Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 14, 2010

Location: The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar
Episodes: Marge Be Not Proud, Mr. Plow, Mountain Of Madness
Special Categories: Ned Flanders, Gifts
Winner: Schmos Working In A Box Factory
Press Clippings:

Ho ho ho, merry…Line? It's time for a seasonal Simpsons showdown at the holiday edition of WOO HOO!, a.k.a. Torontoist's favourite trivia night. The rules are the same—three rounds covering the first eleven seasons, up to six people per team, donut prizes—but with a decidedly festive slant. Come on down and celebrate the birth of Santa with fellow Evergreen Terrace enthusiasts—that is, if you can tear yourself away from Bonestorm and find a sitter for Santa's Little Helper.

Final Standings:
1. Schmos Working In A Box Factory - 47. 5 pts
2. The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Prof. Horatio Hufnagel - 45.5 pts
3. Bart's People - 44.5 pts
4. Hail Ants! - 44 pts
5. The Christ Punchers - 43 pts
6. Allied Biscuit - 42.5 pts
6. The Following People Are Gay - 42.5 pts
6. Sex Cauldron - 42.5 pts
9. The Legend of the Dog-Faced Woman - 41 pts
9. Y6le - 41 pts
9. Six, Count' em, Six Gorgeous Ladies... - 41 pts
12. The Cunning Lin-guos - 40.5 pts
13. The Pimps and the C.H.U.D.S. - 39 pts
13. The Thompsons - 39 pts
13. Team Discovery Channel - 39 pts
16. Frinkehedron - 38.5 pts
17. Hired Goons - 38 pts
18. You're Like A Bunch of Rory Calhouns - 37.5 pts
19. Chuzzwuzzlers - 37 pts
19. The Gummi de Milos - 37 pts
21. Uncontrollable Elf...I think - 36.5 pts
21. Five Fabulous Weeks of the Chevy Chase Show - 36.5 pts
23. I'm Idaho - 36 pts
23. Snrub (From Someplace Far Away) - 36 pts
25. The Annoyed Grunts - 33.5 pts
26. Gladys The Groovy Mule - 30.5 pts
26. The Wildcats - 30.5 pts
28. Born To Runner-Up - 30 pts
29. The Unblinking Eye - 26.5 pts
30. Interslice - 26 pts
31. Malk (Now With Vitamin R) - 25.5 pts
32. See You In The Car - 23.5 pts
33. Santos L. Halper - 20.5 pts
34. Bonerland - 18 pts
35. Buy Me Bonestorm Or Go To Hell! - 14.5 pts

November 16, 2010

Location: The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar
Episodes: Rosebud, Two Dozen And One Greyhounds, Natural Born Kissers (curated by Ben Rayner)
Special Categories: Patty & Selma, Animals
Winner: Schmos Working In A Box Factory
Press Clippings:

If your ability to quote any Simpsons episode or do a Mr. Flanders impression falls flat with friends or the girl you are trying to impress, then this event is for you. The Gladstone's Simpsons trivia night will test your knowledge on all eleven seasons while you sit and enjoy three classic episodes. This may be the only venue where verbalizing every word is considered socially acceptable. Your Simpsons acumen could even win you some cool prizes. Bonus.

Final Standings:
1. Schmos Working In A Box Factory - 47 pts
2. Juice Looseners 1 - 45.5 pts
3. Worker and Parasite - 43.5 pts
4. Melvin & The Squirrels - 41.5 pts
5. Sector 7-Gs - 41.5 pts
5. Sex Cauldron - 41. 5 pts
7. The Radiation Kings - 41 pts
8. Pray For Mojo - 40.5 pts
9. Can You Swing A Sack of Doorknobs? - 38.5 pts
9. The Thompsons - 38.5 pts
11. The Gummi de Milos - 38 pts
11. Marzipan Joy-Joys - 38 pts
13. Eggplant Xerxes Criminy Overbite Narwhal - 37 pts
13. Gudger College Alumni - 37 pts
15. Vassar Bashers - 36 pts
16. Christ Punchers - 33.5 pts
16. Go Banana - 33.5 pts
18. Bovine University - 33 pts
19. I'm Idaho - 31 pts
20. Abortions For All - 30 pts
21. Five Bees For A Quarter - 29 pts
22. Fugu - 28.5 pts
23. Pigeon Rats - 27.5 pts
24. The Juice Looseners 2 - 25 pts
25. Whitey Whackers - 24.5 pts
26. Thrillho - 24 pts
27. Bonerland - 22.5 pts
27. Lisa Needs Braces - 22.5 pts
29. Matsumura Fishworks/Tamaraguchi Heavy Manufacturing Concern - 22 pts
30. The Spruce Moose - 21 pts
31. Capitol City Goofballs - 20.5 pts
32. Stupid Sexy Flanders - 16 pts
33. Party Posse - 13 pts
34. When Homer And Marge Had That Argument And They Almost Broke Up But Then Didn't - 9 pts

October 26, 2010

Location: The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar
Episodes: Treehouse of Horror III, Treehouse of Horror V, Treehouse of Horror VI
Special Categories: Moe Syzslak, Treehouse of Horror, Springfield Places
Winner: Schmos Working In A Box Factory
Press Clippings:

What does Homer get for free with the purchase of a possessed Krusty doll? What can be found on Candy Apple Island? What do no beer and no TV make Homer "go"? If you know the answers to these seasonally appropriate questions, then you may want to mosey on down to the Halloween edition of the popular new Simpsons trivia series! Now in its new home at the Gladstone Hotel, the event invites groups of up to six friends to pit their cartoon knowledge against other enthusiasts for delicious prizes. In keeping with theme, there will also be an award for the best Simpsons costume—may we recommend Kang and Kodos?


"Hi David I'm Grandpa!" Marge is the vampire lord. Paul Anka sings to the monsters. The aliens don't like boards with nails stuck in them. "Nevermore." Bart is the evil twin. Hibbert is a medical genius. "Abortions for some, little American flags for others!" Homer kills zombie flanders. "He was a zombie?" Homer heeds Abe's logical advice on his wedding day regarding time travel. Bart is the giant devil. "Candy Apple Island?" There's a gremlin on the side of the bus. "There's a gremlin on the side of the bus!"

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September 14, 2010

Location: The Ossington
Episodes: A Star Is Burns, Lisa's Rival, Bart Star
Special Categories: Principal Skinner, Movies, Sports
Winner: Schmos Working In A Box Factory
Press Clippings:


I could hardly believe it when I found out yesterday that the Simpsons has been on for over 20 years. If you were a fan during the first half of this run, tonight's trivia challenge may be right up your alley. "Woo Hoo! is three cromulent rounds of 20 questions about Simpsons seasons 1-11 (ending with 'Behind The Laughter'), plus three classic episodes on the big screen. Team up with up to six friends for maximum fun, and you could win delicious prizes." There's also cheap beer and no cover. So, yes, woo hoo!


The Ossington will again masquerade as Moe's Tavern, as popular demand brings about a second round of Classic Simpsons Pub Trivia. Grab some friends, crack a Duff, and test your knowledge on the first eleven seasons to win the title of Top Fan—and probably some donuts too. Know the origins of Mr. Sparkle, or for how many miles Grandpa chased the Kaiser to take back the word twenty? Then come be amongst your people.

August 17, 2010

Location: The Ossington
Episodes: Deep Space Homer, Cape Feare, Summer of 4 ft. 2
Special Categories: Krusty The Klown, Food, Music
Winner: We Like Roy
Press Clippings:

Any child of the nineties worth their salt has a hidden cache of Simpsons knowledge taking up valuable mental real estate, with tragically few opportunities to apply their hard-gained wisdom. Do you remember the name of Bart's elephant? Are you versed in the filmography of Troy McClure? Can you effortlessly rattle off Apu's daunting surname? Then you may just want to check out Woo Hoo! Classic Simpsons Pub Trivia, an evening of stumpers from the first eleven seasons of the longest running cartoon in history. Go head to head with fellow fans, win some prizes, and enjoy favourite episodes between rounds of Duff.

Toronto Star:

As my close friend and fellow misanthrope Shawn put it: “Usually I hate doing ‘stuff,' but this is f---ing great.” No great fan of group activities either, I nevertheless found myself in delirious spirits, an uncommonly competitive mood and the company of two Lisas (well, one was a Liisa) — which I took to be some sort of good-luck charm — for the first edition of south-end Ossington haunt's Simpsons trivia night.

Organizers didn't mess around, catering to the die-hard with genuine head-scratchers such as “Who are Steve Bennett and Lois Sanborn?” and “Name all five Sideshows” (look 'em up) that more often than not had the room perplexed. Our squad, “Team Discovery Channel,” turned in a thoroughly average showing and got blanked, resulting in several unbelievably bruised egos. We're now in training for the next round. Oh, and you haven't lived until you've heard an entire bar drunkenly singing along to the HMS Pinafore sequence in “Cape Feare.”