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Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« on: October 04, 2010, 05:15:47 PM »
Had a very strange (yet fun) conversation this weekend, which inspired this.  The object is to guess who says these magic words and from what series/show/whatever it appears.  Some are going to be easy, others... not so much.  

   1. Azarath Metrion Zinthos! (Answered by JKCarrier)

   2. Expecto Patronum! (Answered by Reep)

   3. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! (Answered by Reep)

   4. Ancient Spirits of Evil...  (Answered by Hamrick)

   5. Yapple Dapple! (Answered by JKCarrier)

   6. Ooo eee ooo-ah-ah ting tang walla-walla bing-bang!  (Answered by Reep)

   7. Cigam dias ni esrever  (Answered by Hamrick)

   8. Tomei ningen! (Answered by Hamrick)

   9. A la peanut butter sandwiches!  (Answered by doctorchallenger)

  10. Abracawhatchacadaveracallit! (Answered by me)

  11. Sim Sim Salabim! (Answered by JKCarrier)

  12. Mekka-Lekka-Hi, Mekka-Hiney-Ho!  (Answered by Hamrick)

  13. Walla Walla Washington! (Excellent answer by Hamrick, but not what I was looking for, Answered by Viking )

  BONUS (because this one is hard to come by, but I've always liked it): Pyrzqxgl! (Answered by Hamrick)

Good luck!  I'll check in later to see how y'all are doing.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 02:16:53 PM by Glitch Girl »
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 05:29:03 PM »
I'll get some of these easier ones.

2. Harry Potter, various.

3. Cinderella's fairy godmother.

6. The witchdoctor. And it NEVER works.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 05:56:24 PM »
1. Raven (Teen Titans)
5. Babu (Jeanie)
11. Hadji (Jonny Quest)

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 06:12:33 PM »
Nicely done so far, 6 for 6, (though I would have liked it if you'd said what the Witch Doctor is in, Reep). 

8 to go!
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 06:21:48 PM »
Had a very strange (yet fun) conversation this weekend, which inspired this.  The object is to guess who says these magic words and from what series/show/whatever it appears.  Some are going to be easy, others... not so much.  

   4. Ancient Spirits of Evil...

   7. Cigam dias ni esrever

   9. A la peanut butter sandwiches!

  12. Mekka-Lekka-Hi, Mekka-Hiney-Ho!

  13. Walla Walla Washington!

4. Thundercats - Mum-ra

7. Zatanna (shocked no one got this already)

9. The Muppets

12.  Pee Wee's Playhouse (and this explains a lot about Paul Rebeuns on some level) I forget the guy's name.

13. the 1953 of "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court"
« Last Edit: October 04, 2010, 06:25:14 PM by Mr. Hamrick »

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 06:25:04 PM »
9. Specifically the Great Mumford from Sesame Street.

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 08:47:40 PM »
I'm going to give Doc Challenger #9 because I consider the Muppet Show and Sesame Street separate entities, and he named the caster.  Even so, Hamrick got #4, #7, and part of #12 (still looking for the caster's name).

As for #13, I completely forgot about that scene, so I'm going to give partial credit.  It's not the source I was looking for, but it's a very viable answer none the less.

I'll say this about the remaining three with no guesses:  I'm sure someone here is going to recognize #8, #10 is going to be very tough as I couldn't find the exact spelling online, and #13 while is searchable, is one I really don't expect anyone to get, but you never know. 
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 02:58:19 AM »
I'm going to give Doc Challenger #9 because I consider the Muppet Show and Sesame Street separate entities, and he named the caster.  Even so, Hamrick got #4, #7, and part of #12 (still looking for the caster's name).

As for #13, I completely forgot about that scene, so I'm going to give partial credit.  It's not the source I was looking for, but it's a very viable answer none the less.

I'll say this about the remaining three with no guesses:  I'm sure someone here is going to recognize #8, #10 is going to be very tough as I couldn't find the exact spelling online, and #13 while is searchable, is one I really don't expect anyone to get, but you never know. 

Actually went and looked it up.  the character said it in #12 was Jambi the Genie. 

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 06:11:06 PM »
Correct.  I've updated the list to reflect this.

Any one else want to try the last few?  Still looking for answers for 8, 10, 13, and the bonus!
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 06:22:32 PM »
I'm not aware the witchdoctor is in anything other than the song named The Witch Doctor by the Cartoons.

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2010, 08:19:53 PM »
Just wanted the name of the song and who sang it.  I would also accept the Chipmunks since they did the most known covers of the song. 
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 03:28:24 PM »
8. Samurai (Super Friends)

BONUS: If my memory is working today, I think that was Bin or Bini from the book "The Magic of Oz."

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 05:54:15 PM »
Correct on #8 and close enough for the bonus.  For the caster, I would have accepted Kiki Aru, the Nome King, or the Wizard.  Considering the book's out of print as far as I know (I still have my copy from the early 80's reprints), I really didn't think anyone was going to get it. 

Should I just give you guys the last ones or do y'all want to keep trying? 
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 08:45:51 PM »
I only read a sample of it the Oz book online a while back, and Bini was the name that stuck out at me.

Oh, not to nitpick or anything, but I don't think I'm Mr. Hamrick. Could be wrong, though.  :thumbup:

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 09:27:43 PM »
I only read a sample of it the Oz book online a while back, and Bini was the name that stuck out at me.

Oh, not to nitpick or anything, but I don't think I'm Mr. Hamrick. Could be wrong, though.  :thumbup:

He's right.  I am much better looking.

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 10:03:50 PM »
I seem to recall "Walla Walla Washington" being used by Bugs Bunny in a Looney Toons episode involving a vampire.  (Which also involved liberal amounts of "Abracadabra" and "Hocus Pocus," eventually leading up to "AbracaPocus," "Hocuscadabra," and culminating with the non sequitur "Walla Walla Washington."  If I in fact remember correctly.)
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2010, 12:18:36 AM »
Viking, you watch the same shorts I do.  Yes, that was the reference I intended.  The cartoon was "Transyvanial 6-500" in case you were wondering.  

Hitman, I pulled out my copy and checked.  Kiki's father was Bini Aru and originated the magic word, but by the middle of the first chapter, he'd already given up magic, so very good memory.  

I think number 10 falls into the "Too obscure" category.  I'll give it another day or so and see what happens.
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2010, 12:07:03 AM »
I thought #8 was Samurai! It is  the words to turn invisible? Because he used a different phrase (ending in ni-hai-a-ku, as I recall) to turn into a whirlwind.  If so do I get a bonus point?

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 03:42:15 PM »
i know I have heard #10 but don't recall where.  :(

Plus, why am I credited for one of Hitman's answers?

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2010, 01:42:24 PM »
Though probably not the answer to #10, the fact that Bugs Bunny was the answer to #13 brings to mind another Loony Tunes short with mystical mumbo-jumbo.  This short involved both Bugs and Daffy, and spoofed various Arabian Nights-themed tales.  Daffy, seeking to plunder an Arabian treasure trove, draws the ire of its guard.  So Bugs saves Daffy by pretending to be a genie of the lamp, and goes into a string of mystical mumbo-jumbo to convince the guard that the treasure trove is now his.  Said string of mystic mumbo-jumbo, I believe, ending with the phrase "Ippity Oppity Oop," which Daffy parrots back in disgust.

It's a tangent, but a fond memory nevertheless.

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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2010, 02:14:28 PM »
ah, Ali Babba Bunny! I wish I could quote the whole scene, but some of it... well I'm not really sure of the phonetic spelling. :)

For the record, #10 was from ReBoot.  The episode was "Wizards Warriors and a Word from our Sponsor".  For some reason, those magic words were quite memorable to me.  

Good job everyone!  Feel free to post other magic words I missed.  
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2010, 03:42:38 PM »
This must be the only game on FR we've ever actually won.

Is there a prize?

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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2010, 03:58:56 PM »
The warm feeling of knowing more useless knowledge than other people.  :)
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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2010, 06:08:43 PM »
Here's a couple of other random magic phrases that I recall...

"Boomerang Toomerang Zoomerang!" - used by Lady Elaine Fairchilde from the Land of Make Believe in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.  I'm not sure if some of the stunts that she pulled were primarily versed in science or magic, but they might as well have been magic from my childhood point of view.

"Abraca-davy!  United States Navy!" - one of several rhyming chants used by Presto on the Saturday morning cartoon, Dungeons & Dragons.

"Charlie Sheen, Ben Vereen, shrink to the size of a lima bean!" - The Brain, from Pinky and the Brain.  (Don't know the name of the episode, so a virtual no-prize to anyone who does.)

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2010, 12:43:06 AM »
Not to be all wise after the event (okay this is after the event but, give me credit, there is no wisdom here) but I always thought it was 'I love peanut butter sandwhiches'

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Re: Say the magic words! (trivia game)
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2010, 03:36:04 AM »
Viking: I can't remember the name of the episode, but wasn't that the one where Pinky & the Brain spend most of the time looking for a Dragon's toenail?

I WISH I could remember some of Presto's lines.  There's probably a list out there somewhere, but I haven't found it yet.


TPE: Just doublechecked and according to the muppet wiki, it's "a la"  :)
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2010, 03:12:55 PM »
GG: Yep, that's my recollection as well.  Pinky kept singing inane lyrics to the tune of "What Child Is This," but had difficulty completing the rhymes.  Brain's frustration culminated in him shouting out the proper lyrics to be used just as he was about to complete his incantion to become what he truly desired, resulting in him having a big block of cheese for a head.  ("The Big Cheese")

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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2010, 06:28:15 PM »
Ah fair enough GG.  I was trawling the very back of my memory reserves on that one, so there was every chance I could have been in error on this.  As, indeed, I was.