Fletch and Lanette present the 6:50 Question each weekday morning. The first caller at on the Magic Line at (608)321-0098 with the correct answer wins. You can win once every 30 days and must be 18 or older.
Here are some previous questions and answers:
- This guy, apparently, has no idea how he does what he does… who is he?
- It’s this person’s birthday today (4/22). Who’s voice is this?
- Based on the ingredients list, tell us what garlicky dish this is: chick peas, tahini, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and garlic, of course! Hummus
- One of these headlines is from a real news story and two of them are fake. Which one is true?
1) Child promised he can go back to video games after giving dying grandfather one last hug.
2) Judge sentences Lori Loughlin to 100 hours of community theater.
3) Arkansas woman steals $144 of eye makeup and wears it all at the same time.
Number 3 is true
- From the Magic 98 music nursery, here’s a lullaby version of a song you know and love (listen below). What is it, and who did the original?
“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
- Name two of the three most common trash items found in the ocean. 1) cigarettes 2) bottle tops and lids 3) drink bottles 4) plastic bags
- Within 100 billion dollars, how much do we pay in federal income taxes, everybody together in the US, in one year? $1.4 trillion
- At what booth at the Dane County Farmers’ Market can you get the Hot & Spicy cheese bread? Stella’s
- Name are two of the four vocal parts in a Barbershop Quartet. Lead, bass, tenor, baritone
- Listen to this famous re-naming of oneself, and tell us who this is…
Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from “Friends”)
- If you really love Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo, you might want to rent it. Yes, you can rent the entire zoo for a summer night. Within $1,000, how much do you think it costs to rent the whole Henry Vilas Zoo for one night? Per the zoo website, $5,000 for a weeknight, $6,00 for a Friday night, $7,000 for a Saturday night.
- Today (4/5) is a big day for this person…
Who is she, and why is today a big day for her? Kathy Lee Gifford, whose last day on the Today Show is today.
- The voice you hear in this clip turned 58 years old on April 3, 2019. Listen to this clip and tell us who it is…
Eddie Murphy. Eddie will star in a sequel to “Coming To America” coming out in 2020
- Here’s a clip from the only song we know of that’s called “Election Day”:
It was a moderate hit in 1986 for a group named Arcadia, which was an offshoot band for what much more famous 80s group? Duran Duran
- One of these celebrity facts is not true: 1) Lady Gaga owns a ghost-detecting machine 2) Angelina Jolie originally wanted to be a construction worker 3) Charlie Sheen once tried to catch the Loch Ness Monster using a leg of lamb and a large hook. The answer is Angelina Jolie, who originally wanted to be a funeral director. (Lady Gaga paid $50,000 for an electromagnetic field meter designed to detect poltergeists. And Charlie Sheen says he got nibbles on his leg of lamb on a hook, but couldn’t get Nessie to bite.)
- Crayola has come out with 120 colors since 1902. Every year since 1990, on National Crayon Day, at least one color is retired and new are added. What’s the newest crayon color: a) Bluetiful b) Blue Moon Bliss c) Dreams Come Blue … Bluetiful. Crayola actually held a contest for people to vote and 90,000 Americans chose Bluetiful to replace the retiring, Dandelion.
- In 1986, the top-selling toy was GI Joe. Name one more of the top five toys from that year. 2) Pound Puppies 3) Barbie 4) Teddy Ruxpin 5) Cabbage Patch Kids
- Mariah Carey’s first name comes from the song “They Call the Wind Maria,” which was in a famous Broadway musical. What’s the name of the Broadway musical that song was in? Paint Your Wagon
- On National Spinach Day, we found the only song we know of that talks about spinach. Listen to the beginning , and give us the lines that follow this…
The answer is in this clip:
- Ten thousand high school and college students have signed up to spend their spring breaks doing which of the following: building houses with Habitat for Humanity, swim with the manatees at Sea World, or the Jello-Shot Olympics in Panama City Florida. Building houses with Habitat for Humanity
- Name two dog breeds that are in America’s top five. 1) Labrador Retriever 2) German Shepherd 3) Golden Retriever 4) French Bulldog 5) Bulldog
- “Roses are red, violets are blue. I’m not really good at poetry. Beer.” What type of a poem is this- Nursery Rhyme, Haiku, or Limerick? Nursery Rhyme
- Tell us what the punch line is to this joke… Person 1: “I just left my job! I couldn’t work for that man after what he said to me!” Person 2: “Well, what did he say?” “You’re fired!”
- What do the four leaves on a four-leaf clover represent? Hope, Faith, Love, and Luck.
- What were the four original Lucky Charms marshmallow shapes? Heart, Moon, Star, Clover
- Apple Pie is the favorite pie in 45 of the 50 states. Two other pies are favorites in those five states that don’t like apple pie so much. Name the two kinds of pies, other than apple, that are the favorites in those five very un-American states. Pecan, in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and Pumpkin in Wyoming and Hawaii.
- This good Samaritan has a restaurant where the menu doesn’t have prices indicated. They only take donations for payments, and serve food at no charge for those who can’t afford it. Who is the good Samaritan… a world-wide celebrity, or local hero? Both! Jon Bon Jovi runs his “Soul Kitchen” restaurant, and local hero, David Heide, of Lilliana’s, will soon open “Little Johns,” both of which are ‘pay what you can’ restaurants.
- It’s been 107 years since Girl Scouts started. Can you add the last line of the Girl Scout Law? “And be a sister to every girl scout.”
- National Napping Day is always the day after Daylight Saving Time starts, because we could all use a little extra sleep. What time of day is the best time for napping? According to the folks at Sleep.org, 2-3PM is the best time because you’ve already eaten lunch and your blood sugar and energy levels will naturally start to dip.
- National Dentist Day, and National Oreo Day are on the same day! As we all know, Oreos and visits to the dentist don’t really go well together. Listen closely to this clip. Tell us who the one is who doesn’t like oreos. Julia Louis Dreyfus, as Elaine on Seinfeld
- In “The King and I”, what country was the King the king of… and, what is that country called today? Siam, now called Thailand
- A snowplow in Lincoln, Nebraska managed to wipe out 30 blocks of mailboxes after a 7″ storm last weekend. There’s a new movie that features a well-known actor as a crazed snowplow driver. Who is this? Liam Neeson (the new crazy snow plow driver movie is called “Cold Pursuit”)
- Three Clues: Who are we talking about?
He’s from Brooklyn… but you may know him from North Carolina, Chicago or Washington
He’s not a movie star, but he played himself in a huge movie in 1996
You may have a lot of shoes, but he’s got a shoe line… and he’s the logo
Michael Jordan. On this day in 1988, Jordan made his signature slam dunk from the free throw line… inspiring the Air Jordan and the Jump-Man logo.
- Which of the following is coldest? The surface of a block of dry ice, the coldest day ever in Madison, or Fletch’s third grade girlfriend’s heart? A: The surface of a block of dry ice (-109). Madison’s coldest-ever day was January 30, 1951 when it was -37. The temperature of Fletch’s third grade girlfriend is officially unknown, but we would have accepted that answer!
- The average number of gifts we Americans give per year is the same number that is part of the name of an 80’s group. What’s the average number of gifts we give per year? On average, we give 42 gifts per year… like “Level 42” (who did “Something About You”).
- What did nearly 1 billion people watch on television on Christmas eve 1968? Apollo 8 as it circled the moon.
- A proverb of Latin origin explains that “A placid exterior may hide a passionate nature.” The common translation is (BLANK). “Still waters run deep.”
- When (BLANK) appeared on Oprah in 2007, his Christmas CD jumped to #1 and became the top selling album of the year. Josh Groban
- Name a state that grows more Christmas trees than Wisconsin. (There are four.) Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania
- What 1990s song mentions both Bob Dylan and his song “Tangled up in blue?” “Only Wanna Be With You,” by Hootie & The Blowfish
- The Milwaukee Bucks stopped the all-time NBA winning streak of 33 games by defeating (BLANK). The Los Angeles Lakers in 1972
- What Fleetwood Mac song is named after a witch? “Rhiannon”
- What Mariah Carey song was #1 for 16 weeks? “One Sweet Day,” her duet with Boyz II Men
- What was the first #1 song for the group Chicago? “If You Leave Me Now”
- What Stevie Nicks song was left off Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album in the 70s, but became a hit in the 90s? “Silver Springs”
- Name one of America’s five most popular Halloween candies. 5 M&Ms, 4 Kit Kat, 3 Twix, 2 Snickers, 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Linus believes “The Great Pumpkin” will appear at his pumpkin patch because it is (BLANK). Sincere.
- What 1980s hit was a duet featuring singers from Fleetwood Mac and Eagles? “Leather and Lace” from Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
- (BLANK) was famous for statements like “I believe time woulds all heels,” “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted,” and “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon
- In the early 70s the band (BLANK) was the opening act for Linda Ronstadt. Eagles
- Name the only siblings that have each had a #1 solo hit. Michael and Janet Jackson.
- Wisconsin ranks #9 for U.S. cattle population. Name a state in the top five. (5) Oklahoma, (4) California, (3) Kansas, (2) Nebraska, (1) Texas
- The 1980s hit (BLANK) was the first “a cappella” song to reach #1. “Don’t Worry be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
- Most U.S. Presidents never experience this, but Gerald Ford did twice in September of 1975. What is it? An assassination attempt.
- “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” was a #1 song for (BLANK). Elton John
- Aretha Franklin won 11 Grammy awards for “Best R&B Female Performance,” more than any other artist. Who ranks second? Anita Baker, with five.
- Which #1 Elton John song from the 70s is rarely performed at his concerts? “Island Girl”
- President (BLANK) said “We choose to go to the moon.” Kennedy
- What was “stored in a mayonaise jar on Funk & Wagnals porch?” Questions used in “Carnac the Magnificent” skits on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.”
- In “Smokey and the Bandit,” Jackie Gleason portrays Sheriff (BLANK). Buford T. Justice
- This 60s sitcom quickly became America’s #1 TV program, and it’s theme song reached #1 on the country chart. “The Beverly Hillbillies”
- Name the 1990s Fox TV show about a fictional band that had a #1 song. “The Heights.” The show was cancelled shortly after “How do you talk to an angel” reached the top.
- Who sang the movie theme to “The Goodbye Girl?” David Gates
- Michael Jackson was the first artist in history to release an album (“Bad”) containing five #1 songs. Name the first female to accomplish this. Katy Perry with “Teenage Dream.”
- Which of her songs does Aretha Franklin sing in the movie “The Blues Brothers?” “Think”
- “That’s Aretha Franklin…she doesn’t remember the queen of soul” is a lyric from what song? “Hey Nineteen” from Steely Dan
- Rolling Stone Magazine ranks Aretha Franklin as the “Greatest singer of all time.” Who else do they include in the top five? John Lennon, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles
- Only four movie soundtrack albums have sold more copies than “Dirty Dancing.” Name one. Forrest Gump, Purple Rain, Saturday Night Fever, The Bodyguard.
- Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was #1 for 14 straight weeks. Name the only woman in pop music history that has surpassed that record. Mariah Carey. Her duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” was #1 for 16 weeks.
- Who were Mark, Martha, Alan, Nina and J.J.? The original MTV V.J.’s – Goodman, Quinn, Hunter, Blackwood and Jackson
- According to Forrest Gump, “The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks is…” The ice cream.
- What was Elton John’s first #1 song in England? “Don’t go breakin’ my heart,” his duet with Kiki Dee.
- The all time top selling Ford vehicle is (BLANK). The F-series truck, over 34 million so far.
- Infinity, Evolution, Departure, Escape and Frontiers are names of (BLANK)… Albums by Journey
- (BLANK) was the first all-female group to write their own songs, play their own instruments and have a #1 album. The Go-Go’s, with “Beauty and the Beat.”
- TV’s “Baretta” was employed as a (BLANK). Plainclothes police officer
- The 1970s song (BLANK) ends with the words “toot toot, hey, beep beep.” “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer
- (BLANK) co-starred with Barbra Streisand in the 1976 version of “A Star is Born.” Kris Kristofferson
- In “Surfer Girl,” the Beach Boys sing “I have watched you on the shore.” What is the next line? “Standing by the ocean’s roar.”
- What was the first hit song for the Doobie Brothers? “Listen to the music”
- “A house divided against itself cannot stand” was said by (BLANK) Abraham Lincoln, in an 1858 speech against slavery.
- In the early 1960s the U.S. had over 4000. Now there are just a few hundred, and Wisconsin has fewer than 10 (BLANK) Drive-In Theaters
- (BLANK) had the #1 selling album of the 1990s. Alanis Morissette, with “Jagged Little Pill”
- When Dorothy and her three friends meet “The Wizard Of Oz,” which of the four does the Wizard address first? The Tin Man
- Levi’s are the top selling jeans in the world. Name another brand in the top five. 2. Wrangler, 3. Diesel, 4. Pepe Jeans London, 5. True Religion
- What did Michael Jackson publicly do for the first time in May of 1983? “Moonwalked,” on an NBC Motown special.
- Complete this 1980s beer company advertising slogan: “The night belongs to (BLANK).” Michelob
- (BLANK) was the first female host of “Saturday Night Live” and is in the show’s exclusive “Five Timer Club.” Candice Bergen
- “Oh, the humanity!” is from what historical event? The Hindenburg explosion in 1937, a radio comment from reporter Herbert Morrison
- Name a food that Americans should consume 6-11 times a day, according to the 1990s U.S.D.A. nutrition pyramid. Bread, cereal, rice and pasta
- Who holds the U.S. record for most consecutive years with a #1 song? Mariah Carey, with 11
- Wisconsin ranks #4 in the U.S. for maple syrup production. Name another state in the top 5. Vermont, New York, Maine, New Hampshire
- With their 2005 song “Speed of sound,” the band (BLANK) became the first British group to debut a song in the U.S. top 10 since the Beatles with “Hey Jude” in 1968. Coldplay
- Who did the Milwaukee Bucks defeat to win the 1971 NBA title? The Baltimore Bullets
- Which “Blues Brother” was which? John Belushi portrayed “Jake,” and Dan Aykroyd was “Elwood.”
- After “Respect” in 1967, it took Aretha Franklin 20 years to have another #1 song. A duet with (BLANK), it was called “I knew you were waiting.” George Michael
- What fast food innovation did McDonald’s debut in 1975? The drive-through window
- Of the four rock bands (Dire Straits, Cars, Bon Jovi and Moody Blues) inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, which had the most #1 songs? Bon Jovi, with 5.
- The 80s song (BLANK) was America’s first #1 hit to feature rap vocals. “Rapture” by Blondie
- The 1970s song “Montego Bay” ends with a portion of another song from what Broadway musical? “Oklahoma.” Bobby Bloom sings “Oh what a beautiful morning.”
- The all-time top selling “MTV Unplugged” album was released by ______. Eric Clapton
- Which Temptations song was a 2018 addition to the Library of Congress? “My Girl“
- In a car ride scene in “Meet the Parents,” Robert De Niro (Jack) and Ben Stiller (Greg) discuss what song? “Puff the Magic Dragon“
- What TV show featured characters with last names of “Snow,” “Wood” and Tripper?” “Three’s Company,” with Chrissy, Janet and Jack
- The “Toys R Us” jingle began with “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid.” What’s the next line? “They got a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with.”
- The Barbie doll was introduced in 1959. Her best friend, _____, was introduced in 1963. Midge
- Name a 1980s artist who’s album had seven top 10 hits. There were two, Michael Jackson with “Thriller,” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”
- “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” debuted on Public Television in 1968. One of the puppets was a donkey. What was his name? Donkey Hodie
- An Oscar winner herself, she has hosted the Academy Awards more than any other woman. Whoppi Goldberg (1993, 1995, 1998, 2001)
- The Neil Young song, “Southern Man,” described racism in the American South and one line in the lyrics say, “Southern man, when will you pay them back?” A few years later a southern band responded with a song that mentions Neil Young. Name that band. Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Name one of the three top-selling cheeses in the U.S. Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan
- Facebook debuted in 2004. It’s now one of the most popular websites on Earth. Name another of the world’s top 5 most popular sites? Google, YouTube, Facebook, Baidu, Wikipedia
- Rolling Stone Magazines says the 5 greatest songwriters ever are:
5: Smokey Robinson
4: Chuck Berry
3: John Lennon
2: Paul McCartney
1: Bob Dylan
- Which 1970s artist released four #1 albums in less than two years? Elton John
- What was the name of the little boy on “The Addams Family”? Pugsley
- Which comedian was the first host when “Saturday Night Live” debuted in 1975? George Carlin
- “Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot” are lyrics from which theme song? “Cheers”
- This 1960s song made a comeback after being featured in the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” “Twist and Shout” by the Beatles
- A 1950s address from Richard Nixon that mentioned his dog is known as “The _____ speech”. Checkers
- The Garth Brooks Central Park concert in 1997 had attendance of nearly one million, breaking the mark set in 1981 by who? Simon & Garfunkel. They attracted nearly 600,000.
- Which 1973 sporting event featuring two athletes attracted a worldwide TV audience of 80 million? The Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match
- What 1960s song borrows a portion of the Book of Ecclesiastes for its lyrics? “Turn! Turn! Turn!” from the Byrds
- What was Jimmy Buffett wearing when he went to San Francisco for the Labor Day weekend show? “Hush Puppies,” according to his song “Come Monday.”
- At the 1963 “March on Washington,” who sang “Blowin’ in the Wind”? Peter, Paul and Mary
- Joni Mitchell wrote the song “Woodstock,” but the most popular version of it was performed by who? Crosby, Stills and Nash
- Which movie had its world premiere in Oconomowoc in 1939? “The Wizard of Oz”
- The phrase “Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Ku Sa” is from what 1980s song? “Wanna Be Starting Somethin'” by Michael Jackson
- Its introductory price was $2.99 and it was the top selling toy for Christmas 1960. What was it? The Etch-A-Sketch
- What 1960s song opens with the melody of “La Marseillaise,” the French national anthem? “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles
- Who was the first Canadian woman to have a #1 hit song in the U.S.? Anne Murray, with “You Needed Me”
- Jack Webb portrayed Joe Friday on TV’s “Dragnet.” Who had the role in the 1987 movie? Dan Aykroyd
- Who jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge? Billy Joe McCallister, in the 1960s song “Ode to Billy Joe”
- In 1987 she started singing lessons. A year later her first album reached #1. Name her. Paula Abdul
- Which actress portrayed “Black Widow” on TV’s Batman? Tallulah Bankhead
- In “Que Sera, Sera,” Doris Day sings “The future’s not ours to see.” What 1970s song includes the lyrics “Whatever will be will be, the future is ours to see?” “Baby Hold On” by Eddie Money
- What is the name of Little Orphan Annie’s dog? Sandy
- Who sang the 70s hit “Emma?” Hot Chocolate
- “M*A*S*H” remains the most-watched TV series finale. Name another in the top 5. “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The Fugitive” and “Cheers”
- What was Bob Seger’s only #1 song? “Shakedown”
- Which 60s song was a hit for both Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin? “I Say a Little Prayer”
- True or false: Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady” was the “platinum single,” with sales of over 2 million. True
- Who said “The British are coming!” Paul Revere
- The Zombies sang the 60s hit “She’s Not There.” Which band made it a hit again in the 70s? Santana
- Which song mentions the names of Monica, Erica, Rita, Tina, Sandra, Mary and Jessica? “Mambo #5” by Lou Bega
- “Failure is not an option” is a line from which movie? Apollo 13
- Who performed the 1990s theme to “Beauty and the Beast” with Celine Dion? Peabo Bryson
- “Muskrat Love” was a hit for Captain & Tennille, but it was recorded several years earlier by which group? America
- When East Towne and West Towne opened in the 70s, J.C. Penney and Sears were two of three of their “anchor stores.” What was the third? Prange’s
- Who was the original host of ABC’s “The Dating Game?” Jim Lange
- What do actors Art Carney, Jack Lemon and Tony Randall have in common? They each portrayed Felix from “The Odd Couple”: Carney on Broadway, Lemon in the movie, Randall on TV
- Barbie’s friend is Midge. Her boyfriend is Ken. What’s the name of Ken’s friend? Alan
- What 1980s song mentions the travel destinations of Papeete, Avalon and the Marquesas Islands? “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills and Nash
- Who starred in the movie “Three Amigos?” Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase
- True or false? “Theme from S.W.A.T.” was the first TV theme to become a #1 hit song? True
- At the 1974 Academy Awards, David Niven was interrupted by what? A streaker!
- What did Native Americans introduce to the Pilgrims at a feast in February of 1630? Popcorn
- What band was originally known as “The Missing Links” and then “The Big Thing?” Chicago
- Which Queen song did not reach #1? Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody OR Another One Bites The Dust? (One answer.) Bohemian Rhapsody
- In 1988, Vice President George Bush argued with who on live network television? Dan Rather
- In 2000, America had over 2 million of these. Now there are less than 500,000, and they’re disappearing quickly. What is it? A public payphone
- Which fictional hero first appeared on radio in 1933 and has a classical piece of music as his theme? The Lone Ranger, introduced by the William Tell Overture
- Which California band had a country rock sound in the first half of the 1970s, switching to a new lead singer and sound in the second half of the 70s? The Doobie Brothers
- Which President warned America about the “military industrial complex?” Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Name a Rod Stewart song that reached #1 in the 70s. (There are three.) Maggie May, Tonight’s the Night, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
- Only two Broadway shows have had more consecutive performances than The Lion King. Name one: Phantom of the Opera and Chicago
- This couple met in 1971 after he performed at Carnegie Hall. They married in 1972, sang several hits together in the 70s, and divorced in 1983. Who are they? Carly Simon and James Taylor
- What song was a hit for Little Eva, Grand Funk, and Kylie Minogue? “The Loco-Motion”
- What is the name of the third baseman the classic Abbott and Costello routine “Who’s on First?” “I Don’t Know”
- What was the name of the boat in Jaws? Orca
- The words “neat, sweet, petite” were in the opening theme to what TV show? The Addams Family
- Who had a 1980s album called What’s New, that was filled with pop standards from decades before? Linda Ronstadt
- America sings, “Oz never did give nothin’ to the tin man.” What’s the next line? “That he didn’t, didn’t already have.”
- English author A.A. Milne wrote the book in the 1920s. Kenny Loggins wrote about the characters in a 1970s song. What was the story? Winnie the Pooh
- What African American child debuted in the Peanuts comic strip in 1968? Franklin
- Each member of this 70s/80s supergroup had solo hits, with the exception of the two people the band was named after. Name the band: Fleetwood Mac
- In the movie Sully, which airline do the pilots work for? US Airways
- Who won the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series four times during the 1990s? Helen Hunt, for Mad About You
- In 1664, the Dutch gave the British the land that is now New York City. What was it called then? New Amsterdam
- Who was the first American Idol? Kelly Clarkson
- What pop song mentions biology, geography, and algebra? “What a Wonderful World”
- “Off we go into the wild blue yonder” is the first line of the “Air Force Song.” What is the next line? “Climbing high into the sun”
- What 70s song mentions New York, London, Paris, and Munich? “Pop Muzik” by M
- What 70s song contains the lyric, “Turn up the old Victrola, gonna dance the night away”? “Dim All the Lights” by Donna Summer
- Microsoft paid $3 million to use which 80s song in its advertising for Windows 95: “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones