QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Fred Norris?

Test your Stern Show smarts out on this quiz all about the sound effects extraordinaire

July 7, 2017

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 35 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)!

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  • 1. In 1993, Fred legally changed his name, giving himself what new first name?

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    • Franz

    • Hank

    • Eric

    • Howard

  • 2. What did Fred once admit to buying his mom as a gift for Mother’s Day?

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      Book of the Month Club membership

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      A cactus plant

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      Cookie Puss ice cream cake

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      A framed photograph of himself

  • 3. Fred’s mother and father both emigrated to the U.S. from what Eastern European country?

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      Poland

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      Estonia

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      Lithuania

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      Latvia

  • 4. What New England state was Fred primarily raised in?

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      Connecticut

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      Maine

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      Rhode Island

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      Vermont

  • 5. Howard first met Fred in 1979 while the two were working together at which radio station?

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    • DC 101

    • WCCC – Hartford

    • WWWW – Detroit

    • WNBC – New York

  • 6. Fred can be seen playing a meter maid in which ’90s teen movie?

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      “The Faculty”

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      “Cruel Intentions”

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      “She’s All That”

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      “10 Things I Hate About You”

  • 7. 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?’

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    • Abby

    • Allison

    • Anne

    • Alexa

  • 8. Who wound up in the hospital after a wild night out for Fred’s bachelor party in 1994?

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      Gary Dell’Abate

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      Robin Quivers

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      Fred Norris

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      Beetlejuice

  • 9. What TV crime procedural series did Fred cameo on, playing head shop owner Leon?

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    • “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

    • “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

    • “Castle”

    • “Blue Bloods”

  • 10. Though Fred is a proven trivia whiz, in 2000 he lost in a game of Rock and Roll trivia to which Wack Packer?

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      Fred the Elephant Boy

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      John the Stutterer

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      Eric the Actor

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      Angry Alice

  • 11. What daytime talk show did Fred quickly appear on, reacting to the cold weather while walking by the show’s sidewalk live cam?

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    • “The View”

    • “The Rachael Ray Show”

    • “The Wendy Williams Show”

    • “Live With Kelly”

  • 12. Fill in the missing lyrics from Fred Norris’s former Stern Show theme music: “He’s a Fred, he’s _________ Fred!”

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    • Magical

    • Talented

    • Wonderful

    • Magnificent

  • 13. 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?

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      Jon Bon Jovi

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      Natalie Maines

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      Lady Gaga

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      Adam Levine

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