Happy Birthday Tom Hanks! Celebrate With Our Ultimate Hanks Quiz!

Someone who needs literally ZERO introduction, the mighty Tom Hanks today celebrate his 62nd birthday. Happy birthday Tom!

Tom Hanks Birthday

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As one of our all-time heroes and one of our favourite humans ever, we wanted to celebrate with a cheeky quiz to really put your Hanks knowledge to the test and to just help remind us how many iconic roles he has done over the years and what an impact he has had on all our lives.

So! Step on up and put yourself to the ultimate test with our Tom Hanks Quiz! Good luck and enjoy!

Question #1: Which US president does Forrest Gump tell, ‘I gotta pee’?

Question #2: What was the name of Woody’s TV show, as revealed in Toy Story 2?

Question #3: In Sleepless in Seattle, what is the name of Tom’s son?

Question #4: In You’ve Got Mail, Joe (Hanks) and Kathleen (Meg Ryan) both own bookshops. What’s the name of her business?

Question #5: In Saving Private Ryan, what his Hanks’ characters name?

Question #6: In Big, what is the name of the arcade fortune teller machine he uses to make the wish?

Question #7: In The Terminal, what country is Viktor trying to get back to?

Question #8: What is the names of the mysterious neighbours in The Burbs?

Question #9: When Tom says ‘Houston, we have a problem’ in Apollo 13, what was the problem?

Question #10: What is found on a local beach in Turner & Hooch?

Question #11: Which company does Tom (Chunk) work for in Castaway?

Question #12: What law firm is Tom (Andrew) dismissed from in Philadelphia?

Question #13: What is the name of the ship in Captain Phillips?

Question #14: In Forrest Gump, what medal is Tom (Forrest) awarded after his time serving in the army?

How did you get on? Let us know with a comment below!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 291!

Another retro movie weekend spectacular is here Truffle peeps! Are you ready to welcome some of the most iconic movies into your world? We sure are! Get your snacks at the ready, ice cream chilling in the freezer and enjoy some of our top picks hitting the small screen this weekend. Go go!

SATURDAY 7th July

It Could Happen to You (1994) Sony Movie Channel 9:10am-11:15am
A cop is unable to tip a waitress but instead promises to split the proceeds with her if he wins the lottery. However, his elation when he actually bags the jackpot quickly fades when his furious wife makes it plain she does not want him to honour the pledge. Romantic comedy, starring Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez and Isaac Hayes.

Labyrinth (1986) 5STAR 12:50pm-2:55pm
A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson’s fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

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James and the Giant Peach
(1996) Sony Movie Channel 1:00pm-2:40pm
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.

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Twister
(1996) ITV2 1:20pm-3:35pm
A storm-chaser and her estranged husband are brought together in a joint project to monitor the path of an oncoming tornado – but the pair face a race against the clock as a rival government-backed group with hi-tech resources tries to beat them to it. Action thriller, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Vice Versa (1988) Film4 2:45pm-4:40pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A department store executive returns from a trip to Thailand in possession of a mysterious artefact that causes him to change places with his 11-year-old son. While the horrified father struggles to cope with a world of teachers and school bullies, the youngster is revelling in the perks of being a grown-up. Fantasy comedy, starring Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz and Corinne Bohrer.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) 5STAR 4:50pm-7:55pm
An English nobleman returns home from the crusades to find his father has been murdered and the local people are repressed by the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Branded an outlaw, he recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) Film4 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Feisty heroine Annie and her new boyfriend Alex take a cruise in the Bahamas, but the trip becomes a nightmare when they discover a vengeful computer genius – a former employee laid off because of his terminal illness – is also on board. He has secretly programmed the ship to crash into an oil tanker while he steals a cache of diamonds from the cargo. Action thriller sequel, with Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric and Willem Dafoe.

SUNDAY 8th July

Problem Child (1990) ITV 9:25am-10:55am (1 hour 30 minutes)
When a couple seek to adopt a child from an orphanage, the administrator sees the chance to rid himself of the bane of his existence – an uncontrollable youngster who causes chaos and destruction wherever he goes. Comedy, starring John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Peter Jurasik and Michael Oliver.

The Great Outdoors (1988) Sony Movie Channel 11:00am-12:55pm
Easy-going family man Chet Ripley takes his wife and two sons to a lakeside cabin in the wilderness to enjoy a peaceful holiday. However, his plans to relax are ruined by the unwelcome and unannounced arrival of his obnoxious brother-in-law – as well as unexpected intrusions by the local wildlife. Comedy, starring John Candy, Dan Aykroyd and Annette Bening.

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Brewster’s Millions
(1985) Sony Movie Channel 12:55pm-3:00pm
A baseball player is stunned to learn he has come into a massive inheritance. Unfortunately, there is one condition – he must somehow find a way to spend $30million in just one month, or he will lose the lot. Meanwhile, two scheming lawyers, who stand to get the money if he fails, are determined to sabotage his efforts. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee and Jerry Orbach.

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Dirty Dancing
(1987) Channel 5 2:50pm-4:55pm
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

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The Mummy
(1999) ITV2 4:25pm-6:45pm
A soldier of fortune joins an academic and her conniving brother on an expedition to an ancient Egyptian lost city. The explorers accidentally cause the spirit of a vengeful priest with awe-inspiring supernatural powers to rise from his tomb, leading to a desperate battle for survival. Fantasy action adventure, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr.

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Mrs Doubtfire
(1993) E4 6:30pm-9:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A struggling actor’s ambitious, no-nonsense wife throws him out and demands a divorce. Desperate to spend time with his children, he puts his talents to good use by donning drag and posing as a Scottish housekeeper to get a job looking after them. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein and Mara Wilson.

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Rush Hour 2
(2001) ITV4 8:00pm-9:55pm
The two mismatched detectives travel to Hong Kong when terrorists bomb the US embassy, and are soon involved in keeping tabs on the prime suspects – high-ranking Triad members involved in an international counterfeiting ring. Action comedy sequel, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sanchez and Harris Yulin.

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, stay cool, stay humble and stay classy!

The TruffleShuffle Top Gun Drinking Game!

Do you feel the need? The need to take your next Top Gun viewing to all-new heights?! Here at TruffleShuffle, we’re celebrating the movie legend Top Cruise’s birthday in true style with a whopping 30% off our exclusive Top Gun TShirts with code XXXX! Yeeesh that’s a deal!

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With this in mind, what better way to celebrate Maverick’s special day than with another viewing of 80s classic Top Gun…with a twist!

How To Play

Pay close attention and follow these simple rules during the film to take part.
Note: You can always substitute an alcoholic drink for something else including chocolates, sweets (perhaps sour), some of your least favourite fruit etc.

Drink when…

– A plane takes off

– A missile is fired

– There’s a high five

– Someone says “Maverick”

– When someone is wearing sunglasses indoors

– Whenever a character repeats themselves

– Whenever someone says a sexual innuendo

Clink classes when…

– Someone sings

– A plane performs a barrel roll

– Whenever someone says ‘Top Gun’

– A plane takes off (drink and clink… for good luck)

So there you have it peeps! Get stuck in and give it a go with your friends while rocking your very own Top Gun clothing. Just remember, play safe, drink responsibly and have a wicked time!

Playing along? Let us know by tagging us and/or using #truffleshufflecom. Enjoy!

Ah-Haaaaaa! How Well Do You Know Alan Partridge? Take Our Quiz!

Crash, bang, wallop… what a quiz!

While designing and creating our totally epic (if we do say so ourselves!) new Alan Partridge TShirts that are fresh on the site, we’ve been living, sleeping, and eating all things Alan over the last few months. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it, right?

Alan Partridge

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With soo much Partridge gold taking over our lives, we thought we would share some of the classic BBC brilliance and put your knowledge to the ultimate test with a cheeky quiz.

So… how well do YOU know Alan Partridge? Let’s find out….

Question #1: Name the three drinks that make up a “Lady Boy”?

Question #2: Where does the country fayre Alan attends take place?

Question #3: Where did Alan drive in bare feet after buying the rights to K-9, the robot dog on casters from Doctor Who?

Question #4: What does Alan take from the fridge and put on the ‘slate’ when Tex visits the Petrol Station?

Dr Pepper
Twix
Ginsters
Pork Pie

Question #5: What is the name of Alan’s doomed production company in episode one, season one?

Question #6: What does Alan raise Lynn’s annual salary to after some pressure from Gordon?

Question #7: What was the name of Alan’s company in series 2?

Question #8: Alan claims that you ought to have a basic grasp of Latin if you work for which company?

Comet
Curry's
Dixons
IKEA

Question #9: What is the name of Alan’s late-night radio section to help people relax?

Question #10: What TV show does Tex record over Alan’s copy of ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’?

Question #11: What does Tex name his pickup truck?

Question #12: What drink does Alan spill all over his collection of James Bond Tapes?

Pepsi
Coffee
Larger
Sunny Delight

Question #13: What is the name of Alan’s daughter?

Question #14: In the last episode of season one, how many days has Alan spent at the Linton Travel Tavern?

So…. how did you get on? Share your results with your friends and see who is the biggest Alan Partridge fan.

On the hunt for MORE Partridge goodness? Take a peep at our exclusive new collection of Alan Partridge merchandise featuring the man himself! All available in women’s and men’s styles.

Men's Retro Alan Partridge Black T-Shirt
Alan Partridge's Ideas For Television Shows Maroon T-Shirt
Alan Partridge Swaffham Country Fayre White T-Shirt
Alan Partridge Radio Norwich Mug

Yellow Submarine Movie Turns 50 TODAY!

‘All Together Now’… Haaaaaappy Birthday too youuu, Haaa.. you get it. It’s true guys and gals! The totally iconic movie classic Yellow Submarine turns a cheeky 50 years old today having first premiered way back in 1968!

Now, it’s safe to say that not many of us TruffleShufflers were actually around to enjoy this iconic moment sadly however, we all know the impact of this film and the music that features so well within. It’s actually hard to imagine not growing up and living with now of these classic tracks including ‘All Together Now’, ‘All You Need Is Love’, ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’.

the Beatles Yellow Submarine Poster
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Being such huuuuge fans of The Beatles, we’ve always loved having our very own range of The Beatles TShirts AND our totally exclusive range of Yellow Submarine merchandise which hit our site this year.
With such a landmark film hitting a landmark age, we thought we would take some time to pick up some of our top Yellow Submarine Facts and Trivia to help tickle your fandom and celebrate this legend. Enjoy!

1. The breakthrough cartoon-film took nearly two years to complete, with 14 different scripts, 40 animators and over 140 technical artists. Impressive stuff!
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