Sink Your Teeth Into Our Pop Culture Cannibalism Quiz

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Sink Your Teeth Into Our Pop Culture Cannibalism Quiz
Image: Anthony Hopkins stars as Hannibal Lecter/Credit: Phil Bray/MGM Pictures/Universal Pictures/Dino DeLaurentiis

About This Quiz

This quiz is all about people who ate people for our morbid amusement in movies, shows and songs. Hannibal Lecter, Sweeney Todd, Dr. Frank-N-Furter — the gang's all here. Now can someone pass the ribs?
Songwriter Rupert Holmes, who penned the 1979 earworm, "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" also had a Top 40 hit about cannibalism. What was it called?
Released in 1970, "Timothy" tells the story of two fictional miners who survived a cave-in. The lyrics suggest they devoured a coworker to avoid starvation.
"Head For the Hills"
Sir Anthony Hopkins wasn't the first actor to portray the cannibal serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Who beat him to the punch?
Brian Cox
Audiences got to see Cox's take on the character in "Manhunter" (1986), an adaptation of the Thomas Frank novel, "Red Dragon."
Dick Miller
Harvey Keitel
In "Treehouse of Horror V," a classic Simpsons Halloween episode, Principal Skinner turns his own students into lunchmeat. Who's the first kid to die?
Jimbo Jones
Old Skinner can't help but give the game away when he asks, "Remember me telling Jimbo Jones that I'd MAKE something of him someday?"
Üter Zörker
Ralph Wiggum


How does the evil Dr. Frank-N-Furter kill Eddie (Meat Loaf's character) before serving his corpse for dinner in 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?
with poison
with a pickaxe
Too bad; the hard-rocking Eddie had just finished his big solo "Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul," when Frank-N-Furter unceremoniously hacked him to bits.
with a flamethrower
When does "Soylent Green"— a 1973 sci-fi movie about a dystopic future where mankind is forced to subsist on processed corpses — take place?
That's a little too close for comfort, wouldn't you say? Better mark your calendar.
TRUE OR FALSE: The character of Sweeney Todd existed long before Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler wrote a hit musical about him in 1979.
Stories have been written about this mythic "demon barber"— who slits throats and bakes people into meat pies — since at least 1846.


Fill in the blank: The play ________ by William Shakespeare helped establish the "cannibal meat pie" storytelling cliche.
"Twelfth Night"
"Titus Andronicus"
Here's a great quote from "Titus Andronicus" for your AP Lit. essay: "Why, there they are, both baked in this pie. Whereof their mother daintily hath fed, eating the flesh that she herself hath bred."
Which of these animated sitcoms was originally pitched as a show about cannibals?
"Bob's Burgers"
At first, creator Loren Bouchard's premise revolved around a family restaurant owned by cannibals. Fox Broadcasting convinced him to revise that idea.
"Family Guy"
"BoJack Horseman"
It's implied that one of these families ate their own kin in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel series (the basis for "Game of Thrones"):
the Greyjoys
the Karstarks
the Freys
A close reading of book four suggests Wyman Manderly killed three Freys and served their bodies (in pie form) to their relatives. Yum.


"Cannibal! The Musical," a 1993 movie based on real events, was made by the future creators of what long-running TV series?
"Two and a Half Men"
"South Park"
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the visionaries behind "South Park," both worked on this this comedic retelling of an 1874 Rocky Mountain expedition which involved cannibalism.
"3rd Rock From the Sun"
You Got:
Anthony Hopkins stars as Hannibal Lecter/Credit: Phil Bray/MGM Pictures/Universal Pictures/Dino DeLaurentiis