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305: Saint Nick

1. What’s playing at the Chicago Theatre?
a. The Francois Truffaut Film Festival

2. What is the headline in Gary’s paper that he’s dealing with near the theater?
a. Woman Dragged By Bus

3. Who does Gary see at the theater?
a. Erica and a good looking guy

4. How is the woman supposed to be dragged by the bus?
a. Her scarf is caught

5. Why doesn’t Gary get to her right away?
a. He’s distracted by the sight of Erica and her date

6. What is the next headline Gary must deal with the next morning?
a. Faulty Scaffolding Kills Painter

7. How does Gary describe the painter accident to Marissa?
a. "Guy falls four stories and . . . splat" (Complete with hand slapping table)

8. What does Marissa do for Henry when he comes in with his mom?
a. She quizzes him on his multiplication tables

9. Who walks into the office and answers one of the questions that Henry is supposed to answer?
a. Gary

10. Which question does he answer?
a. eight times seven

11. What does Gary quiz Henry about?
a. Who Erica was out with and when she got home

12. Why doesn’t the painter hear Gary?
a. He’s wearing headphones

13. Gary says he's an expert on what?
a. Scaffolding

14. What goes wrong with the rescue?
a. The painter gets inside, but the scaffolding collapses while Gary is still on it

15. What is the name of the painter?
a. Frank

16. What does Gary say when he sees the rope start to break?
a. "This isn't my day"

17. What does Gary land in/on when he falls?
a. A dumpster full of trash

18. Who pushed the dumpster under the scaffolding?
a. Dr. Nick Sterling, the guy he saw with Erica the night before

19. Where did the two women see Nick before?
a. On "60 Minutes"

20. What do they ask Gary to do?
a. Take their picture with Nick

21. The camera owner complains that Gary got what on her camera?
a. Paint

22. What is Nick’s specialty?
a. Pediatric Orthopedics

23. What is Nick’s Chicago phone #?
a. 312-555-0100

24. What is Nick’s Chicago fax #?
a. 312-555-0101

25. What is Nick’s cell phone #?
a. 800-555-1104

26. What is Nick’s Beijing phone #?
a. 86.10.555-0102

27. What is Nick’s Beijing fax #?
a. 86.10-555-0103

28. What is the name of Nick's company?
a. One World Inc.

29. What is Nick’s position with this agency?
a. He’s an International Medical Consultant

30. Which Chicago landmark is in the background while Nick & Gary are talking?
a. The Sun-Times Building

31. What is Gary's reply when Nick asks him if he likes Truffaut?
a. "Yeah, I do with my dessert"

32. When did Nick and Erica meet?
a. When they were in Grammar School

33. What grades were Nick and Erica in?
a. Nick in Fifth, Erica in Third

34. What did Nick do that caused Erica to give him a bloody nose?
a. He tried to kiss her during a fire drill

35. When did Nick move to Chicago?
a. When he was in the 6th grade

36. What does the acronym R-I-C-E stand for?
a. Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation

37. Gary thinks Nick has done what to his teeth?
a. had them capped -- very poorly, I might add

38. What is the name of the CD that Nick recorded?
a. Swimming with the Dolphins

39. Which member of the McGinty’s staff owns this CD?
a. Patrick

40. What song does Patrick sing from the CD?
a. Strawberry Fields

41. What has Marissa heard that was recorded by Nick?
a. The Prophet by Kahil Gibran (a book for the blind)

42. What is Patrick’s reaction to Erica’s dress for her date?
a. "Hubba-hubba"

43. Who gets Nick’s autograph when he arrives to pick Erica up?
a. Patrick

44. How does Nick sign the CD?
a. To Patrick: Friend of the planet. Nick Sterling

45. Where does Nick take Erica for dinner?
a. Gian Carlo’s

46. What is the name of the charitable foundation Nick belongs to?
a. Doctor’s Without Borders

47. On what street is the restaurant located?
a. Dearborn

48. What gift does Nick present to Erica?
a. An emerald necklace

49. Where did he get it?
a. The emerald itself was a gift from the Peruvian government

50. Why is Gary at the restaurant?
a. A customer will become ill from eating a bad batch of seafood ravioli

51. What does the chef do to Gary?
a. He starts to strangle him

52. What happens to the ravioli they’re fighting over?
a. It flies through the air and lands on a woman’s plate

53. Who saves the woman from choking?
a. Nick – he performs the Heimlich maneuver

54. Where does Nick invite Gary to go with him and Erica?
a. To the opera

55. What reason does Erica give for why Gary can't go?
a. He's not dressed for it

56. Why does Nick say that that doesn’t matter?
a. He’s got a private box and nobody will see him

57. Who’s the composer?
a. Giuseppi Verdi

58. What does Nick do during the solo that irritates Gary?
a. He cries

59. What does Gary say to Erica about the singer?
a. "She’s singin’ - I’m dyin’"

60. During their argument, Gary says there's something "weird" about Nick because...?
"He's about to bawl his eyes out over some woman about to bust a gut"

61. What does Gary do when he gets home after his argument with Erica?
a. He scolds the paper and the cat and makes fun of Nick on the TV news

62. What is the name of the reporter on the news?
a. Chita Rodriguez

63. What station does Gary have on?
a. WBBM – Channel 2

64. What does the paper report in the next morning’s headline?
a. Fire at Children’s Hospital - Philanthropist dies in rescue effort

65. What is Nick doing when Gary goes looking for him to warn him about the fire?
a. Playing one-on-one basketball

66. Who is Nick with at the time?
a. Aaron Williams of the Seattle Supersonics

67. What does Gary tell Nick about the hospital?
a. That "there could be a problem with the electrical system"

68. Who makes a basket as Gary and Nick leave and how?
a. Gary - he tosses the ball into the air behind him as he's walking out

69. What time is the gala at the hospital that night?
a. 7:30

70. What is the dress code for this event?
a. Black Tie

71. How was Gary supposed to get his invitation?
a. Nick sent it by messenger

72. What phrase does Henry use to describe how Erica looks?
a. "Hubba-hubba"

73. What does Erica use to check out her reflection?
a. the picture of Gary and Chuck on Gary's desk

74. How does Henry describe Nick to his mother?
a. Bruce Wayne without the secret identity

75. How does Henry describe Gary?
a. Like Archie as in Archie and Jughead

76. How does he describe his mom?
a. Like Cinderella going to the ball

77. What question does Gary ask Marissa when she helps him get dressed?
a. "Does this look stupid?"

78. What kind of permission does Marissa seek from Gary?
a. "Permission to speak without having my head bit off?"

79. What is the name of Nick’s hospital?
a. Mission of Mercy Children’s Hospital

80. What celebrities are attending the gala?
a. Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Mayor Daley, Senators Carol Moseley-Braun and Richard Durbin

81. What song is the children’s choir singing?
a. "We are Marching"

82. What are the singers holding?
a. Candles

83. Why does Gary turn a fan on the singers?
a. He thinks they’re a fire hazard

84. What are all the choir members wearing?
a. Red blazers

85. What causes the fire?
a. A worker plugs an expresso maker into an already loaded outlet strip, which causes it to short out, creating sparks and a fire in a storage room full of oxygen tanks

86. What is Gary about to do when Erica runs into him?
a. Pull the fire alarm

87. What ultimatum does Erica give to Gary?
a. "Throw that alarm and I quit. I guarantee it."

88. What does Gary do after she leaves?
a. He throws the alarm. . . but it doesn't work.

89. What happens to Erica after the explosion?
a. She gets whacked in the head and trapped under a chunk of ceiling tile

90. What article of clothing does Erica lose when she’s trapped?
a. shoe

91. What does Gary say when Nick grabs Erica to carry her to safety?
a. "Swell."

92. When Gary is slow coming out who starts in after him?
a. Nick

93. What does Gary tell Nick happened to him?
a. He "got lost on the stairwell"

94. What part of Gary is "sensitive?"
a. His nose.

95. Why is Gary's reason why he won’t Gary be interviewed by the TV reporter?
a. He’s not dressed for the occasion

96. What is the message on the picture of the Good Year Blimp?
a. "Erica, Marry Me?"

97. How long have Gary and Marissa been friends?
a. Five years

98. What is Marissa's advice to Gary regarding Erica?
a. "Pick yourself up and you go after her. Go. Get. Her."

99. Where will Gary find Erica?
a. In Olive Park

100. What is the name of the little girl that Nick and Erica see in the park?
a. Melanie

101. What is the girl's "disability?"
a. She’s deaf

102. How does the girl describe Nick?
a. "The best doctor in the whole world"

103. What is Gary's comment when he looks at Nick’s business card?
a. "The guy needs his own area code"

104. What does Gary do when he’s on the phone?
a. He spills his guts about how he feels about Erica

105. Who does Gary unknowingly end up talking to on the phone?
a. Erica (Nick gave her the phone so he could talk to Melanie)

106. What is Gary doing when Erica pops into McGinty’s?
a. Putting the chairs up on the bar

107. What does Erica say she’s there for?
a. The weekend receipts

108. How did Erica answer Nick's proposal and why?
a. She said no. She wants "a regular guy who’s not out to save the world every day"


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

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