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Do you know who any of the following people are? By this I mean not that you recognize their names, but that if someone told a joke about them or showed you a clip of something they were in, you'd know who it was.
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Do you know who any of the following people are? By this I mean not that you recognize their names, but that if someone told a joke about them or showed you a clip of something they were in, you'd know who it was.

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Annette Bening
106 (8.9%)
Bobby McFerrin
69 (5.8%)
Carol Channing
78 (6.5%)
Danny Aiello
35 (2.9%)
Edward James Olmos
72 (6.0%)
Faye Dunaway
97 (8.1%)
Garry Shandling
76 (6.4%)
Harry Hamlin
61 (5.1%)
James Brolin
86 (7.2%)
Jonathan Lipnicki
81 (6.8%)
Lara Flynn Boyle
106 (8.9%)
Mark Harmon
93 (7.8%)
Nancy Travis
32 (2.7%)
Paul Shaffer
83 (6.9%)
Rhea Perlman
120 (10.0%)


Inspired by all the celebrity names I've had to look up while watching Family Guy, American Dad, and South Park.

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[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-02-06 01:59 am (UTC)

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for a second, I thought I'd be able to check them all. and if I looked at that last one's imdb page, I might know him.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-02-06 02:04 am (UTC)

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It's a her :) But you likely would!
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2013-02-06 01:59 am (UTC)

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Well that was embarrassing.

I just this second finished watching NCIS though, so. LOL.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-02-06 02:07 am (UTC)

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Don't feel bad, all of these were people whose references to I didn't get because I didn't know who they were. I add them to a word document just so I can make a poll :P
[User Picture]From: vinolent
2013-02-06 02:00 am (UTC)

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I only know Paul Shaffer because of HIMYM last night lol
[User Picture]From: whitneythegreat
2013-02-06 02:41 am (UTC)

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Me too, haha.
[User Picture]From: orgine
2013-02-06 02:03 am (UTC)

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Yes because Edward James Olmos is PIMP.
[User Picture]From: gmzobisnotyou
2013-02-06 05:25 am (UTC)

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I only came to comment because of him. if only all of them were him, i would have been impressed.
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2013-02-06 02:04 am (UTC)

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i know all of them except for mark harmon, gary shandling, edward james olmos, danny aiello, and bobby mcferin.
[User Picture]From: keskt
2013-02-06 02:07 am (UTC)

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I'm really surprised more people dont know who Mark Harmon is
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-02-06 02:09 am (UTC)

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I know him by sight but I can never remember his name!
[User Picture]From: salamandertoast
2013-02-06 02:10 am (UTC)

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I recognize nearly all the names but I'd only be able to say with certainty who three of them are
[User Picture]From: sassi214
2013-02-06 02:10 am (UTC)

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I knew I knew Carol Channing, but for some reason whenever I see her name, I picture Phyllis Diller in my head.

[User Picture]From: sassi214
2013-02-06 02:12 am (UTC)

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I know them all. Because I'm OLD.
[User Picture]From: sicher
2013-02-06 02:19 am (UTC)

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I know them all. I'm usually that person who sees someone in a 2 second clip once and then recognizes them again 6 years later in another 2 second clip.
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2013-02-06 03:00 am (UTC)

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Haha, same here.
[User Picture]From: e_y_d
2013-02-06 02:45 am (UTC)

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None! some names are familiar but no image of them comes up in my mind and I couldn't tell you anything about them. But if I saw them/their roles I'm sure I'd know who a lot of them are.

Edited at 2013-02-06 02:45 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: kidkai
2013-02-06 03:14 am (UTC)

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I'd know Jonathan Lipnicki's 6 yr old self but probably not today. I might recognize Gary Shandling, I might not. James Brolin, no. Josh Brolin, yes. I feel like i should know who Danny Aillo is. Probably seen him in a dozen movies but no face is coming to mind.

Don't Worry, Be Happy is stuck in my head now, BTW.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-02-06 03:27 am (UTC)

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Jonathan Lipnicki is apparently turning into Carrot Top:

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[User Picture]From: due27south
2013-02-06 03:44 am (UTC)

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I am not a pop culture person at all so: zero. haha
[User Picture]From: idemandjustice
2013-02-06 03:45 am (UTC)

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Edward James Olmos only got 25 votes? I guess not a lot of people in this community watched Battlestar Galactica or Dexter.
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2013-02-06 04:46 am (UTC)

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i watch dexter and still dunno who he is. i hardly ever pay attention to actor names...
[User Picture]From: queenofcups
2013-02-06 04:05 am (UTC)

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Lara Flynn Boyle. Because "Twin Peaks" is my life. Otherwise, not one of them haha.
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-06 04:21 am (UTC)

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Was Mark Harmon a voice actor on one of those shows?


[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-02-06 04:51 am (UTC)

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Yes! He voiced Gibbs when Tom Tucker stars on NCIS. He was also referenced by Peter when he was explaining to Lois what cool is :P
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2013-02-06 04:45 am (UTC)

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lol apparently i am exceptionally clueless
[User Picture]From: disorderata
2013-02-06 09:07 am (UTC)

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none. sry.
[User Picture]From: kissofcinnamon
2013-02-06 10:46 am (UTC)

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I knew them all but I didn't check Jonathan Lipnicki because I wouldn't know what he looks like now at all, only in his Jerry McGuire days. Danny Aiello's name sometimes slips my mind but I usually remember after a minute or so.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-02-06 01:40 pm (UTC)

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The only one I couldn't click was Nancy Travis. hm.

[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2013-02-06 03:19 pm (UTC)

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My wife LOVES NCIS and Mark Harmon
[User Picture]From: mr_sadhead
2013-02-06 03:57 pm (UTC)

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I only missed Lipinski and Travis. Preety good for a guy who never watches TV except for news and weather!
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-02-06 04:10 pm (UTC)

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you mean Lipnicki? he's the only one I didn't know for sure.
[User Picture]From: lucygray
2013-02-06 04:37 pm (UTC)

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not a single one...
[User Picture]From: parapraxess
2013-02-06 06:32 pm (UTC)

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I only knew Rhea Perlman by name. Not just recognizing the name, but knowing who she is and recalling it by seeing just her name. That's because of my very unhealthy obsession with Matilda as a child.

Upon IMDb searching, I recognized Nancy Travis, Mark Harmon, Jonathan Lipnicki, and Edward James Olmos by face alone. My husband is going to be very disappointed about Edward James Olmos... after watching all of Battlestar Galactica and Dexter together, I really should know him by name.

Edited at 2013-02-06 06:33 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: loveandbees
2013-02-06 06:48 pm (UTC)

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None of them!
[User Picture]From: sylviamaris
2013-02-06 11:54 pm (UTC)

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All I know about Edward James Olmos is that it's hilarious (to me) to say his name as Edward James Almost. It's just a funny word combo. Also I know he's an actor. Beyond that, pff.