1980s American TV Trivia

Answer these questions about the TV of the 1980s.
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Last updated: January 19, 2020
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Fill in the blank: Sometimes you want to go where everybody ____ ____ ____
Knows Your Name
On what show did J.R. get shot?
Dallas
In what state did "Magnum P.I." take place?
Hawaii
Who was the host of "The Tonight Show"?
Johnny Carson
What show featured Don Johnson wearing a white sport coat?
Miami Vice
Who flipped the tiles on "Wheel of Fortune"?
Vanna White
What "Dukes of Hazzard" character wore extremely short jean shorts?
Daisy Duke
What A-list Hollywood actor starred in "21 Jump Street"?
Johnny Depp
What was Mr. Belvedere's profession?
Housekeeper
What actor played a guy named Tony in two different sitcoms?
Tony Danza
What cable channel killed the radio star?
MTV
What mystery show starred Angela Lansbury?
Murder, She Wrote
Who starred as young conservative Alex P. Keaton?
Michael J. Fox
What secret agent carried duct tape and a Swiss Army knife - but never a gun?
MacGyver
What does ALF stand for?
Alien Life Form
What "Growing Pains" actor was a teen heartthrob?
Kirk Cameron
What was B.A. Baracus's phobia in "The A-Team"?
Fear of Flying
Who was He-Man's sister?
She-Ra
What show was about a New York City high school for the performing arts?
Fame
What show was about an android who tried to pass as a real girl?
Small Wonder
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Level 81
Jul 30, 2015
The 80s rule!
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Level 81
Jul 29, 2018
It was your heyday. Or was that the 90s?
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Level 79
Feb 22, 2020
hm... it was in the late 80s when Saget was cast on Full House and became famous. Then in the 90s he became host of America's Funniest Home Videos which became the most-watched show in the country - a high point for him career wise, a low-point artistically. Then in the 2000s he came back as a much funnier, raunchier version of himself doing stand-up. But everyone decided that was weird and so he sort of went away. In the 2010s he had a recurring bit in Entourage, wrote a book, did some charity work and other stuff.
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Level 64
Apr 25, 2020
He was a raunchy comic in the 80's as well. Not sure what the Full House producers saw in him, but whatever it was, they thought a very vulgar comic would make a good Danny Tanner, and they made him agree that for as long as he was on Full House, he wouldn't do his raunchy stuff. Once the show ended, he could finally go back to the ribald stuff that he started out with.
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Level 71
Jul 30, 2015
She's a smaaaaaall wonder, lovely and bright with soft curls... She's a smaaaaaall wonder, a child unlike unlike other girls!
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Level 79
Jan 14, 2020
The only one I didn't get - twice! The 80s were my TV watching heyday, but I've never heard of that show.
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Level 79
Feb 22, 2020
I used to watch that in reruns after school, along with Saved by the Bell, Who's the Boss, and Mr. Belvedere. Pretty dumb show.
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2020
Randomly guessed "flight" for the fear question. No dice :(
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2020
ALF was always best when he put on a fedora and trenchcoat so he could walk around in disguise in public and thus somehow no one would notice his facial features.
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2020
I tried alien life force but just couldn't think of the correct answer. So close.
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Level 80
Jan 19, 2020
Daisy's last name not accepted as a type-in? And when "MacGuyver" didn't work I wondered if there could possibly be another character that fit that description, but of course I was spelling it wrong.
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Level ∞
Jan 19, 2020
MacGuyver will work now and I changed the Daisy Duke question to fill in the blank.
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2020
Although it's obvious to whom you are referring in the Growing Pains question, Leonardo DiCaprio was on the show for an entire season and he was a teen hearthhrob.
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Level 83
Apr 25, 2020
Yeah, I was thinking DiCaprio too.
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Level 64
Apr 25, 2020
And DiCaprio, unlike Kirk Cameron, isn't a total whackjob.
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Level 64
Apr 25, 2020
DiCaprio didn't join Growing Pains until the 90s.
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2020
and he wasn't a teen heartthrob at the time.
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2020
McGyver carried a gun in the pilot.... I thought it funny knowning that it was Richard Dean Anderson's suggestion that Mac not carry a gun and except for the pilot didnt carry on. But when he starred in Stargate SG1 he carried a gun in every episode.
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