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#53 – Did You Hear the 1970s Rumor About Spider Egg-Laced Bubblegum?

Welcome to episode #53 of the Last Call Trivia Podcast! After starting off with a round of general knowledge questions, we’re getting groovy with a round of 1970s Trivia!

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Brianna LeCompte

I still remember attending my first Trivia night back in 2013. A group of my coworkers were discussing some options for happy hour venues and when we saw that a spot down the street was hosting a Trivia Night, we decided to go for it. I was instantly hooked. When the opportunity arose to join the Last Call team, I was ecstatic. Working with a talented and creative team to spread my love of trivia across the country-what could be better! I currently manage sales and outreach in our west coast areas. Outside of work, I love to travel and am also an avid equestrian and Disney movie lover.All Posts

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Podcast Episode 53 Round 1

Round One


First up, we have a Character Link Trivia question that asks the Team to name the actor who played several iconic television characters, including Marty Byrd. Inspiration for television shows can come from some unique places, like the nightmare that kick-started the development of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.


Next, we have a Movies Trivia question about a Kenny Loggins song that plays during the beach volleyball scene in Top Gun. Speaking of memorable songs, did you know that the 1979 Rupert Holmes song “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” almost didn’t include the titular cocktail in its lyrics?


The first round wraps up with a Food Trivia question about the Wendy’s menu item that is currently offered in five different varieties. Can you guess which beverage is considered by some to be the prototype for “fast food”?


Bonus Question


Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Character Link question from the first round. The Team is asked to guess how total episodes there are of the three television series referenced in the Character Link question. They have some good starting points for their guess, but do you think they’re close enough to earn the point?

Podcast Episode 53 Round 2

Round Two

It’s time to boogie down at the disco for a far-out round of 1970s Trivia!


The second round kicks off with a Products Trivia question about the kitschy color-changing jewelry that was a huge success for Joshua Reynolds, who also went on to invent the Thighmaster. Looking for more jewelry Trivia? Here are some interesting facts about sapphires, which were once the gemstone of choice for engagement rings.


Next, we have a Sports question about the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Do you know where the tennis scorekeeping term “love” comes from?


Round Two concludes with a Brands Trivia question about a bubblegum brand that a widespread 1970s rumor claimed was laced with spider eggs. It’s not the first time that a product generated some serious word-of-mouth buzz. Some believe that the Tom Collins cocktail was created to cash in on a viral joke from the 1800s.

Final Question


We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Television. Who’s ready for awards season?


The Trivia Team is given four television shows and asked to place them in order by the number of 2022 Prime Time Emmy Awards nominations they received, from most to least. Do you think Better Call Saul is at the top of the list? Or is it Succession? Or maybe Ted Lasso? Tune in to see if you can help the Team nail the correct order!