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80s TV Trivia Quiz

by Jim H

Do you think you know 1980s television? Take our 20 question 80s TV trivia challenge to see how much you really know. We have a ton of questions here, so once you finish, please PLAY AGAIN for a different 80s TV quiz!

Between 1987-89, this talk show host would chain smoke throughout the show and use a silver bowl as an ashtray.

Morton Downey Jr.
Jerry Springer
Ricki Lake
Maury Povich

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True or False: Almost every episode of “Cheers” shows someone peeling a lemon?

True
False

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On CHiPs, what was Officer Jon Baker’s badge number?

Jon Baker Chips
8271
7128
2178
8712

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Which series below was NOT a spin-off of “Happy Days”?
Mork & Mindy
Laverne & Shirley
The Jeffersons
Joanie Loves Chachi

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In Three’s Company, who is Jack Tripper’s friend shown this picture?

Threes Company
Stanley Roper
Ralph Furley
Larry Dallas
Michael DeWitt

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What planet is ALF from?

Alf
Melmac
Mars
Alfinia
Uranus

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According to the sign outside the bar, when was “Cheers” established?

1888
1912
1895
1915

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What was the first name of Dana Plato’s character on Diff’rent Strokes? She played the daughter of Phillip Drummond.

Diffrent Strokes
Kimberly
Anne
Jessie
Gabe

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What was the name of the German cook in “Benson”?


Benson (Robert Guillaume) and Kraus (Inga Swenson)
Nina Dunst
Maria Kruger
Hilda Otter
Gretchen Wilomena Kraus

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Who was Alex Keaton’s hero on the TV series Family Ties?

Alex Keaton on Family Ties
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
John F. Kennedy

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What was Norm’s first name in “Cheers”?


Norm from Cheers
Sue
Ann
Pat
Hilary

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What was Sam Malone’s jersey number when he played for the Red Sox?
16
11
3
22

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In what city does “Mork & Mindy” take place?


mork and mindy
Boulder, CO
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR
Denver, CO

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The FULL name of Carla on “Cheers” is?

Carla from Cheers

 
Carla Tortelli
Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli Lebec
Carla Maria Angelina Victoria Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli Lebec
Carla Lebec

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What was the first name of “MacGyver”?


Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver in the opening sequence of the action adventure television series, MacGyver. Image dated 1986. Frame grab. Copyright © 1985 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive.
Brian
Malcolm
Angus
Cliff

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What make and model was the “General Lee” on Dukes of Hazzard?Dukes of Hazzard
69 Dodge Charger
69 Chevy Camaro
69 Buick Skylark
69 Dodge Challenger

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Who does Mork report to in every episode of “Mork & Mindy”?


Mork calling Orson
Orson
Ork
Nork
Olson

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Why was Dr. David Bruce Banner working on Gamma radiation experiments which ultimately turned him into the Hulk?Incredible Hulk
To become stronger
To fight disease
To obtain immortality
Renewable energy

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Who shot J.R. in “Dallas”?

jr ewing
Kristin Shepard
Bobby Ewing
Jenna Wade
Afton Cooper

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Who was NOT a Charlie’s Angel?

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