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  • 1. 

    What character did Richard Dawson play on the comedy "Hogan's Heroes"?

    • A.

      Newkirk

    • B.

      Shultz

    • C.

      Colonel Klink

    • D.

      Hogan

    Correct Answer
    A. Newkirk
    Explanation
    Richard Dawson played the character Newkirk on the comedy "Hogan's Heroes."

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  • 2. 

    Who was married to Carol Brady in the TV show "The Brady Bunch"?

    • A.

      Bill Brady

    • B.

      Bobby Brady

    • C.

      Mike Brady

    • D.

      Greg Brady

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike Brady
    Explanation
    Mike Brady was married to Carol Brady in the TV show "The Brady Bunch". This can be inferred from the fact that Mike Brady is the only option given that is a potential spouse for Carol Brady. The other options, Bill Brady, Bobby Brady, and Greg Brady, are all family members of the Brady Bunch but not married to Carol.

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  • 3. 

    On what game show does Vanna White turn the letters for Pat Sajak?

    • A.

      The Price is Right

    • B.

      Wheel of Fortune

    • C.

      The Match Game

    • D.

      Password

    Correct Answer
    B. Wheel of Fortune
    Explanation
    Vanna White turns the letters for Pat Sajak on the game show Wheel of Fortune.

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  • 4. 

    Who was a guest on the final "Tonight Show" hosted by Johnny Carson?

    • A.

      Jay Leno

    • B.

      Barbra Streisand

    • C.

      Ann Margret

    • D.

      Bette Midler

    Correct Answer
    D. Bette Midler
    Explanation
    Bette Midler was a guest on the final "Tonight Show" hosted by Johnny Carson.

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  • 5. 

    Who played Ethel on "I Love Lucy"?

    • A.

      Carol Burnett

    • B.

      VIvian Vance

    • C.

      Vanna White

    • D.

      Lucille Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. VIvian Vance
    Explanation
    Vivian Vance played the character of Ethel on the TV show "I Love Lucy". She was the best friend and neighbor of Lucille Ball's character, Lucy Ricardo. Vivian Vance's portrayal of Ethel Mertz was beloved by audiences and she became a well-known and respected actress in the entertainment industry.

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  • 6. 

    Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane is from what TV show?

    • A.

      Baretta

    • B.

      The Dukes of Hazzard

    • C.

      Alice

    • D.

      The Beverly Hillbillies

    Correct Answer
    B. The Dukes of Hazzard
    Explanation
    Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane is from the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." This popular show, set in a fictional rural county, follows the adventures of the Duke family as they outsmart the corrupt Sheriff Roscoe and his bumbling deputy, Enos. Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane is known for his comical and often unsuccessful attempts to catch the Duke boys and his close relationship with his pet basset hound, Flash. The show aired from 1979 to 1985 and became a cultural phenomenon, making "The Dukes of Hazzard" a household name.

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  • 7. 

    Where did Herman Munster work on the show "The Munsters"?

    • A.

      Insurance office

    • B.

      Funeral home

    • C.

      Gas station

    • D.

      Department store

    Correct Answer
    B. Funeral home
    Explanation
    In the show "The Munsters," Herman Munster worked at a funeral home. This is evident from various episodes where Herman is shown working in a funeral parlor, handling coffins, and dealing with funeral arrangements. The setting of a funeral home also adds to the comedic and spooky nature of the show, as the Munster family is portrayed as a group of lovable monsters.

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  • 8. 

    Who played the lead role in "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"?

    • A.

      Steve Allen

    • B.

      Bill Bixby

    • C.

      Regis Philbin

    • D.

      Don Adams

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Bixby
    Explanation
    Bill Bixby played the lead role in "The Courtship of Eddie's Father."

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  • 9. 

    What show featured Agent 86 and Agent 99?

    • A.

      F Troop

    • B.

      Happy Days

    • C.

      Mission Impossible

    • D.

      Get Smart

    Correct Answer
    D. Get Smart
    Explanation
    "Get Smart" is the correct answer because it is the only show in the given options that features Agent 86 and Agent 99. "F Troop" is a comedy series set in the Wild West, "Happy Days" is a sitcom set in the 1950s, and "Mission Impossible" is a spy thriller series. Only "Get Smart" revolves around the comedic adventures of the bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) and his competent partner Agent 99.

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  • 10. 

    What state did "I Dream of Jeannie" take place?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Hawaii

    Correct Answer
    C. Florida
    Explanation
    "I Dream of Jeannie" took place in Florida. This is evident from the context and setting of the show. The main character, Jeannie, lives in a bottle on a beach in Florida, and various episodes feature iconic Florida locations such as Cape Kennedy and Miami. Additionally, the show often portrays the tropical climate and beach culture associated with Florida.

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  • 11. 

    What was banned from commercials on U.S. television in 1971?

    • A.

      Whiskey

    • B.

      Cigarettes

    • C.

      Beer

    • D.

      Panty hose

    Correct Answer
    B. Cigarettes
    Explanation
    In 1971, cigarettes were banned from commercials on U.S. television. This decision was made due to growing concerns about the health risks associated with smoking and the influence of advertising on public behavior. The ban aimed to protect viewers, especially children, from being exposed to persuasive messages promoting a harmful product. By prohibiting cigarette commercials, the government hoped to discourage smoking and raise awareness about its detrimental effects on health.

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  • 12. 

    Which Brady had a crush on the dentist Dr. Vogel?

    • A.

      Jan

    • B.

      Cindy

    • C.

      Carol

    • D.

      Marcia

    Correct Answer
    D. Marcia
    Explanation
    In the TV show "The Brady Bunch," it was revealed that Marcia, the oldest daughter of the Brady family, had a crush on the dentist Dr. Vogel. This crush was depicted in an episode where Marcia had to get braces and developed feelings for her dentist.

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  • 13. 

    How many seasons did the western series "Bonanza" run on NBC?

    • A.

      44 seasons

    • B.

      14 seasons

    • C.

      4 seasons

    • D.

      10 seasons

    Correct Answer
    B. 14 seasons
    Explanation
    "Bonanza" ran for 14 seasons on NBC. This western series was a popular show that aired from 1959 to 1973. It followed the lives of the Cartwright family, who owned a ranch called the Ponderosa, and their adventures in the wild west. The show had a successful run and remains one of the longest-running western series in television history.

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  • 14. 

    Jenny Willis was a character on which sit-com?

    • A.

      Happy Days

    • B.

      Cosby

    • C.

      The Jeffersons

    • D.

      Cheers

    Correct Answer
    C. The Jeffersons
    Explanation
    Jenny Willis was a character on the sit-com "The Jeffersons".

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  • 15. 

    What TV show included characters Lumpy and Eddie?

    • A.

      Happy Days

    • B.

      I Love Lucy

    • C.

      Leave it to Beaver

    • D.

      Good Times

    Correct Answer
    C. Leave it to Beaver
    Explanation
    "Leave it to Beaver" is the correct answer because it is the only TV show listed that includes characters named Lumpy and Eddie. "Happy Days" is a sitcom set in the 1950s and focuses on the Cunningham family and their friends, but it does not have characters named Lumpy and Eddie. "I Love Lucy" is a classic sitcom from the 1950s that follows the comedic exploits of Lucy Ricardo and her husband Ricky, but it does not feature characters named Lumpy and Eddie. "Good Times" is a sitcom from the 1970s that revolves around the Evans family, but it also does not include characters named Lumpy and Eddie.

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  • 16. 

    What was Postie's first name in the show "Happy Days"?

    • A.

      Paul

    • B.

      Ralph

    • C.

      Warren

    • D.

      Josh

    Correct Answer
    C. Warren
    Explanation
    In the show "Happy Days," Postie's first name was Warren.

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  • 17. 

    What planet did Mork played by Robin Williams come from?

    • A.

      Mars

    • B.

      Ork

    • C.

      Dork

    • D.

      Muldar

    Correct Answer
    B. Ork
    Explanation
    Mork, played by Robin Williams, came from the planet Ork.

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  • 18. 

    What year did the long running TV series "Gunsmoke" first appear on CBS?

    • A.

      1955

    • B.

      1944

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    A. 1955
    Explanation
    "Gunsmoke" first appeared on CBS in 1955. This means that the TV series started airing on CBS in that year.

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  • 19. 

    Who played the Unknown Comic on "The Gong Show"?

    • A.

      Chuck Barris

    • B.

      Murray Langston

    • C.

      Dave Garroway

    • D.

      Don Novello

    Correct Answer
    B. Murray Langston
    Explanation
    Murray Langston is the correct answer because he played the character known as the Unknown Comic on "The Gong Show". The Unknown Comic was a recurring character on the show who would perform stand-up comedy while wearing a paper bag over his head. Murray Langston portrayed this character and became known for his comedic routines on the show.

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  • 20. 

    What network cancelled "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in the height of its popularity?

    • A.

      CBS

    • B.

      Fox

    • C.

      ABC

    • D.

      NBC

    Correct Answer
    A. CBS
    Explanation
    During the 1960s, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" became a popular variety show known for its satirical and controversial content. CBS, the network that aired the show, eventually cancelled it due to conflicts with the show's creators over censorship and political content. Despite its popularity, CBS decided to end the show, making them the network that cancelled "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in the height of its popularity.

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  • 21. 

    What TV show did a famous sketch called "Went With the Wind"?

    • A.

      The Carol Burnett Show

    • B.

      Ed Sullivan

    • C.

      The Red Skeleton Show

    • D.

      The Dean Martin Show

    Correct Answer
    A. The Carol Burnett Show
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Carol Burnett Show. This answer is correct because "Went With the Wind" is a famous sketch from The Carol Burnett Show. The sketch is a parody of the classic film "Gone With the Wind" and features Carol Burnett in the role of Scarlett O'Hara. The Carol Burnett Show was known for its comedic sketches and musical performances, making it a popular and influential TV show during its time.

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  • 22. 

    What was the capatin's name in the late 60's TV show "The Mod Squad"

    • A.

      Case Adams

    • B.

      Bill Henderson

    • C.

      Adam Green

    • D.

      Adam Greer

    Correct Answer
    D. Adam Greer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Adam Greer. In the late 60's TV show "The Mod Squad," Adam Greer was the captain's name.

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