Thomas column: Quiz: Famous movie and television numbers
How well do you know your classic movies and television shows? Listed below are 15 famous numbers that appeared in well-known films or TV series. Can you identify the movie or television show? (Answers are below)
1. 1313 Mockingbird Lane
2. 4 Privet Drive
3. 1.21 gigawatts
4. 12 parsecs
5. 221 B Baker Street
7. 12 Cherry Tree Lane
8. 86 and 99
9. 3 Beekman Place
10. 22, on roulette wheel
11. Apartment 5A
12. Darrowby 385
13. 87 hours
14. 50 eggs
15. Two too many
1. The TV residential address of “The Munsters” family
2. Home of the Dursley family in the Harry Potter books and films.
3. The amount of power needed to operate the flux capacitor in “Back to the Future.”
4. Han Solo’s claim that the Millennium Falcon “made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs” in the original Star Wars film.
5. Residential address of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective created by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle and which appeared in numerous films and TV series.
6. In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” radio play, book, TV series and film, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
7. The address of the Banks family in “Mary Poppins.”
8. Code numbers of the two main Control Agents in the 1960s TV series, “Get Smart.”
9. The New York apartment address of Mame Dennis in “Auntie Mame.”
10. In “Casablanca,” Rick helps a young Belgian couple win money on the roulette wheel to buy exit visas by suggesting the husband bet on number 22 at the roulette table.
11. Jerry’s New York apartment number in “Seinfeld.”
12. Telephone number of the Farnon veterinary practice in the British TV series, “All Creatures Great and Small.”
13. Talking to fellow FedEx workers in “Castaway,” Chuck Noland says “87 hours is an eternity! The cosmos was created in less time.”
14. In “Cool Hand Luke,” the number of eggs eaten by Paul Newman’s character.
15. In the opening scene from “Once Upon a Time in the West,” Charles Bronson’s character tells three bad guys that they “brought two too many” horses.
Nick Thomas teaches at Auburn University at Montgomery, Ala., and has written features, columns, and interviews for over 850 newspapers and magazines. See www.getnickt.org.