Earlydues' Early Edition Trivia
302: Collision

1. What did Gary wear to bed the night before?
a. Boxers and a sweatshirt

2. What is the headline in the paper?
a. Boy falls from bridge - Drowns in Chicago River

3. What does Gary eat for breakfast on the run?
a. Cold Pizza

4. What are the two reason Gary can’t get to his destination fast enough?
a. He can’t get a cab and a drawbridge is going up

5. What is the guy on the cell phone talking about?
a. A group of Norwegian businessmen - potential investors

6. How does Gary pull off his rescue of the morning?
a. He distracts the pilot and slows the engine of the boat he’s on

7. What happens as he passes the guy with the cell phone?
a. He bumps into him and knocks his cell phone into the water

8. How long does Gary’s would-be victim say he’s been swimming?
a. Since he was three

9. What "rank" did he achieve at the Y last summer?
a. "dolphin"

10. How does Gary greet Cat the next morning?
a. "Why don’t you give me a day off?"

11. What is his reaction to Cat’s meow this time around?
a. "Is that all you ever say? Can’t you ever bark once?

12. What is the headline in the paper?
a. Pile up on Interstate;14 dead - investigation continues

13. Where does this disaster occur?
a. The Dan Ryan Expressway

14. What time will this disaster occur?
a. 5:40 PM, the height of rush-hour traffic

15. How many people are injured but not killed in this disaster?
a. Nineteen seriously injured

16. Who is in the picture that is on the desk in the office?
a. Chuck

17. McGinty's has a standing order for how many cases?
a. 54

18. What happens whenever Marissa mentions Chuck's name?
a. people hang up the phone

19. What kind of problems does Marissa say they have?
a. Invoice problems, cash-flow problems distributor problems... Chuck problems.

20. Where does Chuck's memory live on?
a. in the hearts of his creditors

21. Who placed the ad for the bar manager?
a. Marissa

22. Who is their first applicant?
a. A young blonde woman

23. What did Chuck say about McGinty’s before he left for California?
a. That it was "running like clockwork"

24. What is the "repo man" there to collect?
a. The blenders

25. What does the applicant for the manager’s job say about the chardonnay?
a. If they don’t get it out of the sunlight it will become very expensive salad dressing

26. What does she tell them about buying small bottles of wine/liquor?
a. They should start buying in bulk

27. What is Marissa’s advice for Gary on stopping the disaster?
a. "One by One" Take it one victim at a time

28. What is the name of the victim who may have fallen asleep at the wheel of his vehicle?
a. Burt Hammond

29. Why is he so tired?
a. He worked a double shift

30. Where is he employed?
a. Burcell’s Pancake House

31. How much time does his boss say he has wasted on "chit-chat"?
a. 55 seconds

32. How does he know this?
a. He’s been timing him with a stopwatch

33. What does Gary pass himself off as in order to save this victim?
a. Union Rep for Local 232

34. Who is it he’s supposed to represent?
a. Pancake House Employees, Toll Collectors and City Sewer Workers

35. Gary says he can make one phone call and have what happen?
a. have 200 of the foulest smelling civil servants march around the establishment and have the whole parking lot empty out before the next flapjack hit the grill

36. Rather than having Gary make that phone call, what does the boss agree to do?
a. Give Burt a day off.

37. What does the total number of victims change to once this one is taken care of?
a. Thirteen

38. What is the wording on the cart in the park?
a. Treat yourself Fresh Hot Churros

39. Where do Gary and the cart vendor chase the young thief?
a. Into the nearby school

40. Who gets knocked down in the school corridor?
a. The principal, Mr. Mauger

41. What time is it on the principal’s clock?
a. 10:50

42. What is the name of the young thief?
a. Henry Paget

43. How does the principal conduct the "interrogation" of Gary, Henry Paget and the cart vendor?
a. They must raise their hands in order to be acknowledged

44. How much does Gary give the vendor for the food Henry stole?
a. $10

45. What did the boy take?
a. Two churros

46. Where did the principal get called away to?
a. He was called to the Art Room

47. What is the real reason the boy almost fell into the river?
a. His "friends" dared him to walk on the rail. If he didn't, they'd beat him up.

48. How did Henry "invest" his lunch money?
a. In "protection" - in other words, his "friends" stole it

49. Who is Henry’s mom?
a. The blonde who applied for the bar manager’s job

50. What time is it when Gary is sitting on the bench outside the principal’s office?
a. 11:00

51. How many kids are sitting on the bench with Gary?
a. Two

52. What does one of the kids ask him?
a. What'd you do?

53. What is Gary’s response?
a. Knocked down the principal

54. What does the kid do when they hear what Gary did to wind up at the Principal's office?
a. Slides down the bench to get further away from him

55. What does Henry's mom say to Gary when she leaves the office?
a. "Don't you have a bar to mis-manage?"

56. What does Gary want to talk with her about?
a. Henry

57. What is the name of the next victim of the pile up that Gary saves?
a. Richard "Richie" Saganski

58. Why would he be on the Expressway?
a. Rushing to the hospital when his wife goes into labor

59. How is this person employed?
a. He’s a tailor

60. What time is his customer’s meeting?
a. 6PM

61. Who is this guy?
a. The man from the boat whose cell phone was knocked into the water by Gary

62. Who does Gary say he works?
a. Dr. Keenan

63. How is the victim now going to get to the hospital?
a. Gary has a cab waiting

64. What is the customer’s name?
a. Mr. Wiggins

65. What does Gary say about the customer's pants?
a. He'd take them up about an inch

66. What color are all the bills that Henry is going through?
a. Pink

67. How often does his mother get called by the Principal's office?
a. Every couple of weeks

68. What is the new total number of victims in the pile up after this latest save?
a. Sixteen

69. Why do Henry and his mom go to McGinty's?
a. To pay back Gary for the churros.

70. What does Gary tell Henry's mom to "enlighten" her?
a. That he needs new friends; yesterday Henry almost drowned

71. What is Patrick’s secret to a good chocolate milkshake?
a. Chocolate milk, chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup

72. What did Mrs. Paget’s husband do when he left her?
a. Stole her car, cleaned her savings account out, trashed her credit rating and stole her bathroom sink leaving a big dripping hole in the wall

73. What is his problem?
a. Gambling

74. What is Henry's father's name?
a. Mike

75. When did Mrs. Paget and Henry move to Chicago?
a. last year

76. How many jobs is she holding down?
a. Two and barely treading water at that

77. Who is the next victim that Gary saves?
a. Joanne Kilgore

78. Where does he find her?
a. At the County Court House

79. What does he return to her?
a. Her briefcase

80. What case is she working on?
a. The Hogan case

81. Who supposedly sent her briefcase back to her?
a. Judge Albright

82. What does the total number of victims change to this time?
a. Nine

83. What is the name of the pizza shop?
a. Pizano's Speedy Pizza

84. How does Gary stop the pizza delivery guy?
a. He removes the distributor cap from his van

85. What is the pizza guy's name?
a. Benjamin Riley

86. Why does Mrs. Paget believe she doesn’t owe the doctor for Henry’s last visit?
a. He had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic and the bill was supposed to be canceled

87. What is the death toll up to now?
a. Seventeen

88. What stays the same with the article about the pile-up?
a. The picture

89. What 3 characters can they make out on the license plate of the car in the picture?
a. HOT

90. What is the name of Patrick’s cousin that works at the DMV?
a. Eleanor

91. Who does Gary say should take over the bar while he and Patrick go to the DMV?
a. Jimmy

92. Who arrives at McGinty's and why?
a. Mrs. Paget - Henry is missing

93. How many possible license plates have HOT in them?
a. 419

94. What time is it on the clock at the DMV?
a. 4:05

95. What does Patrick say to Eleanor instead of "you're the bomb?"
a. "You're the gong."

96. What is the other headline in the paper?
a. Boy drowns in river

97. What did Patrick kidnap during his fraternity days?
a. a moose

98. What is painted on the cart Henry passes?
a. Fresh Hot Pretzels

99. Who is Gary trying to call but having no luck?
a. Mrs. Paget

100. How many of the license plate possibilities does Marissa get through to?
a. 6

101. Who else is calling the people on the list?
a. Patrick

102. Where does Gary have Marissa and Patrick go?
a. To the overpass where Garfield crosses the Expressway

103. Where has Henry gone?
a. Archer Street by the river-front industrial area

104. Why can't Mrs. Paget go alone to find Henry?
a. She doesn't have a car

105. To whom is the guy with the cell phone speaking?
a. Cindy

106. What is this person he's speaking to supposed to do?
a. Keep the Norwegians happy

107. How do Gary Henry’s mom get to Archer Street?
a. They steal a Mr. Wiggins’ car

108. How do they manage this?
a. They tell him his headlight is smashed to get him out of the car

109. What time is it when Marissa & Patrick get to the overpass?
a. 5:30

110. How much time do they have before the accident will occur?
a. Ten minutes

111. What would Patrick do if he had to shut down the expressway?
a. Call the Mayor

112. What happens to the car Gary is driving?
a. The oil light comes on and the engine starts smoking

113. What kind of car did Gary steal?
a. a BMW

114. How does Henry lose his backpack?
a. It falls into the river when he slips trying to cross a bridge

115. What does the sign on the bridge say?
a. Notice Restricted Area Authorized Personnel Only

116. What is the license plate on the cruiser?
a. M29738

117. What does Henry like on his pizza?
a. Pineapple

118. How does Gary end up reaching Henry?
a. The two cops grab his legs and lower him down

119. What does the other sign on the fence say?
a. Danger Keep Out

120. What time is it after Henry is saved?
a. 5:40 PM

121. What does the car owner say just before it explodes?
a. Do you have any idea what you've done? You ruined me. That was a deal of a lifetime and it's gone forever because I missed my meeting. I hope they give you the death penalty!

122. What is the license plate on the car that explodes?

123. What was the car owner about to do when Gary "borrowed" it?
a. get on the Dan Ryan Expressway

124. What does the headline on the paper change to?
a. City approves funding for park clean up

125. What time does Patrick tell Marissa it is?
a. Ten to six

126. What does he do to make sure if that's the right time?
a. re-checks his watch on the left arm, then checks the watch on the right arm

127. What is Marissa going to treat Patrick to?
a. Dinner

128. What does one of the cops say to the whining owner of the car?
a. "That guy (Gary) saved your life"

129. What does Gary ask Henry's mom?
a. If she knows anyone who would know enough not to put the Chardonnay on the window sill

130. What nickname does Gary use for Henry?
a. Tex

Thanks to Janet for coming up with half of the questions and inspiring the rest. :)

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