Random Factoid #126

1 12 2009

I have been saving this one for a while, and you are really in for a treat.  Since today is December 1st, it seemed like a good time.

In 2003, I became quite obsessed with “Elf.”  I even went as far as to create what I called the “Moviegoers Challenge,” designed to see how much people really paid attention in the movie.  I’ll attach a Microsoft Word file for you to download it, but I’ll paste it onto this post.  If you decided to actually take it, keep in mind that I actually knew all the answers to this.

Elf Moviegoers Challenge – click here to download.

Full challenge is posted after the break.

Put these people in order they started caroling, starting with the first.







The Elf’s Four Basic Food Groups:





The Code Of Elves:




Buddy’s Plan For The Day With His Dad:





The Three Stages Of Buddy’s Journey:




Santa’s Advice For Buddy In New York City:




Multiple Choice: (In the blank, put the letter that was the right answer.)

Papa Elf invented the __ in the 60’s with ___ reindeer power.

  1. Kringle 3000, 500
  2. Kris Kringle 5000, 1600
  3. Kringle 300, 400
  4. Kris Kringle 3500, 500

Buddy had made __ Etch-A-Sketches, __ behind quota.

  1. 95, 905
  2. 90, 910
  3. 10, 900
  4. 85, 915

After Buddy was so far behind quota, he called himself a ___.

  1. plastic-headed ninnymuggans
  2. big-headed ninnymuggans
  3. cotton-headed ninnymuggans
  4. stupid-headed ninnymuggans

Buddy’s mother’s name was ___.

  1. Susie Wells
  2. Susan Wells
  3. Susan Welles
  4. Susie Wells

Walter works for ___.

  1. Walter Hobbs, Co.
  2. Walter Hobbs Publishers
  3. Greenway Press
  4. Greenway Publishers

Buddy takes gum off of Subway Station #__.

  1. 12
  2. 9
  3. 10
  4. 11

Walter’s office is #__.

  1. 37543
  2. 37545
  3. 37542
  4. 37452

The name of the book that was missing two pages is called __.

  1. The Puppy With The Pigeon
  2. The Puppy & The Pigeon
  3. A Puppy & A Pigeon
  4. The Puppy Loves The Pigeon

Mr. Greenway expects Walter’s company to post a ___ for the quarter.

  1. 0
  2. –8
  3. 8
  4. -6

The manager of Gimbel’s nametag says ___.

  1. Wanda
  2. Manager
  3. Manager Of The Children’s Department
  4. Bernie

Santa was coming to Gimbel’s at ___ a.m.

  1. 10
  2. 9
  3. 8
  4. 11

Manager Of Gimbel’s: “If you get wind of anything, call me on my radio. Channel __, code word is ___.”

  1. 3, Santa’s Coming To Town
  2. 3, Santa’s Got A Brand New Toy
  3. 5, Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag
  4. 3, Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag

Buddy drew ____ on the Etch-A-Sketch.

  1. Santa
  2. The North Pole
  3. An Elf
  4. The Mona Lisa

The fake Santa smells like ___.

  1. Bacon and Cheese
  2. Cheese and Beans
  3. Beef and Cheese
  4. Beans and Beef

Buddy the Elf: “You sit on a ___.”

  1. throne of lies
  2. throne of untruth
  3. throne of Santa past
  4. throne of horrid lies

Match these people with what they want for Christmas.

Charlotte Dennon

An Electric Guitar


Tiffany Engagement Ring and for her boyfriend to commit


A Suzy-Talks-A-Lot

Mark Weber

A Real Huf Skateboard

Walter promises he and Buddy will __ if he sits still and gets the finger prick.

  1. Go ice skating
  2. Eat sugarplums
  3. Make gingerbread houses
  4. Hold hands

A regular nights sleep for an elf is about ___.

  1. 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes
  2. 30 minutes
  3. 45 minutes
  4. 40 minutes

Buddy got the wood to build the rocking horse from ___.

  1. The TV cabinet
  2. The closet
  3. A tree he cut down in the park
  4. The fireplace

Name all the things Buddy put on his spaghetti.

Buddy thought the __ was evil, and he painted a picture of a __.

  1. Radiator, elf
  2. Fireplace, butterfly
  3. Radiator, butterfly
  4. Oven, butterfly

Buddy the Elf: “So, what do we put on first?”

Michael: “__, then __.”

  1. Star, lights
  2. Lights, star
  3. Ornaments, lights
  4. Lights, ornaments

Walter: “So let the ___ raise him, and they can have lots of fun commiting felonies.”

  1. elf son
  2. deranged elf son
  3. deranged elf man
  4. elf man

Emily couldn’t take Buddy to work because she had a ___.

  1. budget meeting
  2. meeting with her boss
  3. lunch meeting
  4. conference call

Buddy thinks __ is so pretty she should be on a Christmas card.

  1. Jovie
  2. Emily
  3. Charlotte Dennon
  4. Deb

Walter’s Story Writers: “He’s written more classics than __.”

  1. J.K. Rowling
  2. Us
  3. Dr. Seuss
  4. E.B. White

Miles Finch: “I want a __ to pick me up at the airport, and the interior of that car to be __ degrees.”

  1. White S-600, 72
  2. Black S-150, 71
  3. Black S-500, 71
  4. White S-150, 72

The problem with the tomato on the farm was __.

  1. tomatoes are too vulnerable, rural life
  2. fruit too vulnerable, urban life
  3. tomatoes too vulnerable, urban life
  4. fruit too vulnerable, rural life

Walter’s Story Guy: “Picture this: A tribe of ___.”

  1. asparagus children, but they’re conscientious about how their pod smells
  2. asparagus children, but they’re conscientious about how their pea smells
  3. broccoli children, but they’re conscientious about how their stalk smells
  4. broccoli children, but they’re conscientious about having a “bush”

Buddy the Elf: “He (Miles Finch) must be __.)

  1. an angry elf
  2. a bad elf
  3. a North Pole elf outcast
  4. a South Pole elf

Buddy the Elf: “I’m sorry I ruined your lives, and stuffed __ cookies into the VCR.”

  1. 10
  2. 11
  3. 12
  4. 13

Miles Finch’s genius idea is a __.

  1. peach on a farm
  2. peach who is bruised
  3. peach in a big city
  4. peach who is lost

Mr. Greenway flew from Los Angeles to get a storyboard on ___.

  1. December 22
  2. December 23
  3. December 24
  4. The eve of Christmas Eve

Buddy got a huge bottle of __ for Christmas.

  1. candy
  2. maple syrup
  3. syrup
  4. spaghetti

Name what these people did to help Santa in Central Park:


Papa Elf-







One response

1 12 2009

“The Elf” has become my go-to Christmas movie. I reference that scene where he drinks the entire two-liter Coke, then belches for 30 seconds, more often than I should in mixed company.

The reason I think the movie works so well is that it’s light-hearted with enough comedy to offset the warm-n-fuzzy messages. And does it get any drier — or better — than Bob Newhart?

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