TV Professions Quiz

Can you name the occupations of these TV characters?
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedJuly 21, 2010
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Character
Show
Profession
Joey Tribbiani
Friends
Actor
Heathcliff Huxtable
Cosby Show
Doctor
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Lawyer
Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedian
Cliff Clavin
Cheers
Mailman
Jed Bartlett
The West Wing
President
Alice Nelson
The Brady Bunch
Housekeeper
Carl Winslow
Family Matters
Police Officer
Seymour Skinner
The Simpsons
Principal
Thomas Magnum
Magnum, P.I.
Private
Investigator
Character
Show
Profession
Carla Espinosa
Scrubs
Nurse
Ari Gold
Entourage
Agent
Ted Mosby
How I Met Your Mother
Architect
Lynn Belvedere
Mr. Belvedere
Butler
Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City
Columnist
Al Bundy
Married... with Children
Shoe
Salesman
Gob Bluth
Arrested Development
Illusionist
SpongeBob
SpongeBob SquarePants
Fry Cook
Ralph Kramden
The Honeymooners
Bus Driver
Sydney Bristow
Alias
Spy
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Level 68
May 8, 2013
Just four for me, but I did appreciate the clue in 'Magnum, P.I.'.
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Level 58
May 14, 2017
Same. I tried guessing, but still 4.
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Level 40
May 18, 2013
I know I'm getting technical here but magician/illusionist wasn't Gob Bluth's profession. He never got paid for any of it (which is the definition of a profession.) He just did it... very badly.
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Level 71
Jun 19, 2013
Hey, he was a founding member of the Magician's Alliance. That definitely counts. Maybe getaway driver and bee keeper could be added as additional answers now...
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Level 53
May 15, 2017
"Bees?" "No, beads." "BEES?"
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Level 83
Jan 25, 2017
"Illusions, Michael!!"
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2017
technically he worked as a waiter in one episode accidentally and was paid for it, so perhaps that should be the answer
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Level 81
Jul 14, 2018
I typed in "none" before I remembered those little tricks he does.
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Level 20
May 4, 2014
I'm surprised Magnum P.I.'s profession isn't at 100%
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Level 39
Aug 12, 2015
So am I I laughed so much at that one :)
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Level 79
Apr 15, 2017
Especially since it accept P I as an answer. :)
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
I think that is what they are referring to ;) I didn;t consciously see it, just saw magnum and knew which show it was. Magnum equals mustache haha
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2015
I love how it changes "magician" to "illusionist".
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
like magic ;)
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Level 44
May 6, 2016
Not sure how I missed Magnum, PI... that one was really obvious.
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Level 79
Jan 26, 2017
It's Arrested Development, not Arrest Development. An arrest development is probably something that happens on Cops.
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Level 77
Jan 27, 2017
I got a few by mostly guessing and I have't watched many episodes of those, but great quiz idea nevertheless.
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Level 60
Jan 31, 2017
Ted also worked as a professor on HIMYM
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Level 60
May 14, 2017
Again, please also accept professor and proffessor as correct answers
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Level 44
May 3, 2018
proffessor is wrong, there's only one f
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Level 43
May 14, 2017
Please accept investigator for Magnum P.I.
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Level 60
May 14, 2017
And why not "Dick" as well
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Level 80
Apr 8, 2018
I got it the first time I took this quiz... this time I couldn't get "personal investigator" out of my head though that's wrong. I also tried detective and I think just "investigator."
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2018
and this time around I discovered that, amusingly, simply "PI" will work.
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Level 50
May 15, 2017
I wasted quite a bit with the Ted Mosby question - till I realized I was trying different titles for Barney Stinson's job.
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Level 67
May 15, 2017
Please.
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2017
Just a reminder about "Arrest" Development typo. And since as far as I recall, Jerry Seinfeld did stand-up, would you accept "comic" as well?
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2017
Fixed that and comic will work now too
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Level 43
Oct 14, 2017
Got 19 out of 20. Never saw Arrested Development.
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2018
Easily one of the best shows of all time.
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Level 60
Sep 5, 2018
Maybe accept housewife for housekeeper? Also possibly burger flipper for fry cook?
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2019
housewife and housekeeper aren't the same thing; Carole Brady was one and Alice was the other.
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Level 80
Jan 12, 2019
Mr. Brady was not married to Alice.
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Regardless of the show, if you are single you can't be a house wife?

I know it has the word wife in it, but originially in older english wife didn;t mean you had to be married to someone, in dutch we still have the word wijf, but that too has changed meaning over time, it is not simply woman anymore but more like a swearword you would only say that to/about a female you hate.

We use the word housewoman (translated) and they do not need to be married.

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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
I knew this before, but apparently had forgotten it.. the word woman actually comes from a form of wifeman (wifman), where the first part like I mentioned above still meant woman. So basicly female human.

Ah:

The modern sense of "female spouse" began as a specialized sense in Old English; the general sense of "woman" is preserved in midwife, old wives' tale, etc. Middle English sense of "mistress of a household" survives in housewife

So the wife in housewife means woman in english aswell and not the modern wife (that does not mean I know how it is used though, people could still maybe only use it for married women)

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Level 43
Jul 3, 2019
politician should be accepted for president.