1. "#Winning Congrats to the cast & crew ...
CBS & WB ...! My best to @aplusk!! The
show must go on ... You got the right
2. "Thank[s] man, Always been a fan, always
will be! BTW you were 'born big'"
Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher tweet after the
change of cast on two and a half men.
Recently, Sheen has done a U turn, calling
Ashton’s portrayal of the character ‘lame’.
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama
Series (2008, 2009, 2010)
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Actor (2012, 2013)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2014)
Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2013)
IGN Award for Best TV Actor (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2008, 2009,
Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (2012, 2013)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male
Actor in a Drama Series (2012, 2013)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an
Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013)
TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2009)
The X is the imaginary _____ at the front of the stage in
a traditional three-_____ box set in a proscenium
theatre, through which the audience sees the action in
the world of the play. The idea is of an imaginary
boundary between any fictional work and its audience.
Speaking directly to or otherwise acknowledging the
audience through a camera in a film or television
program, or through this imaginary ____ in a play, is
referred to as Y and is considered a technique of
metafiction, as it penetrates the boundaries normally set
up by works of fiction.
What would you recommend as a present for a
thirteen year old boy ?
A thirteen year old girl!
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Casting director Linda Lowy gave the
following insight: "You can't forget about
McSteamy. We cast X for one episode, and
I think the women across the nation went
kind of crazy. We got phone calls and mails
asking about him. Everyone was talking
about him, so we decided to make him a
Paranoia often plagues writers, especially when their
work is unfinished.
To this effect, what has George RR Martin done to
protect his legacy?
Hint: Think Game of Thrones
George RR Martin, the author of the series on
which GoT is based, has revealed all plot lines and
major details to the producers of the show,
claiming that he’s worried about what might
happen after his death.
GAME OF THRONES
It's 70 years since Germany launched one of the most
devastating bombing raids of World War II, on X. But did
Winston Churchill have prior warning of the attack?
It has been claimed in a number of books that the wartime
prime minister knew that the city was to be targeted by the
German Luftwaffe, but chose to do nothing because it would
have alerted Adolf Hitler to the fact the Allies had recently
cracked the Nazis' top-secret Enigma codes.
X and its people were sacrificed, the theory goes, "for the
greater good" - that is, that the benefits of playing the long
game outweighed the short-term costs of leaving the West
Midlands city to a terrible fate.
Bond Air is Go, check with the Coventry lot
2013 has been a very successful year for X.
He started of the year by playing Roderick, the right
hand man of the antagonist in a psychological thriller
of crime and murder starring Kevin Bacon as the
His next role as David Siegel placed him in a position
where his right hand man was someone skilful, suave
and very famous, a character loved by the audience.
The character whose position he took, was also
loved by the audience.
The first episode of FRIENDS, back in 1994, was
named, “The First One”, in typical FRIENDS style.
However, there are two other names for it. Give
The one where Monica gets a new roommate
The one where it all began
X is named after the real names of the actors
portraying the two lead roles in it. However, their
screen names are very similar to their real names.
Melanie "Mel" Burke (Melissa Joan Hart)
Joseph "Joe" P. Longo (Joey Lawrence)
MELISSA AND JOEY
These are few lines from a poem by PB Shelley And on the pedestal these words appear -"My name is X, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
X is also an episode that has achieved a perfect rating
on IMDB… a mean feat.
The production company behind Grey's Anatomy,
Private Practice, Scandal and a few other shows.
Owned by Shonda Rhimes.
“He may not fit society's definition of a hero, but he is
the hero I needed. The hero who helped me recover
from the disaster of my failed almost-marriage and get
back into the game. He lives in the shadows. Is he a
dream? Truth? Fiction? Damnation? Salvation? He is all
these things and none of them. He is...X”
What tribute did FRIENDS pay to Courtney Cox
when she got married to David Arquette ?
In the season six premiere, all cast members
during the initial opening credits had the name
Also, the end of the episode made the dedication,
‘For Courtney and David, who did get married’ - a
reference to Monica and Chandler's decision not
to marry in the episode
The trademark X originated with writer Stephen
Engel, who would set up playful practical jokes
around the writers room, including putting
together a grapefruit with tape. "I'd open it up
and Stephen would say, X " executive producer
Bill Prady recalled. "It was Stephen's word for
Now, X has officially been dubbed a species of
bee as a way to honor Y.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
THE GREAT ‘GUESSING’ GAME
A simple ‘ID the show based on clues’ round.
Some questions are long (to protect myself from purists),
so brace yourself.
However, if you don’t get the answer after reading the
first four lines, you never will anyway.
Oh… and did I mention that marking is differential ?
Description : The lives of the men and women who
work in an advertising agency in New York in the
1960s. The agency is enjoying success, but the
advertising game becomes more competitive as the
industry develops. The agency must adapt to ensure
its survival. Don Draper is a talented ad executive at
the top of his game, but the secrets from his past and
his present threaten to topple his work and family life.
In an unusual decision, Fox skipped ordering just a pilot,
and instead immediately ordered thirteen episodes. This
was partly due to financial reasons, as the large
Australian sets are expensive to dismantle and rebuild.
Despite this decision, the producers denied the
production was over-budget, with Peter Rice explaining
instead the show is "a very expensive ... very ambitious
television show". Kevin Reilly continued: "We're not in
completely uncharted territory here. The start-up cost
for the series is definitely on the high end. But it's not
some bank-breaking series.
Description : Emily Thorne rents a house in the
Hamptons for the summer, seemingly intent on
nothing more than enjoying a break in the
popular resort. But it soon becomes clear that
there's more to her visit. Her real name is
Amanda Clarke and her father was framed for a
crime he didn't commit and sent to prison for
life and she has come to the Hamptons to seek
vengeance against the people who betrayed
him and saw him sent to jail.
Description : The Montecito. Ed Deline and
Danny McCoy work on the surveillance
team. Since we are talking about X, there is
a lot of work to be done: Looking for
cheaters, hosting and protecting the
famous and the "whales", and taking
personal care of those who win too much.
Description : After a mysterious and bloody airplane
crash, 48 survivors are left stranded on a Pacific
Island... miles off course. It soon becomes apparent
that they will not have to cope only with the forces of
nature,but with the island's secrets, including the
Dharma Initiative, the "others" (or hostiles) and the
strange black smoke- to name a few. There is also
much more than meets the eye, as it becomes
apparent that everyone is connected in some way and
that everyone has a purpose to live on the island...
and for some, to die.
Description : Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a
course in body language and makes an
honest fortune exploiting it. He's
employed by various public authorities in
various investigations, doing more when
the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So
he can afford to constitute a team of his
own, which like clients and others has to
put up with his mind-games.
Description : The _______ brothers _______ and
_______ Salvatore, having been leading 'normal'
lives, hiding their condition, for centuries,
moving on before they’re noticed.They are back
in the Virginia town. _______ is noble, denying
himself blood to avoid killing, and tries to
control his evil brother _______. _______ falls in
love with schoolgirl _______, whose best friend
is a witch, like her grandma.
Description : This television drama is about two brothers,
_______ and _______, who were raised by their father, John, to
hunt and kill all things that go "bump in the night" after his
wife, Mary, was murdered by something evil when the boys
22 years later the brothers set out on a journey, fighting evil
along the way, to find their recently missing father who, when
they finally meet up with, reveals he knows what killed their
mother, a demon, and has found a way to track and kill it. When
their father dies striking a deal with the very same devil that had
killed his wife, the brothers, now alone and without their
mentor, are determined to finish the crusade their father
During the third season, the producers became
aware of a series called 'The Theorists', produced
and broadcast in the country of Belarus, that was a
virtual copy of X. Legal action over copyright
infringement would be as good as futile, since the
production company was pretty much owned by
the Belarus government. However, a lawsuit turned
out not to be necessary, because when word got
out that the show was a rip-off, the actors quit and
the show was immediately canceled.
Description : In the Los Angeles office of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Don Eppes
and his team investigate critical and baffling crimes
with a special edge. That advantage is Don's
brother, Charlies Eppes, a brilliant universalist
mathematician who uses the science of mathematics
with its complex equations to ferret out the most
tricky criminals. With this team, the forces of evil
learn their _______ is up.
XY is the biological younger sister of the
late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs,
whom she did not meet until she was 25
years old. In 1993, she married the
television writer and producer Richard
Appel. Appel, a writer for The Y, used his
wife's name for the lead character's
mother, beginning with the episode
Description : The series centres on the Taylor family, which
consists of Tim, his wife Jill and their three children: Tim is a
stereotypical American male, a cocky, accident-prone know-it-all.
Each episode includes Tim's own Binford-sponsored show, called
Tim Taylor is spectacularly accident prone as a handyman, often
causing massive disasters on and off the set to the consternation
of his co-workers and family. Many Tool Time viewers assume that
the accidents on the show are done on purpose, to demonstrate
the consequences of using tools improperly. Many of Tim's
accidents are caused by his devices being used in an unauthorised
manner, designed to illustrate his mantra "More power!".
Description: An offbeat, laugh track-lacking
sitcom about a bizarrely dysfunctional family,
the center of which is Malcolm.
Malcolm often has a hard time coping with his
family life, but he has more troubles to
contend with when he starts receiving special
treatment at school after being diagnosed as
an intellectually advanced genius.
Description : Since childhood, ______ has felt
homicidal urges directed by an inner voice he
calls "the Dark Passenger"; when that voice
cannot be ignored, he “lets the Dark Passenger
do the driving”.
Description :This series follows the eventful lives of some highschool kids in ______, a small but not too quiet town in North
Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school
basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old
Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott. The present
talents are his two sons, ______, a beautiful and popular athlete, the
absolute star, who was moulded and stifled by his proud dad,
ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach
approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother
Deb, an alcoholic, and ______, abandoned at birth with his devoted
mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with
Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social
reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with streetkids, his passion being reading.
Description : Rick Grimes is a former police officer who has
been in a coma for several months after being shot whilst on
duty. When he wakes, he discovers that the world has been
taken over by Zombies, and that he seems to be the only
person still alive. Having returned home to discover his wife
and son missing, he heads for Atlanta to search for his family.
Along with his partner and best friend Shane, he founds a
small group of survivors who struggle to fend off the zombie
hordes, as well as competing with other survivor groups who
are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive.
This show often contains dialog that "breaks the fourth
wall" or lets the audience believe they know it's a TV
show. At the end of episode "Squid Pro Quo", Denny
ends the episode by saying, "I can't wait until next week."
Alan also notes that the show used to be on Mondays, and
one time mentioned to Denny that "I've hardly seen you
this episode." Melissa, Alan's assistant, once warns him
against falling for a woman, citing, "She's only a gueststar". There even a case where television programs are
discussed. Mentioning that : "The only decent show is
___…, oh, I can't say that. I'll break the fourth wall”, while
looking in the camera.
Description: An engineer installs himself
in a prison he helped design, in order to
help his brother, a death-row inmate
who insists he did not commit the crime
for which he has been sentenced to die
and help him escape.
Description : A series that takes a closer
look into the life and story of Superman.
A young Clark Kent struggles to find his
place in the world as he learns to
harness his alien powers for good and
deals with the typical troubles of
teenage life in X(his hometown).
Because of the numerous scenes and the quickcut nature of the show's visual style, the show is
filmed without the traditional live studio
audience. The finished episode is later shown to
an audience, and their reactions are recorded
and added for broadcast. The series' creators
joke that the long set-up time between scenes
would cross the line from "studio audience" to
Description: In this sitcom, the suddenly risen film star Vince
Chase, a 'jeune premier' of humble origins, learns the ropes of the
business and the the high-profile world of the wealthy happy few
in and around Hollywood, but not alone: he brings from his native
New York his atypical X, not glitterati or professionals but a close
circle of friends since childhood.
His professional agent finds they often make his job harder as the
Queens boys not only sponge on the star but also have his ear, so
Vince is much harder to counsel.
Over the course of the Series, they progress from Brooklynites, to
actors, to producers and chase the funding and support to try to
make the perfect movie for Vincent.
X has obtained an exceptionally broad and
active international fan base. It received
widespread acclaim by critics, although its use
of nudity and violence has caused controversy.
Like the novels it adapts, X has a sprawling
ensemble cast, estimated to be the largest on
television. During the production of the third
season, 257 cast names were recorded.
Description : Four Latina maids with
ambition and dreams of their own
work for the rich and famous in
The series quickly develops into a
murder mystery with the goal of
finding the killer.
Description: Sassy, streetwise Max works two jobs just to
get by, one of which is waiting tables during the night shift
at the retro-hip Williamsburg Diner. Sophisticated Caroline
is an uptown trust fund princess who’s having a run of bad
luck that forces her to reluctantly give waitressing a shot.
At first, Max sees Caroline as yet another in a long line of
inept servers she must cover for, but she's surprised to find
that Caroline has as much substance as she does style.
When Caroline discovers Max's knack for baking amazing
cupcakes, she sees a lucrative future for them, but they first
need to raise the start-up money.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has admitted in interviews that he is
a huge fan of X. At one point, both X and "Marvel's The
Avengers" were filming on separate lots in the same
Albuquerque, New Mexico studio. Samuel Jackson wanted
to have a cameo appearance in which he walked on to the
set of Los Pollos Hermanos, dressed as Nick Fury, completely
unannounced as if he were a customer buying chicken from
the restaurant. Unfortunately the plans fell through as the
shooting schedule didn't allow enough time for him to break
away from the set of the Avengers, as the Avengers shot
during the night, while X shot during the day.
Description: After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy
______ was missing and presumed dead for five years
before being discovered alive on a remote island in the
Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, ____ has
been changed by his ordeal on the island. While he
hides the truth about the man he's become, he
desperately wants to make amends for the actions he
took as the boy he was.
As _____ reconnects with those closest to him, he
secretly creates the persona of X - a vigilante – to right
the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and
restore Starling City to its former glory.
Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Sherlock) voiced for Sir Stephen
Hawking in ‘Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking’.
Robert Downey Junior played Sherlock.
Dr. House of House MD is based on Sherlock Holmes.
What epithet is used by Mycroft Holmes to
describe Irene Adler at the end ?
“The dominatrix who brought a great nation to its
You're a fraud and you know it
But it's too good to throw it all away
Anyone would do the same
You've got 'em going
And you're careful not to show it
Sometimes you even fool yourself a bit
It's like magic
But it's always been a smoke and mirrors game
Anyone would do the same
Hint: It deduces to a character.
A Clash of Kings (1998)
A Storm of Swords (2000)
A Feast for Crows (2005)
A Dance with Dragons (2011)
The Winds of Winter (forthcoming)
A Dream of Spring (forthcoming)
Novels on which ‘Game of Thrones’ is based.
The series of novels is ‘A song of Ice and Fire’ by
George R. R. Martin.
GAME OF THRONES
The SNASA (page 3)
The Cheap Trick (page 86)
The He's Not Coming (page 27)
The Don't Drink That (page 7)
The Mrs. Stinsfire (page 117)
The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (page 78)
The Time Traveler (page 46)
Like the name of the series itself, episode titles of
The Big Bang Theory always start
with "The" followed by the main event in the
episode followed by something that resembles the
name of a scientific principle, theory or
experiment, whimsically referencing a plot point or
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Ted, Marshall, Lily, and Barney find out that Robin
does not want to go to a mall and Robin doesn't
want anyone to know why she's averse to malls. Ted
tries to guess and in doing so reveals that he was
trapped under a fake boulder at a mall in Ohio when
he was nine. Marshall believes that Robin was
married in a mall in Canada, while Barney believes
that Robin did pornography in Canada. They agree
to a X (where the winner of the bet slaps the loser as
hard as he possibly can) and appoint Lily as the X
You invent a handful of infants. You apply for
Social Security numbers for them. Eventually, you
open bank accounts for them, file tax returns for
them, register them to vote, and apply for credit
cards in their name. And now, 25 years later, you
have a handful of identities ready and waiting for
some real people to step into them.
What is this process called ?
The final question of the quiz…
Open to all…
ID (TEN POINTS EACH)
X met Y on the sets of A. Y was 15 years of age at the time of season
X went on to become very popular in the reality show B. Y went on to
star in a popular TV show C starring Seth Macfarlane.
X married Z. Their marriage was used as the shining example of ‘age
no bar in love’.
Recently, X, somewhat controversially, landed the lead role on another
very popular show D. Not so recently, Y played Mona Sax in the movie
X and Y are currently dating. Needless to say, X and Z are no longer
married (or dating).
That 70s Show
Two and a Half Men
Description : When a High School Spanish teacher, Will
Schuester, becomes the director of the school's failing
X club, New Directions, he hopes to be able to
rejuvenate it. The club competes in the choir
competition circuit. It's been called "a High School
Musical for adults", the series follows the club and its
mixture of oddball members as they try and restore it to
its former glory.
At the same time, Will is trying to rejuvenate his failing
love life whilst preventing the school's cheer leading
coach Sue Sylvester from sabotaging the choir.
It's all good (all good)
It's okay (okay)
It's alright (alright)
As far as I can see
It's all good (all good)
It's okay (okay)
It's alright (alright)
I guess you're stuck with me.
Theme song - “Stuck with me” - Joey Lawrence
MELISSA AND JOEY
Description : A provocative and thrilling drama about the
scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends,
each on her own path to self-discovery, as they brave the
turbulent journey together.
Meet Savi, a successful career woman. Savi's free-spirited
and capricious baby sister, Josselyn, couldn't be more
different - living single, serial dating and partying, and
regularly leaning on her big sister along the way. Their
common best friend, April, a recent widow and mother of
two. And friend Karen, a successful therapist with her own