Thursday, September 14, 2006

Susanne on TV....again?

I tried out last night for Who Wants to be a Millionaire Pop Culture addition. I, of course, passed the test with flying colors. Thanks to the help of my VH1 Pop Culture World Series teammates who gave me a heads up as to the type of questions being asked on this written test I was very confident going into the test and interview. We all gathered for the test in what must have been the ABC studios dining hall. Security made me relinquish my pepper spray I guess thinking some angry dude might fail the written test and go beserk! We had 30 questions and 10 minutes to complete the test. I was done in 5. Funnily enough, the one question I missed was the single country music question on the test. It was "what country music star sang a duet with Jessica Simpson on her 'These Boots are Made for Walking' video?" I didn't connect that it was on the Dukes of Hazard soundtrack, otherwise I would have known it was Willie Nelson, everyones favorite pot smoking grandpa. There were two questions I wasn't 100% sure about. One was "Who directed Spinal Tap?" which I changed from the correct answer (Rob Reiner) to the wrong one (Christopher Guest) in the last seconds of the test. I should get half credit though since it was Guest who wrote the damn film. The other was "On which movie set did Tom Hanks meet his future wife Rita Wilson?" I debated between 'Bachelor Party' and 'The Volunteers' before settling on the correct answer (The Volunteers). When time was up the test moderator picked up our Scantrons (yup, we used Scantrons, how fun is that? Haven't used those in like 10 years! #2 pencil and everything!!). After marking the tests the dude called out those who had passed to line up for pictures and interviews. I was dying because he was almost done calling out names and seriously, it got to the "and last but not least" call. That was me. I was crapping. If i failed i would have cried of embarrassment. My interview went really well and I was able to flesh out a lot of fun stories for the ABC staffer who interviewed me. She asked where I was from and I told her the OC and she was super fired up. Then I told her how I used to tell people that and they'd say "um, like, is that LA?" and then I'd be "um, no, its south of LA." and they'd be like "OMG, you're from San Diego?!", and I'd be like "no, Orange County is right in the middle of the two, I'm right near Disneyland". Now its much easier. I tell people the OC and they'll be like "OMG, do you know Mischa Barton?!" People are stupid.

Anyway, I was able to segue into my experiences on Family Feud and when I descibed how we were the respectable looking Jewish family who had the guy who did "the snake" on the ground of the studio during the closing credits, she was like, "OMG, I think I remember that one". The Goldstone family was, as always, unforgettable.

I discussed the test with my Pop Culture trivia buddies and my VH1 teammate EST told me that when her husband ask her who she'd use for her Phone-a-Friend and she told him it would be me. She'd be mine too since she knows a sick amount of pop culture trivia. Seriously, anything that I don't know the answer to, ask her.

Alright kids, I'm off to Vegas for the weekend to meet my new nephew...okay, its his first birthday on Sunday, but its better late than never. Don't forget, its my birthday too on Sunday so I expect a lot of comments and/or gifts! Peace!


mel gibson said...

Let me test you.

Name the anti Semitic Austrailian actor that starred in Braveheart.

"They can take our lives, but they can never take our freedom"

Drew_Kaplan said...


Lish the Fish said...

Happy early birthday and congrats!

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

congratulations! happy new year! ;-)

Sounds like when i moved from Spring Valley, NY, to Out On The Island, LI.

longgislanders: "where're you from?"
me: "spring valley!"
LIers: "where's that?"
me: "well, it's in rockland county"
LIers: "what's that?"
me: "it's a triangle-shaped county on the other side of the Hudson and up a little... that's where Spring Valley is, and New Hempstead (not to be confused with West Hempstead, LI), New City, Suffern, and Monsey are."
LIers: "oh, so you're from Monsey?"
me: "noooooo not Monsey, Spring Valley! Monsey is a town or two over from me."
LIers: "so you're from Monsey!"
me: "no, Spring Valley! not Monsey!"
LIers: "oh, so you're from Monsey"
me: "noooooo!!!! gah!!!! Spring Valley!!!"