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#68 – Do You Have a “Pointy-Haired Boss”?

Episode #68 of the Last Call Trivia Podcast begins with a round of general knowledge questions. Then, we’re grabbing our favorite newspaper for a round of “In the Papers” 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 68 Round 1

Round One


The game kicks off with an Animals Trivia question about the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and its ties to a particular US state. Did you know that a dog was almost the first-ever recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor?


Next up, a Cartoons Trivia question challenges the Team to name the cartoon group that saw the addition of Bliss, or Blisstini, in a 2017 five-part TV movie. For a whole round of Trivia about cartoon characters, check out episode #41 of the podcast next!


The first round concludes with a Director Link Trivia question about the director of Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and Licorice Pizza. Calling all film buffs, test your knowledge of Tom Hanks Trivia in episode #14 of the podcast.


Bonus Question


Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Director Link question from the first round. The Team is asked to guess how many years are spanned between the set of There Will Be Blood and Licorice Pizza. Do you think you have enough of a point of reference to help the Team guess close enough for the bonus point? Listen in and let us know!

Podcast Episode 68 Round 2

Round Two


Whether you’re in it for the headlines, the comic strips, or the classified, get ready to pick up your favorite periodical for a round of “In the Papers” Trivia!


The second round kicks off with a Newspaper Trivia question about the first appearance of a popular newspaper and magazine staple. Ready to keep the newspaper theme rolling? Well then, episode #15 of the podcast is right up your alley!


Next, we have a Comics Trivia question about the unnamed boss a comic strip title character who is referred to in the strip as simply “Pointy-haired Boss.” Did you know that the Tom Collins cocktail got its name thanks to a once-popular joke?


Round Two concludes with a People Trivia question about author and etiquette guru Judith Martin, who writes a newspaper column under a famous pen name. Here’s the backstory behind the creation of Judy Garland’s stage name.


Final Question


We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is History. If you’re a ‘90s kid, this one’s for you!


The Trivia Team is given a list of five historical events that happened during the 1990s and asked to place them in chronological order. Do you remember the decade well enough to nail the order? Tune in and find out!