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Stump the King - Keith Partridge

by Paul Goebel, posted Apr 24th 2007 1:57PM
David CassidyLast weeks question proved to be a little tougher than my first one. While it didn't take long for the right answer to be deduced, it did take a good amount of teamwork. I was, however, surprised to hear about the alleged lawsuit that decided Trapper John MD was a spin off of the movie M*A*S*H and not the show.

In any event I received a great trivia question from "elf" that goes like this, "Can you name anyone who has won the grand prize on the original Gong Show who later went on to be nominated for three Oscars?"

This one took some thinking but I'm pretty sure the answer is Danny Elfman. His original band ,The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo (later shortened to Oingo Boingo), won the grand prize on the ol' Gong Show and he then went on to be nominated for Oscars for his scores to Big Fish, Men in Black and Good Will Hunting. Excellent question, elf.

This weeks question is for true TV fans only ...

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