Baby Boomers’ Dementia Test

Mike Slickster - McGill University - 1972

Mike Slickster – McGill University – 1972

Going through some of the nonsense from the now-defunct Comedy Corner, I found this gem from Fargo North Decoder, which jogged the cobwebs from my memory. See if it does the same for you. How many can you answer?

    QUESTION #1:
    Name the Beatles — both the first and last name of each, of course.
    Consider this a warm-up. [If you can’t answer this one without
    thinking, close up the test, and move on to something else. We have
    nothing further to discuss.] ____________________

    QUESTION #2:
    Finish the line: “Lions and tigers and bears, __ __!”
    Admittedly, this came along before we boomers were born. But we
    remember it from both the movies and the boob tube.

    QUESTION #3:
    “Hey kids, what time is it?” ____ _____ _____ ____.

    QUESTION #4:
    What do M & M’s do? ____ __ ____ _____, ___ __ ____ ____.

    QUESTION #5:
    What helps build strong bodies 12 ways? ______ _____.

    QUESTION #6:
    Long before he was “Mohammed Ali,” before he was “The Greatest,” we knew
    him as _________ ______.

    QUESTION #7:
    “You’ll wonder where the yellow went, ___ ____ ____ ____ ___ ___ ___.”

    QUESTION #8:
    Those post-baby boomers, or baby boomer wannabes, know Bob Denver as the
    Skipper’s little buddy.” But true boomers know that Bob Denver is
    actually Dobie’s closest friend, _______ _. _____.

    QUESTION #9:
    “M-I-C: See ya real soon; K-E-Y… ___? _______ __ ____ ___. _ _ _ _

    QUESTION #10:
    Definition: A “streaker” is someone who might go running through the
    lobby of the girls’ dormitory, _____.

    QUESTION #11:
    “Brylcream… _ ______ ___’__ __ __.”

    QUESTION #12:
    Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone ____ __.

    QUESTION #13:
    From the early days of our music, real rock ‘n roll, finish this line:
    “I wonder, wonder, wonder … wonder who; ___ ____ ___ ____ __ ____?”

    QUESTION #14:
    And while we’re remembering rock n’ roll, try this one: “War… uh-huh,
    huh… yea; what is it good for? ___________ ____________.”

    QUESTION #15:
    This is from a kinder and gentler protest song, but the question is just
    as profound: Where have all the flowers gone?
    Perhaps you could use a little help here:
    Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
    Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
    Where have all the flowers gone? _____ _____ ______ ____ _____ ___.”

    QUESTION #16:
    Meanwhile, back home in Metropolis, Superman fights a never-ending
    battle for truth, justice, and ___ ________ ___.

    QUESTION #17:
    He came out of the University of Alabama, to became one of the best
    quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. Later, he went on to appear in
    TV commercial wearing women’s stockings.
    He is Broadway ___ ______.

    QUESTION #18:
    I’m Popeye the sailor man; I’m Popeye the sailor man.
    I’m strong to the finish, ____ _ ___ __ _______.
    I’m Popeye the sailor man.”

    QUESTION #19:
    Your children probably recall that Peter Pan was most recently played by
    Robin Williams, but we will always remember when Peter was played by
    ____ ______.

    QUESTION #20:
    In the movie, The Graduate, young Benjamin, played by Dustin Hoffman,
    was counseled about his future, and told to consider one thing:

    QUESTION #21:
    In another movie from the late sixties, Paul Newman played Luke, a
    ne’er-do-well who was sent to a prison camp for cutting off the heads of
    parking meters with a pipe cutter. When he was captured after an
    unsuccessful escape attempt, the camp commander (played by Strother
    Martin) used this experience as a lesson for the other prisoners,
    explaining, “What we have here is _ _______ __ ___________.”

    QUESTION #22:
    In 1962, a dejected politician chastised the press after losing a race
    for governor while announcing his retirement from politics. “Just
    think, you won’t have _______ _____ to kick around any more.”

    QUESTION #23:
    “Every morning, at the mine, you could see him arrive; He stood six foot
    six, and weighed 245.
    Kinda’ broad at the shoulder, and narrow at the hip.
    And everybody knew you didn’t give no lip, __ ___ ____, ___ ___ ____.”

    QUESTION #24:
    “I found my thrill, __ _________ ____.”
    You may remember Richie Cunningham saying this. But if you are a true
    boomer, you know it was ____ ______ who made this line famous.

    QUESTION #25:
    “Good night, Mrs. Calabash, _________ ___ ___.”
    This originated long before even the first of us boomers was born. But
    in order to be a true baby boomer, you have to have some breadth.

    QUESTION #26:
    “Good night, David.”
    “____ _____, ____.”

Answers to be published at another time. This should serve as a dementia test to boot.

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at
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1 Response to Baby Boomers’ Dementia Test

  1. I had posted the answers to the above quiz here on the day after the original entry; but for some reason, they disappeared. Wonder why? Anyway, here they are again:

    1. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
    2. Oh, My
    3. It’s Howdy Doody Time!
    4. Melt in your mouth, not in your hands
    5. Wonder Bread
    6. Cassius Clay
    7. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
    8. Maynard G. Krebs
    9.Why? Because we like you! M-O-U-S-E
    11. A little dab ‘ll do ya
    12. Over 30.
    13. Who wrote the Book of Love
    14. Absolutely nothing
    15.Young girls picked them, every one.
    16. The American way
    17. Joe Namath
    18. Cause I eat me spinach
    19. Mary Martin
    20. Plastics
    21. A failure to communicate
    22. Dick Nixon
    23: To Big John, Big Bad John
    24. On Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
    25. Good night, Chet

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