KVSC Trivia turned 20 this year and as a follow-on to the 1997 retrospective, Captain F. scoured the audio archives, even dusting off some reel to reel tapes that hadn’t been taken out on a date in a decade. The 20-year retro did feature tag on the end that resembled some early tinkering in regards to how future intros would take shape.
Challenge line calls were mostly not worth saving however a few did make the cut including a German-language song challenge and the first of a new type of call: The Crabby Appleton-Uncle Corn chemically enhanced non sequitur stream of consciousness musical montage.
In the production department, the Posse found time to wish Historical Trivia Individual Al Neff a happy birthday, produce a medieval-tinged taunt to the teams about how many hours were left to play, and produced (More…)
- INTRO: Twenty Years of Trivia Madness
This year Trivia would turn 20 years old and even though Captain F. produced the Retro Trivia Montage in 1997, a birthday is a perfect time to look back. With this in mind Captain F. dug even deeper into the KVSC archives to find even more dusty but delightful trivia audio. This montage also includes clips from several awards ceremonies including a sampling of the “fun” awards whose origin is not entirely clear. Note the end of this production. It includes another “transition audio” piece, thus signaling that Captain F. was getting close to the true form of the “Intro”.
- Challenge: Dave Lee Unplugged
Uncle Corn and Dave Lee have various work commitments during Trivia but can’t resist calling-in to provide rich fodder for the Challenge Line. This call was the first in what would become a yearly tradition of stream-of-conciousness non sequitur from these two. Challenge line workers soon learned to press record and keep their comments to a minimum.
- Challenge: Rat, Rat, Rat
Best audio forensic analysis of this challenge suggests this is Bruce, then leader of Pig R’ Us, orally gesturing to a rival team.
- Challenge: Zehn Kleine Jagermeister
The Posse was impressed with this caller’s bi-lingual abilities. They just don’t think its gonna work with the women.
- GPO: Happy Birthday Al
Absent of a phoned-in birthday wish from the trivia teams, The Goat Posse sends out its own to the Historical Trivia Individual Al Neff.
- GPO: Journey to Hour 25
Riffing on the renaissance theme, the Posse used mideval immagery to taunt the, by now weary, Trivia players.
- GPO: Playagra
It there was a Bristol-Meyers-Squibb during the Renaissance, then they might have hired the Goat Posse to be their Mad Men.