Quiz: How Well Do You Remember These ’70s Shows?

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John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the show, was a native of New York. However, for his audition, he wanted to convince the production that he was the man for the role. He arrived wearing a cowboy hat, holding a beer, and chewing tobacco.
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What show is this?

  • Starsky and Hutch
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
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The Walton's house was in the jungle backlot at Warner Brothers Studios. Unfortunately, it burned down in 1991. The production rebuilt the home for the reunion. It was later moved to the Warner Brothers Ranch and used on the TV series "Gilmore Girls" as the Dragonfly Inn.
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Who was the eldest of the children on "The Waltons?"

  • John-Boy
  • Jim-Bob
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David Carradine played the lead Caine on "Kung Fu." His brother, Keith, appeared in flashback scenes as a younger version of Caine. The youngest, Robert, starred in one episode as "Sonny Jim." And John Carradine, their father, appeared as Reverend Serenity Johnson in several episodes.
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The television series, "Kung Fu" was a family affair for which affluent Hollywood family?

  • The Barrymores
  • The Carradines
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The most successful film based on a character from "Saturday Night Live" was "Wayne's World" in 1992. The film grossed over $183,000,000 worldwide. The least successful film was "It's Pat" in 1994. Poor Pat only grossed $60,000.
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Who was the first cast member hired for "Saturday Night Live?"

  • Gilda Radner
  • Dan Aykroyd
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Originally the show was called "Simply Kotter." The production team asked John Sebastian to write the show's theme song. However, he found it difficult to rhyme with Kotter. So, he wrote the song "Welcome Back." Ultimately, the show changed the title to match the song.
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Who played Vinnie Barbarino on "Welcome Back, Kotter?"

  • John Travolta
  • Ron Palillo
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Jason Bateman played the character James Cooper Ingalls, the second adopted son of Caroline and Charles. He appeared in 21 episodes of the series. Bateman looks back at his time on the show fondly, saying that Michael Landon influenced him as an actor and director.
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Which actor got their start on "Little House on the Prairie?"

  • Jason Bateman
  • Brad Pitt
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In the original script, the line was supposed to be, "Kiss my honeydew." Not surprisingly, audiences didn't get the joke, and they didn't find it funny. After "Alice" ended in 1985, Polly Holliday, who played Flo, refused to speak the line again.
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Who said the catchphrase, "Kiss my grits" on the TV series "Alice?"

  • Vera
  • Flo
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Christopher Knight, who played Peter on "The Brady Bunch" had a lot of difficulty throwing the football at his co-star, Maureen McCormick. So, the show's producer Lloyd Schwartz threw the ball and hit Maureen perfectly in the face.
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In the episode "The Subject was Noses" on "The Brady Bunch," Marcia gets hit in the face with a ball. What type of ball is it?

  • Football
  • Basketball
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The character of Chuck Cunningham was played by two different actors, Gavin O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts. After the second season, producers figured that since Richie was best friends with the Fonz, there was no need for an older brother.
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What is the name of Richie and Joanie's older brother who disappeared after the first 2 seasons of "Happy Days?"

  • David
  • Chuck
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Three actresses played Hippolyta throughout the run of the show. In the pilot, Cloris Leachman played Hippolyta and was paid $25,000 for one day of shooting. Carolyn Jones then took over to finish off season one. Beatrice Straight took over the role in season two.
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True or False: Three different actresses played Queen Hippolyta on the TV series "Wonder Woman."

  • True
  • False
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The set of Laverne and Shirley's apartment was the recycled apartment set from the TV series "The Odd Couple." Obviously Laverne and Shirley's apartment was painted and redecorated. Next time, pay attention to the entranceway and placement of the front door and closet.
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What is the name of the brewery that Laverne and Shirley work at on "Laverne and Shirley?"

  • Pawtucket Brewery
  • Shotz Brewery
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Alan Alda, who played Hawkeye on "M*A*S*H," appeared in all 251 episodes of the show. Loretta Swit, who played "Hot Lips," appeared in 240 episodes. However, both of these actors are the only two to appear in both the pilot and finale of the series.
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Who is the only character to appear in every episode of "M*A*S*H?"

  • Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
  • Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce
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Sitcoms at the time typically filmed with three cameras. However, Robin Williams did a lot of improvisation on the show. The cameras were never able to capture his work, so a fourth camera was added to follow Robin at all times. Today, sitcoms use 3 - 4 cameras.
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Later in the TV series "Mork & Mindy," Mork's pet comes down to Earth from Ork. What is the pet's name?

  • Beebs
  • Gleek
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Peter Falk's trademark squint was due to a prosthetic eye. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma and lost an eye. An agent later advised him that having a fake eye would limit him to only being a stage actor.
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Who played Columbo on the TV series "Columbo?"

  • Bert Freed
  • Peter Falk
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To win the role of Louie De Palma, an actor needed to make an impression on the casting directors. When Danny DeVito stormed in the room for his audition, he threw his script onto the table and yelled, "Who writes this s**t?!" Everyone loved it!
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How many seasons did the TV series "Taxi" last?

  • 5
  • 7
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"The Patridge Family" had a lot of guest stars, who would later become big stars in Hollywood. Mark Hamill, Jodie Foster and Meredith Baxter had cameos on the show. Even Farrah Fawcett, and fellow 'Angels' Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith made appearances.
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"The Patridge Family" was loosely based off the life of what singing family?

  • The Forsters
  • The Cowsills
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The first season of the show used a laugh track and filmed without an audience. By season two, the audience came in. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman loved it. They felt that working off the audience's energy gave the show a new life.
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Tony Randall played which character on the TV series "The Odd Couple?"

  • Felix
  • Oscar
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"The Jeffersons" was the longest-running TV series with a predominately African-American cast. The show aired 11 seasons and 253 episodes. However, the record was surpassed by "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" in 2012. Tyler Perry's show aired only eight seasons, but 254 episodes.
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Who played George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons?"

  • Mike Evans
  • Sherman Hemsley
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Carroll O'Connor was not the first choice to play Archie Bunker. The original actor approached to play the role was Mickey Rooney. However, he turned it down immediately, believing that the show was too controversial. O'Connor based Archie's voice on James Cagney and Jackie Gleason.
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Finish the "All in the Family" theme song lyrics: "Boy, the way Glenn Miller played songs that made the big parade. Guys like us we had it made. Those were the ___________."

  • days
  • times
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The infamous line "Whatcha talkin' 'bout Willis" was written as "What are you talking about Willis," Gary Coleman changed the line the moment he read it, and it stuck. Honestly, it has a significantly better ring to it.
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What is Arnold's older brother's name on "Diff'rent Strokes?"

  • Robbie
  • Willis
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"Three's Company" had a rocky start getting off the ground. The show had three different pilot episodes, Suzanne Somers was a last-minute addition, and the cast did not rehearse the first episode, so the first time the cast was all together was on filming day.
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Who was Ralph Furley on "Three's Company?"

  • The Landlord
  • Janet's Husband
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The clothing worn by the Angels was designed by Nolan Miller. During each episode, each Angel had eight costume changes. The cost of all these costumes rose the budget to $20,000 a week! This cost equated to the initial salaries proposed for all three women.
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Charlie, though never shown on "Charlie's Angels," can be heard over the phone. Which actor lends his voice to the mystery man?

  • John Forsythe
  • David Doyle
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The opening credits of the show filmed without closing down the streets of downtown Minneapolis. The production team used hidden cameras and equipment to follow Mary. This way, the sequence appeared natural and realistic.
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What is the name of the television station that Mary works at on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show?"

  • WJM
  • WYN
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Despite his comedic genius, Bob Newhart did not win an Emmy for his work on his sitcoms. It wasn't until 2013 that he won his first Emmy for his guest appearance on "The Big Bang Theory" as Arthur Jeffries or "Professor Proton."
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True or False: Bob Newhart won an Emmy for his work on "The Bob Newhart Show?"

  • True
  • False
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Aaron Spelling was trying to pitch shows to ABC. Not liking any of his ideas, he said, '"What would you like me to do? Put some guy on an island and have him grant wishes to people?" And "Fantasy Island" was created.
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On "Fantasy Island," what did Mr. Roarke say to his guests when they first step foot on the island?

  • My dear guests, I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island.
  • On Fantasy Island, all your wishes become reality.
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