1997 – “The T-Files” Synopsis

It was one in the morning in early February in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  A small group of people assembled on the shores of Lake George, an over-sized pond in the middle of the city.  That year, Jolt Cola was a sponsor of the contest and one of the items the company provided were jock straps with the company’s logo on the cod piece. This spurred one of the teams to issue a challenge that would cement the legend of the “Lake George Streaking Incident”.

E.T. and Digital Dungeon Dwellers were involved in the challenge, however, the Posse is unsure who challenged who. During this time, the Posse wasn’t the only people who worked the challenge line. Crabby Appleton (Dave Lee) was out and about that year with the KVSC cell phone (which actually had a base and a cord in those days) and was on hand to call-in a report that would become a classic KVSC Trivia moment. UTVS was also present and a grainy video of a naked and thonged young man skating off into the darkness was produced.

The second portion of the Crabby Appleton call was almost as memorable, as the Pig ‘R Us team (made up of local law enforcement) became a victim of one of their own colleague’s devilish humor. Uncle Corn (who, with Crabby, would be an accomplice in calls to the challenge line in subsequent years) was challenged to reveal his undergarment preference.

For the Posse, it was time to flex their digital editing muscles as they aped a Tom Bernard bit about Jerry Burns in order to implore teams to call the challenge line. It also was the first year that the Posse used random clips from callers to assemble an innuendo-laced montage set to music. Ursula Fabuline was first made without music then enhanced and laid over the top of a porn-erific music bed.

Captain F. made his first retro trivia montage that wandered from trivia memory to trivia memory. Following the last clip, he prepared a short intro that would foreshadow the style of intros in the years to come. Laser Stink (created by a non-posse group) would debut this year and was so well produced that listening to it reminds anyone who grew up in the 1980s that they shouldn’t be too proud of that.

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