Sometimes it takes a while before an actor can hit it big. A long while. Almost every international star and studio darling has suffered their share of humiliating assignments. Let's see if you remember the unspectacular movies these huge stars anchored before they exploded to superstardom. Can you tell whether Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman or Sylvester Stallone honed their skills in the film provided?
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Fairy tales and fables have been around for centuries, but do you remember who wrote which tale? See if you can guess the author of some of the most popular fairy tales and fables ever created. For each story, pick the correct author(s): Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, or Aesop.
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You know the first president. You know the first black president. But do you know the first president born in a hospital? The first president to sport a beard? Let's look back at some presidential firsts you might not be aware of.
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T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen and Abraham Lincoln managed to succeed where lesser people have failed by maximizing their ability to connect and communicate with their audience. Can you tell which of the four above mentioned spoke the following words?
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Today's 5pm Quiz was originally posted during '80s Week last spring. Half the fun of Nickelodeon was tuning in to find out what those kooky producers could dream up next. How often did you tune in? Show us what you know!
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Over the past few years, we've cranked out hundreds of quizzes. Chances are you haven't aced them all just yet. We'll be re-running a quiz from the archives each day at 5pm. Now we've even got a... READ ON
Nickelodeon programming taught me a lot about myself during my formative years. I learned that I could draw a simple picture relatively well as long as the drawing process took place under the masterful tutelage of Bill Cosby. I learned that I could sit upside-down on my friend Matt Hall's couch for about twenty minutes in order to make the one scene where the image is inverted in You Can't Do That On Television appear normal. I learned that my neighbors could end up on TV—as long as it was... READ ON
Get comfortable, pop a Teamocil, crank up your favorite Dr. FÃ¼nke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution album and show us how much you know about the series that was too well-written to enjoy the longevity it deserved on network television.
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We're celebrating Labor Day by not working. Instead, we're posting some of our favorite Daily Lunchtime Quizzes from yestermonth. Stop by every day at 11:30am Eastern Time for a new... READ ON
The short story represents a form of creative tinkering that can serve as a springboard to later elaborations and embellishments. Authors often revisit the material covered in their stories more comprehensively as they technically mature and become accomplished writers. Listed below are brief precis of short stories from four acclaimed American authors. Can you name the story being described? Take the quiz: Short & Sweet.
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M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.