1/18/09

Trivia Newton-John

I love trivia questions. It gives me an opportunity to show off my vast array of thoroughly useless knowledge (sadly, no one is usually as impressed as I feel they should be), and so I thought it only natural to present an opportunity for folks to show off their own worthless knowledge here at retrospace.

The rules are simple: Leave your answer in the comments section. Be the first to guess correctly and win a nice Trivia Newton-John Award to place proudly in your blog's sidebar. Here's the question:

The man in the image below is the main character of an early seventies TV show (1971-1972). What is the character's full time profession on the show?

Hint: The answer is not "investigator" and definitely not "hairdresser" - good Lord that man had a bushy mane!


When the correct answer is given, I will post the award for the winner. Good luck!

***Update***
We already have a winner! Samurai Frog from Electronic Cerebrectomy collect your trophy. Impressive. Stay tuned for the next Trivia Newton-John quiz!

7 comments:

  1. Why, adventure novelist, of course! He'd left Department S by 1971...

    Side note: I have a burned copy of Peter Wyngarde's terrible-but-fascinating album, When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head.

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  2. Wow, that didn't take long! Thanks for playing- this was a lot of fun.

    As for Wyngarde's album - that is one of the most infamous and strange LP's of all time. A must have in any music collection.

    "A master piece of fine, pseudo-psychedelic orchestrations and inpeccable bad taste." - The New Musical Express - 1970

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  3. How could that be fun? I didn't even get a chance. Oh well, I didn't know who it was anyway.

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  4. Robert- Brief, fleeting, transient,... yet it was a moment of fun nonetheless.

    BTW: I don't think it's been mentioned yet that the character in the picture is Jason King (from the TV show Jason King) played by Peter Wyngarde.

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  5. Congrats to SamuraiFrog. That's so cool. Never seen the show, but always thought it sounded rather cool.

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  6. Oh man--way to go, Frog. I remembered the face (and the simpy expression) but couldn't recall anything about the show.

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