February 17, 2007

A Test For Old Kids

The answers are printed below (click on More Pawprints), but don't you cheat.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on ________________________.

03. Get your kicks, ___________________."

04. The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed ________________________."

05.In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ____________________."

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the "____________."

07. "N_E_S_T_L_E_S", Nestle's makes the very best....... _________________."

08. Satchmo was America's "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ________________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? ________________

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named _____________________and Red always ended his television show by saying, "Good Night, and __________________".

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their _______________________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW . What other names did it go by? ____________________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music died."This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called _________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ______________________________________________________!

And I would love to know how you did!!! Leave a comment or send an email.


01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader,and "Good Night,and may God Bless."
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop

Posted by vw bug at February 17, 2007 06:14 AM | TrackBack

I couldn't remember the name of Red Skelton's character but could remember his sign off and the answer to all the rest of the questions. I should have remembered that one too. I think I blocked it because of my rabid fear of clowns.

It's cold. It's snowy. And now I feel really old. I'm going back to bed.

Posted by: marybeth at February 17, 2007 08:38 AM

I got all right, and I should get extra credit because number 13 was also a tribute to Richie Valenz and the Big bopper as well, they all died in the same plain crash in Iowa.

Most of this stuff happened before I was born, but being a history buff of all kinds I actually knew all of this.

Posted by: Contagion at February 17, 2007 08:53 AM

I didn't know #7 had more to add to that. Hm...

Posted by: Roses at February 17, 2007 01:21 PM

I missed 4 but only because I am dyslexic this morning and honestly didn't see them.

Posted by: Tink at February 19, 2007 12:33 PM

I knew about half of them. Which I think is impressive since almost all of them were before my time :-)

Posted by: Sissy at February 19, 2007 10:20 PM

I got them all but #10.

But I was born in 1966! I shouldn't know ANY of this!

I blame those damn Baby Boomers for never shutting up about their childhoods...

Posted by: Harvey at February 20, 2007 12:33 AM