Do You Know About TV Hits?

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  • 1. 

    Which of these television shows first aired in 2008?

    • A.

      30 Rock

    • B.

      The Big Bang Theory

    • C.

      Hope & Gloria

    • D.

      The Sarah Connor Chronicles

    Correct Answer
    D. The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Explanation
    The Sarah Connor Chronicles first aired in 2008.

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  • 2. 

    What band sued the creators of "Californication" for using the name of their song as its title?

    • A.

      Linkin Park

    • B.

      Red Hot Chili Peppers

    • C.

      Dixie Chicks

    • D.

      Nine Inch Nails

    Correct Answer
    B. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Explanation
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers sued the creators of "Californication" for using the name of their song as the title of the TV show. The band claimed that it caused confusion and diluted their brand. They argued that the show's title was a deliberate attempt to capitalize on the success and popularity of their song. The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court, with the terms undisclosed.

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  • 3. 

    What fictional police precinct does "Law & Order" deal with?

    • A.

      27th

    • B.

      42nd

    • C.

      23rd

    • D.

      15th

    Correct Answer
    A. 27th
    Explanation
    In the television show "Law & Order," the fictional police precinct that is dealt with is the 27th precinct.

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  • 4. 

    Conviction was a spin-off of what legal drama?

    • A.

      CSI

    • B.

      Cold Case

    • C.

      Law & Order

    • D.

      Prison Break

    Correct Answer
    C. Law & Order
    Explanation
    Conviction was a spin-off of Law & Order. This means that Conviction was created based on and derived from the original legal drama series Law & Order. Spin-offs typically focus on specific characters or storylines from the original show and develop them further in a new series. In this case, Conviction took elements from Law & Order and expanded upon them, offering viewers a new perspective and storyline within the same legal drama genre.

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  • 5. 

    What show centers on Ned, a pie maker with the ability to bring dead things back to life?

    • A.

      Supernatural

    • B.

      Medium

    • C.

      Pushing Daisies

    • D.

      Ghost Whisperer

    Correct Answer
    C. Pushing Daisies
    Explanation
    "Pushing Daisies" is the correct answer because the show revolves around the character Ned, who has the unique ability to bring dead things back to life with a touch. The show follows Ned as he uses his gift to solve murder mysteries by briefly bringing the victims back to life to find out who killed them. The show combines elements of fantasy, mystery, and romance, making it a distinct and memorable series.

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  • 6. 

    What "Stargate SG-1" spin-off series began airing in 2004?

    • A.

      Stargate SG-2

    • B.

      Stargate Xenon

    • C.

      Stargate Atlantis

    • D.

      Stargate Beyond

    Correct Answer
    C. Stargate Atlantis
    Explanation
    Stargate Atlantis is the correct answer because it is a spin-off series of Stargate SG-1 that began airing in 2004. The series follows a new team of explorers who travel to the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy. It continues the Stargate franchise's exploration of alien worlds and advanced technology, while introducing new characters and storylines.

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  • 7. 

    In the "Stargate SG-1" universe, members of the human race on Earth were descendants of whom?

    • A.

      The Ancients

    • B.

      Goa'uld

    • C.

      Replicators

    • D.

      Mongols

    Correct Answer
    A. The Ancients
    Explanation
    In the "Stargate SG-1" universe, the members of the human race on Earth were descendants of the Ancients. The Ancients were an advanced alien race that had originally seeded human life on Earth and were responsible for the creation of the Stargates. They were highly evolved and possessed great knowledge and technology, which influenced human civilization. The humans on Earth inherited their genetic traits and were considered to be their descendants in the show.

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  • 8. 

    What was "Seinfeld" originally called?

    • A.

      The Seinfeld Chronicles

    • B.

      A Show About Nothing

    • C.

      New Yorkers

    • D.

      Jerry & Friends

    Correct Answer
    A. The Seinfeld Chronicles
    Explanation
    "Seinfeld" was originally called "The Seinfeld Chronicles". This was the original title of the show before it was shortened to just "Seinfeld". The name change was made before the show premiered, but the original title is still known and recognized as the original name of the series.

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  • 9. 

    The main character on what show has an inoperable brain aneurysm that causes him to hallucinate?

    • A.

      Eli Stone

    • B.

      Medium

    • C.

      Pushing Daisies

    • D.

      Californication

    Correct Answer
    A. Eli Stone
    Explanation
    In the show "Eli Stone," the main character is depicted as having an inoperable brain aneurysm that leads to hallucinations. This condition affects his perception of reality and adds a unique element to the storyline.

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  • 10. 

    By what name did the media unknowingly dub the title character in Season 2 of "Dexter"?

    • A.

      Paper Bag Killer

    • B.

      Miami Strangler

    • C.

      Bay Harbor Butcher

    • D.

      X-Mark Stalker

    Correct Answer
    C. Bay Harbor Butcher
    Explanation
    In Season 2 of "Dexter," the media unknowingly dubbed the title character as the Bay Harbor Butcher. This name was given to him because he was a serial killer who disposed of his victims' bodies in the bay. The media was unaware that Dexter was the actual killer, hence the term "unknowingly."

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  • 11. 

    Who was the negative entity in a black hat on the first season of "Ghost Whisperer"?

    • A.

      Andrea

    • B.

      Melinda

    • C.

      Romano

    • D.

      Professor Payne

    Correct Answer
    C. Romano
    Explanation
    In the first season of "Ghost Whisperer," the negative entity in a black hat was Romano.

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  • 12. 

    On "Ghost Whisperer", in what afterlife was Professor Payne's wife stuck?

    • A.

      Heaven

    • B.

      Black Space

    • C.

      Limbo

    • D.

      Earth

    Correct Answer
    C. Limbo
    Explanation
    In the TV show "Ghost Whisperer," Professor Payne's wife was stuck in Limbo after her death. Limbo is often portrayed as a state or place where souls are trapped, unable to move on to the afterlife. It is a state of uncertainty and unresolved issues, which is why Professor Payne sought help from the main character, Melinda, who had the ability to communicate with spirits and help them find peace.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these is a common "Dr. Phil" statement?

    • A.

      What You Talkin' About?

    • B.

      Take The Money And Run

    • C.

      Sweet Niblets

    • D.

      This Relationship Needs A Hero

    Correct Answer
    D. This Relationship Needs A Hero
    Explanation
    "This Relationship Needs A Hero" is a common "Dr. Phil" statement because Dr. Phil often emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility and making positive changes in relationships. By using the term "hero," he implies that someone needs to step up and take action to improve the relationship. This statement aligns with Dr. Phil's approach of empowering individuals to take control of their lives and relationships.

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  • 14. 

    Which one of these is a feature of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"?

    • A.

      Wildest Dreams Tour

    • B.

      Back To Mississippi

    • C.

      Political Debate

    • D.

      Cry My Eyes Out

    Correct Answer
    A. Wildest Dreams Tour
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wildest Dreams Tour." "The Oprah Winfrey Show" featured a segment called "Wildest Dreams Tour" where Oprah would fulfill the dreams of her audience members. This segment involved surprising individuals with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and opportunities, making their dreams come true.

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  • 15. 

    What Andy Warhol picture is shown in the opening credits of "Desperate Housewives"?

    • A.

      Inevitable

    • B.

      Chelsea Girls

    • C.

      Exploding Plastic

    • D.

      Campbell's Soup Cans

    Correct Answer
    D. Campbell's Soup Cans
    Explanation
    In the opening credits of "Desperate Housewives," the picture shown is "Campbell's Soup Cans" by Andy Warhol. This artwork is a series of 32 paintings depicting different flavors of Campbell's Soup cans. It is one of Warhol's most iconic and recognizable works, representing his fascination with consumer culture and the concept of mass production. The use of this artwork in the opening credits may symbolize the superficiality and materialism often associated with the suburban setting of the show.

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