The Ultimate 1980s Sitcom Quiz

You think you know your 1980s sitcoms? We’ll see about that! This is the ultimate ’80s sitcom quiz, made to test your knowledge on all those shows you used to watch back in the good old days. From Happy Days to Desinging Women to Family Ties, these shows were not only fun to watch but made lasting imprints in our memories. Enjoy the quiz!

  • question

    Tony Danza starred in which show before Who’s the Boss?

    Alf

    Taxi

    Mork and Mindy

    Designing Women


    Tony Danza earned a spot on Taxi as a cab driver and part-time boxer named Tony Banta

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    Which sitcom had the character Balki?

    Charles in Charge

    The Golden Girls

    Perfect Strangers

    Coach


    Balki Bartokomous was Larry’s hitherto-unknown cousin from a Mediterranean island called Mypos, who simply arrived and moved in with him.

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    Where was Cheers based in?

    Boston

    New York

    Chicago

    Los Angeles


    The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink and socialize.

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    This scene is from which sitcom?

    Police Squad!

    Newhart

    Happy Days

    Charles in Charge


    Happy Days aired from 1974 to 1984, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes spanning 11 seasons.

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    Which show starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as two police detectives?

    Miami Vice

    The A-Team

    Murphy Brown

    The Love Boat


    After dozens of actors auditioned, and a twice-delayed pilot shooting went down, Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas were chosen as the Miami Vice cops.

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    Which sitcom had the unorthodox Judge Harold T. “Harry” Stone?

    Yes Minister

    Newhart

    Night Court

    Hill Street Blues


    Harold T. “Harry” Stone was the presiding judge for the Manhattan criminal court on the NBC-TV series Night Court. The part was played by Harry Anderson.

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  • question

    Which sitcom inspired the phrase “Jump the shark”?

    Happy Days

    Growing Pains

    Taxi

    Desining Women


    The phrase came from a 1977 episode of Happy Days, in which Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis.

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    The Seaver family, including Mike, Carol and Ben were on what show?

    Married With Children

    Alf

    Growing Pains

    Family Matters


    The Seaver family lived at 15 Robin Hood Lane in Huntington, Long Island, New York.

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    On Full House, how were Danny and Jesse related?

    They’re biological brothers

    They’re brothers-in-law

    They’re cousins

    They’re uncle and nephew


    Jesse Katsopolis is Danny’s brother-in-law, Pam’s younger brother, which makes him the maternal uncle to DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle.

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    What was Latka Gravas’s job on Taxi?

    Chief Mechanic

    Secretary

    Dental Hygienist

    Paper Boy


    Latka Gravas was portrayed by Andy Kaufman.

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    The TV newsmagazine “FYI” was the place of employment on which show?

    The Cosby Show

    Night Court

    Diff’rent Strokes

    Murphy Brown


    FYI, is a fictional CBS television newsmagazine created for the Murphy Brown show.

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  • question

    This show starred Jan Michael-Vincent as Stringfellow Hawke

    Airwolf

    MASH

    Police Squad!

    Taxi


    Jan Michael-Vincent was best known for playing helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the series Airwolf from 1984 1987.

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    On Family Ties, who was the goofy next-door neighbor who had a crush on Mallory?

    Skippy

    Scooter

    Donald

    Mike


    Marc Price was known for his role as Irwin “Skippy” Handelman on Family Ties.

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    This scene is from which sitcom?

    Who’s the Boss?

    Silver Spoons

    The Facts of Life

    Laverne and Shirely


    Laverne and Shirley aired for eight seasons on ABC from 1976 to 1983, as a spin-off of Happy Days.

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    Which sitcom had its workplace in The Stratford Inn?

    Family Ties

    Alf

    Newhart

    Murphy Brown


    The exterior shots of the Stratford Inn are actually from the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury, Vermont.

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    Which sitcom had the Blue Moon Detective Agency as its place of employment?

    Moonlighting

    Night Court

    The Facts of Life

    Silver Spoons


    The series revolved around the Blue Moon Detective Agency and its two partners, Madelyn “Maddie” Hayes and David Addison Jr.

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    In which show did the main characters work at Sugarbaker & Associates?

    The Golden Girls

    Desining Women

    Bosom Buddies

    Cheers


    The series centers on the four women and one man working at an interior designing firm called Sugarbaker & Associates.

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    Which movie hunk guest-starred on Growing Pains?

    Brad Pitt

    George Clooney

    Ryan Reynolds

    Ryan Gosling


    Brad Pitt guest-starred on two episodes of Growing Pains. First as Jeff Keith, a new student and Carol Seaver’s crush, in season three in 1987. Then, in season four as Jonathan Keith, Ben Seaver’s favorite rock star.

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    This scene is from which sitcom?

    The Love Boat

    Designing Women

    Three’s a Crowd

    One Day at a Time


    Three’s a Crowd was a spin-off of Three’s Company that aired from 1984 to 1985.

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    What was Punky Brewster’s real name?

    Anne

    Penelope

    Marie

    Georgette


    Penelope “Punky” Brewster was portrayed by Soleil Moon Frye in both the original & reboot series.

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  • question

    What Frasier’s dog’s name on Cheers?

    Buzz

    Pavlov

    Scruffy

    Snowy


    Pavlov is Frasier’s dog, and Diane is supposedly alergic to it. So, he gave the dog to Sam, who renames her “Diane”.

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  • question

    What was the spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes?

    Empty Nest

    Perfect Strangers

    Dear John

    Facts of Life


    The Facts of Life was a spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes that aired from 1979 to 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.

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    On Cheers, what was the name of Norm’s never-seen wife?

    Vera

    Mary

    Shanda

    Rebecca


    Vera Peterson is Norm’s wife, who is an unseen character mentioned often in the series.

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  • question

    On Married With Children, Bud created this alter ego to help get ladies

    Grandmaster B

    Ladies Man

    Bud Love

    The Man


    Grandmaster B is a persona Bud created in season 6 in order to attract women.

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    Which of these was an original show and not a spin-off from a previous show?

    Family Matters

    Night Court

    Benson

    A Different World


    Night Court was an original show that aired from 1984 to 1992. The series was created by comedy writer Reinhold Weege, who had previously worked on Barney Miller in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • question

    Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. appeared in what show?

    Head of the Class

    MASH

    Knight Rider

    Night Court


    David Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight, and the show ran from 1982-86 in the U.S. The show had Knight in a custom-built Trans Am with more gadgets than a typical “James Bond” car. Knight and his car solved all kinds of crimes in each episode.

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    Which Friends star had a part on Family Ties?

    Lisa Kudrow

    David Schwimmer

    Jennifer Aniston

    Courteney Cox


    Courteney Cox played Alex’s girlfriend.

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    This scene is from which sitcom?

    Family Matters

    The Cosby Show

    Diff’rent Strokes

    A Different World


    Family Matters aired from 1989 to 1998, and it was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers.

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    Where was Family Ties based in?

    Columbus

    Chicago

    Nebraska

    Philadelphia


    Family Ties was set in suburban Columbus, Ohio, during the Reagan administration.

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