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TV Diary: John Candy

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016 03:23 am
In tonight's hourlong season finale of "Uncle Buck," Buck's brother and sister-in-law come home to complete chaos, and Buck takes the family to the old neighborhood. "Uncle Buck," based on the 1989 John Candy film of the same name, revolves around an unreliable man called upon to babysit his brother's children. The TV show airs at 9 p.m. on ABC and stars Mike Epps and James Lesure. Here is a quiz about the original Uncle Buck — John Candy.

1. One of Candy's first role was as which character on "Coming Up Rosie," a TV comedy about wacky tenants in an office building?

2. What was his nickname on "Stripes" (1981)?

3. What sport did Candy's character play in "Brewster's Millions"? Bonus point for naming his position.

4. What film was Candy filming when he died of a heart attack?

5. How many gold medals did Candy's character win during the 1968 Winter Olympics in "Cool Runnings"?

6. What type of music does Candy's character play on "Home Alone"?

7. What did Candy's character sell on "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"?

8. He played Freddie in which 1984 Ron Howard film about a mermaid?

Answers: 1. Wally Wypyzypychwk. 2. Ox (his last name was Oxberger). 3. Baseball, and Candy's character was the catcher. 4. "Wagons East!" 5. Two. 6. Polka. 7. Shower curtain rings. 8. "Splash."

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