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June 25, 2008 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Cute quiz: Name the Simpsons characters. Also: US states, countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, periodic table of elements. More.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (75 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Double.

(Too lazy to look it up).
posted by wabashbdw at 12:43 PM on June 25, 2008


FWIW this one from the site was previously posted but nothing else from the site turned up.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:46 PM on June 25, 2008


Wait, Chim-Cham isn't a state?
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:53 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


True. The Simpson's quiz was fun...weird how after watching the show for the better part of two decades my brain still freezes up when asked to name the main characters.
posted by wabashbdw at 12:54 PM on June 25, 2008


(Too lazy to look it up).

Then it doesn't count.

The simpson one was awesome. I can't believe I couldn't remember the weaselly mole guy.
posted by ORthey at 12:58 PM on June 25, 2008


Jasper Beardly? Jasper Beardly?
posted by brain_drain at 1:04 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rainer Wolfcastle? I tried McBain, but no dice. Also got stymied typing Comic Store Guy. Oh well. I was QUITE impressed that I got Maude Flanders and Superintendent Chalmers. 48.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:11 PM on June 25, 2008


Homer, Bart...


I'm done.
posted by Zambrano at 1:20 PM on June 25, 2008


I got 46... I can't believe I couldn't remember Dr. Nick or SuperNintendo Chalmers.
posted by owtytrof at 1:20 PM on June 25, 2008


When did they remove "peanut butter" from the Periodic Table?
posted by twsf at 1:20 PM on June 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


The Crayola Crayon Color quiz is friggin' impossible.
posted by xbonesgt at 1:20 PM on June 25, 2008


I haven't watched the show in years, but I managed all 63 with a minute left.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 1:23 PM on June 25, 2008


Oh boy quizes! That's where I'm a viking!
posted by yeti at 1:23 PM on June 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


42 Simpsons, and I haven't seen that show in like five years. Eek.

I wonder what useful stuff I could store in my big fat head? I can barely remember my own birthday.
posted by rokusan at 1:25 PM on June 25, 2008



54/63 for simpsons. i'm scared.
posted by fizzix at 1:25 PM on June 25, 2008


Oh how did we miss this on Monday?
posted by rokusan at 1:26 PM on June 25, 2008


rokusan's find is great - it automatically translates them.

Poop
Pee Pee
F Bomb
The C Word
Fellatio Aficionado
Overly Amorous Lover of Moms
Bosom

posted by yhbc at 1:31 PM on June 25, 2008


This quiz gets bonus points for actually accepting Comic Book Guy's real name.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:32 PM on June 25, 2008


Hint: Small islands in the Caribbean may be named after Saints. Repeatedly typing 'St Wossname' or 'St Thingy and The Other One' will not get you anywhere.
posted by Lebannen at 1:35 PM on June 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


I scored 60 on the Simpsons quiz, which for me is bordering on shameful. Missed Brandine, Agnes Skinner and Mona Simpson. Tut tut, self.
posted by picea at 1:36 PM on June 25, 2008


So, I got 22/120 Crayola Colors. I was *this close* to typing in "Beaver" but thought there was no possible way we could live in a world where Beaver was a color and Pink was not. I was wrong.
posted by yeti at 1:38 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


46 on the Simpsons quiz. But five of my ten minutes were spent doing work so I think I probably could have gotten at least three or four more. Though I couldn't for the life of me remember Doctor Nick. I was running through all the things that sounded right:

Hi everybody!

Hi Doctor Pete!
nope

Hi everybody!

Hi Doctor Rick!
nope, damn it.

...and so on.
posted by quin at 1:41 PM on June 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


I got 55 - missed Mona, Brandine, the van Houtens (couldn't remember their first names!!), Agnes skinner, Lionel Hutz??? and a couple more wacky ones.
posted by Mister_A at 1:48 PM on June 25, 2008


I typed in "reverend lovejoy" something like six times before just trying "lovejoy" and meeting success.

This quiz gets bonus points for actually accepting Comic Book Guy's real name.

It also lets you type in chief wiggum's real name. But apparently can't handle fully spelling out "reverend".
posted by LionIndex at 1:54 PM on June 25, 2008


I couldn't get "Jasper", kirk van Houten, mrs Lovejoy, mona Simpson, Skinner's mum and the police officers. I surprised myself in getting Clancy Wiggum and Luann van Houten's first names. I may have watched it too much.
posted by WPW at 1:57 PM on June 25, 2008


I got 100% of the Simpsons characters in under two minutes. I've wasted my life.
posted by decagon at 1:57 PM on June 25, 2008


It rejects Rainier Wolfcastle's middle name - Luftwaffe.
posted by WPW at 1:59 PM on June 25, 2008


Lenny and Carl! I couldn't for the life of me remember Lenny and Carl. And MONA Simpson.

This quiz gets bonus points for actually accepting Comic Book Guy's real name

Didn't accept Bob Terwilliger.
posted by goo at 2:02 PM on June 25, 2008


I did great, and I cheated!
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:03 PM on June 25, 2008


I knew Lenny and Carl, but now I know they're Lenny Leonard and Carl Carlson! Amazing!
posted by grouse at 2:04 PM on June 25, 2008


I never knew fuzzy wuzzy brown was a color.
posted by philcliff at 2:04 PM on June 25, 2008


Disco Stu does not advertise
posted by sloe at 2:07 PM on June 25, 2008


Lenny and Carl! I couldn't for the life of me remember Lenny and Carl.

C'mon. White guys have names like "Lenny". Black guys have names like "Carl".
posted by revmitcz at 2:08 PM on June 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


"I know, it should be 'Armin Tamzarian'."

Not according to a court order by Judge Roy Snyder.
posted by Eideteker at 2:15 PM on June 25, 2008


This game is horribly inconsistent. It won't accept "Joe Quimby" rather than "Mayor Quimby" but when you put Skinner's title in, it won't accept THAT.

I forgot Eddie. Sorry, Eddie.
posted by Eideteker at 2:21 PM on June 25, 2008


Why is "NIMBY" a chat acronym? Maybe I should JFGI.
posted by yhbc at 2:29 PM on June 25, 2008


I just want to say fuck you to Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Kazakhistan, Philippenes, and all you other countries with unpredictable spelling twists.
posted by Citizen Premier at 2:35 PM on June 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


Oh, and I actually did better on countries than I did on Simpsons characters. I know that should make me feel good, but it really doesn't.
posted by Citizen Premier at 2:42 PM on June 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ten years ago I would have laughed at that Simpsons quiz. Now, it took me the full ten minutes and I still missed Helen Lovejoy, Mona Simpson and Kirk (I thought it was Kurt) Van Houten.
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:56 PM on June 25, 2008


I'm somewhat proud that I don't know Milhouse's parents' first names.
posted by Shepherd at 2:59 PM on June 25, 2008


56 on the Simpsons quiz, in that with the exception of Marge I couldn't remember the name of anyone's wife. Maybe that's a subtle hint to the writers.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:01 PM on June 25, 2008


What decagon said.
posted by box at 3:26 PM on June 25, 2008


Philippenes

Philippines. Just sayin'.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:30 PM on June 25, 2008


"Why is "NIMBY" a chat acronym?"

Nuzzle Intimately My Backside, Yhbc?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:43 PM on June 25, 2008


I forgot Jasper. That's a paddlin'.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:47 PM on June 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


Hi everybody!... Hi Doctor Rick! nope, damn it.

My experience exactly.
posted by rokusan at 3:59 PM on June 25, 2008


And NOBODY is bragging about how they did on the periodic table? (The quiz doesn't even ask you for them in order, they'll accept them in whatever order they come to mind.)

No wonder the 21st century will be China's and India's.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 4:06 PM on June 25, 2008


I got them all except Kirk Van Houten (yeep!) and I am sad to say I got Hans Moleman by replaying the "You're gay for...! you're gay for...! [sigh] nobody's gay for..." scene in my head.
posted by kittyprecious at 4:15 PM on June 25, 2008


Eh, I got 73/118 on the periodic table quiz. Although they really shouldn't count ~108-118 against you. They've only been named recently and some of them haven't been named at all (112-118). I didn't think to try and reconstruct the Latin place holder names.

Also, screw Astatine for not being spelled Astantine.
posted by jedicus at 4:22 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I got 43, but haven't looked at a periodic table since high school. There were plenty of head slappers once I gave up though. I did manage to get 10 of the actinides, but I didn't even know they'd gotten to elements above 106.

If it makes you feel better, AsYouKnowBob, I got all the Presidents, all the states, missed two European countries, and three or four Asian ones.
posted by LionIndex at 4:41 PM on June 25, 2008


I got 55 on the Simpsons quiz...but I have to ask - since when is Dr. Nick's hair blue? It's always been grey/black, hasn't it? I couldn't name him because of the blue hair; my brain kept seizing up.
posted by never used baby shoes at 4:47 PM on June 25, 2008


Did anyone else use the Tom Lehrer song, "The Elements" to get the periodic table one? I kept forgetting in the middle, but got to 75 with his help.

But seriously, Ununnilium? Unununium? Ununbium? someone's just messing with us.
posted by 5MeoCMP at 5:11 PM on June 25, 2008


I got 93 on the periodic table quiz, including the bullshit unun_ium ones, and yet I managed to miss calcium, chromium and zinc.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 5:12 PM on June 25, 2008


yet I managed to miss calcium, chromium and zinc

Just take a generic multivitamin and you'll be all good.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:21 PM on June 25, 2008 [4 favorites]


My name is Agnes and you know it's Agnes! It means lamb -- lamb of God!
posted by jrossi4r at 5:36 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hello! I believe that it was revealed, in episode number 337, that the name of the principal was in actual fact Armand Tanzarian, and not, as is erroneously claimed here, Seymour Skinner.
posted by Flashman at 5:44 PM on June 25, 2008


Ah. I now see the title.
posted by Flashman at 5:45 PM on June 25, 2008


Why is "NIMBY" a chat acronym?

[Bluto]: Wanna cyber?
[WildCoed69]: Okay
[Bluto]: I'm walking into your room. I am NEKKID. With a boner.
[WildCoed69]: Ooh, that's hot. I'm way hot for you. I take off my shirt and show you my epidermis.
[Bluto]: I've got my wiener out. It's huge and hard and totally not got any warts.
[WildCoed69]: OOH! TAKE ME NOW, SUBCREATURE!
[Bluto]: I walk over to the bed. My wanger is eager. How do you want it?
[WildCoed69]: NIMBY!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:49 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yep, I missed Eddie and Cletus' wife (dammit, I forgot already!)
posted by peewinkle at 5:51 PM on June 25, 2008


I got over 80 on the Periodic Table - and forgot copper. PERIODIC FAIL.
posted by aihal at 7:07 PM on June 25, 2008


Also got stymied typing Comic Store Guy

I typed "comic store guy" and met with disappointment.

I got them all except Kirk Van Houten

I got that one, natch. So sad to share a name with one of the lamest Simpsons characters.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:39 PM on June 25, 2008


Great, they added new quizzes! I really like this site. When this was first posted, I spent quite a long time doing pretty poorly on all the quizzes, except the Crayola Crayon quiz which was too easy. My favorite quiz was actually the Buffy The Vampire Slayer one because I found sort of an Easter Egg. I typed in my favorite character (not listed in the quiz), and his name/role popped out of nowhere. Let's just say his role was ''Really Old Vampire." (Other Easter Eggs = "Vampire/Seer," "Willow's Love," and "The Trio"). Geeky fun!
posted by Mael Oui at 9:50 PM on June 25, 2008


53... should've had 54, but I drew a blank on Jasper. The other ones were a bit too obscure for me. (Haven't watched the simpsons since the good old days, i.e. seven or eight years ago). Fun quiz though!
posted by knave at 9:56 PM on June 25, 2008


I got that one, natch. So sad to share a name with one of the lamest Simpsons characters.

Aww, Kirk's one of the coolest Simpsons characters! I mean, 'Can I Borrow A Feeling?'?! Plus, how many other idiots are cheap enought to buy Chintzy Pop? Well, I guess just one, but he's pretty great, too!
posted by Mael Oui at 10:02 PM on June 25, 2008


Delaware!

Hi, we're in Delaware...
posted by clearly at 10:11 PM on June 25, 2008


AsYouKnow Bob wrote, "And NOBODY is bragging about how they did on the periodic table?"

Chemistry was never my favorite, but after your comment I decided to try. How's 46 out of 118? How did you do, Bob? And, does the fact that I don't have them memorized mean I'm deficient in some way? I can recite the 50 states in alphabetical order, due to a stupid song, but that doesn't mean I automatically have any useful understanding of American history. I was never taught a song about the elements.
posted by knave at 11:20 PM on June 25, 2008


Hey, they do have statistics, and it appears that my 46 is probably slightly above the median. However, the best time for getting all elements correct is "0 minutes, 3 seconds", so there is also some foul play.
posted by knave at 11:26 PM on June 25, 2008


Huh. According to the Wikipedia page on Simpsons characters, Lunch Lady Doris is the mother of Squeaky Voiced Teen.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:30 AM on June 26, 2008


Like others, I sailed through the Periodic Table, courtesy of Tom Lehrer.
posted by kaszeta at 7:26 AM on June 26, 2008


Hello! I believe that it was revealed, in episode number 337, that the name of the principal was in actual fact Armand Tanzarian, and not, as is erroneously claimed here, Seymour Skinner.

At the end of that very same episode, it was determined that the whole Armand Tanzarian affair was to be forgotten, and Armand was allowed to live on as Seymour Skinner...it's canon, people!
posted by JaxJaggywires at 11:04 AM on June 26, 2008


Indeed, and even bringing it up is punishable by death!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:33 AM on June 26, 2008


Well, torture, at least.

Crap. Have I really sunk so low as to be correcting Simpsons quotes on the Internet?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:49 AM on June 26, 2008


81 on the periodic table, without peeking at the table I have tacked up by my desk. Zinc was the one I was most embarassed to forget.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:44 PM on June 26, 2008


You inauspiciously tell us you have a periodic table tacked up behind your desk, and then turn around and say you didn't peek at it. It's like you want us to be suspicious of you for some reason. NOBODY CARES IF YOU CHEAT ON INTERNET QUIZZES!
posted by tehloki at 2:44 AM on June 27, 2008


OK, I got 118 then.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:55 AM on June 27, 2008


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