80s Television Trivia Questions, Answers

The Questions

The Answers

  1. Who was Mallory Keaton's fiance?
    Nick Moore
  2. Which one of the A Team was a Pilot?
    H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdoch
  3. What is the name of the cat in the smurfs?
  4. What's the connection between Benson & Growing Pains?
    Missy Gold was the daughter in Benson and her sister was Tracey Gold, Carol in Growing Pains
  5. Who was the leader of the good Transformers?
    Optimus Prime
  6. What was the name of the dog in Fraggle Rock?
  7. What was the name of Punky Brewster's dog?
  8. What was Angela's son's name in Who's the Boss?
  9. What was Michael Jackson advertising when he was nearly killed?
  10. What was ALF's girlfriend from Melmac's name?
  11. What was the name of Arnold's fish on Different Strokes?
  12. On Three's Company, what was Jack's retaurant that he opened and was head chef ?
    Jack's Bistro
  13. On Three's Company, what's the first name of Mr. Furley's (landlord) tight wad brother who owned the building?
  14. On Three's Company, what city did the trio live in?
    Santa Monica
  15. On Three's Company, what is the name "Chrissy" is short for?
  16. On three's company, what was Chrissy's father's ocupation?
    A Reverend
  17. What current cast member of ER was on an 80's show of the same name?
    George Clooney
  18. Who was the bully who terrorized Arnold on Different Strokes?
    The Gooch
  19. What was Roscoe's dogs name on the Dukes of Hazzard?
  20. What was the name of the school mistress in The facts of Life?
    Mrs. Edna Garrett
  21. What were the names of the four main characters of the Facts of Life?
    Jo Polniaczek, Blair Warner, Natalie Green, Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey
  22. What was the name of the bartender on The Love Boat?
    Isaac Washington
  23. The Jeffersons was a spinoff from what show?
    All in the Family
  24. What star of the Breakfast Club was also part of the orginal cast of the facts of life?
    Molly Ringwald
  25. What actor was famous for the line "nanoo nanoo"?
    Robin Williams for his character Mork from Ork
  26. What was the name of Facts of Life's Mrs. Garret's gourmet food shop?
    Edna's Edibles
  27. On facts of life, what was the name Andy thought up to give to the girls when they needed to form a singing group?
    Sexy Lingerie
  28. What did Webster call his adoptive parents?
    Ma'am and George
  29. What Facts of Life character was in The Godfather?
    Jo Polnyczeck's father. He played Moe Green in The Godfather.
  30. Who shot J.R. Ewing?
    Sue Ellen's sister, Kristin
  31. On Little House on the Prarie, what was the original name for the school teacher?
    Miss Beatle
  32. What is the name of the Dukes of Hazzards car?
    General Lee
  33. On Little House on the Prairie, what was Laura's horse's name?
  34. On One Day at a Time, what were the two daughter's names?
    Barbara and Julie
  35. Name the two sets of sibling actors that worked together in Little House on the Prarie.
    Melissa Gilbert (Laura) and her brother Johnathon Gilbert (Willie Olsen) Matthew Laborteaux (Albert Ingalls) and his brother Patrick Laborteaux (Andrew Garvey)
  36. Who palyed Mork from Ork's son?
    Johnathen Winters
  37. On the SuperFriends, what were the Wonder Twins names? (Bonus, what was the monkey's name?)
    Zan and Jayna bonus: Gleek
  38. Which famous talk show host made a guest apearence on Laverne & Shirley?
    Jay Leno
  39. Name the three children on Kate and Ali.
    Jenny, Chip and Emma
  40. What method of transportation did Webster use to get from the upper level of the house to the lower level?
    The dumbwaiter in the kitchen.
  41. In Knight Rider, what does K.I.T.T.'s name stand for?
    Knight Industries Two Thousand
  42. Mork and Mindy was a spinoff of what TV show?
    Happy Days
  43. What was the name of the robot girl on "Small Wonder"?
  44. What show is The Dukes of Hazzard a spinoff of?
    Boss Hogg was a character who passed through in Flo's Yellow Rose
  45. On Laverne & Shirley, what was Laverne's favorite drink?
    Milk and Pepsi
  46. What actress played Laura and Almonzo's niece on Little House on the Prairie?
    Shannen Doherty
  47. What is the real name of the 'man of arms' in 'He man and the Masters of the Universe'
  48. How old was John Schneider when he first played as Bo Duke on the Dukes of Hazzard?
    18 years old
  49. On "Three's Company" what was Larry's (the upstairs neighbor) last name?
  50. Which professional wrestler popped both of John Stossel's ear drums during a 20/20 interview?
    "Dr. D." David Schultz
  51. What was Reverend Jims real last name on TAXI?
  52. What was the name of the head master at the Eastland school for girls on the "Facts of Life" during its first premiere season?
    Mr. Steven Bradley
  53. How did Ann Jillian's character die on "Jennifer Slept Here"?
    She was hit by an ice-cream truck.
  54. On the show Kight Rider, what was the name of K.I.T.T.s evil double? (Bonus, what does it stand for?)
    K.A.R.R. Knight Automated Roving Robot
  55. On Punky Brewster, how was she abandoned by her mother?
    Her mother went in to the grocery store and never came out.
  56. What actor was famous for the line "Nanoo, Nanoo?"
    Robin Williams
  57. What show was Family Matters a spin-off of?
    Harriet Winslow was the elevator security guard on Perfect Strangers.
  58. What is the connection between Jeffersons and Good Times?
    Janet Dubois who plays Walona on Good Times sang the theme song for the Jeffersons.
  59. On Punky Brewster, her best friend Cherri was discussing marrying a guy named Donald...if she married him, what would her full name have been?
    Cherri Soda
  60. In "Family Ties" who was Alex P. Keaton's idol?
    Richard Nixon
  61. What was the name of the bar that the characters from "Three's Company" frequented?
    Regal Beagle
  62. What island did Balki from Perfect Strangers call home?
  63. What was the name of the bar on Dukes of Hazzard?
    Boars Nest
  64. In Knight Rider, what's the real last name of Michael Knight?
  65. Elizabeth was the "Starchild" on this sci-fi show.
    V- The Visitors
  66. My dad was a big kid, a big RICH KID. What show was I on?
    Silver Spoons
  67. What was the name of the helicopter on Riptide?
    The Mimi
  68. What does ALF stand for?
    Alien Life Form
  69. What media icon invaded Network 23?
    Max Headroom
  70. On what show would you find Gary Gnu?
    The Great Space Coaster
  71. If you heard the words "Hey You Guys!" what TV program was about to begin?
    The Electric Company
  72. What was Webster's adopted mom and dad's name
    Mr. & Mrs Poppadouupalus
  73. What sitcom was "The Facts of Life" a spinoff of?
    Different Strokes, Mrs Garret started out as the Drummond's housekeeper.
  74. Where was Hawkeye Pierce's hometown in the show M*A*S*H ?
    Crab Apple Cove
  75. What was the name of the short lived spin-off of Three's Company?
    The Ropers
  76. Name the children on "Just the Ten of Us". Bonus: Name the dog.
    Cindy, Wendy, Marie, Connie, J.R., Heidi, the twins: Melissa and Harvey. Bonus: Hooter.
  77. What show was Just the 10 of us spin off of?
    Growing Pains
  78. What was the name of the neighbors that lived next door to ALF??
    Raquel and Trevor Achmanic
  79. What was the name of the actress who played "Melonie" on the show "Webster and Melonie"?
    Heather O' Rourke
  80. Who played the Uncle on Family Ties?
    Tom Hanks
  81. What was ALF's real name?
    Gordon Shumway
  82. What was the name of the bar/restaurant on THREE'S COMPANY?
    Regal Beagle
  83. What was the connection between Family Matters & Full House?
    Steve Urkel was DJ's friend's annoying cousin
  84. What ws Balki Bartokamus' occupation when he lived in Mypos?
    Sheep Rancher/Herder
  85. On Night Court, who was Harry's idol?
    Mel Torme
  86. Who was the famous TV painter from the 80's?
    Bob Ross
  87. What show was a spin-off of Transformers?
  88. What TV personality did Doritos commercials?
    Jay Leno
  89. What was the connection between The Facts of Life and ER
    George Clooney
  90. Who played Jo's sailor boyfiend on the Facts of Life?
    Clark Brandon
  91. How many children did JR Ewing knowingly have that lived on "Dallas"?
    3-John Ross, James, Cally's baby(unnamed)
  92. What is the real name of Jem from Jem and the Holograms?
    Jerrica Benton
  93. What 80's Pro-Wrestler was turned into a G.I. Joe character?
    Sgt. Slaughter
  94. In Battle Star Galactica, What was the name of the human leader of the Cylons?
  95. Who all lived in the house of "Full House" when the show ended?
    Danny,Joey,Uncle Jesse,Rebecca,D.J.,Stephanie,Michelle,Nicki,Alex,Comet the dog.
  96. What were the two dogs names on Magnum PI?
    Apollo and Zeus
  97. What was the full name of Mangum P.I.?
    Thomas Magnum
  98. On M*A*S*H, what was the name of BJ's wife?
  99. What did the "P" in Roscoe P. Coltrane (from Dukes of Hazzard) stand for?
  100. What was the name of Vanessa's last boyfriend on The Cosby Show?
  101. What was the name of the detective agency in Moonlighting?
    Blue Moon Detective Agency
  102. What was the name of the t.v. show with the theme song that began: "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air..."?
    Greatest American Hero
  103. What was the name of the woman who helped run the school for the blind on "Little House on the Prarie?" (Besides Mary Ingalls)
    Hester Sue
  104. What was the name of Murphy Brown's news program?
  105. What was the date in 1955 did Marty from Back to the Future arrive on.
    November 5th, 1955
  106. On Full House, what was Jesse's REAL first name?
  107. What is the connection between Growing Pains and Full House?
    Growning Pains starred Kirk Cameron, Full House starred his sister Candace.
  108. What current popular sitcom star played Michael P. Keaton's girlfriend Lauren Miller on Family Ties?
    Courteney Cox
  109. What was the real name of the hospital on St. Elsewhere?
    St. Eligius
  110. In the show "The Equalizer", what did the hero (McCall) call his former superior from the "agency"?
  111. On "Out of This World" what planet was Troy from?
  112. What was the Saved by the bell series with Hayley Mills originally called?
    Good Morning, Mis Bliss
  113. What was the name of He-man's legless, wizard friend?
  114. What was the primary occupation of characters in "Falcon Crest"?
    They were vineyard owners.
  115. What was punky brewster's best friends name?
  116. What Georgia town did the first Dukes of Hazzard episodes take place?
    Covington, Georgia
  117. What was Al Bundy's nickname during the dream sequence with all of the women in his bedroom?
    "Al-night long"
  118. What is the connection between Gimme a Break and Family Matters?
    Telma Hopkins played Addie Wilson (Nell's best friend) on Gimme a Break and she played Aunt Rachel on Family Matters
  119. What was the name of the Other short-lived spinoff of "Three's Company"
    "Three's a Crowd"
  120. What 80's spin off of a 70's tv show did Martin Lawrence play on?
    What's Happening Now
  121. What does M.A.S.K. stand for?
    Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand
  122. What was crocketts first name on Miami Vice? His nick name was Sonny.
    James. told in the piolt esp.
  123. Name the three main bands featured on the cartoon series 'Jem' during it's entire 3 year run.
    Jem and The Holograms, The Misfits, The Stingers
  124. What was the name of the home that Sofia Patrillo lived in before moving in with her daughter on the Golden Girls.
    Shady Pines
  125. What Famous congressman was on an episode of the Golden Girls?
    Sonny Bono
  126. What Show did the Simpsons first appear?
    The Tracy Ullman Show
  127. how did Rose Nilin's husband Charlie die on The Golden Girls?
    He died of a heart Attack while making love to Rose.
  128. Who was Michelle's first boyfriend on Full House?
    Rebecca's nephew Howie
  129. Can you name the 5 original MTV VJ's?
    Martha Quinn, J.J. Jackson, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood
  130. The Jefferson's was a spinoff of what show?
    All in the Family
  131. In the cartoon show My Pet Monster, what were the only things that could send Beastor, Monster's enemy, back to the monster world? Bonus: When these items were put on Monster, what did they do to him?
    A pair of orange handcuffs. Bonus: The handcuffs turned Monster into a doll.
  132. Ben Affleck played CT on what 80's science education television show?
    Voyage of the Mimi
  133. On Diff'rent Strokes, what pet did Arnold keep in his room? What was it's name?
    Goldfish. Abraham.
  134. What was the name of the older brother on Happy Days?
    Chuck Cunningham
  135. If you saw a segment of "Mathnet," what show were you watching?
    Square One
  136. What was the name of the principal on Saved By the Bell?
    Mr. Richard Belding
  137. on Different Strokes, who got kidnapped?
    Sam, Mr. Drummonds step-son.
  138. What was the name of the castle that gave He-Man his powers?
  139. Name the twins on the Thundercats.
    Wily Kit and Wily Kat
  140. What planet did the Thundercats live on?
    Third Earth.
  141. On "Who's the Boss?", what was Samantha's liscense plate on her first car?
  142. What short-lived sitcom featured Snow White and Prince Charming living as husband & wife?
    "The Charmings"
  143. On M*A*S*H, what was Walter 'Radar' O'Reilley's home town?
    Ottumwa, Iowa
  144. What did Archie Bunker on 'All In The Family' call his son-in-law Mike?
  145. On the show Tour of Duty, for each of the three seasons the show ran for what were the three locations the team was based?
    Season One: Firebase Ladybird, Season Two: Camp Tan Sun Nhut, Season Three: Camp Barnett
  146. On night Court what was Bull's IQ? (hint: it's the same upside down as it is right side up.)
    Bull,who seemingly had the intelligence of a paper weight, had an IQ of 181!
  147. What was Rosanna Arquette's character's name in "Desperately Seeking Susan"?
    Roberta Glass
  148. In "Desperately Seeking Susan" two different women circle Jim's personal ad in the newspaper. With what(name both)?
    Susan uses black eye-liner, Roberta red nail polish.
  149. In Desperately Seeking Susan: what's the name of the shop from where Susan gets the sequinned boots and later Roberta buys Susan's jacket?
    Love Saves Day (reads on the pink paper bag)
  150. Name the connection bewteen the "A-Team" and "Battle Star Gallactica?"
    Dirk Bennidict (you see a Robot from "Battle" in the opening of the "A-Team")
  151. What was the name of the robot on Buck Rogers?
  152. What planet did Alf come from?
  153. What was the name of the helicopter service that was the cover for Airwolf?
    Santini Air
  154. What are the names of the Simon brothers from Simon & Simon?
    Rick & AJ
  155. What did AJ stand for in Simon & Simon's AJ Simon?
    Andrew Jackson
  156. In Simon & Simon, what unusual thing did Rick live in? (Bonus: Where was it located?)
    He lived in a boat in AJ's backyard.
  157. In Simon & Simon, what kind of vehicles did Rick and AJ Simon drive? (Bonus: what was the NAME of Rick's vehicle?)
    AJ drove an IROC. Rick drove a Dodge pickup. It was called Power Wagon.
  158. Where did Simon & Simon take place?
    San Diego
  159. What was the name of Magnum PI's suave superspy alterego?
    Sebastian Sabre
  160. Where did Thomas Magnum grow up as a kid?
    San Diego
  161. In Magnum PI, what was the name of the charter service that TC ran?
    Island Hoppers
  162. In Magnum PI, Rick was not Rick's real name. What was his real name? Bonus: Why did he call himself Rick?
    Orville Wright. He was naming himself after Casablanca's Rick.
  163. In Magnum PI, what was the name of the club?
    The King Kamehameha
  164. In Magnum PI, what kind of car did Higgins drive?
    An audi
  165. In Magnum PI, where did Higgin's "illegitimite half brothers" come from? What did they do?
    1) A priest from Ireland 2) A revolutionary leader from a fictional South American country (maybe Costa Verde)
  166. Thomas Magnum's dad was played by what actor? Bonus: What other show was that actor also a regular on?
    Robert Pine; CHIPS
  167. Why was Wesley from Mr Belvedere afraid to go to junior high?
    He didn't want to take a shower w/ the other boys in gym class.
  168. What is the connection between Good Times and Different Strokes?
    Janet Jackson played Penny on Good Times and Willis's girlfried on Different Strokes.
  169. What were the 3 Chipettes names on Alvin and the Chipmunks?
    Brittney, Jeanette, and Eleanor
  170. On Knight Rider, who was Garthe Knight?
    Wilton Knight's son and Michael Knight's "evil twin" double/nemesis.
  171. What is the name of the cartoon that had ponies of all colors of the rainbow, and had a design on their butt, there were pegasus, unicorns, and earth ponies and they talked? Bonus: What was the name of the girl that took care of the ponies???
    My Little Ponies bonus: Megan
  172. Name the spinoff show from Who's the Boss? Bonus: name the connection between it and Tom Hanks.
    Living Dolls Bonus: David Moscow who played the son on Living Dolls also portrayed the young version of Tom Hanks' character Josh Baskin in Big.
  173. Who replaced Bo and Luke Duke?
    Coy and Vance. (They were their cousins.)
  174. On Magnum, P.I., what type of vehicle was Robin 3? Robin 2?
    Robin 3 was a GMC Jimmy 4X4. Robin 2 was an Audi.
  175. Who are the three annoying neighbors in "Small Wonder"?
    Brandon, Bonnie, and Harriet Brendel
  176. What city provided the setting for One day at a time?
  177. On the show Cheers,What was the name of the restaurant above the bar.
  178. What is Iola cat that died on the episode of Mamma's Family.
  179. Who steals a new razor on Little house on the praire?
    James, he was the adopted son of the Ingalls. The reason he stole a razor is because he broke alberts razor when he borrowed it, a cow stepped on it in the barn
  180. What was the name of the home of the Care Bear Cousins?
    Forest of Feelings
  181. What is MacGyver's first name?
  182. On "It's Your Move," what is the name of the rock band that Mark and his friend Eliot pretended to be?
    The Dregs Of Humanity
  183. In the cartoon Jem and the Holograms, what was the name of Jems computer.
  184. On Night Court, Harry had a "statue" of what animal in his office?
  185. What was the first name of Sledge's partner on the show Sledge Hammer! ?
  186. What is the connection between "Silver Spoons" and "Family Ties" ?
    Ricky Shroeders best friend Derek (Jason Bateman) is the real-life brother of Mallory Keaton (Justine Bateman)
  187. In the show Cheers, what was the name of the bar that always played practical jokes on the gang at Cheers?
    Gary's Old Time Tavern
  188. What were the names of Amanda's boys on Scarecrow and Mrs. King?
    Phillip and Jamie
  189. What was the club house of the Get Along Gang?
    A red Caboose
  190. What was the name of the comic strip that "Henry Rush" (Too Close for Comfort)wrote?
    Cosmic Cow
  191. Who was the leader of the bad guys on Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling that annoyed Hulk Hogan and his freinds?
    Rowdy Roddy Piper
  192. On "You Can't Do That on Television", what were the two things that dropped out of the sky onto the actors' heads and what had to be said to acti ate them?
    Green Slime and Water by saying "I don't know" and "Water" respectively.
  193. What did He-man say when he lifted his sword and gained his strength?
    "By the power of Grayskull...I have the power!"
  194. What 80's group sang the theme song to "Square Pegs".
    The Waitresses
  195. What 80's cartoon theme song did Ricky Martin sing?
    "Rubic-the Amazing Cube" when he was with "Menudo"
  196. What 80's cartoon was a showcase for 'New Wave' Music videos?
    "Kidd Video"
  197. What cartoon featured a boy with a community of tiny people living in his wall?
    "The Littles"

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