HeadScratcher No. 63: Saddle Up!

152511__bello_l"Was this question difficult?  Neigh!" wrote reader Jeff Hyson, one of many of you who got this week’s question right. A lot of you figured out that what links the five actresses in question is that they all costarred with horses in movies. Besides Maria Bello, pictured, in the new release Flicka, there was Elizabeth Banks in Seabiscuit, Teri Garr in the Black Stallion movies, Scarlett Johansson in The Horse Whisperer, and Elisabeth Shue in Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story.

As always, I got a bigger kick out of the wrong answers. They’re all bottle blondes, some of you suggested. (Uh, could be. Only their hairdressers know for sure.) They all costarred with actors who’ve played Batman, some said. (I suppose, though in Bello’s case, you have to go to her brief TV stint opposite George Clooney on ER to make that work.) Said others: they’ve all played strippers. (Really? Looks like I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.)

A lot of you had burrs under your saddles from all these equine films. ”Call me crazy, but why do they still make these movies?,” asked Stephanie “I hate horse movies” Clark. "Even though I’m a girl, I haven’t seen one of them," wrote Deitri Villarreal. "Do we really need a remake of everything?" asked Eliza McCall, no friend to Flicka. No, dear Eliza, we do not. And with that, we’ll send this week’s quiz to ride off into the sunset, save for a tip of the Stetson to those of you who displayed the most horse sense.

(See the names of those in the winners’ circle after the jump.)

Dave Baskind
Alexis Behan
Naimah H. Black
Quentin-Alexandre Brigaud
Andrew Campbell
Stephanie Clark
Jeff Cubbison
Leslie DesJardins
Ned Frey
Danielle Gilmore
Tianne Haines
Chris Hokanson
Will Holston
Brad Hudgins
Jeff Hyson
Lisa Jones
Kate Keyes
Darren Kumasawa
David Lankford
Craig Lee
Kerin Lou
Scot Manning
Eliza McCall
Rebecca McHugh
Rakeem McKinney
Alice Newton
John Niles
David Novero
Scott Pesner
Kryss Peterson
Nicole Raymond
Harold Reynolds
Michael Skeen
Jill Stevenson
Danna Toews
Deitri Villarreal
Jan Willemsen
Patrick A. Yearout

Thanks for playing, everyone! Come back Friday afternoon for another HeadScratcher…

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