This board game has been a plot point in the following shows:
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Live Action TV
- The Seinfeld episode "The Bubble Boy" has George playing a game of this with the titular boy. The Bubble Boy being an obnoxious know-it-all, George seizes upon a famous typo (one answer card incorrectly states that the "Moops" conquered Spain) to refuse the Bubble Boy access to the history spoke. This goes downhill until George accidentally destroys the Bubble Boy's bubble.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000:
- During the making of Hercules and the Captive Women, one blooper showed Joel rolling the die and announcing the scripted result, ignoring the roll. He's told to just take the roll. His next roll? He announces '9'. This can be seen in Poopie!.
- In Gorgo, Mike tries to play the William Sylvester version of Trivial Pursuit, but the bots don't care for it.
- In the Wings episode "Sports and Leisure," the airport gang plays a game of Trivial Pursuit. Roy ends up teamed with Lowell, who insists on answering "Ann-Margret" to every single question.
- The Family Guy episode "Petarded" starts off with resident idiot Peter Griffin winning a game of this (because his wife used questions from the preschool edition), and naturally takes it as evidence that he's a genius. Annoyed by this, Brian ends up showing Peter that, rather than being a genius, he's actually legally mentally retarded. This stops Peter's bragging, but his behavior doesn't exactly improve.