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207: Redfellas

1. In the opening “monologue” what are the three things that transcend time and national boundaries?
a. music, love, and the bond between parent and child

2. Where and when does the opening scene take place?
a. Moscow, 1977

3. What name is on the poster behind the violin girl?
a. Yuri Rosanova

4. What is unusual about one of the headlines?
a. It is written in Russian

5. What is Chuck’s plan for Thursday nights at McGinty’s?
a. Thursday night is Karioke night

6. What gimmick did Chuck come up with before this one?
a. “Free meals for Gay Divorcees”

7. How did it come to pass that Chuck knows how to read Russian?
a. He is really Chuck Fishniak, his grandparents came from Moscow

8. Where did all those pregnant women come from?
a. the Pre-Natal Yoga Class

9. Gary stops the pregnant woman from being run over by a cab with what number and license plate?
a. Cab# 1472, License plate# 1472 TX

10. What is the music playing in the cab?
a. Concerto in A minor, by Shostakovich (according to Yuri)

11. What is the name of the violinist?
a. Paulina Rosanova

12. What phrase does Newsweek use to refer to the violinist?
a. “Mournful Angel of Moscow”

13. What name did Gary ask Chuck not to call him?
a. Matilda

14. What is written on the note with the roses?
a. “Thanks again. How about dinner? -P”

15. The picture of Paulina and her father was taken when?
a. on Paulina’s 10th birthday

16. What is the name and phone number of the cab company?
a. Chicago Co-op Taxi-Cab Company, 312-555-8923

17. What is the name of the cab driver?
a. Yuri Rosanova

18. Paulina believes her father has been dead for how many years? What was his name?
a. 15; Yuri Rosanova

19. How long has Paulina been playing the violin?
a. since she was 6 years old

20. What is the story behind Yuri’s “death”?
a. To make some money for a violin and lessons for Paulina, Yuri needed to take a job with a friend. Unbeknownst to Yuri, the friend was with the Russian Mafia, and Yuri became an enemy to the party. So long as he lived, his daughter
would suffer.

21. Gary gets to rest for how long between when Yuri leaves and the paper comes?
a. just about 2 seconds. Paper came at 6:30 am just as Gary finally dropped into bed.

22. Chuck hasn’t spoken Russian since when?
a. since he was 7 years old when his Grandma Olga died

23. Where does the accident with the beer barrels take place?
a. in Lincoln Park

24. What hotel is Paulina staying at?
a. the Morris Hotel

25. What is the “message” Chuck thinks the paper is trying to send?
a. “Stay away from musicians”

26. What is the name of Yuri’s friend, the bad guy?
a. Victor

27. Fill in the blank: (Gary to the cat) “Just let me get a ____ __ ____, will ya?
a. bite to eat

28. What does Gary say when Chuck offers to translate the headline?
a. “Yeah, thanks a lot, but I don't need to know about pigs with melanoma, or Spam - I need to know what this headline says.”

29. Chuck substitutes for the guy that plays what instruments?
a. Bass Guitar and Tenor Sax

30. What is unusual about the headline at the end of the episode?
a. it is written in Chinese


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