6:50 Question

Lanette presents 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

Here’s a mystery voice- who is it?

Barry Manilow, whose birthday is today (6/17).

Listen carefully to Voice 1. It’s his birthday today. Who is he?

Neil Patrick Harris aka Dougie Houser

School’s out, bring on Summer. Here’s a Summer Triple Snippet – three songs, all with Summer in their titles. Name all three songs.


Cruel Summer, All Summer Long, Boys of Summer

Here are three quotes from a famous person… who is it? “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”, “Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

Vince Lombardi (today would have been his birthday — 107)

It’s National Herbs and Spices Day, so let’s play Herbs or spice… tell us which is an herb, which is a spice?

Basil (herb), Lavender (herb), Coriander (spice). 

If we tell you that we are “Rocking the Baby,” “Walking the Dog,” and “Grilling the Brats,” what are we doing?

We are doing yo yo tricks, while grilling the brats. Happy National Yo Yo Day!

It’s National Cheese Day! Listen to this commercial clip and tell us what cheese product it’s for…


It’s National Running Day today. Listen carefully as one of the world’s greatest runners is running, being chased by reporters. Who is this famous runner?


Forest Gump

Happy birthday to this comedian and actor… who’s seemingly just like the rest of us, trying to look the best we can for those summer tank tops, shorts and swimsuits… she’s much funnier about it than the rest of us though.

Who is this birthday girl?

Amy Schumer

Today’s the anniversary of a huge hit from 1982. Here’s the band’s the lead singer talking about it. What song is it?



“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Happy birthday today to this singer. She was 19 when that was a hit. Today, she’s 52. Who is she?

Kylie Minogue

Home game playing is way up. We’re going to name three games you could play at home, two are real games, one is not. Which one is not a real game? “Exploding Kittens,” “You’ve Got Crabs,” or “Root Canal?”

Root Canal 

One of the things we’ll be missing this weekend is our local Memorial Day Parades… so we thought we’d go to a virtual parade together… what parade is this?  Name the movie.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Here’s an old commercial you probably will remember. What’s the name of the product they’re advertising?

Palmolive Dish Soap. (Today National No Dirty Dishes Day.)

If your fork, your crankset, and your derailleur are all broken, what will you not be doing today?

Riding your bike (to work)… Today is nNational Bike to Work Day.

The following is a description of a great American tradition… what is it? “Put your thumbs in your armpits and flap your elbows four times to the music. Bend your knees and wiggle your hips four times to the music, placing your arms and hands low like tail feathers. Straighten your knees and clap four times, with the music.” 

The Chicken Dance (happy Chicken Dance Day today!) 

Lanette will read you a poem about a bird…  What kind of a poem is that?

Limerick (today is National Limerick Day)

Here are three songs, all with one theme… a theme that is permeating our lives right now! What is the theme?



One flower, above all others, is the most commonly given, and perhaps the most appropriate to give for Mothers’ Dday.  What flower is it?


The board games have been getting a lot of extra love lately. We’re going to play you three familiar sounds from some of the most popular board games. What games is each of these sounds from?


Yahtzee, Life, and Trouble

A third of all people who went to a Superbowl party last night are calling in sick to work today. Hard as it is to believe, today is NOT the biggest call-in-sick day of the year. What day is bigger?

First day of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 

“Wicked” opens at Overture Center tonight (3/11). Listen to this clip of John Travolta, bungling the name of one of the stars from the original Broadway cast, at the Oscars in 2014. Your question is, what is her real name? (clip)

Idina Menzel

Today, a mystery voice. Who is this?

JJ Watt, hosting SNL this weekend (2/1/2020).

Based on this misheard lyric-that is, this is not quite the right lyric-what is the song’s title?

“Last night I drank up some Faygo, just like I’d never gone”La Isla Bonita by Madonna. Actual lyric is “Last night I dreamt of San Pedro, just like I’d never gone…”

Listen to the clip below and tell us what song they’re singing…

“Happy” by Pharrell

It’s restaurant week in Madison all this week. So here’s one of the most famous restaurant scenes from the movies… what are the names of the two actors? (clip)

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (from “When Harry Met Sally”).

Which of the following was not a Ben Franklin invention? The Swim Fin, Bifocals, or the fire extinguisher?

The fire extinguisher

Happy birthday to this dreamy guy…(CLIP)

Who is that? Patrick Dempsey, as Dr Shepherd on Gray’s Anatomy. He’s 54 today (1/13).

‘Tis the season for Christmas movies to hit theaters. Which of these three Christmas movies was thebiggest ever Christmas movie in earnings?

“Elf,” “Polar Express,” or “Home Alone?” “Home Alone”, by quite a bit.

Lanette Sings In the Shower… with a preview of “98 Hours of Christmas Magic.” What Christmas song is Lanette singing in the shower?

“Sleigh Ride”

BabyNames.com released this week, the most popular baby names of 2019. Name one boy and one girl name in the top five.

Girl: Charlotte, Amelia, Violet, Aria and Aurora. Boy: Liam, Oliver, Theodore, Declan and Henry.

Here are clips of three of our favorite “abusurdists” (for National Absurdity Day) – who are they? (clip)

1) Steve Martin/The Jerk 2) Chris Farley/Matt Foley 3) Randy Quaid/Cousin Eddie

Apparently, not everybody is a big fan of Cher, including one huge celebrity, whose voice you’re about to hear. Who is this big celebrity, talking about how she doesn’t really like Cher?


All three of these songs include the word “dream.” What are the full titles of all three songs? (clip)

“These Dreams” by Heart, “Shattered Dreams” by Johnny Hates Jazz, “Get Outta My Car, Get Into My Dreams” by Billy Ocean

Each of these three celebs is a US military vet- can you name them? (clip)

Mr T, a squad leader in US Military Police Corps, Clint Eastwood, an Army vet, and Drew Carey, a Marine Corps vet

We’ve assembled the Magic 98 Singing Dogs to sing a popular song. What song the Magic 98 Singing Dogs are singing?

Happy Birthday song

For national “Men Make Dinner” day, tell us what simple recipe these three ingredients make: Pork Shoulder or pork butt, root beer, bbq sauce?

BBQ pulled pork

Dane County airport just announced five new direct-flight destinations. So, soon, you’ll be able to fly direct from Madison to Boston, Nashville, Portland, Seattle and Newark. Of those five new destinations, which is the biggest city, which is the smallest?

Biggest is Seattle, smallest is Newark. (Order, from biggest to smallest is Seattle, Boston, Nashville, Portland, Newark.)

From one of the greatest Halloween shows ever, this clip is from “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. Tell us which of the Charlie Brown characters is uttering this wisdom…


Within two inches, what’s the biggest 1-day snowfall total ever for Madison?

17.3 inches, December 3, 1990

The center named for Aldo Leopold, a famous Wisconsin… what? Was he a Naturist, a Nutritionist, or a Naturalist?

He was a Naturalist (a naturist is a nudist, which he might have been, but we have no knowledge of that!)

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