“Ooo, Behave!” Take this Austin Powers Trivia Quiz, baby.

By: Julie Medina
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About This Quiz

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a spy action comedy film and spoof of James Bond films among others. Find out how much you remember of Dr. Evil, bad teeth, mutated, ill-tempered sea bass and of course the Fembots. “Yeah, baby, yeah.”

Who portrays Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery?

Austin Powers is portrayed by Mike Myers. Mike Myers also wrote the screenplay, produced and starred in the movie. Mike Myers has revealed in interviews that the Austin Powers character was created based on a couple of instances involving his family. One instance was that his father loved watching British comedies with actors like Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, so Myers always wanted to play an English character in a comedy.

Who portrays Dr. Eeeevil?

Mike Myers not only plays Austin Powers, but Dr. Evil as well. Dr. Evil's appearance (bald head, gray suit, scar over his eye, cat on his lap) is based on Bond's arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld portrayed by Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967), while his voice and mannerisms are based on longtime Saturday Night Live (1975) executive producer Lorne Michaels.

What is the name of the female character who is German and yells a lot?

Mindy Sterling played Frau Farbissina. Among her most prominent roles are Frau Farbissina, Principal Susan Skidmore on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm, Ms. Endive in Chowder, Lin Beifong on The Legend of Korra, and Miss Briggs on iCarly. Did you know that Mindy Sterling improvised Frau Farbissina's lines about the Lucky Charms commercials? The other Frau is the housekeeper in Young Frankenstein whose name makes horses rear up and neigh madly.

What is the name of Dr. Evil’s cat?

Mr. Bigglesworth begins the movie as a beautiful white Persian cat, but after being frozen for 30 years, he becomes a hairless cat. Mr. Bigglesworth is played by a champion purebred hairless Egyptian Sphynx cat named SGC Belfry Ted Nude-Gent, (a reference to rock guitarist Ted Nugent).

What is the name of Dr. Evil’s son?

Scott Evil is the biological son of Dr. Evil and Frau Farbissina. He was conceived in 1969 after Dr. Evil obtained and used some of Austin Powers' mojo and returned via time-travel to have a one-night stand with Farbissina. During childhood, Scott was told that he was artificially conceived in a laboratory. Scott Evil is played by Seth Green. He is an actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is also a writer and director.

Who is Dr. Evil talking to? “It's no hassle...” Dr. Evil: Sh! “But...” Dr. Evil: Sh! “I'm..”.Dr. Evil: Sh!

The shushing scene was improvised by Mike Myers and Seth Green. Here it is in its entirety. Scott Evil: It's no hassle...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: But...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: I'm...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: All I'm say...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: There gonna get a...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: I'm...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: I'm just...Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: Would...Dr. Evil: Sh!... Knock-knock. Scott Evil: Who's there? Dr. Evil: Sh! Scott Evil: But...Dr. Evil: Let me tell you a little story about a man named Sh! Sh! even before you start. That was a pre-emptive "sh!" Now, I have a whole bag of "sh!" with your name on it.

What are the two things that scare Austin Powers?

According to Austin Power, there are only two things that scare him, Nuclear War and Carnies. He goes on to explain, “Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.”

What is the name of the character who gives Austin his assignments?

The character’s name is Basil Exposition, as he explains the assignment, background and objectives. This character is played by Michael York, whose television and film career has spanned six decades from comedy to dramatic roles.

What apparatus did Austin Powers say was NOT his?

Austin didn’t want Vanessa to see his Swedish-made penis enlarger. The Quartermaster Clerk (famed for his "one Swedish-made penis enlarger" dialog) is played by Neil Mullarkey, a member of the Comedy Store Players in England, and one time comedy partner of Mike Myers. They toured as "Mullarky and Myers" in the '80s.

Showing the latest weaponry to kill Austin Powers, who says this? “Send in the FEMBOTS!”

Frau Farbissina breaks eardrums when she summons Scott and Fembots. Frau Farbissina's name comes from the Yiddish word farbissen, which is usually used in conjunction with punim, meaning "face." Farbissen punim describes a "dour, pinched, or forbidding face." It may also be related to the German word "verbissen" meaning "uptight" and "grim" which largely describes Farbissina's character.

Austin Powers is in a hot tub with a woman, what is the character’s name?

He is with Alotta Fagina, played by Fabiana Udenio, an Argentine actress who has had a long career in U.S. television and film. In Alotta Fagina’s apartment, Austin discovers plans for Dr. Evil's "Project Vulcan", which involves drilling a nuclear warhead into the Earth's molten core and triggering volcanic eruptions worldwide. Fagina discovers Powers in her suite and seduces him into revealing his true identity.

Who plays Vanessa Kensington?

Elizabeth Hurley, a model and actress plays Vanessa Kensington. Her character is the daughter of Marie Kensington, Austin's partner from the 1960s. She is among the secret agents that welcomed the thawed Austin Powers to the 1990s. She was initially disgusted by Austin's politically incorrect, womanizing attitude, but soon warms to his good nature and falls in love with him. At the end of the film, she and Austin marry and are shown in their honeymoon suite.

Who says this while reading aloud and filling out a form? “Name? Austin Danger Powers. Sex? Yes please!”

Austin Powers is filling out a form after being revived from being frozen and trying to impress Vanessa Kensington. Mike Myers modeled Austin Power's hair and glasses after a young professor Stephen Hawking.

Who is Scott talking to? I was thinking I like animals. Maybe I'd be a vet. “An evil vet?” Scott Evil: No! Maybe like work in a petting zoo. “An evil petting zoo?” Scott Evil: You always do that!

Scott and Dr. Evil do not see eye to eye. Scott is resentful of his father’s absence, and resists Dr. Evil's attempts to get closer to him. Comedian Colin Quinn was offered the role of Scott Evil, but he turned it down to focus on his writing projects.

Boys must have their toys. What type of handgun does Austin carry?

The handgun Austin uses is a Walther PPK/S .380 which is the same weapon used by James Bond. Girls must have their toys as well. Vanessa uses a IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII.

During the family therapy scene who plays the therapist?

Carrie Fisher plays the therapist who listens to Dr. Evil’s story about his childhood with amused interest/disbelief. Dr. Evil is there with Scott to work out their relationship problems. During the family therapy scene two voice actors from Family Guy (1999) are present, one being Seth Green (Scott Evil) who voices Chris Griffin and the other being Carrie Fisher (The Therapist) who voices Peter Griffin's boss Angela.

There are breaks between scenes where Austin constantly uses he carries with him, what is it?

Like small commercial breaks, the movie will stop and there will be a scene of Austin Powers being a fashion photographer, trying to coax a particular look or facial expression from the model. He uses the camera constantly. The photography is also at the beginning of the movie where everyone is in awe of Austin Powers. The marching band in the opening sequence is the band from Riverside Community College in California.

Vanessa likes Austin Powers, but is able to resist him mainly because of his what?

Vanessa lets Austin know that there have been great strides in dental care since the ‘60s. Although she can, at first, resist Austin’s charms, she eventually falls for him. However, Austin falls for her the moment he sees her. “My god, Vanessa's got a fabulous body... I bet she shags like a minx... How do I let them know because of the unfreezing process, I have no inner monologue? I hope I didn't just say that all out loud just now.”

Who says this? “Why must I be surrounded by frickin' idiots?”

Dr. Evil kills most of the team once he returns from being frozen. Dr. Evil is based on a James Bond villain portrayed by Donald Pleasence, who played Dr. Loomis in Halloween (1978). Austin Powers/Dr. Evil is played by actor Mike Myers, which is also the name of the killer in Halloween (1978).

Who says this? “Do I make you horny? Randy? Do I make you horny, baby, yeah, do I?”

Austin Powers is always looking for a quick shag. Somehow he becomes irresistible when he says this and other inappropriate things such as “I don’t bite … hard”. In Germany the title of The Spy Who Shagged Me was the Spy in the Secret Missionary Position.

What are Fembots?

Dr. Evil and his entourage conspire to defeat Austin Powers by creating a series of Fembots; beautiful female androids equipped with automatic guns concealed in their breasts. However, Austin Powers' mojo overpowers them, and the Fembots’ heads explode. NHL player Lyle Odelein's wife was one of the Fembots.

What is the music that plays when the Fembots kill the security guards?

Those knee-high boots on the Fembots practically beg for the background music to be “These Boots Are Made For Walking” by Nancy Sinatra. Also, it is a very empowering song for women.

Dr. Evil wanted these, but got mutated sea bass. What did he want?

Not only did he want to kill Austin Powers, but Vanessa as well through submerging them in a pool of sharks with laser, however he got a tank of mutated sea bass. When Scott questions him because he isn’t watching to make sure they die. Dr. Evil says, “No no no, I'm going to leave them alone and not actually witness them dying, I'm just gonna assume it all went to plan. What?”

Who thinks we lost the Cold War?

While Austin is being brought up to date, he is introduced to a general from Russian intelligence. He says, “Russian intelligence? Are you mad?”Basil: “Austin, the Cold War is over!” Austin: “Finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh? Eh comrades? Eh?” Basil: “Austin... we won.” Austin: Oh, smashing, groovy, yay capitalism!”

Who says this? "I like to see girls of that... caliber. (pause) By "caliber," of course, I refer to both the size of their gun barrels and the high quality of their characters... Two meanings... caliber... it's a homonym... Forget it.”

Dr. Eeeeevil is a bit behind the times and his jokes don't go over too well. Mike Myers originally wanted Jim Carrey to play Dr. Evil, but Carrey eventually passed due to scheduling conflicts with Liar Liar (1997). Myers then took the iconic role himself.

What is Austin’s middle name?

According to Austin, “Actually, my name is Austin Powers. Danger is my middle name.” Mike Myers decided not to do a 3rd "Wayne's World" film, so he could focus on and develop a secret agent comedy which is a parody of the James Bond movies, which became this film.

Who replies to Dr. Evil? Dr. Evil: “As you know, every diabolical scheme I've hatched has been thwarted by Austin Powers. And why is that, ladies and gentlemen? “ "Because you never kill him when you get the chance, and you're a big dope?”

Scott, played by Seth Green always is making snide comments. However, he is also a chip off the ‘ol block. When in therapy, Scott complains that his father is trying to kill him. The therapist disagrees when Dr. Evil pipes up, “No actually the boy is quite astute. I really am trying to kill him, but so far unsuccessfully. He's quite wily, like his old man.”

Which of these are stages of defrosting?

At the beginning of the film Austin has five stages of defrosting. They are as follows. Stage 1: Laser Cutting. Stage 2: Warm Liquid Goo Phase. Stage 3: Re-animation. Stage 4: Cleansing. Stage 5: Evacuation. Evacuation takes a bit longer than is comically necessary.

The film has a lot of strategic placement of items over body parts. What items are used to hide Vanessa’s body parts?

All of the above were used to cover Vanessa’s breasts. When Vanessa sits next to Austin in the last scene during their honeymoon, there is a piece of red tape over her left breast. There were photographers on the set and this prevented them from being able to sell topless pictures of Elizabeth Hurley to the papers.

Showing how strong his mojo is when defeating the Fembots, he lights up what?

Austin lights up many cigarettes at once and then tosses them into the Fembots mouths. That and his mojo are too much for the Fembots and their heads explode. Leaving Austin alive and well. This is the only film in the Austin Powers franchise to be given the 15 certificate in the UK. The following films were given the 12 certificate. The film was given the 15 certificate for its sexual content, nudity, violence and mild language.

Diana Rigg's character Emma Peel from the British TV series The Avengers inspired what article of clothing?

The leather-clad Mrs. Kensington and the leather-clad Vanessa was inspired by Diana Rigg's character Emma Peel from the British TV series The Avengers. Both Elizabeth Hurley and Mimi Rogers asked to keep their tight leather outfits and were allowed to.

The film plays homage to other movies and TV series. The shots of dancing girls in bikinis and body paint between scenes are taken from what 1960s television show?

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In inspired the dancing girls in bikinis and body paints. Besides that TV series, the Avengers and James Bond, the movie was also partially inspired by the BBC series Adam Adamant Lives!, in which an Edwardian crime fighter is revived from hibernation in 1966 London.

How was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery received?

The critics were pleased. The film received a 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can tell what the fans thought … on a budget of 16.5 million dollars, it earned 53 million dollars from its North American release and over 67 million dollars worldwide.

How many sequels did Austin Powers movie have?

There are two more in the series, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me released on June 11, 1999 and Austin Powers in Goldmember released on July 26, 2002. Demi Moore was an executive producer on all three Austin Powers films. A fourth film, Austin Powers 4, has reportedly been in development since 2005, but has yet to be produced as of 2016.

Which of these locations were used to shoot Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery?

There were many different locations, but Nevada got most of the shooting schedule. For interior shots, the Riviera Hotel and Casino as well as the Stardust Resort & Casino in Winchester, Nevada were used. And Circus Circus in Winchester, Nevada was used for exterior shots. The exterior location shot of Austin and Vanesa's honeymoon scene is of The Broadmoor, a world famous 5-star resort hotel in Colorado Springs located less than four miles from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The famous Cheyenne Mountain entrance was shown as the location shot for the scene where a U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant reports the detection of Dr. Evil's Big Boy rocket.

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