grand essentials of happiness are: something to do,
something to love, and
something to hope for."
— Allan K. Chalmers
to our celebration of
John Dye's 46th birthday! We hope
he's having a wonderful time on his special day! I also pray he
knows what an amazing impact his career has had on our lives. :-)
honor of that career, I've
put together a quiz that features
questions about several of Mr. Dye's roles. I hope you
enjoy! In addition, we're reprising a feature from last year.
Join us in rocking out and getting teary eyed with the Ultimate Dye Day
Playlist Volume II!
Dye! And a happy day to everyone else!
How does Andrew take his coffee
according to "Last Call"?
A. Cream, no
sugar B. Sugar, no
cream C. Black
D. He doesn't drink coffee. E.
2. In what episode of
"Tour of Duty" does Doc Hock shave his
A. "A Bodyguard of
Lies" B. "Doc
Hock" C. "I Am What I Am"
D. "A Necessary End"
E. "World in Changes"
3. In Mother,
Jeff talks about a teddy bear he
wanted. What colors was it?
A. Blue and
white B. Yellow and
green C. Purple and pink
D. Red and black
Green and blue
4. What is the name of
Bill Morgan's son?
C. Kyle D.
Jason E. Kevin
5. What school does Todd
from Campus Man attend?
A. Arizona State
Mesa Community College C. Arizona School
of Business D. ITT Tech
E. University of Phoenix
6. What religion does
C. Buddhism D.
Taoism E. Confucianism
7. According to the
ever-modest Doc Hock,
he is "the best lover ever to come out of..."
B. Memphis C. Charleston
D. the South E.
8. What Shakespeare play
does Andrew appear on stage in at the end of
"The Quality of Mercy"?
B. "Romeo and
Juliet" C. "King Lear"
D. "Macbeth" E.
9. What's Eric Manion's
job in Heart of
attorney C. Mayor
D. District attorney
10. What character does
not wear glasses at any point?
C. Andrew D. Doc
Hock E. Virgil
11. What poet does Andrew
recite in "Stealing Hope"?
Wordsworth B. Robert
Frost C. Maya Angelou
D. Walt Whitman E.
12. What is the name of
the nun whose orphanage Doc Hock visits?
A. Sister Mary
Maureen B. Sister
Alexandria C. Sister
Bernadette D. Sister
Virginia E. Sister Francine
13. How many men,
including Virgil, compete for his team in Best
of the Best?
C. Five D.
Six E. Seven
14. The actress who plays
the mother of Jeff's deceased life
partner in Mother,
later appeared in an episode of "Touched by
an Angel." Which episode was it?
"Venice" C. "Deconstructing
Harry" D. "The Grudge"
E. "Hello, I Love You"
15. What Brat Pack member
starred in two movies with John
McCarthy B. Rob
Lowe C. Anthony Michael Hall
D. Emilio Estevez E.
16. What event are they
celebrating when Bill proposes in Twice
Upon a Christmas?
A. Bill getting a
promotion B. The
anniversary of Kristin's arrival C. The
kids getting all A's D. Bill's
birthday E. Christmas
17. What's the name of the
questionable fellow Todd borrows money
from in Campus Man?
A. Desert Ed
Rattler C. John Fierce
D. Crazy Mack E. Cactus Jack
18. Which of the following
is not a member of Doc Hock's platoon?
A. Lt. Goldman
B. Cpl. Percell
C. Lt. Edwards
D. Sgt. Anderson E.
19. John appeared in two
"Murder, She Wrote" episodes. What was his character's name in
the episode in which he was an aspiring author?
A. Ray Stevenson B. Andrew
Smith C. Andy Broom
D. Ray Stinson E.
20. Finally, what song does Andrew claim to sing really well in a
Season 4 episode?
A. "Danny Boy" B. "Beautiful
Dreamer" C. "Take On Me"
D. "Greensleeves" E.
"I Am the Walrus"
See the bottom of the page for answers!
Ultimate Dye Day Playlist Vol. II
Not much has changed since last
year. It's still pretty unlikely that you're going to get your
radio station to play John Dye-related songs on January 31st. So
feel free to use the guide below to mix your second Dye Day Playlist!
1. I've Been Touched by
an Angel- Della Reese
I think this is one of the most
beautiful songs Della Reese sang on the show. So it only seems
right to include it here. If you cry... that's okay. I tear
up every time I hear it.
2. Time Has Come Today-
The Chambers Brothers
This was a track on one of the old "Tour of Duty" soundtracks. It
sounds like something Doc would appreciate. And relate to.
Maybe not in the best ways...
3. Kung Fu Fighting-
Cause this playlist needs something upbeat right about now. So
here's one for Virgil and the team!
Surrender- Corey Hart
So according to IMDB.com, Campus
Man has a Corey Hart song in the soundtrack that I could not
find. So I was really tempted to just swap in the awesomely 80s
"Sunglasses at Night" but this makes more sense for the
ever-persistent, nearly ditched by his friends Todd.
5. You Made Me
Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)- Dean Martin
I'm gonna give this one to Kristin and Bill from those Christmas movies
cause I don't know what else to! And Bill wasn't really looking
to fall in love. It works!!!
6. He´s So Fine- The Chiffons
I thought it'd be fun to throw in a couple of the top songs from
1963. This seemed appropriate! He *is* fine. :-)
7. By the Rivers Dark- Leonard Cohen
In the tradition of Nina Simone's "Sinnerman," this is another song
that reminds me of Manion although it's too good for him. He
doesn't deserve to have this song attached to him. Oh well.
The only other thing I could think of was a track from The Last Temptation of Christ
but that's also too good for him. It
wouldn't be fair to Peter Gabriel.
8. I Grieve- Peter
Speaking of Mr. Gabriel... This song is for Jeff from Mother, Mother.
Although it would also work for Bill as the other widowed JD
character. But I like Jeff better.
9. Let Me Show You
The Way- Michael W. Smith
Nicole suggested this one. A rather somber take on Andrew and the
Dyelanders. Sigh... Get some Kleenex.
10. Reach Out I'll Be There- Four Tops
Another from the old "ToD" soundtracks. It makes me think of Doc
Hock who needed some support desperately. But also Andrew.
11. One Song Glory- RENT
I don't make play lists that don't include at least one RENT
song. Just kidding. But this song reminds me of Jeff.
I know Jeff wasn't a singer but just that drive to make an impact
before time runs out... that reminds me of him. I also think it's
appropriate because RENT was born of Jonathan Larson's emotions as some
of his friends dealt with AIDS much like Mother, Mother must have
been for those involved.
12. Fast Car- Tracy Chapman
I've loved this song for a long time, long before I think I could have
possibly understood it. Much like my feelings towards
Andrew. ;-) So
I'm putting it in here in honor of
Andrew's mini-van. It's not that the whole song in any way
reminds me of Andrew
(his assignments maybe) but this part:
remember we were driving, driving in your car
so fast I felt like I was drunk
lay out before us
arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a
feeling that I belonged
I had a
feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone."
Cause I think those
words pretty well say what it'd be like to go
riding with Andrew. And unlike the person in the song... he
13. School Days- Chuck Barry
This one's for Todd and Skip (Making
the Grade)... because they go to school. And at this point
we reaaaaallllyyyy need something upbeat!
14. White Rabbit-
Unfortunately, this seems a lil too appropriate for Doc Hock based on
the last we saw of him...
15. Don't Let the Sun Go Down
On Me- Elton John
There's a scene in Mother,
Mother in which Jeff tells his friend that, once he's died, he's
going to miss his sunsets. So that's what this song reminds me of.
16. Winter Light-
First heard this on the Narnia soundtrack. It never made sense to
me in that context but I love the song. So this is for Bill and
Kristin cause a wintery love song totally works for them! Plus
she did light up his life...
17. I Will Follow Him- Little Peggy March
Another 1963 hit. And I would follow Andrew...
18. I'll Stand By
You- The Pretenders
I thought of this one while conversing about the need to stand up for
Andrew against shippers and such. But really it's just an all
around good Andrew song. And it makes me think of the Dyeland
19. You Make Me Feel Brand New- Simply Red
Angelica mentioned this in last night's Dye Day chat when we were
to describe Andrew. And then realizing we couldn't find the
words. I think it's perfect!
Answers to the quiz:
Black, 2. A. "A Bodyguard of
Lies", 3. D. Red and black,
Kyle, 5. A. Arizona State
University, 6. C. Buddhism,
Memphis, 8. E.
"Henry V", 9. D. District
attorney, 10. B. Bill, 11. A. William
Wordsworth, 12. C. Sister
Bernadette, 13. C. Five, 14. B.
"Venice", 15. E.
Judd Nelson, 16. D. Bill's
birthday, 17. E. Cactus Jack,
18. C. Lt.
Edwards, 19. C. Andy Broom,
Happy birthday and thank you!!!
(Photo credits: The first
photo is from Tour of Duty and owned by New World Television. The
second is from Campus Man and owned by RKO Pictures. The
third and last photos are from Touched
by an Angel and owned by CBS
Productions, Caroline Productions,
and Moon Water Productions. The fourth is from Best of
the Best and owned by
Best of the Best Films, Kuys
Entertainment, SVS Films, and The Movie Group Inc. The next is
Mother and you can see
credits here. The second to last photo is
from Once Upon
a Christmas and owned by
Ardent Productions, Legacy Filmworks, Lincoln
Field Productions, Sterling/Winters Company Studios, and Viacom