QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Fred Norris?
Test your Stern Show smarts out on this quiz all about the sound effects extraordinaireJuly 9, 2023
Anyone who listens to the Stern Show probably best knows Fred Norris from the perfectly-timed, side-splitting sound effects he’s been dropping on the air for over 40 years. To celebrate the audio maestro’s birthday on July 9, see how well you know Howard’s longtime sidekick and take the ultimate Fred Norris quiz (below)!
In 1993, Fred legally changed his name, giving himself what new first name?
What did Fred once admit to buying his mom as a gift for Mother’s Day?
Book of the Month Club membership
A cactus plant
Cookie Puss ice cream cake
A framed photograph of himself
Fred’s mother and father both emigrated to the U.S. from what Eastern European country?
4. What New England state was Fred primarily raised in?
Howard first met Fred in 1979 while the two were working together at which radio station?
WCCC – Hartford
WWWW – Detroit
WNBC – New York
Fred can be seen playing a meter maid in which ’90s teen movie?
“She’s All That”
“10 Things I Hate About You”
Fred was first introduced to his now wife during an on-air segment of Dial-A-Date on the Stern Show. What is her name?’
Who wound up in the hospital after a wild night out for Fred’s bachelor party in 1994?
What TV crime procedural series did Fred cameo on, playing head shop owner Leon?
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
Though Fred is a proven trivia whiz, in 2000 he lost in a game of Rock and Roll trivia to which Wack Packer?
Fred the Elephant Boy
John the Stutterer
Eric the Actor
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
What daytime talk show did Fred quickly appear on, reacting to the cold weather while walking by the show’s sidewalk live cam?
“The Rachael Ray Show”
“The Wendy Williams Show”
“Live! With regis and Kelly”
Fill in the missing lyrics from Fred’s former Stern Show theme music: “He’s a Fred, he’s _________ Fred!”
During a live in-studio performance of Pink Floyd’s song “Mother,” Fred Norris played backup guitar for what singer-songwriter and frequent Stern Show guest?
Jon Bon Jovi
In 1986, what Rolling Stones song did Fred parody so well that their record company sent the show a cease-and-desist letter?
“One Hit (“To the Body”)
“Start Me Up”
“Undercover of the Night”
Fred has been referred to as the “King” of what planet?
In an earlier incarnation of his Gary Dell’Abate impression, what would Fred Norris put in his mouth to enhance the voice?
Who was Fred a “phone-a-friend” for when they appeared on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”
Which Wack Packer has a shrine to Fred?
High Pitch Erik
Mariann from Brooklyn
With the album “Animal” under their belt, what is the name of the band Fred has fronted?