Chuck Quizmo is a character in the Nintendo 64 game Paper Mario. A multi-colored worm wearing a yellow bow tie and a purple top hat, Chuck Quizmo hosts a quiz game which Mario can participate in to receive sixty-four Star Pieces. His name may be a reference to the game show host Chuck Woolery.
Quizmo appears throughout Paper Mario in different towns and villages, and if Mario speaks with him, Quizmo will transport him to a stage and, along with his assistant Vanna T., ask Mario a question. If Mario answers Chuck's quiz correctly, he will be rewarded with a Star Piece, and if he answers wrong, he will receive nothing. In the latter case, the same question will be asked the next time Mario speaks with him, thereby still allowing the player to receive all the Star Pieces. After quizzing Mario, Quizmo will teleport away to a different location. In all, Quizmo will ask sixty-four questions, provided Mario makes the effort to find him and accept his quizzes.
If Mario answers all of his questions correctly, Quizmo states that, now that he has found someone with all the answers, he can finally retire as quiz master. After Mario defeats Bowser, Quizmo, along with Vanna T., can be seen in Toad Town outside the dojo; when spoken to, Quizmo will jokingly ask Mario if he wants to participate in another quiz before stating he is in Toad Town merely to attend the festival celebrating the defeat of the Koopa Troop. Quizmo can also be seen in the parade that plays during the Paper Mario credits, expelling fireworks from his hat.
Other appearances and references
In the original Japanese script of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and most translations of the game, the final RDM e-mail mentions that Chuck Quizmo (revealed to be 44-years old) was set to return in a new quiz show named 『しょうじきものは ダレだ！？』 ("Who’s the Honest One!?"), but it took so long in the planning stages that it did not come to fruition in the end. This is an allusion to the fact that he was planned to make an appearance in the final game. The English translation of the game removed the portion of the e-mail where Chuck Quizmo is mentioned, while the French translation substitutes his name with Vanna T.
Areas Chuck Quizmo can be found
List of questions and answers
The number of questions available depends on how much progress Mario has made in the storyline. All the questions are available after Chapter 7.
Names in other languages