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Who wants to play Unfortunate Dinner Party Companions?

Asked by Kardamom (33312points) May 9th, 2014
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A friend of mine introduced me to this game when we were on a long road trip, but it’s also a fun game to play if you’re engaged in boring manual labor, as long as there is at least one other person. It’s even more fun with a group of people.

Everyone’s been to a dinner party or birthday party or wedding reception where they, or someone else had been paired up at the table with someone they’d rather not be anywhere near. Could be an ex husband/wife, could be an old friend with whom they’ve had an ugly break, could be a former boss whom they can’t stand. With this game, though, we take it a step further and pick famous people (living or dead) to pair up with other famous people, only in this game, you purposely choose a pairing that would be a disaster.

This is easy to play. Person A chooses a famous person, let’s say Emenim. Person B then chooses a most unsuitable dinner companion, let’s say Richard Simmons. Hilarity ensues.

If there are only 2 people playing, you just go back and forth. If there’s a group of people playing, you just start with person A and B, then C and D and so forth, so that everybody gets a chance.

Shall We Play a Game?

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Kardamom's avatar

I’ll go first. Michael Richards (Kramer from Seinfeld). Now one of you pick an Unfortunate Dinner Party Companion for Mr. Richards.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Idi Amin

janbb's avatar

Bono

CWOTUS's avatar

Newman (unless it’s supposed to be Neumann, or another such spelling).

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Sigmund Freud

cookieman's avatar

Sigmund Freud
with Monica Lewinsky
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Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Zappa

ragingloli's avatar

Nappa

dxs's avatar

Who’s Nappa?

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ragingloli's avatar

Companion of Vegeta.

dxs's avatar

In that case (after some research), I’ll say Ask Ketchum.

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ragingloli's avatar

Gary Oak

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Yoshi

ibstubro's avatar

Well the concept was good.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Browser.

dxs's avatar

Mickey Mouse How’d we get from people to fictional animals?

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Kardamom's avatar

I can’t say I know who most of these people are except for Mickey Mouse, Sigmund Frued and Monica Lewinsky. If your reference is even mildly obscure, please enlighten us.

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Mickey Mouse

Mary Poppins

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Charlie Sheen

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Ashton Kutcher

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Elron Hubbard

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Leah Remini

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Raquel Welsh

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Al Bundy

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Denzel Washington

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Honey Boo Boo

Mimishu1995's avatar

Honey Bees!

ibstubro's avatar

Well, the concept was good,

ibstubro's avatar

Honey Boo Boo

Leona Helmsley

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Leona Helmsley
Milo

dxs's avatar

Milo
Milo (my cat is very territorial)

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Milo.
Rantanplan (no really, that’s my neighbor’s dog. He loves chasing cats)

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Leona Helmsley

Monica Lewinski

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Monica Lewinsky
Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton

Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
Mia Farrow

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Hahaha…Good one @gailcalled

Mia Farrow

Mother Theresa

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Mother Theresa

Ron Jeremy

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Ron Jeremy

Martin Luther king Jr.

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MLK Jr. and David Duke

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David Duke
Katt Williams

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Katt Williams

Donald Sterling

ibstubro's avatar

Donald Sterling
Dave Chappele

Wait. I think that’s a brilliant pairing!

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Dave Chappele
Nancy Reagan

Can we put Robin Williams on Nancy’s left?

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George Bush
International Criminal Court

Dan_Lyons's avatar

The Hague (International Criminal Court)
The Stepford Wives

Kardamom's avatar

You guys aren’t doing this right. Person A picks a person, and then the next person picks the unfortunate dinner companion. Then the next person picks someone new and the next person picks an unfortunate dinner companion. That’s what makes it funny is because you have no idea who the next person will pick. If you pick them both yourself it’s not as fun and there’s no game element to it.

janbb's avatar

@kardamom yup – that’s what I thought too.

Brian1946's avatar

@Kardamom

I also thought that.

One potential issue with the single-person entry, is that the next poster might not know whether the immediately previous post is referring to the first dinner participant (A?), or the first participant’s undesired companion (B?).

Let’s see if this way works:

A. Donald Sterling.

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B. Oprah Winfrey

Like that? @Brian1946

janbb's avatar

Well, the B’a become the next A’s surely.

Glenn Beck

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B. Bill Maher.

ragingloli's avatar

Bill Oh Really

ibstubro's avatar

Well, it was a good concept. I almost thought we had it working with the double entry. Best of luck, now.

Kardamom's avatar

Thanks @Brian1946 Yes, using the A and B notations will make this work much better : )

A: Truman Capote.

janbb's avatar

Posted in wrong place !

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B: Billy Graham

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A: Doctor Dollittle

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B. Tyrannosaurus Rex.

A. Good Guy Lucifer

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B. Fred “Fellatio” Phelps- posthumous head giver.

A. Ronald Reagan

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B. Jesus Christus
A. Joseph Goebbels.

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B: Golda Meir

A: Walt Disney

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