Starina Meets Sen. Keeley: It's 'The Birdcage' Quiz!

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Starina Meets Sen. Keeley: It's 'The Birdcage' Quiz!
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About This Quiz

A remake of "La Cage Aux Folles," this envelope-pushing comedy stars Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a gay couple trying to survive a meeting with their future in-laws. If you love "The Birdcage" (and who doesn't?), give our quiz a whirl. And hey, if any of these questions stump you, we have three words of advice: Try more gum.
Albert (Nathan Lane's character) performs at the movie's eponymous drag club under what stage name?
"The people have come to see Starina," Albert resolves," and Starina will not disappoint them."
The film's main antagonist is Kevin Keeley, a conservative senator who represents which U.S. state?
Yeah, don't get this guy started on the Buckeye State's "underrated" foliage.
Which of these stage stars was NOT mentioned in Armand's pep talk to the reluctant, gum-chewing dancer?
Michael Jackson
No one gives stage directions like Armand; he name-drops Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp, Bob Fosse, Michael Kidd and Madonna. Quite a crew.
Martha Graham
Twyla Tharp


Here's a toughie. What kind of taxidermized prop appears in the Goldmans' living room during the redecoration scene?
a mounted swordfish
a stuffed pheasant
a stuffed moose head
A friend of the couple brings the beast over, ignoring Val's edict, "Don't add, just subtract."
Who was originally up for the role of Armand before Robin Williams took the role?
Steve Martin
Williams was going to play the more flamboyant Albert at first, but that all changed once Martin became unavailable.
Bill Murray
Walter Matthau
Agador Spartacus, the Colemans' maid, gets really upset when he leaves which ingredient out of his "sweet and sour peasant soup"?
"F--- the shrimp!" cries Armand, moments after slipping on the kitchen floor. (Fun fact: Williams almost burst out laughing in that scene.)
diced tomatoes


Late in the film, which character nervously says, "Don't leave me here. I don't want to be the only girl not dancing"?
Senator Keeley
Give actor Gene Hackman credit: He can really pull off hot pink lipstick.
OK, let's test your Broadway mettle. What hit musical was the song "I Could Have Danced All Night" written for?
"My Fair Lady"
With all due respect to Julie Andrews (Broadway's original Eliza Doolittle), "The Birdcage" cast really nailed this song.
"Funny Girl"
"Bye Bye Birdie"
Which real-life politician is called "gorgeous" during the movie's final wedding scene?
Jeb Bush
Newt Gingrich
Bob Dole
A native of Kansas, Bob Dole spent more than 27 years in the U.S. Senate and (unsuccessfully) challenged Bill Clinton for the presidency in 1996.


Finish This Quote: Before the big dinner, Agador Spartacus says, "I never wear shoes because __________."
"my toes should be free"
"they make me fall down"
Given that poor Agador does a faceplant en route to the front door, maybe Val should've let him go barefoot.
"I look better in sandals"
You Got:
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