The Christopher Guest Mockumentary Quiz



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About This Quiz

Hope you know your St. Hubbins from your St. Clair, because this Christopher Guest quiz is the real deal. Unlike Christopher Guest films, which are mockumentaries. Some of the questions are just about Christopher Guest in general and "Spinal Tap."

First, a few questions about Mr. Guest himself. Or should we say:

That's right; Christopher Guest is actually Christopher Haden-Guest, and holds a hereditary peerage.


What is his title?

The 5th Baron Haden-Guest, that is.


Guest's first foray into mockumentary was as a:

While he went on to direct his own mockumentaries, he started writing and acting.


What was the first mockumentary he co-wrote?

Although, of course, a lot of the dialogue is based on improv.


When did "This Is Spinal Tap" come out?

Right smack in the middle of '80s rock glitz.


What is Guest's non-mockumentary feature film?

Guest wrote and directed the 1989 film that starred Kevin Bacon.


Guest's next turn at filmmaking was what?

1996's "Waiting for Guffman" was Guest's first mockumentary feature.


What competition did Guest's "Best In Show" document?

The 2000 film took a searing, unflinching look at the (fake) world of dogs and the people who love them.


Which of these is one of the musical acts that stages a reunion in Guest's 2003 "A Mighty Wind?"

But really, Guest has my permission to steal the name Genuflections.


What holiday is being celebrated in the movie-within-a-movie of "For Your Consideration?"

"Home for Purim" gets the unexpected awards buzz in the 2006 film.


Ready to test your Guest mockumentary quote recall? What film has a character recalling meeting her husband "….at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other."

A love story for our time.


"The internet -- is that the one with the email?"

Yes, it most certainly is.


"Here's the Remains of the Day lunchbox. Kids don't like eating at school, but if they have a Remains of the Day lunchbox they're a lot happier."

Hey, a little Anthony Hopkins never hurt anybody.


Let's make it harder. Name the character who said the line: "It's like in the olden days, in the days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves. Say, y'know, 'D'Artagnan!' Y'know, 'How dare you talk to me like that, you!' And smack 'em!'"

D'Artagnan can't just take that lying down.


"You know, several, you know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported."

"Spinal Tap," unfortunately, had one of the more well-known spontaneous combustions.


Who in "Spinal Tap" spontaneously combusted?

OF COURSE, it was the drummer.


What kind of dog did Harlan Pepper own in "Best In Show?"

Hubert is the real hero of the film.


What happened to Spinal Tap's first drummer?

The authorities said to best leave it unsolved.


In "Waiting for Guffman," Libby Mae Brown works where?

Just drive in and get a Coke, if you're thirsty.


What was one issue with the Folksmen early records?

The record label wouldn't spring for records with the hole.


What non-Guest regular appears in "For Your Consideration?"

Gervais, of course, has some serious improv chops.


Who is Guest's writing partner on many of his films?

Levy also appears in many Guest films, of course.


Who directed "This Is Spinal Tap?"

Rob Reiner also appeared in the film as the documentary director.


What was Reiner's character's name in "This Is Spinal Tap?"

Reiner also went with another persona, even though he was the director playing a director.


Parker Posey's character flips out when what stuffed animal is misplaced in "Best In Show?"

Beatrice the weimaraner desperately needs Busy Bee. Or her owners do, at least.


"It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black."

None More Black would be a terrific name for your college band.


"Thank God for the model trains, you know? If they didn't have the model trains they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big trains."

Because really, who can say which came first?


Fred Willard's blustery co-host in "Best In Show" was based on whom?

A former baseball player and longtime broadcaster, Garagiola co-hosted the Westminster Kennel Club Show for several years.


"We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about."

They both like soup and snow peas.


Guest's newest film will center on what?

Sounds like a good idea.


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