Grab some cereal, your Underoos, and don’t wake Mom and Dad, it’s time for 1980s Cartoon Trivia! This week, we’re heading back to the time where cartoons for kids were just 30 minute long toy commercials. But we didn’t mind. We loved every single minute of it.
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Sure many of them were 30 minute long toy commercials, but they were still fun.
Hey gang, I’m your host Brian Rollins and this is the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. We are, of course, talking about 1980s cartoons when marketing rules were loose and there was a lot of money to be made selling toys to kids on Saturday mornings and after school.
As always, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. I give you the question, then a timer, then the answer. Fun and fast. If you need rules or a score card, visit the show’s website at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
And now, on with the show.
The Dorky Round
1. The American cartoon (which was a redub of Japanese cartoons) featured a giant robot made of five lions or fifteen vehicles?
8. What show, now over 30 seasons in length, began its life as a collection of shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show?
The Geeky Round
2. What 80s cartoon featured a young man that would turn into a car when he got hot and back into a human when he got cold?
The Nerdy Round
1. The Mister T cartoon featured the eponymous actor fighting crime alongside a team of what type of athletes?
6. The outfits for Chip and Dale in Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers was based on what two live-action characters?
7. Ross Bagdasarian Jr. brought his father's fictional singing group to the small screen with what 1983 series?
And that’s the show this week, kids. I hope you had some fun. 80s cartoons are a unique beast in the history of TV. Next week, we’re heading back to the big screen. Here’s your clue:
What movie & TV franchise was rebooted with a prequel in 2009?
I hope to see you back here next Wednesday for more trivia. This has been episode 136 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening.
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