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Theo The Thespian IV

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#39056
Fun:*** (2.58)
Difficulty:*** (2.14)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:tonksrulezAen******
Corrected By:luckythirteen

 

 

 



Theo Cartwright is an amateur actor and playwright. It is his dream to be able to do what he loves professionally. Unfortunately, every time he performs one of his plays, the critics always pick out something that is wrong with it.

Theo was getting desperate. He needed a foolproof idea. He had decided to do a show where nothing could go wrong and which also had some international appeal!

It was the sad tale about a poor Irish boy who grew up in a poverty-stricken town, set during the times when people were flocking to live the 'American Dream' in America. Theo's character decided to do the same. Theo's main monologue came at the midway point his character's voyage to America.

"Here I am," Theo started, "I'm finally making my own decisions in life! This is unreal. I can't believe it. You hear about people doing this sort of thing, but never in a million years did I ever think I would. They say the first man-made thing you see is that new Statue of Liberty, far in the distance. Then you land, and they take you to Ellis Island to be cataloged! Y'know, to make sure you don't bring a disease to the country and so they know who you are. Cataloged! Can you imagine me being cataloged? Look! There it is! You see? In the distance? That green blob, right there! The first thing I see..." Theo's eyes started to well up with tears. "Here I am. I can't believe this. There she is. You can see her green face now. She's smiling at me. This is so surreal..."

The curtains came down and there was a thunderous applause! This was it; Theo knew he had finally beaten the critic and written a flawless play.

After everyone had left, Theo met up with the critic. Theo was somewhat smug about himself.

"So," he said, "What did you think? There were absolutely no mistakes in that show."

"Actually, Theo," the critic answered, "there were 2 mistakes! I'm most certainly going to have to give you a bad review this time!"

The critic then left Theo standing somewhat bewildered. What mistakes had Theo made?





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Comments

zigthepigAen*
Nov 04, 2007

Bestest one yet twinny. ^^
kukuzyavochkawa*
Nov 05, 2007

I got the first one, about not seeing her first. Not the second 2nd 1 tho.
MzPink85*
Nov 13, 2007

didn't get the first one (about the elephant building), as I'm english and have never been to America, and was on the right track with the colour, but not quite. Good one!
xdbtcpAus*
Jan 30, 2008

I got the color, but I thought maybe the statue was facing NY, not facing outward.
Beckfield*
Jun 04, 2012

I got the first error, but not the second.

However, the critic made an even worse error. The Statue of Liberty was erected in the 1880s, but the wave of Irish emigration began in the 1820s, and skyrocketed because of the potato famine in the 1840s. By the 1880s, Irish were still emigrating, but not in the huge numbers implied by this story.

While it's possible that the emigrant in the story would have seen a patine-less statue, it's more likely that he would have seen no statue at all.



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