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  1. Ghoulardi’s real name was ____________.
    1. Earnest T. Bass
    2. Ernie Anderson
    3. Ralph Ghoulco
  1. A trademark of Ghoulardi’s was ____________.
    1. Sunglasses with one lens missing
    2. A goatee and mustache and a bad wig
    3. A white lab coat with signs and buttons on it
    4. All of the above
  1. Ghoulardi made fun of one city in the Cleveland area. It was  ____________.
    1. Lakewood
    2. Berea
    3. Parma
  1. Ghoulardi frequently showed a video of an old man with no teeth, accompanied by this song:
    1. “We Are the Champions”
    2. “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow”
    3. “Purple Haze”
  1. Which saying did Ghoulardi make famous?
    1. Stay sick
    2. Ova-day
    3. Cool it
    4. Knif (fink)
    5. All of the above
  1. The name of Ghoulardi’s show was ____________.
    1. “At the Movies”
    2. “Mr. Terrific”
    3. “Shock Theater”
  1. Would Ghoulardi have made these quotes about his movies: “If you want to watch a movie, don't watch this one” and “This movie is so bad, you should just go to bed”?
    1. Yes, he would have
    2. Never; he respected the actors too much
  1. Ghoulardi’s intern was named Ron Sweed. What did he do to get hired?
    1. Attended Cleveland State and had a great resume
    2. Wore a gorilla suit to the show several times
    3. Brought food to Ghoulardi during the show
  1. Ghoulardi caused the management to worry that he was pushing the boundaries of television.  One time, while on air, he ____________.
    1. Blew up plastic action figures and plastic cars, almost setting the studio on fire
    2. Sent a threatening letter to management
    3. Didn’t show up for one of the shows
  1. Anderson retired Ghoulardi in 1966 and relocated. He planned to act in films and television. Instead, he made a successful career in voice-over work, mostly as the main voice for the ABC-TV network. To what city did he move?
    1. Las Vegas
    2. Los Angeles
    3. Canada

 

More than 40 years after Ghoulardi signed off the air, his legacy endures. Clevelanders still associate polka music, white socks and pink plastic flamingo and yard globe lawn ornaments with Parma, Ohio.

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Answers to Ghoulardi Trivia

  1. b.  Ernie Anderson

  2. d.  All of the above

  3. c.  Parma

  4. b.  “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow”

  5. e.  All of the above

  6. c.  “Shock Theater”

  7. a.  Yes, he would have

  8. b.  Wore a gorilla suit to the show several times

  9. a.  Blew up plastic action figures and plastic cars, almost setting the studio on fire

  10. b.  Los Angeles

 

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