with Robbie the Robot from the movie Forbidden Planet.
07. What was Dick Van Dyke's first television work? He hosted a local morning program in 1955.
08. The series pilot was filmed on January 20, 1961. What other historic event occurred that day?

John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States of America.
09. What did Van Dyke have to take a leave of absence from to film the pilot?

Dick Van Dyke had to take a week off from the Broadway show Bye, Bye Birdie.

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