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The Ultimate John Candy Quiz
by Staff
The lovable John Candy appeared in more than 40 films, from 'Stripes' to 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.' Take this quiz and prove how much you know this sweet guy!

In a memorable cameo from "National Lampoon's Vacation," John Candy played a security guard for what fictional theme park?

  • Coaster Land
  • Thrill World
  • Walley World

In which movie did John Candy co-star with Steve Martin?

  • "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
  • "The Jerk"
  • "Parenthood"

In "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," Steve Martin's character is trying to get home for what holiday when he meets John Candy's character, Del?

  • Independence Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Thanksgiving

What kind of music did character Gus Polinski's band play in the movie "Home Alone"?

  • Jazz
  • Bluegrass
  • Polka

John Candy appeared in what Mel Brooks movie?

  • "Blazing Saddles"
  • "Young Frankenstein"
  • "Spaceballs"

In "Spaceballs," John Candy's character said he was a __________: Half-man and half-dog.

  • Dan
  • Hybrid
  • Mog

On what popular sketch comedy show was John Candy a cast member in the late 1970s and early 1980s?

  • "In Living Color"
  • "Mad TV"
  • "SCTV"

John Candy played Pvt. Dewey "Ox" Oxberger in what movie, starring alongside Bill Murray?

  • "Stripes"
  • "Home Alone"
  • "Blues Brothers"

In what movie does John Candy play a slob who has to watch over his niece and nephew?

  • "Home Alone"
  • "Canadian Bacon"
  • "Uncle Buck"

John Candy made seven films with what acclaimed director, who is best known for his 1980s coming-of-age comedies?

  • Judd Apatow
  • Mel Brooks
  • John Hughes

What John Candy movie was loosely based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team?

  • "Canadian Bacon"
  • "Cool Runnings"
  • "The Great Outdoors"

In "Cool Runnings," why had John Candy's character been stripped of his bobsledding gold medals?

  • He gambled on the races.
  • He used steroids.
  • He cheated by putting weights in his bobsled.

What actor co-starred with John Candy in "The Great Outdoors?"

  • Bill Murray
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Harold Ramis

According to legend, what legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned to teammates and asked, "Hey, isn't that John Candy?" before leading his team on a Super Bowl-winning drive?

  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Tom Brady
  • Joe Montana

In the 1984 movie "Splash," John Candy played character Freddie Bauer, the brother of Allen Bauer. What actor played Allen Bauer?

  • Tom Hanks
  • Rick Moranis
  • Dave Thomas

In what "Saturday Night Live" spinoff does John Candy play Burton Mercer, a correctional officer chasing after the title characters?

  • "The Blues Brothers"
  • "Coneheads"
  • "Wayne's World"

Which Oliver Stone drama did John Candy appear in?

  • "Wall Street"
  • "JFK"
  • "Platoon"

What Steven Spielberg movie did John Candy appear in as the character Private Foley?

  • "The Sugarland Express"
  • "Duel"
  • "1941"

John Candy was born and raised in what country?

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Spain

John Candy provided a voice in what Australian-set Disney animated feature?

  • "The Great Mouse Detective"
  • "Oliver & Company"
  • "The Rescuers Down Under"

In "Little Shop of Horrors," John Candy plays a DJ who is fascinated by what "weeeeeeeird" plant?

  • Audrey II
  • Franklin II
  • Maurice II

John Candy co-owned a Canadian Football League team with what hockey Hall of Famer, nicknamed "The Great One?"

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Gordie Howe
  • Brett Hull

What 1985 comedy did John Candy appear in with Richard Pryor?

  • "Summer Rental"
  • "Volunteers"
  • "Brewster's Millions"

What comedy troupe did John Candy join in 1971?

  • The Groundlings
  • Second City
  • Not Ready For Prime Time Players

What actress played the leading lady Theresa Luna opposite John Candy in "Only the Lonely?"

  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Beverly D'Angelo
  • Ally Sheedy

What was the profession of John Candy's character Harry Crumb in "Who's Harry Crumb?"

  • Plumber
  • Private investigator
  • Messenger

What since-demolished baseball stadium, home of the Chicago White Sox, appears in the John Candy romantic comedy "Only the Lonely?"

  • Yankee Stadium
  • Wrigley Field
  • Comiskey Park

John Candy, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belusuhi were investors in what chain of blues bars and restaurants?

  • The Hard Rock Cafe
  • The House of Blues
  • Planet Hollywood

Sadly, John Candy passed away during production of what Western comedy?

  • "Maverick"
  • "Wagons East!"
  • "Wild Wild West"

In what year did John Candy die?

  • 1989
  • 1994
  • 2009