So, Duh! Pop Quiz… Guess That 900 Number Edition

Can you call me?

 

For this edition of the So, Duh! Pop Quiz, I thought I’d go with a nostalgic walk down memory lane in the style of Pop Culture Perfect Storms.  

In the days of yore – “pre-TripleDoubleU” – there were only so many ways to get in touch with celebrities.  Actually, aside from fan letters and magazines, there was only one truly sorta interactive way to reach them… 900 phone numbers.  

This is a test of your memory or pure guessing skills.  The corresponding answers in the form of commercials follow after the jump.  Good luck!  

1) (900) 909-JEFF  

    a) Jeff Bridges
    b) DJ Jazzy Jeff
    c) Jeff Goldblum
    d) Jeff Daniels

 2) (900) 740-3500   

    a) Easter Bunny
    b) Santa Claus
    c) Fairy Godmother
    d) none of the above

3) (900) 909-FRED  

    a) Fred Savage
    b) Fred Kruger
    c) Fred McGriff
    d) Fred Stanley

4) (900) 909-1133 

    a) Women’s Secret Confessions, featuring Donna Rice
    b) Women’s Secret Confessions, featuring Fawn Hall
    c) Women’s Secret Confessions, featuring Jessica Hahn
    d) Women’s Secret Confessions, featuring “Marilyn Monroe” lookalike

5) (900) 490-FREAK  

    a) Freddie Freak
    b) a freaky puppet
    c) a waste of time
    d) all the above

6) (900) 660-4LOU  

    a) Lou Albano
    b) Lou Ferrigno
    c) Lou Diamond Phillips
    d) Luigi and Mario

7) (900) 909-5KIDS  

    a) Bebe’s Kids
    b) a group of five kids
    c) “Quints” brand dolls
    d) New Kids on the Block

8) (900) 909-4300  

    a) Easter Bunny
    b) Santa Claus
    c) Fairy Godmother
    d) none of the above

9) (900) 909-1800 

    a) Paula Abdul
    b) Madonna
    c) Stacey Q
    d) a guide to 800 numbers

10) (900) 909-MCMC 

    a) MC Skat Kat
    b) Mayor McCheese and Ronald McDonald
    c) Young MC
    d) MC Hammer

1) (900) 909-JEFF  

Weird that DJ Jazzy Jeff received top-billing over the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, isn’t it? 

And the extra Christmas version:  

2) (900) 740-3500   

Sorry.  Had to put the Crying Hotline on here somewhere… 

For the original commercial, without the beeps for uninterrupted hilarity, click here.  

3) (900) 909-FRED  

Who would call this? 

4) (900) 909-1133 

If you got this one, you’re a rock star (or an evangelist… or a politician): 

5) (900) 490-FREAK  

Even more so, who would call this

6) (900) 660-4LOU  

RIP Captain Lou

7) (900) 909-5KIDS  

Moving on… 

8) (900) 909-4300 

Kinda creepy, if you ask me…  

9) (900) 909-1800  

909-PAULA must have been taken by her… 

10) (900) 909-MCMC 

Rarely heard in households after seeing this commercial – “Let’s check this mutha out…” 

BONUS FUN ARTICLE (WITH MORE NUMBERS)!

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