Trivia chain game - Round two!

Adland: 

Yes, it's round two of the trivia game, a chance to show off your adgrunt skills, impress everyone with your ad trivia and win a 20-pack of Jewelboxings! Last weeks winner was Shoepal.

Ask a question about advertising that contains the answer to the previous question. Simple as that.
We'll pick a post each week for the next two weeks (this is round two remember?) and send them a Jewelboxing 20pack free of charge.

watch out for wrong answers - last weeks game we sorta got a split chain there for a while. ;) If you see a wrong answer, and can provide the correct one, better do that.

Ready? Lets go! We'll start the chain off here....

What was the true nationality of the actor who played the so-called "crying Indian" featured in the "People Start Pollution, People Can Stop It" public service announcement that debuted on Earth Day, 1971?

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In what American city did Italian-born chef Hector Boiardi open the restaurant that would become the foundation of the Chef Boyardee pasta empire?

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Comments (43)

  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    Cleveland-originating Royal Appliance, maker of Dirt Devil, had a bit of controversy a few years back over the digital insertion of what dead actor/dancer into their commercials?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • aiiobo's picture
    aiiobo

    Fred Astaire was dancing in a 1997 dirt devil ad campaign thanks to the magic of post-production, recently a deceased famous athlete has been spotted running with Beckham in an ad for what brand of athletic wear?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    "Ali ain't dead. I'm doin' fine.
    Adidas just used a younger version of mine."
    The agency behind it, known to be jocular,
    Fitted their entry with a big ol' binocular.
    Their famous CD, a tall, bearded maven
    has what for a name? (Think Nippon for "raven".)

    Apr 27, 2004
  • aiiobo's picture
    aiiobo

    (bows to Claymore superior rhyming skills and fancy correction of my mistake about Ali being dead)

    Lee Clow is the man with the plan at Chiat Day
    the ad called his masterpiece was recently re-released
    with an added detail - a small musical beast -
    who did the post production/cgi?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Digital Domain also worked on reel after reel
    for the company that joined Jerry and the Man of Steel.
    That recent film touted a particular state
    rhyming with an athlete in Visa and Apple ads of late.

    Who directed the Visa spot?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    Allen Coulter helmed the director's chair
    for the ad with the Yao and the Yogi and flair.
    But back to the cinema verite spot,
    with Seinfeld and Supes and meandering plot.
    A five minute commercial shows plenty of pluck,
    so who did the voice of the Kryptonian schmuck?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Oh yes, Patrick Warburton,
    that longish title is true.
    But a uniform meant something
    to a shorter commercial, too.

    When he donned a uniform
    in a spot about steering
    what was the brand name
    that everyone was hearing?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    That'd be Cadillac, Jack
    And you ain't talkin' smack
    'Cause those cars run forever
    With plenty room in the back

    But a few years ago
    More than tires did blow
    From a misconceived notion
    Costing plenty of dough

    They said, "What the f**k!?"
    "There's a wizardly duck!"
    But what supermodel
    drove it into the muck?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    cadillac was the brand being heard on the airwaves
    what bank got heat for the tagline "jesus saves"?

    Apr 27, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    d'oh!...you must have beat me by a couple of seconds.

    Apr 27, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Cindy Crawford drove a Cadillac Caterra
    another supermodel applied her mascara
    got into her car
    drove not very far
    before hitting a wall
    blew airbag and all

    ... but didn't even smudge her makeup when she crashed that Citroen, who was it?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Claudia Schiffer is the name that you're thinking
    which actor sold billy on the benefits of orange juice drinking?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    Robert Loggia may have hawked for the juice,
    (an inspired decision with a connection quite loose)
    But a John K cartoon begat a fun single
    With a retooled version of the old Slinky jingle
    It was for a toy, improbably cool
    That previously existed as primitive fuel

    What was the name of this product so dear
    That made all the kiddies holler and cheer?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    The desire of every child under ten
    Was a product named Log
    Hawked on a show featuring Stimpy and Ren
    Now here's one from the land of heat and smog:
    A spot by Young and Rubicam
    Featured two KO'd assistants
    And a Chief Exec in a jam
    Who was the actor that wore the CEO pants?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • Sputnik_Barconi's picture
    Sputnik_Barconi

    While the CA spot featured the great Ed Wheeler
    Campbell's Chunky Soup used this Pittsburgh Steeler
    He starred in a spot and his legs got worse
    Thus continuing this stew-based curse

    His teammates like to call him The Bus
    But what's his real name? Go ahead, discuss.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Jerome Bettis is the one of whom you spoke;
    Time for another question about advertising and sports:
    A commercial with Mean Joe for Coke
    Features what child actor in a role that supports?

    Word has it the kid was a rugger
    Never could understand the thrill
    I'd rather get beaten by a mugger
    Or take a seven-story spill.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Tom Okon was coke's child fan
    But after that his career hit the pan

    Another child star was just eight when he made his debut
    In Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future...Two.

    Then, in the year two-thousand, he was persuaded to act
    In a film with a name which seems rather apt.

    The name of the film was 'Chain of Fools'
    But it's the name of the kid that could win you the 'Jewels'

    Apr 28, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    Elijah Wood was challenged to find a magic ring
    but in a Super Bowl ad he presented a challenge of his own
    to a former US Vice President who can't seem to spell a thing
    and a Dallas Cowboy quarterback, for which product rather well-known?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Wavy Lays is the product that Mr. Woods hawked.
    But he was not the first pitchman with an annoying squack.
    Domino's rubbery pitchman once caused an emotional spate
    that resulted in a hostage situation in what southern state?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    Georgia was home to Kenneth Lamar Noid
    Who wished the evil claymation destroyed
    He shared the same name
    So he tried something lame
    With a hostage scheme badly deployed

    Now Kenny might have been bent
    By his personal commercial torment
    But protesting an ad
    Is a popular fad
    For uppity folks who dissent

    Some prissies were shocked and dismayed
    By a store logo proudly displayed
    "Dyslexics confuse it with sex!"
    "And organs that flex!"
    What's the name of this branding grenade?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Here's the answer to your three-verse limerick:
    It was FCUK that made people sick.
    But who was the actor
    who famously yelled of what lacked her?
    (She was speaking of burgers, not dicks.)

    Apr 28, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    Clara Peller of "Where's the Beef?" fame
    Did something that Wendy's found rather lame.
    She "found it" it in which other brand
    Which caused Wendy's to slap her hand?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    ah yes, please forgive my haste;
    i'm new to this thread and had only gotten a taste.
    but now i believe i know the rules of this game,
    so in the future i won't be so lame.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    "I found it" bellowed late Clara Peller.
    But t'was Prego, not a well-endowed feller.
    After Wendy's, what chain
    With a repeated proclaim
    Was another Cliff Freeman best-seller?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    Pizza! Pizza! cried the mascot for Little Caesers
    which came to us from the brains of Cliff Freeman & Partners.
    They recently got snake eyes and became the losers
    during a creative review for what account that went to another agency & Partners.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Pizza, Pizza was the refrain
    Of the Little Caesar's 'toon
    It's question time again,
    and not a moment too soon.

    Plucky David O once heard it said
    By name number three (an agency head)
    It wasn't Ned or Mac
    Who took the honest track
    And admitted this politican's spot was better off dead.

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    gah, just beaten. next time!

    Apr 28, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    Kirshenbaum Bond got the Mohegan Sun,
    A big ol' casino for gaming and fun.
    Another account gambled after leaving the Cliff
    On flash-based primates with movements quite stiff.
    These out of tune critters in need of some braces
    Sing for what brand of restauranty places?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Quiznos have the sponge monkeys
    singing 'we love the subs'
    they are the pepper bar junkies
    not everybody loves

    their animated cousins are funky
    dancing an' singing so spunky
    ....for what channel do they do the dubs?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    It's VH1 for which they're squeekin'
    And VH1's general manager Christina Norman
    could possibly have been workin'
    For the Quiznos brand doing what as their main woman?

    Apr 28, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Boiardi started his restaurant in new york, blah.

    Apr 29, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Boiardi started his restaurant in chicago.

    Apr 29, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    What was her job prior to working for VH1? Relates to something she could have done for Quiznos working with the likes of Chuck Clemmons and Santiago Suarez. Other products she worked with included Tylenol Allergy Sinus, hamburgers, and corn chips.
    (yeah I fell off the rhyme train...it's too early in the am to do that.)

    Apr 29, 2004
  • junyr's picture
    junyr

    From wrangling to managing
    Patience is a virtue, and a smart career move. Ms. Norman advanced from the prosaic work of wrangling pharmaceuticals, hamburgers and corn chips for tabletop directors such as Chuck Clemmons and Santiago Suarez, to producing and then managing one of the most creative commercial outfits, the MTV on-air promotions unit.

    The year was 1991, and the on-air unit was known as the incubator that hatched Beavis & Butt-Head. Later it became the breeding ground for star spot directors such as Tom Kuntz and Mike Maguire

    I have no clue if the answer is contained in here. If it is, then this is a gimme. I'm a bit confused on the question.

    Apr 29, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    She was the gal behind the money-shot
    (of product close-ups, known as table-top)

    Quiznos hires these folks for their grub
    to show a glistening, well-toasted sub

    In the 50s, they had quite a scheme...
    How'd they get turkeys on camera to steam?

    Apr 29, 2004
  • Sputnik_Barconi's picture
    Sputnik_Barconi

    A puff from a stick with a Winston label
    Blown by a staffer underneath the table
    That's how you simulate the steam
    for an oven-fresh bird photo shoot regime

    Speaking of fowl and manipulation
    I can feel the Colonel's ghost's frustration
    KFC no longer means Kentucky Fried?
    What's the new wording their agency tried?

    Apr 30, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Kitchen Fresh Chicken's the name the agency claimed was swell--
    now what's the 2 first-name real name of the actor dude from Dell?

    Apr 30, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    (to the tune of Jack and Jill)

    Benjamin Curtis was Steve for Dell
    But got caught smoking something naughty.
    Now the 'dude' is gone
    And we've all moved on
    So let's not get all haughty

    Another star with two first names
    Is known for his tuneful squawking
    His song for the UK
    Asked 'are you prepared for amore'
    But what channel was E.J. hawking?

    Apr 30, 2004
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    The great Elton John
    Sang "Are you ready for love?"
    For Sky Sports and cash

    What comes from the sky
    Dropping Bowie and baseballs
    Like strange acts of God?

    May 01, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Satellite of Love:
    XM. Station WLS
    was tied to what store?

    May 01, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    The rhyming is over, but some still want more.
    Congratulations to Grandmaster MC Claymore.
    To end the chain: the store was Sears Roebuck.
    And when Trivia Chain 3 begins, good luck.

    May 03, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    *applause*

    Now, take a bow everybody - super well done!

    May 03, 2004

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