With Jimmy Buffett’s new Broadway-bound musical, Escape to Margaritaville, holding court at the Hobby Center through Sunday (November 5), it’s time to brush up on your Parrothead knowledge. Here’s a quicky Buffett trivia quiz I put together with help from Greg Gania, radio voice of the minor league Erie SeaWolves, and the guys at BuffetNews.com. So expect a few curveballs and stumpers.
The answers are at the bottom, but no peeking.
1. Jimmy made a guest appearance on the Sesame Street special, Elmopalooza, in 1998 and sang a duet with Kermit the Frog. Can you name the song?
2. In the song "Morris' Nightmare," his wife wants to see what show business legend in Miami Beach?
3. Jimmy’s first tour that had a name was in 1976. What was the name of that tour?
4. What was the name of the John Candy movie that he wrote the closing song, "Turning Around," for in 1985?
5. One of the few cover songs that Jimmy released as a single was "Another Saturday Night" in 1993. It peaked at No. 74 on the country chart. Who was the original singer of "Another Saturday Night?"
6. Jimmy made his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Jimmy explained how he broke his leg three different times. Can you name all three? Clue: he mentions one bad break in the song "Growing Older But Not Up."
7. Jimmy is sitting on a sinking boat on the cover of Living and Dying in 3/4 Time. What's the name of that boat? Clue: Good luck on this one.
8. Jimmy is a proud graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. The nickname of Southern Mississippi’s sports teams currently is the Golden Eagles. What was the nickname of the teams when Jimmy matriculated there in the ‘60s?
9. Where was Jimmy performing the first time he played "Margaritaville" in public?
10. In "Fruitcakes," much to Jimmy’s dismay, how much does a 12-pound Nestles Crunch cost in a movie theater?
1. "Caribbean Amphibian"
2. Tony Orlando
3. A Pink Crustacean Tour
4. Summer Rental
5. Sam Cooke
6. Softball game, slipped off a barstool, skiing
7. Good Luck
8. The Southerners. The name was changed to Golden Eagles in 1972 by a student vote.
9. The Coffee House at San Diego State University in spring 1976. He recorded "Margaritaville,"his only Top 10 hit, in November of that year.