Tmydee scares away the competition in Elvis Trivialities #17

Tmydee not only won Elvis Trivialities #17 yesterday, but did it in record time! Steve’s 17-minute response time had stood for over nine years, but Tmydee has established the new standard – 15 minutes! It took me longer than that to write the post, Tmydee.

Tmydee receives a Halloween treat bag full of bragging rights of every flavor and a spot among The Mystery Train’s Night Riders, legendary Elvis trivia masters.

And the answer is…

1.) “Blue Moon”
2.) “Witchcraft”
3.) “Mystery Train”
4.) “Devil In Disguise”

are the Elvis songs represented by the following scrambled characters:


As mentioned yesterday, in our universe, Elvis never had a Halloween album. In 1963, he did have two spookier-themed singles in a row, though. In June, he released “Devil In Disguise” b/w “Please Don’t Drag That String Around.” “Devil In Disguise” went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In October, he released “Bossa Nova Baby” b/w “Witchcraft.” The A-Side went to #8.

If only “Devil In Disguise” had been paired with “Witchcraft” instead, and Elvis would’ve at least had a Halloween single!

Over on the For Elvis CD Collectors Forum, film expert Greystoke spotted that Vevo recently released an official music video for “Devil In Disguise.” For an Elvis video, it is a little out there, even though it takes the lyrics quite literally. It is certainly fun on Halloween and worth checking out.

Credit: Vevo’s Elvis Presley channel (YouTube)

The Mystery Train’s Night Riders

  • October 30, 2020: Tmydee (0:15)*
  • October 7, 2020: Sammy (3:18)
  • June 14, 2013: Alec (0:18) | Honorable Mention: Wellsy (3:01)
  • February 22, 2013: Thomas (13:36)
  • January 11, 2013: George Millar (4:19)
  • December 23, 2012: Thomas (0:36)
  • October 9, 2012: David (14:38) | Honorable Mention: John (22:06)
  • February 4, 2012: Thomas (13:52)
  • February 3, 2012: Thomas (2:18)
  • December 21, 2011: Wellsy (2:37)
  • October 31, 2011: Thomas (17:32)
  • October 1, 2011: Jimmy Cool (1:01)
  • September 9, 2011: Steve Brogdon (0:17)
  • August 6, 2011: Thomas (2:26)
  • July 9, 2011: Thomas (5:26)
  • June 23, 2011: Fred Wolfe (0:18)
  • June 22, 2011: Ty stumps the train (no winner)

*Record time

“Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
from 2 Corinthians 11:14

Steve Brogdon sets new record conquering Elvis Trivialities #5

The Mystery Train’s Night Riders have a new member. Setting a new record, Steve Brogdon correctly answered Elvis Trivialities #5 in only 17 minutes. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, Steve now has a brand-new set of bragging rights.

And the answer is…

The Mystery Train Elvis Trivia 5

The above image slice is from the Elvis movie It Happened At The World’s Fair.

It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)

The real question should have been, what exactly happened at the world’s fair?

The 1963 film also starred Joan O’Brien and Gary Lockwood. Kurt Russell had a bit part in the movie as the boy who kicks Elvis. Russell went on to portray the singer in 1979’s Elvis, directed by John Carpenter. An homage to the scene appears in 2001’s 3,000 Miles To Graceland, which also starred Russell.

The 1979 Elvis movie was produced by Dick Clark. Now, stay with me, here’s some even stranger trivia for you. John Carpenter (best known for directing Halloween) shares his name with the character Elvis played in 1969’s Change Of Habit. Change Of Habit was directed by William A. Graham. Graham directed 1993’s Elvis & The Colonel: The Untold Story (one of the worst movies about Elvis, and that’s an accomplishment), which, get this, was also produced by Dick Clark! Confused yet?

Whew! Meanwhile, Gary Lockwood from It Happened At The World’s Fair went on to play Gary Mitchell in “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” the Star Trek pilot that sold the series. Yesterday, Star Trek celebrated its 45th anniversary. Lockwood is most known, however, for playing Dr. Frank Poole in 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Elvis, of course, went on to use “Also Sprach Zarathustra” as his opening theme in most of his 1971-1977 concerts. Richard Strauss’ 1896 composition was also used as the theme to 2001.

If you’re lookin’ for trivia, you came to the right place.

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Congratulations again to Steve!

The Mystery Train’s Night Riders

  • September 9, 2011: Steve Brogdon (0:17) <— Record time
  • August 6, 2011: Thomas (2:26)
  • July 9, 2011: Thomas (5:26)
  • June 23, 2011: Fred Wolfe (0:18)
  • June 22, 2011: [Ty stumps the train]