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What TV series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as
two police department detectives working undercover in Miami?
a. The A-Team
b. Who's the Boss?
c. Miami Vice
d. Hill Street Blues
Miami Vice - A film adaptation of the TV series was released on July 28, 2006.
Which TV series featured a friendly extraterrestrial who
crash-landed in the garage of the Tanner family?
a. Growing Pains
c. Perfect Strangers
d. The Wonder Years
ALF - The first TV series to be presented in Dolby Surround sound, the name ALF was an acronym for Alien
Harry Anderson played the unorthodox Judge Harold T. "Harry"
Stone in which TV series?
b. Miami Vice
c. Knight Rider
d. Night Court
Night Court - Anderson made many appearances as con man 'Harry the Hat' on the TV sitcom Cheers.
According to TV Guide, what show "was TV's biggest hit of the
a. Miami Vice
b. Hill Street Blues
d. The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show - Starring Bill Cosby, the show aired for eight seasons from September 20, 1984 until
April 30, 1992.
What TV sitcom featured the dysfunctional Bundy family?
a. Growing Pains
b. Married... with Children
c. The Wonder Years
d. Who's the Boss?
Married... with Children - Married... with Children placed #94 on Entertainment Weekly's 'New TV
Classics' list in 2008.
What TV character had the ability to use everyday objects to
perform extraordinary feats?
a. James Crockett
d. Michael Knight
MacGyver - MacGyver ran for seven seasons.
On the TV show Magnum P.I., what was Thomas' favorite MLB team?
a. Minnesota Twins
b. Detroit Tigers
c. L.A. Dodgers
d. New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers - Magnum was a private investigator living in Hawaii.
What was Latka Gravas's job on the TV show "Taxi"?
b. Chief Mechanic
c. Tow Truck Driver
Chief Mechanic - During its five-season run, Taxi won 18 Emmy Awards.
On the sitcom "Family Ties", who was the goofy next-door
neighbor that had a crush on Mallory?
Skippy - For his part in the show, Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead
Actor in a Comedy Series.
On "Knot's Landing", who was Karen MacKenzie's first husband?
a. Greg Sumner
b. Sid Fairgate
c. Bobby Ewing
d. Richard Smith
Sid Fairgate - Knot's Landing ran for 14 seasons.
What was Blanche's middle name on the TV Sitcom "Golden Girls"?
Elizabeth - Rue McClanahan played the role of Blanche Devereaux, a Southern belle who is employed at an
What actor played a doctor who died of AIDS on "St. Elsewhere"?
a. Mark Harmon
b. Gregory Harrison
c. Ed Begley, Jr.
d. George Clooney
Mark Harmon - St. Elsewhere ran from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988.
In what TV series did Michael Dorn appear on prior to playing
Klingon Starfleet Officer Worf on the "The Next Generation"?
b. Starskey and Hutch
CHiPs - Michael Dorn played the role of Officer Jebediah Turner on CHiPs for 31 episodes.
On the TV sitcom "Full House", what was Joey's last name?
Gladstone - The series ran for 8 seasons (192 episodes).
On the TV sitcom "Cheers", what MLB team did Sam Malone play
a. Boston Red Sox
b. New York Yankees
c. Milwaukee Brewers
d. Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox - A very popular show during the eighties, Cheers ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993.
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