Thursday, August 20, 2009

So You Think You Know Romance #2

Last week the couple match-up was so much fun and you were so smart, I decided we should try again. Here’s a whole new list of lovers through the years. See how many you know.

Header from samulli

Thirteen Literary Paramours

1. Henry Higgins and ________.
2. Rose Sayer and _______.
3. Edward Rochester and _________.
4. Mr. Darcy and _______.
5. Marge Simpson and ________.
6. Dudley Do-right and_______.
7. Odysseus and ________.
8. Hester Prynne and _______.
9. Don Quixote and ________.
10. Mattie Silver and _______.
11. Popeye and _______.
12. Buttercup and _______.
13. Anna Karenina and _______.

Put your guesses in the comments. I’ll tell you which ones you got right and at the end of the day I’ll post all the answers in the comments. Thanks for playing.


Wikipedia, ;The Journal for Reporting and Captioning Professions, February 2004


  1. 1. Eliza Doolittle
    3. Jane Eyre
    4. Elizabeth Bennett
    7. Penelope
    8. Arthur Dimmesdale
    9. Dulcinea
    11. Olive
    13. Vronsky

    It seems that's the best my mind can produce at this early hour ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  2. I only got Homer and Olive Oil. I guess I flunked!

  3. Oh, geez. I read Henry Huggins, Beverly Cleary's character. So I was happy to note it was Henry and Beezus. Sort of.

  4. Oh funny I didn't know many - I remember the Henry and Homer! ha ha

  5. I know #1 and #11! LOL!


    My TT is at

  6. Nope I'm just as clueless as last week.

  7. I don't anyone else aside from Homer for marge and Olive for Popeye. :)

  8. Happily Retired Gal,
    You're right. Good job.

  9. Colleen,
    You did fine. You win just by playing. Thanks.

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  11. Susan Helene Gottfried,
    Oh, I hadn't thought of Beezus and Henry. I guess that works too. Thanks.

  12. Ryzmomplus2,
    Yep, Homer and Henry are right. Grin.

  13. Paige Tyler,
    Good for you. Thanks for playing.

  14. Calico Crazy, Alice Audrey, Willa,
    I appreciate you all trying my guessing game and/or commenting. Thanks.

  15. Buttercup and Westley.
    Lurve the Princess Bride.

  16. 1. Eliza Dolittle
    2. Jack umm...Dawson
    3. Jane Eyre
    4. Elizabeth Bennett
    5. Homer
    6. Nell (man, did that take some thinking - haven't seen those cartoons in ages)
    7. Penelope
    8. Rev Dimmesdale
    9. Dulcinea
    10. ? I feel I should know this one but cannot place it
    11. Olive Oyl
    12. Wesley
    13. Vronsky

  17. And again I get in so late that I see the answers before I get to take the quiz, lol.

    but I see a few that Happily didn't get:
    2. Charlie Allnut
    5. Homer Simpson
    10. Ethan Frome?

    Fun, while you're thinking romance I was thinking food: Thirteen Favorite Things I Ordered at the Corner Lunch Counter

  18. Ella Drake,
    I love The Princess Bride too. :)

  19. Heather,
    Great job! For number 2, I was thinking of Rose from Afrian Queen. All the others you guessed are right on. I'm impressed.

  20. Pop Art Diva,
    You rock! You got the missing ones! Thanks.

  21. Well, I knew some of them, but some of the couples I'd never heard of.

  22. Brenda - Doh! I should have known that one; I love that movie!

  23. ? Homer Simpson
    11. Olive Oil
    12. The Dread Pirate Westley.

    I obviously need to read more classics. :)

  24. Shelley Munroe,
    Some of these are hard. Thanks for trying.

  25. Heather,
    I like African Queen too and I'm still impressed by your smarts.

  26. Celticlibrarian,
    I appreciate you dropping by and playing. Thanks.

  27. I feel so bad about spoiling the game last week because my answers were all up there.... so I'm not gonna play this week.

    (It's just an excuse, I'm not playing because I only know a couple of answers this week and I don't wanna show my ignorance! ;D)

  28. what a great idea for a T13 !

  29. Betty,
    You're a delight whether you play or not--I appreciate your visit.

  30. Thank you all for playing. As promised, here are the answers-

    1. Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle from Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
    2. Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut from “African Queen” by C. S. Forester
    3. Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre from “Jane Eyre“ by Charlotte Bronte
    4. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett from “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
    5. Marge Simpson and Homer from “The Simpsons” by Matt Groening
    6. Dudley Do-Right and Nell Fenwick from the “Dudley Do-Right cartoon”
    7. Odysseus and Penelope from “The Odyssey” by Homer
    8. Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale from “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    9. Don Quixote and Dulcinea from “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha” by Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    10. Mattie Silver and Ethan Frome from “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton
    11. Popeye and Olive Oyl from the “Popeye” comic by Elzie Crisler Segar
    12. Buttercup and Westley or The Dread Pirate Roberts from “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman
    13. Anna Karenina and Count Alexey Vronsky from “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy

  31. I'm late for the game - I'll just say my favorite couples from your list are:

    -Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre
    -Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett
    -Don Quixote and Dulcinea (ballet version)
    -Definitely Buttercup and Westley or The Dread Pirate Roberts!
    -Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky

  32. I like your list of favorites. Grin. I'm a big fan of Westley and Buttercup too.

  33. Hahah Happily Retired Gal gave plenty of answers!

    P.S. Ladies in Lavender is beautiful. I watch it again and again.

  34. LOL, I apparently don't know romance as well as I'd like to think I do; it looks like any answers I knew have already been guessed anyway.

    Thanks for stopping by my T13 post!