Encore Question of October 30, 1999.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Kenny Rogers
  2. Sonny Bono
  3. Donny Osmond
  4. Andy Williams
  5. Glenn Campbell

Tonight I'm in 2nd place and we're playing as one superteam with The Regulars and we control 12 boards. Maybe there are too many cooks as our scores aren't really high coming into the Encore. I've brought my music book but it's almost too dark to read. I'm using two boards for the first time and my other name is LITBOX. My game so far had gone like this:

TuneUp....4500/5000...1st/15...in a first place tie with BERGIE, BEERME and MADDOG.
OnBeat...9000/14000...9th/15...BEERME and BERGIE hold lead with 11000.
JukeBox...14278/20000...6th/15...I win this round.
Triviaoke...21174/28000...2nd/15...MADDOG takes the lead when he wins this round.

It was an unusual choice of Encore answers and everyone was in for 50%.

Question:...The "___________ Good Time Hour" was a prime time TV show from 1968 to 1972.

This was a committee decision but I should have had this. We thought of Andy Williams and that was our choice. I really felt bad as I'd seen this show when I was a kid and there was a biography on television of Glenn Campbell earlier in the month that I'd seen most of. Bill MADDOG was ready to switch his answer at the last second but just too late. We knew The Osmonds got their start on Andy Williams show but the date should have given it away.

Correct Answer:...5 Glenn Campbell

I'm wrong and didn't even split my boards. LITBOX was already well behind (I think the board was tempermental but I'm writing this up in April 2000 so I've forgotten). I finish with 10587 which was 6378th in North America. I earn only 1500+ Players Plus points for not meeting tonight's 20000 point standard. The bar is 1650th and later in the week, I reviewed the NTN web site and realized that the right answer would have put us in 7th place! FLETT is right and I realize this was the board of Sheldon, a guy I've worked with in my day job a few times over the years. He arrived here with his spouse after the game had already started. Here's how the rest of the bar did:

Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
MADDOG	21212	x	10606	6372
ROCKET	21174	x	10587	6378
BEERME	20750	x	10375	6451
KELLY	20668	x	10334	6465
BERGIE	20442	x	10221	6503
??????	19944	x	 9972	6583	these next two are MOLSON and JARVIS	
??????	19783	x	 9891	6616
VIKING	19730	x	 9865	6625
OLE JR	18942	x	 9471	6760
LITBOX	16765	x	 8383	7132
KAV	16696	x	 8348	7144
INDEBT	15919	x	 7959	7277
RUGBY	13135	x	 6567	7753
FLETT	12171		15822	4587
BUBBIE	 8268	x	 4134?	8020

I started another Player's Plus account on another board partway through the 9:00pm Wipeout game. I called myself LITBOX. I used this handle many years ago before my Joe Grinders days when my friends Rick and Randy would have dinner out and go to a bar before the movie started at the cinema. We discussed the legend that we couldn't use a swear word as a handle. I thought of something that they might not think of like CATPOO but that came up as a bad handle. I could have LITBOX for litter box. Other names I used back then were LTATE for Larry Tate to make fun of Rick who would always have an opinion on an answer. "It's 3, unless it's 2, no 4 or 5, well maybe 1.....there told you it was 2". Larry Tate was the 'yes man' boss on the Bewitched tv show.

I began to use ROCKET for the soccer team I supported and the reminder the NTN placement board gave me to the soccer standings. We'd often get there when a game was in progress and I'd start last and could often pass a few teams in the standings just like the Rockets on a winning streak during their season.

Other games:
8:00pm...Countdown...8999/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...I'm 2048th in North America...bar is 370th...(didn't write down who won)...got here in time for the 2nd question.
8:30pm...Countdown...10797/15000...2nd/13...2000+ points...I'm 807th in NA bar is 108th...MS GOD wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...11824/15000...6th/13...1000+ points...I'm 1617th in NA...bar is 230th...KELLY wins.
9:30pm...SunSportsCountdown...8999/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 98th in SOnt...bar is 8th in Southern Ontario with an 8984 average...INDEBT wins.

LITBOX finishes with 500 +1000 +1500 = 3000 Players Plus points to start a career.

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