February 9, 2009

A Monday Contest

It would be wrong to say I am only having this contest because I have not mailed out Dynagirl Knits prize from the LAST contest and since I have to go to the post office ANYWAY, I might as well mail two things. It would also be wrong to say I am only having it because some sadist gave me a box of chocolates and I don’t want them in my house because each one is unpty WW points. Even though both these things are absolutely true, I am ACTUALLY having this contest because Karen Abbott
made me laugh so hard my liver came out my nose, and we EPIC FAILED at GAME, and I want to see if (as I suspect) it is HER fault, or if (as SHE says) it is MY fault.

Have you ever played the Cranium games? For little people, there is CADOO, and Scott and the kids and I play that version a lot of family game night. But this weekend, I have Karen Abbott in town, and my mom and dad were here also. We broke into teams of three (one kid per team) and played a cut throat game of my personal favorite, Cranium Wow.

If you don’t know this game, it’s as if Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Charades, a puppet theatre with alive puppets, a crossword puzzle, the newspaper’s daily Jumbles, and Name That Tune all decided to be communists and live together on a big farm and strain their own macrobiotic tofu and have a single collective baby. Cranium Wow IS that baby, all grown up and graduated from therapy.

SO Karen and Sam and I were a team, and Karen gets a CHARACTER card. You have to pretend to be someone famous, and you can TALK but you can’t say NAMES or places. For example, my mom pulled this kind of card, and she said something like... “I am wearing my underpants! I am dancing around the house with an air guitar! I am short and sexually indiscriminate!” And daddy knew instantly that it was Tom Cruise (In this case, a specific Tom, the one in Risky Business, before the Oprah Bouncing).

SO Karen got a card, and I am going to TELL YOU HER CLUES, and you, in the comments, guess who she is being. You do not have to get it right. Because that, I posit, is not possible. All you have to do is GUESS. You can guess it is WILLIAM SHATNER if you are stumped, I will absolutely accept that as reasonable. I will then roll a virtual dice program that I have that makes the virtual dice have as many sides as you tell them to have, and if your number comes up, you win a box of V-day chocolates and signed copy of
BETWEEN, GEORGIA hardback first ed, because I have ONE left that is not stored neatly in a case.

READY? OKAY! Here is how the round went.

Karen: Oh, I don’t know who this is. Crap. CRAP! Yes, wait, maybe I do. Okay! I am a big animal and I am green! I have one eye! I am a big green animal with one eye and I am on Broadway. Or I was.

Me and Sam: *crickets*

Karen: (Exasperated) OH COME ON! I am a big green animal! With ONE EYE!

My dad: *sotto voce* Karen. Psst. Actually it is two eyes.

Karen: I have TWO EYES! I AM ON BROADWAY!

Me and Sam: *giggling crickets*

Maisy: TIMES UP!

Okay so, see if you can do better. Best guess in the comments, random drawing for winner, and you do NOT have to be right. BECAUSE COME ON, what are the chances you will be right? I have two eyes? I am on Broadway? It could be anyone. Except possibly Schubert.

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Posted by joshilyn at February 9, 2009 7:06 AM
Comments

The Grinch? Was that ever on Broadway? That's my best guess, anyway...

Posted by: Jen A at February 9, 2009 7:55 AM

Shrek? Wasn't that made into a musical?

Posted by: Becky at February 9, 2009 8:10 AM

I was going to say Shrek too. ;)

Posted by: Marla at February 9, 2009 8:11 AM

Hmmm, gotta be Shrek

Posted by: Cristin at February 9, 2009 8:16 AM

Um, I was going to say one of the characters from Avenue Q, but can't remember his name. So I am going to go with Snuffleupagus, the Sesame Street character.

Posted by: Haley at February 9, 2009 8:23 AM

With the one eye comment I was wondering if Monsters Inc had been on Broadway. I was going to guess Mike. But, 2 eyes totally changes that. It could be Oscar from Sesame Street but he is another monster/muppet. In light of these things, and the fact I must return to doing actual work I will have to say William Shatner.

BTW, Cranium WOW ROCKS!!!

Posted by: heidi at February 9, 2009 8:32 AM

Mike Wazowski! That was going to be my guess, too. But I also have no idea whether Monsters, Inc. has ever been on Broadway. Sometimes I get Broadway confused with Disney World.

Posted by: Badger at February 9, 2009 8:34 AM

Shrek! I'm pretty darn sure it's Shrek.

Posted by: Carrie (in MN) at February 9, 2009 8:42 AM

Did Pete's Dragon ever make it to Broadway?

Oh, I know! How about the plant in Little Shop of Horrors??? Did it have any eyes? On Broadway?

No clue.

Posted by: Jen at February 9, 2009 8:50 AM

I'm going to have to go with Shrek too.

Posted by: heather at February 9, 2009 8:52 AM

Oscar the Grouch? William Shatner? I have no good ideas.

Posted by: Redzils at February 9, 2009 8:52 AM

Well obviously it's William Shatner.

Posted by: Tuli at February 9, 2009 8:55 AM

Peter Pan. Because I don't want to guess Shrek or Mike and he made the most sense, otherwise.

Posted by: Chrissy Bodin at February 9, 2009 9:04 AM

I was going to guess the plant from Little Shop of Horrors as well. Feed me Seymour!

Posted by: Chris at February 9, 2009 9:06 AM

Must be William Shatner.

Posted by: Sandy at February 9, 2009 9:07 AM

The Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba)...since Wicked is the BEST Broadway MUSICAL EVER!

Posted by: Jen at February 9, 2009 9:08 AM

Should she have said, "I am a big, green monster and Joshylin is my ass."

Posted by: Hot for Karen at February 9, 2009 9:13 AM

Puff the magic dragon?

Posted by: Mit at February 9, 2009 9:20 AM

I cannot resist voting for Audry II from LSofH--"I'm a big green mutha from outta space and I'm bad, whoo!". Can't go wrong with that, right?

Posted by: Jen at February 9, 2009 9:38 AM

Godzilla. Yes, I can totally see Godzilla prancing around on stage in a Broadway production. So there's my guess.

WandaV

Posted by: Wanda Vaughn at February 9, 2009 9:54 AM

Showing my age here... first thing that came to my mind was Cecil the Seasick Seaserpent. That's gotta be wrong.

Posted by: Julie G. at February 9, 2009 10:04 AM

Shrek is what comes to mind...I am pretty sure they made a musical of it.

Posted by: kristen de haan at February 9, 2009 10:04 AM

My first thought was Mike, from Monsters, Inc., too. Then maybe Shrek.

Posted by: Jill at February 9, 2009 10:07 AM

A big green monster with two eyes who used to be on Broadway? Come on people. It's Tommy Tune! (and don't tell me he's not a character. He is TOO)

Posted by: Aimee at February 9, 2009 10:14 AM

The one eye/two eye thing is throwing me off. I would say Shrek, but Shrek pretty clearly has two eyes...so who is green and confuses you about the number of eyes he has?

Maybe its secretly Leonard Nimoy. Or Kermit The Frog.

Posted by: Megan at February 9, 2009 10:24 AM

Matthew Broderick!

Posted by: Cathy at February 9, 2009 10:25 AM

Great post!! I'm laughing into my coffee over here. I too was going with Mike the Eye with the one eye line, but then two eyes... Shrek I guess, though down here in Alabama I'm not always "up" on what shows have made it to Broadway LOL

Posted by: Michelle at February 9, 2009 10:30 AM

The Incredible Hulk.

Never been on Broadway -- but he is green and an animal. She never said "monster."

But since I don't have to be right....

Posted by: Patricia at February 9, 2009 10:31 AM

Umm ......... Kermit? Wait, he's not big .... and he's not technically a monster.... oh, well, that's my guess. This is my only chance to score some Valentine's Day loot (*sob*), so I'm going with Kermit.

Posted by: RockyCat at February 9, 2009 10:33 AM

Uh, that would be Shrek, O Best Beloved...except for the one-eye thing, which is clearly intended to sabotage your neurons. The Broadway version even has feisty Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona. :)

Posted by: JMyersbook at February 9, 2009 10:34 AM

Uh, Jealous Elmo?

Posted by: Tammy at February 9, 2009 10:39 AM

sammy davis jr.

Posted by: dramamama at February 9, 2009 10:40 AM

Shrek, because even with the one eye, Mike from Monsters, Inc. wasn't ever really big.

Posted by: Sabra at February 9, 2009 10:48 AM

I was going with Mike, from Monsters Inc, but that can't be right now that we've established two eyes.

Posted by: Lisa Milton at February 9, 2009 10:56 AM

Shrek. And I'm LLLLLLOOOOVVVVVVVING Sin in the Second City. Can't wait for the next one.

Posted by: ebethnyc at February 9, 2009 10:58 AM

It's Shrek, but I like the jealous Elmo comment. Hee!

Posted by: Kathy at February 9, 2009 10:59 AM

Kermit the Frog is the only green thing that comes to my mind, but I don't believe he's made it to Broadway (yet).

Posted by: Mary Craig Puntney at February 9, 2009 11:10 AM

I say it's BARNEY!!!! Oh wait! He's big. He's purple. He's a dinosaur. He was never on Broadway. Oh um Sorry.. but HE DOES have two eyes.

Posted by: Trace at February 9, 2009 11:15 AM

I have to go with Shrek too...but after your guess the song contest, I suspect that's too obvious.

Posted by: Katie at February 9, 2009 11:17 AM

I'm going to have to go with Tim Curry on this one. Though I'm not sure if he did the Rocky Horror Show on Broadway, the rest totally fits!

Posted by: JackieG at February 9, 2009 11:19 AM

Lou Ferrigno!

Not (always) green, probably never on Broadway, but definitely two eyes!

Score!

Posted by: Sarah S. at February 9, 2009 11:30 AM

At first I thought Shrek, too, but now I don't think it's Shrek because that's wayyy too new to theatre (can't rem if it's Broadway or Off-Broadway) and I don't think Karen would know it's on Broadway but not know the movie. That seems backward.

SO. My guess is something from Seussical? Gertrude?

Posted by: Jess at February 9, 2009 11:36 AM

I'm gonna say "The Cat in the Hat" or anything Dr. Seussish.

Posted by: Roxanne at February 9, 2009 11:45 AM

Well I have NO CLUE but since i don't have to answer correctly I am going to answer who I think is the answer to everything... Dr Gregory House :)

Posted by: Christine at February 9, 2009 11:45 AM

Yes, I immediately thought of Audrey (Audry?) Frem Little Shop Around the corner.

Posted by: hollygee at February 9, 2009 12:00 PM

Well, the first thing that came to mind was Barney, but he has two eyes and only his belly is green. And how could anyone not know who Barney is?

But that last is the problem with Shrek, too. I've never seen a Shrek movie, but who can escape knowing who he is?

That's why I think it has to be a person, so I'll go with William Shatner. :) I think I might actually pay real money to see William Shatner on Broadway...maybe in Rent.

Posted by: Beth at February 9, 2009 12:05 PM

Obviously William Shatner played Shrek in the musical on Broadway (http://www.broadway.com/Shrek-The-Musical/broadway_show/559922). Well, that's my answer anyway.

Posted by: CariAnne at February 9, 2009 12:17 PM

There is a play called, "Frogs". It is the first play I saw my friend acting in in his hometown theater. But, I will have to go with Shrek, she probably was confusing an ogre with a cyclops!

Posted by: Karen at February 9, 2009 12:30 PM

I am going to say The Wicked Witch because I loved Wicked and she was green and had two eyes (though I know it is probably wrong, it won't be wronger than William Shatner, right?).

Posted by: Em at February 9, 2009 12:33 PM

Shrek. As performed by William Shatner.

Posted by: Stephanie at February 9, 2009 12:39 PM

I'm gonna go with Frog and/or Toad.

Posted by: Melisa at February 9, 2009 1:03 PM

Wasn't there a Shrek on Broadway? Yes I just googled it.

Thats my guess.

Posted by: Julie at February 9, 2009 1:13 PM

Is it George W. Bush (Wil Farrell)? Haha!

Seriously though...

Everyone stole my answer! I was going to say Ogre/Shrek.

Posted by: Sheryl at February 9, 2009 1:18 PM

Haha well I thought Mike W. from Monsters Inc but then she had to go change the eye number and confuse me ;-)

Posted by: Heather at February 9, 2009 1:18 PM

Leonardo diCaprio? Because he's green. Although I can't work in the one eye. And I don't think he's ever been on Broadway. But I don't have any other original guesses!

Posted by: hermia at February 9, 2009 1:24 PM

Yeah, I'm going to have to go with Shrek, too, figuring that Karen thought Shrek had been made into a musical. (A logical guess, though I think it's not a correct one.)

But...wow. Cranium Wow, in fact--apparently that's how they got the name. Clearly, they played with Karen Abbott during the testing phase and were completely flummoxed.

Posted by: Erin at February 9, 2009 1:25 PM

Um. Was Peter Pan on Broadway? Maybe a gator from that? Or was it a crocodile.

This makes me think of the Baby Fish Mouth scene from When Harry Met Sally. I can't play Pictionary or anything related without thinking of it.

Posted by: Caryn Caldwell at February 9, 2009 1:29 PM

I cannot think of anything other than Shrek. I love cranium Wow and now I want to play it with my friends!

Posted by: Laura F at February 9, 2009 1:56 PM

Yep, betting on William Shatner!

Posted by: Melanie Wright at February 9, 2009 2:01 PM

Hmmmm.....bet its a Christmas Tree!

Posted by: Melanie Wright at February 9, 2009 2:03 PM

Sammy Davis, Jr.?

Posted by: Carol at February 9, 2009 2:07 PM

Big green... animal? Ummm, I'm going with Nessie, from "The Heart-warming Adventures of the Cross-Eyed Loch Ness Monster"

Posted by: ailo at February 9, 2009 2:08 PM

Shrek? I don't think they've done a musical of Monsters Inc, yet. Or maybe Oscar the Grouch from one of the big Sesame Street shows?

Posted by: Beth R at February 9, 2009 2:24 PM

Shrek?

Posted by: Melody at February 9, 2009 2:25 PM

Some animal from the Lion King? Uh, William Shatner?

Posted by: Chrissie S. at February 9, 2009 2:28 PM

My first thought was Elphalba from Wicked, but yeah...I think Shrek is right.

Posted by: Laura L at February 9, 2009 3:17 PM

Sully from Monsters Inc.???

Posted by: Linda J at February 9, 2009 3:36 PM

Shrek. But she was confusing him with Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc., who has one eye, but was not on Broadway. Though in the special features, Mike was on stage in a musical, but only in what looked like his office building, at an office party, doing a musical number called "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From, Or So Help Me".

But she was going for Shrek, who is currently on Broadway. And is green. And has two eyes.

Posted by: Genevieve at February 9, 2009 4:02 PM

No clue. I just want to win the book. :)

Posted by: hope101 at February 9, 2009 4:07 PM

It would be fun to wax metaphorical and choose a naif from some Arthur Miller or Chekov play, but I'm going to go with the obvious--Shrek. Now on to games: You'd love Bethump'd. There are language editions and historical editions and junior editions and expert editions and all involve rolling a die, answering questions, taking opponents out, etc. The questions in these games are actually very interesting and the higher your die roll, the harder the question is.
I'm particularly fond of this game because I can still beat my college boy and his girlfriend.

Posted by: JKK at February 9, 2009 4:44 PM

One of the monsters from uhmmm..."Monsters, Inc."??

Wait that's not on Broadway

The witch from "Wicked"???

Did she have one eye? Is a witch technically a human and therefore of the animal kingdom?

I'm thinking NOT since animals don't melt when doused with water.

The final clue "Two eyes and I'm on Broadway" is just way too broad.

I'm thinking the Grinch and she just imagined that he had one eye and confused that with the one lone reindeer horn on his poor puppy's head.

Posted by: Lisa at February 9, 2009 4:48 PM

I got no clue, so I'll guess William Shatner dressed as a giggling cricket.

Posted by: Michelle M. at February 9, 2009 4:59 PM

Audrey the plant from outer space -Little Shop of Horrors.....

Posted by: jean at February 9, 2009 5:11 PM

Audrey the plant from outer space -Little Shop of Horrors.....

Posted by: jean at February 9, 2009 5:11 PM

But Shrek isn't a big animal! He's an ogre! I'd have guessed him if she'd said monster, but animal? Nah.

So, instead, I'm going to guess one of the cats from Cats. Even if they're not on Broadway RIGHT NOW, they live on, right? How about Skimbleshanks, because I love that name, and because you said we could guess anything. Even though Skimbleshanks wasn't green. Nor were any of the other cats, I don't think.

I'm a terrible guesser.

Posted by: TC at February 9, 2009 5:13 PM

Kermit the Frog!?? This is fun - thanks for the chance to play along.

Posted by: Pamela L at February 9, 2009 5:38 PM

My first guess was Kermit, but then remembered that Shrek was/is on Broadway,so going to go with Shrek.

Posted by: Bridget at February 9, 2009 5:39 PM

I first thought of Kermit, but then decided maybe she was thinking of Shrek... but I don't know if either was on Broadway.

Posted by: Carol at February 9, 2009 5:48 PM

The Loch Ness Monster? An odd green cat on Cats? The Hunchback? The Phantom of the Opera with food poisoning? Frankenstein? Oh wait, how about Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc! He was green with one eye. Except we're supposed to forget the one-eyed clue. Drat. Oscar the Grouch? This IS tricky.

Posted by: Holly at February 9, 2009 5:48 PM

kermit de frog

Posted by: emily at February 9, 2009 5:49 PM

The first characters that came to mind were:
1. Barney (but he's purple so I'm not sure why I thought of him)
2. Shrek (I guess great minds who want Joshilyn Jackson's book think alike yall!)
3. Reptar from the Rugrats (haha!)

Joshilyn, PLEASE come visit somewhere-close-to-Burlington-or-Greensboro, NC!

Posted by: Dani Moore at February 9, 2009 6:24 PM

Shrek...of course.

Posted by: Elise at February 9, 2009 6:30 PM

Did anyone else just spend the last 5 minutes imagining a giant, green, one-eyed William Shatner singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" all Shatner-esque-y? What? Was that just me?

Ok, that's my official guess... a giant, green, one-eyed William Shatner.

Posted by: Tina at February 9, 2009 7:38 PM

Gotta be Shrek...or maybe Jeremy Piven. (Does mercury poisoning make you green...you know, as you're tossing your seafood cookies, maybe?)

Posted by: Charmi at February 9, 2009 8:03 PM

I'm putting my money on Shrek!

Posted by: Berni at February 9, 2009 8:10 PM

I have to jump on the Shrek bandwagon.

Posted by: Kim at February 9, 2009 8:19 PM

PLEASSSSSE tell us the answer!!!!!!!

Posted by: jean at February 9, 2009 8:32 PM

I know other people have said Shrek, but that's what came to my mind, too, so I'm going with that.

Posted by: Leandra at February 9, 2009 8:39 PM

Definitely Shrek, and that is before I saw others' comments.

Posted by: Jen at February 9, 2009 8:44 PM

Shrek. Definitely.

Posted by: Katrina Stonoff at February 9, 2009 8:45 PM

I too think the Grinch, like maybe he was part of Seussical the Musical. Or someone from that, anyway.

Posted by: Allison at February 9, 2009 9:02 PM

I vote Shrek!

Posted by: Kris at February 9, 2009 9:07 PM

I'm going with Leonard Nimoy, but I really thought it was Shrek.

Posted by: Kaye at February 9, 2009 9:34 PM

Kermit the Frog as viewed from very close up?

In other news, if you google for "big green animal broadway," this post is the top hit.

Posted by: Marleigh at February 9, 2009 9:34 PM

Marleigh,
Did you really google for "big green animal broadway"?

OK Who else has done that?

Posted by: jean at February 9, 2009 9:51 PM

Shrek?
(Though I have NO CLUE if this is on Broadway..)

Posted by: Jabberwocky at February 9, 2009 9:58 PM

I can't decide between shrek and Jabba the Hut.

Posted by: elizabethtxandnyc at February 9, 2009 10:06 PM

Hmmmm...I'm thinking maybe Shrek, although my first thought was Godzilla, for some reason. I'm pretty sure everyone knows Godzilla had two eyes, though. And maybe he wasn't on Broadway.

Posted by: jess at February 9, 2009 10:12 PM

Shrek

Posted by: Kimberly at February 9, 2009 10:37 PM

Obviously it's Elphaba from Wicked. I mean,right?

Posted by: Miss Monky at February 9, 2009 11:55 PM

Shrek. Except I think your friend Karen was right the first time with the one eye thing. In that case, it was a green Sleepy Willy (or, as my sister refers to him, "One-Eyed Willy"). WoW's been on Broadway, right?

Posted by: Jujube at February 10, 2009 12:24 AM

My guess is Shrek. and I LOVE all Cranium games. Zooreeka is a great one to play with the kids!

Posted by: Rene at February 10, 2009 1:06 AM

Audrey II? (From Little Shop of Horrors.) Or perhaps Rush Limbaugh. Just because.

Posted by: Laura Hansen at February 10, 2009 1:41 AM

I'm gonna make two guesses. My first guess is Shrek. I know he wasn't on Broadway, but I'm thinking she thought he was. My second guess goes with the Broadway part, is Elpha....oh, wait. An animal. So I'll just go with Shrek.

Boy, have a contest and the comments sure come out of the woodwork. Like crickets.

Posted by: Laume at February 10, 2009 2:43 AM

I know it's the crowd favorite already, but I'm going to have to go with Shrek, too. That was my immediate guess. :)

Posted by: thisgirlremembers at February 10, 2009 3:06 AM

The witch from "Wicked"? Shrek? Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors"?

All are pretty large, green and have eyes...I think.

I've never played Cranium Wow, but it sounds like a blast. :)

Posted by: Kim at February 10, 2009 3:35 AM

It's no longer Monday, so I don't know if this is eligible (but I can't help that I checked your blog BEFORE you posted yesterday!).

I'm going with Oscar the Grouch. Though I don't know if he's in that "Avenue Q" or whatever it's called on Broadway . . .

Posted by: Brigitte at February 10, 2009 5:07 AM

Green, two eyes and one Broadway made me think of Shrek. I'm not sure if ogres classify as animals, but they're not human either so..

Posted by: Saskia at February 10, 2009 6:26 AM

DENNY CRANE

Posted by: Jody at February 10, 2009 8:28 AM

I'm going with Barney because if Karen can be wrong about the number of eyes why can't she be wrong about the color and he was on Broadway. Oh wait, she could be wrong about that too.

Posted by: JenTobin at February 10, 2009 8:47 AM

Ok, I don't have a clue if he was on Broadway or not, and um...not sure if he has one or two eyes, but what the hay -- how bout Gumby???? No one guessed Gumby??

Wasn't he green?

Posted by: Teri at February 10, 2009 12:11 PM

when you (ahem) randomly choose the winner PLEASE make it 'jealous elmo' because that made me laugh out loud- and I would not have thought that possible today...

Posted by: Laura at February 10, 2009 12:27 PM

Yeah, Shrek. Or Puff the Magic Dragon, although I'm not sure they ever specified that Puff was green. And wouldn't you seem even more magical if you WEREN'T a green dragon? Like if you were sparkly pink or purple with swirls or something?... Now I really wish it WERE Puff the Magic Dragon.

But I'm pretty sure it's Shrek. (Shrek the Magic Ogre?)

and also, for excellent games you absolutely have to check out Quelf (http://www.wiggitybang.com/quelf/index.html)

Posted by: Femtastic at February 10, 2009 1:50 PM

I don't know who played "The Phantom of the Opera," but that is my guess. "Phantom" was on Broadway for years, decades maybe, and if it is true that her clues have nothing to do with the actual identity, then maybe I will get it right!

I agree with Laura, tho, "jealous Elmo" is prize-worthy.

And thanks for the pic of Schubert and Boggart; Schubert looks appropriately baleful. His hair seems to have grown out from the walrus-sausage days. He has a lovely coat.

If he were holding Lawn Fork in a vaguely threatening manner, it would be THE pic of ALL pics in my book.

Posted by: Jennifer at February 10, 2009 1:59 PM

Shrek

Posted by: pam at February 10, 2009 2:13 PM

Poor Karen. She probably just read the card wrong. Maybe it was something like Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal) and she read Shrek.

Posted by: Elsie at February 10, 2009 2:45 PM

Oh I was going to say Shrek too. Unless Puff the Magic Dragon made some kind of comeback :)

Posted by: Amanda at February 10, 2009 2:48 PM

I too vote for Shrek...didn't Shrek go to Broadway pretty recently? Although that is probably not how I would have thought to describe him...

Posted by: Emily Colin at February 10, 2009 3:08 PM

Oscar the grouch?

Posted by: nik at February 10, 2009 3:20 PM

Clearly it's Mama Rose. SO. OBVIOUS.

Posted by: sara at February 10, 2009 3:27 PM

My guess: Not Schubert.

Posted by: purrmah at February 10, 2009 3:28 PM

Hi - back again - I just had to add - it reminds me of the time we were playing Pictionary. William was .... oh, ten at the time? And he started drawing this.... fountain? water? A hole? Oil hole? .... this went on until finally time was up and he said he was trying to get us to guess "Old Yeller". We just all blinked and then I got it - he thought "Old Yeller" the dog was "Old Faithful" in YELLOWstone.

Posted by: Laume at February 10, 2009 6:19 PM

I LOVE the Cranium games, but tend to be surrounded by spoil-sport adults who hate to play. I'm going to say Shrek, too, but if that's not it, how about William Shatner humming The Eye of the Tiger for the third time while everyone on his team guesses a different song?

Posted by: Cindy Ericsson at February 10, 2009 8:53 PM

I thought of the one-eyed monster from Monsters, Inc. But, I'm pretty sure that was never on Broadway and it turns out that this animal has two eyes. My second guess is Shrek, but I think that that is still on Broadway...

Posted by: Sarah at February 10, 2009 9:00 PM

I am going to say the Philly Fanatic. :)

Posted by: Molly at February 10, 2009 10:19 PM

Since Karen is a recent transplant to the area near Broadway, could she also be wrong about it being on Broadway? Maybe off-off-Broadway, some show nobody's ever heard about but she sees the ads ALL the time cause she LIVEs there?

ok, I guess Puff the Magic Dragon.

Posted by: Patti at February 10, 2009 11:20 PM

I was gonna say Kermit, then I saw some others way down who said The Old Frog. I'm sticking with it, tho... as Kermit the Frog, the Macy's Day balloon floating down Broadway. I did Google that as an answer, just for kicks, after I thought of it. It is TOTALLY THERE. I LOL'd at DENNY CRANE, tho. THAT was a HOOT, that's what that was.

Posted by: zobabe at February 11, 2009 12:14 AM

I'm going to throw my proverbial chapeau into the ring with "Audry II" and be glad this isn't based on the correct answer. you know, just in case. because it's much easier to lose at the whim of fickle Lady Luck than by because I'm wrong. I always say. Well, ok, not always. Just this time. ahem. shuffleshuffle.

Posted by: Teri M. at February 11, 2009 1:18 AM