Compete in 'The World Series of Pop Culture' and win $250,000

Did you catch The World Series of Pop Culture, which ran as a limited series on VH1 last July? I thought it was a fun show to watch, even though I’d heard many of the trivia questions already. That’s because, before the series debuted, there was an exhibition round in which several media outlets fielded teams. (The show is a joint venture of VH1 and Entertainment Weekly, but those of us on Team PopWatch did not know the questions before we competed.) The regular questions were moderately tough, but the tiebreaker questions were intense — I had to list all the Martin Scorsese movies that had starred Robert De Niro, which was sorta hard, and Mike Slezak had to name every celeb who had ever competed on Dancing With the Stars, which would have been rough for anyone other than Slezak. We won, which was very gratifying, as I got to take home a large bag stuffed with feminine health and beauty products.

Imagine how much more fun it would be for you to compete, dear readers, since unlike me, you’d get to appear on TV and compete for a grand prize of $250,000 instead of shampoo. Now’s your chance; VH1 is about to start casting the second annual World Series of Pop Culture. Click here for the details of how your three-person team can audition. If you can name the goldfish who was Arnold’s pet on Diff’rent Strokes or recite the lyrics to "Baby Got Back," and you have two friends who can do the same, I urge you to enter.


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  • Stephanie Travitsky

    The answer to the Diff’rent Strokes question is Abraham, and he was a black goldfish. Lamont was Rudy Huxtable’s goldfish on the Cosby Show.

  • Ep Sato

    Why no auditions In DC? Always dissin’ the capital city.

  • Ep Sato

    Oh, and for the record:
    So your girlfriend rolls a honda, playing workout tapes by Fonda. But Fonda ain’t got a motor in the back of her honda my anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun.
    What famous cartoon character sang those lines?

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Peter Lowenbrau Griffin from The Family Guy. But I thought “U Can’t Touch Me (U Can’t Touch This)” was a bit funnier.

  • Phil

    Hahaha My friend actually signed us up last week, and I’m filling out the application as we speak. I honestly had no idea about the money prize til they asked a question about it towards the end of application! I can get paid for knowing pointless nuggets of Pop Culture knowledge?!

  • Ep Sato

    Pete sings it too? My answer was “Beavis during a Bon Jovi video”, but I lose points for not knowing that my own question had multiple answers.
    maybe it’s for the better that these open casting calls aren’t in DC…

  • Tom Brazelton

    I auditioned for this show in Chicago last year with my friends and we made it to the interview round. We weren’t called back, unfortunately.
    We were a little annoyed by the ease of the questions being asked in the competition versus what was asked in the first round elimination quiz of the edition. In the quiz, we were asked what Dr. Huxtable’s nickname was in college. On the show, they asked who the oldest Huxtable child was. Please!
    I understand that the show exists primarily to make good television, but I hope the producers refrain from casting too many California poseurs like they did last season. I wanted to punch out nearly all of their Botoxed faces!
    In my opinion, teams were either split into groups of elitist industry jerks or tape-around-the-bridge-of-the-horn-rim-glasses nerds. What’s wrong with introducing the audience to REGULAR people who don’t fit into your stereotype and just so happen to have encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture?
    Of course, I could be a little biased.

  • nick

    i sent in the form from vh1.com but didnt get a call back….are they supposed to just call???

  • Michelle

    Nick,
    They will send you an email with the questionaire you need to fill out and email back, then they will email with your time and date of your tryout.

  • worldofpopc

    Love the show? Love the blog! Count down to the new season of VH1’s World Series of Pop Culture with the ultimate pop junkie blog, http://www.worldofpop.com.
    Chat with other shameless trivia know-it-alls, find all the best games, and duke it out over which team will go all the way.
    Prizes. Pop. Play. It’s VH1’s World of Pop at worldofpop.com.

  • worldofpopc

    Love the show? Love the blog! Count down to the new season of VH1’s World Series of Pop Culture with the ultimate pop junkie blog, http://www.worldofpop.com.
    Chat with other shameless trivia know-it-alls, find all the best games, and duke it out over which team will go all the way.
    Prizes. Pop. Play. It’s VH1’s World of Pop at worldofpop.com.

  • Peter

    Season 2 of World Series of Pop begins July 9 on VH1! This season you have the chance to play for $2,500 each night online at WorldOfPop.com in the Triviadome. On the final night, there will be an “Ultra Triviadome” competition with a $10,000 prize – and if you’ve been watching the show you’ll know the answers!
    Check out VH1’s World of Pop at WorldOfPop.com today!

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  • Tallen

    You need to have new auditions for 2008! any try outs on Ohio would be very convenient for us!

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