Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Badge 3: Saturday Night Live

The Original SNL Cast (NBC)
The badge I chose this week focused on quizzes related to Saturday Night Live (SNL). For those of you who are unaware, SNL is a sketch comedy show that has been on the air for over 40 years. The show began in 1975 with seven cast members, and has been the starting point for many famous comedians including: Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tina Fey.

Tina Fey impersonates
 Sarah Palin (NBC)
To achieve the badge, I had to get 50% or better on four different quizzes. They were:

Of these four quizzes, the only quiz I found easy was the celebrity impersonation quiz (#1), as it had little to do with SNL itself, and more to do with recognizing the photos.The other three quizzes were much harder. I had to play both quiz #2 and #3 twice before I was able to get 50%. I apparently had less knowledge of Saturday Night Live than I thought I did!  Because of the trouble I was having, I went into the final quiz (#4) a bit discouraged. I will now give you a brief play-by-play of how that quiz went:

The Live From
New York
Badge
1. I started off fine as I knew Chevy Chase from NBC’s Community.
2. I knew of the SNL sketch The Blues Brothers, so I next got Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. This left me one answer short of 50%.
3. I was vaguely aware of a famous female comedian who died of cancer but for the life of me I couldn’t come up with the name. I literally spent three minutes trying to come up with it. Finally I caved and yelled for help. My sister gave me the answer, Gilda Radner, immediately.

This gave me 4/7 of the answers and pushed me past the 50% threshold. This met my requirements for the badge. 

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, it's a new Sporcle Badge!

3 comments:

  1. The SNL game sounds like a lot of fun, but like you I would definitely have trouble coming up with some answers. Did you at least try google to help you out? Thats what I would of done! Sounds like you obtain some interesting knowledge from these games and that you would be good at trivia!

    Cool Post,

    Katherine

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    1. I only use Google for spelling!! Thanks for the comment.

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  2. SNL is a great show but it's been around for too long, before you were born! That makes it even harder. I would've chosen something more recent, like Friends!!! That's my favorite TV show, I've watched all the episodes at least three times! I really like SNL too, I'm a huge fan of Jimmy Fallon now.

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