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  • 1. 

    What was the catchphrase of television's Fat Albert?

    • A.

      It's Clobber'in Time

    • B.

      Cowabunga

    • C.

      Hey, Hey, Hey

    • D.

      What's Up Doc?

    Correct Answer
    C. Hey, Hey, Hey
    Explanation
    The catchphrase of television's Fat Albert was "Hey, Hey, Hey." This catchphrase was often used by the main character, Fat Albert, and became synonymous with the show. It was a simple and catchy phrase that helped to establish the character's friendly and jovial personality.

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  • 2. 

    Which television star also served as a famous spokesman for Jell-O?

    • A.

      Redd Foxx

    • B.

      Johnny Carson

    • C.

      Bill Cosby

    • D.

      Lucille Ball

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Cosby
    Explanation
    Bill Cosby is the correct answer because he served as a famous spokesman for Jell-O. Cosby became the face of Jell-O in the 1970s and appeared in numerous advertisements for the brand. His association with Jell-O helped to popularize the product and increase its sales. Cosby's role as a television star and his endorsement of Jell-O made him a well-known figure in both the entertainment industry and the world of advertising.

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  • 3. 

    Who hosted his last episode of "The Tonight Show" on May 22, 1992?

    • A.

      Ed McMahon

    • B.

      Johnny Carson

    • C.

      Jay Leno

    • D.

      David Letterman

    Correct Answer
    B. Johnny Carson
    Explanation
    Johnny Carson hosted his last episode of "The Tonight Show" on May 22, 1992.

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  • 4. 

    Which bit was a nightly feature of "The Late Show With David Letterman"?

    • A.

      Top Ten

    • B.

      Weekend Update

    • C.

      In The Year 2000

    • D.

      Soul Train Line

    Correct Answer
    A. Top Ten
    Explanation
    "The Late Show With David Letterman" was known for its popular segment called "Top Ten," where Letterman would present a humorous list of ten items on a particular topic. This segment became a nightly feature of the show and was loved by the audience. It was a signature bit that set "The Late Show With David Letterman" apart from other late-night talk shows.

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  • 5. 

    Which popular television show of the 1980's and 1990's featured Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George?

    • A.

      The Wiggles

    • B.

      Friends

    • C.

      Cheers

    • D.

      Seinfeld

    Correct Answer
    D. Seinfeld
    Explanation
    Seinfeld is the correct answer because it is a popular television show from the 1980's and 1990's that features characters named Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George. The show is a sitcom that revolves around the everyday lives and humorous situations of these four friends living in New York City. Seinfeld gained a large following during its run and is still considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.

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  • 6. 

    Tex Avery is credited with creating what carrot-munching Warner Brothers character?

    • A.

      Bugs Bunny

    • B.

      Daffy Duck

    • C.

      Yosemite Sam

    • D.

      Porky Pig

    Correct Answer
    A. Bugs Bunny
    Explanation
    Tex Avery is credited with creating Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny is a famous Warner Brothers character known for his catchphrase "What's up, doc?" and his love for munching on carrots. Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon "A Wild Hare" in 1940 and quickly became one of the most iconic and beloved animated characters of all time. He is known for his wit, charm, and ability to outsmart his adversaries, making him a fan favorite for generations.

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  • 7. 

    By what name are Warner Brothers' cartoons commonly known?

    • A.

      Funny Toons

    • B.

      Looney Tunes

    • C.

      Goofy Toons

    • D.

      Toony Toons

    Correct Answer
    B. Looney Tunes
    Explanation
    Looney Tunes is the correct answer because it is the commonly known name for Warner Brothers' cartoons. Looney Tunes is a popular animated series that features iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. The term "Looney Tunes" has become synonymous with Warner Brothers' cartoons and is widely recognized by audiences worldwide.

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  • 8. 

    Which fictional mouse was raised as a son by a family of humans?

    • A.

      Wilbur Little

    • B.

      Mickey Little

    • C.

      Jackie Little

    • D.

      Stuart Little

    Correct Answer
    D. Stuart Little
    Explanation
    Stuart Little is the correct answer because he is the fictional mouse who was raised as a son by a family of humans. In the book "Stuart Little" by E.B. White, Stuart is born to a family of humans and is treated as a member of the family. Throughout the story, Stuart faces various adventures and challenges, highlighting his unique position as a mouse living in a human world.

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  • 9. 

    What TV crime drama spawned a "Miami" spinoff in 2002 and a "New York" spinoff in 2004?

    • A.

      CSI

    • B.

      WHOOPS

    • C.

      Law & Order

    • D.

      ER

    Correct Answer
    A. CSI
    Explanation
    CSI is the correct answer because it is a TV crime drama that first aired in 2000 and became popular enough to spawn multiple spinoffs. In 2002, a spinoff titled "CSI: Miami" was created, followed by another spinoff titled "CSI: NY" in 2004. These spinoffs were based on the original CSI series and expanded the franchise to different locations.

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  • 10. 

    What science fiction drama had characters nicknamed "Starbuck" and "Crashdown"?

    • A.

      Amazon Women On The Moon

    • B.

      Earth 2

    • C.

      Battlestar Galactica

    • D.

      Star Trek

    Correct Answer
    C. Battlestar Galactica
    Explanation
    Battlestar Galactica is the correct answer because it is a science fiction drama that features characters with the nicknames "Starbuck" and "Crashdown." "Starbuck" is the nickname of the character Kara Thrace, a skilled pilot, while "Crashdown" is the nickname of the character Brendan Costanza, a rookie pilot. Both characters play significant roles in the series, which revolves around a war between humans and a robotic race known as the Cylons.

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  • 11. 

    What medical drama is set at Seattle Grace hospital?

    • A.

      Grey's Anatomy

    • B.

      Emergency

    • C.

      House

    • D.

      Monster Alien Doctors

    Correct Answer
    A. Grey's Anatomy
    Explanation
    Grey's Anatomy is the correct answer because it is a well-known medical drama that is set at Seattle Grace hospital. The show follows the personal and professional lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians at the hospital. It has gained a large following and has been on air for multiple seasons, making it a popular choice among fans of medical dramas.

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  • 12. 

    What 2006-08 TV drama began with a nuclear attack?

    • A.

      Jericho

    • B.

      True Blood

    • C.

      The Show With No People

    • D.

      Life

    Correct Answer
    A. Jericho
    Explanation
    Jericho is the correct answer because it is a TV drama that began with a nuclear attack. The show follows the residents of the small town of Jericho, Kansas, as they struggle to survive and rebuild after a series of nuclear explosions devastate the United States. The nuclear attack sets the stage for the post-apocalyptic setting of the series and drives the plot forward.

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  • 13. 

    What prison are several fugitives in at the end of Season Two of "Prison Break"?

    • A.

      Eddie's Jail And Candy Shoppe

    • B.

      Devil's Island

    • C.

      Penitenciaria Federal De Sona

    • D.

      Oregon Federal Prison

    Correct Answer
    C. Penitenciaria Federal De Sona
    Explanation
    At the end of Season Two of "Prison Break," several fugitives are in Penitenciaria Federal De Sona. This is the correct answer because throughout the season, the main characters successfully escape from Fox River State Penitentiary and end up in Panama. In Panama, they are captured and sent to Penitenciaria Federal De Sona, a notorious prison known for its harsh conditions. This sets the stage for the events of Season Three as the characters try to survive and plan their next escape.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the first season of the reality show "Survivor"?

    • A.

      Sue Hawk

    • B.

      Kelly Wiglesworth

    • C.

      Richard Hatch

    • D.

      The Sharks

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Hatch
    Explanation
    Richard Hatch won the first season of the reality show "Survivor". He was known for his strategic gameplay and forming alliances with other contestants. Hatch's ability to manipulate and control the game ultimately led to his victory. His win set the precedent for future seasons of "Survivor" and solidified his place as one of the most memorable winners in the show's history.

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  • 15. 

    The "Naked Gun" movies were based on what TV series?

    • A.

      Cop Rock

    • B.

      Police Squad

    • C.

      NYPD Blue

    • D.

      Blue's Clues

    Correct Answer
    B. Police Squad
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Police Squad. The "Naked Gun" movies were based on the TV series "Police Squad." "Police Squad" was a short-lived comedy series created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, the same team behind the "Airplane!" movies. The show parodied police procedural dramas and starred Leslie Nielsen as the bumbling detective Frank Drebin. The success of the TV series led to the creation of the "Naked Gun" film franchise, which continued the comedic adventures of Frank Drebin.

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  • 16. 

    Maxwell Smart of the show "Get Smart" was also known by what numerical pseudonym?

    • A.

      Million Man

    • B.

      Square Root Of Two

    • C.

      Agent 86

    • D.

      Agent 99

    Correct Answer
    C. Agent 86
    Explanation
    Maxwell Smart, the main character of the show "Get Smart," was known by the numerical pseudonym Agent 86. This pseudonym was used to identify him in his role as a secret agent. The other options, Million Man, Square Root Of Two, and Agent 99, are not the correct numerical pseudonym associated with Maxwell Smart in the show.

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  • 17. 

    What comedic game show was based on tic-tac-toe?

    • A.

      Queen For A Day

    • B.

      Jeopardy

    • C.

      Super Sloppy Double Dare

    • D.

      Hollywood Squares

    Correct Answer
    D. Hollywood Squares
    Explanation
    Hollywood Squares is the correct answer because it was a comedic game show that was based on tic-tac-toe. In this show, two contestants would compete to win squares on a giant tic-tac-toe board. Celebrities would occupy each square and the contestants had to determine if the celebrity's answer to a question was correct or not. The goal was to get three squares in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, to win the game. The show was known for its humor and witty banter between the host, contestants, and celebrities.

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  • 18. 

    Which designer on "Trading Spaces" glued hay to the walls of a room in the second season?

    • A.

      Vern Yip

    • B.

      Laura Day

    • C.

      Old Macdonald

    • D.

      Hilda Santos-Thomas

    Correct Answer
    D. Hilda Santos-Thomas
    Explanation
    Hilda Santos-Thomas is the correct answer because she is the designer on "Trading Spaces" who glued hay to the walls of a room in the second season.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the original host for "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom"?

    • A.

      Les Stroud

    • B.

      Tiny Tim

    • C.

      Steve Irwin

    • D.

      Marlin Perkins

    Correct Answer
    D. Marlin Perkins
    Explanation
    Marlin Perkins was the original host for "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom". He hosted the show from 1963 to 1985. Perkins was a zoologist and the director of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. He brought his expertise and passion for wildlife to the show, educating viewers about various animal species and their habitats. Perkins' calm and knowledgeable demeanor made him a beloved host, and he played a significant role in making "Wild Kingdom" a popular and long-running television series.

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  • 20. 

    What paranormal investigation show stars Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson?

    • A.

      Ghost Tracers

    • B.

      Ghost Gobblers

    • C.

      Ghost Hunters

    • D.

      Ghostfinders

    Correct Answer
    C. Ghost Hunters
    Explanation
    "Ghost Hunters" is the correct answer because it is a well-known paranormal investigation show that features Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson as the main stars. They lead a team of investigators who explore and investigate haunted locations in search of evidence of paranormal activity. The show gained popularity for its scientific approach to ghost hunting and has aired for multiple seasons, making it a recognizable and widely watched program in the genre.

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  • 21. 

    What term is used on the show "Mythbusters" for a myth that the team can replicate?

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Confirmed

    • C.

      Okie-Dokie

    • D.

      Busted

    Correct Answer
    B. Confirmed
    Explanation
    On the show "Mythbusters," a myth that the team can replicate is referred to as "Confirmed." This term signifies that the myth has been successfully tested and proven to be true or possible. It indicates that the team has been able to recreate the conditions and results of the myth, providing evidence for its validity.

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  • 22. 

    Who, with Jamie Hyneman, makes up the original "Mythbusters" team?

    • A.

      Kari Byron

    • B.

      Robin Hood

    • C.

      Adam Savage

    • D.

      Jim Savage

    Correct Answer
    C. Adam Savage
    Explanation
    Adam Savage makes up the original "Mythbusters" team with Jamie Hyneman.

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  • 23. 

    What birds are dropped from a helicopter in a "WKRP in Cincinnati" first-season episode?

    • A.

      Ostriches

    • B.

      Doves

    • C.

      Hummingbirds

    • D.

      Turkeys

    Correct Answer
    D. Turkeys
    Explanation
    In the first-season episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati," turkeys are dropped from a helicopter. This answer is supported by the fact that turkeys are mentioned as one of the options and is the most fitting choice for a comedic and memorable scene. The show is known for its humor and absurd situations, making the image of turkeys being dropped from a helicopter a memorable and humorous moment.

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  • 24. 

    Who began hosting "The Price Is Right" in 2007?

    • A.

      Drew Carey

    • B.

      Alex Trebek

    • C.

      Donald Trump

    • D.

      Vanna White

    Correct Answer
    A. Drew Carey
    Explanation
    Drew Carey began hosting "The Price Is Right" in 2007.

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  • 25. 

    Steve Irwin, TV's "Crocodile Hunter", was killed by what animal?

    • A.

      Crocodile

    • B.

      Stingray

    • C.

      Shark

    • D.

      Butterfly

    Correct Answer
    B. Stingray
    Explanation
    Steve Irwin, also known as TV's "Crocodile Hunter," tragically lost his life due to a stingray. While Steve Irwin was known for his fearless interactions with dangerous animals, it was a rare and unfortunate incident involving a stingray that led to his death. Stingrays are generally not aggressive towards humans, but accidents can occur when they feel threatened or cornered. In this case, the stingray's barb pierced Steve Irwin's chest, causing a fatal injury.

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  • 26. 

    Who provided the voice of K.I.T.T. on the series "Knight Rider"?

    • A.

      William Daniels

    • B.

      Daniel Craig

    • C.

      Craig MacPherson

    • D.

      Kit Carson

    Correct Answer
    A. William Daniels
    Explanation
    William Daniels provided the voice of K.I.T.T. on the series "Knight Rider".

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  • 27. 

    On the TV series "Home Improvement", what tool company sponsors "Tool Time"?

    • A.

      Walford

    • B.

      Fjordford

    • C.

      Hamford

    • D.

      Binford

    Correct Answer
    D. Binford
    Explanation
    In the TV series "Home Improvement," the tool company that sponsors "Tool Time" is Binford.

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  • 28. 

    What neighbor speaks to Tim Taylor without showing his face on "Home Improvement"?

    • A.

      Wilson

    • B.

      Nixon

    • C.

      Monroe

    • D.

      Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Wilson
    Explanation
    In the TV show "Home Improvement," Tim Taylor's neighbor who frequently speaks to him without showing his face is Wilson. Throughout the series, Wilson is known for his wise advice and unique perspective on life. He is often seen behind a fence or other objects, obscuring his face from the audience and Tim. This creates a running gag and adds an element of mystery to the character.

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