spiffy! by ladyjessamyn

Audition update ... ohmygodohmygodohmygod

Arrived early to audition, and was taken 'up to the room' straightaway by one of the producers of the show, and introduced to the other producer.  Had photo taken (eek), and then straight into interview on 'nominated subject' - now in the after discussion with a couple of other early arrivers, we were all under the impression that the discussion on our nominated subject would be just that, not actual questions - WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.  Yes, we were asked questions (10 in all, but I can only remember 9, further details under the cut).

Once everyone had arrived we got an intro talk, and then asked 25 general knowledge questions - we were told they were quite hard, and that the average correct was 6 out of 25.  My total was 10 correct - I flubbed 2, one Australia's nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, not just New Guinea like I wrote, and another one which I choose to keep to myself, but my Buffy gaff I have revealed below.

Not expecting to get a call back (although one of the producers did say that women have a greater chance of getting in, because of the guy/girl ratio at auditions, which I will attest to - 9 guys, 3 girls), but it was fun.  Some of the other special interests were Discworld, ST:TNG, and The Life and Works of Roald Dahl.  Apparently we will be entered onto a database, and depending on the mix required for each round, contacted or not.  I won't be hanging by the phone.

Here are the Buffy questions, to the best of my recollection, not in order apart from the first, and certainly not word for word:

1. In the episode School Hard it is revealed that the patron saint of vampires is:  Blank - Yes, yes, I know it's St Vigeous, but my mind wasn't working at that moment - all you Spike fans can beat me up the next time you see me.

2. After travelling around the country, where did Xander move to on his return (OK quibble here, because we know that his car broke down, and he didn't actually travel around the country, but worked in the male stripping joint, but I didn't think it was the time or place to argue OK ... OK) - his parent's basement.

3. The reason Xander and Willow first broke up - Xander stole Willow's Barbie.

4. In Becoming Part 2 Angelus comments to Giles that when he used to torture people, this thing wasn't invented, what was it?  The chainsaw.

5. Ethan Rayne turned Giles into what in A New Man - Fyarl Demon - think the guy was impressed that I knew how to spell Fyarl!

6. Buffy knew that she and her new room-mate wouldn't get along because of:  The Celine Dion poster she put up.

7. Oz's greatest life ambition - to get the E flat chord, (I said F) a half a mark to me.

8. The second time Drusilla broke up with Spike was because of : first said Chaos Demon, then corrected to Fungus Demon, phew ...

9. Who says to Xander (fuzzy quote) "Dial 1800 I'm a skanky ho" - Willow.

10.  Have absolutely no frelling idea, but I did get it right - Woo Hoo for me.

And so ends my brief foray into the world of TV quizzes.  Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and support.  At least I know my Buffy knowledge ain't too bad.  Over and out.


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Thanks, Jen - my computer died this morning, so I have no idea how long I will be off-line. If I'm not back before you leave for your hols - have a good one!!! Talk when I'm back, or you're back.
Deb, well done! I certainly would not have done as well as you in the Buffy quiz. Gutsy lady!
Thanks for that, I am feeling a little pleased with myself. However my computer has died (I'm at the uni at the moment) so I don't know when I'll be back on-line. Talk to you when I'm back.
Yay you! I wouldn't have gotten St Vigeous either - haven't watched School Hard all that many times myself. But yay for doing so well! Those Buffy questions are really quite hard!
School Hard - first appearance of Spike, has seen many rotations on my dvd player ;-), and yes, those questions were bloody hard, I surprised myself!
Woo Hoo! Go girl! I think I would have got most of them... sitting here in my nice comfy bed with the laptop on my knee, that is. Under pressure in a room full of strangers I'd probably have ended up sounding like 'Beer Bad' Buffy.

The only thing I'd quibble with is that (and I know nothing about playing guitar so this is very fuzzy around the edges but...) I seem to remember Oz explaining that E flat is do-able but it's the diminished nine... Makes no sense to me and if I misheard any of it, I've potentially made a huge fool of myself. Having said that without the prompt of seeing your answer I'd probably have said something like to gain control of his inner wolf.

Okay, leaving the room now before I get any sadder...
Am impressed, not sad at all - here's the quote, from "What's My Line: Part 2"

Willow: Well, don't you have some ambition?
Oz: Oh, yeah! Yeah. E-flat, diminished ninth.
Willow: Huh?
Oz: Well, the E-flat, it's, it's doable, but that diminished ninth,
y'know, it's a man's chord. Now, you could lose a finger.

And it could've been part of the answer the inquisitor gave me, but I was not processing very well by that stage.
Sounds like you did great, anyway! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that they get back to you.