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Title: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 22, 2017, 05:26:38 PM
Alight, A1 trivia participants.  The obvious theme here will be people that originally offered to do something or were not chose instead of a something made famous by another person.  I hope that keeps simple.  I have tried my best to verify the sources.


And remember, no googling.



1. Who was originally offered to sing "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears?


Hint 1:  It was a group and the title would make sense for them.
Hint 2: The song was designed for a female.
Hint 3: R&B
Hint 4: There most likely would have been a rap part in the middle as was typical for this group.


2. Who was originally asked to sing "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong?

Answer: Tony Bennett

3. Who was allegedly offered the role of Doc Holiday in "Tombstone" played by Val Kilmer? 


Answer: Willam Defoe



4. Who was originally offered to sing "Telephone" by Lada Gaga?


Hint 1:  Singer / Dancer
Hint 2: Been around for at least 2 decades.


5. Who was originally offered to sign "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake?


Hint:  Who else?
Hint: Don't try to date the song.
Hint: The 2nd singer is a big hint.
Hint: Seriously, I thought this song sounded like this singer.


6. To whom did George Lucas originally offer the role of Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford?


Answer: Christopher Walken


7. Billy Crystal was chosen to join the Saturday Night Live cast in 1985 over this actor mainly known for playing one character.  Who was he?

Answer: Paul Reubens

8. Who was Ringo Starr hired to replace as the drummer for the Beatles?


Answer Pete Best.


9. This band went by the name "Mookie Blaylock" but had to change it due to copyright issues, who was it?

Answer: Pearl Jam.

10. Name the Hip Hop Group originally calling themselves, the Band Aid Boys?


Answer: Bone Thugs N Harmony.








Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on November 22, 2017, 05:38:16 PM
6.  I have heard several names for this.  Letís go with Al Pacino though.


8.  Pete Best


9.  Pearl Jam
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 22, 2017, 08:16:21 PM
Six is not the answer I was looking for.  Supposedly, Lucas really made an effort to get him. 


The others are right.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: BobbyR on November 23, 2017, 12:26:42 PM
Spoiler answered the only one I knew but great concept

Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: SupTool on November 23, 2017, 01:01:59 PM
6. Tom Selleck?
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 23, 2017, 08:17:58 PM
Selleck was Indianna Jones
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on November 24, 2017, 03:22:28 PM
6. Kurt Russell
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 24, 2017, 04:53:31 PM
No to Kurt
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 27, 2017, 04:05:37 PM
Hints Given
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: FATSEXY on November 27, 2017, 05:57:44 PM
1. Who was originally offered to sing "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears?


Hint:  It was a group and the title would make sense for them.


Backstreet Boys


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2. Who was originally asked to sing "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong?

Hint: Still alive.


Ben E King

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3. Who was allegedly offered the role of Doc Holiday in "Tombstone" played by Val Kilmer?


Hint:  It is believed he lost the role due to another film in which he starred.


Kevin Costner


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4. Who was originally offered to sing "Telephone" by Lada Gaga?


Hint:  Singer / Dancer


J-Lo


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5. Who was originally offered to sign "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake?


Hint:  Who else?


Pharell


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6. To whom did George Lucas originally offer the role of Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford?


Hint: Still alive.


Sean Connery


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7. Billy Crystal was chosen to join the Saturday Night Live cast in 1985 over this actor mainly known for playing one character.  Who was he?

Hint: He hosted once.


Peter Sellers

8. Who was Ringo Starr hired to replace as the drummer for the Beatles?


Answer Pete Best.


9. This band went by the name "Mookie Blaylock" but had to change it due to copyright issues, who was it?

Answer: Pearl Jam.

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10. Name the Hip Hop Group originally calling themselves, the Band Aid Boys?


Hint:  Not all members are still alive.


Beastie Boys
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 27, 2017, 06:59:22 PM
Pete was correct but guessed already.


Beastie Boys is correct.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: FATSEXY on November 28, 2017, 10:33:09 AM
Pete was correct but guessed already.


Beastie Boys is correct.


I looked up the answers AND HOLD THE PRESSES!!!


Beastie Boys is NOT correct. It's actually Bone Thugs N Harmony
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 28, 2017, 05:50:07 PM
Crap, I give up.  You are right Fatsexy. 


I screwed up.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: FATSEXY on November 28, 2017, 09:47:46 PM
No problem, dude. Don't you dare give up on these trivia posts.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on November 29, 2017, 07:50:08 AM
1). The Spice Girls


3). Willem Dafoe
(I had be going back and forth between him and Christopher Walken, but the hint reminded me.  The Dafoe movie was Last Temptaion of Christ iirc)


6). Letís go with Walken for this one.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on November 29, 2017, 08:06:23 AM
3 and 6 are right. 


Can you imagine Walken saying those iconic lines?



Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 04, 2017, 03:08:26 PM
More hints given
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: BobbyR on December 04, 2017, 06:19:32 PM
2 - Bing Crosby?
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 04, 2017, 08:01:38 PM
No, he's been dead for decades.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: BobbyR on December 04, 2017, 08:08:55 PM
Not in 1967 when Louie sang it
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: BlackLight on December 04, 2017, 08:30:52 PM
2. Tony Bennett?
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 04, 2017, 09:17:37 PM
Yes, Tony Bennett.  It would have worked but something about Louis Armstrong made magic.


The still alive in hint #1 was meant for as of today.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on December 05, 2017, 11:53:24 AM
7. Paul Reubens
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 05, 2017, 01:02:15 PM
Correct.  I am not sure how much he was considered but he was making a name for himself at this point in then right circles.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on December 05, 2017, 03:42:10 PM
Correct.  I am not sure how much he was considered but he was making a name for himself at this point in then right circles.


He was part of the Groundlings sketch comedy troupe in LA which is one of the main feeder groups for SNL (see:  Phil Hartman, Will Farrell, Laraine Newman, John Lovitz, etc.) so I am sure he was pretty seriously considered.


EDIT:  I just looked it up on Wikipedia and it sounds like SNL thought that Ruebens and Gilbert Gottfried were too similar in type and they decided to go with Gottfried - who then was mostly left unused for 12 episodes before he was dropped.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 06, 2017, 05:36:47 PM
Last hints given.


Seriously, one of them is easy, just read the freaking title of the song!
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on December 07, 2017, 11:01:39 AM
1.  TLC?
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 07, 2017, 03:23:55 PM
Yes, they turned it down. Team Britney snatched it up.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: Zandrax on December 08, 2017, 12:50:33 AM
Let me try my hand at this

Who was considered before Harrison Ford for the role of Indiana Jones? Video proof exists.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: FATSEXY on December 08, 2017, 09:12:12 AM
Tom Selleck, who had to turn the role down because shooting conflicted with Magnum, P.I.'s shooting schedule.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: Zandrax on December 08, 2017, 05:52:55 PM
Tom Selleck, who had to turn the role down because shooting conflicted with Magnum, P.I.'s shooting schedule.

Yep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUXCXCKbXb8
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: BobbyR on December 08, 2017, 08:01:40 PM
Not that I would have gotten it but how does TLC's name relate to the song?
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: The_Spoiler on December 08, 2017, 08:07:43 PM
5.  I went to YouTube to listen to the song and, yeah, the answer should be obvious.  Unfortunately the top comment right underneath the video also had the answer it, so I think I ended up disqualifying myself.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 08, 2017, 11:02:11 PM
Not that I would have gotten it but how does TLC's name relate to the song?


I meant the title of the song. They had a song called Baby, Baby, Baby.
Title: Re: "Instead of" Trviva
Post by: dam skippy on December 08, 2017, 11:04:21 PM
5.  I went to YouTube to listen to the song and, yeah, the answer should be obvious.  Unfortunately the top comment right underneath the video also had the answer it, so I think I ended up disqualifying myself.


Hee hee.