Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sitcoms of 1980s
|On ABC's "Growing Pains" there were initially three kids: Mike, Carol, and Ben. After three or four years Maggie Seaver gave birth to a fourth child. What was his/her name?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Chrissie. Maggie gave birth to a daughter, Chrissie. Leonardo DiCaprio also appeared in the show as Luke Bower during the final season. The show was on from 1985 to 1992.
|On the sitcom "One Day at a Time", Bonnie Franklin starred as Ann Romano. She had two daughters, Julie and Barbara. What was the girls' last name?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Cooper. Julie and Barbara Cooper used their father's last name. Their mother used her maiden name. Howard Hesseman and Nanette Fabray were also cast members. The show was on CBS from 1975 to 1984.
Sugarbakers. Sugarbakers was based in Atlanta, Georgia. "Designing Women" was on CBS from 1986 to 1993.
Leland College. Michael J. Fox became a star after the focus of the show shifted from the parents to the kids due to network research. Ironically, NBC executives initially balked at the producers' suggestion of Fox for the role of Alex.
Sondra. Sondra was added to the cast after it was decided that the Huxtable family should have a child who had been through the grind and succeeded. When she appeared on the show it was explained that she had been away at college. The show was on NBC from 1984 to 1992.
|Tom Hanks played Kip Wilson in the ABC sitcom "Bosom Buddies". Who played Henry Desmond, the other "man in drag", in the show?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Peter Scolari. "Bosom Buddies" borrowed its gimmick, two guys in drag, from the Tony Curtis-Jack Lemmon-Marylin Monroe movie "Some Like It Hot". The show was on the air from 1980 to 1982.
John Astin. John Astin, who was better known as Gomez Addams, played the judge's father. Harry Anderson and Mel Torme were friends in real life, which led to Torme's frequent appearances on the show.
Chicago. They moved to Chicago to start a band. When the show was cancelled after one season they moved back to Milwaukee and rejoined the cast of "Happy Days".
The One-Two-One Club. The One-Two-One Club met at the Rego Park Community Center. The show was based on a British show of the same name. It was on the air from 1988 to 1992.
|On the CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie", two divorced women share an apartment, along with their children. What neighborhood is that apartment in?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Greenwich Village. Kate (Susan St. James) and Allie (Jane Curtin) share an apartment in New York's Greenwich Village. The show was on the air from 1984 to 1989.
|Richard Mulligan played Dr. Harry Weston in NBC's "Empty Nest". Kristy McNichol played his daughter, and David Leisure (Joe Isuzu) played his freeloading neighbor. What was Harry Weston's dog named?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Dreyfuss. A dog named Bear played the dog, Dreyfuss. Most sources, including the show's producers, say he was half St. Bernard and half Golden Retriever. "Empty Nest" was on the air from 1988 to 1995.
|The series that was to become "Roseanne" was originally called something else before Roseanne Barr signed on. What was it originally slated to be called?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Life and Stuff. The show was tentatively titled "Life and Stuff" until Roseanne Barr signed on and became the focus. Roseanne and John Goodman both won Emmy Awards for "Roseanne". The show was on the ABC from 1988 to 1997.
|On the ABC comedy "Diff'rent Strokes", Willis and Arnold came to live with the Drummonds after their mother died. What was the relationship between their mother and Mr. Drummond?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
She was his housekeeper. The boys were adopted by Mr. Drummond after their mother, his housekeeper, died. Nancy Reagan appeared in an episode about drug abuse in 1983. "Diff'rent Strokes" was on the air from 1978 to 1986.
|Sherman Helmsley starred in this series as a lawyer who was also a Deacon of the First Community Church of Philadelphia. What was the show called?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Amen. "Amen" was on NBC from 1986 to 1991. James Brown was on the last episode in 1991. Clifton Davis co-starred as the church's new minister. He was an ordained minister in real life. He served as the assistant pastor at Loma Linda, California's Seventh Day Adventist Church while appearing on "Amen".
|On the sitcom "AfterMASH", Col. Potter, Cpl. Klinger, and Father Mulcahy return from the Korean War to work at a Veterans Hospital. What state was the General John J. Pershing Veterans Memorial Hospital located in?||Situation Comedies of the 1980s
Missouri. The hospital, better known as "General General", was located in River Bend, Missouri. "AfterMASH" was on CBS from 1983 to 1984.