Party on, Dudes! It’s a Trivia Quiz that will take you on an Excellent Adventure.

Julie Medina

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Bill and Ted are two high school buddies starting a band and failing history. A failing grade in history will mean military school for Ted. Rufus, a traveler from the future comes to their aid. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted have an excellent adventure. And so can you! Just take this trivia quiz and remember to … Party on, Dude!

What is the name of the actor who plays Ted?

Keanu Reeves gained fame as Ted Logan in the Bill and Ted franchise. His career took off from there with action thrillers Point Break and Speed as well as the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix. He has also appeared in dramatic films such as Dangerous Liaisons, My Own Private Idaho, and Little Buddha, as well as the romantic horror Bram Stoker's Dracula as well as other movies.

What is the name of the actor who plays Bill?

Alexander Bill Preston is played by Ross "Alex" Winter, an actor, film director and screenwriter. Besides, the Bill & Ted's Franchise he is also well known for his role as Marko in the 1987 vampire film The Lost Boys, and for co-writing, co-directing and starring in the 1993 film Freaked.

What actor portrayed Rufus?

George Carlin played Rufus, who is tasked by the leaders to travel back to San Dimas, California, using a time machine disguised as a telephone booth to ensure that Bill and Ted get a good grade in their final history oral report and allow them to pass the class. George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

Who plans to send Ted to military academy if he doesn’t pass history class?

Hal Langdon portrays Ted’s father, (Police Captain John Logan) who plans to send Ted to military academy in Alaska if he doesn’t pass history class. Hal Landon Jr. is an actor, known for The Artist, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Eraserhead. Every year since 1980 he has appeared in "A Christmas Carol" at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Orange County, California, where he has played Ebeneezer Scrooge.

What is the name of Ted’s brother?

Ted and Bill leave Napoleon with Ted's younger brother, Deacon (Frazier Bain), and start traveling through time. Later, Ted finds Deacon had ditched Napoleon out of embarrassment. Frazier Bain who plays Deacon is known for his work on Pawnography (2014), Man vs Vegas (2005) and Big Brother (2000).

Both Bill and Ted travel to London, 1416. What happens there?

Bill and Ted visit London in 1461 where they become infatuated with Princesses Elizabeth (Kimberley Kates) and Joanna (Diane Franklin). Kimberly Kates has appeared in over 40 television shows and movies prior to becoming a full-time film producer and the Chairperson/CEO of Big Screen Entertainment Group. Diane Franklin is best known for her role as Monique in the 1985 comedy film Better Off Dead. Other well-known parts include The Last American Virgin and the horror film Amityville II: The Possession. Television roles include Bay City Blues, Matlock, and Freddy's Nightmares.

What is the history assignment that will count toward their final grade?

When Bill reads the assignment to Ted, he says, "Express to the class how an important historical figure from each of your time periods would view the world of San Dimas, 1988." His lips are actually saying, "San Dimas, 1987" and the "1988" was dubbed later because of a delay in the movie's release.

Who do Bill and Ted pick up in the phone booth/time machine?

In the original script, the time machine was a 1969 Chevy Van, but the filmmakers thought that it would be a rip-off of Back to the Future (1985). So, they changed it to a phone booth (apparently unconcerned that Doctor Who (1963) uses a police telephone box as its time machine). Also, when they used the van, Bill and Ted picked up more historical figures than they did in the final film.

Although Ted has his own problems with grades, what problem does Bill have?

Bill has a crush on his father's new wife who is barely older than himself. She was a senior when he was a freshman in high school. During the report at the end, Bill mentions that he has an Oedipus Complex. This is a term first used by Freud to describe a child's desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex. This is a reference to Bill's confused sexual desire over his new stepmom, Missy.

According to Rufus, why is it so important for Bill and Ted to pass history?

In Futuristic City, 2688, humanity exists as a utopian society due to the inspiration of the music and wisdom of the Two Great Ones: Alex Winter and Ted "Theodore" Logan. Rufus is tasked by the leaders to travel back to San Dimas, California, in 1988 using a time machine disguised as a telephone booth to ensure that Bill and Ted pass the history class. George Carlin who portrays Rufus, is a wise man himself. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians: One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

What is the name of Bill and Ted’s band?

Maybe the movie really did predict the future as Keanu Reeves who plays Ted, is also a musician who plays bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. Bill and Ted’s agree that they need Van Halen to be part of the band in order to have a triumphant video. After the film was released, he jokingly said he would have joined their band if they had asked.

Who said this to Ted? “It seems to me the only thing you've learned is that Caesar is a "salad dressing dude."

Mr. Ryan says this in frustration to Ted, imitating Ted’s voice and manner. Bernie Casey is an American actor and retired professional football player. Casey has starred in such movies Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Brian's Song, Sharky's Machine, The James Bond Film Never Say Never Again, Revenge of the Nerds, Spies Like Us and many more. In 1979 he starred as widower Mike Harris in the NBC television series Harris and Company, the first weekly American TV drama series centered on a black family, as well as other TV roles.

Who answered Mr. Ryan? Mr. Ryan: “Who is Joan of Arc?” “Noah’s wife?”

Ted answered Mr. Ryan’s question incorrectly. This is just one gem of many. The characters of Bill and Ted were developed in a stand-up act in which the characters would discuss current events without knowing what they were talking about. Originally there was a third character named Bob, but the comedian who played him lost interest after a few performances.

Who pigs out on a Neapolitan sundae?

Napoleon "pigs out" on a Neapolitan sundae at Ziggy Piggy's that he refers to as "La glacé". Even though there are similarities between the ice cream and his name, the dessert originated from Naples, Italy. Historically, Napoleon Bonaparte did in fact have a fondness for ice cream when he arrived in Italy.

What food does Ted use to lure Genghis khan into the phone booth?

The Twinkie is an icon in this cult-classic movie Although the film is PG, almost no cursing is heard in it, except for one quick spot that can easily be missed, and it's a whopper of a curse. At the end of the scene where Ted is enticing Genghis Khan into the phone booth with the Twinkie, right after Genghis walks off screen, you hear him yell, "You mother fucker" (with the last word sounding muffled).

What award does Napoleon receive at Ziggy Piggy?

Napoleon was honored to receive the award. The "Ziggy Pig" dish in the ice-cream restaurant is a reference to a comic book character put out by Timely Comics (later Marvel) during World War II. By the time this movie was made, it and its image (which appears on the badge they place on Napoleon's chest) were public domain. The award itself is based on the ribbon that could be won at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor restaurants upon completion of their "Pig Trough," a double-sized banana split. Farrell's was a large restaurant chain in the 1970s, but few remained by 1988.

Who is Bill and Ted talking to? Bill: So-kratz, "The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing".%0DTed: That's us, dude.

Bill and Ted are speaking to Socrates, who also said, “The unexamined life is not worth living,” among many others notable quotes. Ted's "philosophy" to Socrates, "All we are is dust in the wind, dude", is a line from "Dust in the Wind" by 'Kansas". Socrates was impressed and contemplated that line.

Bill and Ted don’t trust Rufus at first, and refuse to travel in the time machine. What convinces them?

Rufus arrives in the time machine. The two are distrustful until the time machine arrives again nearby, out from which step future versions of Bill and Ted. They prove to their younger selves that they are really them and that they should trust Rufus. They privately ask Rufus a question and then depart. The younger versions of Bill and Ted accept Rufus' offer to take them into the past.

Who says this before they close the door to the telephone booth/time machine? “Gentlemen... we're history.

Just before time-traveling for the first time, Rufus puts on his sunglasses and says, “ Gentlemen... we're history.” The phone booth time machine in the film was given away as a contest prize in Nintendo Power magazine, as the magazine was promoting a then-new Bill and Ted game for the NES.

How does the telephone/time machine get damaged?

The teens anger the princesses' father, who orders their beheading, but they are rescued by Billy and Socrates. They are forced to leave without the princesses and, in the escape, the telephone booth is damaged by the guards. Ted almost died in that situation. For years, Keanu Reeves lamented that his epitaph would be "Here lies Keanu Reeves. He played Ted."

How do Bill and Ted learn about their future?

Dialing a random number, they land in the Utopian future, where Bill and Ted are amazed by the music playing and that the citizens worship them. They meet the three most important people in the world but need to leave to complete their history report. Rufus never introduces himself to Bill or Ted. The future Bill and Ted introduce him to their past selves at the Circle K.

Who asks this question? “Excuse me. When did the Mongols rule China?”%0DLady at the Circle K: “I don't know. I just work here.”

A library rather than a Circle K might have been a better place for Ted to ask that question. Although Ted got his question about Marco Polo answered by a lady in a car. In which Bill responds, “It's not just a water sport, I knew it!” In the movie, The Circle K is in San Dimas at the corner of Walnut and Bonita Ave. The scenes at the convenience store were at least partially filmed at the Circle K at the northwest corner of Southern and Hardy in Tempe, Arizona.

Who else did they pick up in the time machine for extra credit?

They start collecting more historical figures for extra credit, including Sigmund Freud (Rod Loomis) in Vienna, 1901, Ludwig van Beethoven (Clifford David) in Vienna, 1809, Joan of Arc (Jane Wiedlin) in Orléans, 1429, Genghis Khan (Al Leong) in Mongolia, 1209, and Abraham Lincoln (Robert V. Barron) in Washington, D.C. in 1863. Having run out of room in the phone booth, Bill and Ted finally discover the time machine is damaged.

Who says this after he sees his friend be killed by a medieval solider? “Bogus. Heinous. Most non-triumphant. Ah, … don't be dead, dude.”

Ted is the dude who gets "killed". And Bill grieves in a most interesting way with words. Bill, portrayed by Alex Winter, claimed that he gets two different letters from teachers - positive ones from history teachers for encouraging children to learn about history and the figures, and negative ones from English teachers for affecting the way students speak.

What do Bill and Ted do with the other historical figures while they look for the missing Napoleon?

They leave the other historical figures at the local mall to experience San Dimas while they look for Napoleon, finding him at the water slide park "Waterloop", the name based on the Napoleon's famous battle of "Waterloo". They discover the historical figures had caused trouble and have been arrested by Captain Logan. They figure out how they can use the time machine to set up an event at the police station to allow them to free the historical figures without getting caught.

When Bill and Ted ask Missy to help them out and let the historical figures stay with her, what does Missy say?

Once all the historical figures are gathered, Ted and Bill decide the keep the group at Bill house until the presentation. After introducing them with fake names to Bill's mother, Missy insists Bill finish his chores before she will drive all of them to the high school. For the high school shots, most were filmed in and around Scottsdale, Arizona’s Coronado High School.

What happens once Ted, Bill and the historical figures get to the auditorium?

Arriving just in time, they give an impressive presentation with the help of the historical figures that receives a standing ovation. They pass their course, and return the historical figures to their proper times. For the auditorium shots, the inside of East High School auditorium was used, which was in Phoenix on 48th Street just north of Van Buren.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure goes on and on. In what other types of media could you find this story?

Two spin-off television series were produced; both were titled Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures. One was an animated series with the voices of Reeves and Winter. One was live action with no members of the original cast. DC Comics produced a tie-in comic following the plot of the first movie timed to coincide with that film's release on home video. There were also Game Boy, NES and Atari Lynx games released, which were very loosely based on the film's plot.

What other ways could you enjoy Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure?

You can watch the video or listen to the soundtrack with eating a hearty breakfast of Bill and Ted's Excellent Cereal! The successes of the film and the animated series spawned a short-lived breakfast cereal called Bill & Ted's Excellent Cereal. The film's soundtrack was released in 1989. And the film's release on home video VHS was in 1993.

There are still more ways to enjoy Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure. What are they?

You'd have to wait for Halloween to watch Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando (since 1992) and Hollywood since (1997-1999/2007). As for merchandise, you can buy t-shirts with everything from the Wyld Stallyns band logo on it, to philosophical t-shirts with “Be Excellent To Each Other” on it.

Why did the theater shows in the theme parks shut down?

Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure held annually for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood, is a show satirizing pop culture of the year. In the theatrical show Bill & Ted as the protagonists fighting villains who steal their phone booth for their own schemes. In 2013, the Hollywood version of the show was cancelled in the middle of its run following complaints of homophobic humor.

What is the name of the sequel to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was followed in 1991 by a sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. In 2010, Reeves indicated that Matheson and Solomon were working on a script for a third film, confirming in April 2011 that a draft was complete. Winter said in March 2012 that he and Reeves both liked the finished script, which revisits the two characters after the changes of the past twenty years. The current script does not feature the return of the Grim Reaper from Bogus Journey, but since actor William Sadler has expressed interest, the writers are considering ways to include the character. In August 2012, Dean Parisot (director of the sci

How was the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure received by the public and critics?

The Washington Post, Variety, New York Times and Los Angeles Times gave the film a negative review. However, the film has an 79% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 43 reviews with a consensus saying "Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are just charming, goofy, and silly enough to make this fluffy time-travel Adventure work". The box office spoke for the fans. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure grossed $40.4 million domestically on a budget of about $10 million.

What kind of recognition did the film receive?

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was selected as number 8 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Stoner Movies of All Time' in 2013. Writing in British Sunday newspaper The Observer, Tom Holland noted, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure does not tend to be rated as one of cinema's profounder treatments of the relationship between present and past. …Classicists, however, will always cherish it as the only film ever to combine the music of Van Halen with Greek philosophy. When Bill and Ted embark on their quest, what should be their first destination if not classical Athens, and who should be the very first 'historical dude' bundled into their time machine if not a bald-headed man in a sheet whom they persist in calling 'Soh-kraytz'?" The 80's will also be forever etched in our minds as the decade of the overuse of these words: "Dudes" "Excellent", "Bogus" and "Heinous".

How do Bill and Ted see Elizabeth and Joanna again after the adventure is over?

As Bill and Ted are practicing, Rufus arrives, showing he had rescued the princesses from England and introduced them to the modern world. They become part of Wyld Stallyns. Elated, Bill and Ted resume their practice with their usual ineptitude, with Rufus breaking the fourth wall and promising, "They do get better ..."

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