Sunday Pub Quiz: Cartoons

Google not and see how you can do on this 10 question quiz about famous cartoons and their characters. Please post scores and comments/corrections at the end. Answers after the jump

1. What family lives on Evergreen Terrace?

2. Who does Underdog have in his arms here?


3. What famous animated character was originally inspired by a Clark Gable scene in the movie “It Happened One Night”.

4. Who voiced Robin on Superfriends and Shaggy on the original Scooby Doo, Where are You?

5. Who got the most rocks when he went trick or treating?

6. What country has exported more TV cartoons to the U.S. than any other?

7. J. Wellington Wimpy would gladly pay you on Tuesday if you would only give him what today?

8. What super-intelligent dog had a pet boy named Sherman?

9. Who lives at Megapolis Zoo and has a sidekick named Chumley the walrus?

10. He was a dastardly secret agent from the country of Pottsylvania, he worked for Fearless Leader and his evil partner was Natasha Fatale (aka Nogoodnik). Who was he?


1. The Simpsons.

2. Sweet Polly Purebread.

3. Bugs Bunny.

4. Casey Kasem.

5. Charlie Brown.

6. Japan.

7. A hamburger.

8. Mr. Peabody.

9. Tennessee Tuxedo.

10. Boris Badenov.

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9 thoughts on “Sunday Pub Quiz: Cartoons”

  1. I never knew that about Bugs. Missed Casey Kasem as well, but got the rest. Natasha'a last name was Fatale, as far as I remember.

    1. Well done. And thanks for the Natasha tip — I looked it up and it seems both are in wide use, but Fatale was used in her original appearances, so top marks for either answer.

    2. Well done. And thanks for the Natasha tip — I looked it up and it seems both are in wide use, but Fatale was used in her original appearances, so I amending the question.

    3. Well done. And thanks for the Natasha tip — I looked it up and it seems both are in wide use, but Fatale was used in her original appearances, so I amended the question.

  2. I never understood "Boris Badenov" until much later (how many ten-year olds have heard of Modest Mussorgsky?) Greek shipping magnate Pericles Parnassus was a character on Rocky and Bullwinkle when Mrs. Kennedy was still Mrs. Kennedy. No cartoon ever came close to being comprehensible on one level by kids and another by adults.

    1. I did love Rocky and Bullwinkle.

      I only got the Boris Badenov joke because of another joke I didn't get, which someone explained to me.

      Once a Russian princess fell in love with a hunter and they determined to marry. The hunter was somewhat embarrassed at not being able to provide a magnificent feast in celebration, but the princess assured him that whatever he served would be fine.

      He was so delighted that he wrote an opera about their romance, which he called "Boar is Good Enough."

  3. Not so surprisingly, the only ones I knew were Mr. Peabody and Boris; I was a Rocket J. Squirrel/Bullwinkle J. Moose fan beginning when they first aired. Loved the Fractured Fairly Tales. The rest of the cartoons referred to I basically never saw.

  4. By the early 80's I had a theory that knowledge of Tennessee Tuxedo was a generational marker. Anecdotally the cartoon was known by most of my friends born in the early 60's, but almost totally unknown to those born after 1965. Outside of the 60's I have never seen reruns, so I think it remains pretty obscure. Inspired by this question I did a quick internet search and found content on Youtube and Netflix – might have to check the out against nearly 50 year-old memories.

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